Top Finance Director Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Finance Director. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Finance Director resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.4% of Finance Director resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Finance Director actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Finance Director resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Directed financial and accounting functions; Accountability extended to financial statements, cash flow analysis, and management of computer network.
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements from three disparate general ledger systems and maintain all technical and functional aspects of reporting system.
  • Served as primary liaison to external auditors; directly responsible for ensuring financial statements complied with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Spearheaded financial support of business unit divestiture creating quarterly financial statements, addressing three external audits and supporting due-diligence inquiries.
  • Prepare accurate financial statements and write monthly operational review summaries detailing analysis on net revenue, volume and operating expenses.
  • Coordinate financial management functions including development of monthly/quarterly financial statements, budgets, AR/AP, and, account reconciliation.
  • Improved accounting in both Seattle and Portland markets while educating department heads to effectively understand and manage financial statements.
  • Managed and supervised monthly reporting, budgeting process, year-end statutory audit and financial statements for our International division.
  • Prepared internal financial statements for retirement plans, resulting in audit dollar savings and improvement of analysis of results.
  • Perform all monthly close activities required to produce complete financial statements and the comprehensive management reporting presentation.
  • Developed, wrote and implemented monthly financial statements including analysis of Balance Sheet accounts and financial activities.
  • Compiled and analyzed monthly financial statements for the Board of Directors utilizing a self-created variance reporting tool.
  • Prepared monthly financial statements, reviewed and published management reporting package, and reconciled monthly balance sheet.
  • Restated prior quarter financial statements, reconfigured the general ledger, implemented participation and royalty reconciliation procedures.
  • Planned, prepared, and reviewed statutory insurance reports ensuring compliance and accuracy of financial statements.
  • Produce and present financial statements to Executive Director, Director of Professional Advancement and Board of Directors
  • Contributed to development of annual financial statements and footnotes and worked as liaison with external auditors.
  • Prepared and analyzed monthly operational reports and financial statements for both consolidated and store level.
  • Prepared and presented financial statements and operating budgets to Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Bolstered reporting clarity by reformatting financial statements and accompanying notes in collaboration with external auditors.

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2. Ensure Compliance

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Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Designed and implemented a fully integrated accounting and reporting system to ensure compliance with donor/regulatory reporting requirements and improved financial analysis.
  • Maintained complex financial model used to ensure compliance with syndicated debt facility covenants and to calculate PIK/cash interest payments.
  • Prepared and reviewed all accounting transactions to ensure compliance with hospital policies, procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Structured procedures to ensure compliance with foreign government's proposals submissions, awarded contract requirement and government accounting requirements.
  • Establish and manage internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and support internal and external audits.
  • Managed preparation of tax returns and related reports to ensure compliance with governmental reporting requirements.
  • Designed and implemented automated process to ensure compliance with Federal regulations regarding Effort Certification.
  • Implemented self audit program across all departments to ensure compliance with internal/external audit requirements.
  • Monitored investment portfolio to ensure compliance with Board-approved investment policies and initiatives.
  • Developed and disseminated financial and accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Formalized and re-engineered procedures to ensure compliance with complex government reporting procedures.
  • Performed Hospice Regulation Studies to ensure compliance to Hospice Federal\State Regulations.
  • Recreated accounting system to ensure compliance with Government IT Contracting requirements.
  • Provided lender compliance reporting and ensure compliance with credit agreement covenants.
  • Conducted internal audits to ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Coordinated with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to prepare our library for inspection to ensure compliance with state regulations.
  • Motivate and direct activities of sales team to optimize productivity; monitor and approve deals to ensure compliance with profit margins.
  • Provided matrix leadership to all campuses to help ensure compliance with governing agencies and consistent processes that maximized the student experience.
  • Directed team of Finance Managers to ensure compliance with detailed company procedures to efficiently process 60-80 high-dollar purchase transactions per month.
  • Project Management - led project to develop proprietary software tool to ensure compliance with Title 31 of the Bank Secrecy Act.

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3. Annual Audit

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Here's how Annual Audit is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Prepared all financial reporting for U.S. operations, consolidated the international activity, and facilitated the annual audit.
  • Coordinated annual audits by independent accountants and served as fiscal resource during licensing reviews by monitoring agencies.
  • Coordinated annual audit and created improved controls for internal operations which substantially reduced audit adjustments.
  • Maintained District financial records, prepared financial policies and procedures, annual audit preparation.
  • Provided timely and accurate reporting of monthly operating results and coordination of annual audit.
  • Coordinate the annual audit, including preparation of external financial statements and footnote disclosures.
  • Review proposals for collaborations with strategic partners and coordinating annual audit with external auditors.
  • Coordinate engagement of independent accountants for annual audit or financial review and tax returns.
  • Partnered with external auditors in scheduling financial assessment and arranging paperwork for annual audit.
  • Participated in successful installation of PeopleSoft General Ledger system and annual audits.
  • Directed financial operations ensuring timely monthly accounting close and compliant annual audits.
  • Prepare financial data and footnotes for independent CPA annual audited financial statements.
  • Led and coordinated annual audit activities to completion of financial statements.
  • Lead participant in annual audit reviews conducted by external auditors.
  • Coordinated and prepared financial information required for annual audits.
  • Prepare and facilitate annual audit and individual program audits.
  • Coordinated quarterly reviews and annual audits by external auditors.
  • Prepared documentation and assisted external auditors during annual audit.
  • Managed annual audits and compliance revenues with state/federal agencies.
  • Managed annual audit; received unqualified audit opinion.

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4. General Ledger Accounts

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Here's how General Ledger Accounts is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Implemented a general ledger system with 400,000 general ledger accounts with interfaces to related subsystems to ensure accurate financial reporting.
  • Analyzed general ledger accounts, departmental expenses and labor costs and provided recommendations to improve operations.
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts and federal grant expenditures and filed grant reports.
  • General Ledger Reconciliation - balance general ledger accounts for financial statements.
  • Maintained general ledger accounts with proper documentation of transactions.
  • Reconciled detailed general ledger accounts.
  • Created monthly processes, reconciling all General Ledger accounts, improving accuracy of financial reports and reducing time in audit preparation.
  • Manage monthly close process, reconcile general ledger accounts, and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Prepared Monthly cash request to IDOA, reconciled general ledger accounts, yearly audit preparation, prepared 990 for agency.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts including benefits such as annual/vacation leave, health, retirement, workers compensation and UCI.
  • Reviewed all general ledger accounts to make sure all transactions had been properly recorded in accordance with G.A.A.
  • Establish time saving productivity through redesigning chart of accounts slashing 4,000+ general ledger accounts to under 800 accounts.
  • Manage budget with $100M monthly revenue and $5.2M monthly operating budget and 500+ General Ledger accounts.
  • Instituted procedures to reconcile general ledger accounts on a monthly basis which were not being done timely.
  • Maintain all aspects of general ledger including month-end closings, accruals and analysis of general ledger accounts.
  • Ensured the accuracy and integrity of the General Ledger Accounts to the budgetary guidelines and grant specifications.
  • Close out general ledger accounts monthly and at fiscal year-end to prepare for year end audit.
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts, bank accounts, payroll and prepared both quarterly and annual reports.
  • Directed various reserve changes and the reconciliation of general ledger accounts related to this business segment.
  • Maintained and reconciled all general ledger accounts for the tribal government and tribal health clinic.

