SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Extremely motivated and results-driven financial professional with exceptional leadership skills and an extensive background in the following broad-based competencies:
FORECASTING AND BUDGETING
FINANCIAL STATEMENT PREPARATION
Demonstrates ability to proactively work independently, to produce and lead exceptional performance within a team environment and to creatively resolve problems and capitalize on opportunities.
Skilled in the production and presentation of consolidated financial statements and in the preparation of payroll, sales, and property tax returns.
Excellent qualifications in financial, managerial and cost accounting and analysis with a history of continuous improvement in cross-functional areas for both increased revenue and decreased expense.
Proficient in IBM-PC and Macintosh desktop systems, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Solomon IV, Epicor, QuickBooks, Crystal Reports, Peachtree, Paychex Payroll and ADP Payroll.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY – City, ST 2005 – 2006 Director of Finance
Selected as a member of executive management team to restore credibility of financial operations as part of a corporate-wide, top-to-bottom restructuring initiative resulting in successful emergence within seven months of Chapter 11 receivership filed by this publicly traded high-tech manufacturer.
Provide daily oversight of financial analysis, regulatory reporting, cash management, accounting, forecasting, auditing and payroll activities that lead to long-term improvements in cost savings, profitability and productivity.
Responsible for maintaining Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and SEC reporting requirments.
Credited with significantly improving the company’s cash flow position by as much as 50% following implementation of new credit and collection procedures.
Streamlined MIS operations to provide timely financial and operating data.
ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY – City, ST 2002 – 2004 Controller
Accepted appointment to direct a staff of seven in the Finance and Dues departments for this motion picture, broadcast, cable and news media writers union with $20 million in annual revenue.
Developed annual budget for 25 departments, prepared monthly financial statements and assisted management team in financial and functional expenditure analysis.
Supervised reconciliation and disbursement of multiple trust funds held on behalf of members, maintained strong internal control and managed and trained users on the Epicor accounting software.
Drove a 10% cut in the cost of temporary staff and a 50% cut in the cost of converting temporary employees to permanent status by aggressively renegotiating agreement with representative agencies.
Spearheaded an increase of 35% in publication and theatre accounts receivable turnover and dramatically reduced bad debt expense by defining and establishing improved collection procedures.
Brought the processing of the annual 5,000 Form-1099s in house, instituted required sourcing for services from vendors in Publications and revamped trust payment procedures, substantially reducing cash expense.
MEDIA CORPORATION – City, ST 1995 – 2002 Accounting Manager 2000 - 2002
Challenged with responsibility of accounting and management information system operations for a major television post-production company with $30 million in annual revenue and subsidiaries in Hollywood, Burbank, New York and Vancouver.
Prepared division and consolidated financial statements, provided analysis and prepared all Security and Exchange Commission reporting and handled investor relations.
Maintained general ledger, managed fixed assets and directed credit and collections.
Successfully combined two accounting systems following a company merger, provided software training and supervision for accounting staff and coordinated reorganization of credit and collection procedures.
Developed a cost accounting system for a manufacturing subsidiary, implementing a job cost system that enable the company to efficiently control component acquisition and production cost.
Led conversion of accounting system from a manual operation to SBT software then later from SBT to Solomon IV, moves that increased data accuracy, timeliness and effectiveness for all departments.
Senior Financial Analyst 1998 – 2000
Recruited to manage five employees in accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing and payroll. Maintained general ledger, adjusted, closed and produced financial statements. Prepared property and sales tax returns.
Worked closely with the outside accounting firm and assisted as needed with the annual audit.
Researched and coordinated launch of a successful initial public stock offering, taking into consideration company operations and industry trends and preparing required reports and filings.
Instituted a fixed asset system that located, identified and valued millions of dollars in capital equipment at various locations and leased to customers and enabled the collection of a $2 million settlement for fire loss.
Promoted to Accounting Manager for superior job performance and exceptional attention to detail.
EDUCATION, PUBLICATIONS AND CERTIFICATION STATE UNIVERSITY
Master of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance Concentrations, GPA 3.71/4.0
Bachelor of Arts Degree
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS
Security and Exchange Commission Reporting, Solomon IV
Credit Collection, Federal and State Employment Law