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Director Resume

Phoenix, AZ

SUMMARY

  • Accounting and Finance leader that drives improvements in productivity, processes and profitability of multi - million and multi-billion dollar companies.
  • Through my experience and leadership, I have increased the efficiency of key processes by 30%, helped cut capital spending by more than 60%, eliminated recurring monthly losses of $1M, and cut overall expenses of more than $40M for my companies.
  • SEC Reporting GAAP/SOX Compliance Complex Accounting Issues Technical Research & Analysis
  • Audit Management Equity/Debt Transactions Mergers & Acquisitions Multi-Site/Multinational Ops
  • Contract Negotiation Process Improvement Leadership and Mentoring Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Reduced wireless service costs by over $100K (25%) annually and negotiated a one-time $10,000 credit within first month of employment by consolidating providers and optimizing service plans
  • Provided financial analysis, accounting guidance, and contract structure support for a $500 million business acquisition; prepared purchase accounting entries and managed integration of financials

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Provided professional accounting and finance services to Fortune 1000 clients.
  • Engagements included forensic accounting and restatements in connection with Securities and Exchange Commission formal inquiries, accounting guidance/support for a $1.6 billion motion pictures studio acquisition, implementation guidance for new accounting pronouncements, and SOX implementation/audits in partnership with a Big 4 accounting firm.

Confidential, Denver, CO

Vice President 

Responsibilities:

  • Budgeting, forecasting and analysis of cash flows and capital expenditures; worked closely with COO and other executives to reduce year-over-year capital spending from $8 billion to $3 billion
  • Business case analysis, negotiation and contract structuring for strategic transactions in excess of $100 million; renegotiated terms of a 5-year take-or-pay service agreement resulting in a $28 million benefit over the term of the agreement in addition to a $15 million in-quarter benefit
  • Due diligence, preparation of SEC registration statements, responses to SEC comment letters, and post-merger purchase accounting for the $35 billion acquisition of U S West
  • SEC reporting, technical accounting research and audit management; subject matter expert for GAAP

Controller

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Personal computer manufacturer and parts distributor, $100 million in revenue, 250 employees

Financial Reporting Manager

Confidential, Tempe, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Publicly-traded distributor ofl.T. products and services, $5 billion in revenue, 4,500 employees

Audit Manager

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Big 4 audit, tax and advisory firm, revenues in excess of $20 billion, 145,000 professionals Audits and quarterly reviews, preparation assistance with SEC registration statements for IPO's and secondary securities' offerings, 10-K/10-Q reviews, M&A support, and other professional services.
  • Promoted to Audit Manager approximately one-year ahead of the standard five-year track.

Consultant - Accounting & Finance

Confidential, Scottsdale, AZ

Responsibilities:

  • Managed corporate accounting and financial reporting & analysis for Reverse Mortgage Solutions ($10 billion reverse mortgage company)
  • Managed the annual audit process as a liaison between the Controller's organization and its' Big 4 audit firm, provided 10-K assistance and other year-end support for Healthcare Trust of America ($2.5 billion public real estate company)
  • Developed multi-currency consolidation models, prepared purchase accounting adjustments for recent UK acquisitions and US GAAP compliance adjustments for a multinational software development firm
  • Provided SEC and XBRL services for an industry leading cloud-based reporting solutions provider
  • Consulting/interim engagements prior to 2012
  • Mesa Airlines - Interim Director of SEC Reporting - 9 months

Confidential, Phoenix, AZ

Corporate Controller

Responsibilities:

  • Multi-site, international corporations, 400+ employees, annual revenue in excess of $100 million
  • Transitioned corporate accounting functions from Baltimore, MD to Arizona within first 45 days; immediately hired replacements for key positions to maximize knowledge transfer
  • Reduced corporate accounting employee costs by 20% and accelerated month-end close timing by 30% within first 90 days by improving processes and eliminating non-value-adding activities

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