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San Diego, California, United States
August 24, 2018

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Amor Ligsay 760-***-**** San Diego, CA 92126

Senior Finance and Accounting Officer • Director of Accounting • Controller

20+ years of finance and accounting experience with operations up to $140M in diverse industries: high-tech, healthcare, medical devices, distribution, and hospitality.

Proven skill using finance to shape corporate vision, strategic plans, and tactical decisions. Executive advisor with talents for decision support, contingency planning, and change management.

Develop and implement financial controls and productivity improvements. Restructure operations and departments to increase efficiency and savings.

Thrive in environments requiring innovation, resourcefulness, and versatility. A manager and leader who draws out these qualities in staff, actively encouraging their contributions and professional development.

Managed deployments and conversions of ERP and integrated accounting systems, including Macola/PSI, JD Edwards, SAP, Great Plains, QAD/MFG-Pro, MAX, CLS, Ross, and legacy software.

Financial Analysis and Reporting Forecasting and Budgeting Process Improvement

Cash Flow Management Internal Auditing GAAP Compliance

Interim Financing Strategy Resource Management Benefits Administration

Consolidated Financial Statements Revenue and Receivable Reporting Inventory Control and Management

Project Management Team Building and Leadership Cost Accounting, Job Costing and Pricing

Professional Experience

Accounting Director, Accriva Diagnostics, San Diego, CA (2014 to Present)

Medical device company with $100M revenues and 460 employees. Oversee entire accounting department, all general accounting and payroll matters, and financial reporting. Lead financial closing and manage external audits, including accounting's compliance with FDA procedures and audits. Oversight of Cost Accounting. Oversee tax compliance including Sales & Use tax and reporting. Coordinate with multinational operations, including consolidation with Barcelona HQ and VAT filing and registration in Germany and Italy.

Managed financial due diligence for $380M acquisition by multinational company in January 2017. Drafted purchase accounting entries relating to acquisition.

Accelerated reporting processes from 5 days to 1 day to comply with new owners’ required close.

Completed audit 45 days ahead of original schedule to meet new owners’ bank covenant deadlines.

Built entire accounting department following 2014 merger and cross-country relocation.

Managed general accounting ERP conversion from JDE to SAP.

Established new policies and procedures, including new T&E program for entire company.

Controller, Kieran Label Corporation, San Diego, CA (2012 to 2014)

Directed financial reporting and forecasting for company with $12M annual revenues. Prepared monthly standard reports for executive team, as well as cash flow statements, annual budgets, and financial statements. Managed general accounting staff. Ensured GAAP compliance. Managed year-end reporting and audit by Blum & Clark. Developed and implemented policies and procedures for fixed assets, collections, AR, AP, balance sheet reconciliations, job cost, financial controls, and other finance and administrative functions. Initiated cost reduction measures within administrative and accounting departments.

Restructured company for greater efficiency, relocating HR from Operations to Finance.

Instrumental in organizing company for ISO registration earning ISO certification after 1 attempt.

Upgraded employee training and development. Encouraged supervisors and managers to attend monthly Fred Pryor seminars together, learning and practicing new skills as a group.

Updated reporting package to include monthly MD&A.

Successfully reconciled account balances left a full year out of date by previous Controller.

Revamped employee policies to slash abuses and expenses.

Recommended 3 RIFs and eliminated unnecessary overhead, driving overall efficiency.

Amor Ligsay 760-***-**** San Diego, CA 92126

Director of Finance and Human Resources, Digital On-Demand, Inc., Vista, CA (1999 to 2012)

Company with $50M annual revenues. In charge of financial reporting, forecasting, investor relations, accounting, and human resource programs.

Shaped vision and business strategy for company in collaboration with COO, CTO, and IT Director. Coached executives on presenting financial reports. Advised sales team on pricing and product strategies.

Preserved company during critical transitions through skillful cash management, sales planning, and ensuring profitability of new customer agreements. Created immediate cash flow for material and inventory purchases without reducing cash balance by restructuring quotes and contracts.

Provided financial guidance supporting company growth from 20 to 150 employees, acquisition and spinoff/sale of divisions, and subsequent consolidation/downsizing.

Managed accounting for second company with no additional staff or resources, reducing overhead costs during spin-off process by 20%. Redistributed functions during downsizing to prevent impact on daily operations.

Achieved cost savings of $1.06M over 10 years by consolidating finance and general accounting departments. Saved $546K over 7 years by bringing HR and benefits administration in-house. Reduced average AR 5% by implementing acceptance of credit card payments.

Reduced employee health benefits program cost 25% by sourcing and negotiating with new provider. Reduced costs of 401(k) program 15% while securing wider investment portfolio selection.

Instrumental in successful search for angel investor. Assisted in preparing presentations on business strategy, competitive analysis, financial forecast, cash flow, and other information for investors.

Managed ERP conversion from Great Plains to QAD with minimal downtime, increasing efficiencies between manufacturing and accounting. Upgraded payroll system to ADP software.

Identified and eliminated PTO fraud, terminating employee responsible. Audited vacation balances for all employees. Implemented forms for accurate PTO recording.

Managed 3 relocations of company HQ. Recommended sites, lease terms, and logistics.

Accounting Manager, Transwestern Publishing, LLC, San Diego, CA (1999)

Managed GA and AR for company with $140M annual sales. Hired, trained, and supervised 11 accounting staff. Oversaw month-end close process reconciliations, fixed assets, internal audits, and preparation of property taxes, sales and use taxes, and annual state reports. Assisted with ERP conversion from Ross to JD Edwards system.

Accounting Manager, International Thunderbird Gaming Co., San Diego, CA (1997 to 1999)

P&L and financial reporting for multiple domestic operating divisions totaling $60M annual sales.

Financial Analyst, 3Com Corporation, Santa Clara, CA (1996 to 1997)

P&L reporting for $110M sales division. Managed sales commission process, compensation plan, and annual budget.

Division Accounting Supervisor, Kent Landsberg Company, San Marcos, CA (1995 to 1996)

Managed accounting staff and GA for $50M division.

Education and Training

Graduate courses in Business Administration, University of Phoenix, San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Saint Louis University, Baguio City, Philippines

KPMG Executive Education in Accounting and Financial Reporting

Current GAAP and FASB standards, Accounting for Share-Based Payments, M&A, SOX compliance.

Human Resources Certificate, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) certified training program.

Fred Pryor and SkillPath seminars: cost accounting, forecasting, management, project management, presentation.

Professional Membership

IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)

ABFO (Association of Bioscience Financial Officers)

AMA (American Management Association)

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