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Manager Financial

Los Angeles, California, United States
March 13, 2019

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Philadelphia University

BS, Accounting


Certified Public Accountant, State of Pennsylvania, (License # CA016156L) – inactive




Budgeting, forecasting and planning for multiple entities.

Financial analysis, including complex modeling, development of assumptions and interpretation.

Accounting, SOX and Financial Reporting:

Responsible for technical research and related white papers.

Conducted SOX compliant internal and external audits.

Extensive experience in financial statement preparation and review (SEC filings, XBRL Tagging, related documentation, consolidations, partnerships, joint ventures, not-for-profits).

Management of general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable functions (month end close, internal controls, account analyses and reconciliations).

Production of operational and financial reports for management decision making (analysis of variances from budgets, forecasts and trends).

Coordination of annual independent audit (preparation and review of client-prepared schedules, drafting of audited financial statements and footnotes).

Development and implementation of financial accounting policies and procedures.

Review and interpretation of complex legal documents (partnership agreements, franchise agreements, management agreements, real estate and equipment leases).

Performed analytical models for revenue and expense analysis

Conduct 401-K audits including preparation of financial statements.

Information Systems:

Financial system conversion experience (SAP, InfoFlo, Oracle, Hyperion, and Lawson) including implementation, testing, process and procedure redesign, and extensive staff training.


SAP, Oracle, Lawson, Solomon, QuickBooks, Real World, Cognos, Webfilings/Workiva, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, InfoFlo.


STAAR Surgical Company, Monrovia, CA

6/15 – 3/18

Security and Exchange Commission Compliance Reporting and Manager of Internal Audit

Prepared 10-Q/K’s for SEC filings including supporting schedules and XBLR tagging.

Conduct annual internal audit for the Company including it’s Swiss and Japanese subsidiaries.

Conduct and prepare audit support and financial statements for the annual 401-K audit.

Prepare GAAP disclosure checklists and technical accounting memo for internal and external reporting.

Assisted with the filing of proxy preparation.

Independent Consulting – Clients included

Consultant, Walt Disney Company 1/15 – 5/15

International Entertainment Company, Director of Financial Reporting

Responsible for the 10-Q filings using Workiva Software for the SEC filing and XBRL tagging.

Consultant, Xencor, Inc. 4/14 – 1/15

Biopharmaceutical company with over 35 million in revenue.

Assisted with the preparation of the Company’s S-1 registration statement used for their initial public offering, as well as, assisted with the preparation of the Company’s first 10-K and 10-Q filings using Merrill Corporation for printing, XBRL tagging and filing.

Responsible for monthly general ledger closings and account reconciliations, as well as, reconciling the Company’s stock ledger during a transfer of existing shareholders exchanging old series shares for new shares.

Negotiated vendor/client contracts for equipment, services and software.

Consultant, Thomas Properties, Inc. 12/13 – 4/14

Real Estate Development firm with over 47 million in revenue.

Assisted with the quarterly final 10-Q filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission and XBRL tagging using Web filings Software before the sale of the Company.

Production of operational and financial reports and cash flow statements and financial statement footnotes.

Interact with the division segment leadership and corporate executives.

Consultant, Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. 7/13 – 12/13

Catalytic Converter manufacturer with over 65 million in annual revenue.

Assisted with the quarterly 10-Q filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission and XBRL tagging using Web filings.

Responsible for assisting with external audit coordination

Consultant, Director of Financial Reporting, THQ Inc. 2/13 – 7/13

Video game manufacturer with over $800 million in annual revenue.

Supervised staff of four, responsible for filing the 10-Q including XBRL tagging using Workiva.

Consultant, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. 8/12 – 2/13

Biotechnology company with over $700 million in annual revenue.

Supervised staff of four, responsible for the international consolidation and monthly general ledger close using Oracle Financial Software (release 12.1.3) and Cognos report writing software purchases.

Assisted in the budgeting and variance analysis process as part of the monthly closing activities.

Responsible the coordination and preparation of financial statements.

Assisted in the preparation of 10-Q and 10-K filings and SOX compliance.

Consultant, Various Companies, Bay area, CA 7/88 – 8/12

Prepared SEC filings (Forms 10-Q, 10-K and Proxy materials), including supporting documentation. Interacted with various levels of internal management, professional staff and external auditors.

Produced external financial reports for earnings releases (GAAP and non-GAAP financial statements and statistics)

Prepared executive compensation tables and footnotes for proxies working closely with HR and payroll personnel to ensure compliance with SEC rules and regulations to collect appropriate support; producing workpapers substantiating the required disclosures.

Responsible for recording employee pension and benefit plans activity (journal entries, variance analysis, reporting), including analysis and interpretation of actuarial valuation reports and relevant regulatory decisions by State and Federal authorities working closely with external auditors, actuaries and human resources personnel, as well as, financial accounting staff and management.

Other projects consisted of analyzing accounting treatment for fringe benefits and making recommendations to management to improve compliance with GAAP and clarity of internal reporting and analysis; prepared quarterly reconciliations of revenue and expense eliminations; created detailed narrative support of the stock option process for the external auditors, negotiated increased borrowing ability with asset based lenders, assisted with monthly general ledger closing, tracked and reported daily cash flow analysis, assisted Oracle consultants designing new management reports.

Projects and nature of assignments during this time include the following clients:

oSEC Reporting – Levi Strauss, Silicon Valley Bank, Agilent, Nuance, iPass, Design Within Reach, Xoma, Inc., McKesson, Mercury Insurance, Industrial Light and Magic.

oTax services and General Ledger – Datacrackers, Inc. and Dr. Michael Klein, LLP

oOperational and SOX Review, Treasury and General Ledger – Kaiser Permanente, Museum Company, San Francisco Music Box, Leapfrog Enterprises, Inc., City Bagels, Inc., Aquatic Therapy, Inc, Industrial Light and Magic.


KPMG LLP, Philadelphia, PA

9/79 – 6/88

An international big four accounting firm.

Audit Manager

Managed audit engagements for publicly traded and privately held clients.

Prepared client internal and external financial reporting, and tax returns.

Implemented and created COBOL generalized audit software programs used for data extraction from client mainframe computers for statistical audit sampling.

Performed client process review internal control studies including the preparation of formal recommendation reports.

Trained firm personnel on the use of various P/C based applications.

Supervised and implemented client accounting software conversions.

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