Philippe B. Gouamba
Akron, OH 44319
** ***** ** ********* ***** Resource experience. Manage Human Resources for all levels of the organization. Successfully lead and implement all HR programs within the company.
1/1986 – 9/2017: Skyline Windows, LLC., Bronx, NY
1986 -1991 Assistant Controller/Payroll Manager
1991 – 9/2017 Vice President of Human Resources
Work directly with the President and Chief Financial Officer to develop Human Resource strategies for the company of 300 employees. Responsible for all aspects of the Human Resource Department for two locations including but not limited to:
Developed and implement the company 401K plan, the 125 Cafeteria Plan and administer separate union benefits and union 401k plan. ADP & ACT testing review and strategy; sign 5500 forms. Devise strategy whereby HCE’s may defer up to $59,000.00 annually with no discrimination testing.
Improve efficiencies company-wide by aligning in-house talent with departmental goals and overall company strategy, objectives and vision by partnering with CEO and CFO regarding the future state of the business and steps needed to achieve specific goals.
Partner with the CFO to write 165-page employee manual detailing EEOC non-discrimination statement, acceptable rules of conduct.
Consult with Department Heads to determine the short and long term staffing needs for the departments and for the organization as a whole. Background screening program; Internship program. Recruit, interview, on-board new talent in accordance with departmental needs.
Inform and prepare staff for recapitalization and new management. Set and enforce new direction for company as mandated by our new owners. Roll out new procedures for 2 locations.
Partner with business leads to address employee concerns at our 2 locations (Union and non-union). Stay informed on changes in employment law; strategize with in-house counsel on pressing issues.
Manage the weekly payroll process; w-2 distribution, yearly increases, bonuses, terminations, direct deposits. Handle unemployment claims with ADP’s California Office. Review labor rates, produce weekly labor distribution reports. Certify payroll reports for ICIP, OCIP, and Prevailing Wage projects which are audited. Use ADP – WorkForceNow product for payroll and to remit payroll taxes.
Consult with in-house attorney on labor law, general law, and immigration law. Monitor illegal employees; Consult with Ramesh Shrestha, PC to prepare labor certification documentation for H1b petitions with associated interviews. Process workmen’s compensation claims: C-2’s, C-11’s, C-240. Appear in court as necessary, liaison with Lovell Safety Management’s EIP program. Oversee safety program for partially self-insured
Coach Department Heads salary review meetings with various department heads.
9/1985 - 10/1986 R. Alan Stotsenberg, PC, New York City, NY
Automated financial accounting system on IBM PC with Armour software
Analyzed all cash receipts and disbursements for two prior fiscal years.*Compiled expenses for a case by case allocation of client billing on Dbase III software* Handled bookkeeping functions, bank reconciliations, deposits.* Prepared cash requirement reports for vender payments*Paralegal responsibilities on DEC Mate II word processor
IRA Transfers Clerk
11/1983 - 10/1985 Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., New York City, NY
Assisted with transfer section operations. Facilitated account transfers with banks and other brokerage firms. Reported on status inquiries from outside brokerage firms. Assisted senior management with multi-faceted special project generated by SEC investigation into DWR transfer procedures. Implemented corrective and control measures. Acted as special projects coordinator. Responsibilities included financial and non-financial data changes to various data bases including DWR's National Consumer Profile System and Multiple On-Line Asset System.
Anti-Money Laundering Certification 12/20/2017
Keller School of Management at DeVry University, New York, NY
Master's Degree Concentration in Human Resource Management – in progress
Columbia College at Columbia University, New York, NY
Bachelor's Degree in Economics major with concentration in French
Lycee Francais de New York
Baccalaureate – Written portion
Languages: French – fluent
Spanish – basic understanding
Swedish – basic understanding
Two African dialects
References furnished upon request