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Management Accounting

Location:
Corona, California, United States
Salary:
150000.00
Posted:
October 06, 2016

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DENA M. HERNANDEZ, MBA Cell: 909-***-****

**** ****** **., ******, ** 92879 acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com

Highly accomplished, results-driven, hands-on executive accounting and financial management with more than 20 years of progressive experience in accounting, finance and operations management. Demonstrated ability to streamline business operations and drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit. Strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements and change management. Possesses solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with all levels of staff and management. Demonstrates organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to prioritize multiple complex tasks, often with conflicting deadlines. Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a team member. Strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team-building and project management skills.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Financial & Strategic Planning

Business Expansion & Startups

Complex Business & Tax Issues

Accounting & Financial Operations

Budget Development & Management

Staff Management & Development

Multicultural Understanding

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Problem Resolution

LEADERSHIP HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SELF-EMPLOYED, Corona, CA

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANT (2015 – PRESENT)

Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved

Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed

Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports

Develop solutions or alternative practices

Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes

Make recommendations to management through presentations and written reports

Confer with managers to ensure that the changes are working

SR CONSULTING WORLDWIDE, INC., Norco, CA

VP AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (2007 – 2015), CONTROLLER (2004 – 2007)

Directed accounting team of 32 encompassing controllership, business operations, decision support, financial planning and analysis, sales reporting, real estate, business systems, and legal within 1,500 employee region. Responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems, including budgeting, forecasting, financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, management and business metrics reporting, tax, treasury, payroll and all general accounting functions.

Selected Accomplishments

•Helped lead a successful turnaround in a highly-leveraged environment by developing and executing against a business plan, and effectively managing relationships with auditors, bankers, and suppliers.

•Restructured the company’s debt to drive more than $2 Million in annual debt service reduction.

•Established relationships and secured multiple credit facilities with Tier I lenders to support the company’s growth.

•Restructured accounting and finance functions to more effectively scale with the Company’s current and projected growth.

•Implemented annual budgeting, planning and forecasting process.

•Developed monthly cost center and flash reporting against key metrics to drive organizational performance.

•Created board book including all financial reports and metrics to effectively communicate corporate results to key stakeholders.

•Improved cash flow through implementing new processes and procedures in addition to new banking technologies.

•Implemented annual performance review program, 401K, and other improvements to employee benefits suite.

Finance, Treasury & Accounting – manage and negotiate all insurances, including property, general liability, crime, EPLI, excess liability, and health insurance. Manage primary banking line and monitor cash flow and interest rates for US and UK divisions. Continuously seek debt reduction options that include leases. Oversee purchasing, payroll, tax and currency, audits and shareholder transactions. Perform capital budgeting and ROI analysis. Accountable for all regulatory reporting.

Slashed bank loan debt from $55 million to $12.5 million in 4 years by developing weekly forecasts and controlling capital spending.

Streamlined payroll processing for all locations, with a salary savings of almost $300,000, annually.

General Management/Operations – active in company-wide initiatives regarding capital improvements, large-scale facility and maintenance projects. Key strategist in corporate issues impacting US and international operations.

Secured financing through investors and bank loans to fund the renovation and equipment for expansion costing over $10 million.

Successfully implemented an initiative that reduced overhead costs by $1,200,000 yearly by consolidating corporations in a loss position.

Human Resources and Administration – administer employment policies, oversee all aspects of staffing that include hiring and terminations. Accountable for all retail operations and management training. Develop and manage compensation plans. Negotiate and manage all employee benefit plans and serve as 401(k) plan administrator for a plan with $2 million in assets. Oversee all benefits communications.

Cut turnover amongst management staff from 15% to less than 5% per year by creating a sales bonus program and regionalized team builder meetings to exchange ideas amongst associates.

Reaped a 20% savings on benefits plans without negatively impacting benefit levels by evaluating consolidating carriers.

COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE, Riverside, CA

SENIOR INTERNAL AUDITOR, 2001-2004

Conducted and managed internal audit engagements.

Identified and communicated issues raised, offered recommended solutions relevant to business and risk.

Supervised four (4) junior auditors assigned to engagements and provided guidance and overall review of deliverables.

Ensured audit conclusions were based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk.

Developed audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives.

Obtained and reviewed evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented.

Ensured adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards.

Communicated assigned tasks to engagement team in a manner that is clear and concise ensuring high quality, accurate, and efficient results.

Organized personal effort along with those of junior auditors to be risk-based, productive, and efficient at all times.

Ensured adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression and proactively sought relevant Education and training opportunities.

CITY OF WEST COVINA, West Covina, CA

CONTROLLER, 1999–2001

Managed a staff five (5) in a broad range of accounting functions; responsible for creating and monitoring all finance initiatives; develop and maintain accounting policies and procedures; prepare financial reports for all units, programs, projects, and funds to funding sources, and regulatory bodies (e.g. IRS, State Franchise Tax Board, the Attorney General’s Office and the Secretary of State).

Oversaw all organization funds in compliance with all legal and regulatory financial requirements, as well as with all requirements of funding agencies.

Participate in organizational planning, develop and maintain budgets of all units, programs, projects and funds; enhance the internal control structure and environment.

Coordinate financial audits with various auditors and funding agencies.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN, LLP, Irvine, CA

AUDIT MANAGER, 1995–1999

Review and advise in the preparation of filings for the SEC (annual and quarterly) as well as review and advise on the compilation of statutory returns for various companies, ranging from manufacturing to hospitals.

Assisted in the compilation and issuance of new debt offering memorandum.

Management of various 401k plan audits.

Supervision of up to 10 audit staff members.

Responsibilities included planning and review of audit work including audit testing, consultation with management on accounting issues and assistance in the preparation of financial statements.

Administrative functions include the training, counseling and appraisal of staff members, daily management of work in progress, accounts receivable, and cash collections.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Master of Business Administration

Specialization in Accounting

Keller Graduate School of Management, Pomona, CA

Bachelors of Science, Accounting

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA

TECHNICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS

Advanced knowledge of computers and associated applications including: Excel, Power Point, Word, Sage 500, Sage HRMS, Sage FAS, CCH ProSystem, Lacerte, Drake Tax and Compliance Software, QuickBooks, NetSuite, RIA Checkpoint.

REFERENCES

Accounting and Finance Field

John L. Sadd, Jr., CPA

Sadd, Velazquez, Higashi, Shammaa, LLP

Glendale Marketplace

330 N. Brand Blvd., #200

Glendale, CA 91206

Work: (818) ***-****

Email: acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com

Matt Jiggins

Kelley, Jiggins & Associates

455 N. El Molino Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91101

Work: (626) ***-****

Email: acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com

Chad M. Hennessy

Woodbury Financial Services

1370 Valley Vista Dr., Suite 221

Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Work: (909) ***-****

Email: acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com

Character References

Sonialina White

1200 Gaviota Ave.

Long Beach, CA 90813

Cell: (213) ***-****

Email: acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com

Margo Majdi

1613 S. Garth Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Home: (310) ***-****

Email: acwx8t@r.postjobfree.com



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