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Financial Management ~ Corporate Accounting ~ Management Consulting

Seasoned financial and management accountant acknowledged for  sound decision-making abilities, analytical skills, business  acuity, ongoing education, and problem solving skills.  Strategic, methodical and reliable; enjoy the challenge of  resolving long-term issues, and influencing revenue positive  outcomes. Recognized for calm demeanor in mediating conflict,  and pursuit of delivering consensus amongst stakeholders with  diverse agendas. Enjoy opportunities to think "outside the box"  deriving new solutions to old problems through strategic  information gathering, data collection, and comprehensive  scrutiny. Persuasive and concise communicator; experienced in  dealing with all levels of management in varied industries, and  coaching subordinates for greater productivity and  understanding. Academic preparation includes Certified  Public Accountant, BBA in Accounting, and SAP Certification in  FI/CO module. Available for travel and relocation.

Areas of Experience

  • Financial Analysis & Management Reporting
  • Strategic Financial & Business Planning
  • Information Systems Implementation
  • Managerial & Human Resource Experience
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance
  • Audit & Internal Control
  • International Experience
  • Staff Supervision & Training
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Asset Acquisition

Systems Experience

SAP, J.D. Edwards (JDE), PeopleSoft, Oracle, Fourth Shift, Timberline, Platinum, Infinium, Business Control Systems  (BCS), Property Tax Management Systems (PTMS), Microsoft Office and Windows operating systems.


Key member of Coca Cola Enterprise's Sarbanes-Oxley  (SOX) Implementation and Compliance Team testing for  compliance with requirements of SOX section 404 & 302 and  COSO framework. Developed and executed test scripts for  application, governance, and access controls including SAS70  attestation and remediation testing. Work with business  unit process control owners to identify, document and test  controls. Prepared SOX Project Status reports and provided  information to outside auditors, Ernst & Young (2004 - 2006).

Management Consultant for Adecco Financial to Fortune 500 companies such as McKesson  (Pharmaceutical/Healthcare IT), Exide Technologies  (Industrial Energy) and S1 Corporation (Software Development). Provided financial analysis on Revenue Recognition  project encompassing SOP 97-2 compliance. Reconstructed  and reconciled large corporate cash accounts, including analysis  and recreation of related general ledger accounts spanning  several years. Examined Corporate Escheat Property transactions  for statutory compliance. Analyzed corporate Employee Stock  Purchase transactions, including 1099 activity and federal tax  filings ensuring IRS reporting accuracy (2002 - 2004).

Consulting Controller to Pace Manufacturing, a private  brand manufacturer for Bristol-Myers Squibb and BBW (Bath & Body  Works). Managed all plant accounting activities,  including general ledger, costing, inventory, financial  reporting, accounts receivable/payable, payroll, and taxes.  Analyzed and prepared State, local, property, payroll, and sales  taxes for period spanning 2 years. Negotiated with  attorneys and taxing authorities, resolving tax and litigation  issues. Managed the acquisition and disposition of  fixed assets (2000 - 2002).



SAP financial software consultant  for SAP America's corporate clientele, including Lockheed  Martin, Coca Cola, Ryobi North America (partial  list). Project scopes involved system configuration,  training, testing, and analysis, of financial data  conversion from client Legacy system to SAP software.  Trained client Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in new SAP  processes. Wrote and edited client documentation training  manuals. Analyzed and developed recommendations for client  process improvement of software utilization. Co-authored  release information for software upgrades (1998 - 2000).

Provided financial consulting and audit  engagement services to clientele for CPA firm and other  clients while simultaneously training as FI/CO consultant  for SAP enterprise-wide software solutions (1996 - 1998).


Division Manager - Accounting
- (1979 - 1996)

Progressed through increasingly  responsible positions from Accounting Supervisor to  Assistant Controller of International Operations, Regional  Accounting Manager, and Division Manager - Accounting for  this Fortune 100 company; a global manufacturer of tissue,  pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related  chemicals, with 700 locations in North America and Europe,  employing 55,000 people with $13 billion in annual revenue.

  • Directed corporate level accounting  activities involving Economic Value Activity (EVA)  analysis, capital expenditure analysis, project  management, financial reporting, budget preparation, and  information systems.

  • Led accounting and related information  system functions, including variance analysis, capital  asset expenditures, audit compliance, internal controls,  planning and budgeting, inventory costing/control, and  systems training/development for 32 branches in 10  states generating $800 million in annual revenues.

  • Managed all accounting directives  encompassing joint ventures, equity interests, foreign  currency conversion, foreign tax and regulatory  compliance, letters of credit, bank loan compliance,  customs, and inventory costing/ control for Foreign  Subsidiaries in Asia, South America, Saudi Arabia,  Import/Export operations, port facilities, and ocean  shipping operations.

  • Supervised general accounting  department comprised of 12 direct reports engaged in  accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, state  and local taxes, contract compliance, month-end close,  annual reporting and working with outside auditors for  30 manufacturing facilities with $300 million in annual revenues.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Led system analysis of $600 million freight payment system resulting in project savings of $10 million.

  • Designed and implemented EVA system to measure project value returns in excess of $20 million.

  • Analyzed $3 million claims system, enhancing AR reporting accuracy and decreasing aging by 30 days.

  • Analyzed, identified and recommended division administrative cost reduction in excess of $1 million.

  • Key member for system conversion from design through training and implementation for 150 locations.

  • Developed and implemented significant improvements in accounting consolidation of foreign subsidiaries.

  • Wrote accounting procedure manuals for company's CPA firm, Arthur Anderson.


Certified Public Accountant ~ BBA, Accounting, University of Texas, El Paso ~ SAP Certified in FI/CO Module