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Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Mississauga, ON. continues to grow locally and globally with locations in Canada, United States, UK, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, China, South Korea, Mexico and Puerto Rico. It is the world's largest public corporation by revenue and the largest private employer in the world.

Finance Manager

Merchandise Finance Manager Reviewed and analyzed inventory levels at both the stores and DC's to ensure inventory levels were acceptable. Prepared detailed food inventory analysis and provided recommendations for process improvements and more timely and accurate reporting of outstanding liabilities. Documented the import inventory processes to ensure inventory in transit was accurately stated. Developed a solid understanding of the SCM and Centric businesses as well as their financial controls. Reviewed financial controls, stewardship and processes at SCM and Centric to ensure they were valid and accurate. Worked collectively to ensure any necessary changes were made as required. Partnered with SCM and Centric through regular meetings in order to develop and document process flows to ensure consistency and to determine the viability of new logistics business proposals(Powertrack). Liaised with senior financial executives at Wal-Mart, SCM and Centric.

General Accounting Manager

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
General Accounting Manager, Played a key role in the company's finance team by strengthening the technical abilities of the team and improving the accounting processes. Responsible for representing and/or co-ordinating the finance team in both internal and accounting projects and operational strategies. Supported financial decisions through technical analysis of US GAAP and other ad hoc analysis. Worked with Process Owners and Internal Audit on a quarterly basis in dealing with SOX queries. Supported the financial reporting needs during month-end.

Manager of Corporate Accounting

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Manager Of Corporate Accounting, Managed and developed staff through effective supervision, training and performance management. Managed all corporate and operation accounting activities for The TimWen Partnership and Wendy's Canadian Advertising Program(WCAP) to ensure timely, accurate and efficient processing of accounting transactions. Ensured compliance with internal accounting controls and GAAP. Managed the financial statement preparation for The TimWen Partnership and WCAP, as well as the external audit process. Managed the accounts receivable process for all WROC franchisees and The TimWen tenants. Managed cash collections, bank deposits and lock boxes for WROC, The TimWen Partnership and WCAP. Ensured the completion of all balance sheet reconciliations/analysis for WROC, The TimWen Partnership and WCAP. Performed periodic review of the general ledgers as well as lead quarterly balancesheet reviews with Senior Management. Managed corporate and operations fixed asset, lease accounting and inter-company accounting activities for WROC, The TimWen Partnership and WCAP. Liaised with corporate finance-related departments as well as Wendy's International on WROC, The TimWen Partnership and WCAP accounting and finance related issues. Involved with the preparation and documentation of SOX controls for several accounting cycles. Ensured standardized quarterly reporting was submitted to Wendy's International in a timely manner.

Senior Staff Accountant

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
Senior Staff Accountant, Managed the period-end financial close process. Performed Balance Sheet & P&L analysis to ensure all issues were resolved. Responsible for all aspects of fixed assets as well as supervision of Fixed Asset Clerk. Maintained the FCS Capital Lease System to ensure information is both accurate and timely. Reconciled inter-company accounts for both Wendy's International and The TimWen Partnership. Calculated and remitted Royalty payments to both Wendy's International and Revenue Canada. Reviewed Head Office A/P(Rent, Cam, Amex, Inter-company Bills etc.). Prepared all Government Surveys Wendy's Restaurants of Canada. Provided supporting documentation/analysis/explanations for completing annual external audits. Provided accounting/finance related support to various departments(Operations, Marketing, Finance, Purchasing).

President, Finance

National Grocers, Etobicoke, ON1992-1995
President, Finance, and/or Ernst & Young. Supervised Accounting Clerk/Treasury Clerk. Banking Analyst1994-1995 Financial Analyst1993-1994 Vendor Analyst1992-1993

Sears Finance Centre
Guelph, ON



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