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Sap Insurance

Location:
Easton, Pennsylvania, 18045, United States
Posted:
May 31, 2010

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ROBERT C. GERING

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

Easton, PA *8045-5612

Phone: (610) ***-**** email: abmqiv@r.postjobfree.com

Financial Professional

Highly motivated financial analyst and accountant with strengths in results

reporting and budget analysis, book-close and general ledger accounting.

Proficient Excel user. Skilled at utilizing SAP and other financial

systems, including defining organizational hierarchy of codes and

organizing extensive financial data. Demonstrated ability to work cross-

functionally in demanding environments and encourage diverse groups to

cooperate. Hands-on and team-oriented, with experience in communicating

well with all levels of organizations, in a wide variety of accounting

functions.

EXPERIENCE

NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC., East Hanover, NJ 2003 - 2009

General Accounting, Risk Management and Insurance Analyst (HQ) (2007-2009)

Monitored all Product Liability accounting reserves, and prepared the

quarterly book reviewed by outside auditor and SOX, manipulating data

within Excel to issue reports.

Coordinated Workers Compensation accounts, which included dealing with

and managing payments to state government agencies. Saved company

$140k yearly by successfully arguing against a state's risk profile

rate change.

Managed the Property Fixed Assets insurance renewal, and section of

Casualty renewal. Reviewed and approved the insurance clauses of

contracts. Oriented the claims manager.

Key liaison between Novartis and its insurance third-party

administrators, broker, and internal and outside attorneys, for

Product Liability, Auto Liability (covering a fleet of 6600 drivers),

Workers Compensation, General Liability, Freight claims, and Travel

Insurance, handling several claims daily, with constantly new

problems, ad hoc projects, and communication.

Learned to deal effectively with upset employees re: claims.

Fixed Assets Accountant, Financial Reporting and Accounting (HQ) (2003-

2007)

Reviewed, released, and closed all capital projects, working daily

with all business unit groups. Capitalized and tracked all assets via

SAP system, handled SOX compliance issues and auditor demands,

reconciled accounts, and maintained fixed asset register (Gross Plant

$3Bil) in SAP. Prepared Excel spreadsheets to report data.

Led the implementation of partial-capitalization innovation, and

received the Novartis Business Excellence Award July, 2006, for the

Fixed Asset Project Close-Out Initiative.

Managed the off-shoring to India of the Fixed Assets function in 2007,

and monitored our Indian colleagues to ensure compliance.

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Warren, NJ 1996 - 2002

Senior Financial Analyst (E-Services Group) (2001-2002)

Analyzed Revenue, Cost, Expense, and Headcount and was key member of

the book-close team.

Prepared all SAP cost center, profit center, and hierarchy coding for

division of 3,300 people.

Led the cleanup of the division's fixed assets, while working against

a strict deadline due to the impending sale of major sub-division.

Investigated to determine assets' true ownership within Lucent, and

negotiated with other business units to transfer the assets.

Organized and processed all SAP code changes necessary for the Lucent

discontinuation of sub-division. This included considerable

negotiations with Lucent Corporate.

Ensured proper alignment of employees moving with sale or staying,

advising and monitoring depleted Human Resources staff on this

project.

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Warren, NJ 1996 - 2002

Senior Financial Planner (Software Products Group) (1998-2001)

Coordinated and processed division budget of $800 Million and SAP coding,

handling reorganizations and merging organization structures of acquired

companies. Managed business culture conflicts with these groups, educating

them on Lucent requirements.

Negotiated organizational coding agreements, working with managers of

all levels. Proposed SAP structure changes for the frequent

reorganizing due to significant shifts in leadership and business

models. Prepared and delivered presentations to introduce Human

Resources and other staff to SAP structure and finance issues.

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Warren, NJ 1996 - 2002

Senior Financial Planner (Software Products Group) (1998-2001) (continued)

Implemented the division's budget in SAP during the Lucent SAP

introduction, and monitored results for successful SAP translation,

while maintaining tables and legacy systems. Prepared the initial off-

line SAP budget reconciliation for assessments between major company

areas.

Senior Accounting Specialist (Services Group BU) (1996-1998)

Under heavy book-close deadlines, analyzed and reported results for

Sales, Gross Profit, Capital Expenditures, Inventory, and lower-level

organizations' Incurred Expenses. Coordinated and managed budgets for

Capital and Inventory across all regions and sub-divisions.

AT&T Network Systems Newark/Morristown, NJ 1985 - 1996

Senior Financial Planning Specialist, (HQ and Support & Operations BU)

Prepared Excel reports and analyzed:

Income Statement results and outlook reports.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow results and budget.

Regional results and budget, capital expenditures, and real estate

occupancy.

PANASONIC INDUSTRIAL Co., Secaucus, NJ 1983 - 1985

Accounts Receivable/Payable Coordinator

EDUCATION

BA, Accounting, 1983

Magna Cum Laude (3.7 GPA)

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ



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