Senior-Level Finance Executive eager to contribute exceptional management background, extensive Six Sigma experience, and outstanding team leadership talents toward supporting a dynamic company in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Proficient in full-scope financial management operations inclusive of internal controls, financial reporting/statements, reconciliations, taxes, GAAP accounting, and auditing. Deploy impressive business instinct to identify and implement solutions for measurable process improvements and profit enhancements. Excel in supporting and conducting audits, coordinating taxation activities, steering compliance with SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) requirements, and cooperating with IT in implementing major accounting system conversions and upgrades. Adept at performing complex financial analysis to support short-term and long-range strategic plans and operating budgets. Display a collaborative work ethic, strong communication skills, and a superior level of adaptability, initiative and self-management. Plan, analyze, define and implement policies, strategies and procedures to optimize quality standards, company reputation, fiscal results, and productivity.
Exercised considerable team leadership expertise to drive 99.6% SOX compliance during the first two years of implementation (2004 and 2005).
Exceeded savings expectations by delivering robust reengineering program which achieved Board approval and defined targets for transition and restructuring charges.
Pioneered Winning Culture strategy resulting in peak-performing personnel and highly productive climate throughout global Accounting, Legal, and Reengineering units.
Led smooth implementation and/or upgrades of accounting technologies such as Oracle G/L, Oracle FA, Inter-company, Cash Concentration, and Hyperion.
Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., Short Hills, NJ, 1998 to Present
Senior Leader, Global Reengineering & PMO (2006 to Present)
Strategically partner with business to develop, implement and administer reengineering initiatives in stringent alignment with SEC regulatory requirements and PCAOB criteria.
Team with subject matter experts to efficiently navigate initiatives with close attention to timing, governance and integration of resources.
Administer Program Management Office (PMO) to optimize reengineering effectiveness and cost control in accordance with FASB146, SAS70 and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Drive cohesive efforts among Global Business Units, Internal Audit group, and External Auditors.
Consistently analyze and determine company risk, compliance, and status of internal controls.
Executive Assistant to General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (2005 to 2006)
Proactively supported Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Global Reengineering, US Facilities, and Real Estate through exemplary project and administrative management.
Cost-effectively managed annual budget and monthly forecasing, including comprehensive monthly expense/variance analysis.
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Successfully planned, coordinated and achieved flawless control environment and 100% certification on all specific business unit compliance plans.
Played an instrumental role in streamlining reengineering processes and procedures, and contributed to development of Enterprise Risk Assessment process vital to successful risk management across all functions (Audit, SOX, Strategic and Compliance).
Leader, Accounting Controls Global Business Services (2003 to 2005)
Spearheaded accounting operations for all corporate entities including hedging, retirement funds and marketable securities.
Applied sharp leadership talents toward directing, supervising and managing team of 14 accountants.
Meticulously reviewed and verified monthly bank and account reconciliations, coordinated annual audits, enforced GAAP compliance, and provided support to Finance Leaders during internal/external audits.
Leveraged significant organizational strengths to assess, fortify and manage financial controls, policies and procedures, remediation efforts, reporting, walkthroughs and audits.
Drove seamless efforts related to due diligence, transition, and implementation of accounting functions related to new acquisitions, mergers, and sales.
Manager, International Consolidations (2002 to 2003)
Steered monthly close process for European and Asia/Pacific/Latin America (APLA) regional sub-consolidation, critically analyzing submissions for accuracy and completeness prior to reporting to Corporate.
Associate Manager Financial Reporting & Consolidations (2000 to 2002)
Expeditiously prepared worldwide consolidation and analysis of income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, consolidated statements of cash flows for SEC filing, as well as in-depth flux analysis of balance sheet changes for cash flow reporting.
Actively participated in compiling financial statements and management reports for Board of Directors, Shareholders, and the SEC.
Project Director North America Finance (2000)
Utilized Oracle and Hyperion systems to input and organize budgetary and reporting data for North America projects.
Assembled strategic plans and analyses, presented financial performance results, prepared projections and interpreted complex fiscal data to support strategic planning and control.
- Advanced from role as Senior Accountant for Shared Transactions Service Center (1998 to 2000).
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2007
Master s of Business Administration, Southern California University for Professional Studies, Santa Ana, CA, Summa Cum Laude 2005
Bachelor s of Science Degree in Accounting, Kean University, Union, NJ, 1986
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Associate Member, American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Member, National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a finance leadership capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
I bring to you a solid background in directing and performing full-scope financial management operations, exemplary expertise in developing and implementing SOX-compliant policies and procedures, and outstanding capabilities in streamlining and enhancing internal control processes. To complement these qualifications, I offer polished organizational, analytical, planning, forecasting, and prioritization skills which are essential in financial management.
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