Dynamic and highly qualified Certified Public Accountant and Controller with extensive knowledge of accounting principles, financial reporting and analysis.
General ledger accounting
SAP Super User
Advanced computer proficiency (MS Office)
Secured $2.5MM Asset Loan
Negotiated $8.0MM Credit Facility
Cash Settled over $3.0MM in Inter-company Receivable/Payables
Implemented comprehensive set of accounting policies and procedures
Improved time on financial closes as much as FIVE work days
Reduced time to issue annual audit by FIFTEEN work days
Represented Accounting and Finance on THREE SAP implementations
Reduce time to publish IFRS to US GAAP by TEN work days
Creation of a Back Office for a large energy trading operation
Successful outsourcing of Inbound Logistics and Accounts Payable functions
Controller February 2012 to CurrentAGAR CORPORATION, INC － Houston, Texas
Provide leadership and coordination of company financial close, planning, debt financing, and budget
Ensure company accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.
SAP steering committee member.
Successful go-live with SAP 6.0 All-in-One.
Transitioned from local CPA to International firm
Sr. Finance Consultant September 2011 to January 2012ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, LLC － Houston, Texas
Partnered with the Logistics, SIOP, and Inventory leadership to influence decisions based off of financial information and business acumen
Responsible for creating Annual Operating Plan for logistics ($200MM)
Worked to improve and sustain financial creditability and forecasting of logistics
Finance lead for multiple SAP projects and process improvements
Improved reporting to support annual audit and as needed by Group Controller
Monthly analysis and reporting on Logistics performance measures and KPIs
Sr. XBRL Consultant June 2011 to September 2011THOMSON REUTERS － Houston, Texas
Responsible for creating renderings for public companies required to file XBRL document with SEC
Creating client specific taxonomies using US GAAP 2009 and 2011 Taxonomies.
During the client build phase, creating custom elements, dimensional tables, and other duration and instant items.
In depth working knowledge of proprietary software developed by Thomson Reuters.
Adopting XBRL best practices where applicable.
Controller December 2009 to May 2011VINMAR INTERNATIONAL Ltd － Houston, Texas
Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations.
Ensuring internal controls and procedures are in place and adequate.
Work with subsidiary controllers/management to ensure appropriate accounting, timely reporting and compliance
Coordinate all audit/reviews and statutory filing requirements.
Assessing processes and provide leadership for organizational change needed to provide a better flow of financial and accounting information
Adopting best practices where applicable
Lead the annual budgeting and planning process
Full financial support for the energy trading group (Crude,RBOB,LCO, Biodiesel)
Responsible for mark-to-market accounting and reconciling SAP to trading system.
Monthly Group Close and Consolidations
Technical Accounting Research
Manager- Corporate April 2008 to September 2009KRATON POLYMERS, LLC SBC － Houston, Texas
Responsible for financial reporting
SEC quarterly 10Q/Ks, preparing MDA and related footnotes.
Monthly consolidations under US GAAP for over 20 different legal entities, in over 7 countries, and multiple currencies.
Conducted monthly pre-close meetings and prepared CFO watch list
Project lead for new consolidations software (SAP Business Planning and Consolidations).
Improved financial processes to support Sarbanes-Oxley requirements/adoption.
Responsibilities included, but not limited to: Monthly Consolidation close Technical Accounting Research Monthly Profit in Ending Inventory Elimination Preparation of necessary technical accounting memos Quarterly KPMG reviews/annual audit Supervision of accounting staff Supported efforts for Debt Refinancing/OM Other value added projects as directed by CFO.
Accounting Advisor January 2003 to March 2008TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA, INC － Houston, Texas
Major producer of petrochemicals in the United States Responsible for internal/external financial reporting for U.S.
Petrochemical (Downstream and Chemical) activities.
This includes preparing IFRS and U.S.
GAAP financial statements.
Consolidated annual budget and 5-year plan.
Prepare quarterly and annual LIFO.
Project lead for new consolidations software.
Also trained existing staff on this new software.
Re-engineered the Inter-company verification process.
Project lead for Accounting and Finance Improvement Team.
Implement new financial processes to support Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Participate in FI/CO SAP Super User meetings.
lead for implementing/defining SAP extract to Cartesis Magnitude load for monthly results.
Cross- trained for SAP CS close and CO distribution and assessments.