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5. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with senior management and six regional operating units on video strategic plan and development of annual budgets.
  • Lead the annual budget consolidation process, including aggregating all global business units and ensure accurately loaded into Hyperion.
  • Prepared annual budgets, coordinated internal audits and prepared cost and contribution analysis for significant business opportunities.
  • Re-engineered and managed annual budget and monthly forecasting process and created strategic financial models for Executive evaluation.
  • Prepared and presented annual budget, condominium association budget and financial statements to management and owners.
  • Lead regional coordination of annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes with Asset Management and Corporate Office.
  • Managed financial statement presentation, annual budget process, and financial portion of board presentation/books.
  • Coordinated monthly global forecast and annual budget; analyzed and consolidated results for executive management.
  • Directed preparation/consolidation for 5 year and annual plan, annual budget, monthly/quarterly forecasts.
  • Develop in collaboration with Regional Management Team the annual budget and monthly forecast projections.
  • Involved with annual budget preparation and monthly variance analysis including a separate salary budget.
  • Coordinated annual budget and quarterly forecast process for sales, production and administrative departments.
  • Work collaboratively with eight department directors in coordinating annual budgets and monthly forecasts.
  • Prepared monthly financial reporting, statistical analysis, quarterly outlooks and annual budgets.
  • Direct the annual budgeting process working with department heads to maximize profitability.
  • Transformed strategic plan into comprehensive annual budget and a 3-year Financial Projection.
  • Developed annual budgets in collaboration with department managers and leadership team.
  • Spearhead annual budget process with company leaders and project management executives.
  • Prepared monthly and year-end financial statements and operational annual budget.
  • Maintained annual budget chapter information files and approved daily payable transactions

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6. Revenue Growth

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Here's how Revenue Growth is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Developed financial and accounting infrastructure to support a privately held subsidiary experiencing over 50% revenue growth.
  • Identified and capitalized opportunities for revenue growth and cost containment through analysis of financial and performance data.
  • Leveraged subject matter expertise to guide business partners to meet profitability and double-digit revenue growth targets.
  • Delivered double digit revenue growth during economic recession.
  • Established the financial and reimbursement infrastructure to support monthly revenue growth of 30% at this mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry start-up.
  • Managed finance and operations teams during period of revenue growth from $6M in 2004 toward $250M plan in 2006.
  • Designed and implemented business tools and metrics to drive sales organization, increasing sales productivity, and promoting revenue growth.
  • Created business scenarios for division president to alter strategy, resulting in positive revenue growth after multiple years of decline.
  • Collaborated with business unit leaders to complete annual budgets, review monthly expenses, and identify revenue growth opportunities.
  • Developed and finalized profit sharing models and awards for large portfolio of Treaty clients driving revenue growth and profitability.
  • Developed long-range plans for MATA's financial operations, including revenue growth, budget projections, and organizational improvements.
  • Program utilized to effectively manage and grow business by average revenue growth of 15% over 10 years.
  • Resulted in new cost structure and focus on revenue growth returned entities to an acceptable level of profitability.
  • Optimized rate architecture to mitigate commodity inflation; achieved 4% revenue growth and 1% margin growth.
  • Negotiated a $2 million increase in line of credit to finance revenue growth of $8 million.
  • Provided leadership to team, which managed segment support, revenue growth and inbound sales and support.
  • Designed and executed projections and performance metrics, and partnered with leadership to drive revenue growth.
  • Managed overhead expense growth to immaterial levels during company projects and revenue growth of 200%.
  • Resulted in revenue growth of $180 million and increased profitable which led to the IPO.
  • Created financial tools to enable business in risky markets and allow a 9.4% Revenue Growth.

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7. Finance Department

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Here's how Finance Department is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Developed the discounted cash flow models utilized throughout the Finance Department to evaluate the financial consequences of various investment opportunities.
  • Directed finance department of 10 responsible for preparation of monthly financial statements/reporting packages and the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Reduced size of finance department during consolidation of department-savings were reinvested in salary increases for non elected judicial officers.
  • Perform and oversee all aspects of the Finance Department including preparation of financial statements with analysis and monthly reconciliations.
  • Developed a comprehensive menu selling process to help maximize the finance department's overall profitability and product penetration.
  • Work with finance product providers to improve the finance departments penetration and overall profitability per contract.
  • Developed standard operating guidelines for department and sales desk in relationship to finance department.
  • Implemented policies and procedures for not-for-profit housing development company while supervising finance department staff.
  • Established and implemented short- and long-range departmental goals Supervised Finance Department staff.
  • Reviewed and restructured our policy and procedures manual for the accounting/finance department.
  • Reorganized the Finance Department to provide accurate and timely information to Management.
  • Finance Director Established finance department, authoring accounting and operations policies.
  • Increased Finance department efficiency to enhance cash flow and operational reporting.
  • Reported to management on weekly and monthly finance department performance.
  • Planned and implemented policies and procedures for the business-finance department.
  • Streamlined the Finance department reducing unnecessary cost and consolidating positions.
  • Finance Director-supervised and trained 4 finance mangers and finance department
  • Hired specifically to establish a sub-prime finance department.
  • Initiated, developed and implemented new micro-finance department.
  • Finance Director-supervised 4 finance managers and the finance department

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8. A/P

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Here's how A/P is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Introduced business process improvements that enhanced A/P functions, established common vendor files, eliminated duplication and reduced monthly.
  • Created Automated Borrowing Base for Lender - tracking New, Used, Lease, Rental Inventory, A/R, & A/P.
  • Led business process outsourcing of A/P, A/R, Bank Reconciliation and Revenue Recognition (15 FTE / $1.5m).
  • Managed payroll function, A/P, A/R and corporate travel departments along with a team of six analysts and support personnel.
  • Improved base working capital by over 25 days-of-sale by developing effective strategies to optimize A/R, Inventories and A/P levels.
  • Directed all accounting, billing, A/P and A/R, collection, reporting, budgets, expense controls and procedures.
  • Monitor past due funds, revenue, billing, month end, A/R while enforcing SOX compliance and A/P processing.
  • Managed a team of sales persons, business managers, sales manager, A/R, A/P, and general managers.
  • Supervised all areas of the finance department including, A/P, A/R, P/R, G/L, and banking relationship.
  • Trained and developed a high-performing team of staff including, A/R Clerk, A/P Clerk, GeneralCashier, and Paymaster.
  • Perform matrix integration with Sales, Brand, A/R, A/P, and Supply Chain, and investigate manufacturing variances.
  • Direct the day-to-day operations of general ledger, A/P, A/R, bank statement reconciliation, asset usage and payroll.
  • Monitor and control accounting systems: A/R, A/P, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Sales, Job Costing.
  • Managed and supervised all Finance Staff including Finance Coordinator, A/P Clerk, Quality Assurance Specialist and Payroll Clerks.
  • Monitored financial activities including general ledger, payroll, A/P, budget administration, purchasing and inventory controls system.
  • Managed Accounting & Finance, including A/R, collections, A/P, vendor negotiations, Payroll, benefit payments.
  • Led financial operations such as A/R, A/P, budgeting, and government cost reporting with four direct reports.
  • General Accounting functions as A/P (review and determine the right charges) and, A/R, G/L activities.
  • Directed A/P, A/R, Payroll, Distribution of Casino profits, worked with outside auditors to complete audits.
  • Developed key strategies for A/R, A/P, and G/L to maximize profits and minimize potential financial impacts.

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9. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of financial and operating results with management to ensure the company and business units meet/exceed financial targets.
  • Directed annual plan review process and strengthened accountability by partnering with senior-level department heads and directors in all business units.
  • Directed planning, operating performance and leadership of finance and accounting functions for individual business units within international hospitality company.
  • Developed and implemented creative compensation plans that helped attract and retain key executives within start-ups and recently acquired business units.
  • Review of all service area recovery allocation methodologies ensuring business units are being charged appropriate amounts for services rendered.
  • Overhauled financial reporting of five business units resulting in improved data integrity, forecast accuracy, and reporting frequency.
  • Led the development of the 5-year operating/strategic plan and monitored its performance for multiple commercial insurance business units.
  • Produced budgets, reports and forecasting systems adapting to rapidly changing requirements across four domestic business units.
  • Manage program/s financial performance while tracking the overall portfolio performance against the Business Units quarterly and annual budgets
  • Partnered with and supported all business units to ensure accuracy, reliability and effective cost management.
  • Consolidated and reported on the financial results of all three business units including international currency translations.
  • Prepared analysis and made recommendations for optimizing investments within and across Corporate and its Business Units.
  • Automated the allocation of several departmental expenses across three business units with improved accuracy and speed.
  • Analyzed operations of various business units to create standardized templates for reporting and monitoring financial results.
  • Designed Enterprise Digital Dashboard application to provide mission critical KPI reporting capabilities to key business units.
  • Supported financial data and compensation management for business units: wholesale, retail and correspondent lending.
  • Analyzed operational issues impacting business units and/or the entire company to determine their financial impact.
  • Created department processes and standardized templates to facilitate performance comparison among Hill Phoenix business units.
  • Delivered timely and accurate financial analyses, statements and audit reports for multiple business units.
  • Conduct monthly business and financial analysis reviews with senior management for all business units.

