Summary

Finance Executive highly regarded by business partners and senior executives as a key advisor, creative problem solver, skilled leader, and results-driven financial professional. Skilled at partnering finance with core operations by building relationships, applying logic and analysis, to lead teams to achieving productivity improvements.

CORE COMPETENCIES 

  • Process Design & Productivity Improvement
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management
  • Budgeting & Cost Management
  • Profitability & Cost Analysis
  • Compensation Plans

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Lead Event Coordinator-Volunteer

Career Management Network

Lead the planning, organizing, coordinating, and promoting of events bringing recruiters and hiring managers together with members who are currently in transition.

Nov 2006 - Jul 2009

Director of Finance

Marriott Vacation Club International, Inc

Selected to streamline the period close, forecasting, and budgeting process, improve the quality of monthly financial reporting to the senior executive sales and marketing team, and to build a cohesive finance and accounting team.

Significant contributions:

·Designed financial forecast tools to include executive variance summaries for the business partners to adjust their financial goals in a timely manner.

·Led the annual budgeting process by which the business partners were able to set their financial goals monthly.

·Reduced department turnover from 30% to 0% in 14 months by providing coaching, training, and succession planning.

·Directly involved in changing the period close process from three days to two days through the development and implementation of hourly financial reports.This allowed the team to provide variance explanations during the close process for both the financial statements and the balance sheet accounts.

·Received the Finance and Accounting Award for Business Partnering (2008) within eighteen months of starting with MVCI, in recognition of providing strategic insight used by MVCI management to make better business decisions.Nominated in 2009 for a Finance and Accounting Award for Business Partnering.

2003 - 2006

Accounting Manager-Commissions

Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc

Selected to provide financial insight to the senior sales leaders to measure and assess actual financial results and trends as they related to the current business environment. Challenged to improve the monthly commission accrual which had a margin of error rate greater than 11%.

Significant contributions:

·Developed a more accurate monthly accrual process by breaking down the accrual into detailed components (ie. salaries, commissions, bonus, by contract) which had an average margin of error rate of less than plus or minus 3% while complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

·Provided financial models for new compensation plans to ensure proposed plans are in line with current corporate fiscal goals.

·Managed the commission payroll operations to include: providing guidance to IT as a business analyst between the business unit and IT with the necessary programming to calculate commission plans, coordinating between the regional processors in bi-weekly submission of commission payroll to corporate payroll, and providing coaching and training to the commission specialists.

·Assisted in the design and implementation of the PeopleSoft Commission Module by applying accounting principles for salaries, commissions, and bonuses to include the monthly accruals.

2002 - 2003

Controller/CFO

RHPA, Inc

Managed the financial reporting for multiple business lines by providing financial statement preparation, analysis, balance sheet reconciliation, budgeting, cash management, payroll and sales tax returns. Responsible for the owner’s personal investment portfolio for profitability and wealth.

Significant contributions:

·Implemented job costing for the building of manufactured homes while providing a 15% return on each home built.

·Developed new marketing strategy for manufactured homes which increased sales from an average of two homes per month to four.

2001 - 2002

Finance Manager

Agere Systems, Inc

Led the review and interpretation of accounting/financial information, evaluated impact to the company, presented analyses, summaries, and studies to management.Maintained the monthly, quarterly, annual forecasts and budgets for manufacturing, research and development of semiconductors.

Significant contributions:

·During an audit of an international joint venture, found and collected $3M in uncollected receipts due from the research laboratory in Singapore.

2000 - 2001

Manager of Planning, Budgeting, & Forecasting

Duro Communications, Inc

Reported to the CFO, responsible for the annual operating plans, monthly financial reporting, review of all capital expenditure for profitability and cost savings, and financial models for new acquisitions.

Significant contributions:

·Developed new forecast and financial models for new acquisitions which help predict results more accurately.

·Developed and implemented a standardized commission plan and review process.

1998 - 2000

Financial Analyst

Harcourt, Inc
1996 - 1998

Financial Analyst

IKON Office Solutions
1990 - 1996

Financial Analyst

Walt Disney World Company
1985 - 1993

Infantry Officer

Florida Army National Guard

Education

Education

MBA

Webster University

MA

Webster University

BSBA

University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration