SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS
CPA and MBA with Big 4 Public accounting and Fortune 500 industry experience who has demonstrated capabilities in leadership, collaboration, communication, organization, prioritization, and process improvement to build relationships that drive meaningful results in the organization.
Big 4 public accounting experience
Industry experience at Fortune 500 companies
Budget forecasting expertise
Shared service expertise
SAP, Ecometry, DocFinity
Microsoft Office Suite
Staff leadership and development
Complex problem solving
Strong organizational skills
General ledger accounting
Senior Vice President, Director of Accounting OperationsMar 2014 to Jun 2016 FleishmanHillard － St. Louis, MO
Oversaw a growing shared service accounting department of 36 employees that served 14 companies within Omnicom (NYSE: OMC), parent company of Fleishman-Hillard
Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations.
Evaluated accounting requirements during discovery meetings with potential clients
Assisted with the implementation of PeopleSoft to new clients and managed the transition for new clients utilizing the accounting shared services platform
Primary liaison between client and multiple internal groups to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to deadlines.
Assisted clients in the creation of vendor contracts for outside vendors and timing of billing to clients for the vendor's services.
Led modeling and planning used to forecast expense for the shared service group and determine pricing to clients.
Coached and mentored 36 staff members by
offering constructive feedback and taking interest in their long-term career
Approved expense reports at CFO level, signed checks, released ACH/EFT and wire payments - approximately 50k payments in 2015.
Senior Vice President, International Financial LiaisonOct 2010 to Mar 2014 FleishmanHillard － St. Louis, MO
Responsible for US GAAP accounting and consolidation for 33 international offices in Asia, Europe and Latin America
Responsible for reporting and analysis of KPI's including: headcount, utilization, write-offs and capacity
Diplomatically coordinated deadlines and workflow with International finance teams to ensure US reporting deadlines and requirements were met
Ensured statutory audits, SOX testing and local tax returns were completed
Managed 4 direct reports.
Director of FinanceMar 2010 to Sep 2010 The Republic of Tea － Nashville, IL
Analyzed pricing and sales for new tea blends and ventures with targeted companies
Negotiated and reviewed business contracts with vendors and for direct marketing of catalogs.
Created and updated model to evaluate impact of changing the company health plans and the effect on the price to employees and the company.
Implemented & monitored inventory controls to reduce waste
Regional Finance Manager, North America/CaribbeanOct 2009 to Feb 2010 Fluor Corporation, AMECO － Greenville, SC
Responsible for all aspects of accounting and finance for the region, including: journal entries, reserves, percent complete take ups, asset valuation, inventory counts, A/R management, outlooks, sales forecasts, plan, strategic plan, third party financing, cash needs forecasts, trending, and variance analysis.
Responsible for real estate, self audits and coordination with internal and external audit, finance training, documentation and enforcement of work processes, maintenance of approval matrix, tax and labor research on entrance to new countries and exit from existing countries.
Managed 4 direct reports and their staff.
Senior Financial AnalystOct 2007 to Oct 2009 Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) － Greenville, SC
Consolidated monthly financial reporting and management analysis for the five subsidiary companies that rolled up to Fluor Global Services.
Performed analysis for special projects including buy vs.
lease scenarios, equity valuation models, external financing models, etc.
Prepared the monthly financial package and supporting documentation to be presented to the Fluor Corporate Executives.
Internal AuditorMay 2006 to Sep 2007 Advance America － Spartanburg, SC
Planned and scoped the procedures for compliance with the SOX 404 and 302 requirements.
Performed testing of controls and substantive procedures related to Sarbanes Oxley Compliance.
Assisted process owners in developing controls when implementing new systems or processes as they related to financial reporting.
Senior AssociateOct 2003 to Apr 2006 KPMG, LLP － Kansas City, MO
Conducted annual audits and quarterly reviews for clients.
Performed substantive testing and tests of operating effectiveness over controls as required by SOX 404 legislation and the PCAOB.
Coordinated testing with firm specialists in Tax and Information Systems.
Primary clients: Sprint, Bushnell, Springfield City Utilities
Supervised and trained first and second year associates in preparing work-papers to document testing of controls and financial statements.
MBA, AccountingMissouri State University － Springfield, MO
Bachelor of Science, AccountingMissouri State University － Springfield, MO
Certified Professional Accountant licensed in Missouri (active status)
accounting, financial analysis,communication, accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, accruals, billing, budgeting, capital expenditures, financial reporting, forecasting, PeopleSoft, International accounting, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, process improvement, controls, communication, presentations, mentoring, people development, SAP, SOX testing, shared service, variance analysis, reduce waste, workflow documentation.