Senior Finance Operations Manager

188111 | Contract

This tenured Senior Finance Operations Manager is a career consultant with extensive experience in planning and directing all accounting management and finance operations including financial budget management, forecasting, month-end close, financial statements, reconciling accounts and handling general ledger analysis. Expertise includes process improvements and championing strong and sustainable economic gains through process improvement and workflow optimization. Industry experience includes manufacturing, technology, logistics and consumer goods. Systems experience includes SAP, Sage Intacct, Hyperion, JD Edwards and Excel.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Managed a professional accounting staff, post-period-end journal entries, reviewed account reconciliations, monitored accrual and prepaid account balances and performed maintenance on the GRIR account internal financial statement preparation
  • Provided finance and accounting leadership for a $600 million division in heavy acquisition mode
  • Performed critical reviews of income statements and balance sheets for 34 international sites to maintain integrity of financial data; 28 of those locations were newly acquired, privately held, international locations which required standardization of accounting policies, procedures and reporting
  • As an accounting manager for a newly-formed cellular phone joint venture created all key processes and related internal controls regarding the movement of revenue and cost transactions between entities, including billing, collections and shared service functions
  • Globally standardized the reporting of key metrics, using TM1 reporting tools and trained regional personnel on balance sheet initiative for a company in heavy acquisition mode
  • Created procedures to ensure the validity and continuity of inter-company activity and inventory markup accounting across countries (Impact: resolved $25 million out-of-balance)
  • Key architect of processes, policies and procedures during start-up phase of newly formed unit; rebuilt accounting team, resulting in a reduction in close of 60% (five down to two days)