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Senior Financial Manager

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Location:
Kingston, Pennsylvania, 18704, United States
Posted:
December 11, 2008
Email:
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Michael A. Spitz
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Kingston, PA 18704
Primary Contact: 570-***-****
Secondary Contact: 570-***-****
Cell: 951.***.****
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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
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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)

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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