Corporate consolidations; Tax; SOX 404 compliance; Audits/Forensic; Business Integration; Budget planning, preparation, and administration; Mergers & Acquisition (M&A); Treasury; Foreign Exchange; Transfer Pricing; Oracle ERP 11i and Data Warehousing; MS Dynamics AX 2009 ERP; Hyperion HFM; Organizational Structure; SEC Reporting; Business Process Reengineering (BPR); USGAAP/IFRS; Software Revenue Recognition.
2013—MTax, University of Tulsa, OK. Major; Taxation
1999—MBA, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
1984—BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. Major; Accounting
Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”); Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”); Bilingual (English/Spanish) — Able to comprehend Portuguese.
Responsible for accounting, finance, corporate strategy and planning of the dark aircured operations (DAC).
Built and managed Americas AP/AR/Sales Tax Shared Services for 5 sites; reduced past due receivables by $3.5M. Managed a 20-person team accountable for all financial activities including accounting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, inventory control and internal control activities. Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of Nitto’s financial data.
· Directed group compliance with J-SOX and all finance policies / procedures.
· Implemented an Automated Reconciliation Tool across the Americas – reduced the day of reconciliation by 80% and adjusted Balance Balances by $5M, to ensure accuracy of financial data.
· Implemented Avalara system to ensure tax compliance with Sales and Used Tax reporting within 42 States. Reduced exposure by $500k.
· Directed process for the Americas semiannual budget and monthly forecast for HQ; improved accuracy by 5 pp.
12/2005 to 9/2008 — Senior Manager of Corporate Finance and Business Planning — Richmond, VA — Responsible for special projects including merger and acquisition activity. Managed business goals for the company's premium cigar division. Designed reporting structure and managed Oracle Data Warehousing. Managed data validation process for all financial applications.
2002 to 2005 — Manager of Corporate Finance and Treasury — Manhattan, NY — Responsible for the company's daily cash flow, debt level, financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
2001 to 2002 — Finance Manager — Santiago, Dominican Republic – Responsible for implementing US GAAP accounting policies, and standard cost system, using Oracle Financial Suite 11i.
1998 to 2001 — Senior Corporate Financial Analyst — Bloomfield, CT – Responsible for SEC and debt covenant reporting. Managed a $200 million divestiture, including business valuation. Responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, management and business metrics reporting, treasury and all general accounting functions.
Responsible for the development and issuance of financial policies and procedures, determination of accounting treatment of unusual transactions, monitoring of emerging accounting issues, and SEC financial reporting.
1988 to 1994 — Senior Internal Auditor – Analyzed data for deficient controls, duplicated effort, extravagance, fraud, and non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Reported to management about asset utilization and audit results, and recommended changes in operations and financial activities.
Managed audit reviews and prepared audit reports for the firms’ largest clients in manufacturing, high-tech, governmental, banking and retail.
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