Kevin A. Shook, M.B.A., C.P.A. ** Knolls Crescent #11J Bronx, New York 10463
A highly experienced CPA with extensive experience as a financial controller and internal auditor of domestic and international markets. Key areas of responsibility: designed and implemented a reliable internal controls and reporting structure to ensure the accuracy of and compliance with U.S. GAAP and local statutory reporting; built and developed a regional controllers organization to support regional financial reporting requirements; cultivated professional relationships between all levels of management from corporate executives to market staff accountants across all regions; oversight of market level balance sheets and profit and loss statements; led the development of global accounting guidance to support an enhanced legal entity structure; assisted in the spinoff of a major commercial division
Evolution Research Group, Vice President Accounting & Reporting New Providence NJ
January 2019 to February 2020
Acting CFO July 2019 to December 2019. Including managing the relationship with ERG’s private equity owners.
Conducted financial accounting and reporting of Evolution Research Group (“ERG”) in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
Prepared the monthly financial statements and completed the monthly financial reporting package provided to ERG Senior Management and its Board of Directors.
Project lead for the implementation of Acumatica (ERP system) including the design and implementation of a robust internal controls environment.
Managed team of eleven individuals in multiple locations.
Coordinated relationships with external audit and tax firms to successfully complete the 2018 annual audit.
Directed the transition of a new travel and expense reporting system to better control cost and travel expenditures.
Led the financial integration of a new research site including transitioning the site to ERG’s QuickBooks, ADP payroll processing and banking activity.
Epic Pharmaceuticals, Controller
October 2017 – December 2018 Queens, New York
Epic Pharmaceuticals is a generic pharmaceutical manufacturing company where I worked closely with the Chief Financial Officer and reported directly to the Vice Presidents of Operations.
Conducted the monthly, quarterly and year-end closings and issuing of the company financial statements.
Provided detailed financial reporting to Epic and Parent Company management on a monthly, quarterly and year-end basis.
Finance lead for the MFG Pro (ERP system) upgrade including designing financial internal controls and reporting.
Monitored and reported on cost for manufacturing plant to all levels of plant and corporate management.
Managed a team of four with responsibility over accounts payable, accounts receivable, gross-to-net revenue and corporate reporting to parent company located in China.
Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals, Controller
December 2016 – July 2017(position relocated to Chicago) Parsippany, New Jersey
As the Controller and sole financial hire in a start-up pharmaceutical company, designed the Finance Organization, reporting to the CFO.
Developed and implemented all finance policies and established internal controls for finance and accounting functions.
Performed the monthly, quarterly and year-end closings and the issuing of the company financial statements. Provided detailed executive review of the company’s financial statements to the CEO after each period close.
Developed banking relationships for both the operational and investment banking functions. This included identifying and then establishing the company credit card program with major international bank to facilitate international travel by executive leadership team and other members of the organization.
Implemented the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains accounting system. This included establishing the procure-to-pay process from the creation and approval of purchase orders to final vendor payment.
Launched the Concur Travel and Expense Reporting System, transitioning from manual reporting to a fully automated process. The launch also included implementing the reservation and tracking module in Concur.
Supported the upgrade of the ADP Payroll and Human Resource System, including developing the financial reporting requirements and reviewing internal controls for processing payroll.
Worked closely with a big four accounting firm to complete the external audit of the company from its inception July 2015 to December 31, 2016, which included the development of the all required footnotes. The audit was conducted “as if” the company had an upcoming IPO.
Coordinated with the Clinical Trial Department to review Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work prior to the agreements being executed.
Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Regional Financial Controller, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Central Eastern Europe. February 2010 – February 2016 New York, New York
Oversaw (onsite and virtual) of U.S. GAAP Accounting and Reporting balance sheets, profit & loss statements and gross to net calculations across multiple international regions within a highly evolving matrix organization including Global Financial Shared Service Centers and Centers of Excellence across multiple international business units and commercial regions.
