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Summary

Finance Director for large global healthcare/biotech companies Pfizer, Pharmacia and Monsanto.Two years international experience in Europe based in London, UK.Action-oriented professional who excels at global financial management, planning/analysis, operational accounting and controllership activities.Strong leader and team player adept at managing teams of 10-25 Finance colleagues.Skilled at problem solving, M&A implementations, developing strategic alliances, collaborating with senior management and driving operational results in fast-paced, complex environments. Deep financial experience, as well as multi-discipline breadth across operations, manufacturing, sales, HR and IT.

Work experience

20052009

Finance Director

Pfizer

Financial accountability for $1 billion of global Technology spending – expense and capital.Responsible for all aspects of operational accounting, strategic planning, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, capital reporting, GAAP, SOX compliance, business case development, and project portfolio management across 35 countries.Lead a team of 20 Finance professionals, including six direct reports in the US, Europe and Asia.Provided financial counsel and steering for senior leadership leading global realignment of services.

·Strengthened inherited Finance organization while reducing costs by $1 million

·Implemented harmonized financial processes and systems across legacy companies

·Introduced new management reporting, metrics and financial dashboard for executive team

·Developed a $250 million “transformation” business case leading to 20% labor cost reduction

20032005

Finance Director, EMEA

Pfizer

Financial accountability for a $200 million operational budget across 15 countries and 20+ manufacturing sites throughout EMEA.Directed efforts of a team of eleven Finance professionals with accountability for all aspects of finance, capital planning, and project management.

·Lead SVP and her leadership through financial aspects of Pharmacia and Warner-Lambert acquisitions

·Identified and delivered 30% regional cost elimination during 2-year assignment

·Reorganized Finance team in 6 months, including elimination of 6 full-time positions

·Led development of $50 million business case for centralizing European operations in Brussels

·Financial management of $45 million IBM outsourcing agreement; $20 million in cost reduction

·Partnered with European Financial Shared Services to harmonize systems throughout Europe

Education

19811984

MBA

Widener University
19761981

BS

University of Illinois

Skills

HR Benefits Administration
Monthly Financial Closings
Information Technology
Asset Management
Balance Sheet Management
Project Portfolio Management
Capital Planning
Building/Managing High Performing Teams
Foreign Currency
Global Financial Operations
Executive Financial Reporting
Budgeting & Forecasting
SOX Compliance
Financial Planning and Analysis