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Senior Financial Manager

Location:
Kingston, Pennsylvania, 18704, United States
Posted:
December 11, 2008
Email:
pbsc2l@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
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Confidentiality Requested and Appreciated

Michael A. Spitz

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Kingston, PA 18704

Primary Contact: 570-***-****

Secondary Contact: 570-***-****

Cell: 951.***.****

pbsc2l@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR FINANCE MANAGER

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Senior Finance Manager with “hands on” progressive

experience in management of Accounting, Finance,

Administration, Budgeting, Staff Supervision and

Training/Development. Possess proven leadership ability

across multiple industries that include Pharmaceuticals,

IT, Government, Non Profit, and Banking.

Have held total fiscal responsibility of more than $50

million in Operating Budgets, and $25 million in Capital

Budgets. Greatest strengths include development,

improvement and implementation of complex processes.

Team player with excellent interpersonal

skills. Earned an MBA degree and BS degree in Accounting/Economics.

KEY ATTRIBUTES, TRANSFERABLE SKILLS & BUSINESS INTERESTS

Account Collections

Audit Techniques

Benefits Management

Budgeting/Variance Analysis

Cost Accounting Analysis

Customer Service Management

Financial Analysis Techniques

Human Resources Management

Insurance & contract management

Management of Accounts Payable

Management of Billing/Accounts Receivable

Networking/Database Management

Operations Management

Pension Management

Purchasing/Procurement

Regulatory Compliance

Research Analysis & Trend Analysis

Statistical Analysis & Projection Techniques

MAS 90/MAS 200

Data Mining

JD Edwards/Great Plains/Peachtree Accounting

Word/Excel/Project/PowerPoint/Oracle

Quick Books/Deltek Accounting/SAP

Leadership& Coaching

Sarbanes-Oxley

Team Building

Cognos/Crystal Reports/Hyperion/Pillar

Performance Improvement Models/Processes

Strategic Planning & Financial Planning

Process Improvement Leader

Supervision/Management

Research/Problem Resolution

SIGNIFICANT CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Improved management reporting process by establishing new

reporting standards and time frames for management

analysis. Decreased the turn around time for management

review of financial position of their respective departments.

Develop Allocation process to charge back departmental cost centers for shared services

Developed new reporting and communication

flows of contract compliance and administration.

Simplified operations between administration and functional

areas of an organization;

achieved 25% increase in efficiency and saved time on many of the processes.

Restructured and redesigned an organization’s accounting

infrastructure and chart of accounts by department and

organization to be more consistent with each

service program provided. Achieved 25% time savings.

Analyzed and improved the workflow of lagging contracts to

meet funding deadlines for payments to the contractors involved.

Audited government defense contract proposals containing

potential deficiencies in the contractor's internal

controls and estimating systems.

Contractor was able to resolve the deficiencies prior to awarding of contract.

Managed integration and consolidation of

operations without any disruption in service to the clients.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Industry: IT; Pharmaceuticals

Senior Financial Analyst/Consultant 2/2007 – Present

Assist in development of annual Capital and Operational

Budgets, and management reporting on actual performance compared to annual budget plan

Coordinate contract compliance of Information Technology (IT) contracts

Work closely with Project Management on developing and

managing project financials and monitoring milestones and metrics

Work closely with management in developing

departmental processes and standard operating procedures

Design and maintenance of systems and methods to achieve

and maintain completed work paper files and other critical documents

Alpine Development Group

Industry: Residential Home Building; and Manufacturing

Executive Consultant 3/2005 – 7/2006

Internal Audit for corporate and divisions/subsidiaries

Assist in development of annual Capital and Operational

Budgets, and management reporting on actual performance compared to annual budget plan

Work closely with Project Management on developing and

managing project financials and monitoring milestones and metrics

Work closely with management in developing

departmental processes and standard operating procedures

Job costing for various phases of project development and design

Implemented cost analysis information systems for executive management

Redesign cost accounting systems; and cost tracking through WIP

Develop Estimates At Completion (EAC) for critical timelines for project completions

Provide recommendations for improvement in

those areas where opportunities or deficiencies are identified

Business Reorganizations

Consulting on Business Operations and efficiencies

Participate in the design and maintenance of systems and

methods to achieve and maintain completed work paper files and other critical documents

SOX compliance Reviews

Prepare, maintain and report on work plans with key

milestones, time lines, and expense budgets for each major project.

