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Manager Financial

Location:
Hollywood, Florida, 33020, United States
Posted:
March 10, 2011

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Resume - JOHN BERLIN

International Financial Manager

**** ******** ** # *** - *********, FL 33020

Telephone (954) ***-****

E mail: abhrch@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE

A full time and permanent position as Financial Manager, based in Miami or

Broward counties.

SUMMARY

International Financial Manager, with 20 yrs experience at Fortune 500 US

companies with subsidiaries worldwide and also at medium size corporations

and non profit government entities.

Extensive consulting financial & audit work performed domestically and also

overseas (Europe, Asia, Latin America).

Fluent in in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Computer literate.

Extensive experience coordinating a team of professionals performing audit,

financial or operational reporting reviewing compliance with American GAAP

and foreign countries' GAAP.

Exposure to manufacturing plants dealing with industrial and production

reporting issues.

LAST ENGAGEMENT

FISCAL AGENT - FINANCIAL DIRECTOR, Yerevan, Armenia, Asia (former Soviet

Union) August 2006 - Five year contract, from 2006 to 2011, obtained in

bidding process competing against companies such as KPMG, Grant Thornton

and other international and local CPA firms. See

http://www.tv.am/eng/news.php?y=2007&m=1&d=30&id=2221 Position included:

Managing a staff of twelve (nine CPAs, auditors and accountants) acting as

Fiscal Agent Director for MCC-Millennium Challenge Corporation

(www.mcc.gov) reporting to US Department of State, Washington DC,

controlling the disbursement of $ 236 million in US financial assistance to

MCA - Millennium Challenge Armenia, to finance the construction and

rehabilitation of 1,500 km. of rural roads, irrigation projects throughout

nine provinces in Armenia and other improvement projects, benefiting

agriculture, production efficiency and improving living standards of over

one million people. See http://www.mca.am/en/compact.php

. Responsibility for internal controls, procedures and bank signatory

authority of disbursement of $ 236M in payments to vendors providing

works, goods and services to Millennium Challenge Armenia, reporting

data following IFS - International Financial Standards. Use of AS

Accounting Software (comparable/similar to MSGreat Plains software),

customized to our Fiscal Agent special & specific reporting needs.

. Issuing of monthly financial statements in US dollars and in Armenian

drams for reporting to local authorities in Armenia (Ministry of

Economy & Finance, Prime Minister, National Assembly representatives)

and to the American Department of State officers (Director of Fiscal

Accountability and other senior officers in charge of Eurasia

countries' review of incoming information and audit). See

http://www.mca.am/en/index.php and

http://www.mcc.gov/countries/armenia/index.php

. Presentations to ministers, deputy ministers and other Government

officials from Armenia and from de US Dept. of State, as well as

conducting press conferences. See

http://www.banks.am/eng/index.php?sub=shownews&newsid=20070130_1 .

. Giving interviews to local newspapers and making presentations at US

Embassy. See

http://yerevan.usembassy.gov/mediareviews.php?d=31&m=01&y=2007.

. Video-conferencing from US Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, making live

presentations to US State Dept. and MCC officials in Washington DC

about fiscal agent activities, i.e. presentation of financial

statements, P&L, cash flow, forecasts, monthly & quarterly budgeting,

analysis, etc.

. Periodic presentations to MCA-Chairman, CEO, CFO, and to MCC

directors, as well as to US Embassy senior personnel, i.e. Country

Director, Deputy Country Director and US Ambassador / Chargee

d'Affairs.

. Representing MCC and MCA facing audits from eleven Armenian

governmental entities, and US Dept. of State auditors, external and

internal audit teams, defending procedures, systems and internal

controls followed during the process of execution of the Compact's

activities.

Contract was terminated earlier than 2011 due to safety issues for American

executives working near the Iran frontier.

PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

SARBANES OXLEY AUDIT CONSULTING PRACTICE, Boston, Massachusetts - Partner

2002 to 2006

Managing own consulting

practice (Abacus Audit Consultants, Inc.) with own clients and taking

Sarbanes Oxley audit consulting assignments from the Parson

Consulting Group, Glocoms, Inc., Sherpa Partners, BDO

Seidman, Resources Connection, Inc., and other consulting

companies, at Fortune 500 companies: Textron, Inc.

(Providence, RI), EZ-Go, Inc. (Augusta, GA), Williamson,

Inc. (Charlotte, NC), Auxis, Inc. (Miami, FL), Del Monte

Produce (Coral Gables, FL), and others.

LEAR CORPORATION, Dearborn, MI / El Paso, TX / Juarez, Mexico - Fortune #

137 - (NYSE: LEA) - See www.lear.com

International Finance & Audit Mgr-Latin America January 2001 to

March 2002

. Ensuring the integrity of all financial and

operational reporting, in English, Portuguese

and Spanish, according to US GAAP, while

complying with local accounting principles

prevalent in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and

other countries.

