Highly analytical, deadline-driven professional who completes accounting activities with accuracy and speed.
Strong in MS Access and Excel
Superior attention to detail
Senior Associate Operational Due Diligence, 11/2010 to Current Harvard Management Company, Inc. – Boston, MA
Assisted team in executing HMC's Operational Due Diligence program which includes preparatory desk-top analysis and face to face interviews to uncover potential operational risks in the alternative assets portfolio which consists of investments in Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Funds, Marketable Securities, and Natural Resources.
Worked with IT department and external vendors to develop automated tools for the ODD Program.
Assisted in coordinating communication with external managers to obtain relevant documents for review.
Reported quarterly on key ODD stats including number of reviews, visit types and assets under management reviewed.
Responsible for tracking key operational flags identified including review of SEC registration and vendor relationships.
Manager of Accounting Operations, 09/2005 to 08/2008 Harvard Management Company, Inc. – Boston, MA
Monthly review of P&L and market valuations for the Alternative Assets portfolio including investments in Private Equity, R.E., Hedge Funds, Marketable Securities and Natural Resources.
Oversight of two or more individuals performing above investment related functions.
Ensured that all portfolio positions were accurately valued in accordance with policies adopted by Valuation Committee.
Assisted in setting up new entity structures and accounting treatment for new investments.
Assisted in providing necessary information for the completion of any necessary financial statements associated with direct ownership of timber investments.
Served as main contact for auditors while coordinating any material requests with external managers.
Supervisor of Accounting Operations/Timber, 04/2001 to 09/2005 Harvard Management Company, Inc. – Boston, MA
Produced a monthly P&L for all externally managed funds.
Oversaw two or more individuals.
Oversaw daily reconciliation of accounting transactions with internal cash and custodial groups.
Oversaw limited partnership valuation process, analyzing financial statements to verify cash flow activity and updated market values on a quarterly basis.
Played an active role in the semi-annual timber valuation and appraisal process including verification of performance and incentive fee calculations.
Documented all processes and procedures for complex timber deal structures.
Coordinated with internal cash desk and tax director on any new foreign bank accounts.
Accounting and Operations, 06/1997 to 04/2001 Harvard Management Company, Inc. – Boston, MA
Senior Associate - Accounting & Finance - Projects/Due Diligence, 08/2008 to 11/2010 Harvard Management Company, Inc. – Boston, MA
Assisted in the development and creation of an Operational Due Diligence Questionnaire.
Responsible for coordinating all due diligence visits and developing target list based on predetermined risk factors.
Assisted internal operational teams with annual reporting requirements including but not limited to: 1099 Reporting, Annual India Return of Income Report, Foreign Bank account filings, Treasury Report, and a Certificate of Assets requirement.
Bachelor of Science: Finance, 1995 Bridgewater State University - Bridgewater, MA