SOX Professional Available ASAP 1206

  • Sr. Consultant (Sarbanes-Oxley) Customers include TYCO, Dresser, Crosstex, Ceridian and Bears Stearn .
    Schedule and facilitate meetings with Business Owners to understand existing and new financial reporting
    Identifying the key controls, and testing them for effectiveness, creation of narratives, test preparation, test scoring metric and actual field testing.
    Keep SOX documentation current by working closely with the business process owners and the project team to identify changes to controls.
    Manage the controls self assessment process by aligning control activities with documentation, deploying the assessment and evaluating the results.
    Assist operating management with documenting policies and procedures.
    Review controls around the business processes and identify redundancies and potential efficiencies.
    Assist with developing sustainability to the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 process.
    Participate in general audits and other department initiatives as needed
    Responding to review comments and ensuring resolution to any issues identified in testing

    Professional Experience
    Consulting engagements for corporate clients in the United States and Latin America to include:

    • Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects.
    • Interim Controller for a USD150M Latin America subsidiary in Mexico and Brazil for DaisyTek Corp.
    • Assisted GE with pre-merger due diligence and customer base credit worthiness review for all
      South America to include Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
    • SME for Peoplesoft V8.8 Asset Management module conversion at Crosstex.
    • Project Manager for the inventory management of five plants into one plant at Dresser.
    • Assisted the TYCO Internal Audit group with Internal Audit work for 8 of their Latin America
      Plants (non-SOX related).
    • Many More.

    (Sarbanes-Oxley Experience)

    • SarbanesOxley Project Management, Preparation, Documentation, and Testing Experience: documentation, remediation audit preparation and testing for three companies:
    • TYCO a Fortune 100 multi-national conglomerate.
    • Dresser Corporation, multi-national conglomerate.
    • Crosstex, a mainstream Oil and Gas services company.
      -Ceridian, a Conglomerate.
      -Bear Stearns, A Financial Conglomerate
    • Completed all projects using the COSO framework.
      RAZE TECHNOLOGIES Plano, TX 2000-2001Fixed Broadband Wireless
      Finance Director
      Directed all financial, accounting and human resource activities of the company, reporting directly to the CEO.
    • Led ‘Hands on’ day-to-day finance and accounting functions such as, month-end closing,
      Financial statements, payroll, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, variance analysis, ad-hoc
      Reporting, monthly P/L review accounts payable, account reconciliation, and inventory.
    • Managed company’s cash flow, bank relationships and fund transfer.
    • Participated in company’s long-term strategic planning and business management.
    • Successfully arranged lease or debt financing of capital expenditures.
    • Selected professional employee organization (PEO), 401K administrator, and benefit provider.
    • Saved company over USD250K annually by outsourcing payroll and benefits administrations.
    • Saved over USD1 Million in cash by identifying cost saving lease alternatives for major equipment
      Acquisitions originally targeted for purchase.
    • Created five-year business budget plan model and private placement manual (PPM) to be used by
      Company investment bankers as part of efforts to secure second round funding.
    • Spearheaded the efforts to establish business controls in the areas of inventory, fix assets,
      Purchasing, bonuses and commissions.
      ENTEX INFORMATION SERVICES, Dallas, TX 1997-1999IT, Consulting Services now Siemens
      Sales Finance Business Manager
      Provided financial support to the Regional Vice-President. Managed the process used to develop and deliver the financial goals of a USD75 Million dollar business.
    • Execution of the budget preparation, maintenance, revenue outlook, quota review, sales bonus
      Calculations, forecasting, expenses, and capital (CAPEX) budgets.
    • Provided financial controls, policies and procedures of the branch, reporting, variance analysis
      And product line, project and customer P/L analysis.
    • Effectively tracked and managed branch technical resources within the projects.
    • Made recommendations or improvement in the areas of gross profit, SG_and_A expense control, cash
      Flow, capital equipment purchases, inventory, accounts receivable management (DSO), warranty
      Processing, parts, and labors expenses.
    • Prepared monthly utilization reports, P/L analysis and narratives.
    • Provided operational support to branch director, in the areas of payroll, human resources and
      Other administrative functions.
    • Implemented improvements, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction and improved
      Financial operating results.
      MCI SYSTEMHOUSE, Dallas, TX 1996-1997
      IT, Outsourcing now EDS
      Sales Finance Manager
      Worked in conjunction with business development, sales and senior operations staff in the development of the outsourcing centers cost models for the Mainframe, Client Services, Networks, and Help Desk Product line of business.
    • Worked directly with all phases of the Bid and proposal preparation by scheduling and
      Coordinating the overall cost modeling process.
    • Participated in the Due-diligence process for new or potential clients as well as managed a group
      Of network financial consultants.
    • Oversaw forecasting, budgeting, month-end close, variance analysis, incremental project
      Tracking, and special projects.
    • Supported engineering, network consulting, and implementation on wide area network projects.
      DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION (Now COMPAQ), Dallas, TX 1988-1996Network Services Business and Regional Controllers Group
      Finance Manager - Projects (1991-1996)
      Business application manager for the project accounting software. Monitored projects schedules, milestones, cost completion calculations, billings, WBS, time reporting, utilization rates, and terms and conditions.
    • Developed and implemented, policies and procedures for USD175 Million business.
    • Setup and coordinated field reporting.
    • Team member of the bid-win or RFP response team in developing pricing modules and selling
      Strategies for the customer.
    • Supported four regional network services manager in business transactions.
    • Meticulously analyzed expenses, and capital budgeting, along with general financial support to
      The network business.
    • Acted as a business partner with client, making strategic recommendations on complex issues.
    • Worked closely with numerous vendors, VARS, distributors and subcontractors.
      Accounts Payable Manager (DEC) (1989-1991)
      District Financial Analyst (DEC) (1988-1989)
      UNITED STATES ARMY 1978-1988
      Various positions throughout the world as an accountant specialist.
      BS, Accounting, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY
      Oracle, Peoplesoft, SAP R/3, Business Objects
      (Read, Write and speak fluently)

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