Summary

A senior finance and accounting executive with 25 years experience optimizing accounting and financial reporting processes and internal controls for global companies.A hands-on operator who specializes in reengineering complex and ineffective accounting and finance processes to maximize efficiency and profitability.A proven leader and team-builder adept at working in fast-paced multinational and multicultural environments and building and leading diverse teams.A well-rounded professional with entrepreneurial, international corporate, Big-4 public accounting and financial consulting experience.

Skills

Skills

ERP System Implementations

Assisted with Oracle, SAP and Great Plains ERP system implementations.

Accounting/Finance Department Reorganizations

Streamlined and restructured accounting and finance departments for numerous companies resulting in faster close cycles, lower headcounts and increased profitability.

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Created a comprehensive and repeatable methodology to ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Led over fifteen Sarbanes-Oxley engagements.

Accounting Process Improvement

Reengineered accounting processes for countless clients to strengthen internal controls and more efficiently achieve their business objectives.

Big-4 Public Accounting

Ernst & Young Audit Senior – serviced multiple industries.

International and Corporate Finance

Led a global accounting department with a staff of 100+ employees for a billion dollar multinational telecommunications joint venture. Responsible for the accounting, consolidation and reporting for 125 international subsidiaries. Position was based in Brussels, Belgium.

Entrepreneurial

Founded and managed a successful multimillion dollar accounting and finance consulting firm that employed 22 full-time consultants and 20 contractors. Firm based in Washington, DC. Specialized in Sarbanes-Oxley, accounting process improvement, international accounting, outsourced internal audit, and M&A post-acquisition integration and due diligence. Clients were primarily mid-market publicly traded companies.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Reliant Financial Consulting

Reliant Financial Consulting (www.reliantfc.com) is an accounting consulting firm that specializes in interim financial management, international finance, accounting process improvement, outsourced internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Reliant Financial Consulting consists of 8 full-time professionals and approximately 10 contractors serving US and international clients.

Jun 1998 - Aug 2006

Founder, Managing Director

Enterprise Financial Consulting

Created and managed an accounting consulting firm that specialized in interim financial management, international finance, accounting process improvement, outsourced internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance. Enterprise Financial Consulting consisted of 22 full-time professionals and approximately 20 contractors with offices in six US cities.Sold personal interest in the firm in March 2006.

Mar 1995 - Jun 1998

VP Global Accounting

Global One

Global One (now Orange, a division of France Telecom) was a global telecommunications Joint Venture among Sprint Corporation, France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom.

Vice President – Global Accounting: Responsible for the global accounting and consolidations of over 130 international subsidiaries.Managed a staff of over 125 accounting and finance professionals worldwide.Led the development and implementation of a customized Oracle inter-company accounting and invoicing system.Led the development of a proprietary fixed asset tracking system.Reported directly to the Chief Financial Officer.

European Accounting Director: Responsible for the accounting, consolidations, and financial reporting of 30 international subsidiaries.Managed an international team of 45 staff members in 25 European countries.

Apr 1990 - Mar 1995

Finance Director

Sprint International

European Internal Audit Director: Responsible for developing and conducting a two-year internal audit cycle for 16 European subsidiaries.

Financial Reporting Manager: Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual internal financial reporting to executive management.Managed a staff of six professionals.

Apr 1988 - Apr 1990

Financial Reporting Manager

Planning Research Corporation

Financial Reporting Manager: Responsible for monthly, quarterly, and annual internal financial reporting to executive management.Implemented new accounting software and automated a majority of the accounting processes for a $250M systems integration company.Managed a staff of five professionals.

Jan 1984 - Apr 1988

Audit Senior

Audit Senior: Managed audits of various scopes and industries for multiple public and private clients in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC.

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
Sep 1985 - Present

Certified Public Accountant

State of Texas