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Director Of Accounting And Internal Controls Resume

Miami, FloridA

SUMMARY:

Results driven Finance Director and CPA with over 15 years of progressive experience leading all aspects of Financial Management and Corporate Accounting. Strong qualifications across the breath of finance responsibilities including FP&A, Technical Accounting, Working Capital Management, Treasury, Internal Controls and SOX compliance. Ability to effectively manage a multi - location organization and adapt to different cultures. Solid record of contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls. Experience with global/ matrixed organizations. Bilingual in English/Spanish. Fluent in Portuguese.

SKILLS:

Financial Systems: SAP, Oracle, JDE, HFM, Essbase, QlikView, Blackline, Quickbooks.

Languages: English, Spanish & Portuguese.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Director of Accounting and Internal Controls

Confidential, Miami, Florida

Responsibilities:

  • Achieved a tightly controlled business environment. Performed SOX controls for the region and spearheaded process improvement initiatives and standardization activities.
  • Implemented treasury controls, including payment automation projects in Argentina and Brazil.
  • Improved DSO in Brazil by 10 days with implementation of Trade Promotion System.
  • Implemented Blackline Accounts Reconciliation system for all LATAM legal entities.
  • SAP Super-User and key player in SAP implementation in LATAM.
  • Oversaw internal and external audits including the preparation of audit schedules and auditor requests.

Regional Manager

Confidential, Coral Gables, Florida

Responsibilities:

  • Improved forecasting accuracy from an average variance of 10% to less than 5%.
  • Drove a rigorous and disciplined planning and forecasting process, developing innovative financial models focused on Key Performance Metrics.
  • Identified control or operational weaknesses and launched actions to strengthen internal controls.
  • Developed a culture of cost awareness, working with partners to identify opportunities for cost savings at all business levels. Ensured that financial awareness was built into decision-making activities.

Controller - MRO Division

Confidential, Miami, Florida

Responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of Quantum ERP system.
  • Streamlined accounting processes though fine-tuning of software and elimination of repetitive processes.
  • Consistently met deadlines and improved accuracy of monthly accounting closes.
  • Developed template to allow operations managers to easily calculate labor costs and project variances.

Global Finance Manager

Confidential, Miami, Florida J

Responsibilities:

  • Hired, trained and developed local teams in Brazil and Mexico.
  • Transformed LATAM Finance group into a functional and focused team, providing essential forward-looking analysis and business support.
  • Constructed financial models to evaluate business proposals and other ad-hoc analyses.
  • Established effective forecasting discipline, achieving actual results within 2.5% of operating budget.
  • Ensured that proper US GAAP adjustments were applied

Manager - Cost Accounting & Manufacturing Analysis

Confidential, Miami, Florida

Responsibilities:

  • Multinational manufacturer and distributor of generic drugs with annual revenues of $2 billion.
  • Managed monthly close process for manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico and New York.
  • Lead all cost accounting and inventory accounting activities company-wide, including manufacturing variance analysis, product cost development and evaluation of inventory reserves for slow moving and obsolete inventories.
  • Developed accurate BOM / Routings that resulted in 20% reduction of manufacturing variances.

Accounting Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all inventory accounting duties, including provisions for excess and obsolescence, vendor rebates and inventory shrinkage.
  • Coordinated annual physical counts at retail locations and managed the cycle count program retail locations and at the Distribution Center.

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