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Director of Finance

Recruited to run department of 45 with $300MM budget and drive turnaround of extreme occupancy/top-line
revenue decline for flagship hotel with 1,235 rooms and 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting/banquet space.

  • Served Executive Committee pressured to improve bottom-line while sustaining $25MM renovation budget.
  • Eased billing processing time 70% and enacted collection efforts that reduced $3MM in past due AR to $1MM.
  • Co-developed property management system that eliminated need for night audit staff ($350K in yearly savings).
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
2

Senior Director of Finance

Meticulously directed, monitored and executed operating expense budgets for all NY Design Center (NYDC) divisions. Updated senior management on monthly and YTD numbers for key expense accounts.

  • Led executive monthly NYDC finance reviews with corporate finance. Created custom monthly financial reports to ensure clear understanding of spending and establish direction for upcoming months.
  • Captured $2M+ savings in booked fabric cost by creating and managing fabric pre-payment process to leverage high cotton prices and lock in lower yarn prices.
  • Evaluated and approved all NYDC daily expenses and invoices, promptly analyzing and resolving concerns with vendors and associates.
  • Investigated and resolved travel expense issues with Corporate Travel department, including out of policy bookings, corporate cards issues, and missing receipts.
  • Secured $250K+ in annual savings by formulating and implementing innovative cost reduction initiatives, including in-house print library and many other successful cost cutting measures.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional partners on various ad hoc projects to minimize expenses, including sourcing new corporate travel agency, negotiating / renegotiating contracts and implementing new processes.
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Eagle Foundation, 2005 to 2011.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
International Business
MBA
Business And Finance
Accounting And Finance
3

Director of Finance-hr

Established general accounting functions and financial reporting for new HR Finance department, including the financial close & budget process. Management of all financial planning and controls, including benefits accounting. Detailed analysis of potential impact on future results through variance reviews and strategic planning. Collaborated with peer leadership to provide business leaders with strategic evaluations of fiscal issues and accurate guidance on cost-saving opportunities, with an emphasis on operational efficiency.

  • Created and managed the company's new Human Resources finance department of three employees, that established financial control and visibility within a multi business area structure.
  • Provided key strategic support in Workday implementation project contributing to the replacement of a 40 year old mainframe technology.
  • Established strong and effective financial discipline resulting in overall cost reduction achieving actual results within 3% of $235M operating budget.
  • Directed operational processes that strengthen workforce knowledge, improve nonperforming employees, and increase overall efficiency.
  • Conducted risk assessments and quality assurance reviews to evaluate compliance and identify potential gaps in policies and procedures reducing potential audit liability and proposed solutions aligning with corporate priorities.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Business Management And Finance
4

Director of Finance

Led a 12-person team and a 120-person department that developed, executed, and managed business strategies and financial programs to facilitate an effectively run city. Prepared and maintained $4.8 billion annual operating budget and managed the $6 billion debt portfolio. Established and executed capital improvement plan, and originated fleet and equipment acquisitions. Oversaw accounting, audit, and internal controls for the municipal, police, and fire departments; administered retirement plans for all three entities. Served as financial advisor to council members; provided monthly and quarterly financial updates and presented on economic development.

  • Received Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) budget award in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for meeting all requirements by defining long-term objectives, developing strategies to achieve revenue and expenditure goals, and providing accurate taxation analyses.
  • Developed a drainage fund in response to new flooding issues; ensured long-term resources for future drainage initiatives, without negatively impacting the debt model.
  • Reengineered processes, streamlined operations, and consolidated human resources, fleet management, and IT; identified $1 billion in uncollected fees; implemented debt collection policy and procedures, reducing bad debt by 10%; and developed business plan to consolidate fleet management, which saved $25 million.
  • Overhauled infrastructure to create a sustainable, progressive business model; instituted motivational leadership, cross-training, and interdisciplinary team collaboration; established attainable goals and impactful strategies; safeguarded and managed financial resources; eliminated redundancies in service delivery systems and designed value-based fiscal solutions.
  • Refunded $2 billion auction rate securities, and restructured and refunded $300 million collateralized pension obligation bonds for $73.8 million net present value (NPV) savings, during economic downturn with no significant financial impact.
  • Implemented disaster recovery management process; expedited payment and collected $300 million in claims resulting from tropical storm Allison, and hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.
  • Established a financial literacy program; trained leaders and personnel on budget forecasting, ethics, accounting, audit, and capital improvement strategies, which standardized budget and audit practices.
  • Achieved 85% employee satisfaction and work place morale, an unprecedented rating, by encouraging participative decision-making and greater accountability.
  • Negotiated labor contracts for police, fire, and municipal employees, resulting in $15 million in savings.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Government
5

Director of Finance

Chief Financial leader for a $200MM, multi-site (18), 1200 employee, and premier manufacturer of highly engineered custom packaging systems, directly servicing the consumer electronics, medical devices, auto, hi-tech and appliance markets.

