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- Dynamic Leader who offers a background in Global Financial Operations, Strategic Analysis, Trends Tracking, Cost Controls, Budget Development, Human Resources, and IT, as well as talents in Regulatory Compliance; Federal, State, Local, and Foreign Tax Reporting; and GAAP, and consistently exhibits an ability to see the big picture.
- Top Performer who boasts above-average career results, and can make sound decisions to rexxxxxxect positively on operations in alignment with a company s vision, value, and goals to achieve a significant competitive advantage.
- Excellent Communicator who builds and sustains synergistic relationships with C-level executives, business / financial teams, vendors, regulatory agencies, and clients, and contributes strong negotiation skills with a proven track record for successfully dealing with the IRS, the Department of Labor, EEOC, and outside auditors.
Multinational Company with Offices in South Korea, PRC, India, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada
United States Offices in Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, and New York
Chief Financial Officer (1997 2013) ￨ Controller (1985 1997)
Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking financial operations for this multinational company, including driving all full-cycle accounting, cost control, banking, tax preparation / analysis, and compliance.
Expertly prepared IRS, NY State, NY City, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, as well as Canadian Federal and Provincial tax audits for Federal Sub-Chapter S, LLC and C Corporation, state, local, and foreign returns.
Authored and prepared all tax analysis and reports for federal, state, local, and foreign tax returns, along with authoring and preparing Pension and 401(k) employee valuation reports and handling appropriate tax filings.
Led targeted oversight of finance group teams in New York, as well subsidiary staffs in California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas, South Korea, India, Brazil, and the PRC, and prepared consolidated financial statements.
Coordinated all yearly and quarterly forecasts for GAAP financial results and tax results, along with authoring Excel analysis worksheets to track detailed annual Book to Tax filing differences to meet critical tax deadlines.
Designed all internal cost control reports, including cash xxxxxxow, as well as actual cost vs. budgeted cost reports.
Conducted weekly meetings with management, including providing weekly reports on relevant cost issues.
Liaised among clients for AR collections, and facilitated vendor payables, back-charge claims, and cost adders.
Provided final review of client and vendor purchase orders, and negotiated key contracts with clients and vendors.
Developed and submitted reports to bankers as relative to covenant requirements to ensure seamless relations.
Initiated an EXIM line of credit via primary banker, and developed all reports critical to timely reporting.
Re-stated two prior years of financial reports from US GAAP to IFRS.
Coordinated and navigated every bank audit related to the EXIM line of credit.
Authored complicated reports critical to preparation of GAAP tax accounting entries.
Personally involved in successfully negotiating back-charge claims with clients and vendors.
Successfully spearheaded Petro-Chem s defense in a few dozen asbestos cases all dismissed.
Initiated and managed the transfer of reporting functions to third party, Alerus Financial, in 2013.
Successfully concluded 20+ years of audits with only one audit adjustment during that time period.
Initiated and managed upgrades to existing accounting systems along with customization of reports to facilitate the ease and timeliness of financial reporting; the latest accounting software upgrades were Platinum Accounting in 1996 and subsequent migration to Timberline Software in 2006 which provided a smoother interface to company s Purchasing Department reporting system.
Initiated and implemented Research and Development tax credit analysis and filings with third-party tax specialists to save several hundred thousands of dollars from 2009 to 2013.
Human Resource Director (2007 2013)
Applied strong leadership talents toward directing large-scale human resource operations, including regularly improving organizational structure by coordinating transfer of human resource functions to ADP in 2012 and 2013 while providing employees with online access to payroll, pension, 401(k) health insurance, and FSA reporting.
Represented company on employee cases with EEOC and Department on Labor for issues arising prior to tenure.
Reported zero issues requiring Department of Labor or EEOC complaints during tenure.
Initiated and implemented company s ISO Certification for human resource and cost control.
IT Director (1995 2007)
Played a vital role in personally building a custom AutoCAD workstation and NT server with AutoCAD drawing management software to facilitate the ease of edit tracking on critical client and vendor AutoCAD drawings.
Developed programs using Microsoft Access and Visual Basic to track engineering hours actual vs. budget.
Directed Petro-Chem s Novell network and NT network prior to company upgrade to a Windows server.
Transitioned Purchasing Department from manual and Excel to Timberline s purchasing system.
Developed programs to track engineering hours and eliminate days from cost report issuance cycles.
Proactively resolved wide-ranging performance issues by providing NYC office with desktop support.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Extensive Graduate-level Taxation Studies
Certified ISO Auditor
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Microsoft Access ￨ Timberline ￨ Visual Basic ￨ AutoCAD
Knights of Columbus
Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request
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