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10. Internal Controls

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Here's how Internal Controls is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Improved office efficiency and reduced expenses by developing and implementing standard operating procedures, internal controls and negotiating with outside vendors.
  • Strengthened fiscal capacity including enhanced cash flow and staff, eliminated deficit spending and improved internal controls and systems.
  • Strengthened internal controls and established consistency in global financial operations which promoted the integrity of the consolidated financial statements.
  • Researched accounting standards to manage complex transactions, created financial controls, implemented business policies and developed internal controls.
  • Managed and developed operational policies and procedures for all finance functions which assured compliance with corporate internal controls.
  • Positioned City to recover from a fraudulent event by designing and implementing city-wide internal controls policies & procedures.
  • Established policies/procedures/internal controls in an automated systems environment, eliminate off-line reporting, and compliance to SOX 404.
  • Administered the financial modeling for key supplier negotiations and developed internal controls over the global purchasing processes.
  • Directed the implementation of essential improvement to internal controls, financial processes, and budget development processes.
  • Enhanced the financial infrastructure, reporting and internal controls as well as developed and implemented strategic objectives.
  • Developed internal controls and reconciliations to maintain the accuracy, integrity and consistency of the accounting data.
  • Identified and implemented process improvements, updated policies and procedures and ensured adherence to internal controls.
  • Key Achievements: Developed and implemented policies and procedures for improved internal controls and overall effectiveness.
  • Developed, documented, and maintained accounting procedures and ensured internal controls are properly enforced.
  • Led all aspects of post acquisition integration including purchase accounting, consolidation and internal controls.
  • Improved internal controls by implementing standard procedures and best practices that optimized efficiency and accuracy.
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures to assure internal controls and safety stewardship of assets.
  • Focused on cross-training accountants to increase their understanding of hotel operations and strengthen internal controls.
  • Develop and monitor procedures and internal controls to safeguard Geneva s financial assets and position.
  • Recommended, established and implemented financial policy and internal controls across all city departments.

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11. Oversight

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Here's how Oversight is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Developed, enhanced, and implemented financial policies that realigned resource management, improved contract accounting, and strengthened compliance oversight.
  • Ensured customers had sound understanding of available options by providing managerial oversight to sales processes and reaffirmation of purchased products.
  • Prepared financial statements and provided fiscal oversight to division directors to enhance communication between finance and their respective divisions.
  • Defined project requirements, provided financial oversight/analysis, and managed teams through all phases of the Continuous Improvement framework.
  • Direct oversight and development of overall health center operations and systems including oversight and mentoring of Management Staff.
  • Achieved operational objectives by collaborating in the development, implementation and oversight of strong practices in risk management.
  • Coordinated and enhanced financial analysis and reporting of revenues and benefit expenses, resulting in greater management oversight.
  • Provided due diligence oversight and financial modeling for venture capital projects, including wholly-owned and minority equity investments.
  • Monitor key operational and finance controls to ensure regulatory and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reliable reporting and oversight processes.
  • Provided keen oversight to monthly analysis and reporting of financial performance against prior periods and forecast targets.
  • Finance representative to the franchise Project Management Team responsible for project oversight and resource management and allocation.
  • Direct and indirect oversight responsibility of approximately 25 finance and administrative staff in multiple divisions and countries.
  • Oversee financial operations of all manufacturing and distribution facilities through direct oversight of 4 plant controllers.
  • Risk management and oversight of expenditures and contracts supporting 7,600 personnel in 18 geographically dispersed facilities.
  • Developed integrated Finance and Accounting structure that improved oversight and controls of rapidly expanding US entity.
  • Direct MIS implementation and oversight to include hardware/software purchases and negotiation of contracts for support services.
  • Acted as financial and business analysis partner to divisional presidents, providing financial oversight and support.
  • Performed general oversight of data processing function related to evaluation of programming and equipment needs.
  • Conduct internal preparation for and manage annual financial audit and tax-filings, including auditor oversight.
  • Provided expert oversight of the human resource operations concerning policies, compensation structure and benefits.

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12. Financial Performance

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Here's how Financial Performance is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Analyzed financial performance relative to company, regional, and functional objectives, and identified areas for improvement to Executive Officers.
  • Monitor financial performance by developing forecasts, measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Finance leader supporting executive team in improving the financial performance of a low profitability, non-core contact manufacturing division of DSM.
  • Created a monthly business and financial performance presentation to better demonstrate business performance for Management Committee and Board of Directors understanding.
  • Prepared analysis and interpret business segment financial performance to support business segment management planning, cost controls and business segment performance.
  • Recruited finance staff to increase financial acumen of Finance team and dramatically increased engagement of operational leaders in driving financial performance.
  • Developed and prepared monthly management reports emphasizing operational/financial performance metrics, historical results, budgets, forecasts, and trends.
  • Improved the accuracy of measuring the financial performance of the business segments by implementing a new costing system increasing profitability.
  • Provided in-depth analysis for guidance to Wall Street investment analysts regarding recent financial performance and future potential of the corporation.
  • Coordinated monthly analysis of results across divisions and developed monthly communications to Board of Directors outlining company's financial performance.
  • Recommended store lease renewals or terminations to Real Estate based on financial performance and assessment of potential to improve profitability.
  • Developed and implemented a monthly financial performance analysis system, substantially streamlining procedures on behalf of interdepartmental business unit managers.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly reporting packages to summarize financial performance versus forecast and budget including updated monthly outlooks.
  • Perform financial and operational analysis of service productivity and financial performance metrics determining trends, forecasts and profitable outcomes.
  • Monitor and drive global financial performance, including understanding & explaining all variances versus expectation for all operating entities.
  • Established departmental financial reports and purchasing card evaluation process giving visibility into departmental financial performance at an executive level.
  • Directed revenue forecast, costs tracking, and profitability analysis by products to maintain and improve overall financial performance.
  • Conferred with senior management in completing and presenting monthly budget-to-actual variance analyses, financial performance reviews and trend assessments.
  • Advise department leaders regarding forecast alignment with strategic goals; create automated monthly financial performance reporting packages by department.
  • Created annual operating budgets, key performance measurements and various financial performance models and presented to management and franchisees.

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13. Balance Sheet

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Here's how Balance Sheet is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Led successful efforts to significantly change company's by-laws and organization certificate, ensuring long-term ability to strengthen balance sheet.
  • Performed financial analysis/modeling, merger/acquisition due diligence, cash flow, balance sheet forecasting, and capital expenditure monitoring/control.
  • Generated all financial statements related to both properties and reconciled all balance sheet balances to general ledger activity.
  • Review all month end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliation and corporate cost allocation.
  • Participated in metric-based budgeting and variance analysis methodology for variable expenses and balance sheet line items improving control.
  • Work with Controller to assess balance sheet risks/opportunities to insure accurate and timely reporting of financial statements.
  • Provided a balance sheet analysis that identified monthly trends and detail of significant accruals or management assumptions.
  • Established standardized balance sheet management system to identify/mitigate risk and ensure compliance with company accounting policies.
  • Supplied Balance Sheet disclosures to External Reporting, and coordinated with Corporate-wide estimate process.
  • Performed review and evaluation of corporate balance sheet resulting in material favorable adjustments.
  • Manage balance sheet integrity through proper asset and liability valuations, and classifications.
  • Prepared account reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts and relevant income statement accounts.
  • Developed procedures/controls to monitor Cash, Balance Sheet activity and Working Capital improvements.
  • Managed balance sheet/income statement review to process journal entry adjustments before closing.
  • Provided auditors with year-end requests: balance sheet reconciliation, supporting documentation.
  • Maintained and reconciled subsidiary ledger for balance sheet with appropriate documentation.
  • Facilitated the consolidation and management of locations' quarterly balance sheet.
  • Developed and implemented monthly reconciliations for all Balance Sheet accounts.
  • Complete balance sheet analysis and reconciliations timely and accurately.
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts and assessed reserve positions.

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14. Gaap

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Here's how Gaap is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Coordinated implementation of global financial reporting initiatives in accordance with US GAAP and international statutory reporting requirements throughout Europe and Asia.
  • Researched technical accounting issues and implemented new accounting pronouncements to ensure compliance with GAAP and other applicable regulatory agencies i.e.
  • Improved internal controls and operating efficiency by training accountants and converting general ledger reconciliations to GAAP formats.
  • Managed annual Audit process, including preparation of financial statements in accordance with accounting codification/GAAP.
  • Prepared timely accurate financial statements according to GAAP, budgets and capital expenditures.
  • Full responsibility for GAAP standard Financial and Revenue Accounting for Electronics Manufacturing operation.
  • Monitor operating performance of technical studios and administrative departments in accordance with GAAP.
  • Prepared GAAP financial statements for subsidiary and coordinated subsidiary reporting to Parent Company.
  • Coordinated successful annual financial statement audits and ensured overall compliance with GAAP.
  • Influenced the Finance/Executive committee to eliminate fund accounting and implemented GAAP reporting.
  • Monitored and reviewed financial statements for accuracy under Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP compliance.
  • Prepared and analyzed subsidiary financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Produce GAAP compliant monthly-consolidated financial statements for our four entities.
  • Monitored alignment with GAAP accounting standards and SOX regulatory requirements.
  • Reconciled US GAAP to meet European statutory reporting requirements.
  • Implemented GAAP technical accounting policy for all significant transactions.
  • Coordinated the year-end audit including preparing GAAP financial statements.
  • Reviewed technical GAAP accounting policy memorandums for subsidiaries.
  • Maintained strong financial presence in US providing confidence to new ownership that US subsidiary was properly in accordance with GAAP principles.
  • Converted $7 billion fund from business GAAP to Federal GAAP including a 2-month intensive training program on federal accounting procedures.

