Anna Fridman, CPA

Anna graduated Pace University with honors, with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. Following graduation, Anna worked at BDO Seidman, LLP a mid-size public accounting firm where she held a position as an Audit Associate. At BDO, Anna was involved in developing risk assessment procedures for internal controls and completed full-scope financial statement audits in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for various industries.

In 2007, Anna joined Ralph Lauren as a Senior Accountant for the home division. Her main focus was the Wholesale Sourcing business which included Ralph Lauren lighting, tabletop, giftware etc. She worked closely with the operations team in overseeing the day to day of the business. She was responsible for reconciling and maintaining all of the accounting for the business and was the key contact for monthly corporate reporting. At Ralph Lauren, Anna also managed and negotiated financial agreements with major retailers in establishing Cooperative Advertising contracts. She collaborated with various Licensees on behalf of Ralph Lauren Home to obtain sales reporting for royalties due, monthly/quarterly minimums and ensure collection of cash payments in accordance with Licensees’ contracts. She also monitored capital expenditures and performed complex asset management reporting in compliance with corporate policy. Anna was exposed to many sides of the business which also included monitoring capital expenditures as well as performing complex asset management reporting.

In 2009, Anna sat and passed all of the four parts of the CPA exam. She joined the HR Benefits Accounting team at American International Group, Inc. in 2010. At AIG, Anna maintained the general accounting for the 401k and pension plan. She assisted with the year-end plan audits and compiled the financial statements for the Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution plans while managing $2.5 billion in investments and maintaining vendor relationships with for all benefit plans.

Anna is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.