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Manager Project

Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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R

ay Eveson, CPA

**** ** ***** **. • Portland, OR 97229 • 503-***-**** • acw82e@r.postjobfree.com

ACCOUNTING, REPORTING, BUDGETING, ANALYSIS

Director, Manager, Project Manager, Analyst, Specialist, CPA

Seasoned professional with diversified profile that includes experience in multinational organizations, small businesses, and startups. Certified Public Accountant with a thorough understanding of GAAP, experienced in general ledger, accounts payable and receivables, monthly closing, fixed assets and account reconciliations. Managing financial reporting analysis and Key performance indicators at all levels. Experience with ERP implementations and finance transformations. Resourceful problem solver with forward-thinking abilities to conceptualize solutions to challenging problems. Process improvements and establishing financial policies and procedures, internal controls, program evaluations along with best practices to stream line financial business operations to achieve enhanced efficiency. Experience and Professional Strengths include:

Accounting & Financial Management

General Accepted Accounting Principles

Business Planning Forecasting & Analyses

SAP and Oracle

Asset Management

Budget Preparation & Administration

Internal Controls

Project Management

Joint Ventures

Contract Administration

Financial Reporting & Analysis

General Ledger

Ad Hoc analyses

KPI Reporting

Establishing Policies & Procedures

Program Evaluation & Implementation

Performance Measurements

Whitepapers

Business Acumen

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

DSV (formerly UTi Worldwide), Portland, Oregon 2014 – Present

$4.2B freight forwarding and logistics company operating in 52 countries on 6 continents (www.us.dsv.com)

Project Manager

Brought on to manage the remediation of identified material weaknesses.

Worked with Senior Vice President of Global Finance to define and establish effective teams and manage projects against agreed upon scope, schedule and expectations.

Led the development of the global reconciliation of high risk accounts including intercompany and work in progress.

Monitoring project risks identifying potential problems and proactively identifying solutions and realigning priorities.

Developed and communicated key performance indicators and high level performance recaps, trends, key drivers and ad hoc analyses to Senior Level Management, C - Level Executives and Stakeholders.

Established operating procedures, work instruction, checklists and training material.

Initiated brown bag lunch forum to educate department personnel.

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IBERDROLA RENEWABLES, Portland, Oregon 2007 – 2013

The world leader in renewable energy. Position transitioned to headquarters in Spain. (www.iberdrola.com)

Director / Manager – Financial Reporting and Joint Ventures

Developed new process for financial reporting and close process through elimination of duplicate tasks. Resulted in saving one day in the close process, allowing financial results to be available sooner and increasing productivity.

Established and communicated financial summaries, key performance indicators, forecast variance analysis and high level performance recaps, trends, key drivers and ad hoc analyses to Senior Level Management, C - Level Executives, Investors, City Administrators and Stakeholders.

Served as core design team member in the development and implementation of SAP by developing new controls, policies and procedures to ensure alignment with parent company. Preserving contractual requirements, legacy information and ensure accurate recording of data for the SAP transition. (SAP transition required following Iberdrola’s acquisition of PPM Energy.)

Coordinated the preparation of the consolidated group annual budget of $1.4 billion in revenue.

Designed and developed new automated reporting models, creating increased efficiency and accuracy to meet corporate and departmental deadlines for month-end financial close and reporting.

Collaborated with Plant Manager to design new insurance product. Involved pitching design to Lloyd’s of London. Gained acceptance, resulting in increased coverage and annual savings of 20%.

Oversee the monthly accounting and finance functions for joint ventures and finance portfolios.

Managed a team of 8 responsible for fixed assets, accounts payable, budgeting and financial reporting and full cycle accounting for joint ventures.

Recruited, trained, mentored and evaluated employees to achieve company performance standards.

Initiated internal lines of communication for external reporting between multiple locations and corporate, resulting in efficient flow of information and bringing transparency within the organization.

Responsible for the monthly, quarterly and annual GAAP financial statements and analyses for Plants, Joint Venture Partners, Investors and internal and external audit.

Effectively managed internal and external audits resulting in no year-end audit adjustments or internal control audit letters.

Developed and managed effective working relationships between plant personal that allowed for increased communication and transparency in the accounting functions bringing increased efficiency to the monthly close.

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PPM ENERGY, Portland, Oregon 2002 - 2007

Sister company to PacifiCorp focusing on non regulated wind development, acquired by Iberdrola in 2007. (www.pacificorp.com)

Manager – AP, Fixed Assets and Joint Ventures

Recruited from Scottish Power / PacifiCorp to develop, implement and manage the full cycle accounting functions for the startup of PPM Energy’s joint ventures.

Key member of the Oracle implementation team. Developed effective accounting systems controls, policies and procedures and training for new Oracle platform.

Established and implemented policies and procedures for PPM Energy and Joint Ventures.

Discovered and collected $10M favorable billing error through detailed and thorough management and administration of contracts.

Hired, trained, coached, and mentored team as company grew.

Established departmental and corporate controls, objectives and strategies.

Project financing team member to complete $25M bond-issues and $128M in project debt financing.

Designed and managed the development of modes to accurately pay and track third party royalties.

Effectively managed the transition from parent company for accounts payable and fixed assets.

Engaged team to ensure contract compliance within all fiscal responsibilities.

PACIFICORP, Portland, Oregon 1998 - 2002

One of the West’s leading utilities, serving approximately 1.8 million customers in six states. Acquired by Scottish Power. (www.pacificorp.com) (www.scottishpower.com)

Supervisor, Senior Accountant – Inventory and GL

Hired as part of the transition team to transfer the accounting department from Salt Lake City, Utah.

Directed a team to research old AR, validate, and negotiate on old debts. Collected $3.6M targeted for write off.

Promoted to Supervisor three months after hire.

Oversight of the coal inventory accounting.

Established new process for monthly close through effective communication with mines, plants, and the elimination of duplicative tasks. Resulted in accurate and timely information for inventory valuation, coal production, and coal consumption.

Calculated allowance for funds used during construction and capitalized interest.

Identified as Key Employee during PacifiCorp’s merger with Scottish Power.

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ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

FORDHAM GOODFELLOW, LLP, Hillsboro, Oregon

Supervisor / Senior Accountant & CPA

IVAN T. JONES, P. C., Beaverton, Oregon

Senior Accountant and Staff Accountant

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES

Post Graduate Accounting Certificate Portland State University

Bachelor of Science – Economics University of Utah

Bachelor of Science – Sociology University of Utah

Certified Public Accountant

State of Oregon – License #8218



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