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Information Services Director Of Finance & Manufacturing Resume

Dalton, GA

SUMMARY:

CPA, IT Professional with wide - ranging experiences in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Gas Pipeline and Public Accounting industries. Adept at requirements gathering and analysis, producing requirements documentation, and managing IT staff. A proven leader with a “can do” attitude applying extensive experience partnering with internal customers and staff on successful software project implementations. Life time learner with extensive time invested in continuing education. Applied business process improvement skills to provide cost savings and improved customer support.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Applications: SAP Fico modules, Oracle Financials, JDE Financial/ERP modules, Platinum accounting, Hyperion (Consolidations, FDM, Essbase and Analyzer), CorpTax, Sungard Treasury (Avantgard, Globes, ResIQ), Pilgrim Quality Management, MS Office, MS Project, Ultra Marketing/Gas Pipeline, Sarbanes Oxley compliance.

Platforms: MS Server 2003 and 2008, Citrix, VMWare, Active Directory, AS400, Unix

RDBMS: MS SQL 2000, 2005, 2008, MS Access

Application Servers: Weblogic, IIS

Methodologies: JAD, RAD, Andersen Consulting Method One

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Dalton, GA

Information Services Director of Finance & Manufacturing

Responsibilities:

  • Completed dozens of Strategic projects that have added to the bottom line and shifted users from processing transactions to analyzing them. The project ROI's were realized in the year implemented
  • Shifted team focus from getting things done to getting them done right and now getting the right things done. Apply limited resources to highest return projects first while maintaining or improving internal customer satisfaction. Supervised IS team of 10 developers and system analysts.
  • Challenged user processes before simply automating an inefficient process. Assisted user departments apply CI techniques and write Standard Operating Procedures for key processes.

Confidential, Charlotte, NC

Senior Applications Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Planned and lead enterprise wide projects including a fixed asset system conversion which improved reporting and standardized accounting for fixed assets.
  • Designed interfaces and worked with vendors developing and implementing interfaces that added workflow efficiencies with seamless integration between systems.
  • Designed and implemented Hyperion HFMS9 environment and the Executive Dashboard.
  • Corporate SAP implementation team. Lead corporate analyst on FICO design, implementation and data conversion from legacy system.

Confidential, Houston, TX

Senior Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed configuration and business processes supporting the diverse needs of Confidential in the US and Canada.
  • Selected as Technical Lead for all Confidential data conversions and interfaces and GL functional lead for the implementation of Oracle 11i financial modules.
  • Provided first line support of the Platinum accounting software for the revenue management and financial accounting departments. Planned and implemented rework of chart of accounts to support operational reporting by operating unit and volume statistics in various units of measure.

Confidential, Houston, TX

Controller / IT Director

Responsibilities:

  • Converted data for 40+ companies reducing the time for monthly closes and generation of financial and statistical data by several days each period. As new companies were acquired those were added to the Platinum system.
  • Led conversions of properties to HMIS writing interfaces to the Platinum GL package and a commission feed to ADP creating the most integrated and functional system within the industry.
  • Teamed with the legal function during all financial aspects of acquisitions purchasing 30 properties within 18 months and expanding from 13 to 85 cemeteries and 0 to 20 funeral homes in 3 years.

Confidential, Houston, TX

Controller

Responsibilities:

  • Reduced days to close for monthly financial reporting from 15 to 3 for a privately held manufacturing entity.
  • Developed new accounting controls policy and procedures manual, implemented the policy and monitored compliance.
  • Managed 9 person project team through implementation of JDE accounting modules using General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Purchase Order modules and one year of data was converted from the legacy system in 90 days within budget.

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