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CONTROLLER/DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL CONTROL
Executive Profile

Ambitious hands-on Controller who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Customer-oriented
  • PeopleSoft, MAS 90, and Cost Point knowledge
  • Budgeting expertise
  • General ledger accounting
  • Account reconciliations
  • Internal controls
Core Accomplishments

Project Management: 

  • Launched the creation of a new accounting and finance department for a $150M business unit.
  • Designed and developed accounting policies and procedures for a $253M business unit.

Human Resources: 

  • Spearheaded new management incentive program which increased retention through rewarding superior management performance.

Professional Experience
Controller/Director of Internal Control
May 2001 to Current
Veolia Environmental ServicesChicago, IL

Currently employed and have held positions as Controller and Director of Internal Control for this international Corporation.

Controller
August 2011 to Current
Veolia - Offshore Marine DivisionHouston, TX
  • Direct the activities of the accounting department including, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Inventory, Purchasing, and Payroll for this $150 million business unit.
  • Hands on preparation and analysis of financial statements.
  • Improved operating efficiencies in Accounts Payable through streamlining three way match process.
  • Re-designed the month end close process to ensure accurate and timely distribution of financial reports while reducing cycle time by 40%.
  • Monitor and strengthen internal controls.
  • Working with operations management, developed both the annual operating budget and monthly forecast.
  • Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting policies and procedures, internal control, and reporting.
  • Increased profits by 20% in one year through restructure of business line.
  • Developed and implemented efficient accounting, financial and operational systems.
  • Negotiated and reviewed business contracts and financial models with profitability and financial success in mind.
  • Created detailed financial models and analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Manage and mentor 6 direct reports.
Director of Internal Control
January 2006 to July 2011
Veolia - North AmericaMilwaukee, WI
  • Responsible for internal control development, implementation, and compliance as well as Sarbanes Oxley reporting for the $2.2 billion North America business unit.
  • Designed and implemented the internal audit function for the $253 million Waste to Energy division.
  • Formulated and administered the corporations overall financial and accounting plans, policies and practices.
  • Collected and analyzed data to detect deficient controls, duplicated effort, fraud, and non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies.
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive Anti- Fraud Management Plan.
  • Developed and administered a Fraud Risk Assessment program.
  • Participated in the auditing of several operating units and provided guidance on creating efficiencies and using best practices.
  • Developed internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as purchasing, accounts payable, financial statement close, revenue, and inventory management.
  • Tested the design and effectiveness of internal controls by completing walk-throughs of complex business processes.
  • Diligently monitored remediation plans to confirm proper resolution.
Controller
May 2001 to January 2006
Veolia - Waste To EnergyPoughkeepsie, NY
  • Direct the activities of the accounting department including, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Inventory, and Payroll for this $20 million plant.
  • Coordinate the mid-year and annual reviews with internal/external audit firm.
  • Planned and supervised preparation of the capital budget, 5-year strategic plan, annual operating budget, and monthly forecasts.
  • Improved bottom line performance by significantly reducing expenses in an industry with flat revenue growth.
  • Significantly enhanced cash flow by streamlining invoicing and collections procedures.
  • Provided both business planning & analysis support to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Subject Matter Expert for shared services initiative.
  • Tracked all capital spending against approved capital requests.
  • Analyzed costs and revenues to project future trends.
  • Coordinated fixed asset additions and retirements.
  • Manage and mentor 4 direct reports.
Accounting Manager
January 1998 to January 2001
Fine Host CorporationGreenwich, CT
  • Directed all accounting operations for the $250 million EBR, Healthcare, and Corrections business lines.
  • Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Planned, organized, and developed operating and capital budgets for all 600 operating units as well as corporate overhead departments.
  • Developed, maintained, and analyzed budgets, preparing periodic reports that compared budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Trained and managed 8 staff accountants and achieved significant improvements in their productivity.
Education
MBA : Accounting, 1996Marist CollegePoughkeepsie, NY
BS : Finance, 1989State University of New YorkNew Paltz, NY

Resume Overview

Companies Worked For:

  • Veolia Environmental Services
  • Veolia - Offshore Marine Division
  • Veolia - North America
  • Veolia - Waste To Energy
  • Fine Host Corporation

School Attended

  • Marist College
  • State University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Controller/Director of Internal Control
  • Controller
  • Director of Internal Control
  • Accounting Manager

Degrees

  • MBA : Accounting , 1996
    BS : Finance , 1989

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