ROBERT GOLDFARB, CPA, CMA, MBA
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Lead by example management style. Hands-on experience in building effective accounting and financial infrastructures from the ground up, streamlining processes for both external and internal reporting requirements. Designed and implemented effective but not excess controls that have repeatedly sustained audits and ensured management compliance. Proven record achieving optimal results from complex supply agreements and delivering accurate financial trending to support business planning and profit objectives.
Expertise in leveraging integrated Accounting and ERP systems for business planning and analysis. Recognized ability to communicate and coordinate collaborative efforts of cross-functional teams and forge strategic relationships that achieve company goals. Global multi-site management experience in fast growth, turnaround, and start-up companies including pharmaceutical and manufacturing organizations.
Management reporting Revenue reporting Tax compliance Large Scale ERP Implementations SAP/Oracle/JDE Acquisitions NDA/ANDA Development programs
Financing arrangements Board presentations
Staff Development Budgeting Succession Planning Change Management
MEDIN TECHNOLOGIES, Totowa, NJ Current
Interim Vice President of Finance/Controller
US manufacturing company purchased by private equity group. Manage the day to day accounting operations in a tight working capital environment while building from the ground up an accounting infrastructure to support operations and sustain audits.
DIALIGHT CORPORATION, Farmingdale, NJ 4/2015-1/2017
Director of Finance, North American operations
Signed on to re-build infrastructure and enhance financial controls to keep pace with company’s double digit growth in the LED lighting business. Responsible for North American operations including manufacturing sites in Mexico and North Carolina.
Management-Directed 3 reports: Shared services manager responsible for Cash AP/AR; US Controller responsible for, General accounting, FP&A, Payroll, Fixed Assets, and Cost Accounting; and Mexico Controller responsible for Mexico operations.
Financial controls –Achieved a 2 day monthly closing with increased controls adhering to tight deadlines for external and management reporting needs. Aligned IFRS and GAAP Accounts US and Mexico operations consistent with statutory reporting.
Audit - Remedied 3 major audit concerns within 9 months, paving the way for smooth year end audit. Deep dive into Revenue and “gross to net” accounts including ship n debits, rebates and warranty costs, aligning the reserves with current trends consistent with the matching principal.
Inventory control – Improved inventory control contributing to 20-30% reduction in inventory, incorporating a look forward to identify current demand as well as historical usage the company abated additional scrap cost of over $200K.
INTERIM CONTROLLER/CFO ROLES, East Windsor, NJ 1/2013-4/2015
Accounting and Financial Services – Controller services and Project management
Metal products Manufacturing Company – “Controller/CFO” Achieved goal of streamlining daily financial and IT operations for a multi divisional organization. Improved top line performance and bottom line profits working cross functional with sales and manufacturing operations both in the US and Mexico.
Medical Device Manufacturing Company – “Interim Controller/CFO” Delivered on financial statement preparation of delinquent reporting periods to meet critical tax deadline. Assisted CEO in driving business initiatives and expanding market opportunities.
Payroll Services Company – “Interim Controller/CFO” Supported key revenue growth initiatives for the CEO designed to expand and grow the Healthcare Benefit services.
Growing International Oil Company - Improved consolidation to convergence of GAAP/ IFRS financial statements; option valuation models, currencies risk analysis and key footnotes for market offering.
Retail Food Business – Identified key improvements to driving 10-20% increases in margins through enhanced inventory control margin analysis.
CATALENT, Somerset, NJ 4/2011 – 12/2012
Director of Manufacturing Accounting and Consolidations Systems
Managed monthly consolidation for 30+ active domestic and international entities in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). Established a global program to drive consistency in reporting and highlight value added operations and worked with local site leadership to improve the skill sets of the global finance team. Standardized reporting of cost of goods sold, variances, contribution and consolidation of inventory and working capital accounts worldwide.
Management–Leveraged Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) consolidation system to standardize consolidating activities for inventory, reserves and costing worldwide for 20+ manufacturing sites. Reducing closing times by 1 day and generating segmental analysis of inventory and operational expenses.
Controls-Delivered Center of Excellence, which provided resources to 20+ sites in support of all Domestic and International Manufacturing Accounting and System issues across multiple systems. Supported by comprehensive global inventory policy complete with web based training.
