Roosevelt Shannon

Roosevelt Shannon

Work History

Work History
Apr 2001 - Present


Independent Contract Consultant

Business Process - Sarbanes Oxley and SAS 104 -111 based reviews of business processes. Created business process narratives, Identified GAPS and provided recommendations for GAP remediation, and managed implementation of remedial processes and procedures.

  • ASTAR Air Cargo, Inc
  • Sargent Avborne - Airline industry equipment and onboard maintenance
  • Enodis, PLC - Food processing equipment manufacturer
  • Assurant Solutions, Inc. - Specialty insurance

GAAP and NAIC Statutory Financial Statements - Preparation of annual audited Statutory and GAAP financial statements for Credit Life and Property and Casualty Insurance Company's. Created standalone and consolidated models for preparation of financial statements and development of Crystal Report Writer automated report generation. Prepared drafts of financial statements, including footnotes for external auditor report.

  • Cardif (A BNP Paribas company)

Information Technology - SAS 70 Type II and Sarbanes Oxley COBIT based reviews of Data Center Operations, Systems Software Controls, Access Security Controls, and Application Systems Development and Maintenance Controls. Created Narratives, identified GAPS developed GAP remediation controls, and process improvement.

  • Tracfone, Inc. - (wholly owned sub of American Movil) Wireless communication
  • Tyco / ADT - Security services
  • Broadspire Services, Inc. - Third party administrator for workers compensation and property and casualty insurance

Financial Audit - Performance of audit procedures to support issuance of certified financial statements. Planned and completed all field work to include drafting financial statements and auditor's opinion.

  • Ficosha Express New York, LLC - Money transfer service

Financial Analysis - Analysis of organizational structures and business operations for FIN 46(R) evaluation.

  • Steel Resources, LLC - Steel trader in South American and Caribbean region
Jun 1999 - Mar 2001

Chief Financial Officer

  • Designed and implemented all finance and administrative systems for this startup Internet Company.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of worldwide financial, Legal, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Administrative functions.
  • Setup accounting and administrative functions to support operations in United States, France, Belgium, and United Kingdom.
  • Designed and implemented worldwide tax plan and organization legal structure for operations in France, Belgium, and United Kingdom.
Jan 1996 - Aug 1999


Independent Contract Consultant
  • Interim Controller /  Financial Analyst - Managed accounting and financial operations; design and created budgets and pro forma financial statements to support capital fund raising for various Internet companies. 
  • Information Technology - Re-engineered accounting processes and procedures for performing periodic inventory reconciliation's to eliminate monthly variances.  Designed and managed implementation of custom financial application software to supported inventory valuation, material resource planning and vendor, discount programs.
Jan 1994 - Aug 1995

VP & General Manager

Transit Management of South East Louisiana

Managed performance of transit management contract with the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (Annual budget of $80 million, approximately 1,500 employees, 470 fixed route buses, 30 handicapped vehicles and 36 streetcars).

Aug 1989 - Nov 1993

Manager Information Services

Design and implement computer application software to support headquarters sales operations and regional sales offices within the United States and Canada.  Designed and implemented an integrated receivables management system for European, Middle East, and African operations.

May 1987 - Jul 1989


Evaluation Consultanta

Design, development, and implementation of Job Costing Application System for continuous roll press printing operations.

Mar 1979 - Apr 1987

Product Manager

G E Information Services Company

Create effective software application development and marketing joint ventures with major international CPA firms.  Manage development of applications; provide financial expertise to support field sales, creation and implementation of training programs, and creation and production of marketing and sales support tools within GE.

Feb 1972 - Sep 1978

Audit Manager

Manage teams of auditors performing concurrent audits, manage staff scheduling, mentor new employees, provide on the job training, and be effect liaison between the Firm and client executive management.


Jan 1968 - Oct 1971


New York University


Creation of gourmet meals that bring together a fusion of ingredients, concepts, and presentation styles from traditional Southern American, Creole, Cajun, European, African, Middle Eastern, and South American cuisine, with the primary objective being production of an enjoyable sharing experience for those who partake.


Results oriented audit, accounting, information systems, and executive management professional with over 20 years experience.  A broad base of hands-on professional experience in multiple functional areas of business, auditing, marketing / sales, information technology, internal control, compliance, business process improvement, and executive management.  Experiences encompass a broad spectrum of industries, such as, professional services, application software, manufacturing, insurance, public transportation, wireless internet, and air cargo operations.  Ability to function efficiently in diverse cultural and ethnic environments gained from experiences fulfilling professional responsibility across the North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South America.


Obtain either a contract or employee position that allows for utilization of my significant professional experience gained from hands on accomplishments in multiple functional areas of business, in multiple industries, with organization having worldwide operations.  In a position with the primary responsibility being an agent of change to effect business process improvement that result in greater organizational efficiency, implementation of cost saving processes and procedures, and increased customer satisfaction.



Professional Experiences

Ability to develop a common ground among and between individuals or groups from diverse ethnic, cultural, and functional areas of business to accomplish organizational goals and objectives or implement change.   Significant experience in utilizing computer assist tools such as Micro Soft Excel, Word, Access, Visio, Outlook, and Power Point.   Software application design experience to provide computerized solutions for financial / accounting systems that support worldwide organization.   Ability to design and promote business process change that brings best practices from multiple industries that can be utilized in creating increased efficiency, productivity, and cost saving to an organization.


Jun 1977 - Present

Certified Public Accountant

California State Board of Accountancy