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Controller, Finance, Accounting

Location:
New York, New York, United States
Posted:
January 26, 2017

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ALEXANDRA KATRIN

**** **** **** ********, ** ****5 H: (718) ***-**** C: (917) ***-**** acyhso@r.postjobfree.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alexandra-katrin/19/849/944 Champion organizational transformations and establish accounting/finance operating standards and controls that resolve complex business issues, boost revenues, and improve profitability. Accomplished in developing innovative finance solutions that comply with corporate business strategies, while meeting financial management objectives. Multilingual and multicultural, with proven ability to build consensus among stakeholders from diverse national, cultural, professional, and socio-economic background. Empowering, insightful leader skilled in placing professional staff in positions aligned with their strengths, talents, and capabilities. Areas of Expertise

Strategic Planning US GAAP and IFRS Accounting Standards Corporate Finance Operations Management Internal Control & Audit Accounting & Reporting Financial Planning & Analysis Budgeting Financing Credit Project Management IT Systems Stakeholder Relations Cross-cultural Team Building & Leadership PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

9.8 Group (Global Advertising Strategies) New York, NY 08/2011 – Present Full service marketing, advertising and interactive agency dedicated to helping its clients navigate cultural and national boundaries. Finance Director, Controller

Provides oversight and directions for all financial and managerial accounting, corporate treasury, and budgeting functions. Responsibilities include: Management and control of all divisional bookkeeping, accounting, and reporting functions; Corporate treasury and cash management; Finance analysis, planning, and budgeting; Tax planning and tax filing supervision; Internal control and audit; assistance and coordination of external audit.

Strengthened accounting and internal control processes by developing and implementing integrated financial management system.

Streamlined business operations that drove growth and increased efficiency and bottom line profit.

Provided management with transparent view of customers, sales, and projects to improve transparency and accountability.

Collaborated in successful acquisition of Prime Access by managing all related due diligence, financial analysis, accounting &reporting, internal control & audit activities. MGN Group USA New York, NY 01/2009 – 04/2010

American partner of Kyrgyz corporation specializing in world-class corporate finance and asset management. Financial Consultant

Contracted by minority shareholders of Asia Universal Bank to provide financial management for US-based group, encompassing accounting, internal control processes, budgeting, tax planning, and consolidated financial reporting.

Participated in corporate finance activity in Kyrgyzstan, including corporate advisory, debt and capital raising, project finance advisory, and strategic transaction advisory services.

Played key role in acquisition and restructuring of Mobil Network by conducting due diligence and providing M&A advisory services.

Enabled clients to meet international investment requirements and standards as expert practitioner of international corporate finance and M&A advisory services. AsiaUniversalBank Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Budapest, Hungary and New York, NY 12/1999 – 04/2010 One of Kyrgyz Republic’s largest commercial banks with 38 branches, 1,200+ employees, and $35M in 2009 revenue. Following 2010 Kyrgyz revolution, AUB was nationalized and restructured under National Bank. Chair, Audit Committee and Member, Board of Directors Hand-picked by KIT Investment’s major shareholder to provide oversight and direction for Internal Audit Department and Accounting and Financial Control Board. Supervised management, tax, financial planning, analysis, budgeting, internal audit, and external audit relations. Led team of 10 direct and 50+ indirect reports. Traveled 50% to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

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Played key role in acquisition and transformation of bank from 12 employees and risk of license withdrawal to 1,200+ employees and flourishing banking enterprise over ten-year period. Co-led decision and negotiations to acquire AUB via financial/market analysis, due diligence, and auditing.

Migrated bank from local Kyrgyz Republic GAAP to IFRS by implementing IFRS-based financial reporting and accounting system; transitioned bank from local auditing standards to international audit by collaborating with Deloitte and RSM International to select audit company and coordinate audit process.

Eliminated $300K in SG&A costs, accelerated financial reporting process from eight to three hours, and provided comprehensive, real-time view into financial management performance by leading development and implementation of integrated management information and electronic document management systems.

Established strong internal controls environment by implementing efficient Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) system and partnering with BankWorld Inc. to modernize financial operations.

Collaborated in successful merger with Kyrgyzpromstroibank (KPSB) by managing all related financial analysis, accounting, reporting, internal control/audit, risk management, and IT activities.

Saved ~$2M in logistics costs by centralizing six-member procurement team following merger with KPSB. KIT Investment Budapest, Hungary 01/2000 – 11/2008 Boutique consulting firm developing and implementing IT solutions for clients in English, Russian, and Hungarian. Chief Financial Officer

Provided oversight for all financial and managerial accounting, reporting, tax planning, corporate treasury, and budgeting functions. Contributed to company’s strategic and financial planning process as key member of executive management team.

Transformed financial and accounting reporting from regional to IFRS standards through development and implementation of accounting and reporting system.

Optimized financial operations by establishing firm’s first financial management, accounting, reporting, budgeting, and tax planning systems, standard operating procedures, and defined roles/responsibilities. Internet Global Travel New York, NY 01/1998 – 06/1999 Internet-based travel agency.

Financial Manager

Performed wide range of financial management and accounting functions, encompassing budgeting, corporate treasury management, and cash management, plus US GAAP-based accounting and reporting.

Ensured regulatory compliance by developing and instituting accounting procedures aligned with US GAAP.

Optimized financial performance through development and implementation of financial controls. EDUCATION

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND HEC SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, PARIS -TRIUM Global Executive MBA INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ACADEMY, MOSCOW - Diploma in Management and Finance MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING -Specialist Diploma in Engineering TRAINING & CREDENTIALS

Passed U.S. CPA Exam in 2002;

Certified Professional Auditor of Russia and Certified Professional Accountant of Russia Certificates in IFRS, Financial Modeling, Internal Control and Risk Management from KPMG Academy, Moscow Business School, and Institute of Bank Business in Moscow LANGUAGE & COMPUTER SKILLS

Native: Russian Fluent: English Conversant: Hungarian; PC Skills: Excel Expert User, QuickBooks



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