Executive with 20 years of both financial and operational experience and proven ability to impact corporate performance through skillful fiscal management and team leadership. Expertise in financial statement preparation and analysis, operational management, forecasting and cost control. Manage change in an increasing challenging economic environment. Ability to influence processes integral to company growth driving operational excellence, development of innovative solutions and achievement of objectives. Open and clear communicator with demonstrated vision and disciplined execution.
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Creative Problem Solving
Project management/task oriented
Analytical & Forward thinking
Team builder/Staff Development
DIRECTOR FINANCIAL SERVICE & DECISION SUPPORT05/2002 to CurrentHOLY CROSS HOSPITAL, INC CHE TRINITY HEALTH SYSTEMFT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Accountable for the leadership and development of the financial support department; strategic planning, operational analysis, operating and capital budget process; GAAP financial reporting; coordinating audits internal and external; cost accounting; regulatory compliance; and financial performance results of a large health system
Locally $460 million and 3,000 employees and recognized state-wide, and nationally as being part of Trinity Health's $15 billion in revenues and 110,000 employees
Exceptionally well-positioned locally as a leader in health care-reform as a result of qualified leadership, impressive growth, and reputation as "a great place to work" that is well managed, collegial, and financially healthy, attracting compassionate, dedicated, and hardworking talent from around the world
Integral member of the acquisition and closure of a competing hospital as part of the strategic plan worked through all personnel and regulatory requirements and complex financial transaction
Designed, in conjunction with HR, work rules to comply with pay policies resulting in significant payroll savings
Involved in the financial turnaround in 2008 which was achieved by working collectively with the Senior Management developing cost containment initiatives and monitoring tools to track monthly savings
Coordinated multiple system conversions and implemented several new software applications providing leadership and direction to multidisciplinary teams
Built a highly competent team of professionals and maintained full responsibility of accounting and financial reporting with successful annual audits results with no proposed adjustments
Reduced closing process from 15 work days to 4 work days with complete balance sheet reconciliations and monthly closing package
Developed both initial and on-going financial education and training material for new leadership to understand their business unit financial results
Serve on "Productivity Council," "Revenue Cycle Committee," and "Value Analysis Steering Committee"
Received Director of the Year in 2007
CONTROLLER01/1991 to 06/2002CEDARS MEDICAL CENTER/HCAMIAMI, FLORIDA
Responsible for all financial reporting, budget, cashiering, accounts payable, payroll, reimbursement, and cost accounting
Managed staff of 15, revenues of $240M, part of HCA the nation's leading for profit healthcare system
Collaborated with change management teams to understand impact of new accounting policies financial statement initiatives and non-standard transaction during the due diligence and merger
Managed all financial matters during the interim period the CFO position was vacant
Accomplished complex purchase accounting transaction without any year-end audit adjustment
Successfully completed multiple system conversions within the same year due to the number of mergers and consolidations
Implemented various financial processes and self-audits in accordance with the Corporate Integrity Agreement between HCA and the Office of Inspector General (OIG)
STAFF ACCOUNTANT/AUDITOR12/1989 to 01/1991COOPERS & LYBRANDMIAMI, FLORIDA
Performed audits, compilations, and accounting services.
Prepared federal, state, and partnership returns.
Prepared quarterly tax returns, income tax planning, and litigation support
Prepared regulatory reports ensuring compliance with guidelines prescribed by regulatory agencies
Areas of concentration included for-profit and not-for-profit, advertising, healthcare, and other service-oriented companies
FINANCIAL ANALYST01/1980 to 12/1989SCHERING -PLOUGH CORPORATION HEADQUARTERSMIAMI, FLORIDA
Provided support to the Regional Finance Director and Headquarters staff with various financial analysis to assist in new acquisitions highlighting risks/opportunities.
Prepared operational estimates and assisted with Strategic Business Plans
Established source and transfer pricing for intercompany purchases.
Acted as liaison between the subsidiary and corporate
Collaborated in licensing agreements between Schering-Plough and Latin American Subsidiaries with sales and profits of $15M and $3.8M, respectively
Successfully built cost structures based on consumption, duties, local costs, and analysis of off-shores profits, making recommendations to management
Reviewed all international items and made pricing recommendations supported by impact analysis and precluded surveillance issues.
Assumed responsibility for preparing monthly proforma estimates with yearly sales and profits of $110M and $34M, respectively
BBA: AccountingFlorida International UniversityMiami, Florida, USA
Certified Public AccountantParticipated in lean Six Sigma training