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Accounting Financial

Seattle, Washington, United States
October 10, 2016

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Resume - Heidie H. Lin **** Bonair Place SW, Seattle, WA 98116

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Experienced Financial Leader

Accurate Record Keeping

Expense Controls & Reduction

Policies, Procedures, Process Analysis

Accounting Management

Financial, Expense, Variance Analysis

Process Improvement

Auditing / Review of Internal Controls

Financial Statements / Consolidations

Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance

Budgeting & Forecasting

Fixed Assets / Capital Budgeting

Staff Training & Leadership

Cash Flow & Analysis

Guiding ERP Implementation

Strategic Business Planning

Contract Due Diligence / Negotiations

Manufacturing Expert

Support to Sales & Operations

Cost Accounting & Financial Modeling

M&A / JV / Transactions / Turnarounds


Successful Decision-Maker

15+ years technically savvy, and ethical senior financial & accounting management professional

As a sleeves-rolled up professional – open-minded, assertive, strategic and goal-oriented, well grounded, mature and stable, I perform well in a dynamic and high-pressure work environment

Industry Experience: Tier 1 Auto Parts Manufacturing; Power Generation; plus Mining; Technology Devices; Software; Government Accounting and Construction

Career History

Robert Half Management Resources

Accounting Conlsultant – (Short term contract) July 2016 to

Oct 2016

Changepoint Inc. - Seattle, WA

Year End financial statement reconciliation as corporate level (15 entities world wide) for auditing purpose and consolidating to one Accounting system from four.

Accounting Manager (CPS ): November 2014 to June 2016

Jack Henry & Associates - Seattle, WA

Lead a team in preparing and completing month-end closings with annual revenue about $300M which is 36% of total JHA’s revenue.

Successful time management is important within Payment Processing Solutions which has 5,500+ accounts with high transaction volume and is very time consuming

Provide analysis for trending revenue, actual versus forecast and budget variance analysis

Timely and accurate monthly forecast and completion of the annual budget process

Responsible for annual budget and roll up forecast of PPS & Passport Product units.

Responsible for SOX 404 internal, external and statutory auditing

Manage cash settlement with VISA/MC

Work closely with Project Management teams on process and procedures improvement

Coordinate and monitor the accounting function for CPS -ATM software development projects with a capital expenditures up to $25M annually.

Vice President of Finance & Operations: (Consultant short term) March 2014 to October 2014

ILF Consultants, Inc. - Bellevue, WA

Provide strategic advice to senior leadership targeting the financial health of ILF

Manage finance, accounting, payroll and benefits conducting company-wide audit, correcting 2013 historical data, identifying potentcial financial-risk and manage cash-flow for business


Establish new financial policies such as travel and credit card procedures and time card tracking

Turn around Financial department directing third-party CPA firm, benefit managers and staff

Establish ILF Consulting as a small business with US government (SAM), SBA and Dun & Bradstreet allowing project management teams to find and bid on government projects

Coordinate and provide sound financial matters and reports with parent company, ILF Consulting Engineers – Innsbruck, Austria.

Set up sound financial accounting process which is in compliance with Gov’t contract auditing.

Setup new headquarters office (Bellevue, WA), close down California office and consolidate all financial functions

Setup system of controls managing financial risk. Train management team on thrir importance.

Corporate Controller: May 2012 to October 2013

American Piledriving Equipment, Inc. – Kent, WA

Accurate and timely completion of monthly and year-end closings, consolidated financial statements, revenue recognition, GL, AP, AR and PO, process expense accruals and sales tax

Manage Accounting and Payroll teams providing hands-on leadership and training to increase proficiency, accurate and timely completion of work

Administer Employee Benefits and 401k programs

Develop, review, maintain and improve current internal controls, policies and procedures

Work closely with all manufacturing Sales, Marketing, R&D and Operations departments coordinating forecasting, budgeting, job costing, etc.

Manage manufacturing risk safeguarding company assets (five business lines and 12 locations)

Maintain professional relationships with Global departments, banks, CPA firms, external vendors and service providers. Coordinate all company tax filings

Senior Coordinator: Fiscal-Budget-Business Services October 2011– May 2012

Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS), State of Washington – Lakewood, WA


Established new organization within DSHS – CIBS (Consolidated Institution Business Services)

Provide leadership and oversight of institution accounting and financial reporting processes and systems. Coordinate, and implement all necessary financial project activities.

Serve as principle financial expert. Liaise with fiscal staff within assigned institutions.

Maintain oversight. Ensure effective internal control environment over local fund accounting.

Forecast expenditures and monitor impact on budget. Allocated expenditures to eight facilities and monitored their accuracy. Recommend budgetary controls.

VP Finance – Globe Specialty (IPO on NASDAQ) Metals, Inc. – New York, NY October 2008 – March 2010

CFO & HR – Administration – Ningxia Yongvey Coal Industry Co., Ltd. – Ningxia, China

Challenged as VP Finance & CFO to setup new policies, procedures and internal control systems

aligned with U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Section 404 and local and company standards.


