Edward P




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QUALIFICATION SUMMARY: Highly accomplished, results driven accounting and finance management executive with twenty-six years of experience in higher education, government, small privately held and large publicly held entities. Demonstrated ability to streamline business operations that drives growth, enhances efficiencies and increases margins. Successful in developing, implementing and enforcing financial controls and processes, devising and implementing change management initiatives and rapidly analyzing issues and recognizing operational and financial opportunities that resulted in improved margins for organizations in mature and developing markets. Possess solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish a rapport with all levels of staff, management and external stakeholders. Assisted Received recognition for high student evaluation ratings for consecutive sessions. * Qualified to teach Intermediate I, II & III, Auditing, Managerial Accounting and Advanced Accounting classes. in the remediation of several Financial and OMB A-133 audit findings. * Formalized policies and procedures coupled with training to sustain the audit remediation over an extended period. * Standardized the cash and fixed asset reconciliation process and established communication protocols to increase the accuracy and expedite the process. * Identified and resolved operational issues that adversely impacted the University's financial position that included the timely recognition of capital asset additions and reconciliation of the financial aid accepted file submissions to recorded financial aid in the general ledger (G/L). * Met with the CFO and Executive Management to provide updates and expedite the project results related to the five-year process improvement initiative. Analyzed and updated finance and accounting documented processes for international division that included building narratives and process maps in conjunction with devising audit programs used to test the design and effectiveness of the key internal controls. Rebuilt Assisted CNN Group VP in resolving year-end open items. * Oversaw CNN International (CNNI) Division's transition from a manual to an automated payment authorization system. * Analyzed and recomputed the bad debt provision for CNNI that included their Asia, Latin America, Europe and U.S. markets. Previously understated by 33%. * Provided an analysis of the international assignees and Ex-Patriot employees for purposes of outsourcing the payroll management of certain markets. * Facilitated the resolution of international tax issues related to their India and South Africa Bureaus that included calculating the range of exposure. financial statements for the current and two prior fiscal years to comply with a SEC regulatory requirement. * Led a team that was responsible for building legal entity financial statements that were primarily used by the Tax Group for filing state and local tax returns. * Developed an informal and formal communication network with Tax Treasury Legal Division Operations and Corporate Accounting Groups to ensure the validity accuracy and propriety of Legal Entity G/L balances. plants and the Food & Beverage Division Head Office that resulted in no significant findings and two minor findings. Oversight consisted of formalizing and analyzing existing processes implementing control enhancements training management and interacting with the external and internal auditors. * Identified opportunities to improve controls and effectiveness of existing baling and credit memo database systems.