SETH SINTIM-AGYEMAN, CPA, MBA
** **** ****** **** * BURLINGTON * NJ 08016
Accounting and finance professional with a proven track record in management and advisory roles. Extensive experience in financial reporting and analysis, automating accounting systems, developing and implementing controls, executing corporate transactions and strategic initiatives, and mentoring and developing talent. Demonstrate leadership in managing executive-level client relationships and engagement teams on Fortune 500 and high growth middle market companies.
KEY TECHNICAL SKILLS
•Financial reporting under US Digitized Accounting Systems Strategic Planning & Risk Mgmt.
GAAP & IFRS Convergence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) SOX Compliance Testing
•Budgets & Financial Forecasting Cash Flow Management Financial Metrics Analysis
Analysis KPIs & Business Performance - Process Re-engineering
•Mergers and Acquisitions Measurement Auditing
•Derivative Financial Instruments Project Management Resource Optimization Planning
SAMCO FINANCIAL, LLC
Jan. 2009 - Present
CFO & Executive Consultant – Accounting & Advisory
•Advise on the implementation of cloud-based accounting systems automation, leveraging the efficiencies of SAP FI/CO enhanced with Blackline digitization technologies that involve:
-The enterprise structure designing, development and analysis of the functional specifications, and planning and implementation of the SAP solutions modules.
-Configuration and integration of the various functionalities primarily on SD, MM and FI/CO modules, integrating customized reporting centers into consolidated financial reporting.
-Facilitate the training of staff on step by step configuration, transaction processing, and reports generation including the automation of general ledger and reconciliation activities utilizing Blackline innovative technology.
•Collaborate with management to streamline the organization’s budgets, examine the effectiveness of the budgets and analyze the cause for variances to guide management decision making.
•Appraise the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Good Corporate Governance.
•Formulate customized Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate risks; operating effectiveness; and cash flow objectives, and develop innovative policy recommendations to improve business performance.
•Review the design and implementation of financial reporting and control policies and procedures to meet the new internal and external reporting requirements in conformity with GAAP.
•Direct technical accounting advisory services and position papers on various FASB and IFRS convergence topics, including new revenue recognition and lease accounting standards, pensions, and stock-based compensation.
•Formulate and customize business plans targeting business survival, profitability, and risk management strategies.
•Design business and project financing strategies, and examine prospective financial statements in compliance with loan covenants.
CITCO FUND SERVICES Feb. 2005 – Oct. 2008
Senior Manager – Private Equity & Hedge Fund Administration New York, NY
•Lead segment teams on multi-billion-dollar Hedge Funds and Private Equity operations.
-Analyzed the accounting treatment on various types of derivative financial instruments.
-Leveraged technology to automate and simplify complicated investment data and transactions.
-Examined the effect of new FASB pronouncements on various financial instruments in the portfolio.
•Managed client relations and actively sought innovative approaches to problem solving and advancement.
•Worked closely with clients and external counsel in drafting/finalizing fund documents and monitored compliance with regulatory requirements in the PPM.
•Worked with experts to evaluate the effect of newly initiated derivative financial instruments on financial statements, including off-balance sheet financial transactions.
•Analyzed M&A transactions, the effect of post-acquisition integration and merger consequences, including accretion and dilution effects on financial reports.
•Evaluated corporate actions, and analyzed carve-outs to ensure their accurate financial reporting and compliance on internal controls framework.
STATE STREET BANK / IFS Nov. 2002 – Dec. 2004
Manager - Private Equity & Hedge Fund Administration Princeton, NJ
•Developed risk mitigation strategy through systematic matching of assets with their related liabilities.
•Supervised the reconciliation of investment portfolio activities with their respective prime brokerage reports.
•Specialist on financial reporting matters relative to NAVs, fair value analysis, and investor reporting activities.
•Analyzed the composition of sector holdings and their risk profiles relative to the overall portfolio distribution.
•Hands-on knowledge of Equities; Fixed Income; Commodity Futures; ESwaps; TRS’s; CDS; IR Swaps; MBS; Bank Debt; Distressed Debt; Repo’s/RV Repo financial products.
•Inspired the right relationships among team-mates, to enhance productivity and employee satisfaction
EMF FINANCIAL PRODUCTS Sept. 1999 – Nov. 2002
Assistant Comptroller - Market Neutral Hedge Fund Summit, NJ
•Accounted for a sovereign debt fixed income arbitrage fund with $450 million assets under management leveraged at $3 billion.
•Proved capable of managing both corporate and fund accounting functions of the Fund.
•Saved the management company more than $10 million in tax advantages, by strategically separating management fees from performance fees, and treating them as ordinary income and capital gain taxes, respectively.
MORRIS HEIGHTS HEALTH CENTER Oct. 1997 – Aug. 1999
Senior Accountant - Federally Funded Community Health Center New York City, NY
•Supported the CFO in analyzing and streamlining the Center’s financial and clinical data to improve operational procedures and efficiency.
•Strategized Medicaid utilization thresholds to contain cost, improve revenue projections, and increased cash flow activities.
•Improved insurance claims processing procedures for all carriers to ensure CPT and ICD Codes, including patients’ data were matched and submitted real-time, and reimbursements appropriately applied.
•Collaborated well with departmental heads to organize clinical and financial data to prepare budgets in support of upper management’s strategic planning.
MBA in Finance – School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
Bachelor of Science, Accounting - City University of New York, New York City, NY.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)– Active License – AICPA – United States
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) AICPA/CIMA – US/UK
Technically savvy, with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Products which include: Excel, Word, PowerPoint Presentation and Microsoft Dynamics; Sage 100 ERP; SAP FICO, Blackline, and QuickBooks Accounting Systems, Bloomberg Portfolio Systems, and other Proprietary Analytic Software.