Develop and implement statistical analysis, audit and projection techniques.

Maintain compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).

Exercise compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), Long Beach, CA 2/2001 – 2/2005

Industry: United States Government, Department of Defense.

Auditor

Audited various defense contracts of The Boeing Company in

Southern California for government agencies, and NASA.

Development of Audit Plans,

Design maintenance of systems and methods to achieve and

maintain completed work paper files and other critical documents

Audited EVMS; EAC’s; ETC’s; CAS; FAR; Incurred Costs;

Disclosure Statements; Forward Pricing; Proposals; Overhead Rates.

Prepare, maintain and report on work plans with key

milestones, time lines, and expense budgets for each major audit

Provide recommendations for improvement in

those areas where opportunities or deficiencies are identified

Michael A. Spitz Page 3

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont.)

Work on “process action team” with contractor personnel.

Develop and implement statistical analysis, audit and projection techniques.

Create Research Analysis and Trend Analysis processes.

Performed Cost Accounting Analysis.

Accountable for Compliance with government regulations (FAR, DFARS, CAS).

Maintained compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Industry: Social Services, Family and EAP Counseling.

Controller/Business Manager 5/1998–12/2000

Manage up to ten accounting and

administrative staff and $5M budget for a growing organization.

Develop annual budgeting process, and manage

and report on actual performance compared to the annual budget

Manage diverse departmental functions including

accounting/finance, HR, LAN database

management, and regulatory compliance for 35-person organization

Participate in the design and maintenance of systems and

methods to achieve and maintain completed work paper files and other critical documents

Perform daily journal entries; daily maintenance of A/R,

A/P, fixed assets, payroll, procurement;

month end financial statements, and ad-hoc reporting as needed

Provide recommendations for improvement in

those areas where opportunities or deficiencies are identified

Prepared annual budgets, and monthly budget/variance analysis

Develop and implement improved Financial Analysis techniques

Manage all compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Formulate policies and procedures

Negotiate all contract issues

Prepare, maintain and report on work plans with key

milestones, time lines, and expense budgets for each major project

Responsibility for direct functional interaction with Board

of Directors and sub committees;

developed and delivered presentation of

reports to Board of Directors and sub committees.

Fleet Bank, Scranton, PA

Industry: Tenth Largest Financial Institution merged with Bank of America.

Account Specialist 11/1994 – 5/1998

Lead the Administrative Operations for 10th largest

financial institution in the US with over 100 branch offices

Manage daily third party trust accounts for

attorneys, assisted care facilities and private escrow clients

Provide recommendations for improvement in

those areas where opportunities or deficiencies are identified

Reconcile tax compliance issues and daily accounting transactions for letters of credit

Salvage previously unprofitable operations

Jewish Federation of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Industry: Fundraising organization for local Jewish Community.

Controller/Business Manager 5/1992 – 11/1994

Manage staff of five and $2M budget for non-profit organization of 50 employees

Manage diverse departmental functions including accounting,

HR, LAN database management, and regulatory compliance for 50-person organization

Perform daily journal entries; daily maintenance of A/R,

A/P, fixed assets, payroll; procurement;

month end financial statements, and ad-hoc reporting as needed

Prepared annual budgets, and monthly budget/variance analysis

Developed and implemented improved Financial Analysis techniques

Managed all compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Michael A. Spitz Page 4

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont.)

Held responsibility for direct functional interaction with

Board of Directors and sub committees;

developed and delivered presentation of reports to Board of Directors and sub committees

Sallie Mae, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Industry: Provider of student and commercial loans.

Account Specialist 11/1987 – 5/1992

Research borrower complaints on student

loans and determined if corrective actions were needed.

Develop and maintain direct interaction with various levels of management.

Brought integration projects from concept to implementation.

EDUCATION

MBA Degree in Business Administration;

Major in Management, Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Graduated with Honors (cum laude) 1994

Inducted in Delta Mu Delta National Honors Society 1994

BS Degree in Business Administration; Major in Accounting; Minor in Economics

King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA 1987

CERTIFICATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

Defense Contract Audit Institute; La Mirada, CA

Certificates for: Graphic, Computational & Improvement

Curve Analysis (Advanced Statistics), Cost Accounting

Standards, Statistical Analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley, Effective Writing, Report Writing

Dale Carnegie; Wilkes-Barre, PA

Certificate for: Leadership and Management Training