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Management Customer Service

Location:
Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Posted:
August 29, 2017

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James A. Fried, CCE, CCM

*** ****** ****, **********, ** 06786

Mobile: (860) ***-**** Home: (860) ***-**** E-mail: ac12dz@r.postjobfree.com S U MMA R Y

Finance Professional with over 20 years of global treasury, finance, accounting and business operations experience. Highly adept in all areas of finance, including total quality management, expense control and policy & procedure development. Outstanding communication skills with proven ability in negotiating agreements, and maintaining constructive relations with executive management, banking/lending organizations and private investors. A solid leader, who manages, mentors and develops staff members. A R E A S O F E X P E R T I S E

SEC & Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Loan Workouts FAS 133 and FAS 149 Global Treasury & FX Hedging Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions Shared Services Development Process Improvement FP&A A/R, Credit & Collections Accounting Operations Global Risk Management P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N CE

Independent Financial Consultant Terryville, CT 2/2013 to present Perform contract financial assignments for:

Angus Energy (Oil and Gas Industry), provide Finance and Advisory services including M&A review, FP&A, balance sheet and variance preparation and sourcing of financing/funds.

Archdiocese of Hartford (not-for profit as acting Director of Finance) supervised staff and prepared monthly/quarterly financial information for presentation to Board of Directors.

Accenture Academy (review and revision of on line courses as a Subject Matter Expert).

SK Capital Partners (Private Equity) provided Controller/CFO Services, Treasury and cash management, risk management, payroll, budgeting, financial and M&A advisory services. Timex Group USA, Inc. Middlebury, CT 12/2006 to 2/2013

(A global manufacturer of watches and jewelry pieces) Assistant Treasurer

Reporting to the VP Treasurer, managed global treasury and financial operations activities including pension, risk and FX management, cash flow forecasting, banking / lending, private capital relationships, budgeting, credit and collections and corporate travel. Collaborated with senior management in various initiatives involving mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic planning, budgeting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Supervised a total global staff of 26 through six direct reports.

Involved with insurance and risk management and overseeing global insurance needs and requirements - from annual renewals to review and approval of local policies in various locations (i.e., Switzerland, China, Portugal, India and Germany) working with the global broker for Timex Group and on an annual basis travel to our manufacturing operations in the Philippines and Hong Kong to inspect physical plant and to recommend improvements from an insurance perspective.

Worked with Investment banks in US for excess global cash and debt management.

Had global responsibility for Cash Management and global cash flow across global operating entities to ensure that mandated liquidity requirements are met. Worked on a project to reduce working capital in inventory by decreasing number of suppliers and working on a tier process; this able to recognize savings and additional positive cash flow. Ensured that sufficient cash is available as required for operating and strategic investment purposes. Identify, develop, and implement processes and programs to improve working capital. Also worked with locations on settlements of intercompany nettings and receivables on a regular basis.

Oversight of global banking relationships with several banks (i.e., JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS) approved opening and closing of accounts in conjunction with the needs of a specific entity; Oversaw global bank transactions from control perspective through dual security access for wire/ACH initiation.

Oversaw Accounts Payable, where company is in process of implementing Global Flat File transmissions

(ACH/Wire transfer/checks) for outgoing payments and employee expense reimbursement; automating cash receipt process through Oracle 11i Accounts Receivable/Cash modules.

Developed global policies for credit management teams.

Provided monthly reporting to Senior leadership and company Board of Directors on company metric performance in Treasury (including DSO/DPO, mark-to-market results for FX and variance to actual settlement.

Monitored, hedged, and analyzed foreign exchange for 10 currencies.

Led and developed strategic plan for shared services function. Realigned credit, collections, and customer service divisions into a Shared Service environment, streamlining operations and improving performance.

Provided leadership to Timex Global finance teams with respect to managing their treasury and cash management capabilities.

Working Capital Solutions 1/2003 to 11/2006

Independent Financial Consultant

Consulted on Improvements, training and development of staff, revenue cycle management issues/recommendations, FP&A, developing cash forecasts, mergers and acquisitions/due diligence, strategic planning, cash and Shared Services goals and objectives.

Work on RFP’s for new cash management programs, FAS 133, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance preparation, BASEL II issues and cost saving measures for risk management programs.

Assignments included Levy, Diamond and Bello (Collections/financial consulting), Haynes Construction, Heating Oil Partners (Oil/Gasoline) TRC Companies (Environmental) and Kaman Industrial Technologies

(Industrial Distribution).

Pirelli North America New Haven, CT & New York, NY 2/2000 to 12/2002

(A world renowned tire and energy cable manufacturer) Regional Treasurer

Managed treasury and financial operations, HR, credit and collections, budgeting, cash flow forecasting, banking/lending, private capital relationships, pension management and FAS 133/149.

Involved with insurance and risk management and overseeing global insurance needs and requirements - from annual renewals to review and approval of local policies in various locations.

Collaborated with senior management in mergers and acquisitions and new business development, developing strategic plans and budgets and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance preparation.

Developed strategic plan for shared services function. Realigned credit, collections, and customer service divisions into a Shared Service environment, streamlining operations and improving performance.

Provided leadership to North American finance teams with respect to managing their treasury and cash management capabilities.

Edwards Systems Technology Cheshire, CT 2/1999 to 2/2000

(A $500 million division of SPX engaged in the manufacture of Life Safety Systems. The Company was acquired by GE) Director, Customer Financial Services

Reported to the CFO, and led a 15-member staff in credit and collections, dispute resolution management, customer service, and cash management. Held responsibility for cash flow projection, foreign exchange, and budget and credit risk assessments. Served as a member of the EVA implementation team. Panolam Industries Shelton, CT & Montreal Canada 5/1998 to 1/1999

($100mm private-equity Particle Board Manufacturer with operations in Canada and Mexico) Consultant / Assistant Treasurer

Supervised a staff of eight, with responsibility for risk management, financial and cash management, investor relations, credit and collections, HR and banking/lending relations. Evaluated and recommended risk management policies. Ensured compliance with banking regulations. Assisted operating units in merger and acquisition activity. Assisted in relocating Corporate HQ from Canada to Shelton, CT. B/E Aerospace Litchfield CT and Wellington, FL

8/1991 to 3/1998

(A multi-national NASDAQ Airline Interior Products Company with revenue of $412 million in 1997) Director, Credit & Treasury

Assumed increasing responsibility as the Company grew from $12 million to $412 million at the end of 1997. Implemented and enforced corporate credit, treasury, HR and risk assessment policies and procedures. Held accountability for cash flow projections, foreign currency management, accounts receivable, credit/collections, country risk assessment, banking relations, budgets, financial reporting, SEC compliance including preparation of Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and human resources/payroll. Managed a staff of up to 30 personnel dispersed across global locations.

GE Capital Stamford, CT 8/1987 to 7/1991

Associate, Financial Management Program (FMP)

Rotated through Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Operations, Retail Financial Services and M&A. Assignments included working for M&A team for acquisition of Montgomery Wards Credit and GE Aviation. E D U C A T I O N

Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT

Master of Business Administration, International Business & Finance Post University Waterbury, CT

Bachelor of Science, Accounting & Management

C E R T I F I C A T I O N S & A F F I L I A T I O N S Certified Credit Executive

Member, National Association of Credit Management (NACM); National Chairman (2008-2009) Certified Expert Witness; Executive Committee (FCIB-NACM) Member, Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Certified Cash Manager

Member-Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)



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