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SUSAN D. S.,
Tarrywile Lake Road H: ..
Danbury, CT C: ..
with Fortune and “Big Five” Public Accounting background.
Earned CPA and CMA, with diverse experience in Accounting and Planning.
Practical, precise, and efficient with proven ability to implement new
procedures to simplify processes. Financial, Managerial, and Operations
training with focus on meeting strict deadlines. A reputation
for working effectively across multiple organization levels and in small,
medium and large sized firms.
Purchase, NY –
Provides a critical
economic link among financial institutions, cardholders and merchants
Oversaw the financials for
MasterCard Advisors, the consulting/professional services division of
MasterCard Worldwide, ensuring timely and accurate reporting of monthly
financial results. Key results included reducing monthend close from
five to three days, without sacrificing accuracy or completeness.
Performed analyses to assist
senior management in planning, evaluating financial requirements, and
in meeting corporate financial objectives. One analysis led directly
to a significant cutback on rd party consulting expenditures.
Worked closely with account
teams to achieve financial targets and to minimize variances, both in
time and dollars spent.
Ensured internal controls
were in place for compliance with corporate policies and procedures
and that processes complied with mandates of the SOX Act. Updated
desktop procedures annually to ensure business continuity.
As a member of Oracle Projects
Implementation team working across multiple departments and levels worldwide,
helped develop an approach to effectively assign resources, proactively
streamline project delivery and view all projectrelated activities,
including forecast vs. actual, by engagement.
Carmel, NY –
Publisher of magazines,
books, and music.
Managed accounting staff of
eight with direct responsibility for General Ledger, Payroll, Accounts
and some Treasury functions.
Implemented quarterly closing
book and procedure/policy manual. Held “buyin” meetings for both,
simultaneously educating on the importance of internal controls, resulting
in streamlined close and review process.
Supported Chief Financial
Officer by delivering monthly presentation of actual to forecasted results.
Produced approximate annual
savings of $, due to enhanced systems, controls, and the elimination
of duplicate resources as a result of leading “simplification” effort
to eliminate unnecessary processes and improve efficiencies throughout
the finance organization.
Developed accounting procedures
for new business initiatives by quickly developing rapport with IT and
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Pleasantville, NY –
Markets books, magazines,
music, video and educational products.
Senior Financial Analyst
Prepared financial forecasts,
including strategic plan, for several product lines $MM.
Delivered monthly presentation
of actual to forecasted results, to senior management.
Analyzed direct mail campaigns
and promotional techniques.
Evaluated customer performance
resulting in establishing appropriate reserve rates and ensuring operational
soundness of business.
Accounting Specialist/Business Manager
Business Manager for the YK
initiative. Liaison between Operations and MIS/IT.
Performed closing responsibilities
for approximately $ million in spending annually.
Recovered approximately $,
from vendors and royalty recipients.
Elmsford, NY –
Manufactures and distributes party
Manager, Special Projects
Designed new accounting procedures
to address dramatic company growth.
Implemented Supply Chain &
Order Fulfillment Modules of Business Planning and Control System BPCS.
JOSEPH E. SEAGRAM & SONS INC.,
White Plains, NY –
Manufacturer and distributor of beverage
alcohol and juice products.
Supervised monthly and yearly
end closings; prepared and reviewed reconciliations, government, and
Developed procedure manuals
and performed internal control reviews.
COOPERS & LYBRAND,
Stamford, CT –
Public Accounting firm.
Audited Balance Sheet, Income
Statement, reviewed internal control systems, performed physical inventory
observations and other audit staff responsibilities.
Developed and analyzed reserves
for discontinued operations and restructuring costs.
EDUCATION, HONORS AND
BBA in Accounting,
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, May
summa cum laude; NYSSCPA Award
Gold Award for revamping processes at MasterCard
CPA and CMA
Proficient in Microsoft
Oracle, including Oracle
Projects a project management solution
Animal Shelter Volunteer