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Project Manager Professional Experience

Carson City, Nevada, United States
January 28, 2018

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Bepsy Strasburg, MBA


Experienced in building and leading teams that identify areas of opportunity, create strategies, and drive change with stakeholders for Fortune 100 domestic and international companies. A change agent, adept at driving business goals, including start-up growth, strategic transactions, and turnaround initiatives.

Core competencies include:

GAAP Accounting

Finance/IT/HR/Payroll/Legal Mgmt.

Financial Planning and Analysis

Audit & Regulatory Compliance

Project Management

Financial Reporting/Forecasting

Systems Implementations

Cost Containment & Profitability

Policies & Procedures

Professional Experience



ENTREPRENEURS ASSEMBLY (EA) & ADAM'S HUB, Reno, Carson City, NV 2018-Present

Non-Profit Organization promoting job growth through entrepreneurial ventures.

Coach/Advisor on Strategies and Operations Excellence

CONSULTING PROJECTS, San Francisco Bay Area, CA 2014-2017

Management Consultant for Accounting, Finance & Systems

Project Manager and individual contributor solving urgent issues for the CFO/Controller Office.

-Manage (PM role) a US and Intl. multi-disciplinary team of Purchasing, A/P and IT to evaluate P2P processes and deploy an early payment program for a $14B data storage company.

-Conduct monthly close and year-end audit for a $10B consumer product distribution company.

-Audit vendor invoicing and optimize utility billing rate for a large US paint manufacturer.

-Manage a team to review multi-year revenue contracts to restate monthly revenue of a growing SaaS company.

-Identify discrepancies and root causes of missed billings and entitlements post acquisition of multiple companies of a growing SaaS company.

-SOX and fraud risk assessments of multi-billion financial services & retail companies.

SERVICEWEST, San Leandro, CA 2011-2014

Largest office furniture installation, warehousing and commercial moving services company with $35M revenue.

Chief Financial Officer (2012-2014) / Vice President (2011-2012)

Served as part of the executive team that transformed the company from default to financial stability. Build the in-house Finance organization of 9 people with service partners for legal, audit, tax, IT, insurance and benefits administration.

-Provide interpretation of contractual terms of construction projects and guidance on terms and conditions.

-Review revenue and margin reconciliations monthly to ensure compliance with revenue recognition, bank lending covenants and periodic bank audit readiness.

-Collected $4.5M written-off debt and reduced DSO from 80 to 40 days to achieve self-funding model by proactively resolving collections issues and meeting $2.7M monthly payment obligations.

-Developed technology strategies, including a disaster recovery plan; worked with telecommunications, wireless, and IT consultants to replace failing hardware, modify applications with upfront due diligence, scheduled maintenance, eliminate redundancies, and create back-up policies.

-Developed daily and weekly management dashboard reports on KPIs to evaluate progression towards monthly forecasts, utilization of resources, cash preservation and performance against bank’s lending covenants.

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Professional Experience - Continued

SAYBROOK UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, CA 2010-2011

Three colleges with 700 online students, 250-employees, and $21M in revenue.

Corporate Controller, Business Systems Manager

Hired, trained, and led staff to respond to sudden departure of Corporate Controller, Accountant, and Payroll processor.

-Enabled business unit and program reporting by the 13th day of the month by developing business requirements, revised chart of accounts, configuration mapping and data conversions with internal finance and external integrator in a Microsoft Dynamics 2010 Great Plains reimplementation.

-Improved payroll cycle time and reduced manual errors by selecting and converting human resources, time attendance, and payroll processing from ADP to Paychex.

MERCANTILA, San Francisco, CA 2008-2009

E-commerce start-up comprised of 200 fitness, home, sports, and outdoor specialty stores that generated $50M.

Corporate Controller

Led a 4-person team, and worked with CFO to migrate off-shore outsourced finance operations in-house.

-Implementing a portal that automated purchase order generation, shipment confirmation for revenue recognition, and bank generated payments for accounts payable, which replaced manual processing of 10,000 monthly transactions, and introduced scalable processes to support growth.

-Investigated and reduced backlog of customer returns and refunds; avoided customer complaints affecting online sales, credit card chargebacks, and Better Business Bureau oversight.

-Created financial models to generate pro-forma statements and cash flow projections.

-Prepared financial and marketing roadshow presentations for Board of Directors, and potential Venture Capital investors.

BDO SEIDMAN, San Francisco, CA 2004-2008

5th largest CPA firm serving small- and medium-sized publicly traded and privately held companies.

Consulting Practice Leader and Director

Served as founding member of the Bay Area risk advisory consulting practice. Provided risk assessment; SEC, GAAP, and SOX compliance readiness; internal audit; and process improvement services to clients. Hired and led staff.

Early Career

SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., Menlo Park, CA (Acquired by Oracle)

Finance Director, Sales Controller, Integration Project Manager

Awarded CEO's "Best of the Best" Quality Award for Finance productivity tool

SRI INTERNATIONAL, Senior Financial Analyst, Menlo Park, CA

Awarded the President's Annual Award for developing a Strategic Planning Model

Education & Professional Credentials

Computer Skills: Microsoft, Hyperion, Cognos, Salesforce, Netsuite, MAS 200, Great Plains, QuickBooks, ADP

Training: CPA coursework, California State University (passed CPA exam Part 1, 2011) and Six Sigma

Education: Masters Business Administration in Finance CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Hayward, CA

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (Honors) UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

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