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Manager Accounting

Los Angeles, California, United States
November 06, 2018

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• MBA with 12+ years at CFO/VP level

• Ability to organize and operate a business from start to finish

• Start-up experience

• Production accounting/Job costing experience

• Financial modeling and analysis

• Proven ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments

• Clearly articulate vision in order to engage and motivate individuals

• Able to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure EXPERIENCE

Erick Nordan Consulting – Los Angeles CA 8/17- present FP&A/Controller/Business Strategist/Auditor

• Built worldwide consolidated operating actual and forecast models to support FP&A for concert promoter with revenues of $250M+

• Audited and corrected previous years’ books for software service provider

• Financial analysis and recommendations for strategic efforts including M&A, business development, incentive structures for real estate investors

• Liaise with accounting and finance managers globally in order to manage monthly close and present financial analysis for reporting to management

• Treasury function including cash management, cash flow forecast, cash variance and liquidity reporting Andrew Hewitt & Bill Silva Presents - Los Angeles CA 11/15-8/17 VP Finance/Hollywood Bowl Project Manager

• Managed the financial relationship between the Hollywood Bowl, touring acts, and third-party partners

• Averaged 28 shows a year, over 400K admissions and $60M in revenue

• Reconciled increasing complex Ticketmaster reporting to make sure all revenues are accounted for

• Reported performance royalties to major collection societies

• Managed relationships with non-profit partner and publicly-traded company partner Stun Creative - Los Angeles CA 4/15-11/15

Vice President of Finance (Interim)

• Managed production house/advertising agency’s financial operations

• Company books over 350 jobs a year and generates over $35M in revenue annually

• Clients included NFL Network, Fandango, ABC Family, Pepsi

• Insured that projects were on-time and on-budget through constant monitoring of job costing

• Worked with multiple banks in order to secure a loan package in order to buy out majority partner

• Tested and built on-going compliance covenants for monthly bank reporting

• Managed a staff of three accountants

• Aggressive monitoring of accounts receivable insured that cash flow stayed positive and no receivables were written off as uncollectable

DigiTour Media – Los Angeles CA 7/14-4/15

Chief Financial Officer

• Built accounting infrastructure for start-up in the media/technology/entertainment space

• Prepared due diligence materials for potential sale of the company

• Investor relations and reporting

• Rigorously developed cash flow forecasting

• Prepared fund-raising materials for Series A financing

• Developed financial models and analysis for new projects

• Analyzed previous concert tours and festivals in order to build better budgets going forward Bill Silva Management - Los Angeles CA 7/05-4/14

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer (July 2006 –April 2014)

• Managed a multi-faceted entrepreneur’s 10 privately held businesses

• Total aggregate sales on a yearly basis in excess of $40M annually

• Businesses include artist management, talent agency, concert promotion, creative agency, music publishing, and real estate holdings, investments and pension plans

• Human Resources Director for staff of 15+

• Directed accounting and finance operations and staff

• Managed monthly close process

• Completed forensic audit process of real-estate partnerships saving partner $300k

• Managed general ledgers for all companies including a partnership with a publicly traded company

• Actively involved in tax processes and filings

• Completed all due diligence for a publicly-traded company’s $15M purchase of one business interest

• Spearheaded two successful RFP pitches for $30M per annum contract

• Concert settlement accounting on 45-60 shows a year

• Actively complied with audit by key partner – L.A. Philharmonic - which showed no known issues

• Prepared all financial correspondence, records and modeling to illustrate lost profits for an event that was shuttered at company’s loss. Lawsuit was settled on favorable terms, thus turning $1M plus loss to a profitable venture.

Senior Accountant (July 2005 – July 2006)

• Restored in-house finance and accounting operations

• Entrusted to settle concert events in excess of $1M on company’s behalf

• Managed AP/AR and general business administration oversight

• Supervised payroll process

American Express/Provident Financial Management, Los Angeles CA 1/04 – 7/05 Bookkeeper

• Managed day-to-day business activities for a diverse group of clients

• Clients include high-net worth individuals, film industry professionals and touring bands

• Received American Express Tax and Business Services Honors for 2004 – company’s highest award for outstanding work

• Maintained and kept insurance up-to-date on all clients EDUCATION

The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, M.B.A. Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA, Accounting Certificate The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, B.A. Communications

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