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15. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Provided timely due diligence data and relevant analysis for several potential buyers which facilitated the favorable acquisition of Agile by Oracle.
  • Finance and administrative lead for three acquisitions including due diligence, financial modeling and justification as well as integration of operations.
  • Recruited by previous executive officer of Esquire Depositions to facilitate merger by performing deal due diligence and leading merger integration initiatives.
  • Evaluated potential acquisitions and joint ventures through financial and operational due diligence and in crafting shareholders' agreements.
  • Lead the financial due diligence, integration planning and finance capability development for consumer and professional products.
  • Prepared due diligence documentation for review and auditing by Financial Institutions during contract structuring and negotiations.
  • Negotiated licensing terms, managed acquisitions and due diligence, ensured compliance with intellectual property commitments.
  • Provide acquisition target valuations, while coordinating due diligence between independent firms and acquisition target management.
  • Performed due diligence procedures on potential strategic business targets and/or product lines of interest to organization.
  • Performed due diligence, acquired and integrated a company that served the electricity distribution automation market.
  • Performed due diligence on company acquisitions, verify purchased assets and determined proper accounting treatment.
  • Performed due diligence, including coordinating with legal counsel and negotiating favorable investment terms.
  • Key participant merger initiatives, due diligence and implementation for global and domestic initiatives.
  • Performed due diligence on project acquisitions and/or new project candidates to determine project feasibility.
  • Provided due diligence and acquisition financing options in support of control and minority acquisitions.
  • Provide analytic, due diligence and strategic support for physician practice acquisitions and integration.
  • Participated in corporate strategic planning, long-term capital budgeting and acquisition due diligence.
  • Participated in business acquisition analyses and due diligence team resulting in successful acquisition.
  • Performed financial due diligence and prepared proforma analysis to evaluate potential development/acquisition opportunities.
  • Compiled/calculated data for Investment Bankers for due diligence process during company sale process.

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16. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Managed application developers, systems and business analyst who supported various IT solutions for Enterprise financial and human resources applications.
  • Directed and developed financial management development program, establishing partnership with human resources to advance program.
  • Ensured successful conversion from the Professional Employment Organization which managed human resources and payroll/benefit activities.
  • Supervised accounting, administrative support, information technology, human resources, and facility staff.
  • Developed and implemented standardized policies and procedures for accounting, human resources, and administration.
  • Supported Human Resources on company-wide monitoring of all functional goals/objectives and incentive pay plans.
  • Guided the development and implementation of Human Resources policies and procedures across the organization.
  • Support President/CEO with all aspects of administration including Human Resources and Office Management.
  • Assumed responsibility for managing the Human Resources, Purchasing and Material Control departments.
  • Identified and implemented operating procedures to ensure compliance with organizational Human Resources directives.
  • Partnered with Human Resources management to design and document executive compensation plans.
  • Supported human resources with headcount reporting, analysis and personnel staffing decisions.
  • Provided support in areas of operations, human resources and benefits administration.
  • Automated existing sales and operations bonus/commission payment system for Human Resources Dept.
  • Assure all Human Resources policies are implemented properly and followed consistently.
  • Worked extensively with Human Resources related to processes and benefits.
  • Provide executive report analysis and human resources benefits administration.
  • Position management and budget working closely with Human Resources.
  • Job Description Summary: Executive Director/Finance Director/Human Resources Manager.
  • Acted as Human Resources representative during significant staffing build-up.

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17. Financial Management

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Here's how Financial Management is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Implemented Financial Management Methodology, including regular BU meetings, timely closings, financial reporting reviews, budget execution and productivity.
  • Converted the planning process from Excel to Hyperion Financial Management consolidation solution which eliminated redundant activities and optimized the consolidation process.
  • Performed administrative and financial management duties for an Ohio Department of Development grant for the Community Housing Impact and Preservation program.
  • Developed first accounting and finance policy manual to standardize procedures and improve financial management capacity in all 9 global offices.
  • Corresponded with community groups, legislative members, and task forces regarding the implementation of financial management and operations recommendations.
  • Collected and developed metrics, analyzed data, and developed business cases in support of enhanced financial management and governance.
  • Set up financial management application tools necessary for cost proposal development with competitive forward pricing schedules with labor metrics.
  • Provided financial management support and expertise to national sales and marketing organization for a $200 Million beverage business.
  • Own monthly, quarterly & annual financial management reporting for Business Partners; includes asset capitalization and amortization reporting.
  • Directed financial management responsibilities for the organization including financial reporting, budget management, and cash flow management.
  • Managed and coordinated international financial management activities for Ritz-Carlton's global entities, operating in 16 different countries.
  • Accepted a Finance Director promotion and assumed all financial management responsibilities for a newly created satellite dealership.
  • Complete responsibility for the overall accounting, financial management and contract administration of this government contracting firm.
  • Develop budget process consistent with regulations on Budget and Financial Management; Implement enhanced budget process rules.
  • Directed financial management functions of four corporations and approximately thirty real estate and investment related companies.
  • Reviewed financial management of funds and completed highly-sensitive internal audits for County District Attorney's Office.
  • Improved financial management in all departments by building and maintaining productive working relationships with department directors.
  • Direct financial management and fiscal control activities of the Authority, subsidiaries and affiliated non-profits.
  • Performed overall financial management and reporting for spine treatment medical clinic and ambulatory surgery center.
  • Developed a financial management system to link the international facilities to the United States facility.

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18. Variance Analysis

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Here's how Variance Analysis is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Directed expense accrual calculations, related variance analysis and activities related to budgeting, forecasting / expense account financial analysis.
  • Created and integrated the divisional finance infrastructure, with responsibility for performing project profitability estimates and project budget variance analysis.
  • Provide value-added monthly variance analysis for revenue and expenses with emphasis on driving revenue and constant evaluation of business models.
  • Complete monthly financial variance analysis versus plan and versus prior month with interpretive comments and recommendations for Senior Management.
  • Planned and prepared various types of budgets to allocate grant resources and evaluate operational performance based on variance analysis.
  • Prepare business performance analysis as well as develop variance analysis of performance against budget and year over year comparisons.
  • Performed variance analysis of actual business results vs acquisition business case, and identified key areas of improvement.
  • Cut operational and administrative costs by developing variance analysis budgets and billable inventory tracking and reconciliation tools.
  • Prepare annual program budgets working with program directors and review monthly operating statements and variance analysis reports.
  • Executed monthly close and provided senior management with comprehensive variance analysis of both direct and indirect expenses.
  • Created annual budget and monthly financial forecast while monitoring variance analysis and providing executive summary of results.
  • Performed variance analysis of actual results versus projections on a monthly basis and communicated findings to management.
  • Instituted monthly reports for Senior Management, including financial information, key metrics and variance analysis.
  • Prepared accurate and timely monthly/quarterly financial results and reported performance against budget with relevant variance analysis.
  • Performed fluctuation and variance analysis to confirm completeness, accuracy and consistency of monthly close process.
  • Improved internal process for month end reporting and variance analysis and oversaw divisional and corporate audits.
  • Report operating results and variance analysis to ownership and senior management and provide monthly results commentary.
  • Prepared and presented monthly management reporting package, including actual vs. budget vs. forecast variance analysis.
  • Performed financial modeling and analysis for acquisitions and monthly variance analysis of plan to actual results.
  • Improved timeliness and accuracy of cash flow forecast, developed variance analysis and concise management reporting.

