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Accounting Manager

Bastrop, Texas, 78602, United States
December 01, 2017

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Samuel M. Kier

Austin, TX 503-***-**** Chief Accountant, Senior Accounting Manager, Functional Operations Manager, Assistant Controller, Global Process Owner

Mergers & Acquisitions * Global Accounting * GAAP / IFRS ERP Design & Implementation * Financial Consolidation * Process Improvements Summary and Competencies

Senior functional finance and accounting executive who manages complex organizations and situations, and achieves business objectives. Can see the big picture, and the future, while still also focused on increasing controls, improving morale, heightening the team’s sensitivity to process analysis and cross-functional dependencies. Exemplary record of leading global cross-functional project teams in change management and process improvement using acquired business anthropology skills. Uses an extremely successful high touch management style while empowering people and teams to implement unique people-driven accountability-based staffing strategies. Selected Competencies:

Integrations & Divestitures C-Suite & Stakeholder Presentations Financial Analysis International Business Audits Sarbane Oxley / GAAP/IFRS Joint Ventures International Accounting Expense Control Profit & Loss Internal Controls Financial Statements Team Leadership/Motivation ERP Design & Implementation Reporting Chief Accountant M&A Assistant Controller / CFO

Transfer Pricing Tax Compliance Process Improvements Thru Teams Professional Experience

Independent Consultant 2016-Present

Assisting clients in Accounting, Financial and Operations Leadership Ricoh Americas - Production Print Solutions (RPPS), Various Locations 2007-2016 Global joint venture of IBM and Ricoh (now 100% Ricoh owned) offers production print solutions, on demand print solutions, enterprise workgroup print technologies, print management software, services and maintenance, $.8B revenue, and 2500 employees worldwide

Samuel M. Kier

Austin, TX 503-***-**** Page 2 Director and Chief Accountant RPPS Accounting

Accountable to create and manage a worldwide accounting function and processes for 36 countries, publishing financials, ensuring accounting policies and practices are in accordance with GAAP and oversee relationships with external auditor, Ricoh Corp, and accounting outsourcing supplier.

• Recruited by IBM & Ricoh M&A Executives

• Designed WW operations and hired an accounting staff of thirty (30) in 45 days for “day one” operations of $.8B


• Leveraged staff with a services engagement contract for additional financial operations assistance

• Transfer Price implementation & design

• Joint venture relationship management and earn-out assessment / negotiations

• KPMG, PwC and Ricoh Group audits

• Designed and implemented WW ERP (Oracle 11i) finance platform

• Provided business development (acquisition / Integration) efforts to Ricoh Japan and Ricoh Americas Prior Professional Experience

IBM Various Locations 1977-2007

One of the world’s largest suppliers of hardware, software and technology services who pioneered the development and implementation of “e-business” and “cloud” solutions. A leader in creating solutions to business problems. IBM Corporate Business Development - Established M&A integration team in Corporate Business Development building best practices integration expertise for other IBM units.

• Adept at working in an emergent manner while maintaining the high level goals of acquisition integration.

• Created a repeatable, structured, best practice model for Worldwide Integrations.

• Established extended network of integration team members.

• Major services unit integrations: Classic Blue (Australia), Viacore, Palisades Technologies CFO Americas– IBM Fulfillment Organization. Planning and budgeting expense

• Developed and executed the Global Resource strategy by moving US positions to Brazil. Worldwide IBM Software Group (SWG) Acquisition Integration - Financial Data & Accounting. Created a new management unit establishing best practices to SWG’s integrations.

• Accomplished with speed, creating a structure for integration, forging social connections between the two organizations, and engineering success of the acquisition.

• Integrated: Informix, Rational, Aptrix, CrossAccess, Crossworld, Holosofx, and approximately 20 other firms.

• Accounting Services Manager - Sequent Corporation,

• Integrated the accounting / financial processes into IBM for IBM’s first global manufacturing acquisition. Over 20 years of various accounting management and staff positions of progressively increasing responsibility in corporate accounting with an emphasis on:

• Managed IBM’s Worldwide Corporate Consolidation and Transfer Price process.

• Managed IBM US’ Functional Payroll from audit failure to success thru process improvement and teams.

• Compliance and interface with DoD regulations for defense contracting division

• Implemented IBM’s Corporate Accounting Segmentation Project.

• Designed and implemented IBM’s Asset-backed Securitization Program.

• Interfaced with Financial Accounting Standards Board. (FASB & EITF) Education - BS Degree in Accounting from The Pennsylvania State University Technology Portfolio - Oracle, Hyperion, MS Excel - Word – PowerPoint, SQL, SAP, TesserAct, Essbase Community Activities – Bastrop County Water District No 2; Board Member, Treasurer 2014 to Present Elected (Appointed) Government position responsible for Water, Wastewater and Road Infrastructure for Tahitian Village Development -. Create and maintain relationships with other government agencies (County, City, State). Renegotiated $4.5M LCRA Loan with TWDB. Established new approach to 5 year Road Construction Plan. Established 3rd Bastrop County Park within District. Bastrop County Economic Development Corporation; Board Member, Treasurer 2017 to Present. Appointed position responsible for assisting Bastrop by advancing investment, development and growth.

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