An accomplished Finance/IT manager experienced in internal and IT audit, strategic planning, business development and systems integration. Demonstrated ability to manage and be hands-on for both Finance and IT teams configuring new applications, enhancements, and business processes. SAP Certified FI Application Associate and member of core implementation and support team for both Purdue and CFS. My accounting background provides the ability to understand business processes from a customer perspective and accordingly conceptualize and formulate solutions. Participated in multiple full-lifecycle SAP ECC implementations and provided ongoing support in the US and international subsidiaries.
Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, CT 2000 - 2018
Associate Director - Financial Systems
Hands-on manager of three functional analysts, which supported FI/CO, PCA, CCA, MM, BW, and Ariba, including G/L, Tax, Treasury and Financial Reporting, in a cGMP environment.
§ FICO lead initially configured and implemented SAP ECC 6.0, converting from Oracle Financials. Ongoing support of all FI cross-functional touchpoints and ancillary systems.
§ Project manager for implementations of Vertex, Databasics, Host Analytics and Open Text.
§ A/P and A/R expertise configuring banks, ACH payments, lockboxes and IDOC processing.
§ Established controls to maintain segregation-of-duty, SOX and IT Audit compliance.
§ Liaised with CFO and business owners; evaluated and recommended new functionality and controls that streamlined day-to-day financial operations and month-end financial closings.
Cultor Food Science Inc., Ardsley, NY (Former Pfizer Food Science Group) 1996 - 2000
Controller; established and managed an accounting staff of ten, which supported US financial operations for company start-up. FI/CO Lead; created an SAP FI global implementation template and facilitated worldwide system roll-outs utilizing SDLC and ASAP methodology.
§ Configured and implemented SAP ECC 4.6C and member of the IT Support Group with expertise in financial applications including configuration, documentation, and integration.
§ Consolidated monthly operating results, forecasts, and operating plans in conjunction with worldwide divisional controllers, utilizing SAP BW.
§ Coordinated interim and annual financial and IT audits in conjunction with PWC.
§ Project manager for implementations of SAP Asset Management and Project Systems.
§ Collaborated with VP of Human Resources and established payroll, employee benefits, 401K, auto fleet, and insurance programs for company start-up.
Godiva Chocolatier Inc., NY, NY 1986 – 1996
A hands-on accountant and manager. Initially built an accounting staff for a growing retail division then transitioned into preparing worldwide financial reporting and consolidations.
Manager, Worldwide Financial Reporting and Consolidations 1990 – 1996
§ Prepared monthly financial consolidations for submission to Campbell Soup
§ Corporate liaison for North American, European and Asian Financial Controllers; reviewed and analyzed divisional operating results.
§ Coordinated and consolidated annual and strategic operating plans.
Accounting Manager – Retail 1986 – 1990
Established a retail accounting staff to facilitate the expansion of the retail business segment.
Managed four accountants responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial operations of 130 retail boutiques and the Godiva Direct business segment.
Coordinated month-end closings and prepared financial statements and operating plans.
Managed the implementation of Fujitsu POS terminals, integrated with Island Pacific Software for retail boutiques; enabling on-line sales audit and inventory replenishment.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Fordham University, NY, NY
SAP FI Application Associate Certification, SAP America, Waltham, MA
SAP S4/HANA Training, SAP America