Dynamic and highly qualified Controller with extensive knowledge of accounting principles, who adapts seamlessly to constantly evolving accounting processes and technologies.
Achieved controllable overhead cost savings by working with each department to review each line item within their budget to cut approx. $3m from the FY16 final budget. Monthly one-on-one meetings continue to sustain the cost savings within FY16.
Implemented the new Budgeting & Forecasting system within the organization and were the front-runners in the up load of the budget for the year. New Mexico Coal (NMC) resolved many issues on behalf of the Coal Business Unit because we were the first to start loading into the new system. In addition, we simultaneously loaded the budget into the new Navajo Mine divested structure on time with no issues.
Conducted detailed and analytical review of all Corporation Alignment Process deliverables (Life of Asset, 5 Year Plan, 2 Year Budget) each year from FY2011 to FY2017.
Managed the internal audit of the BHP Billiton Financial Statements to obtain the first Sarbanes-Oxley Certification in FY2007.
Superintendent Finance Business Partnership05/2012 to CurrentBHP Billiton New Mexico CoalFarmington, New Mexico
Directed a team of four to ensure all internal and external financial reporting tasks were executed in accordance with published instructions and timetables. Deliverables included monthly forecasts, monthly variance analysis between budgets and actuals, annual budgets, etc.
Coached and mentored team members to sustain productivity levels following the announcement of the sale of both Operations owned by NMC to third parties.
Fostered a culture that supported open communication between team members and functions to build trust and improve employee morale.
Headed the Finance Reporting team as we tested and implemented the Budget and Forecasting System in Q1 of FY2014 for NMC on time per project milestones with no rework required.
Increased the use of global BHPB standard metrics by encouraging management to populate internal finance reports using 1SAP sourced data. Previous methods relied on metrics calculated outside of the system, which caused misalignment between local key performance indicators (KPIs) with global KPIs that determined our end of the year performance.
Established various checklist/sign-off sheets to improve forecast accuracy, ensure audit trail of approvals was maintained, and assign accountability for each deliverable across the team.
Manager Finance10/2011 to 04/2012BHP Billiton New Mexico CoalFarmington, New Mexico
Directed a team of 13 including that included the Accounting, Reporting and Risk & Compliance functions while retaining Superintendent Accounting to Reporting responsibilities listed below.
Managed the successful transition of the ownership and management of employee benefits from the Petroleum business unit to NMC effective 1 January 2013.
Supervised the preparation of the first US GAAP compliant NMC financial statements and the subsequent audit of the financial statements by KPMG.
Formalized and implemented a new NMC Finance team organization structure that aligned with the BHPB Organizational Design Protocol in April 2013 that resulted in my team splitting into three functions reporting directly into the Head of Finance: Risk & Compliance, Finance Business Partnership, and Accounting.
Hired and trained three resources (Cash & Payroll Accountant, Tax
Accountant, and Specialist Accountant) to fill resourcing needs within the team
following the implementation of the Financial Services Delivery Model that was
rolled out in October 2011.
Superintendent - Accounting to Reporting07/2010 to 09/2011BHP Billiton New Mexico CoalFarmington, New Mexico
Directed a team of six to ensure all accounting and reporting tasks were executed in accordance with internal and external timetable (monthly, half year, and year end requirements).
Co-ordinated the reorganization of BHP Navajo Coal Co, San Juan Coal Company and San Juan Transportation into the new BHPB New Mexico Coal Inc. consolidated holding company.
Tested and implemented new intercompany loan structures
Guided the creation of new bank accounts for BHPB New Mexico Coal Inc. that formed part of the Global BHP Billiton Bank of America (BoA) pool account structure with input from Group Treasury in London which resulted in NMC managing a multi-million dollar bank account instead of Group Treasury.
Revamped the monthly reconciliation process to accurately classify reconciling items so they could be monitored in Recman. This resulted in the clearing of aged items greater than 120+.
Fixed Asset Accountant06/2008 to 06/2010BHP Billiton Group Financial Services - Houston and SantiagoHouston, Texas
Financial Accountant04/2008 to 05/2008BHP Billiton Group Financial ServicesHouston, Texas
Financial Accountant07/2006 to 03/2008BHP Billiton Group External ReportingMelbourne, Australia
Financial Accountant 08/2004 to 07/2006BHP Billiton New Mexico CoalFarmington , New Mexico
Bachelor of Arts: AccountingFort Lewis CollegeDurango, Colorado
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BHP Billiton Group Financial Services
BHP Billiton Group External Reporting
Fort Lewis College
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