My objective is to identify a position within a company with a strong moral and financial foundation, a friendly and challenging atmosphere, which will allow me to continue to grow through the knowledge and experience of others. I enjoy challenging work, the ability to utilize my strengths and experiences to provide my assistance however I am able, learn and work on my weaknesses. I am a dedicated team worker, and also able to work independently. A company that would allow me the freedom and ability to work from home from time to time, for personal reasons. I have a strong drive for perfection as well as a strong work ethic, and strive to find a reasonable work - life balance.
Strategic and financial planning expert
Proficient in SAP
Strength in financial planning
Business performance improvement
Financial reporting expert
MS Office Suite
Advanced computer proficiency (both PC and Mac)
Led the development of more than 4 new financial reporting methods to measure productivity and efficiency.
As the financial analyst for logistics, worked with cross functional teams including finance, warehousing, and shipping (rail and truck) to increase specific measurable cost efficiencies.
Increased cost-effectiveness by 20% through the implementation of new nationwide warehouse management system.
Financially responsible for the Supply Chain AOP with a combined total cost over $800MM.
Worked closely with senior leadership with strategic new warehouse development, and rail vs truck shipment. Expanded chilled warehousing throughout the United States.
Performed variance analysis between different types of railcar in determining most cost effective mode and utilization of shipping via rail.
Sr. Financial Analyst06/2003 to 04/2009Tropicana/PepsiCoBradenton, FL
My original responsibility was providing Leadership overseeing inventory counts for raw materials and finished goods at our main campus, and storage campuses in California, Washington, Ohio, and throughout Florida.
I was also responsible for overseeing month end reconciliations of our fruit and juice inventories while providing the necessary journal entries.
During my first few years I was responsible for managing an individual who performed our duty drawback.
This person resigned after a months and the Duty Drawback responsibility fell to me.
After a few years in raw material/fruit accounting I moved to Sr.
Financial Analyst for our main campus as well as our storage facilities throughout the United States.
During my tenure in this role my main responsibilities included annual budget management, variance analysis, productivity analysis, labor analysis, financial analysis various other ad hoc reports for warehousing and freight.
For month end I provided several analysis, presented them to the warehouse management and senior financial leadership, director, and CEO, providing strategic management on how to decrease costs, improve efficiencies, as well as other ideas to help assist our net profit.
I performed monthly, quarterly and semi-annual budget reviews and analysis.
I worked very closely with warehouse and freight leadership, finance leadership, communicating with the leadership of PepsiCo, also providing my strategic management of how to decrease costs thus increasing profits.
The total budgets for these cost centers were in total over $600M.
I performed weekly labor reports depicting unit cost regarding the movement of finished goods in warehouse, costing new products, responsible for all of Tropicana finished goods throughout the U.S.
The budget for these cost centers exceeded $500M, consisting of over 20 cost centers and 50 accounts within each.
I also was part of a program management team implementing a new warehouse management system, working closely with all the members while implementing SAP.
I worked well within the entire workforce, from warehouse and fruit pickers to upper level management, I am able to communicate clearly within the entire workforce.
Controller06/1998 to 05/2003Silver Springs CitrusHowey in the Hills, FL
As senior accountant my responsibilities included overseeing all payables, receivables, inventory, labor, performed financial statements, provided budget management as well as quarterly budget analysis, I performed many weekly reports including unit cost analysis, labor analysis, new product analysis, cash flow reporting, balancing all bank accounts, reviewing all payables, payroll, and annual inventory.
Compared variance analysis, reported to all senior management.
Supervised Accounts Payable, payroll, and fruit accounting.
Performed various ad hoc reports, worked closely with our auditors, providing them any information requested in a timely manner, and provided any detailed explanations when need.
Lead year end inventory counts, made necessary adjustments if there were any.
MBA: Finance6/2003Crummer Graduate School of BusinessFinance Was team leader, and one of top students in my class