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6029, United States
Posted:
May 27, 2010

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Thomas V. Holcombe, CPA

** ****** ******

Ellington, CT 06029

(860) ***-****

abmq1i@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE

Senior financial manager and advisor with proven track record of

driving performance improvement and organizational change to deliver

efficiencies and cost savings, and providing timely and accurate

financial information. Reputation for professionalism, integrity and

consistently demonstrating commitment, leadership and ability to meet

goals and objectives. Analytical approach to solving business problems

and wide range of project management experience. Solid communication

skills, collaborative management style with focus on empowerment and

creative thinking.

. Forecasting, reporting and planning

. Working capital management

. Shared services

. International operations

. Acquisition and integration

. SEC reporting

. Manufacturing accounting

. Project management

. Manage banks and audits

. SAP systems implementation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Gerber Scientific, Inc., South Windsor, Connecticut

1996-2010

A publicly held leading international supplier providing

technologically advanced manufacturing systems and software solutions

to sign making, specialty graphics and packaging, apparel and flexible

materials, and ophthalmic lens processing industries, with annual

revenue of $600M and operations in over 25 countries.

Finance Director

2008-2010

Led financial integration of the recently acquired business unit Gerber

Innovations, SAP implementation, accounting policy and procedure

implementation, forecasting, budgeting, cash management, profitability

analysis, revenue recognition, inventory and accounts receivable

management, reported to business unit President and Chief Accounting

Officer.

. Achieved 40% reduction in past due accounts receivable.

. Achieved 30% reduction in inventory levels

. Successful SAP project management and implementation.

. Plant rationalization analysis yielding significant results with

consideration on timing.

Controller, North America Shared Accounting Services

2004-2008

Controller, Gerber Technology, Inc.

2001-2004

In charge of North America accounting for three business units, service

and manufacturing with annual revenue of $350M including Mexico and

Canada. Led global consolidation (Europe and Asia), global variance

analysis, financial statement reporting and analysis, manage bank

reporting and audit requirements, liaising with FP&A group and review

of Form 10-Q and 10-K SEC filings. Member of Gerber Technology Senior

Management Team providing FP&A leadership, forecasting, and presenting

results of operations to senior management and employees. Managed an

organization of 36 employees and reported to the Chief Accounting

Officer.

. Produced annual cost savings of $.6M by leading process to

consolidate separate accounting functions of three business units to

form US shared accounting services.

. Reduced closing process time by 3 days - a 33% improvement using

lean principals and techniques.

. Directed credit and collections while meeting monthly cash flow

forecasts.

. Managed the successful SAP accounting implementations for two

business units

. Led initiative to restructure the accounting department at Mexico

City office putting in place new team that accurately closes,

maintains profitability and solid cash flow.

. Leveraged SAP system to significantly improve the closing process

and enable overall analysis of business.

. Integration of acquired Gerber Coburn to shared services resulting

in total plant annual cost savings of $3.0M.

. Conducted extensive technical research and determinations with

proficiencies in revenue recognition, software, multiple elements,

warranty, foreign exchange, deferred revenue, hedging and inventory

matters.

. Implementation and effective on-going maintenance of SOX 404

environment.

. Performed due diligence work for M&A targets.

Director, Internal Audit

1996-2001

Reported to Audit Committee and Chief Financial Officer and managed

team of seven auditors. Directed financial and operational audits for

world-wide operations as well as special projects. Presented to Audit

Committee members at quarterly meetings.

. Initiated business partner approach by focusing on needs of business

units and seeking input from business unit leaders on areas of risk

and opportunity to achieve cost savings and process improvements.

. Designed and implemented performance feedback measurement process

and used results to manage department staff and report overall

effectiveness to Audit Committee.

. Led team on special project at a subsidiary company in Bristol,

England to resolve a $.6M intercompany issue.

. Led accounting policy and procedure integration activities for the

acquired company Spandex.

. Developed and implemented new executive level form of audit

reporting drawing accolades from senior management and Audit

Committee.

KPMG LLP, Hartford, Connecticut

1988-

1996

Senior Manager, Audit Services

Developed strong client relationships and consistently delivered

excellent service. Served variety of public and privately held

manufacturing clients as well as biotech and universities. Publicly

held clients included Gerber Scientific, Inc., Neurogen Corporation,

Heublein, and Zygo Corp. Worked with wide range of middle market

companies requiring more hands on assistance in preparing financial

statements, footnote disclosures and tax provisions.

. Assisted client with Form S-3 registration of 2.5 million shares of

stock generating $37.5M in capital.

. Reputation for managing quality engagements and completing under

budgeted time frames.

. Reviewed and assisted in SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, S-8).

. Extensive technical research and interpretation.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Accounting

The University of Connecticut; Storrs, Connecticut

Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma national honors society

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/OTHER ACTIVITIES

Certified Public Accountant, in state of Connecticut

Excellent Spanish-language speaking ability and good comprehension

Various lean and other CPE training events



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