Accountable for generation of the consolidated financial statement for the group including accounts, financial supplements, income statement, balance sheet trends, board reporting and cash flow using Hyperion

Directed alignment of U.S. GAAP policies and procedures with existing company standards when Yongvey was purchased by Globe Specialty Metals in 2008

oResponsible for setting up standard cost accounting and variance analysis working closely with external auditors for statuary auditing

oNegotiated pre-Joint Venture (JV) financial issues. Worked closely with State Administration of Foreign Exchange Committee (SAFE) and Ningxia local government

oTrained staff to prepare for U.S. financial report and 10k quarterly report

oDeveloped / implemented policies, procedures: Financial, HR, Purchasing, and Administration

VP Finance & Administration – Asia April 2006 – April 2008

Key Safety Systems, Inc. (KSS PE owned) – Shanghai, China

Challenged as VP Finance to execute financial strategic plan, tax-planning and large expansion

market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Asia area consisted of seven entities including three manufacturing plants in China and one in India ($150MM).


Responsible for monthly consolidation of financial statements for 8 facilities in Asia (Hyperion)

Train staff to using Oracle’s Hyperion to compliance with corporate system.

Prepared selected analysis including the impact of FX on the financial results for the group

Directed implementation of SAP Financial (ERP) system

Prepared financial model and negotiation package setting up Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) and JV. This included legal processing, establishing local government relationships and advising management about financial risk control

Executed the strategic plan and tax-planning for new expansion markets

Built financial management team to handle controlling and reporting for planned (M&A)

Mentor site financial managers in team leadership and decision-making skills

CFO – Supresoft Imagis, Inc. (VC by Intel and Softbank) – Beijing, China November 2002 – April 2006

Challenged as CFO to develop and execute financial strategic direction, coordinating planning efforts

with operations and administration.


Set up sales incentive packages correlated with sales strategy, profitability margins, volume, etc. in order to enhance revenue and profitability

Established LT business growth market pricing strategy after departure of VC shareholder.

Provided financial insight for planned Initial Pubic Offering (IPO) and M&A

Provided leadership and oversight for all financial functions of the group

Senior Consultant January – October 2002

Ye’s Management Consulting, Inc. – Beijing, China

Challenged as Senior Consultant to work with at-risk companies providing solid financial system

analysis aligning companies with financial, tax and accounting authorities.


China Asia-Pacific Mobile Telecommunications Satellite Co.

oProvided financial and operational analysis for Chinese partners. RESULTS – Mitigated investment risk by building solid contracts with other multinational companies and Chinese government

Magnequench (Tianjin) Co. – (holding company of Magnequench Co USA)

oAnalyzed inventory, cost accounting, gross margin logistics and supply chain systems. Trained finance team on how to develop strong efficient controls.

Asian American Coal Mining Co.

oCoached finance team in building cost accounting system.

Expatriate Experience January 1997 – January 2002

Financial Controller, (Expatriate) – ITT Industries Co., Ltd., (Used to BE TRW–Lucas Automotive Control System, Ltd., Tianjin, China)

Managed M&A processes between ITT Industry, Ltd., and TRW and Big 5 Auditing

Successfully managed TRW divestiture

oTransferred and adopted within two months new ITT accounting process policies including purchasing, inventory and production data control procedures

Resolved VAT tax problem saving company nearly $1MM

Financial Director – Shanxi International Casting Co.

Business Manager, (Expatriate) – Caterpillar, Inc.

Directed financial control of company

oOversaw new accounting system with “Fourth Shift” (ERP)

Develop forward looking financial planning system, set up internal policy and procedure and preparing all financial reporting for three shareholders for annual revenue of $67MM

oStartup – $98MM total investment; World Bank loan of $35MM

oObtained $550k RMB tax waiver on prior year’s tax penalty

oObtained $20MM RMB loan from local banks

Controller, (Expatriate) – Babcock & Wilcox Beijing Co., Ltd.

Saved $3MM on a $150MM project after two-year extensive negotiation with Federal Tax Authority

Managed 37 employee accounting staff and net sales revenue of $250MM

Timely and accurate preparation of financial statement and budget analysis and related reports for (OEM). Initiated and set up (MRP) financial accounting software

Completed financial monitor analysis of company’s Accounting System in compliance with U.S. GAAP

oEnsure compliance with financial and operational directives reducing financial risk

Obtained VAT waiver of $1.2MM for Yangzhou Power Plant, World Bank Project

Secured Import Duty tax waiver saving company $.9MM

Turned around company net loss $1.4M to a net profit, of $630K; a difficult project with 4,000 employees and existing cash flow problems


PhD – Finance

Bachelor of Arts – Economics

Xiamen University, Fujian, China

Master of Accountancy & CPA – Coursework

University of Memphis & Rhodes College, Memphis, TN

Associate of Arts – Business Administration

Santa Barbara City College, CA

Language Skill

Fluent English, Native Mandarin and Shanghai Dialects


American Association of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Since 2005

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