Vincent Contino

Summary

I have extensive experience in financial management and consulting roles were I provide financial and operational leadership and improvements, including identifying and driving cost reductions. In my positions I supported the Sales & Marketing organizations helping to influence decisions that ultimately drove sales growth and profitability. My team utilized financial and business analysis of key business and financial metrics to align the most cost effective resources to our customer base. I offer a history of financial leadership in a variety of business environments, generating results for companies ranging in size from closely held entrepreneurial companies to corporate environments at Fortune 500 companies. My role in Finance and Operations was to develop a profit concept and realize this concept into a plan of action. I have expertise in analyzing systems and procedures in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, banking, real estate management, construction, wholesalers, and service businesses. I have designed Excel models, macros, pivot tables, AutoFilters, and databases queries to extract and study data and trends. Tools that I have used are: Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve, Hyperion Analyzer, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise One, SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, data mining and extraction software, IFS, Sage PFW ERP (Version 5.4), FRX report writer, ADP payroll, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Paradox, Word, TurboTax and others. I have a high level of entrepreneurial drive, a passion for excellence, extraordinary interpersonal skills, a strong team orientation, resiliency, and someone that can deliver results.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2005 - Present

Financial & Business Consultant

Vincent N. Contino, Cpa
Interim Financial Consultant 2005-present Various Companies • Financial planning and analysis projects utilizing Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve, Hyperion Analyzer, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise One, SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, ADP payroll software, IFS, Sage PFW ERP (Version 5.4), FRX report writer, ADP payroll, data mining and extraction software from source systems/databases, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Paradox, Word, TurboTax and others. • Design Excel models, macros, pivot tables, AutoFilters, and databases queries to extract and study data and trends. • Prepare monthly financial analysis, monthly financial reviews, forecasts, and annual budgets. • Expense management and implementation of strategic expense initiatives. • General business consulting and special projects as required.
Oct 2007 - Feb 2009

Interim Financial Consultant[Oct’07-Feb’09]

Yanmar America
Apr 2005 - Apr 2008

Interim Financial Consultant 2005-present Various Companies

Robert Half International
Interim Financial Consultant 2005-present Various Companies • Financial planning and analysis projects utilizing Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve, Hyperion Analyzer, Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise One, SAP, SAP Business Warehouse, ADP payroll software, IFS, Sage PFW ERP (Version 5.4), FRX report writer, ADP payroll, data mining and extraction software from source systems/databases, Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Paradox, Word, TurboTax and others. • Design Excel models, macros, pivot tables, AutoFilters, and databases queries to extract and study data and trends. • Prepare monthly financial analysis, monthly financial reviews, forecasts, and annual budgets. • Expense management and implementation of strategic expense initiatives. • General business consulting and special projects as required.
May 2006 - Feb 2007

Interim Financial Consultant: [May’06-Feb’07]

SIEMENS BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES
Interim Financial Consultant: [May’06-Feb’07] • Financial planning and analysis projects utilizing SAP, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Retrieve, Hyperion Analyzer Data mining and extraction from source systems/databases, Excel, and other tools. • Prepare monthly financial analysis, monthly financial reviews, forecasts, and annual budgets. • Expense management and implementation of strategic expense initiatives. • Expense budgeting and forecasting and variance analysis, expense control and ownership, cost/responsibility center structure, and ad hoc financial analysis. • Development, consolidation and monitoring of financial plans/forecasts/key performance indicators/rankings for 20 division rolling up to 3 regions • Strong systems skills, including a firm understanding of Excel modeling, Hyperion Retrieve add-in, Hyperion Reports and financial consolidation concepts
Jul 1995 - Mar 2005

BUSINESS UNIT CONTROLLER / DIRECTOR OF FINANCE[Jul’95-Mar’05]

IMS Health
Directed all aspects of Accounting (General Accounting, Budgeting, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Payroll, and Credit & Collection), Information Technology (IT), Administration, Order Entry, Billing, Profit Sharing/MSA/401K, Insurance Administration, Human Resources, Pension & Benefits Administration, Treasury functions, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, and Mergers and Acquisitions activities. • Migrated all of the DATA NICHE ASSOCIATES financial systems into IMS HEALTH Inc.’s financial systems • Responsible for identifying opportunities for improvement in profitability, customer satisfaction, and cost reduction through detailed financial analysis. • Assisted in the Due Diligence process of IMS HEALTH'S ACQUISITION of DATA NICHE ASSOCIATES. .. • Focus on providing value-added analysis and recommendations to support business growth. • Executed highly complex financial analysis for business improvement of all key areas
Jan 1993 - Dec 1995

Consultant/C.P.A.

CONTINO CONSULTING SERVICES
CONTINO CONSULTING SERVICES, Wheeling, IL 1993 - 1995 Professional consulting and interim accounting service provider. Consultant/C.P.A. Provided accounting, computer, spreadsheet/macro design, tax and business expertise to such clients as Burger King, Forest Knoll Construction, World Wide Realty, Napoleon Hill Foundation, Data Niche Associates, Inc.
Sep 1986 - Jan 1993

Controller/Treasurer /CFO

Handi-Foil Corporation & Ensar Corporation
Controller/Treasurer /CFO Directed all aspects of Accounting (Cost, Accounts Payable & Receivable, Payroll, and Credit & Collection), Management Information Systems (MIS), Administration, Order Entry, Customer Service, Office Services, Plant Services, Profit Sharing/401K, Insurance Administration, Human Resources, Pension & Benefits Administration, Plant and Office Security, International Sales, Treasury functions, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, and Mergers and Acquisitions activities. • Responsible for developing and mentoring staff of 13 (3 degreed & 10 non-degreed)
Sep 1981 - Sep 1986

Corporate Controller

EXTEL CORPORATION
EXTEL CORPORATION, Northbrook, IL 1981 - 1986 $100 million division of Northern Engineering, Ltd. a manufacturer of telecommunications/computer equipment. Corporate Controller • Responsible for the preparation of consolidated financial statements for the Global/U.S. & international operating units. • Responsible for developing and mentoring staff of 23 (7 degreed & 16 non-degreed) Held a variety of financial positions (Corporate Controller, Cost Accounting Manager, Budget Director, General Accounting Manager)
Sep 1977 - Sep 1981

Manager of International Accounting

MAREMONT CORPORATION
MAREMONT CORPORATION, Chicago, IL 1977 - 1981 $500 million division of Alusuisse of America a manufacturer of automotive parts and munitions. Manager of International Accounting • Responsible for the preparation of consolidated financial statements for the Global/U.S. & international operating units. • Responsible for developing and mentoring staff of 10 (4 degreed & 6 non-degreed)

Education

Education

BS

MBA

Keller Graduate School of Management