Finance & accounting professional with strong background in auditing, budgeting & forecasting, financial reporting and business analytics.
Auditing - Developed & implemented a custom Sarbanes-Oxley "SOX" compliance program for 2 companies. This included designing various documentation & testing templates, process flow charting, risk assessments, control identification, overall conclusions and liaison with the external auditors. Also managed commercial audit teams in various industries including manufacturing, wholesaling & financial services.
Management Reporting - Developed & established a management reporting package for a 20-location global operation. This entailed tapping into the company's sole consolidated dataset, setting up custom consolidations as needed, creating program-based & trending-focused reporting, identifying key operational & hybrid financial metrics to be tracked & reported, and building custom reports that tailored to the analysis needs of internal customers.
Also developed financial tools & procedures needed to support the company's shift from a production focus to a product & market-driven enterprise. This entailed determining the optimal method for utilizing the company's existing financial systems to support the shift to IPM (Integrated Product Management), developing business plan templates at the product, product-line & business-unit levels, and assisting the product managers in compiling their business plans.
Budgeting & Forecasting - Managed the entire budgeting process including building department-level input templates, reviewing all budget submissions, compiling the results into a consolidated income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, capital spending summary, headcount analysis & “cost per key metrics” summary, and presenting these results to the executive team.
Managed the entire forecasting process which included partnering with the sales & product teams to obtain detailed, 12-month rolling sales opportunity projections & then converting this information into risk-adjusted revenue estimates, collaborating with the operations team to compile a companion cost forecast, consolidating this data, compiling a P&L and balance sheet, and preparing an executive team presentation deck.
Month-End Close & Financial Reporting - Well versed in the nuts & bolts of the financial close process including journal entry preparation & review, revenue recognition, accruals & reserves, consolidation, financial statement preparation including explanatory notes, account reconciliations, audit relationship & engagement management, variance analysis & explanations, payables management, receivable collections & monitoring, and physical inventories.
Analysis - Have performed financial analysis of just about every form & fashion including: (1) cost / benefit analysis of outsourcing versus performing duties in-house, (2) business case reviews including ensuring all key inputs are included & accurate, "what if" profit sensitivity, return on investment, payback period, break even calculation, financial risk profile & characteristics, investment requirements, (3) financial results analysis including identification & explanation of key changes in performance from revenue to major cost buckets to profitability, and changes in working capital investments.
Report & Template Building - Have constructed several types of custom templates & reports for several companies including: budget input templates, business case templates, forecasting tools, price & costing models, financial results trending reports, and management dashboards.
Supervision & Team Management - At various times have managed teams of up to 11 professionals in both a headquarters & traveling project team setting. Activities supervised included commercial & SOX auditing, month-end close, A/P & A/R processing, and site & customer program reviews.
CPA Certification - CPA license in good standing from 1998 to 2010. Currently working on earning the required CPE credits to reactivate my CPA license.
Management reporting, cost savings validation, challenged-site & loss-making program reviews, board presentation preparation, and customized analysis of multiple financial aspects including budgets, forecasts, company revenue base changes, margins, and financial risk & sensitivities.
Sarbanes-Oxley ("SOX") compliance, budgeting & forecasting, project accounting team supervision, financial analysis, and integrated product management (IPM) support.
Team management (10 associates), audit liaison, month-end close, line of credit reporting, UK office close-down, Germany market cost analysis, foreign legal entity liquidations, and industrial customers business segment analysis.
SOX compliance, team management (3 associates), month-end close (led team that closed the general ledgers for 3 manufacturing facilities including journal voucher review & preparation & account variance review), financial statement preparation, asset-based lending program reporting, and capital spending template construction & submission review.
Team management (11 associates), month-end close, financial statement preparation, planning & forecasting, expense payables, benefit plan accounting & audit preparation, construction accounting, cost / benefit analysis & disaster recovery & Y2K contingency planning.
Managed multiple audit teams for clients in various industries including manufacturing, wholesaling, and financial services.
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