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Consultant (Executive Level-Accounting/Finance/Business)

Santa Monica, California, United States
December 28, 2017

Contact this candidate (424) ***-**** Santa Monica, CA NIOUSHA SENEHI


(Including: iRise, Ovation TV, Insomniac/Live Nation, Decurion/Arclight Cinemas & Pacific Theatres, Tribune Media/WGN America, J. Ben Bourgeois Productions, Dick Clark Productions, Tax Credit Co., CSUN/Valley Performing Arts Center, AARP, United Way, Liberty Tax, Fox, Edelman, Teledyne Technologies Incorporated)


Bilingual professional experienced in multi-billion dollar domestic/international multi-entity/currency corporations managing Production, Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Payroll, Benefits, HR, Administration and Operations including multifaceted projects, events, contracts, budgets, plans, assets, capital, treasury, global cash, and foreign exchange transactions


• Financial & Business Planning & Budgeting

• Financial Analysis & Modeling

• Capital Planning & Strategies

• Project & Contract Management

• Revenue & Expense Recognition

• Executive & Management Reporting

• Project, Production, Event Planning

• Quality Control, Assurance, Compliance

• System Assessment, Setup, Conversion

• Procedures & Policies Development


Network/TV • Productions/Studios

Media/Publishing • Live Entertainment

Performing Arts • Theater/Cinema

Real Estate • Software Development

Public Relations • Non-Profit • Educational

Aerospace/Defense • Telecommunications

E-Commerce • Internet/Online • Retail

Franchise • Law Firm • Tax Advisory

Public Accounting • Business Management

Consulting Services

Skills/Computer Applications

Workday • Oracle Financials PeopleSoft

Microsoft Dynamics GreatPlains • SAP

SmartAccounting/Ease Accounting • Vista 5

Vista VPO • Yardi Voyager • Anaplan

Adaptive Insights • Blackline • SalesForce

ADP Workforce Payroll • ArtifaxEvent

ArtifaxAgora • Concur • OnBase • ExpensAble

FRx/Management Reporter • Essbase Hyperion

Stripe • FastSpring • PSW • TaxWise • LibTax

CorpTax Calendar • Laserfische • Prevail

Incentive Engine • Lotus Notes • Adobe Acrobat

SharePoint OneDrive • Microsoft Office Suite


BS in Computer Science

Minor in Mathematics

California State University Northridge


Certified CTEC/IRS/VITA Tax Preparer


Certified Production Accountant



Recipient of Gold Academic Progress

Achievement Award

California State University Northridge

Recipient of Outstanding Achievement &

Contribution Appreciation Certificates for

Dedicated & Invaluable Service

IRS, FTB, & City of Beverly Hills Council

Functional Areas of Expertise

Business Management

Executed daily activities of complex multi-currency business operations, including full-cycle domestic/international Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Payroll, HR, Admin, & Production

Evaluated & highlighted overhead & risk management, prevented over/under-servicing, minimized expenditures, & maximized revenue

Assessed systems & procedures, identified needs for improvements, innovated & streamlined manual processes, & implemented MBO (Management of Objectives)

Built new infrastructure, methodologies, procedures, strategic plans & tactics, proper accounting treatment, & Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Enforced quality control, testing, assurance, compliance, department goals & new policies for increasing efficiency, accuracy, deliverance of plans & flow of information

Managed customer service, third-parties, joint ventures, partners, talents, clients, legal, special licensing, technical, production, talent, deal memos, contracts, riders & deliverables, as well as vendor, A/R, A/P & collections relations, negotiation, terms & applications Finance Management

Simultaneously planned & created numerous multi-billion/million dollar short/long range & rolling budgets, plans, projections, forecasts, reforecasts

Managed current/prior actual, variance, cost, trending analysis & reporting, internal audit, quality control, assurance & testing

Created business & project planning, change control, cost estimates, cost plus, rates, pricing, chart of accounts, and key management metrics & indicators

Maintained domestic/international financial, accounting, treasury, banking, loans, & statistical records and measured & evaluated KPI, CPC, EVM, EAC, ETC, EFC, BAC, VAC, ROR, & ROI

Completed prepared multi-currency internal/external consolidations, narratives, flash, dashboards, benchmarks, reconciliations, roll-forwards, financial statements & executive/management reporting

& supporting schedules

Managed various internal/external 401K, bank, & audits simultaneously and assisted in preparation of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) file reviews, documentations, schedules & packages, and filings of SEC, 10K, 10Q & 401K reports

Accounting Management

Managed month/quarter/year-end close, chart of accounts, multi-currency GL, journal entries, accruals, deferrals, reclassifications, and cross/inter-company transactions from sub-ledgers & subsidiaries to parent companies

Controlled all aspects of treasury and banking including petty cash, procurement, billing, invoicing, credit review, assessment, analysis, collections, & chargebacks cash flow, deferred revenue & cost recognition, estimation, funding, & budgeting

Negotiated, drafted, executed, & enforced policies on personal & corporate credit lines, bank, insurance, risk management, and Travel & Entertainment expenses, AMEX and P-cards

Planned & computed headcount, payroll, benefits, 401K, HSA, FSA, CAM, taxes, commissions, bonus, sales, inventory, distribution, participation, ultimates, residuals, royalties, broadcast rights, license fees, prepaids, amortization, depreciation, fixed assets, capital expenditures, and foreign exchange rates

Consulted, prepared & submitted Federal/State/Local/Sales/Use taxes, tax credits & incentives, audits, 1099s, governing documents, financial, statutory and regulatory filings & provisions Project & Administration Management

Researched, assessed, implemented, & converted CRM & ERP systems, retrieved, maintained, & validated data, and performed audits to ensure validity of data

Prepared, analyzed & documented project requirements, capital planning, system setup & conversion, tracked milestones, and ensured completion of projects within timeline & budget

Created & facilitated walkthroughs, training sessions and mapping documents for implantation, conversion, & setup of systems

Handled all elements of projects, productions, & events from inception to completion and developed

& executed plans, tactics, strategies, and capital project tracking

Administrated all aspects of productions, live events, concerts, festivals, shows, charities, benefits, & galas, including permits, insurance, setup, strike, rehearsals, and ticket scaling, sales & management

Provided cross function support to other departments, recruited, hired, trained, & managed staff, interns, & contractors, conducted employee interactions, relations, discipline, performance reviews,

& evaluations, and defined compensation, bonus, incentives, and other perks & benefits

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