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Location:
Bryan, Texas, United States
Posted:
May 22, 2018

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Melissa Hall

GLOBAL CONTROLLER/VICE-PRESIDENT CPA CGMA

College Station, TX 832-***-**** ac5kd0@r.postjobfree.com linkedin.com/in/melissahallcpa

PROFILE

Global Controller/Vice-President and CPA offering 20+ years in corporate finance, financial accounting, and financial reporting and analysis. Big Four Auditing at Ernst & Young at the foundation of career.

Expertise in defining financial models and instituting best practices in accounting to promote operational efficiency, advocate transparency and support executive decision making in a fiscally-responsible manner.

Sharp eye for capitalizing on opportunities to deliver 6-figure savings, as well as drive improvements that impact multiple areas of a business. True value is the finesse to introduce a level of confidence to the accounting function that executive peers have repeatedly said their companies could not achieve before.

EXPERIENCE

G-Con Manufacturing, Inc. College Station, TX

Vice President of Finance & Accounting (2016 to current): Direct all accounting and finance functions in this privately-held manufacturing company. Conduct bank negotiations surrounding term loans and lines of credit, as well as all other banking relationships. Responsible for the corporate budgeting process and the quarterly forecasting procedures, including future cash needs and projections. Coordinate the annual audit and tax preparation. Collaborate with other members of the senior management team to identify and execute initiatives to detect, identify and mitigate risk.

Redesigned Board of Directors’ report to promote greater transparency with the Board.

Secured $100K annual savings by researching and retaining a new service provider for employee benefits.

Leading the final stages of an ERP implementation.

General Plastics & Composites LP Houston, TX

Controller (2015 to 2016): Principally guided the accounting function in this privately-held manufacturing company. Ensured US GAAP compliance, orchestrated annual budgeting process, and directed cash management, billing, and collections. Planned and lead physical inventory as well. Managed annual audit and liaised between external auditors and corporate management. Also oversaw IT.

Sanchez Production Partners (formerly Constellation Energy Partners) Houston, TX

Controller (2013 to 2015): Directed all accounting functions, including taxes, revenue accounting, joint interest billings, accounts payable, consolidations and monthly close for publicly-traded oil and gas exploration and production partnership. Designed and implemented best practices and process improvements for financial controls and reporting, in order to change or eliminate inefficient processes, and to promote automation. Developed management’s and staff members’ core competencies as related to financial reporting and controls. Led accounting for derivative transactions, which required evaluating mark-to-market positions each month, preparing monthly entries and issuing required disclosures.

nSecured $86K annual savings by driving a series of process improvements that streamlined accounting and financial management, as well as reduced risk.

nManaged roll-out of ground-breaking paperless data storage system, and implemented paperless journal entries and account reconciliations, which proved key to eliminating waste, increasing capacity, and maintaining SOX compliance.

nRetained $20K annually by integrating XBRL into the financial reporting process, essential for standardizing financial data and increasing data reliability. Defined roadmap for the SEC mandate and submitted XBRL documents to regulators.

Powell Industries Houston, TX

Director of Financial Reporting (2007 to 2013): Directed the accounting team and drove process improvements in the financial management function. Prepared corporate accounting budget. Verified corporate accounting entries, tracking derivative transactions, and conducting derivative ineffectiveness testing, back testing and prospective testing. Prepared all monthly entries to account for cash flow hedges. Prepared all SEC financial statements, as well as all internal financial statements, monthly management packages and board reports.

nInitiated a series of strategic process improvements to optimize the budgeting and financial reporting functions. Redesigned budgeting and reporting to reflect business, industry, and market evolution.

nReassigned financial statement preparation and consolidation from quarterly to monthly schedule, and drove change management to cultivate proactive corporate culture when it came to rectifying errors and omissions.

nAbbreviated auditor time out in field by 15%, essential for achieving sustainability and promoting operational excellence.

nGathered and selected XBRL software provider in order to take ownership of the XBRL process and migrate it in-house.

Constellation Energy Partners LLC Houston, TX

Director of Financial Reporting (2006 to 2007): Directed accounting function for publicly-traded oil and gas exploration and production master limited partnership. Reported financial transactions, conducted system reconciliations, and oversaw general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable, revenue, billing, taxes, insurance, fixed assets, cash applications and credit.

nCollaborated with senior management team to identify and execute initiatives to detect, identify and mitigate risk.

nDetermined analytical reporting tools to enhance understanding and validation of certain US GAAP disclosures.

Mattress Holding, Inc. Houston, TX

Director of Financial Reporting and Budgeting (2005 to 2006): Led financial statement preparation, reporting, and budgeting as organization prepared for IPO.

nCoordinated pre-IPO activities, by preparing monthly management discussion and analysis, presentations for the company’s investment bankers and upper management.

Managed and consolidated all budget information for more than 350 retail outlets for the annual budget.

Finished and filed Form S-1 with SEC.

nActively contributed to M&A, by conducting purchase price allocation calculations for acquisition of large mattress retailer, and by coordinating post-acquisition financial reporting.

nAdvanced lease accounting processes, by collaborating with real estate department to define new reports for analyzing monthly rent payments and related CAM charges.

Friedkin Business Services Houston, TX

Team Leader – Financial Reporting and Analysis (2003 to 2004): Oversaw accounting staff for two general ledger teams in a shared services environment that conducted accounting for 10 financial services companies and performed accounting for all fixed assets, benefits, inter-company billings and general ledgers for three different companies. Prepared audited financial statements, analyzed account balance fluctuations, investigated and resolved variances, and steered annual budgeting and planning process.

Quanta Services, Inc. Houston, TX

Assistant Controller (1998 to 2003): Directed monthly consolidation, supported analysis and forecasting, and prepared SEC documents for $2B company with 53 reporting entities. Led accounting staff and liaised between corporate headquarters and controllers at subsidiary locations.

nContributed to M&A by calculating purchase price allocations for approximately 20 acquisition targets annually, and prepared pro forma financial statements related to these acquisitions.

nDeveloped and modernized financial reporting. Sourced, selected, and launched Hyperion, served as administrator, and produced all financial reports used with the software. Also supervised user training.

nRoutinely identified and capitalized on opportunities to optimize the financial reporting process, in order to promote sustainability and achieve operational excellence.

CMS NOMECO Oil and Gas Company Houston, TX

Senior Financial Reporting Accountant (1997 to 1998)

Tejas Gas Corporation Houston, TX

Senior Derivatives Accountant (1996 to 1997)

Apache Corporation Houston, TX

Senior Financial Accountant (1995 to 1996)

Ernst & Young Houston, TX

Audit Senior (1991 to 1995)

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Accounting, Texas A & M University



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