Acquisitions-Achieved “first” consolidation on schedule in less than 40 days from close. Coordinated pre-acquisition efforts; generated mapping file, aligning PeopleSoft accounts into the consolidation system. Met go-live date for JDE system implementation of acquisition; guided and directed team members ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
Divestures-Delivered unique control structure within JDE s to maintain integrity of the AR/AP and the GL system shared by two companies post divestiture.
LUNDBECK, INC., Lebanon, NJ 4/2007 – 4/2011
Formerly Ovation Pharmaceutical, Inc., headquartered in Chicago.
Controller, Manufacturing Division
Global manufacturer / distributor of specialized pharmaceutical products.
Recruited to build product cost infrastructure and implement inventory and distribution controls to keep pace with company’s multiple product launches accelerated growth from $100M to $300M. Ultimately positioning the company for acquisition or IPO. Responsible for all site finance functions.
Budgeting. Delivered on budget process for the group, combined operating costs of $150M driving cost reductions resulted in $100K+ annualized saving for 3 consecutive years on contractor services, analytical and stability programs.
Management- Expanded manufacturing and inventory control leveraging system features in Dynamics GP reduced reporting cycle by 50% to within 2 days all with minimal spend.
Cash Management-Improve vendor relationships and optimized supply agreements, streamlined invoice processing and accounts payable functions reducing non-value added costs 50%.
System conversions-Delivered smooth system conversion from Dynamics GP to SAP post acquisition. Guided integration (Lundbeck) on converting GAAP based reporting to IFRS.
COMMONWEALTH BUSINESS MEDIA (CBM), East Windsor, NJ 1/2007 – 4/2007
Global information provider, subsidiary of United Business Media (UBM)
Director of Accounting
Recruited on an interim basis to integrate financial processes, infrastructure, and relationships of CBM and UBM; valued for knowledge of Oracle Financials.
ROSENFARBWINTERS, LLC, Tinton Falls & Roseland, NJ 4/2006 – 1/2007
Public accounting firm specializing in forensic accounting supporting commercial litigation.
Performed accounting, auditing, tax, and due diligence consulting while earning CPA credentials.
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCE, Plainsboro, NJ 6/2001 – 4/2006
Global manufacturer and distributor of medical devices and medical instruments.
Director of Finance (2004 – 2006)
Group Controller for US and Puerto Rico manufacturing and distribution facilities. Promoted to Finance Lead 6/04 to support corporate initiatives. Delivered full scale Accelerated (BFA) U.S. implementation of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP), which enabled infrastructure to support 5-fold growth, achieving 1B+ market cap within 3 years. Sustained a 30% increase in accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing and inventory transactions from acquisitions with minimal increase in headcount. Directed and guided executive steering committee members on finance progress and activities.
Prior Relevant Experience:
INNODATA CORPORATION, Hackensack, NJ 1/2001 – 6/2001
VERTIS COMMUNICATIONS, East Brunswick, NJ 1/1999 – 1/2001
Sales and Marketing Divisional Controller
FAULDING PHARMACEUTICALS, Elizabeth, NJ 1/1997 – 1/1999
Medical Devices Cost Accounting Manager
I-STAT (currently Abbott Point of Care, Inc.), Princeton, NJ 3/1995 – 1/1997
Senior Cost Analyst
Carter Wallace, Cranbury, NJ 1/1990 – 3/1995
Senior Cost Accountant
ROOSEVELT COMMUNITY 4 U, Roosevelt, NJ 4/2015-Current
Board Member; Lead finance member
A local 501C3 organization that is gearing up to serve as a local food bank. Chartered organization formalized structure, by-laws and completed all state and federal filings.
ONE SIMPLE WISH, Trenton, NJ 4/2013-4/2015
Board Member; Lead finance committee
A national 501C3 organization that works directly with foster children and children from distressed homes. Helped build organization infrastructure during critical growth stage. Developed policies and procedures and guided them through two Audits with no noted issues.
RESTORE OUR SHORE, East Windsor, NJ 6/2012-6/2013
Lead finance member
Organization established (MOU) to help bridge funding of non-profit organizations impacted by Super Storm Sandy. Maintained books and records reporting directly to the board. Noted favorable response from review by the NJ State office of the Attorney General.
Associate Adjunct Professor, Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ (2002–Present)
Adjunct Instructor, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ (2016-Present)
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
MBA, Accounting / Information Systems, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
BS, Finance, Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ
Licensed (NJ) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Management Accountant (CMA)