Lead implementation to automate IFRS general ledger to US GAAP general ledger in SAP.
Responsibilities included, but not limited to: Monthly Consolidation close Annual Budget/5yr plan Quarterly Financials and Reviews Analysis of flash to forecast to actuals FIFO to LIFO Conversions Quarterly PBCs for IFRS and US GAAP Business Warehouse reporting IFRS Technical Research.
Business Analyst TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA, INC － Houston, Texas
Polyethylene Reported to VP of Business Unit Annual Sales Budget Analysis of forecast to actual Weekly Operating Results forecast Volume, Net Revenue, Fixed and Variable costs Prepared annual benchmark metrics CO/PA Analysis Supply and Demand Business Results/Outlook to Europe Sales Analysis Annual 5 Year Plan and Budget.
Manager of Financial Accounting and Reporting October 2001 to December 2002RWE TRADING AMERICAS INC － Houston, Texas
Managed ALL financial and reporting activities for new U.S.
subsidiary of German based multi-energy company.
Successfully implemented SAP 4.6 for company.
Established accounting processes and procedures.
Managed ALL treasury activities.
This included cash management, cash pooling, letters of credit, parent guarantees, and on-line banking transactions.
Responsible for the annual audit under U.S.
GAAP and IFRS (IAS).
Gained broad understanding of marked-to-market and hedge accounting.
Worked with outside counsel and tax advisers regarding many international issues, including new energy trading activities.
Responsibilities included, but not limited to: Recruited/managed staff of 7 Annual Budget/5yr plan/Monthly Forecast Monthly Financial Close/Consolidated Asset Accounting Trading P&L for All Commodities Account Receivable and Payables Tax compliance and reporting Annual Audit and Planning.
Finance Manager March 1995 to October 2001HEWLETT-PACKARD FORMERLY COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION － Houston, Texas
Project experience SAP implementation.
Key Responsibilities during the project: defining and documenting new business processes, system integrated testing, and training FI/CO Super Users.
Defined and developed security requirements for FI/CO users.
In addition, focal point for custom developed programs and utilities that required Finance input.
Post implementation support for ALL of Supply Chain Finance as well as GEOs, Divisions, and many other functional groups.
Additional project work includes integration of DEC Manufacturing and Logistics into NA manufacturing.
In addition, special project involvement supporting AP process improvements related to AP outsourcing.
Managed/negotiated the finances of 3rd party logistics provider for ALL inbound materials to support North America manufacturing.
Financial management of the obsolescence and recovery process for North America.
Engaged in the strategic development of outsourced warehouse operations to support recent Compaq acquisition.
Supported Small/Medium Business segment.
This includes full income statement and balance sheet consolidation, forecasting, actuals vs.
forecast, operating expenses, business modeling for new strategies, and special projects.
Responsibilities included, but not limited to: Supervision of accounting staff ABC/ABM Costing Monthly Review of Financial Forecast Financial process improvements Monthly Financial Close Monthly Cost Reviews Commodity forecast & strategies (strategic buys) Balance Sheet/Income Statement Analysis Development/Compliance of internal Product Costing - Material, Labor and Overhead Controls Financial review of Suppliers/ 3rd Party Logistic Providers Inventory Valuation, FIFO Layering, Std Revaluation Outsourcing strategies for Materials/Warehousing Variance Analysis Financial System designs (Commodity Cost Forecasting), Full Financial Support for Procurement/ implementations, and training Inbound Logistics Activities Financial support for OEM Manufacturing, PCA Alliances Inter-company PPV / Transfer Pricing Cost comparisons between sites.
Sr. Financial Analyst December 1990 to March 1995HALLIBURTON INC FORMERLY DRESSER INDUSTRIES, INC － Houston, Texas
Account Analysis General Ledger.
Financial Reporting Analysis of Distribution Expenses.
Adherence to Accounting Policies & Procedures Tax Compliance.
Standard Cost Variances Inventory Control.
Sr. Accountant July 1984 to November 1990NBBS Inc － Houston, Texas
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT TexasSam Houston State University － Huntsville, Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration : Accounting, July 1984Accounting
SAP (EC/CS, BPC, FI/CO, MM, PCA, CO/PA, SD, BW/BI) Cartesis/Magnitude, Business Objects, Hyperion, ASK, Commodity XL, SAGE Accpac, Software 2000 and MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
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