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Location:
Arcadia, California, 91006, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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IDA C. CHAN, CPA, MBA

** *. ****** ***** *********, Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) ***-****

Versatile and results-oriented accounting and finance professional with

progressively increased experience impacting the performance of privately

and publicly-held companies in diverse industries, including retail,

manufacturing, entertainment and consumer products. Proven ability to

support revenue growth through financial modeling, control costs through

expense analysis and organizational restructuring, and increase

productivity through process streamlining and staff development. Adept at

cultivating effective relationships with external business partners,

corporate and divisional management, peers and staff, resulting in

successful achievement of organizational and departmental goals.

Recognized as a proactive, driven and dedicated leader with strong business

acumen, excellent work ethics and unwavering commitment to teamwork and

corporate success. Big Four Certified Public Accountant. UCLA Anderson

School of Management Master of Business Administration. Areas of expertise

include:

Budgeting and Forecasting Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation and

Compliance

Financial Reporting (including SEC) Policy and Procedure Development and

Oversight

Financial, Statutory and Compliance Internal Control Process Improvement

Audits

System Implementation Debt Covenant Compliance

Organizational Restructuring (including Chapter 11 Reorganization and Asset

Purchase Sale)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DLC LLC, Woodland Hills, CA 2007 - 2009

Privately-held consulting firm offering financial management, reporting and

process redesign solutions

Controller, Robbins Bros. Jewelry, Inc. (fka Robbins Bros. Corporation)

Direct and indirect oversight of a finance team of 15 employees, including the

General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory Control and

Payroll departments. Full responsibility for day-to-day management and

leadership of all accounting, financial reporting and tax functions as well as

banking relations. Coordinated and managed financial, statutory, IRS and bank

audits. Position reported to Chief Financial Officer.

Instrumental in completing Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing and Section 363 sale

transaction within 70 days while working closely with investment banking

advisors, legal counsel, the US Trustee and private equity investors.

Led corporate reorganization efforts by implementing administrative cost saving

strategies and a 25% corporate headcount reduction, resulting in the emergence

of a viable company from bankruptcy within 3 months.

Partnered with IT, Human Resources and Store Operations to increase productivity

and efficiency of finance departments through automated reporting, process

improvements and staff restructuring.

Re-engineered and improved year-end bank reconciliation process from 4 months to

1 week.

SEC Reporting Manager, Talon International, Inc.

Hands-on preparation of the SEC Forms 10-K and 10-Q's, including footnote

disclosures and MD&A.

AVERY DENNISON, Pasadena, CA 2001 - 2006

$6 billion publicly-held international manufacturer of office products, labels

and identification tags

Manager, Corporate Controls & Compliance (2005 - 2006)

Financial Advisor, Financial Planning & Analysis (2004 - 2005)

Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (2002 - 2004)

Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis (2001 - 2002)

IDA C. CHAN, CPA, MBA . (626) ***-**** . Page 2

Avery Dennison continued...

Prepared and consolidated Annual Operating Plan and Quarterly Forecast for over

250 international and domestic business units. Analyzed monthly operating

trends against forecasts and AOP, explained major variances and presented

recommendations for remediation. Developed key performance indicators,

scorecard metrics and ad-hoc financial analyses. Designed presentation packages

to Senior Management and Board of Directors. Oversaw and led worldwide

Sarbanes-Oxley training, compliance and attestation. Direct supervision of a

Senior Analyst. Position reported to Director, Corporate Controls & Compliance.

Supported revenue growth from $3.8 billion to $5.5 billion, or 45%, in five

years through financial modeling analysis related to organic growth, new sales

opportunities and acquisitions.

Developed, managed and led a 3-month activity value analysis for over 20

corporate cost centers, resulting in $43 million, or 23%, annual savings.

Implemented Hyperion Enterprise and Hyperion Financial Management for budget and

forecast modules, leading to consistent management reporting, increased workflow

efficiency and enhanced internal controls.

Increased SOX compliance efforts by conducting 10 field training sessions in a

2-month period to over 400 process owners and coordinators in Europe, Asia,

Latin America and the U.S.

Reduced key internal controls by 35% through process review and standardization

across business units.

WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, Burbank, CA 1999 - 2001

$4 billion publicly-held film and television entertainment studio, a

subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.

Senior Auditor

Performed and supervised third party compliance licensee audits for the

Consumer Products Division. Designed audit plans to assess whether

royalties were paid in accordance with contractual agreements. Supervised

4 auditors and temporary accounting employees. Position reported to

Director, Licensee Compliance.

. Issued audit reports documenting claims and contract deviations,

impacting licensee contract negotiations and corporate policies and

procedures.

ERNST & YOUNG, LLP, Los Angeles, CA 1997 - 1999

Senior Auditor II for Big Four public accounting firm

EDUCATION

M.B.A. - Graduated with High Honors

University of California at Los Angeles, California

B.S. in Business Administration (Accounting & Finance emphases) - Graduated

with Honors

University of California at Berkeley, California

Certified Public Accountant, California

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Fluent and proficient in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese



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