resourceful and results-focused Financial Executive with deep accounting and controllership
experience across the energy industry. Proven financial leadership of global
businesses with a track record of driving small to large-scale business, accounting
and financial reporting process improvements and standardization. Strong ability
to develop practical, cost-effective solutions to drive efficiency and effectiveness
while optimizing control and compliance. Recognized for recruiting, training,
leading and motivating diverse and talented finance teams. Highly adaptable and
transferable leadership skills and experience with the powerful capability to effectively
communicate, influence and deliver improved operating efficiency and financial
results for any business.
Petroleum, Revenue, Joint Venture Accounting
Manufacturing and Project Accounting
Audit, Internal Controls, SOX
Financial and Performance Reporting
Budgeting and Cost Control
Strategic Planning, Investment Appraisal
GAAP, IFRS, COPAS and FERC
Acquisitions and Divestments
Accounting System Deployments
Talent Development and Coaching
Shared Service and Outsourcing Execution
Business Process Optimization, Standardization
Change, Transformation and Risk Management
Analytical Decision Making
Logical Problem Solving
Cross-Functional Collaboration Skills
International Working Experience
Segment Director January 2012 to January 2015British Petroleum (BP)/Amoco Corporation
Led deployment of a standard SAP financial system and process structure for BP's Upstream business.
Recruited and directed a new Houston-based and regional finance organization of 40+ people to execute complex system deployment projects across Azerbaijan, Angola and Oman.
Developed business case model and financial benefit delivery tracking process for new system deployments.
Guided initial deployment of a standardized Upstream global financial data structure and master data management process.
Completed a comprehensive finance system and process strategy deployment roadmap with the following results: Generated IT investment efficiency savings of $50 million over five-year period or 15% below initial estimate.
Reduced annual ongoing IT support and maintenance costs by 30% or $10 million.
Enabled reductions in finance staffing requirements by up to 20% across multiple locations.
Captured a $10 million annual improvement in joint venture partner recoveries and improved contractor cost control with new SAP based time-writing system.
Head of Common Solutions - BP, Information Technology & Services (IT&S).
January 2010 to January 2011
Managed business interface and governance of Upstream IT&S software applications for finance, procurement and human resource functions.
Controlled a $40 million annual finance project budget including governance, delivery, timing, quality and risk management.
Led a software application study and recommended development and implementation of a global standard SAP-based time-writing solution.
Developed and directed a program to standardize and centralize the governance, structure and support of the SUN financial system used by 10 international Exploration and Production businesses.
Completed a financial system evaluation for BP's new business in Iraq, resulting in deployment of the cost effective and locally supportable Maximo-SUN system.
Guided a $20 million risk reduction project to decommission a heritage mainframe system and applications.
Business Unit Controller January 2004 to January 2010BP - U.S. Pipeline and Logistics
Directed accounting, control, reporting, analysis, planning and cash flow management activities for one of the largest pipeline systems in the United States with over 35 separate pipeline entities and annual gross expenditure of over $750 million.
Executed major organizational transformation during tenure, including adoption of IFRS and SOX requirements.
Reduced department costs by 20% through simplifying and streamlining processes.
Led outsourcing of 60% of finance staff to internal BP and external Accenture shared service centers.
Improved FERC compliance through adoption of a new automated reporting system leveraging SAP.
Evaluated and executed complex business divestments worth over $500 million to reduce BP's pipeline and terminal business footprint by nearly 50%.
BP South Houston - Texas City Refinery, Chemical Plant. January 1999 to January 2004
Managed accounting, control, reporting, analysis, planning and cash flow management activities for BP's largest refinery and chemical facility complex.
Developed, implemented and maintained processes and procedures for accounting, financial control, planning and management reporting.
Established the Texas City refinery as a business unit under BP's financial structure after the merger with Amoco.
Integrated BP's local chemical facilities with the refinery into a single financial structure under one management.
Recognized by the BPSH Leadership team in 2003 as one of the top 5 contributors to site performance.
Designed and deployed the first integrated planning and reporting system for the BP South Houston site.
Held other Upstream controller, managerial and staff roles with Amoco prior to 1999 including international assignments in Egypt, Norway, Australia, Congo (Africa) and the United Arab Emirates.
Bachelor of Science : Business / AccountingFort Hays State University － Hays, KSBusiness / Accounting
Project Management Qualified (PMQ), Change Management Specialist (CMS),
Six Sigma Black Belt Professional (SSBBP), Ethics and Compliance
Accounting, Accounting System, Acquisitions, Budgeting, Business Process, Cash flow, Change Management, Coaching, Continuous Improvement, Controller, Cost Control, Data management, Decision Making, Financial Control, Financial reporting, Information Technology, IT support, Leadership, Management reporting, Problem Solving, Project Management, Risk Management, SAP, Shared Service, Six Sigma, Strategic Planning, SUN, Upstream. Midstream, Downstream