Reports directly to the VP of Finance - Latin America. Responsible for directing the finance, accounting, and administrative activities, including financial statement reporting, forecasting, budgeting, legal matters, general administration, contract compliance, and audit activities of 7 electrical plants in Latin America. Holds autonomous decision-making authority to hire, supervise, and train finance and administration teams and ensures employee compliance with company policies and procedures. - Improved divisional profitability by 220% in a 24-month time frame by developing a concrete business strategy that included relocating two electrical plants from South America to Mexico. - Developed purchasing and disbursements processes which resulted in annual savings of $2 million. Directed all purchasing and logistics activities concurrent with the implementation of Just-In-Time programs, tripling inventory turns and significantly reducing storage costs. - Decreased reporting, analysis, and closing cycle for all Latin America electrical plants from 11 days to 5 days. - Initiated and led an internal investigation that resulted in uncovering an excess material % scrap factor being incorporated into the MRP parts system, causing an excess of consumed raw material of $8 million dollars during the course of three years. Identified 8 personnel involved and led the restructuring of the Finance and Materials departments of the plant. - Implemented a step-by-step procedural analysis for customer claims relating to obsolete material. Procedure is currently being implemented in other company divisions internationally. - Helped establish and implement global risk-based internal audit programs and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance functions for Europe, Africa, and Latin America operations. - Demonstrated ability to unite company department heads to ensure full cooperation during an interdependent Finance and Operations analysis to identify cost savings opportunities and operational efficiencies within the Electrical division.