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Location:
Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
Posted:
August 15, 2018

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MICHAEL DOUGLAS

646-***-**** ac6ojz@r.postjobfree.com 1481 NE 14th Court U1 Jensen Beach, FL 34957

www.linkedin.com/in/michael-douglas-8618b2b/

GLOBAL FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE

Accounting and Finance Director with 20+ years of experience providing financial and business services in complex corporate and international environments. A champion of change and a leader of transformation.

Progressive, decisive, and innovative financial leader with a long-term career successfully leading executive financial operations for $63B global leader MetLife. Highly innovative practitioner and tactful negotiator experienced in performance management and project solutions. Leading champion of change and executor of corrective action plans to address operational shortfalls and functional integrations. Excellent leadership in high-pressure, challenging, and deadline-driven environments. A calm leader always ready to embrace change.

Deep global experience with extensive cultural understanding of work environments in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific; holds dual EU citizenship.

Led financial operations for two multibillion-dollar global MetLife acquisitions that are now known as the most complex transactions in company history.

Managed due diligence for 85 acquired entities across the world.

Reputation for managing financial operations “like a hawk,” thinking outside-of-the-box and as a no-nonsense manager who gets things done and isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers along the way.

Expertise

Corporate Ethics & Compliance Internal Audit Money Laundering Prevention Security Corporate Contributions Global Class Action Settlements Conference Planning Procurement Regulatory Relations & Privacy Financial Planning Risk Management Budget Management Financial Modeling Leadership Research & Problem Analysis Tax Preparation Treasury Management Regulatory Compliance Change Management Expert

Executive Progression

UTOPIA CONSULTING, LLC: 2015-Present

Consultant

Serve in consulting capacity to continue providing support to MetLife as a qualified and ethical project manager. Offering extensive experience in leading and providing key support to teams in all aspects of global enterprise solutions.

Facilitated communication and work processes between the U.S. Government, in-house and outside counsel, and senior management of MetLife.

Eliminated all lag reporting in PeopleSoft GL throughout nine different countries.

Serve as regional champion supporting all change processes in Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, The Gulf and Lebanon.

Worked on the preliminary filing and documentation for the SIFI destination ruling.

MetLife Inc.: 1997-2015

Regional Project Manager, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) 2014-2015

Assistant Vice President, Central America & Caribbean 2011-2012

Public, $63B global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefits operating in 60 countries.

Long-term executive career with MetLife navigating several global promotions; took professional sabbatical in 2013.

Regional Project Manager, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) United Arab Emirates 2014-2015

Relocated on short-term project management assignment to install PeopleSoft general ledger modules and to gain efficiencies and process improvements.

Led the successful remote installation of PeopleSoft 9.0 across Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and the Gulf resulting in the first time in company history that this many locations were integrated in a short time frame with zero issues.

Built a center of excellence to reduce monthly closing and reporting time to the parent company resulting in closing and reporting, for all countries, in 6 business days.

Assistant Vice President, Central America & Caribbean 2011-2012

Relocated to manage the oversight and eventual divestiture of regional operations.

Gained operational and financial control of 19 acquired entities across the Caribbean and Central America following the tedious $16.5B acquisition from AIG; served as the regional financial lead supporting the divestiture of several properties; this project became known at the second most difficult project in MetLife history.

Managed finance, accounting, auditing, tax, investments, real estate, compliance, regulatory reporting, and operations.

Assistant Vice President, International Operation Wilmington, DE 2010-2011

Supported the $16.5B acquisition and integration of ALICO – the largest deal in company history.

Key player in the due diligence and scrubbing of 85 country balance sheets following the acquisition; managed all financial operations and deal closings with the acquisition becoming known as the most difficult transaction in company history.

Partnered with M&A deal team to evaluate the newly acquired business.

Served as lead contributor ensuring successful integration; identified overlap entities and successfully eliminated or consolidated any redundancies within one year of acquisition.

Assistant Vice President, Legal Affairs & Corporate Services New York, NY 2008-2010

Served as senior member of the Chief Administrative Office Finance Team challenged with developing and streamlining functions supporting all corporate overhead and infrastructure functions.

Realigned into legal providing expertise to overhaul faltering operational and financial controls.

Served as the Legal Affairs Corporate Controller supporting 450+ professionals.

Finance Director Met Life Services Limited (MSL) London, UK 2006-2008

Relocated to London to bring European operations up to MetLife standards.

Envisioned a shared service model across all European operations; bridged numerous divisions and developed SLAs with matrixed reporting; secured uniformed control and reporting through effective and efficient human capital consolidation.

Partnered to create the first domestic model of insurance operations outside of the US meeting all local regulatory requirements.

Secured authorization and regulation by the Financial Services Authority within the United Kingdom.

Managed the implementation of SUN 5.3.2.; successfully designed and rolled out system solutions meeting local statutory requirements and satisfying corporate accounting and reporting mandates.

Established and led the Financial Corrective Action Plan initiative to bring recently acquired Met Life business up to speed in terms of parent expectations, financial, and operational controls.

Successfully established a controlled environment with limited risks within one year.

Director of Financial Management Corporate Ethics & Compliance New York, NY 2003-2006

Served as financial support to Corporate Ethics and Compliance operations.

Partnered cross-functionally to comprehend all functions to support the allocation of $45M across revenue producing centers.

Reduced overhead $19M after identifying areas of excess and streamlining functions; implemented numerous operational improvements and efficiencies.

Developed financial models and accounting procedures for all lines of business.

Improved the documentation and monitoring of all internal controls in support of SOX certification.

Director of Planning & Analysis, International Operations New York, NY 1997-2003

Led the successful set-up of 14 MetLife operations across emerging international markets; created reporting structure and infrastructure for each operation.

Successfully developed a center of excellence to streamline operations.

Reduced costs, developed and standardized processes, capitalized on growth opportunities and implemented a common enterprise-wide general ledger application that supported improved decision making.



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