Skilled Financial Controller adept at increasing work process efficiency through functional and technical analysis.Fostering trust and cultivating partnerships based on financial accountability and transparency.
Proficient in SAP FI/CO
Accurate budget forecasting
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Advanced computer proficiency (PC)
Polished communication skills
Strength in financial planning
Financial statement analysis
General ledger accounting
Republic Services IncFort Lauderdale, FLCorporate Accounts Manager05/2015 to 08/2007
Audit and Processed check requests (accounts payables).
Researched and applied unallocated cash (accounts receivables).
Calculated, prepared, and issued bills, invoices and account statements according to established procedures and contract terms with annual sales of $55M.
Processed sub-contractor invoices and purchase orders.
Oversaw accounts receivable write-offs and payment reversals.
Developed automated spreadsheets in Excel.
Effective problem solving on all customer complaints and dispute resolution.
Processed payments ensuring all payments were appropriately applied to invoices.
Prepared aged trial balance summaries for corporate accounts controller.
Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded the necessary information.
Completed and mailed bills, contracts, policies, invoices and checks.
Computed, recorded, and proofread data, records and reports.
Managed projects and served as primary liaison between client and multiple internal groups to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to deadlines.
Maintained financial and customer data in sub-ledger system by updating detailed system, subscriber and payment information for assigned accounts on a monthly basis.
Reconciled assigned accounts on a monthly basis to ensure outstanding receivables are accurately stated.
Performed variance analysis and prepared monthly reporting packages for controller to support account reconciliation.
Assist in month end closing.
Reduced accounts receivables aging from an average of 90 days to 30 days in less than 4 months.
Consistent track record of strengthening client relations and dispute resolution.
Increased efficiency and enhanced processing of purchase orders, which resulted in timelier vendor payments.
Volkswagen Group of America (Latin America Office)Miami, FLFinancial Controller06/2014 to Current
Controls budget of approx $ US 15-25 Million: Audi AG, VW AG, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Plans, prioritizes and controls budgets.
Responsible for forecasting and annual budget planning (Planning round).
Key liason between Volkswagen Group Latin America (VWGLA) and Volkswagen of America support services.
Executes accounts receivable reporting enhancements and reconciliation procedures.
Prepares Cost Reports for Audi AG and VW AG management as well as VWGLA General Managers.
Prepares various monthly journal entries and supporting schedules.
Reviews maintenance of cost centers for VWGLA.
Responsible for validating internal and external audit requirements.
Compliance officer responsible for compliance, risk management systems and internal control systems VWGLA.
Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and governance systems are functioning as intended and enables the organization's goals and objectives.
Responsible for the entire controlling function of VWGLA brands (Audi Latin America, VW Comercial Vehicles, and VW Passenger Vehicles).
Responsible for developing and analyzing monthly reporting of operational costs, marketing budget costs, after sales/training expenses for all brands within VWGLA.
Quarterly billings to Audi AG and VW AG and respective importers.
Month-end, quarter-end and year end closing.
Responsible for creating business cases on for budget and special projects.
Prepares monthly and annual expense forecasts, including any necessary recommended action required to manage costs to achieve budget.
Responsible for entire office management 30 employees: Facility/security, Travel, HR, VWGoA policies and procedures, coordination of temporary workers, timesheets, IT related activities.
Approves eSAF's up to $100k. (purchasing reviews RFQ, RFP)
Reviews documents before submittal to VW purchasing.
Sets meetings and follows up with purchasing on all PO issues.
Ensures compliance with all financial and purchasing related activities and procedures.
Acting CFO and responsible for special projects and laising with external customers, management AUDI AG, VW AG, Commercial Vehicles Germany.
Presents budget and proposals to Germany.
Participates in weekly meetings with group functions controlling, Finance and Administration team, Herndon, Auburn Hills and Canada via phone conference.
Knowledge of German Language (takes German Language classes x2 weekly).
Domestic and international travel - USA, Germany 10%.
Volkswagen Group of AmericaHerndon, VAInternal Auditor05/2013 to 06/2014
Conducted financial and operational audits for global multi-million ($) operations.
Prepares written audit reports to include actions and recommendations to auditees.
Escalated to senior management, audit committee and/or Board as necessary.
Assisted in risk assessment analyses and annual audit planning.
Evaluated and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control and governance systems are functioning as intended and enables the organization's goals and objectives.
Completed written audit reports and memos on risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified to the audit committee and Board and provides recommendations for improving the organization's operations.
Tracked and conducted follow-ups on all open issues.
Evaluated regulatory compliance programs with consultation from legal counsel.
Maintained open communication with management and audit committee.
Completed joint audits both in the United States and Mexico.
Provided support to the organization's anti-fraud and anti-corruption programs.
Engaged in continuous education and development.
German language classes, CIA Exam).
Traveled domestically and internationally 30%.
Headed team building for newly formed audit team of three (3) people.
Identified and reported out-of-date policies that allowed management to take necessary action.
10/31/2013 announced as the new Quality Manager for the audit team in Herndon, VA.
Broward County Clerk of CourtsFort Lauderdale, FLSenior Auditor08/2007 to 05/2015
Participated in special audit investigations and reviews including fraud and asset misappropriation.
Conducted and participated in financial, and compliance audits and reviews.
Conducted effective interviews and perform observations to gather relevant information.
Collected, reviewed and analyzed audit evidence.
Planned and led audit examinations and inspections of financial statements, contracts.
Prepared supporting work papers to support findings and audit conclusions.
Reviewed and prepared clear and concise written audit reports, memorandum and other documents.
Effectively resolved accounting and auditing issues.
Reconstructed accounting records from clients' checks and cash receipts.
Gathered, compiled and analyzed financial statements to identify trends and anomalies in financial data.
Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances.
Knowledge of professional auditing principles, practices, and techniques as well as GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance.
Key Accomplishments Discovered major instances of fraud, embezzlement and large balances due $500k plus.
Discovered and reported discrepancies found in records that previously went unnoticed.
Entrusted to run audit engagements as well as attend Court hearings within one year of hire.
Provides advice and recommendations for complex audits cases.
Spherion/Ed Morse Operations.Coconut Creek, FLAccountant05/2005 to 08/2005
Performed complex general accounting functions, including preparation of journal entries, account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
Prepared and collected data needed for IRS audit.
Guided and advised IRS Audit Officers through company's IRS audit.
Maintenance and completion of general ledger entries.
Organized supporting documentation necessary to complete IRS Audit in a shorter period of time.
Effectively worked with diverse group of clients on audit project that resulted in strong team building.
MBA:Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementAugust 2013Utica College, Utica, NY, USAGPA: GPA: 3.9Advanced coursework in Business Administration
Associate of Arts:Business AdministrationMay 2003Broward Community College, Davie, FLGPA: GPA: 3.4Graduated with honors GPA: 3.4
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) - Committee Member
Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) - Member
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General Accounting: Accruals, Journal entries
Auditing: Written reports, compliance, operations & financial audits