. Audit of US taxes and customs laws; Review of

Mexican taxes and customs laws; Coordination

of efforts to avoid double taxation, i.e.

NAFTA & PITEX. Experience dealing with US IRS

audits and Mexico's Hacienda reviews.

. Coordination of professional staff under my

jurisdiction, to comply with corporate

deadlines. Continuous interaction with all

ranks, from plant personnel, technical staff

& manufacturing managers, to senior

management team.

. Guidance, mentoring and tutoring to local

staff, to indicate what is needed from each

employee, how and when.

. Supervision of all reconciliation of ledgers,

sub-ledgers, inter-company accounts,

production and waste reporting, inventory

control & cycle count procedures, etc.

. Continuous monitoring to improve systems,

procedures and internal controls to produce

measurable savings to the company.

. Cost control in the manufacturing process:

materials warehousing efficiency, inventory

control of parts and WIP, finished products

efficiency and accuracy / fluidity in

shipments area.

RCA VICTOR-THOMSON CONS. ELECTRONICS, Indianapolis, IN- Fortune # 433 -

(NASDAQ: TMS)

See http://home.rca.com/EN-US/Rcahome.html

Corporate Finance & Audit Manager-the

Americas 1998 to 2000

Initially hired as an audit consultant,

later offered Audit Manager position.

. In charge of a team of 5 CPAs and IT

engineers performing financial & audit

assignments at about 100 locations throughout

the Americas.

. Extensive domestic & overseas travel, in one

to three weeks assignments.

. Guidance to controllers in each country, in

local language, about HQ needs.

. Streamlining of manufacturing reporting

processes and inventory control improvement.

VELCRO INDUSTRIES, INC, Manchester, NH, Mexico, Brazil / Argentina / Italy

/ Costa Rica / Uruguay / Spain / China - UK -.

See www.velcro.com (NASDAQ: VCRO)

Internal Auditor - International

Division

1996 to 1997

. Guidance & supervision of 15 foreign

controllers in Europe and South America, in

local language.

. Interaction with local Big 5 CPA firm in

tandem projects. Assisting corporate M&A

Mergers & Acquisitions team with due

diligence audit field work in several

countries.

. Focus in improving internal controls in areas

such as Purchases, Inventory of Materials &

Finished Products, Treasury & Budgeting.

. Forensic & fraud oriented audit reviews,

including providing corporate legal counsel

audit reports to be used in exhibits in

courts of law in several countries.

DIAS OF FRANCE, INC, Coral Gables, FL

1990 to 1996

Operations Manager, June 1992 to February 1996

Chief Financial Officer, May 1990 to June 1992

Controller, April 1989 to May 1990

. Initially hired as Controller, later promoted

to CFO, in charge of all day to day

operations of all financial areas.

. After VP Operations retirement, I was

promoted to his post, where I dealt with

suppliers, customers, marketing managers,

etc.

ICC - INTERNATIONAL CONTROLS, CORP., Boca Raton, FL - Fortune # 384

1985 to 1989

Audit Manager-Latin America Division, June 1986

to March 1989

Senior Auditor-Latin America Division, May 1985

to June 1986

. Initially hired as Senior Auditor, to perform

financial reviews in their Latin American

subsidiaries. Later promoted to Dept.

Manager, in charge of a staff of 4, reviewing

all financial data coming to Boca Raton

headquarters from about 200 locations in SE

USA and Latin American countries.

PROMARA DEVELOPERS, INC., Buenos Aires, Argentina

Internal Auditor

. Monitoring and internal control evaluations

in countries under severe inflationary

processes. Profitability of construction

projects of civil & commercial buildings in

five countries. Focus in forecasting & cash

management control. Managed 6.

DELOITTE, HASKINS & SELLS, CPA, Buenos Aires, Argentina - External

Auditor

. Performing external audit on a number of

clients, including Austral Airlines, General

Motors, John Wyeth Laboratories, Inc.,

Promara Developers, etc.

. Focus in financial audit, following H&S audit

program.

EDUCATION & PERSONAL

. US citizen. CPA & MBA degrees - Certified

Public Accountant and Master in Business

Administration (Bs. As. University).

Diploma, certificates and legalizations

available upon request.

. Member of the IIA - Institute of Internal

Auditors.

. Numerous courses and seminars in financial &

operational audit in manufacturing

environments, including environmental

auditing / EPA issues, and forensic audit.

. Computer literate. Software: Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Outlook, Great Plains, AMAPS,

ACL, Oracle 11i, JD Edwards, Hyperion,

Quickbooks, etc.

. Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese,

Italian.

. Six Sigma: Green belt certification; Black

belt course taken (not certified).



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