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19. Strategic Plan

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Here's how Strategic Plan is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Developed and implemented a comprehensive strategic plan for the business providing greater definition of sales performance goals and operational targets.
  • Consolidate annual organizational budgets, prepare financial forecast, participate in long-range strategic planning campaigns and solicitation for available grants.
  • Demonstrated leadership in organizational restructuring- including strategic planning and development, and implementation of new operational policies and procedures.
  • Worked with management team to develop a long-term strategic plan for the organization to address ongoing erosion of profitability.
  • Key senior management involvement with strategic planning, including forecasting, annual operating planning, and cash management/investment strategies.
  • Developed and implemented three-year strategic plans and forecasting, ensuring alignment with UniCredit/internal requirements and overall corporate initiatives.
  • Directed annual and strategic plan development, forecasting, financial performance reporting and analysis, and capital budgeting.
  • Assumed responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, long-range financial planning, reporting, analysis and strategic planning.
  • Participated in yearly strategic planning session including budget, tactical and operational goals for hospital and foundation.
  • Authored key business communications including strategic plan, budget presentations, quarterly reviews and division CEO presentations.
  • Reviewed company operations and designed strategic plan to return various divisions to profitability with successful results.
  • Created strategic plans and delivered results to corporation and stockholders regarding expectations of the business unit.
  • Play significant role in strategic planning by ensuring congruence between organization mission and current resources/organizational structure.
  • Established annual budgets and strategic plans, including profitability projections for major aircraft and capital investments.
  • Developed strategic plan, cascaded into operational targets, ensuring division linkage to Grocery Leadership objectives.
  • Developed a financial model to deploy strategic plan and annual budgets by international residential center.
  • Developed and executed all finance functions, including budgeting, strategic planning and business forecasting.
  • Developed and implemented PacifiCare Dental and Vision's three-year Strategic Plan of approximately $116
  • Developed and translated three-year strategic plan model into annual operating and capital spending plans.
  • Analyzed critical financial business drivers and anticipated future trends to develop the strategic plan.

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20. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Developed the United Way Shared Services Information Technology strategic direction, resulting in streamlined operations and cost savings to the organization.
  • Led Operational Excellence team for division reporting and management of cost savings initiatives from procurement, manufacturing and organizational support cost.
  • Transitioned internal processing of payroll to external vendor providing for more timely tax reporting, accuracy and substantial cost savings.
  • Developed and presented weekly KPI analysis reports, identified cost savings opportunities and implemented controls for Capital Expenditure outlays.
  • Evaluate & approve capital expenditure projects to ensure that investment projects outline an economical benefit with supported cost savings.
  • Involved in budget realignment activities including revenue enhancement opportunities and cost savings initiatives that exceeded $3M annually.
  • Streamlined operations and established cost savings by combining accounting functions and amending risk management and employee benefits policies.
  • Identify and recommend cost savings opportunities through detailed data analysis, process review and idea generating teamwork.
  • Worked closely with operational team to identify areas for cost savings and revenue generation.
  • Negotiated with brokers for liability insurance and employee benefits leading to significant cost savings.
  • Recommended and implemented cafeteria plan for expanded employee benefit options and cost savings.
  • Organized and implemented an efficient work-flow system that resulted in significant cost savings.
  • Involved with recommendations to senior management on cost savings and profitability improvement strategies.
  • Performed comparative cost analysis highlighting the margin improvement of off-shoring cost savings.
  • Implemented cost savings by improved purchasing procedures and eliminating costly outside contracting.
  • Prepared analysis of multiple business lines for increased efficiency and cost savings.
  • Participate in financial process improvements and cost savings projects as necessary.
  • Assisted Northern corporate officers with identifying revenue-generating and cost savings initiatives.
  • Negotiated several major vendor contracts; achieved significant cost savings.
  • Prepare annual departmental expense budgets and identify potential cost savings.

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21. Journal Entries

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Here's how Journal Entries is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Supervised month-end and year-end closing procedures and activities, including required journal entries and account analysis of financial statements.
  • Implemented formal consolidated financial statements for four separate entities including eliminating journal entries for related balances.
  • Prepared general ledger journal entries, reconcile all general ledger accounts and prepare account analysis schedules
  • Developed and oversaw process for identifying, categorizing and tracking restatement journal entries.
  • Developed enhanced sub-ledger reporting, leading to better account reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Review and reconciliation of all related accounts and perform necessary general journal entries.
  • Reviewed and posted monthly journal entries, provided analysis and account reconciliations.
  • Prepared necessary General Journal entries as needed in order to clarify discrepancies.
  • Prepared month end journal entries and account reconciliations resolving any discrepancies.
  • Prepare journal entries with supporting documentation for upper management approval.
  • Oversee preparation of bi-monthly payroll activities and associated journal entries.
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts and prepared appropriate journal entries.
  • Prepared Financial Statement and entered journal entries.
  • Prepared/reviewed journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Developed procedures for uploading journal entries.
  • Completed initiative reducing manual journal entries.
  • Prepare all month end adjusting journal entries and accompanying Financial Statements; Monthly presentation of Financial Statements to Board of Directors.
  • Oversee the accounting staff whose functions include Accounts Payable; Accounts Receivable; Cash Management; Payroll; and Journal Entries.
  • Maintain integrity of the financial system; publish monthly and annual statements along with processing journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Managed month end process for multiple ledgers, including journal entries, account reconciliations, billing, and accounting receivable.

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22. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Directed activities and supervised all personnel in providing long-range capital and financial planning, asset management, risk management and insurance.
  • Developed mortgage origination pipeline and warehouse liquidity risk management strategy for Option One Mortgage Corporation, the wholesale mortgage loan subsidiary.
  • Risk Management: business interruption insurance, international accounts receivable insurance, worker's compensation, business lawsuits.
  • Led initiatives to consistently improve the regulatory ratings in the liquidity management and interest rate risk management areas.
  • Recommended strategies to ensure economic competitiveness of business, efficient management of taxes, risk management and investment.
  • Promoted through the ranks from staff accountant to divisional finance director during four-year tenure at IntelliRisk Management Corporation.
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and risk management analysis to evaluate investment opportunities including bolt on acquisition in 2008.
  • Mitigated risks pertaining to general business insurance contracts through administration and strict adherence to risk management objectives.
  • Monitored and selected risk management policies to minimize exposure while maintaining maximum organizational protection and stability.
  • Supported court and government agencies strategic planning efforts through forecasting, risk management and operational activities.
  • Administered financial forecasting, accounting, budgeting, risk management, and implemented strategic financial objectives.
  • Developed a process to monitor Financially Distressed Suppliers to ensure Supply Continuity and Risk Management.
  • Monitored risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized.
  • Managed the Company's Property and General Liability policies and overall risk management portfolio.
  • Defined and implemented the corporate Sarbanes-Oxley, business transformation and enterprise risk management strategies.
  • Risk management improved by eliminating overlapping policies and adding additional coverage at lower expense.
  • Conducted organization s first company-wide internal audits to address compliance and risk management.
  • Implemented internal audit controls, risk management assessment tool and finance policy/procedures.
  • Defined risk management activities, including global insurance coverage and brokerage relationships.
  • Developed client intake program to meet carrier specifications and improve risk management.

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23. Key Performance Indicators

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Here's how Key Performance Indicators is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Redesigned a set of financial and non-financial key performance indicators for senior leadership team to understand business performance and drive actions.
  • Identified and analyzed Key Performance Indicators to provide solutions to improve revenues redirect variances and enhance performance across the organization.
  • Developed engineering project key performance indicators, giving project managers visibility to percentage completed, billed, and collected.
  • Provide clear visibility into year-to-go analysis to assess risk and opportunities using financial dashboards and key performance indicators.
  • Developed and instituted daily management report that included key performance indicators, revenue and labor for each division.
  • Implemented various financial & investment models, monitored key performance indicators, recommended and implemented action plans.
  • Prepared monthly financial reporting of results, profitability and cost analysis, and key performance indicators.
  • Increased timeliness and integrity of financial reporting by adopting new financial dashboard for key performance indicators.
  • Developed financial forecasts and analyses, generated internal management reports and monitored key performance indicators.
  • Monitored key performance indicators, prepared annual budgets and implemented business processes for increased productivity.
  • Developed and prepared the Quarterly Business Review Presentation on all Brand Related Key Performance Indicators.
  • Facilitated development of key performance indicators in order to drive an optimized business initiative portfolio.
  • Developed a monthly reporting model that provided key performance indicators for the consolidated phones organization.
  • Perform analysis of key performance indicators and provide recommendations to senior leadership to increase profitability.
  • Created framework for tracking and analyzing the company s key performance indicators and unit-level economics.
  • Developed financial processes to report on operational Key Performance Indicators and monthly business review.
  • Redesigned a rudimentary divisional dashboard to focus on key performance indicators and internal benchmarks.
  • Present the monthly key performance indicators and financial reporting package to Senior Management.
  • Created/implemented an Asia region monthly reporting package of key performance indicators.
  • Developed and maintained key performance indicators to monitor performance and efficiency.

