* 20+ years of experience in diverse accounting and financial management, budgeting, information technology, audit, supply, warehousing and inventory control arenas with proven success.* Comprehensive background in staff training/supervision, workflow streamlining, internal controls, strategic financial planning, cost controls and materials management. * Expertise in assessing internal controls across multiple industries including, retail, food and hospitality, lodging, recreation, oil and gas, utility construction, telecommunication and financial services.* Adept in preparing correspondence , financial/management reports, planning/conducting presentations and briefings, in addition to maintaining accountability for plant equipment, office furniture and consumable supplies.* Quick study with ability to rapidly achieve organization integration, assimilate job requirements and employ new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies. Energetic and self-motivated team player/builder. Effective in work situations requiring an ability to manage multiple and concurrent responsibilities.* Exceptional communication, interpersonal, intuitive, administrative, organizational problem solving and leadership skills. Thrive in both independent and collaborative work environments.* Proficient with all Windows operating systems, SAP, Peoplesoft, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Skilled database administrator. Bilingual speak, read, write fluent English and Spanish.
Jan 2004 - Present
Resources Global Professionals
* Led and was part of management consultant teams partnering with client executives in documentation and testing of SOX 404 Financial and IT Controls for several fortune 500 companies.* Directed an international leadership team made up of regional controllers and accounting managers charged with documentation of accounting department business processes for a global telecommunication company to implement standardized processes across their Latin America operations.
Jul 2000 - Dec 2003
Senior Internal Auditor & Senior Administrative Manager
* Reviewed transactions, documents and reports for accuracy and effectiveness. Gathered and assimilated operational data from questionnaires, staff interviews and review of operational information and draft audit reports.* Managed financial operations of the Surgery Department. Supervised 15-20 administrative and procurement clerks supporting department leadership.
Jun 1990 - Jul 2000
Asst Director of Audit & Audit Manager
United States Marine Corps
Assistant Director of AuditHeadquarters USMC, Washington, DC
December 1998 to June 2000* Analyzed draft audit reports submitted by regional offices prior to release to audited activity management. Conducted Quality Assurance Reviews of working papers and monitored compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting and Audit Standards.* Recruited audit staff needed to augment regional offices due to transfers or retirements. Managed operational and training budgets used to support regional offices.July 1996 to December 1998Headquarters USMC, Washington, DC
Fund Administrator/Lotus Notes Developer* Administered finances, personnel, equipment, references and audit projects tracked all funding using a Lotus Notes 4.5 relational database* Developed, implemented and administered an automated workflow database resulting in an increase in workflow efficiency for all audit projects throughout the organization.July 1993 to July 1996 Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, SCAudit Consultant* Conducted and documented internal control reviews. Served as advisor for internal control and audit issues.* Liaised with internal and external audit personnel, supervised/trained four accounting clerks.* Managed the organization’s Internal Management Control Program.July 1990 to July 1993 Marine Corps NAF Audit Service - Western Region, Camp Pendleton, CASenior Auditor/Staff Auditor* Assisted in the planning and execution of audit plans, prepared/reviewed audit reports and programs.* Conducted financial, operational and compliance audits of Nonappropriated fund activities.* Trained new staff auditors and instructed all audit staff on relevant audit topics.
Jan 1979 - Jul 1990
Suppy Administration & Operations Manager
United States Marine Corps
January 1979 to July 1990 United States Marine Corps - Nevada, Texas, CaliforniaAccounting Supervisor - Reno, NV 2/88 to 7/90* Supervised, trained and motivated five supply staff. Managed inventory record keeping, prepared purchase orders, solicited bids and archived purchasing information. Controlled plant equipment, furniture and supply inventory.Warehouse Supervisor - Dallas, TX 8/84 to 2/88* Supervised all warehouse operations and up to 15 clerks. Receive, inspected, verified and stored consumable supplies and equipment. Directed annual inventories and managed manual and automated stock locator systemsSupply Administration and Operations Manager - Oceanside, CA - 1/79 to 8/84* Trained scheduled and supervised 10 supply clerks. Maintained accounting records, prepared purchase orders, solicited and screened bids and documented purchase actions. Managed plant equipment, furniture and supply inventory control records.