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Manager Vice President

Yonkers, New York, United States
October 05, 2016

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Yonkers, NY ***** 347-***-**** SUMMARY

Finance and Accounting Executive with extensive experience in the entertainment and media industry. Extremely effective in budgetary and financial management, business planning and forecasting. Strengths include forensic accounting, implementing budgeting systems and building strong relationships with senior leaders and clients. Proven expertise in understanding key business drivers for long-term sustainable growth and track record of working closely with senior finance leaders to drive strategic direction and improve functional operations. Trusted and reliable team player known for providing valuable insights and advice, fixing problems and achieving positive business results. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BET NETWORKS, (a division of Viacom) New York, NY 2010 – 2016 Director Finance Operations, BALA, BETI, Corporate Administration & Distribution Management & Operations (2012 – 2016)

Worked closely with Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Business & Legal Affairs, Executive Vice President of Corporate Administration, Executive Vice President and General Manager of BET International and Executive Vice President of Corporate Market Research to develop and manage long-range strategic plans, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.

Managed the merger between BET International and Viacom International Media Networks.

Oversaw an annual Operating budget of $1.5B, CAPEX budget of $500M and cut costs by 15%.

Handled all fraud-related investigations for the company, working closely with the Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services team, ensuring appropriate resolution.

Developed and maintained annual budget plan including the quarterly forecast requirements, schedule, instructions, and guidance to both operating groups and corporate organizations.

Managed timely and accurate completions of consolidated financial statements and quarterly forecasts. Summarized the consolidated annual plan; evaluated, made recommendations, and presented consolidated results for management review.

Developed standard analytical tools to further aid Operating groups in their financial planning and analysis, and provided training to key stakeholders impacted by planning and forecasting activities.

Monitored and tracked actual versus plan\forecast results to complete the month end close and related variance analysis and disclosures.

Prepared monthly Executive review packages and Board of Directors financial packages.

Proactively reviewed policies to ensure consistency with senior management’s short and long term operating and business goals.

Drove effective working practices and liaised with the operating group Finance staff, providing trainings and continuous mentorship on best practices.

Actively managed and evaluated contracts to provide business strategy on services and pricing for operating and capital expenditures.

Senior Business Manager, BETI, Corporate Market Research (2010 – 2012)

Worked closely with Senior Vice President of BET International and Senior Vice President of Corporate Market Research to develop and manage long-range strategic plans, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.

Conducted monthly close meetings with CFO, Controller and department heads.

Prepared and summarized information necessary to provide the Accounting Department with month end accruals and other accounting data necessary to complete the month end close and related variance analysis and disclosures.

Provided insights in a timely fashion by consistently modifying analysis, processes and reporting. Ingrid Hall, CFE, CFAP Page 2


A&E TELEVISION NETWORKS, New York, NY 1999 – 2009

Business Manager, Creative Services Group (2007 – 2009)

Worked with Vice President on planning and forecasting CSG growth and consequent AETN efficiencies using industry comparisons to evaluate unit performance and maintain competiveness.

Translated budgetary requirements for technical issues and unique production demands for broadcast to the Finance Department.

Implemented the “Digital Imaging” system with the Director of Accounts Payable which streamlined the internal and external invoice processing system and resulted in $3M in savings.

Reinstated financial database to manage and track financial data highlighting creative and production cost YTD and improving quality of management reporting.

Analyzed and managed daily and monthly P&L, monthly statements, closings and re-forecasts for Operations and G&A budgets.

Collected and analyzed quantitative and qualitative financial and business information to determine costs paid by AETN to external clients which saved costs and improved efficiency.

Monitored unit financial performance while tracking and controlling resource allocation.

Managed the acquisition of Lifetime into A&E Television Networks as the finance lead

Served on AETN Diversity Council for 2 years.

Business Manager, Production Services (1999 – 2007)

Facilitated requirements for production budgets for all seven networks: A&E, The History Channel, The Biography Channel, THC En Espanol, C&I, HCI and Military History Channel.

Oversaw talent and temporary employee contractual payments using PixPay/Axium.

Determined freelance staffing needs and budgetary projections; tracked freelance hours and weekly rates.

Managed and coordinated day to day financial responsibilities for the Production Services Department.

Provided support to the Director of Production Services for financial analysis, planning and reporting.

Created in-house procedures for editing sessions that resulted in 30% savings for the company. EDUCATION

B.A., Organizational Behavior & Communications, New York University, New York, NY

Completed coursework for Accounting major

Worked full time while completing degree

Oxford University, Oxford, U.K., Business Management Certificate (summer program)

Certificate in Forensic Accounting, New York University, New York, NY AFFILIATIONS

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

National Association of Female Executives (NAFE)

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT)

National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) TECHNICAL SKILLS

SAP, Longview, Khalix, Market, Workplace, Microsoft Dynamics-GP, CONCUR, Advanced Pivot Tables, V Lookups

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