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24. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Decreased 20% of operational costs by relocating customer service operations resulting in lower headcount and delivering process improvements.
  • General office administration, assisting YMCA members with purchasing memberships, registration, large variety of customer service administration.
  • Gained credibility across departments by demonstrating customer service-focused finance techniques used to build efficient and compliant financial environment.
  • Implement process and automation improvements to improve quality and increase customer service for both internal and external customers.
  • Directed selection process for acquisition and implementation of Internet based Customer Service and Order Entry software.
  • Supervised Municipal Court and Customer Service Division of the Water and Sewer Utility Division.
  • Supervised performance of team members and delivered training on efficiency and customer service improvement.
  • Re-structured payroll processing procedures to improve customer service and relieve external and internal stress.
  • Performed call monitors to ensure compliance and accuracy of information and customer service excellence.
  • Improved customer service by empowering staff with task ownership, responsibility and authority.
  • Provided direct customer service to Board of Directors regarding any accounting functions.
  • Ensured excellent customer service to our clients helping to develop sustained relationships.
  • Provided extensive customer service to residents with utility billing questions and complaints.
  • Realigned duties of existing personnel to optimize effectiveness and improve customer service.
  • Developed expense reporting integration and travel reporting portal to enhance customer service.
  • Maintained and Achieved Outstanding Customer Service scores and Customer Satisfaction Indexes.
  • Capitalize on all potential sales opportunities while maintaining superior Customer Service.
  • Selected from campuses nationwide for providing outstanding customer service to students.
  • Established controls/customer service programs that resulted in improved customer service index.
  • Maximized operational efficiency by coaching staff on various customer service initiatives.

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25. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Reported directly to senior corporate management; direct reports include five divisional controllers and indirectly supervise worldwide staff of 40.
  • Managed and mentored staff of seven comprised of two direct professional-level reports and five staff-level indirect reports.
  • Supervised 13 direct reports and overall responsibility for 45 supervisory, professional and clerical personnel.
  • Supervised direct reports and their preparation and distribution of monthly departmental revenue and expenditure reports.
  • Manage financial analysis, financial planning/forecasting, and factory accounting with 3 direct reports.
  • Developed strong relationships across the organization, including development and management of direct reports.
  • People Management: Directed four management level direct reports overall responsibility for 100+ employees.
  • Received strong positive feedback from direct reports about managing aptitude and improved morale.
  • Performed regular performance reviews of direct reports taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Developed and presented reports to senior management and supervised four direct reports.
  • Direct reports include 2-Division Accounting Managers and 1-Corporate Accounting Manager.
  • Supervised and developed six direct reports.
  • Provided Leadership to Five Direct Reports
  • Managed a team of 6 through 6 direct reports (four Change Management & Communication Leaders, two Training Developers).
  • Managed 3 direct reports in the financial planning and analysis of this $600M manufacturer and designer of furniture and accessories.
  • Supervised five direct reports and a department of twelve in controlling a $160M division made up of three operating subsidiaries.
  • Served as the Head of Finance department with a team of 8 direct reports and reported to the Board of Directors.
  • Direct reports included the Accounting Manager, Plant Supervisor, Office Coordinator, Director of After-School programs and Kitchen Coordinator.
  • Assisted direct reports in troubleshooting issues and ensured a superior level of financial support to both account teams and clients.
  • Managed 7 direct reports and a total of 40 employees in the US, Mexico, France and South Africa.

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26. Finance Committee

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Here's how Finance Committee is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Worked closely with finance committee to project alternative five-year financial scenarios to identify financial risks and opportunities of alternative strategic assumptions.
  • Supply monthly financial reports, including budget to actual variances and comprehensive analysis to executive management and the Finance Committee.
  • Prepared quarterly Finance Committee material and supporting schedules for senior leadership, and partnered with Corporate Accounting for month/quarter-end reporting.
  • Served as liaison to the Finance Committee and Council Treasurer ensuring the Board of Directors effectively executed its fiscal responsibility.
  • Cultivated relationships with business and community leaders while securing pledges, event commitments, and organizing finance committee meetings.
  • Reported to management and audit & finance committee the organization's financial position and budgetary requirements.
  • Analyzed and consolidated monthly financial reports and presented to Executive Director and Finance Committee.
  • Participated in monthly advisory board and finance committee meetings and provided financial reports.
  • Presented to organizational board of governors, finance committee and senior financial management.
  • Provided timely analysis and recommendations to agency oversight Board and Finance Committee.
  • Managed annual independent audit in compliance with Audit and Finance Committee requirements.
  • Coordinated audit process with external auditors, management and finance committee.
  • Performed monthly and annual financial analysis and projections to Finance Committee.
  • Prepared and presented monthly financial statements and quarterly Finance Committee reports.
  • Provided monthly analysis of financial statements to Finance Committee.
  • Presented monthly operating results to finance committee members.
  • Participate in monthly Finance Committee meetings
  • Developed and managed finance committees.
  • Prepared reports and met with the Board and Finance committee monthly to review current financial status of the organization and programs.
  • Organized and coordinated the City Administrator's draft budget for presentation to the Governing Body and the Budget and Finance Committee.

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27. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Led development of operating budgets and rolling forecasts, and provided analyses for financial planning and interpreting key business performance drivers.
  • Developed blueprint that significantly reduced already aggressive accounting close cycle powered by Oracle and SAP enterprise resource planning financial systems.
  • Standardized forecast process/methodology for all business units, enabling cross-functional engagement and alignment to facilitate ease of use and interpretation.
  • Performed a variety of financial and operational functions for software developer specializing in enterprise level backup and recovery software.
  • Review, interpret and implement relevant reporting requirements to organization based on pronouncements issued by the various governing bodies.
  • Prepare and present monthly financial business reviews to Marketing Management and provide consultation on interpreting and communicating financial results.
  • Led monthly conference calls with divisional managers, interpreting operational and financial performance to identify business risks and opportunities.
  • Documented and developed ERP system procedures and trained staff on correct procedures to improve system reliability and handling exceptions.
  • Tasked with gathering, interpreting, and communicating medical billing and coding data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisted in operations management of Mexico entity primarily in Purchasing and Operations through implementation planning of ERP environment.
  • Performed acquisition analysis, and transferred all aspects of financial operations communicating closely with counterparts at Allied Materials.
  • Support the successful implementation of enterprise-wide planning and forecasting systems to ensure appropriate controls and SOX compliance.
  • Assist Regional Managers and Division Vice President in establishing and achieving financial targets and interpreting/monitoring operating results.
  • Coordinate with legal enforcement team to take actions against alleged perpetrators of financial crimes against citizens.
  • Evaluated and interpreted statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results and efficiency.
  • Provided accounting expertise to assist other departments in understanding and interpreting financial data and information.
  • Selected and implemented JBA ERP software in manufacturing environment in anticipation of Y2K requirements.
  • Implemented enterprise level margin capability with views into region, account and product profitability.
  • Developed and improved all financial reporting processes including rectification of newly implemented ERP system.
  • Directed implementation of new fully-integrated ERP financial reporting system developed by Microsoft GP Systems.

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28. Executive Management

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Here's how Executive Management is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Created financial and accounting analysis, budget and forecasting models to increase overall effectiveness of related reports for Executive Management Team.
  • Coordinate with the executive management team to review developments, innovations and industry trends to evaluate their practicality and potential profitability.
  • Persuaded executive management to exit $7 million product line that historically yielded declining sales and marginal contributions to shareholder value.
  • Provided financial analysis and recommended corporate structure for proposed new business ventures and present to executive management and Board of Directors.
  • Prepare topside monthly interim internal financial statements including consolidations of subsidiary corporations and effectively communicate financial highlights to NCLR executive management.
  • Generated and presented monthly Finance Accountability presentation to Executive Management outlining monthly financial and operational results of the Finance division.
  • Analyze financial impact of several relocation alternatives to determine which serves the company best and present recommendation to Executive Management.
  • Implemented company-wide budgeting software that reduced cycle time by 25% and automated monthly internal reporting to executive management.
  • Evaluated capital investment proposals and assisted product line managers and operations management to justify capital projects to executive management.
  • Develop specific improvement plans with General Manager, present proposed changes to Executive Management, and implement as approved.
  • Provided complete financial leadership for Business Division including investigation of all financial reporting irregularities by previous Executive Management Team.
  • Perform short- and long-term financial planning and analysis that requires input from and reporting to executive management and shareholder.
  • Create and manage annual budget and semi-annual forecasting for the organization, collaborating with executive management and department heads.
  • Restructured the chart of accounts to improve accounting and reporting capabilities and to align with executive management reporting.
  • Prepared and delivered presentations to executive management as part of administering the entire strategic planning and budgeting process.
  • Manage and lead monthly internal executive management review meetings with focus on key performance metrics and initiative tracking.
  • Communicated progress to executive management and the Board of Directors and prepared management for investor and employee communications.
  • Provided executive management with detail cash forecasts and managed bank relations with revolving credit provider and commercial bank.
  • Collaborated with executive management to continually monitor and report on trailer capital purchases to maintain proper funding.
  • Prepared comprehensive financial and business presentations for executive management, the Board of Directors, and investors.