  • Delivered $6MM in working capital reductions and improved cash flow within a six month time-frame.
  • Drove major cost reduction initiatives across all business disciplines resulting in over $3MM in annual savings.
  • Provided President with strategic options for margin and performance improvement, restructuring and limiting liability.
  • Transformed Finance group into a functional and focused Team, providing essential analysis and support for exit strategies, plant closures, potential exposures and cash preservation in a turbulent and down turned economy.
  • Hands on management of due diligence reviews for Kaneka and Fanosa and two additional acquisition targets.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Finance & Accounting
Accounting
6

Senior Assistant Director of Finance

Managed finance and accounting operations, policies, controls, and eight staff at a
full-service luxury hotel with $100M in annual sales

  • Facilitated profit, loss, and forward planning meetings with department managers
  • Forecasted and budgeted travel agent commission expenses each period
  • Completed quarterly, yearly, and owner audits
  • Served as sole financial business partner for all departments and revenue centers during the pre-opening phase and first four months of operation
  • Received credit from the General Manager for executing the best department Associate
  • Successfully set general cashier's office internal controls and implemented resort cash
  • Won Regional Finance Award for successful resort opening
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
International Business & Economics
MA
Finance
7

Director of Finance

Responsible for finance, business software implementation, sales and financial reporting, and communication and coordination with the parent company (Vista Higher Learning).

  • Created five-year business model with cash flow requirements.
  • Built detailed project profitability models with hurdle rates and cash flow requirements.
  • Designed departmental and account structure for start-up, complete with fully defined cost and prepublication accounting.
  • Implemented small business ERP system and designed standard and specialized financial and sales reporting.
Candidate Info
66
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Education
MS
Accountancy
8

Director of Finance

Updated the accounting office from a paper file dependent system to appropriate technology QuickBooks.

  • Maintained alumni records, transferring from antiquated paper (after almost 90 years of practice) and files to an appropriate technology that is used by Alumni Director and Office of Development.
  • Identified needs and baseline data to initiate and implement a successful lunch payment program.
  • Prepared yearly operating budget to be used effectively for the education of over five hundred students and over fifty employees.
  • Achieved efficient collection and payments needed to attain balanced bookkeeping of Accounts payable and Accounts receivable.
  • Identified financial needs and proper accounting measures of each department within the school function to include a bookstore and athletic/academic groups who conduct fundraising events.
  • Maintain all payroll accounting and payment systems to include federal laws, insurance and retirement needs for over approximately one hundred employees (hourly workers, contract employees and others receiving stipends for a variety of duties).
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AA
Business Administration
BBA
Marketing
9

Director of Finance

Developed, managed and recruited 4 financial services managers and 34 financial advisors

  • Responsible for 8 million dollars of Accounts Receivables and 12,000 student accounts
  • Committed to 90% of financial aid packages being certification ready within 35 days of students anticipated starts dates
  • Evaluated financial/student retention data to deliver on exceptional student support
  • Discerned annual Department of Education Title IV Regulations
  • Conducted quality assurance checks on student phone call interactions and delivered >90% answer rates for incoming calls
  • Achieved consecutive monthly Net Promoter Scores of 60 for Likelihood to Recommend Financial Services (+50 is excellent)
  • Facilitated monthly town hall meetings and quarterly skip-levels to connect with advisor teams to enhance motivation, morale and performance
  • Collaborated with Enrollment, Student Services, and Operations Teams to achieve optimal student service and campus goals
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts
MA
Business Administration
10

Director of Finance for Athletic Department

Over saw the NCAA and Federal Government reporting process with respect to revenue and state aid.

  • Provided leadership to administrative staff and coaching staffs.
  • Was part of the performance review of all staff and was responsible for the performance review for staff that reported directly to me.
  • Prepared and executed numerous accounting functions of the athletic department's endeavors which included payroll, AP/AR, budgeting and end of the month financial reporting.
  • Helped achieve fiscal objectives by development, implementation and oversight of strong business practices in fiscal management to include but not be limited to: budget, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, systems and programs. Overcame a 100 K structural deficit in two years after taking the job.
  • Provided guidance and act as a resource to coaching and administrative staff with respect to fiscal and operational practices.
  • Built consensus among differing viewpoints while holding firm to mandatory requirements, and established frameworks and identified priorities.
  • Directed, monitor and supported efforts to pursue continuous improvement for the athletic department. Critically examine strengths and growth opportunities for the Athletic Department.
Candidate Info
35
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BS
History And Economics
MA
Master of Arts

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