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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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September 28, 2018

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Patricia Ruffino

Profile Statement

Resourceful leader with strong accounting and analytical background, and administration and human resources. Resourceful problem-solver experienced in timely financial preparation and insightful analysis. Team performer with imagination, foresight, and implementation skills to complete initiatives with an eye on customer service. Experience

Business Consultant, Consultancy Solutions, Port Orange, FL 2014-Present

• Assess businesses and fundraising organizations for operational weakness risk and recommend internal controls to improve results

• Advise business owners on accounting, administrative and human resource efficiencies and best practices

• Create strategic analysis and recommendations to cut costs and drive revenue growth Director of Finance & Human Resources, Halifax Area Advertising Authority, Daytona Beach FL 2014-2018

• Responsible for accounting systems, monthly closing and financial statements, tightening controls and improving processes for an $8.2 million convention and visitors bureau

• Benchmarked financial analysis in Sage and Business Intelligence software; bank account and general ledger reconciliations; highly proficient in technology

• Developed rolling forecasts with innovative hybrid formula of cash and accrual account methods

• Fostered trust and confidence level with county staff, CPA firm and board

• Prepared and monitored annual budget - Fiscal year expenses kept within 1% of budget

• Reduced cost of healthcare benefits by 15% and coordinated transition to new providers

• Implemented credit card program to offset travel and office expenses

• Scrutinized and identified areas of savings throughout organization, improved customer service levels

• Obtained comparison proposals and implemented 20% reduction in liability insurance costs

• Led human resource functions for staff of 28; staff training and professional development Chief Financial Officer, The PARX Group, Inc. Port Orange, FL 1998-2014

• Directed daily operations for all QuickBooks accounting functions of $7.5 million revenue company

• Prepared monthly financials and reporting and budgets, established controls, gross margin cost and variance analysis and bottom-line improvement following GAAP accounting principles

• Recruited, pre-screened and interviewed potential candidates for open sourced and staff positions; developed human resource compliance policies to streamline processes and best practices Education

Bachelors of Science Degree - Accounting, State University of New York, Empire State College Page 2


Society of Human Resources Management - Senior Certified Human Resource Professional (SHRM-SCP)

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