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Management Accounting

Location:
7013, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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ACCOUNTING / CORP. TREASURY EXPERTISE

Results-driven, analytical & focused strategic treasury professional with

broad-based experience in all aspects of accounting, finance, auditing /

internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Strong working knowledge of GAAP,

GAAS, Auditing Standard No. 5 (AS 5) and Basel Capital Approach. In-depth

experience with domestic/foreign cash management and hedging/derivatives.

Effectively partnered with the major US and International

commercial/investment banks. Negotiated bank contracts and services.

Solid understanding and implementation of FAS 133. Key capabilities

include the following:

Domestic / Foreign EFT (Wires, ACH, Forecasting, Audit / SOX /

Treasury Mgt A/P) Operations Planning & Internal Controls

Analysis

Debt / Investment Bank Relationships Mgt Consulting & Accounting and

Operations / Negotiations Advisory Services Corporate Tax

EDUCATION

o Fairleigh Dickinson University ~ Madison, NJ M.S., Accounting -

9/2006 (GPA - 3.96/4.00)

o Rutgers University ~ Newark, NJ M.B.A., Finance - 1/1994 (GPA -

3.87/4.00)

o Virginia Tech ~ Blacksburg, VA B.S., Electrical Engineering - 8/1989

(GPA - 3.31/4.00)

~ CPA with NJ State Board of Accountancy - Active Status ~

~ Member of New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

(NJSCPA) ~

OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

Extremely proficient with MS Excel spreadsheets -> built-in functions,

MACROS, & pivot tables.

o Operating Systems - MS-DOS / Windows (all versions), Oracle, UNIX,

Vax/VMS

o Software - Bloomberg Terminal, Reuters, Lotus Notes, MS Office (Word,

Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Project), SAP R/3, Hyperion & Oracle

Accounting Systems, SunGard Treasury System.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP., East Hanover, NJ 12/2000 - 04/2009

Manager, FRA & Cash Management

Cash Management ~ Treasury

1. Managed the daily cash management operations (e.g., short-term

borrowing, investing, pooling) for the largest business unit division in

Novartis.

2. Managed the Electronic Funds Transfer operations (wires, ACHS, etc.) for

the largest division.

3. Conducted the International Pooling/Netting & foreign exchange

operations across all divisions.

4. Served as liaison to foster banking relationships, reevaluate bank

services, & negotiate bank fees.

5. Prepared the weekly, monthly, and annual cash flow budgets for cash

management purposes. Tracked actual cash inflows & outflows and revised

forecasting/budgeting methodology.

6. Recommended "best practices" & additional bank services to strengthen

treasury controls.

7. Ensured timely payments of principal, interest and fees to various

lenders.

8. Assisted in risk management & insurance work tasks (e.g., worker's comp,

automobiles to sales reps).

9. Partnered with Accounts Receivable to review credit agreements for

compliance and deployment.

10. Performed corporate tax return processes/procedures.

Reviewed/performed tax accounting.

Internal Audit / SOX 404 & 302 Compliance

11. Oversaw / directed the SOX policies and procedures for all processes

including Treasury.

12. Managed treasury compliance & cash control procedures. Trained staff.

Developed SOX flowcharts.

13. Tested the key & relevant controls on a periodic basis. Completed

Annual Control Assessments (CA)

and periodic Test Assessment (TA) procedures in Axentis and ACTIVE

systems.

14. Identified & tracked control gaps/weaknesses, made recommendations and

created remediation plans.

Accounting ~ Forecasting, Planning & Analysis ~ Competitive

Intelligence

. Performed forecasting, planning, & analysis functions for various product

segments and created financial spreadsheets / reports to senior

management. Partnered with business units to gather data.

. Provide analytical support for the daily forecasting, long-term planning

/ annual budgeting processes.

. Assisted manufacturing / distribution by analyzing & recommending

procedural improvements.

. Prepared various ad hoc reports utilizing financial models & analysis.

Made recommendations.

. Revised & managed the monthly cash flow forecasting / budget. Tracked

actuals to projections.

. Managed / oversaw / reviewed the month-end & year-end accounting closing

and bank reconciliations processes. Scrubbed accounts, prepared /

reviewed journal entries, booked recurring items.

. Managed the recording of cash management transactions, financial

reporting, accounting, and SEC filings for the treasury area.

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA INC., Ridgefield Park, NJ 8/1997 -

12/2000

Manager, Finance & Treasury Operations

Financial Management ~ Capital Markets

Oversaw the cash management, treasury and EFT operations at this US

headquarters.

1. Managed the daily cash management / pooling of funds & expenses among

the seven US subsidiaries. Calculated the payment & accounting for

interest expense on floating / fixed rate debt.

2. Managed foreign currency transactions, translation, and F/X cash

management.

3. Conducted short-term, medium-term and long-term borrowing (e.g., Bankers

Acceptances, Loans, currency & interest-rate swaps). Maintained lines of

credit with commercial and investment banks.

4. Assessed, evaluated and proposed recommendations for investing excess

funds for overnight borrowing and longer-term loans. Created / monitored

various short-term and long-term investments.

5. Directed and monitored the US $500M Asset-Securitized Commercial Paper

Program.

6. Partnered with Goldman Sachs, Citicorp, and Smith Barney to issue A2P2

commercial paper.

7. Performed economic analyses, forecasted trends, read/interpreted foreign

monetary policy, assessed credit spreads, and determined cost of capital

to create risk management reports.

. Assessed third-party & portfolio credit risk as well as risk management

issues. Addressed interest-rate exposures, liquidity risk and foreign

exchange risk via derivatives (i.e., asset-liability management).

8. Developed / monitored the cash flow forecasting on a weekly, monthly and

annual bases. Worked with Accounts Receivables / Payables and Area

Leaders to accurately project income and expenses.

. Managed/performed cash flow budgets/forecasting. Consolidated /analyzed

cash inflows & outflows across all seven subsidiaries. Made

recommendations to reduce expenses & optimize investments.

. Reviewed and negotiation of various treasury contracts with major

investment and commercial banks.

Accounting ~ Planning & Analysis

9. Reviewed the account analyses & bank reconciliations. Performed the

accounting closing operations.

10. Conducted strategic planning/analysis for all of major product lines

across divisions. Created reports.

Accomplishments

~ Due to superior work, I was selected to travel/work at Samsung's Global

Headquarters in Seoul, Korea.

ERNST & YOUNG LLP New York, NY 4/1994 - 8/1997

Senior Consultant

11. Performed audit-related & advisory services in accounting/treasury at

banks, insurance and entertainment companies.

12. Worked on various Process Improvement, Business Process Reengineering,

IT-related engagements within the accounting, finance, and treasury areas

of Fortune 500 corporations.



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