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Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer
Operations Management ~ Internal Controls ~ Fraud Cases ~ Interviewing & Investigations
Financial Management ~ Regulatory Compliance ~ Project Management ~ IT ~ Client Relations
- Substantial management background with 20+ years experience in financial analysis and reporting, operations leadership, investigations, audits, risk management, compliance, fraud detection, and IT management.
- Excel at establishing internal procedures and controls, streamlining inventory management processes, fostering highly cooperative relationships, and directing human resources functional areas including terminations.
- Able to research and devise strategies, methods, and technological solutions which play a major role in supporting and navigating fiscally strong, ethical, and compliant company operations.
- Advanced knowledge of money laundering, taxation, business valuations, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
- Exemplary capabilities in developing systems and tools to align with corporate and regulatory criteria while meeting or exceeding company s financial reporting and operational support needs.
Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC, Arlington, VA, 2012 to Present
Senior Financial Forfeiture Specialist
Currently providing comprehensive forensic expertise to Complex Asset Unit of United States Marshal Service in Brooklyn, New York, occasionally requiring international and domestic travel.
Play a pivotal role in criminal and civil cases pursued by U.S. Attorneys and Deputy U.S. Marshals.
Advised against taking custody of a business involved in a Ponzi scheme, and exposed $40M mortgage outstanding and $70M of related claims filed by numerous parties.
Successfully liquidated investment account valued at $4.1M for $4M (98% of statement value).
Valued private company at $112,835 to support government in considering purchase for $50K.
Provided key data in DEA Grand Jury case involving 25+ businesses and more than 10 subjects.
Investigated several persons of organized crime and numerous businesses suspected of money laundering.
Provided information on human trafficking case where 35 people were signing checks over to one person.
Sotherland & Associates, LLC (formerly Donald R. Sotherland & Associates, CPAs), West Hartford, CT, 2006 to Present
Senior Project Manager Fraud & Investigations / Certified Public Accountant
Deliver influential guidance to clients in a vast range of industries by leading detailed investigations and analyses with an emphasis in fraud management.
Conducted series of interviews to expose illegal immigrant that has not paid taxes for 11 years.
Successfully dropped IRS penalty for client from $341,742 to $7,320.
Slashed New York sales tax assessment for client from $25,781 to $731.
Tucker Mechanical, Meriden, CT, 2005 to 2006
Chief Financial Officer
Headed full-scope financial management, IT operations, human resources activities, and SEC and SOX compliance for subsidiary of EMCOR, Inc.
Accelerated monthly closing process from 15 days to eight, saving $24K annually in 2006.
Instituted system controls which reduced inaccuracies in WIP inventory valued at $30M by $3M (90%).
Tightened A/P process to save $23K in erroneously proposed payments.
Conducted in-depth investigation to reveal $253K in omitted invoices.
Solicited critical tax information to discover $283K error in prior tax returns.
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J. Walter, Inc., Windsor, Connecticut, 1999 to 2005
Governed business operations encompassing financial administration, information technology, and human resources.
Evaluated and expedited monthly closing process from 15 days to four, saving $30K annually.
Identified fraudulent practices and reduced DSO from 68 to 48 to deliver annual cost reduction of $40,000.
Researched high warehouse turnover to curtail associated temporary staffing expenses by $20K annually.
Discovered fraudulent inventory adjustments and introduced new warehouse system and monthly cycle counts to substantially decrease write-offs by $64K in one year on $1.5M inventory.
Seamlessly coordinated LAN installation which generated $36K in annual savings due to increased efficiency.
Captured $52K in annual cost savings by evaluating IT and telecom support contracts and improving workflow.
Steered installation of VoIP phone system to markedly lower technology expenses by $12K.
Overhauled shipment recording procedures to eliminate $30K in monthly overcharges from sister company.
Coordinated management of legal cases to diminish exposures and expenses by $10K each year.
Introduced new shipping process and procedures to lower FAA fine from $25K to $7K.
Abolished $25,462 personal property tax assessment for computers used by national sales force.
Persuasively negotiated new bank arrangements to save $12K annually.
Filomeno and Company, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1996 to 1999
Completed audit, review, compilation, bookkeeping, and consulting engagements across all types of industries.
Meticulously audited sales and A/R for electronics manufacturer to uncover $30K in unrecorded sales.
Detected $30K in unrecorded liabilities as a result of a government manufacturing public accounting audit.
Resourcefully converted client s legacy mainframe to QuickBooks networked system, saving $12K annually.
Navigated IRS audit to successful completion, slashing $10,145 in penalties and interest to $450.
Audited and reduced client s sales & use tax owing from $500K to $78K.
Controller, 3M, New Haven, Connecticut
Controller, ABB Power Systems Energy Services, Inc. Windsor, Connecticut
MBA, Concentration in Economic Crime and Fraud Management, Utica College of Syracuse University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Major in Accounting, University of Connecticut
Licensed Certified Public Accountant
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Financial Forensics
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Professionals Association
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