Provided controllership support and technical accounting advice to Vice Presidents across multiple commercial divisions, Regional and Market Finance Directors, Market Controllers, and Global Financial Shared Service Centers.
Collaborated with the Global Risk, Controls and Compliance Group and Regional and Local Market Finance Directors and Controllers to ensure the reliability of the markets’ internal control environment.
Major partner in the development of an enhanced Quarterly Balance Sheet Review Process for the non-shared service center markets to ensure the reliability of the market balance sheets.
Reviewed restructuring business cases for the Africa, Middle East and Latin America markets to ensure programs meet U.S. GAAP requirements and approving restructuring programs above $5 million.
Coordinated timing and scope of internal audits between Corporate Audit and international markets.
Organized the monthly valuation review between the local market, the corporate valuation team and external consultants to determine if the value of the joint venture was accurately recorded on the balance sheet.
Provided direction and technical accounting advice to assist in the transitioning of all Latin America markets’ accounting functions to a shared services environment.
Established and cultivated relationships between regional and market finance teams (directors, controllers, finance staff, etc.) with an underlying awareness of cultural sensitivities.
Liaison for external and corporate auditors, business unit vice presidents, regional and market finance directors and the Statutory Audit Center of Excellence to monitor the status and to assist in the closing of statutory audits.
Partnered with other departments in the Controllers Group to review of the quarterly and annual SEC reporting.
September 2003 – February 2010
(Transitioned to Pfizer upon Pfizer’s Purchase of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals)
Finance Controller Middle East, North Africa – September 2007 to February 2010 Dubai, U.A.E
Developed a reliable internal control and reporting environment for a twenty-three-market region in the Middle East/North Africa region. Tasks include developing internal controls around accounts payable, accounts receivable, debit notes review and payment, period-end reporting, budget to actual financial results.
Ensured that financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and local statutory accounting requirements.
Managed the monthly financial close including the production and submission of regional financial statements.
Recorded all financial transactions including, revenue recognition, expenses, inter-company transactions, accounts and distributor debit notes payable and accounts receivable.
Created functional finance roles including accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue recognition and general ledger accounting. Developed job descriptions for all these functions.
Managed accounts payable and disbursement functions including processing and payment of distributor debit notes.
Partnered with the Regional Chief Financial Officer and ERP development team to redevelop and redeploy a major ERP system for the region. Scope of work included the non-inventory purchasing system, general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable modules.
Built a highly functioning finance team of eleven to support the new internal control and reporting environment. This included the hiring of nine of the eleven team members.
Controlled product cost and price master files in the regional ERP system.
Responsible for managing the internal reporting process for regional management that includes reporting of income and expenses by country, brand and stock keeping unit.
Supervised collections of accounts receivable and the monthly customer accounts receivable reconciliations.
Senior Manager – Internal Audit August 2005 – September 2007 Madison, N.J.
Managed both internal financial and Sarbanes-Oxley audits throughout United States, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and South America.
Worked with Senior Internal Audit and Wyeth Operations Management to complete the company wide risk assessment.
Prepared the annual audit schedule for the Internal Audit Department and coordinated the timing of audits with the domestic and international markets.
Prepared multiple audit reports and cleared findings with all levels of Wyeth management.
Partnered with the External Reporting Group to manage the Internal Audit Department’s preparation of the preliminary balance sheet review, review of the financial footnotes and management discussion for the annual report.
Manager Internal Audit December 2004 – July 2005 Madison, N.J.
Senior Internal Auditor September 2003 – November 2004 Madison, N.J.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Senior Associate November 1999 - September 2003
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., Corporate Internal Auditor September 1997 - October 1999
United States Army Reserve, Sergeant May 1987 to June 1999
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1989
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1991
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management
University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1993
Master of Business Administration
Certified Public Accountant – Texas, New York, New Jersey (Currently Inactive in NJ)