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VP Finance

Whittier, CA
November 20, 2018

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Robert Villanueva

Whittier, California ***** 213-***-****

Vice President of Finance/Controller

15+ years’ experience guiding the financial aspects of global operations.

Led corporate financial operations for two different tier-one, global, public relations and marketing firms. Also entrusted with oversight of Administrative and Information technology Departments. Coordinated with executive staff in annual strategic planning meetings by contributing financial insight, forecasting, and innovative forward-thinking. Mentored staff members by developing curriculum and conducting periodic seminars. Known as the subject matter expert for regulatory affairs such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Skilled in Cost Control Management and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Proficient with Deltek, Great Plains, QuickBooks, and SAP project-based cost accounting software.

Highlights of Expertise

Cash Flow Forecasting

Variance Reporting

Annual Audit Preparation

Budget Planning and Forecasting

Foreign Currency Configuration

Multinational Tax Accounting and IFRS

Management of Multiple Departments

Supervision of International Staff

Mentoring and Coaching

Team Building and Collaboration

Career Experience

Plump Engineering Inc., Anaheim, CA

Long-term temporary assignment to direct all aspects of accounting for a national Engineering firm, including executive leadership, financial direction, and strategic planning.

CORPORATE CONTROLLER (December 2017 to October 2018 – Temporary Assignment)

Direct all general accounting, credit and collections, cash forecasting, and the preparation of financial statements and related reports.

Formulate and recommend policies, develop standard accounting, analysis and reporting procedures.

Ensure the financial reporting and policies are consistently maintained in accordance with GAAP and local statutory requirements. Manage and protect Company’s financial and capital assets.

Maintained relationships with banking, insurance, outside CPA firm to facilitate financial activities.

Citizen Relations, LLC., Los Angeles, CA / Vision 7 International, Toronto, Canada

Provided executive leadership, financial direction, and strategic planning to a public relations and integrated marketing communications firm with a global footprint.

VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL FINANCE (July 2015 to October 2017)

Served in a dual reporting roll as Vice President of Finance for Citizen Relations and also as a financial executive for Vision 7 International, which is a holding company managing Citizens Relations, Inc., and other assets around the world.

Designated as the M&A Teams expert for identifying potential targets and providing financial guidance.

Coordinated with staff in the company’s four regions to compile, develop, and provide consistent reports on P&L and profitability.

Configured foreign currency values, taxation, and regulatory rules before issuing global pricing or contract negotiations commence and receive approval.

Assisted in establishing new Asian offices by handling all financial aspects of the project, which included setting up bank relationships, negotiating real estate leases, purchasing equipment and furnishings, setting up payroll, and issuing P&L standards with the new executive team.

GolinHarris International, Inc., Los Angeles, CA

A recognized financial expert and leader in a multinational public relations and marketing firm with an impressive list of clients such as: Nestle, Toyota, and Nintendo.


Not only provided oversight of financial operations, but also entrusted with providing direction and supervision of the companies Administration and Information Technology Departments for its second largest region.

Analyzed and successfully negotiated vendor, real estate, and logistics contracts continuing a history of securing “best pricing” for the organization.

Collaborated with staff to determine potential risks in order to develop a standard operating procedure document for companywide dissemination that will ensures continuity of operations during emergencies.

Led the team that negotiated and acquired an Asian public relations firm for the purposes of increasing the corporate footprint in the Far East market.

Appointed Project Manager for the relocation of three offices and renovations, which was successfully completed without hindering normal business operations.

Additional Experience

Accounting Manager (1998 to 2002) GolinHarris, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Accountant (1995 to 1997) GolinHarris, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Accountant (1988 to 1995) Gerald J. Sullivan & Associates, Inc.

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Woodbury University, Los Angeles, California

Professional Development

Certificate, Progressive Pricing Strategies, by the Ignition Consulting Group

Certificate, World of Business Ideas, by WOBI, Inc.

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