Anthony J. Bessey                                                                                          

PO BOX 1312                                                                Westbrook, ME 04098                                                      (207) 650-1796

Work Experience

Pine Tree Council, BSA, Portland, Maine: Senior District Executive: October 2006 to August 2011
  • Managed annual fund raising campaigns resulting in $236,000 in donations and $780,000 in product sales.
  • Identified and recruited volunteers for district leadership positions; 4 were chosen to serve at the Council and Board level
  • Taught district volunteers about the budgeting process enabling them to better plan and execute activities
  • Guided district volunteers through the management of 20 revenue generating activities
  • Met or exceeded membership goals in 4 of 5 years contributing to Council and National membership growth
  • Successfully supervised the execution of 8 Day Camps servicing an average of 120 youths per camp
  • Managed and supported a district leadership team involving up to 800 adult volunteers serving 3,000 youths
Anthony J. Bessey Closing Agent, Westbrook, Maine: Owner: August 2002 to October 2006
  • Closed over 500 mortgage loans in 4 years in 2 states with a rescission rate of less than 3 percent
  • Brokered commercial and residential Loans
  • Provided 24-hr. services for Maine and New Hampshire clients using a completely portable office with computers, printers, internet access so client’s needs could be met on their terms.
  • Excelled at working independently in the field to resolve issues such as modifications of documents to overcoming objections related to borrower’s lack of familiarity with legal paperwork
  • Used business development skills to build a client base of Title Companies, Attorneys and Mortgage Brokers
Alpha One, South Portland, Maine: Accounting Associate: November 2000 to July 2002
  • Processed accounts receivable and payable
  • Tracked services for the Maine Adaptive Equipment Loan Program
  • Reconciled bank accounts and GL accounts for closing at month end
Upstream LLC, Portland, Maine: Senior Accountant: December 1999 to September 2000
  • Collaborated with senior management to refine and implement employee billing procedures
  • Managed payroll for a staff of 20 people located in 3 states
  • Maintained vendor relationships for payroll, retirement, and non-lease equipment purchasing
  • Managed daily and monthly cash flow between receivables and lines of credit to maximize cash flow by working closely with clients to resolve billing issues and staff to control expenses. 

Forum Financial Group, Portland, Maine: Senior Fund Accountant: December 1996 to 1999

  • Primary liaison between fund accountants and investment managers for resolution of issues with daily securities transactions, corporate actions and cash flow
  • Collaborated with the leadership team to manage the professional development and work responsibilities for 20 Fund Accountants
  • Ensured compliance with departmental, industry and SEC standards for accurate daily reporting to NASDAQ
  • Specialized in international and emerging market bond and equity funds

Point Sebago, Casco, Maine: Daily Cash Report Accountant: May 1996 to November 1996 –

  • Prepared daily cash receipt reports for managers of the resort’s 6 revenue centers
  • Assisted management with all cash operations and customer service
  • Secured and distributed cash for operations on the resort
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, May 1996                University of Maine
Concentration in Accounting                                                                           Orono, Maine

Student Senator
1st Vice President of the University of Maine Inter-fraternity Council
Appointed by the University President for three years to the Student Conduct Code Committee

Activities and Service

·         American Radio Relay League, Maine Section, Assistant Section Manager for Youth Program

·         Corner Stone Masonic Lodge #216, Portland, Maine, Past Treasurer

·         Theta Chi Fraternity Gamma Chapter Alumni Association, Past Secretary

·         Frank S. Land Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Former Advisor

·         Boy Scouts of America, Pack 805 Wolf Den Leader

·         Order of the Arrow

·         Notary Public, Maine Commission Expires September 27, 2014

·         Hobbies include Hiking, Biking, Canoeing, Camping, Fishing, and Photography


Professional references available upon request.