TJ (Tami) Wood CPA, CMA
Extraordinary leadership and multifaceted experience across Big 4 and two Top 50 companies includes Financial Planning & Analysis, Research & Development, Strategic Planning, Operations and Process Excellence with B2B and B2C customers in supply chain, and manufacturing industries utilizing both GAAP and IFRS.
Visionary with a Masters of Accounting/CPA/CMA, exceptional integrity and a passion for building and inspiring high-performance teams offers over 20 years ‘ experience in crafting winning business strategies and delivering superior financial results. A recognized change agent who infuses creative business thinking into her organization and implements innovation with speed and effectiveness. Demonstrated strengths include:
Strategic, Operational, and Financial Planning
Business Analysis - Opportunity Identification
Business Process Reengineering/Integration
Talent Recruitment, Development, and Retention
Financial Reporting and Performance Management
Financial Controls / Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
SPG INTERNATIONAL (Contract) CAO 02/2018-08/2018
SIMPLIFIED IT PRODUCTS (Contract) VP Finance & Operations 08/2017-12/2017
CARBIS SERVICES (Contract) Interim CFO 01/2017-05/2017
Closed financial records from 2014 forward which required reconciling all bank, credit card and loan accounts via quickbooks online. Reconciled all other balance sheet accounts for the past three years. Created a new chart of accounts to allow for new planned products and spending separation.
Implemented first time report out across inventory, sales, customers’ experience and especially finance providing management with monthly understanding of each area of the business.
Pioneered process improvement workshops that identified root cause and solution for $500k/monthly engineering re-work issue.
Deployed best practices and benchmarking to reduce month end close timing from three weeks to five days.
CHEP (Atlanta, GA) 01/2011 -05/2016
CHEP is the global leader in supply-chain logistics primarily serving customers in the fast-moving consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world's best-known brands among its customers.
Director, Finance Integration 05/2014 – 05/2016
Chosen to provide financial strategy and guidance for combination of $1.8 billion integrated structure ensuring business continuity while aligning business processes and controls.
Crafted the vision and strategic direction to build a world class financial organization created from the integrated entities and provided comprehensive business guidance to the steering committee. Built key strategic partnerships to quickly re-engineer business flows and processes.
Empowered 50 site operations organization to collaborate and optimize performance by creating communication and training platforms.
Navigated legal entity restructure requiring $16B of adjustments, while achieving $12M in tax savings annually.
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis 01/2011 – 05/2014
Provided strategic financial leadership on a complex $1.3 billion organization focused on supply chain effectiveness. Quickly established credibility and influence with senior management by strengthening business acumen, improving reporting and forecasting accuracy, and leading insightful strategic analyses. Managed an 80% turnover in personnel by mentoring and training new team, while ensuring all corporate reporting dates were achieved.
Transformed the development of a strategic planning model utilizing elements of target economics that streamlined the long term forecasting process reducing the non-value added tasks by 20%.
Conducted extensive benchmarking to identify external best practices thereby enhancing our compliance position via SOX and audit requirements leading to an 80% reduction in audit comments.
Tackled monumental technical challenges with near-impossible deadlines to successfully design and install an ERP system (e.g. SAP) general ledger package. First month in place was a quarter end close -- met all required corporate reporting deadlines.
Volvo Truck North America (Greensboro, NC)
Volvo Truck Corporation is the second largest producer of heavy trucks and transport solutions within the entire truck industry
Controller, Product Development 03/2009 – 01/2011
Provided financial direction to a $160 million matrix Product Development organization focused on heavy duty trucks. Managed a team responsible for consolidation of financial results, commodity and project controlling, system implementation and time-keeping. Chosen to lead the global efforts on financial harmonization and competencies.
Strengthened the image of the financial community by improving deliverables and customer focus while reducing the work force by 25% via process mapping and elimination of non-value added tasks. Enhanced processes are being benchmarked by the global financial community.
Overhauled the forecasting process through the use of standardized models and better analytical tools which eliminated two days from the process and improved the accuracy by 30%.
Johnson & Johnson 1996 – 2/2008 ( Jacksonville, FL)
Through its 250 operating companies, J&J is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as, a provider of related services for the Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics markets.
Finance Director, Global Franchise, J&J 2007 – 2/2008
Developed and launched a strategic portfolio management system while providing strategic financial leadership to a complex $310 million Research &Development group covering contact lenses, pharmaceuticals, and solutions businesses. In addition, influenced New Product Development and New Business Development by providing strategic financial guidance and financial analyses to properly value the projects. Leading a finance team challenged with turning around the business process for new products to increase accuracy and the reputation of the process requiring strategic overview, and getting alignment across multi- functional high level decision makers.
Initiated a program aimed at reducing job demands in the finance organization that had a profound impact on that division, the broader Vision Care organization, and even to the J&J entity through leadership and the export of our Process Excellence Kaizen initiatives as a “best practice”. Based on success of the program, the Board of Directors chose to roll out the process world wide within finance organizations.
Led the finance division’s continuous process improvement efforts (lean thinking/kaizen) by assisting in the selection, prioritization, assignment and timing of improvement projects. Personally led three kaizens addressed at the business case process with results of 50% improvement in demand and 25% on supply accuracy. In addition, based on “Best Practices” implemented over the last few years, the employee satisfaction score on job demands increased 16 points.
Finance Director, Controller, J&J 2005-2006
Financial Manager – Financial Reporting, J&J 2002 – 2005
Financial Manager – Operations Global Logistics, J&J 2000-2002
Manager, Financial Operations, J&J 1999-2000
Senior Financial Analyst – Accounts Receivable, J&J, 1996-1999
Lykes Service Company, Credit & Collections Expert, 1995-1996
Ernst & Young, LLP, Senior Auditor, SEC Reporting, 1993-1995
Masters of Accounting
FISHER SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTING, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Finance
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida (1992); Certified Management Accountant, (1998)
SAP/Hyperion/Dynamics AX/Quick Books/Syspro