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Management Information Technology

Location:
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Posted:
January 06, 2017

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Senior finance professional – holds secret security clearance till 5/16/2024

Seasoned and results-driven professional with extensive management and supervisory experience. Proven professional with exceptional training, managerial and organizational competencies. Demonstrated ability to consistently exceed personal and corporate goals through creativity, determination and broad-based understanding of sound business and financial practices. Experienced and knowledgeable individual proficient with representing corporate interests. Known for establishing and implementing best practices to substantially improve profitability, productivity, and quality. Rich knowledge of all corporate finance aspects, including comprehensive knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulation (FAR), DoD procurement policies and procedures and GAAP. Proven ability to multi-task, handle high volume, and work under pressure. Gifted leader possessing excellent negotiation, training, motivation, verbal and written communication skills.

Staff Training and Development

Corporate Change Management

Budgeting

Wage and Salary Analysis

Financial Planning

Real Estate

Construction Accounting

Procurement

Human Resources

Organizational Needs Assessment

Due Diligence

Financial Analysis

Information Technology

Internal Auditing

Professional Experience

Science Applications International Corporation - SAIC – North Charleston, SC 2012 - Present

Project Management Analyst

Program Management Office support for the 2800 Contract. Responsible for analysis and reporting for projects totaling over 300 million. The 2800 Contract encompasses the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC-LANT) Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) System of Systems Engineering and Integration (SoSEI) Program for both strategic and tactical platform requirements. The goal of this contract is to place like integration functions into one integration production process in a government facility and includes technical support to provide systems engineering, integration, testing, large-scale fabrication, NDI (Non-Developmental Item) procurement, interim repair and maintenance services and training.

Responsible for Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly Metric, Revenue, Small Business and Procurement reporting.

Oversee contract qualifications for all employees and Wage Determined pay rates.

Spearhead change to a web based requests for recruiting.

Work with Senior Management on validating employee information.

Member of Executive team responsible for rebid of contract.

Ensured compliance with FAR and DoD.

Handles aspects of recruiting with our On Demand Open Air requests.

Network with other Accounting Professionals to determine best practices.

Monthly FTE Roster.

Charging in/out of contract.

Reviews for BOM’s - Bill of Materials.

Financial allocations for parking and assets.

Responsible for creating new queries in Oracle.

Processed all employee HR changes with Manager Work Center.

Cost Analyst/Management Program Technician

Provided cost analysis to government clients on fast-paced projects. Offered systems engineering and market research resources and tools needed to collect cost, technical, and reliability data to help populate the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Market Research Data Base (MRDB) in support of Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) development. In addition, collected factors and quantified them in order to provide a more accurate cost benefit analysis. Supported the development of life cycle cost estimates, trade studied, analysis of alternatives, statistical analysis and other quantitative analysis to support client decision making and project management.

Finance and Account Analyst

Worked closely with management to optimize potential and create value with company’s legal separation of new SAIC and Leidos into two independent companies. We refined our operating model by aligning sectors to customers and service lines. We began operating in the new organizational structure, testing processes, systems and controls to further improve and refine our organizational design and processes. Our objective was to improve our competitiveness, facilitate unity of effort across our customer and service groups, and bring improved performance and efficiency. I also prepared cost allocations, reviewed accruals, project status reports, EACs, SPAs, revenue adjustment, CLIN realignments.

Accounttemps – Charleston, South Carolina 2012

Consultant

Drastically overhauled ARS/Rescue Rooter’s efficiency of data analysis by creating Excel worksheets to consolidate South Carolina region prior to close. Provided more informative reports to senior management.

LRA Charleston Holdings, LLC. – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 2006 – 2011

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor, Managed by front Door communities

Patriots Point Golf Links, Managed by Affinity Golf Partners

Controller

Recruited to lead a multi property accounting staff to assume the position of Controller and General Manager. Once Ginn defaulted on a loan, two management companies were brought in to manage the Golf Course and the Cottages. I started taking responsibility of many of the other 37 companies that Ginn owned from their Tree Farm in Ehrhardt, SC to assisting with the development of the elegantly designed residential community in Mount Pleasant, the Tributary.