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29. Capital Expenditures

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Here's how Capital Expenditures is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Prepare operating and capital budgets, including supporting documentation for revenues, capital expenditures, operating expenses and financial statistical data.
  • Developed quarterly forecasts and created cash flow analysis for each reporting entity to determine allocation for annual projects and capital expenditures.
  • Developed and monitored annual operating budget and revenue projections, including variance analysis reporting; planned for capital expenditures.
  • Provided accurate reporting for short- and long-term budgeting, evaluation and status of capital expenditures and customer tooling projects.
  • Coordinate all operating and capital expenditures, providing justification for costs through ROI analysis and long term planning analysis.
  • Reviewed and submitted open purchase requisitions for facility equipment, consumable items, capital expenditures and services.
  • Collaborated with senior operational and finance executives in preparation of annual operating plan and capital expenditures plan.
  • Designed and implemented Cash Flow tools to accurately project working capital requirements including Capital Expenditures and Collections/Payments.
  • Conducted financial forecasting, financial statement preparation and review, cash flow oversight and capital expenditures.
  • Key responsibilities include management of individual pool rates, Capital expenditures, and management reporting.
  • Saved over $5 million in capital expenditures by leasing state-of-the-art scientific equipment versus purchasing.
  • Reported and performed analysis related to profitability, operational cost trends, and capital expenditures.
  • Prepare the annual budget incorporating all locations to the master budget including capital expenditures.
  • Reviewed and approved capital expenditures for remodel of existing locations and new store openings.
  • Manage due diligence process and assess investment valuations and analyze capital expenditures requests accordingly.
  • Prepared initial operating and capital expenditures annual budgets during distribution system network rebuild.
  • Compiled operating budgets and marketing/business plans to plan capital expenditures and other programs.
  • Created cost justification models that supported corporate capital expenditures and product development projects.
  • Monitored capital expenditures by reviewing ROI and payback analyses and performing post-implementation audits.
  • Manage consolidation process of total company budgets, forecasts and capital expenditures.

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30. SOX

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Here's how SOX is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Prepared year-end audit materials including tax packages, annual operating budget and quarterly/annual SOX testing.
  • Implement SOX compliance plan for California water utilities after acquisition by publicly owned entity.
  • Coordinate and implement improvement on SOX deficiencies through effective process control management.
  • Assumed responsibility of Specialty Benefits SOX manager after a sudden employee departure.
  • Ensured existence of adequate internal controls and SOX compliance through policies/procedures.
  • Developed, communicated and enforced all SOX controls for compensation administration.
  • Developed key internal control processes in connection with anticipated SOX compliance.
  • Performed SOX testing annually for Corporate processes and entity-level controls.
  • Introduced company-wide SOX risk assessment and internal controls initiative.
  • Developed and implemented departmental processes to ensure SOX compliance.
  • Maintained appropriate documentation for all SOX-related controls.
  • Designed internal controls supporting initial SOX implementation.
  • Developed and implemented SOX documentation and compliance.
  • Spearheaded implementation of SOX internal control requirements.
  • Assisted with the establishment of the audit committee in 2005 and coordinated efforts for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act.
  • Manage the Marketing Group s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance effort, including quarterly risk-based business process and internal controls assessment.
  • Created and managed annual plans, analyzed month end financial results, performed operational analysis, and oversaw SOX 404 compliance.
  • Managed day to day operations for these groups including finance, accounting, policies and procedures, and SOX compliance.
  • Implemented required committee structure, policies and procedures to bring the organization in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with GAAP, SOX, Tax, Europe Safe Harbor, ITAR, Conflict Minerals and Customs Regulations.

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31. External Auditors

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Here's how External Auditors is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Coordinate with external auditors, legal counsel, and executive management for US and international subsidiary and statutory audits.
  • Communicated actual performance versus budget and current forecast to department heads, senior management and internal and external auditors.
  • Presented monthly financial condition and pertinent operational information to Board of Directors, financial institutions and external auditors.
  • Oversee contract administration efforts, risk management/insurance programs, relationships with bankers, external auditors and shareholders.
  • Created and maintained relationship with internal and external auditors particularly to the local and country authorities.
  • Liaised with external auditors providing technical financial assistance; ensuring the organization exceed audit standards.
  • Prepare reports and analysis to the specifications of internal customers or external auditors or regulators.
  • Worked with independent appraisers and external auditors to finalize purchase price accounting for four acquisitions.
  • Prepared all documentation for external auditors and/or FIFA s requested agreed upon procedures audit.
  • Served as primary liaison and support for independent external auditors and internal auditors.
  • Collaborate extensively with external auditors, providing in-depth assistance with corporate audits.
  • Directed audit inquiries from internal and external auditors, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Partnered with internal and external auditors to provide them with information required.
  • Coordinated the delivery of information to external auditors and actuaries.
  • Managed entire relationship with external auditors including negotiation of fees.
  • Prepared numerous complex technical memos and collaborated with external auditors.
  • Manage internal and external auditors and state and federal regulators
  • Managed all relationships with external auditors and legal counsel.
  • Audit Committee participation with independent directors and external auditors.
  • Liaised with external auditors to complete annual reviewed statements.

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32. Quickbooks

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Here's how Quickbooks is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Restructured the QuickBooks accounting system to resolve various ineffective accounting practices and implemented a basic Activity Based Costing system.
  • Provided full-cycle technology implementation project management during M+R's accounting system transition from QuickBooks to Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Prepared management reports and financial summaries using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel detailing company's financial status.
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions in QuickBooks.
  • Created weekly reconciliation report against QuickBooks, QuickBase and SalesForce to ensure continuity.
  • Streamlined accounting records already established by hand and partially entered into QuickBooks.
  • Facilitated migration between Intuit QuickBooks and Sage BusinessWorks.
  • Maintain computerized general ledger system using QuickBooks program.
  • Reviewed all deposits entered into QuickBooks system.
  • Prepared financial reports using QuickBooks software.
  • Created the company in QuickBooks and maintained the company information ensuring to change and adapt as the company changed and adapted.
  • Performed accounts receivable and payable function, created invoices, verified expense reports, maintained financial databases with QuickBooks Nonprofit 2007.
  • Processed payroll for over 80 employees, AP, AR, General Ledger, and budgeting using QuickBooks accounting software.
  • Used QuickBooks to maintain daily records of accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and all other financial transactions.
  • Processed and coded in QuickBooks all checks, cash and online transactions of accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Transitioned affiliated companies from CHMC financial software to QuickBooks, including defining chart of accounts and divisions,.
  • Prepared management reports and financial summaries using QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel for 3 church campuses and television ministry.
  • Administered three Access databases in coordination with customers and contractors allowing for seamless migration of data to QuickBooks.
  • Led the accounting department; Processed accounts receivable and accounts payable for 9 different companies in QuickBooks.
  • Selected Contributions: Provide financial data and reporting using QuickBooks, review all contracts, and leases.

