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Management Accounting

7013, United States
May 26, 2010

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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


Debt / Investment Bank Relationships Mgt Consulting & Accounting and

Operations / Negotiations Advisory Services Corporate Tax


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 -


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



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

MACROS, & pivot tables.

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


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.


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


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


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


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

created remediation plans.

Accounting ~ Forecasting, Planning & Analysis ~ Competitive


. 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.



Manager, Finance & Treasury Operations

Financial Management ~ Capital Markets

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


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


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


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.


~ 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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