vp and principal accounting officer resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Collaborative finance leader who undertakes complex assignments, meets tight deadlines and delivers superior performance. Applies accounting, analytical and financial planning skills to daily interactions focused on the development of finance and business acumen within the organization. Operates with a strong sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced setting. Core competencies include: Financial reporting, Corporate Finance and Internal Controls, Forecasting, Strategic Planning, M&A, Project Management, Talent Development


Financial leadership and business partnership

Financial reporting

Internal Controls


Strategic Business planning

Project management

Talent development

VP and Principal Accounting Officer, 01/2021 - 02/2022
Masterclass San Francisco, CA,
  • Completed Nexeo Solutions accounting integration
  • Optimized performance with long-term liability de-risking strategies
  • Facilitated global cash planning with cross functional team support
  • Continued support and development of shared service offering
  • Reinforced global accounting policy, core processes and reporting requirements
VP Finance North America, 05/2018 - 12/2020
Coty Inc. Los Angeles, CA,
  • Process owner through acquisition and three year integration of Nexeo Solutions, project lead for finance processes and integral support for non-core business sales, reorganization and system usage
  • Oversight of financial performance for approximately 70% of consolidated revenue
  • Direct oversight of commercial and operational finance support, forecasting and budgeting
  • Active partner in shared services development
VP Controller, 09/2015 - 05/2018
Arch Capital Group Ltd. White Plains, NY,
  • Developed strong SEC reporting and processes
  • Completed the implementation of Sarbanes Oxley with a clean opinion in 2016
  • Set cadence of global review and discussion of accounting policies and controls with broad engagement
  • Key role in developing high performance, cost effective global finance team
VP Finance, Gas & Mining (OGM), 05/2014 - 09/2015
Approved Cash Advance Kalamazoo, MI,
  • Business finance lead for Global OGM with a heavy focus on US operations
  • Provided fact based financial advice through the difficult oil downturn, executed restructuring plans to mitigate effects
  • Assumed financial operations management of an acquired company, initiated and completed integration of systems to streamline processes
  • Trusted with oversight of the US OGM customer service and administration teams
VP Finance ChemPoint, 09/2010 - 05/2014
Univar Solutions City, STATE,
  • Responsible for financial operations, accounting, reporting, forecast and budgeting of North American and EMEA businesses
  • Participated in strategy and goal setting as member of executive team
  • Built financial acumen throughout the organization through joint development of metrics, forecast process and rigorous review of day-to-day operations
  • Remediated internal control and accounting issues and built a solid control environment
  • Created strong finance team that became a recognized business partner by organization
  • Developed internal replacement with strong supporting team that resulted in no downtime upon transition to new role
Director, External Reporting, 05/2002 - 05/2010
Univar Solutions City, STATE,
  • Guided the global accounting and reporting for Univar through its journey from a EuroNext listed stock, through PE ownership to its first US S-1 filing through progressive career growth starting as an analyst in 2002
  • Led a successful IFRS to US GAAP conversion project restating five years of audited financials in preparation for the US S-1 Filing in June 2010 within the given three months timeframe
  • Developed a strong financial reporting team responsible for consolidations, HFM management and external reporting
  • Key partner for Global Treasury, Tax, FP&A functions, providing systems and processes used by these teams
Senior Internal Auditor, 09/2001 - 05/2002
Regence BlueShield City, STATE,
  • Partnered with management and audit staff to identify and develop audits for risk areas
  • Liaison to external auditors
Manager, 10/1995 - 05/2001
Ernst & Young City, STATE,
  • Pro-actively managed audit engagements of multi-national subsidiaries reporting under US GAAP, IFRS and local GAAP
  • Developed and maintained client relationships by providing timely and value-added services as well as suggestions for internal control improvements
  • Contributed to the development of staff members through mentoring, one-on-one supervision and performance evaluations
Education and Training
MBA: , Expected in 05/2018
Strayer University, Jack Welch Management Institute - ,
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Welch Scholar Distinction

BBA: Accounting, Certificate in International Business, Expected in 05/1995
University of Wisconsin - Madison,
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  • Licensed CPA with 25 years of experience, CGMA Designation

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School Attended

  • Strayer University, Jack Welch Management Institute
  • University of Wisconsin

Job Titles Held:

  • VP and Principal Accounting Officer
  • VP Finance North America
  • VP Controller
  • VP Finance, Gas & Mining (OGM)
  • VP Finance ChemPoint
  • Director, External Reporting
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Manager


  • MBA
  • BBA

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