Vice President resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Multi-talented business leader bringing over 8 years of experience as successful Vice President in Finance. Strategic problem solver and change manager. Visionary executive implements plans that meet current and future needs. Key expertise in Insurance Brokering industry.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Sound knowledge of audit procedures.
  • Able to multitask and prioritise tasks
  • Always looking for efficient ways to complete tasks
  • Management and leadership of teams and allocation of work
  • Able to adapt to changing environments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Aura, Quickbooks, LotusNotes, Vision, EPIC Insurance Brokering System, Oracle Payroll System, Cognos Reporting System, JD Edwards. I also have some experience in ACL and ACCPAC.
Education and Training
Bridgetown , Expected in 01/2012 Certified General Accountant Program/Chartered Professional Accountant : - GPA :
University of The West Indies Barbados, Expected in 01/2005 Bachelor’s Degree : Computer Science And Accounting - GPA :

(Completed on a part-time basis)

Barbados Community College , Expected in 01/2001 Associated Degree : Computer Science - GPA :
Work Experience
Hitt - Vice President
Atlanta, GA, 06/2013 - Current

I currently hold the position of Vice President of Finance for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean at Gallagher Insurance Brokers (Barbados) Limited. Arthur J Gallagher is an International Insurance Brokering Company offering services to a number of clients in a wide range of industries. Locations included in my portfolio are Barbados, St.Lucia, St.Vincent, St.Kitts, Grenada, Dominica and Antigua. As the VP of Finance, my responsibilities include managing the above listed companies and reporting directly to the Group Chief Financial Officer. I am responsible for the management of 6 persons (1 Accounts Receivable Officer, 1 Cashier, 4 Finance team members). Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Review of the monthly management accounts and overseeing the management of the sub ledger and the general ledgers for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
  • Interpreting information, analysing and preparing monthly reports for distribution to department heads and other Vice Presidents
  • Preparing ad hoc reports for sales teams, managers and senior members within the company
  • Managing the audit process for the above mentioned territories including the preparation of the financial statements
  • Preparing yearly budgets for the above mentioned territories as well as reporting and explaining variances on a quarterly basis
  • Preparing various financial reports for the Board of Directors
  • Generating of the monthly payroll for the above mentioned territories and ensuring statutory deductions are accurate
  • Ensuring the necessary statutory reporting requirements for all territories both monthly and yearly are completed (PAYE, NIS, Pension, Broker Returns, Reporting to the FSC and Supervisor of Insurance)
  • Reviewing and overseeing the management of cash and debt collection to ensure that provision on a monthly basis are below the required levels
  • Overseeing the fixed assets on hand and their accuracy
  • Reviewing and preparing where necessary various balance sheet and income statement reconciliations including reconciliation of intercompany balances on a monthly basis with the various Gallagher entities globally
  • Ensuring the Company is adhering to both the local regulations as well as SOX regulations including the maintenance and updating documentation for the internal controls and compliance with internal audit
  • Completion of necessary reporting to the parent Company on revenues, budgets and receivables as well as a ensuring all balance sheet reconciliations are prepared on a monthly basis
  • Extensive liaising with outsourcing teams in India related to payroll and balance sheet reconciliation
  • Liaising with insurance companies on insurance payments and discrepancies
  • Ensuring the payments to insurers are made on time
  • Overseeing the payment of general expenses and providing approval where necessary
  • Training and coaching staff where necessary
  • Taking over the role of the Group CFO in their absence including preparing and reporting any information related to the Caribbean Group Companies
  • Involved in the hiring process for staff within the department
Capstone Logistics - Supervisor
Winchester, NH, 09/2005 - 05/2013

Assurance and Business Advisory Services

  • On leaving the firm, I held the post of Supervisor where my responsibilities included Managing groups of team members sometimes up to 15. The types of companies included in my portfolio while working at PricewaterhouseCoopers included retail (supermarkets, insurance brokering, department stores and jewelry industry) however, I do have some experience in the field of Telecommunications, Construction and International Business Companies. I have represented the firm on a number of overseas assignments in the Caribbean and North America.
Blue Ridge Healthcare System, Inc.. - Accounting Clerk
Hickory, NC, 09/1998 - 09/2005
  • This position required extensive use of SAGE ACCPAC for entering as well as the balancing of sub ledgers, general ledgers and for generating various reports for management for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; review and processing of invoices for all territories. The completion of my Bachelor’s Degree was done while working in this post.
Additional Information
  • Completion of Basic 2 level Conversational Spanish at the Venezuelan Embassy and currently going on to the Intermediate Level
  • I currently it on the Health and Safety Committee and have been involved in the development of the Company procedures surrounding the safety of the workplace as per the SHAW Act
  • I have been involved in getting the Finance Department paperless
  • During COVID, I was responsible for the coordinating system and equipment needs to ensure that all employees can successfully work remotely. During this time, I was also responsible for the logistics of the Finance Staff working remotely.
  • Currently involved in the restructuring project of the Accounts Receivable and Collections process for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
  • Involved in a project for one of the Company's larger client, Barbados Association of Retired Persons, from an IT and Finance perspective. During the time of this project, I utilised the brokering system as efficiently as possible to ensure that all information and billings for over 7,000 members were entered in the system and checking for accuracy; Implementing and managing the various methods of payment being received from the members; Managing the payment process and determining the most efficient way to use various reports to provide the payment information for 7,000 plus members to the insurance companies o Implementing the most efficient methods of reconciling with the Insurers; Training of new team members involved in the project; Ensuring that all the necessary controls are adhered to.

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School Attended

  • Bridgetown
  • University of The West Indies
  • Barbados Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Vice President
  • Supervisor
  • Accounting Clerk


  • Certified General Accountant Program/Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Associated Degree

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