CPA Professional with proven business success leading a Global Finance Team
in achieving Forecast Accuracy and driving Cost Savings Programs to deliver
Business Profit Targets. Improved Forecasting Accuracy and reliability
through innovative standardized templates. Key strengths include
Collaboration across multiple functions, Staff Development and Mentoring,
Problem Solver. International business experience.
Forecasting, Planning & Organization Optimization Business Process
Analysis Cash Flow Management Improvement
Drive Cost Savings Project Management
Internal Controls & Sox Problem Resolution ERP System Implementation
Compliance Business Integration Divestitures
Standard Cost Systems
Stanley Black & Decker, New Britain, CT 2013
Stanley Black & Decker is a global provider of hand tools, power tools and
related accessories, electronic security solutions, engineered fastening
systems and more. It has 45K employees and $10+B of revenues.
Senior Integration Manager
Provided program management oversight for integration activities of an
$850M acquisition delivering $35M in on going synergies.
. Led recurring status calls to monitor various project teams and
. Collaborated with project teams to resolve issues and escalate as
required. Created bi-weekly updates to senior management including
scorecards on integration status.
. Processed all restructuring requests ensuring completeness and
provided management recommendations for shifting spending based on
working capital needs.
. Standardized integration execution Play Book to optimize efficiencies
in future integrations.
Procter & Gamble (Gillette/Duracell), Cincinnati, OH
1996 - 2012
The Procter & Gamble Co. provides branded consumer packaged goods to its
consumers around the world. It has 129K employees and $82+B of revenues.
Group Manager, Duracell - Global PS Financial Planning and Reporting,
Bethel, CT 2009 - 2012
Manage and develop a staff of five responsible annual planning process;
forecasting Global Cost of Goods Sold ($1.5B), Inventory ($350MM) &
Capital ($90MM), including Free Cash Flow, Monthly reporting of actuals vs
targets, and communication of Risks & Opportunities to management. Manage
Global Standard Costing Process and Inter-Company Billing Pricing. Co-
ordinate forecast with cross-functional groups: Supply Planning, Global
Purchases, Sales Regions & Engineering. Compile Quarterly Sox Compliance
letter for Product Supply activities (P&L, B/S, incl Reserves and off
balance sheet risk) and oversee Internal & External audits, develop and
implement new policies/procedures as needed to maintain a high score on
. Standardized the Forecasting process to include a consistent
template used globally by 7 plants, reducing the forecasting
timeline by 20% and enabling the Global group to prepare ad-hoc
analysis without creating a burden on the plants. This also
improved time for Analysis of Actuals vs Forecast by 50% (5 days).
. Collaborated with Supply Planning to implement a new Inventory
Forecasting Process Globally. This created standardized reporting
and a consistent approach to the forecast. Resulted in
clearer/consistent Management Reporting which led to the reduction
of inventory by $20MM.
. Delivered Restructure savings of $5MM annually through outsourcing
and moving operation to more cost effective region.
. Managed and developed a staff of 5 direct reports. Fostered a
continuous learning environment which led to the promotion of 3
individuals in two years.
Business Process Manager, Bethel, CT
2006 - 2009
Selected to lead the SAP implementation for all Financial Activities,
including Inventory, Spare Parts, Fixed Assets, Capital, Accounts Payable,
Process Orders, Plant and Admin Budgets, Cost Accounting, Cross Border
Shipments. Finance lead for Integration Legacy Policies into P&G standards
(incl, standard cost, capital, spare parts, I/C billing price, 4/4/5 vs
calendar month end).
. Achieved successful SAP implementation within project
budget($3.5MM), while maintaining a resource neutral transition
across all processes.
. Resolved key issues with Business Experts to successfully
implement Consignment Inventory module that enabled $20MM to stay
off balance sheet.
. Developed Process for proper Freight accruals of WIP shipments
between production sites that was not part of the Standard SAP
rollout package ensuring proper timing of $3MM of expenses .
. Led Duracell Finance team on integrating Legacy Policies into P&G
SAFE guidelines (incl, standard cost, capital, spare parts, ICBP,
4/4/5 vs calendar month end & others).
. Lead Procure to Pay module integration in SAP, enabling smooth
transition for suppliers totaling $600MM+ of spend and no vendor
issues during transition.
. JDEdwards (JDE) business process expert
Plant Finance Manager (CFO), Wrexham, UK
2005 - 2005
Chosen to temporarily fill open Plant Finance Manager role in the UK.
Responsibilities included Forecasting and Actuals ($6.2MM), Supply Chain
Planning, Procure to Pay, Supplier Quality, Payroll Function and manage a
staff of 8, Manage project to transition production from the USA to the UK.
. Managed Supplier issue resolution with our Quality Group.
Uncovered a change to our supplier quality protocol that created
significant defective product ($.5MM) in our packaging operation.
Implemented additional Quality Control Inspections at the supplier
to ensure proper specifications on our product. Reduced defective
product by 65%.
Asset Accounting Manager, Bethel, CT
2001 - 2005
Coordinated annual costing process globally, managed accounting activities
for USA Contract Manufactures(CM), reduced $4.0 MM of inventory from CM
balance sheet, F&A lead on Consignment inventory team (reduced RM by
$30MM), JDE Business expert including, creating new processes, implementing
and monitoring internal control policies, F&A lead on A/P move to Boston
(eliminated 10 FTE).
. Developed plan to have CM purchase all Pack Materials directly vs
being inventoried by Duracell (savings of $4.0MM of inventory).
. Collaborated with Purchasing to shift $30MM of inventory to
consignment, while ensuring all Supplier Contracts met GAAP
requirements for classification as consignment.
Other Related Experience 1989 - 2001
Progressively increased responsibilities. Led the Duracell F&A team to
transition the Order Fulfillment Module from JDE to SAP (Gillette System).
Implemented the following systems: IVIS Fixed Assets Globally for Duracell,
JDE implementation for Contract Manufacturers and manufacturing and
inventory modules for Duracell plants..
Senior Accountant for regional CPA firm. Planned and executed audits,
review and compilations; prepared financial statements, including
disclosures, management letter and reviewed recommendations with
management; prepared corporate, partnership and individual tax returns
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT Storrs, CT
Bachelor of Science degree in accounting
. Proficient in various software applications including: SAP, Source One,
JDEdwards, Microsoft Office Products, Visio
. Fluent in Portuguese
ORGANIZATIONS: Member of AICPA and CSCPA
ACTIVITIES: University of Connecticut Men's Soccer Team (Division 1,
lettered 4 years)
Treasurer, Portuguese Memorial Scholarship[pic]