Results driven senior level financial executive with thirty plus years of exceptional leadership capabilities and multi-industry experience. Proven record of establishing, administering and evaluating all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, reporting and internal controls to insure organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Adept in inventory Audit, Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management functions. Extensive experience in successfully leading and managing complex enterprise treasury and revenue operations and contracts. Excellent communicator with high level of accountability. Effective ability to present to senior management, C-Suite and Executive Boards. Broad understanding of risks: Strategic, Financial, Operational, and Compliance. Recognized for recruiting, developing and motivating diverse, multi-disciplined, talented teams.
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Microsoft Project, ORACLE and other financial software applications.
MARTA Transformation Initiative- Assistant General Manager & Program Manager Assistant General Manager January 1989 to CurrentMetropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority － Atlanta, GA
Responsible for the management and implementation of strategic initiatives designed to reduce cost and improve efficiencies.
Responsibilities include creating and maintaining linkages with key project stakeholders to ensure effective delivery of services defined within the initiatives.
Provide guidance and direction within lines of the Authority and establishes accountability for the activities of the Initiative Project Team.
Consults with the Executive Steering Committee as a whole and individually on Transformation Support requirements and provides guidance and expertise to MARTA staff interfacing with the Transformation Program.
of Finance & Administration Supported and directed the activities of the Office Accounting, Financial Management, Budget, Revenue Operations, Treasury Services, Human Resources and Administration.
Supported the General Manager on all financial issues, status of the capital program and budgetary matters.
Director of Financial Management & Analysis and Treasurer Directed and managed the annual operating budget of $350 million and a $450 million capital budget of a nonprofit public transportation organization.
Primary responsibilities included developing and analyzing financial reports of operational results.
Participated in the development of the annual operating and capital budget, monitored spending; reviewed major procurements to ensure consistency and compliance with operating programs.
Developed financial planning models to aid in the development of the annual operating budget and managed treasury operations for the Authority.
Made recommendations and presentations to the Board of Directors on the financial health of the Authority.
Controller/Senior Financial Analyst March 1985 to January 1989Greyhound Corporation － Atlanta, GA
Managed all accounting functions for the Southern Region of the largest for profit, bus transportation company in the United States.
Responsibilities and duties included all accounting functions, payables, receivables, asset tracking and reporting; prepared analysis of all regional financial reports for presentation to senior management, developed recommendations to optimize asset investments and deployment of resources, developed internal control procedures, and provided financial, accounting and statistical support to the regional vice president.
Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President April 1979 to March 1985Citizens and Southern National Bank － Atlanta, GA
Managed the branch profitability, operations, lending and marketing programs for the largest bank in the state of Georgia.
Performed branch audits, prepared annual operating and capital budgets, and supervised all branch personnel.
Accountant September 1973 to April 1979Gulf Oil Corporation － Atlanta, GA
Responsible for tracking and reporting of all assets in the southern region.
Prepared journal entries to the general ledger, participated in the monthly close out process and conducted inventory audits.
Master of Business Administration : Accounting & Finance, 1981Clark Atlanta University － Atlanta, GeorgiaAccounting & Finance
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration Accounting & Finance, 1973Savannah State College － Savannah, GeorgiaBusiness Administration Accounting & Finance
Accounting, Asset Management, agency, Budgeting, budgets, Budget, delivery, direction, senior management, Finance, Financial, Financial Management & Analysis, Financial Management, financial planning, financial reports, functional, general ledger, General Manager, Human Resources, inventory, investments, Director, marketing, Excel, Microsoft Office, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Word, Negotiations, ORACLE, payables, personnel, Development of Policies, presentations, profit, reporting, strategic, Strategic Management, transportation, Treasury