Regional Financial Controller with 13+ years extensive experience doing full financial statement, audits, budgets, analysis, reviews, full disclosure compilations and external audits. I have developed financial controls, manage a team of 50 with 15 direct reporting. I am a team player and part of the executive management team.
I have experience working with Information Technology to enhance internal accounting software. I also have 13 years experience in handling Human Resources and Operations. My vast knowledge and experience developed my skills as a Controller with a strategic business mind.
Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power Point)
Freight and Logistics Software Suite
Laparkan (www.laparkan.com) is an International Logistics Company that provides freight forwarding services to the Caribbean and Globally. Laparkan has been in business for over 34 years and employs over 1,000 employees.
Generate advance financial and decision making models and prepare ad-hoc analysis of strategic business units, to support critical initiatives.
Prepare executive level financial reports and present at the company monthly meetings.
Preparing Profit and Loss Statements, Variance Reports and Balance Sheet on a monthly basis, in compliance to IFRS.
Provide Financial, Strategic and Commercial support to the business.
Main responsibility for the accounting departments in the Caribbean (Suriname, Jamaica, Antigua, Guyana, Barbados, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago).
Manager the Operations, Brokerage and Human Resource Departments.
Conduct audits of Caribbean offices to ensure controls are working and the company's policies are being adhered to.
Develop and maintain Standard Operation Procedures for finance and operations.
Diagnosed fraud and implemented controls throughout the network.
Preparation of yearly budgets with notes, monitoring of budgets and advising on deviations.
Detailed analysis of the cause on major budget shortfalls.
Sales forecasting and monitoring of expenses.
Effectively manage payables, receivables and cash flow.
Develop and implement credit controls.
Prepare Bank Reconciliations, General Ledger Reconciliation, Payable and Receivables Reconciliations, complex Journal Entries, Fixed Assets and Inventory Control.
Prepare Monthly Payroll for the Trinidad operations.
Member of the corporate IT Steering Committee where I provide guidance on accounting policies and procedures. Provide solutions to accounting issues.
Work with IT to improve the accounting software.
Worked with IT to incorporation all aspects of accounting in the accounting software.
Advance knowledge of Payables, Receivables, General Ledger, Trial Balance, and Chart of Accounts, Profit and Loss statement, Balance Sheet, budget and forecasting.
Effectively transition of seven finance departments from a manual system to an in house accounting software.
successfully developed the chart of accounts, Trial Balance, Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet on the accounting software.
I worked with IT to improve the system for efficiency and finance compliance.
Ensure Internal and External Financial Compliance.
Actively involved in business planning and strategic decision making.
Participate in company's annual managers meeting.
Negotiate company loans with major financial institutions.
Maintain a professional business relationship both internally and externally.
Lead a highly motivated team of 30 employees, providing consistence training and guidance.
Providing training and guidance to new Accountants and Finance Managers, ensuring minimum set backs on reporting and accounting functions.
Review of corporate financial statements, ensuring compliance to GAAP.
Coordinate and assist the finance team in meeting reporting deadlines.
Year end closing of seven locations.
Prepare multiple reports using Excel, Word and Power Point, which are used for reporting.
Slashed Administration cost by 15%, by negotiation better prices with vendors, and doing direct purchases.
Develop KPI for finance functions, keeping them current and relevant to the specific task.
Human Resource Manager for 13 years at the Trinidad office.
Education and Training
MBA (Master of Business Administration)Watt University
The Association of Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)Successfully transition the Caribbean offices to a new end-to-end in-house business application system in
Activities and Honors
Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, http://www.accaglobal.com. ACCA is one
of the most recognized accounting certification that use IFRS.
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