516-***-**** Roslyn, NY 11576
J/Slides Footwear – New York, NY Jan 2015 – Present
VP- Finance / Footwear & Accessories
Manage company’s day-to-day financial activities; including all fiscal internal / external reporting, cash flow analyses, financial modeling in compliance with budgets guidelines, manage year-end audits in liaises with outside accountants.
Evaluate standard costing and sampling to improve gross margins and monitor inventory management. Integrate ERP system to streamline all revenue functions from inception to completion.
Manage and execute company’s financial and operational goals, assessing risks and opportunities across key channels with focus on product category expansion and revenue streams. Cost effectiveness to improve operational margins, negotiate terms with vendors/ factories to facilitate cash flow. Enhance company’s policies and procedures, oversee outsourced administrative functions (Payroll, HR, Insurance, Information Technology, and Legal).
Develop key performance metrics to ensure return on investment meets target. Deliver annual capital spending budgets in line with company’s growth projection, strategizing on maximizing EBITDA and operational efficiencies. Setting –up foreign subsidiaries to enhance international sales and distribution centers.
Work closely with the CEO on all short and long-term financial strategies related to working capital structure, financial obligations, and financing options vital to company’s growth objectives and financial decision making.
DIANE VON FURSTENBURG STUDIO, L.P – New York, NY Mar 2006 – Dec 2014
Global Financial Controller / Apparel & Contemporary Fashion
Supervised day-to-day financial functions, including but not limited to oversight of general ledger transactions, global treasury management, analyzed domestic and international revenue by region, working with global partners and international wholesale distributors on expanding retail operations and licensing revenue streams.
Executed timely and accurate monthly financial statements, P&L for all owned- domestic stores, consolidated monthly global reports, corporate overhead allocations, inter-company reconciliation, and year-end inventory valuations.
Prepared fixed assets/depreciation schedules identified CAPEX and capital leases from operating expenditures.
Performed direct oversight of royalty income from multiple licensees on a monthly/quarterly basis, royalty minimums excess revenue recognition and support on taking on new license contracts on expanding the brand.
Prepared departmental budgets and communicated variances with department executives to ensure budgets adhere to projections, recommended areas of cost savings and efficiencies.
Coordinated year-end audits, prepared detailed schedules for the auditors to facilitate an effective audit process. Evaluated and improved internal control and operational procedures upon auditor’s recommendations.
Reconciled monthly factor statements, receivables in transit, monthly chargebacks analysis, aging schedules and approval of receivable write-offs for domestic and international accounts.
Managed and trained accounting staff. Ensured team’s related work responsibilities are completed with proper supporting schedules to maintain general ledger accuracy and submitted for timely monthly closing.
Executed the Implementation of Microsoft AX Dynamics interfaced with BlueCherry; involved in E-Commerce POS’ platforms and ERP systems inclusive for retail / E-commerce planning and opening new stores.
CONSTANTIN ASSOCIATES CPA’s – New York, NY Jan 2003 – Feb 2006
Senior Accountant / Public Accounting
Provided advisory services to middle market clients in consumer goods industry with focus on wholesale and retail channels, including but not limited to business identification filings, obtaining articles of incorporation, write-up work, setting up merchant accounts, due diligence, cash flow projections, business and tax planning.
Prepared audited consolidated financial statements and footnotes for assigned clients.
Personal, Corporate Tax return filings along with profit sharing and K-1 schedules.
Queens College - City University of New York (CUNY) - Bachelor of Arts Accounting & Financial Economics - June 2000
Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Solomon, BlueCherry, RLM, MAS90, A2000, QuickBooks