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Objective

Seeking a financial executive postion

Summary

Senior-level financial executive who created accounting and treasury functions at two successful, high-growth Internet start-ups. “Big 4” CPA combining unique blend of experience at publicly-held and venture-backed companies. Skilled relationship builder with drive and dedication to “make it happen.”

Work experience

Jul 2008Jan 2009

Chief Financial Officer

Yapstone

·Created controlled process for daily ACH transactions and identified $1 million cash error.

·Implemented SAP Business One general ledger system.

·Identified staffing needs and hired team to support rapidly growing business.

Apr 2007Jul 2008

VP, Finance & Group Controller

Kapow Technologies Inc.

·Transitioned from UK to US holding company and closed $13 million Series C round.

·Established consolidated reporting process and completed 3 annual audits within 10 months.

·Developed worldwide revenue reporting guidelines to conform to SOP 97-2.

Sep 2004May 2006

VP, Finance and Administration

Kayak Software Corportation

·Collaborated with CEO, investors and legal counsel on Series B funding of $10 million.

·Analyzed and reported operating results to senior management and board of directors.

·Developed and updated the financial budgeting model.

·Established accounting and treasury functions to support 20% average monthly growth rate.

·Managed banking and audit relationships.

Jun 2000May 2004

Corporate Controller

Hotwire.com

  • Established Finance function, implemented Oracle Financials and assembled 16 member team that supported company’s rapid growth to annual revenues exceeding $100 million in 3 years.
  • Developed and managed banking relationships to support business initiatives.
  • Negotiated agreement that increased corporate credit card rebate by $1 million.
  • Implemented procedures that reduced chargeback rate from 5% to less than 10 basis points.
  • Obtained 50% reduction in credit card fees and release of collateral.
Jul 1985Apr 2000

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT and DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING

Accounting and financial reporting:

  •  Designed and implemented accounting and reporting system for Internet broker subsidiary. 
  •  Coordinated monthly closing and managed analysis and reporting of business unit financials. 
  •  Prepared and issued audited financial statements for pension and benefit plans.
  •  Instituted accounting policies and formalized monthly financial analysis process.

Financial systems implementation and change management:

  •  Determined objectives and strategies for Controller's department as member of strategic planning team.
  • Implemented general ledger system and established comprehensive chart of accounts.
  • Established and managed PC support department for the Controller's Organization.
  • Developed plan to re-engineer the Payroll and Human Resources Departments; consolidated Payroll of two subsidiaries into one unit, increasing departmental efficiency.
  • Project leader on installation of payroll and fixed assets systems.

      Personnel development:

  • Implemented and directed an ongoing training program for 160 employees.
  • Staffed, trained and conducted performance evaluations for the corporate accounting department.

Education

Bachelor of Science

Villanova University

Master in Business Administration

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant

AICPA