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Management Human Resources

Irvine, CA, 92614
August 08, 2012

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Irvine, CA *****949-***-**** •


Instrumental in facilitating M&As, slashing costs & ensuring regulatory compliance

Dynamic, versatile finance leader with 20+year portfolio of success driving finance, accounting, and HR administration for asset management and law firms specializing in the real estate and financial services sectors. Recognized for boosting productivity, enhancing efficiency, and improving accuracy through implementation of new systems, processes, and procedures. Dedicated to cultivating high-performance teams. Currently performing as in-absentia CFO for asset management firm comprising 22 businesses. Formal training in M&A transactions, team-building, and mentoring.

Expertise includes:

• Finance Management • SOX Compliance • Staff Management & Training

• Financial Statements • 3rd-party Audit Support • Accounting Management

• P&L Reporting • Wealth Management • A/R & A/P Oversight

• Budget Administration • Board Reporting • Cashflow Management

• Treasury Management • Stakeholder Reporting • HR & Benefits Administration

• M&A Due Diligence • Cost-Reduction Initiatives • Payroll Administration

• GAAP Compliance • Database Administration • Recruiting, Hiring & Evaluations


SORRENTO CAPITAL, Irvine, CA 2008–Present

Growth-oriented asset management firm that presently manages 22 businesses focused on consumer-related financial services including mortgage origination, loss mitigation, debt solution, property valuation, real estate asset management, and disposition services.

Director of Finance

Drive all finance functions for parent firm comprising 22 businesses; perform as in-absentia CFO. Supervise and mentor Senior Staff Accountant, Junior Staff Accountant, Human Resources Manager, and Administrative Assistant. Oversee Financial Statements, P&L, Budget Administration, Forecasting, Treasury Management, Accounts Receivables, and annual CPA Audit support. Ensure compliance to GAAP; train department managers in related policies and procedures. Conduct due diligence for all prospective M&As. Provide personal wealth management for Board of Directors; track investments and interest in firm-owned entities. Partner with 3rd-party health benefits providers to track paycheck deductions. Oversee payroll administration for 7 businesses. Drive firm-wide cost-reduction efforts. Manage escalated vendor payment issues; negotiate payment agreements. Serve as Finance database systems administrator.

■ Performed due diligence to enable successful merger and / or acquisition of Porthos Portfolio Management, NuView Financial Services, 3 Point Asset Management, Zetabid, Loan Leaders, and

■ Established setup of new financial statements for 6 newly acquired businesses; ensured each new entity had complete set of operable books.

■ Enabled business growth and integration efforts by selecting and implementing new accounting software, timekeeping program, HR management software, and payroll software simultaneously to coincide with new benefits platform implementation; maintained virtually no interruption to firm’s operations.

■ Reduced audit adjustments significantly by devising and implementing enhanced financial controls.

■ Slashed wasteful spending by streamlining costs; introduced new spending policies for purchasing, procurement, travel, and entertainment.

■ Cut insurance premiums 20% by spearheading development of firm-wide insurance program that replaced 50 policies, prevented coverage duplication, and minimized risk.



SPAFAX AIRLINE NETWORK, INC., Newport Beach, CA 2002–2007

Provider of in-flight entertainment for airline industry including DVD, VOD, Video, Audio, and magazines.

Financial Controller & Human Resources Benefits Administrator

Oversaw all US finance-related functions for $80M business. Liaised with international offices regarding financial reporting. Prepared and analyzed monthly financial information including budgeting, forecasting, and ad hoc reporting. Supervised 5-member Accounting department. Drove HR functions for US offices comprising 45 personnel. Administered payroll. Led recruiting, hiring, new-hire orientation, and performance evaluation oversight. Coordinated and administered employee benefits including health care and 401K plans.

■ Developed and implemented new Finance and HR departmental policies and procedures.

■ Played instrumental role in successfully passing 2 SOX audits.

■ Partnered with parent company’s Tax department to oversee all appropriate filings for executive management plans and compliance testing for 401K plans.

MILES, WRIGHT, FINLAY & ZAK, LLP, Costa Mesa, CA 1999–2002

Law firm specializing in mortgage foreclosures, bankruptcies, evictions, and civil litigation; clientele comprised Banks, Commercial Lending Institutions, and Mortgage Lenders.


Directed finance department and supervised 4-member staff in Accounts Receivable, Operating Accounts Payable, Cost Payable, and Collections. Prepared, analyzed, and reported on monthly financial performance for multi-office law firm. Managed all inter-company reconciliations. Reviewed and analyzed Balance Sheets and Income Statement accounts; prepared month-end journal entries. Managed Trust accounts in compliance with Bar Association regulations. Oversaw cash management, and maintained banking relationships. Monitored daily cash, wire transactions, and cash transfers. Generated monthly flash, forecasting, and variance reports. Managed Partner loans. Provided reports for quarterly management meetings.

■ Cut department staff from 8 to 4 by implementing new procedures that enhanced efficiency.

■ Piloted conversion from DOS and Windows-based databases to new Prolaw Software Back Office accounting system and Front Office case management system.

■ Led development and implementation of new Collections and Invoice billing software.

■ Partnered with Revenue department to develop annual budgets for each department; devised cost-reduction strategies based on continual budget analysis.

■ Drove year-end audit preparation; collaborated with Auditors to prepare tax returns and K1s.

* Early Career Highlights: Served as Controller for Sho-Air International and Accounting Manager for Comverse Technology.


Mergers & Acquisitions Training ~ American Management Association

Coaching, Mentoring & Team-Building Skills Seminar ~ Padgett Thompson

“Unleash the Power Within” Motivational Seminar ~ Tony Robbins


The Association for Financial Professionals

Society for Human Resource Management

American Society of Women Accountants


Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Intacct Accounting Software, Cartesis Financial Reporting Software, Elite & Prolaw Software, Timeslips, Juris, MAS 90, MAS 200, Yardi,Hyperion Reporting Package, Platinum Software, FRX 5.0 Reporting Package, Invoice-Works, Open Systems, JD Edwards,Great Plains, Prentice Hall, Lotus, Peach Tree, Quicken, QuickBooks, Paychex & ADP PC Payroll, TRW & D&B Interpretation

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