Francisco Chavez

Francisco Chavez

Summary

Respected professional with both CGA and CPA designations, a B.Sc. in Commerce and Accounting, and Accounting and IT Diploma who champions strategic financial initiatives and inspires commitment to change for enhanced financial performance. Leads teams through the most critical and challenging of scenarios, and directs with consideration and a sense of humour that helps diffuse tense situations. Experience includes over 20 years of leadership excellence in accounting/finance in Canadian and international hospitals, healthcare, and service industry. Visionary thinker with history that includes a key role in a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) initiative, provides accounting and finance infrastructures that rests on advanced software systems and innovative processes, devoted to generating reliable and timely information. An effective communicator; educates, mentors and coaches accounting staff and other stakeholders so they make the most of available systems and data, offering explanations and analyses that remove the mystery from finance vocabulary to enable enhanced business decisions. Seeking opportunity in the GTA, Peel and Halton region. Open to occasional business travel.

Francisco is a dedicated family man with two children and a balanced life that includes spending valued time camping, fishing, and enjoying social gatherings with friends and relatives. A generous supporter of local charities and responsible civic action activities, Francisco is also a devotee of health and wellness. He keeps physically fit with hobbies that include golfing and bowling, and unwinds with a game of chess.

Work History

Work History

Purchase Ledger Officer

National Guard King Khalid Hospital, Jeddah
Demonstrated responsibility for the full scope of accounting, complete documentation and computerized invoice processing of payables for the hospital.

Led Finance Division Team in the development, testing, and implementation of NGKKH Hospital computerized Management Information Systems.

Trained and supervised a staff of seven employees.

Management Accounting Officer

National Guard King Khalid Hospital, Jeddah

Developed technology and data processing changes reducing month-end financial statement processing time by 50%, employee documentation by 60%, turnaround time from 10 to 4 days to process employee benefits, and staff from 12 to 7 members. Managed and directed the investigation into $2.5 million loss, identified a flaw in the system and presented recommendations to the senior management committee, resulting in a promotion to the head of the department to implement quality standardization of operating procedures.

Treasury Officer

National Guard King Khalid Hospital, Jeddah
Demonstrated responsibility for the full scope of accounting, treasury and payables for the hospital. Administered a monthly disbursement of approximately $15 million.
Jan 2009 - Present

Ready for New Challenges

Potential Employer
Jul 2008 - Jan 2009

Manager, Contract Revenue & Corporate Performance Reporting

Marchese Health Care Inc.
Devised and analyzed Key Performance Indicators, providing operations teams with crucial cash flow management, forecasting, and budgeting information.
Nov 2004 - Jun 2008

Accounting Manager

Marchese Health Care Inc.
Leading and mentoring four permanent staff and one part-time consultant, led infrastructure improvements, and accountable for annual budget of $250K by 2008.
Nov 2000 - May 2003

Accounting Supervisor

Nuance Global Traders Inc.
Re-engineered processes and reporting systems for inter-company accounts, inventory transfers, general ledger, monthly financials. Ensured new credibility and reliability of reporting and audits.
Nov 1999 - Oct 2000

Senior Account - Contract

Accountemps
Accepted role to gain valued experience and exposure to Canadian federal and provincial requirements, and to demonstrate competence in all facets including: accounts receivable, fixed and leased assets, commission clearing, expense management, and inter-company accounts.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Science in Commerce: Accounting

University of Santo Tomas

Skills

Skills

Negotiation & Collaboration

Accounting System Design

Technology Implementation

Analysis & Reporting

Budgeting & Forecasting

Business Process Re-engineering

Project Direction

Organizational Controls & Governance

Change Leadership

Team Development & Mentoring

Strategic Financial Planning & Execution

Certifications

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

PICPA

Certified General Accountant - Canada

CGA-Canada