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Project Management Financial

Location:
Pompano Beach, Florida, 33065, United States
Posted:
January 24, 2017

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******* Stephen ******** – FCCA, CIA

Coral Springs, Florida 33065 ******@*******.***

954-***-**** www.linkedin.com/IN/AgustusAlibocas

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

An accounting/finance professional with a unique mix of skill sets in financial operations and business management. A team player and communicator, who highly values personal and business integrity. Experience building highly effective and cost efficient financial departments and implementing financial initiatives from strategy development to process improvement, that impacts bottom line performance. Strong ERP support/implementation experience.

PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS

Critical Thinking

Budgeting

GAAP

Financial Reporting

Cash Management

Cost Reduction

ERP Implementation

Process Improvement

Business Analysis

Bank Relations

Project management

Regulatory Compliance

Internal Controls Implementation

Profit and Loss preparations/evaluations

Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable

Reconciliations

International Financial Reporting Standards

Chart of Accounts development and maintenance

COMPUTER SOFTWARE SKILLS

MS Word • Excel • PowerPoint • JD Edwards • Sage (ACCPAC) • QuickBooks

WORK EXPERIENCE

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, FL Nov 2015 – Jun 2016

Controller

oMonitors financial policy to ensure the ongoing success for Tribal venture and present appropriate financial reports to the Tribal Council.

oWorks with management in the preparation of and submission of the Annual Budget to the Tribal Council.

oProvide direct supervision for those positions involved in the Cage, Soft Count, Drop Team, Purchasing, Auditing, and Accounting Departments.

oAssisted with spearheading the implementation of new PCI compliance program.

oEnsure timely and accurate reconciliations of credit card and bank statements accounts

oEnsures compliance with required policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and internal controls within the Cage, Soft Count, Drop Team, Auditing, Purchasing, and Accounting departments.

oWorks with the independent auditors of the company and ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Key Accomplishments

• Introduced cost savings measures to the complimentary services program that reduced costs by $5M.

Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, FL Nov 2013 –Oct 2015

Treasury/Compliance Manager

oSecured and accurately processed the daily drop, which included ATM’s and Kiosks machines. Ensured there was an adequate supply of cash on the gaming floor to satisfy patrons.

oUpdated policies and procedures to maintain compliance with NIGC regulations.

oEnsured controls and procedures were in place for credit card and cash advance processing

oPerformed daily reconciliations of credit card and cash advance transactions

oPrepared work schedules for 100+ staff members and ensured department was adequately staffed.

oMonitor and review all Title 31 operational areas and assist in the drafting of sound, effective and operationally efficient internal control procedures that comply with all applicable laws.

oOversaw and ensured timely and accurate submission of Title 31 required document filings, Currency Transaction Reports (CTR) and Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network( FinCEN) .

oMonitored all employees to ensure compliance with all Title 31 programs, monitor employees Title 31 training and assist departments in meeting training requirements for successful and timely completion

oAddress potential non-compliance issues promptly and appropriately

Key Accomplishments

• Revised and streamlined business processes that reduced department’s labor overhead by 18% (70K in monthly savings).

• Implemented new Title 31/ Anti Money Laundering program company-wide saving millions of dollars in potential government fines.

Government of Bermuda, Hamilton, Bermuda May 2005 – August 2012

Controller/ Management Accountant/ Project Lead

oLead the general ledger implementation team to upgrade ERP software organization wide from oneworld to JDE v9.0

oPrepared first draft consolidated fund financial statements.

oReconciled A/P and fixed asset modules to general ledger.

oGuided conversion to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

oMade key recommendations to government’s Accountant General on legislative changes needed to establish new reporting entity for consolidation in compliance with Canadian GAAP. Oversaw working paper files for office of Auditor General.

oCo-managed preparation of consolidated fund accounts.

oCompleted pension fund financial statements.

oSupervised annual development of section budgets for inclusion in departmental fiscal budget. Led team of six.

Key Accomplishments

• Introduced efficiencies to existing business processes and increased productivity by 20% by implementing electronic workflows.

• Strengthened internal controls, both financial and operational, through reconfiguration of business processes.

• Improved collection process efficiency by implementing CollectOne Tiger debt collection software. Reduced debt 120+ days past due by 35%, resulting in a $200K additional cash infusion.

Cariflex ( 1994 ) Ltd, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago Sept 2001 – April 2005

Financial Accountant

oReorganized and led accounting department, from recruiting and training through performance management.

oMonitored fund allocation to align spending with targets.

oUpdated five years of backlogged financial audits.

oRepresented company to statutory authorities, auditors and financial institutions.

oControlled $4M operating budget for this privately-owned printing, packaging and labeling material’s company.

oHeaded team of ten.

Key Accomplishments

• Renegotiated better terms with financiers resulting in $ 200K in interest charge savings.

• Negotiated with tax authority to free up $500K in refunds.

EDUCATION

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, London, England – BA in Accounting

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – passed all examinations

Certified Internal Auditor

Boston University Corporate Education Center – Comprehensive Project Management

Boston University Corporate Education Center – Certificate in Project Management



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