Developed and prepared budgets, business plans, mid-year updates, monthly variance reports and dashboard reports; processed daily bank and monthly balance sheet reconciliations and month-end closings.

Raised Cottages revenue 19.5% and cut costs 15%, achieving 100% overall EBITDA savings; increased Patriots EBITDA 114% total.

Prepared and reviewed monthly financial statements, cash flow projections and variance analysis for numerous investment and operating entities.

Reduced cost of goods sold for golf retail to 50%, or lowest in company.

Successfully appealed property taxes and received $139K in refund checks in 2011.

Generated refunds from Management Company by completing internal audit of workers’ compensation.

Created and promoted gift card program, generating a new revenue avenue for golf operation.

Served as main IT contact. Reinforced bottom line by assessing and correcting situations prior to outsourcing.

Responsible for all accounting operations for numerous development projects and real estate investments.

Ginn Development Company, LLC – Charleston, South Carolina

Financial Analyst

Joined Ginn Club and Resort to establish consistency across all Club and Resort Properties.

Developed Finance policy and procedures manual that included an Internal Controller Questionnaire for property visits.

Completed evaluation of current financial systems to determine how best to integrate systems, review cost vs. gain and forming a centralized network, leveraging latest technology developments.

Conducted due diligence during company’s takeover of newly acquired assets.

Cadbury Schweppes – Stamford, Connecticut 2003 - 2006

Financial Consultant

Worked on combining Cadbury Schweppes’s three North American Beverage Companies. Dr. Pepper/Seven up, Snapple and Motts. We created a common vision, business strategy and management structure, as well as contributed to project team which created and launched Shared Business Service Team for Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, which is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North American and the Caribbean. This generated a total savings of 15.7 Million by 2007.

Introduced improved Information Technology and implemented best practices in new organization to significantly reduce operating costs.

Identified and resolved overpayments during initial audit of expenses.

Relocated office to Plano, TX; recruited, hired and trained new staff.

Accor Business and Leisure Hotels – New York, New York 1999 - 2002

Corporate Controller

Accepted high-visibility role with this international hospitality group as a result of my previous success. Was responsible for all financial aspects of Accor North American with revenues in excess of 300 Million. Conducted site visits to survey accounting employees and to resolve any potential accounting related issues including monthly package audits, Balance Sheet audits, performance, disciplinary actions and employee treatment. Reviewed company policies to guarantee compliance with local, state and federal laws and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Coordinated training seminars for management and staff when necessary.

Created and implemented an Operational and Controllers Manual for 20 North American Hotels.

Hired and managed Construction accountant for three newly constructed Sofitel hotels in New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Researched, selected and implemented back office systems for all new hotels and restaurants.

Enhanced cash flow by reducing inventory levels

Relocated office to Dallas, TX; recruited, hired and trained new staff.

Director of Corporate Accounting

Was recruited by a former colleague of Manhattan East Suite Hotels to join Accor. Accor went through a major audit and failed their internal audit. Accor reached out to me, explained their position and I jumped at the opportunity.

Was able to deliver the top global audit score in addition to correcting the main weaknesses of an internal audit within 6 months of my arrival.

Implemented Balance Sheet Audits which eliminated risk accounts.

Was recognized by the President of the company and received an immediate promotion.

Early Career History

Manhattan East Suite Hotels – New York, New York

Various positions from Staff Accountant, Credit Manager to Controller

Assisted this family own company of ten hotel locations in New York City, started as a Staff Accountant and work my way up as I attended College in the evenings. Final position was Controller for three of the ten properties including the Food and Beverage property – Beekman Tower.

Education and Certifications

Strayer University – Charleston, South Carolina

Bachelor of Business Administration

Iona College - New Rochelle, New York

Accounting coursework completed

St. Johns University - Queens, New York

New York University - New York, New York

Certificate in Hospitality Management

Rensselaer at Hartford - Harford, Connecticut

Leadership Development Program

Licensed Real Estate Sales Person - Charleston, South Carolina



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