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Chief Financial Officer
Profile# 12072
Education:  MBA, Finance. BA Degree, Economics. Continuing Ed, Accounting.
Affiliations:  ARe, CFA, CPA, CPCU. AIAF.
Description:  Heavy finance and accounting expertise in P&C industry.  Extensive experience in: managing costs to improve profitability; GAAP & statutory reporting; automating and enhancing accounting processes to improve timeliness, efficiency, and information quality; designing internal controls to safeguard assets; forecasting & budgeting; and, converting accounting systems.  Strong investment and analysis expertise.  U.S. branch Controller, international P&C organization, expertise.  Led staff in month-end close, reporting, budgeting, and management of accounting department.  Implemented billing system, cleaned up old receivables.  Developed link from general ledger and A/P database to Excel, to improve analysis.  Cut one to two weeks off annual independent audit.  CFO expertise.  Reported directly to President.  Oversaw all aspects of accounting department for 2 affiliate insurance companies.  Served on Board for 2 companies.  Assisted in development of strategic mission statement.  Wrote policies & SOX narratives for Financial and Entity Cycles, improving internal control and allowed for first-ever SOX testing and led to removal of material weakness.  Consolidated functions, reorganized department, revised all journal entries, instituted process upgrades thereby improved profitability.  Converted systems for: billing, policy issuance, ceded premiums & losses, abandoned property, 1099 reporting, and general ledger and accounts payable, which improved quality.  Reviewed prospective brokers’ financial statements to determine suitability.  P&C Controller expertise.  Oversaw month-end close, statutory & executive reporting, and account reconciles for 5, multi-billion-dollar companies.  Managed 20 staff including 7 assistant controllers and 3 accounting managers - 7 direct reports.  Experienced with: Jet Reports; F9; Essbase; Excel; Access; PAM.

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