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Chief Financial Officer
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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