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Interim Financial Controller Resume

Piscataway, NJ

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

IT and ERP Expertise: ERP Migrations Internal Controls GAAP & IFRS Process Improvements Automations

Accounting & Finance Expertise: Internal & External Audits - GAAP SOX IFRS compliance-Financial statement preparation & review..

ERP Systems: M3 Infor Cognos MFG NetSuite MS Dynamics GP (Great Plains) FRX Hyperion (HFM) SAP QuickBooks JD Edwards Aspen Canopy

Excel Skills: Advanced lookups Pivot Tables Macros

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Interim Financial Controller

Confidential, Piscataway, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining and developing proper financial and internal controls to ensure that the Company meets statutory obligations and Colart Group’s internal standards.
  • Review financial reports and disclosures for compliance with SOX and IFRS.
  • Prepare budgets and deliver root cause analysis of plan-to-actual variances.
  • Support management in forecasting financials and departmental expenditures.
  • Analyze inventory carrying values and adjustments.
  • Analyze P&L variances, COGS, material costs and GM%.
  • Manage and reconcile intercompany transactions within the group; domestic and international (Europe, Canada, and Asia).
  • Monitor foreign exchange transactions, rates, translations, forecasts and records as well as applicable gains and losses.
  • In support of ERP migration: review data quality of system outputs; provide Inventory, GL, AP, AR, and financial modules.
  • Run internal financial audit processes, and serve as primary point of contact to external auditor team.

Controller

Confidential, New York, NY

Responsibilities:

  • Project Manager for ERP Implementation & Upgrades- MS Dynamics GP-NetSuite- Aspen Canopy ERP systems.
  • Setup New Modules-Order Entry, Sales & AR, AP, Inventory & General Ledger modules. Mapped chart of accounts to new system.
  • Mapped and migrated GL account information to various modules by transaction type.
  • Transferred account balances and activity data to new system.
  • Trained users on functionality and features of various modules.
  • Designed financial and management reports using report writer.
  • Worked closely with the CEO and senior management to develop and implement strategic business plans and operating initiatives.
  • Managed accounting, audit and internal control functions.
  • Established and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards and ensured records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  • Developed and executed strategies that enhance internal controls regarding cash flows.
  • Presented financial and operational results and status to Board of Directors and Executive Management IT.
  • Worked closely with IT staff and consultants to maintain and improve ERP and Network systems.
  • Designed and created various reports using MS Dynamics GP, Smartlist, FRX, and C rystal Reports.
  • Managed Accounting group - GL Accounting Staff, A/P & A/R and served as primary point of contact to internal and external audit teams.
  • Performed weekly, period, and year end close.
  • Prepared weekly estimated P&L and period end financial statements.
  • Verified physical inventory carrying values and quantities and delivered analyses on needed GL adjustments and historical gross margins by product category.
  • Setup of new division GL accounts, and revised chart of accounts to reflect GAAP compliant acquisition costs and initial entries.
  • Performed diligence on GL data of newly acquired operations . Setup new GL accounts and processes for consolidating financial results.
  • Prepared annual budgets and shaped model for forecasting monthly Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss, and Cash Flow Statement.
  • Analyzed key performance indicators (KPI's). Worked closely with Sales & Operation managers to improve planning and forecasting.
  • Work closely with brokers and consultants to manage benefits- Health & Commercial insurance policies.

Controller

Confidential, Chalfont, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Directed financial effort and converted multiple accounting systems into one using Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
  • Work closely with IT staff and consultants to maintain and improve ERP and network systems.
  • Managed A/P, A/R, Payroll, consolidations of FS and intercompany transactions with NA, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Financial Reporting.
  • Served on planning and policy-making committees.
  • Developed and executed strategies that enhanced internal controls and strengthened cash flows.
  • Worked with external auditors during audits.
  • Prepared company annual budgets and variance reports.
  • Shortened the cycle time to completion of FS consolidations and consolidated financial reporting.
  • Automated accounting and reporting processes and improved division's rating for timeliness and accuracy.
  • Prepared Financial Statements in compliance with GAAP, SOX, Confidential GAAP, IFRS standards.

Controller

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Managed financial reporting, A/R, A/P, Credit & Collections, Billing, Payroll, HR, banking relations, and other administrative functions.
  • Responsible for month end closing process.
  • Ensured financial statements and reports are in full compliance with company policies, GAAP, government rules and regulations.
  • Implemented Accounting and Royalty Reporting systems modules.
  • Assisted IT in system troubleshooting, support and maintenance.
  • Developed and implemented warehouse-level inventory cost control measures.
  • Managed Canadian GST/HST tax filings and proactively communicate with CRA to resolve potential compliance issues.
  • Oversaw annual budgeting process, monthly budget updates, and monthly profitability forecasts.
  • Prepared audit schedules and coordinated with external and bank auditors in the completion of their fieldwork, financial statements audit, and corporate tax preparation.
  • Prepare and review royalty statements to Publishers and Agents. Administer the company's 401k retirement plan. Accomplishments:
  • Implemented Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP system and oversaw subsequent upgrade.
  • Designed and created Financial & Management reports using FRX application.
  • Improved productivity through automation of several tasks and procedures.
  • Improved collaboration of cross-functional teams, and played an instrumental role in rendering a friendly work environment.

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