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Financial Controller

Location:
Santa Ana, California, United States
Posted:
August 31, 2018

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ALEX CARRO

***** ******** ***, ***** ***, California 92705 714-***-**** ac6v35@r.postjobfree.com

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Finance professional with over 19 years of extensive US and international experience. Proven ability to lead large finance teams, achieve financial targets and oversee financial processes across multiple units.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

International Finance Controller September 2012 - Present

Inter-Con Security Systems, a company that provides security services through guards, cargo-escorts and executive protection to government entities and private companies in the United States, seven countries in Africa and eight countries in Latin America.

Oversee the financial performance of Latin America and Africa. Oversee the preparation of the annual plan.

Advise financial directors of each country to improve financial metrics and internal controls, and ensure compliance with local government tax entities.

Perform financial analysis, cash flow analysis, balance sheet and P&L reviews and prepare the monthly consolidated results for Senior VP of Operations and VP Corporate controller.

Served as key member of the Oracle implementation team in six countries.

Review the financial information for the quarterly bank covenants.

Review monthly reporting package (PP&E Additions, cash flow, CAPEX, etc.) and explain P&L variances Vs Plan and Forecast. Manage external audit at the corporate office.

Help the compliance of accounting policies, and external audit at the country level.

Acted as interim controller in Mexico, with over 6,000 employees.

Consultant June 2012 – December 2013

Toshiba America Business Solutions – provided consulting for financial projects in Latin America.

Finance Manager January 2006 to May 2012

Toshiba America Business Solutions, a Toshiba company dedicated to providing copiers, faxes and custom document solutions, with a presence in the US and six countries in Latin America (LA).

Oversaw the financial performance of the Latin America Division.

Performed financial analysis, balance sheet reviews & Key Performance Metrics reports (DSO, DOI, margin analysis, etc) for operations. Worked with operations to improve metrics.

Prepared Mid Term Business Plan (3 year projection) and reviewed budget and monthly forecasts.

Served as a liaison between LA subsidiaries and operations, corporate and Japanese J-Sox.

Responsible for all accounting & finance aspects of LA Headquarters in Oracle. Prepared monthly consolidated results of Latin-America financial results. Explained variances vs forecast.

Presented to top management monthly financial results, budget and forecast, including financial impact generated by changes in foreign currency. Explained variances of actual vs forecast.

Advised LA finance directors and partnered with them to meet financial targets.

Acted as CFO of Toshiba do Brasil and lived in Sao Paulo, Brasil for two years.

Finance Manager June 2004 to December 2005

First Data Corporation (Western Union & Orlandi Valuta) Global Money Transfer Division, with services to Mexico, Central and South America.

Oversaw the review, analysis and interpretation of financial information, including the P&L, balance sheet and cash flow analysis.

Managed analysis of revenue, profit margins, competitor information and other product data, including trend analysis and financial risk assessment.

Responsible for budget and monthly forecast, including weekly estimates of full P&L.

Performed pricing analysis on key strategic areas to improve company performance.

Performed financial analysis, including ROI, payback and IRR of marketing investment initiatives.

Senior Financial Analyst August 2003 to June 2004

CB Richard Ellis, Inc., Los Angeles Regional Headquarters global commercial real estate firm, with offices in 48 countries and US$1.2 billion dollars in revenue

Review annual strategic plan, capital expenditures, and budget for Latin America (including Mexico and Brazil)

Prepare annual budget presentation to top management, including explanation of major changes between strategic plan and annual budget

Analyze monthly financial statements for Latin America using Hyperion and Cognos tools, including explanations versus budget and forecast

Review monthly cash flow for Brazil and Mexico offices

Provide assistance and guidance to the Latin American offices in reporting financial information in hyperion to LA headquarters

Senior Financial Analyst November 2000 to June 2003

ITT Cannon, Santa Ana, California

Division of ITT Industries, Inc., a Fortune 100 global firm with US$4.6 billion in sales

Worldwide corporate responsibility for restructuring reporting and financials for strategic operating plan

Analyzed and evaluated capital expenditures submitted from Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe Region, including ROI, EVA, cash flows, and cost analyses

Coordinated, reviewed, and reported large-scale manufacturing strategies and restructuring projects

Responsible for month-end close, annual budget development, monthly forecast and cash flows management for Cannon headquarters.

Analyzed financial statements and departmental expense reports for Cannon headquarters.

Accounting Supervisor April 1999 to October 2000

IMPCO Technologies, Inc., Cerritos, California.

US$100 million+ U.S.-based global alternative fuel systems manufacturer

Reviewed balance sheet reconciliations for Gaseous Fuel Systems (GFP) division

Prepared consolidated financial statements; analyzed financial statements and expenses for the GFP division and Mexican subsidiary

Maintained and review standard costing data

Reconciled perpetual inventory to G/L

Managed corporate accounting books for Mexican subsidiary operations

Controller 1994 to 1998

Cinemark de Mexico, S.A. de C.V., and three subsidiaries, Mexico City, Mexico

Second largest theater chain in Mexico with annual sales of US$50 million, a subsidiary of Cinemark USA, a global theater operator based in Plano, Texas

Reported to International Accounting Manager based in Dallas

Directed all administrative procedures and internal controls for the corporate finance department, including month-end close, GL reconciliations, A/P, A/R, fixed assets, inter-company transactions, and P & L reviews.

Prepared monthly and annual financial statements and report such to the corporate office

Prepared and reviewed the federal, state, and municipal taxes, and prepared tax report for Mexican IRS, including asset tax calculation

Supervised financial and tax external audits

Senior Auditor 1990 to 1994

Ernst & Young International (Mancera S.C.), Mexico City, Mexico

Global accounting services firm and the largest in Mexico

Performed financial audits, including evaluation of internal controls and audit procedures

Supervised staff of up to 7 auditors on multiple engagements

Prepared management letters, financial statements, and footnote disclosures

Audited accounting records based on Mexican GAAP and translated financial statements to U.S. dollars in accordance with SFAS No. 52 for U.S. companies

Oversaw calculation of federal taxes and prepared annual tax reports

Audited clients included Wal*Mart, Jefferson Smurfit, and Coca Cola

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration

Chapman University, Orange, California Executive MBA Program, 2003

Master of Finance course work completed

National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 1997

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting

National University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico 1993

COMPUTER SKILLS

Hyperion, Oracle and SAP, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

LANGUAGES: Fluent in Spanish. Proficient in business and conversational Portuguese, both written and spoken.



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