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33. Real Estate

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Here's how Real Estate is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Sourced new financing opportunities and arranged financing for medical real estate acquisitions and new developments totaling $24 million annually.
  • Qualified commercial real estate financing opportunities generated by originators within the company based on the current lending environment.
  • Source bank lines of credit and alternative financing for general company obligations and potential real estate acquisition opportunities.
  • Coordinated total company capital budget of approximately $400 million including both real estate and project capital spending.
  • Lead all financial and accounting efforts for this Baltimore-based real estate investment and remodeling entity.
  • Managed through one of the most historically challenging real estate periods and maintained company profitability.
  • Analyzed financial outcomes and recommended competitive improvements for a 60-property real estate portfolio.
  • Established and cultivated relationships with commercial real estate investors and capital providers.
  • Maintained valuation models of domestic and international real estate holdings.
  • Supported and executed real estate development and modernization plans.
  • Identify opportunities for value improvement and real estate maximization.
  • Maintained records for related family real estate partnership.
  • Moved back to Arizona for several months to assist a friend in reorganizing his commercial real estate development and investment business.
  • Directed the Real Estate, IT, and Network operations and led the development of annual budget and 5-year business plan.
  • Prepared special presentations on real estate strategies, 3-year strategic plan financial statements and annual budgets for the Board of Directors.
  • Directed treasury, budgeting, auditing, taxes, purchasing, real estate, and insurance activities for the agency.
  • Managed all the financial activities of this small niche real estate law firm consisting of 6 attorneys and 250 clients.
  • Collect and study real estate project data, generate reports, present findings and recommend capital expenditure to corporate executives.
  • Key member of a dynamic team that divested $40 million in assets during an economically depressed real estate market.
  • Manage the Annual / Quarterly Budget process (corporate and real estate) with consolidation of multiple departments and subsidiaries.

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34. Financial Models

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Here's how Financial Models is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Improved executive-level decision-making through establishment of portfolio valuation and financial models utilizing various IRR & NPV metrics in governing investment decisions.
  • Developed detailed financial models and valuation scenarios for potential in-licensing, acquisition candidates, financing, and other business development projects.
  • Developed detailed financial models of company operating performance used for internal strategic planning and to provide guidance to the financial community.
  • Trimmed workload associated with financial models used to identify trends and manage forecasting from hours to minutes while maintaining data integrity.
  • Facilitated transactions, development of financial models, prepared written recommendations and conducted presentations for board of directors, executive management.
  • Develop financial models to support the acquisition of new terminals by analyzing market share data and estimating operating and financing costs.
  • Developed financial models to perform product and location specific profitability analysis, identify trends and opportunities to increase market share.
  • Created flexible financial models that facilitated sensitivity analysis and modeled what if scenarios to support customer negotiation and pricing strategies.
  • Controlled expense growth by developing financial models to forecast customer service call volumes and subscriber billing and software development costs.
  • Support multiple acquisition officers by preparing sophisticated financial models for underwriting assets and for complex partnership and debt structures.
  • Developed complex financial models to monetize proprietary technologies for Push-To-Talk, Intelligent Transportation System, and Smart Grid applications.
  • Developed financial models, forecasts, presentations and performance measures to provide confidence to executives regarding financial decisions.
  • Created financial models to evaluate projected expenses and expected incremental revenue over the life of various MetLife initiatives.
  • Created sophisticated financial models that provided financial analysis and decision support to senior leadership on key business components.
  • Developed and maintained financial models to calculate hospital revenue and coordinated hospital's new program planning process.
  • Established product pricing driving profitability through financial models and strategies based upon business and competitive market dynamics.
  • Developed financial models and business cases in conjunction with capital expenditures and new business opportunities and acquisitions.
  • Developed financial models for budgets and forecasts, analyzed results and reported financial results to executive management.
  • Develop accurate financial models; provide forecasts and recommendations to optimize cash management and profit margin.
  • Developed complex financial models, streamlined financial tracking and provided leadership through times of significant change.

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35. Income Tax Returns

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Here's how Income Tax Returns is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Coordinate the preparation of domestic and international corporate income tax returns with external accounting firms.
  • Coordinate and analyze financial statements of 40 companies and prepare form 5471 to comply with shareholders Income Tax returns.
  • Point of contact for Corporate and Personal Income Tax Returns.
  • Review income tax returns and other tax filings.
  • Prepare corporations' federal income tax returns.
  • Inventory Control and Analysis, CAPEX requisitions Examine financial accounts and records and prepare income tax returns from accounting records.
  • Coordinated the annual audit with Grant Thornton and managed income tax returns with Deloitte.

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36. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Provided financial support for New Business Development at Hasbro including analyzing new opportunities, creating proforma models and developing business plans.
  • Serve as construction project executive, responsible for administering all marketing, business development, and human resources initiatives.
  • Directed forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning activities spanning Sales, Marketing, New Business Development and Distribution departments.
  • Involved in all business development initiatives, including strategic partnership building and marketing and promotional events and tactics.
  • Provide extensive financial analysis and modeling in support of diligence efforts for both Corporate & Business Development initiatives.
  • Reported status and activities related to new business development initiatives to the upper management of the organization.
  • Position supported business development and hospital acquisition program through research, financial analysis and investment strategy initiatives.
  • Developed models and schedules to be utilized for financial reporting, business development and market analysis.
  • Led 3 acquisition opportunities teams and key participant in others led by corporate business development department.
  • Worked closely with the Proposal/Business Development team on all pricing requirements and manage resources accordingly.
  • Required collaboration with corporate business development group, serving on negotiation team for both acquisitions.
  • Directed the finance, asset management and participated in residential, economic and business development.
  • Selected and provided consultation with Business Development Team to successfully integrate into secondary mortgage market.
  • Launched dealership's internet department, business development center, and customer relationship management systems.
  • Support Business Development, Relationship Management and Legal teams with pricing analysis and contract negotiation.
  • Instituted and maintained vendor relations agreements to promote both operational and business development goals.
  • Create marketing activities for sales representatives to promote customer retention and new business development.
  • Managed and developed pricing models and contract negotiations to support new business development efforts.
  • Secured grant for regional entrepreneurial training through partnership with Small Business Development Centers.
  • Evaluated and rationalized potential business development, product launch, and acquisition opportunities.

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37. Revenue Recognition

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Here's how Revenue Recognition is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Analyzed businesses complex revenue recognition requirements and developed a customization and created virtual ledgers to provide a fully automated solution.
  • Completed external audit and related financial statements, defining related revenue recognition issues surrounding company's software & services products.
  • Improved revenue recognition and enhanced profitability by retraining project managers in current practices for revenue recognition on change orders.
  • Improved the accuracy of revenue forecasting by developing a model that produced revenue recognition schedule with great precision.
  • Developed decision support systems including contract review, revenue recognition process, pricing reviews and cost control/containment processes.
  • Implemented all finance and accounting processes, including revenue recognition, settlement accounting, financial reporting and forecasting.
  • Accelerated revenue recognition under SAB 101 rules by accelerating product acceptances through customer, sales and manufacturing coordination.
  • Implemented revenue recognition for subscription services and online advertising resulting in accurate financial reporting within the organization.
  • Reorganized and centralized Customer Accounting across northeast market and supported accurate revenue recognition for over 2.3M subscribers.
  • Reviewed draft and signed agreements, focusing on expected revenue recognition timing and delivery challenges.
  • Evaluate new or renewal contracts for appropriate revenue recognition language and accounting and taxation guidelines.
  • Support monthly close process with controllers including revenue recognition analysis between service and hardware revenue.
  • Identified and corrected accounting process deficiencies, including improper revenue recognition and inventory accounting.
  • Streamlined revenue recognition process by investigating and resolving issues regarding data integrity and reporting.
  • Chaired a corporate initiative to review and update revenue recognition policy for clinical services.
  • Developed procedures and processes with regards to revenue recognition and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Researched and implemented improved software revenue recognition processes to meet GAAP requirements.
  • Developed analysis tools to prioritize professional services projects for earlier revenue recognition.
  • Participated in project evaluation for revenue recognition and cash flow projections.
  • Developed and implemented revenue reconciliation controls, increasing revenue recognition accuracy.

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38. Financial Systems

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Here's how Financial Systems is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Assess functionality and operations of multiple business/ systems and integrate output into financial systems and consolidated financial results for smooth transition.
  • Reduced processing time and improved accuracy by automating the reporting of manufacturing floor activities to the financial systems.
  • Develop, modify and implement financial systems, financial operational specifications and controls, and policies and procedures.
  • Implemented and strengthened financial systems and controls, including budgeting and forecasting to ensure effective financial operations.
  • Managed the technical implementation of the Lawson S3 Financial Suite, replacing eight individually operating financial systems.
  • Assess existing financial systems and make recommendations of alternatives or ways to maximize efficiency of existing systems.
  • Headed a Financial Systems Analysis in order to evaluate and implement immediate improvements and future upgrades.
  • Maintain a proficient knowledge of all financial systems and technical tools required in performing responsibilities.
  • Set up finance databases exposing through a user-friendly interface indicators not available in financial systems.
  • Established and developed accounting controls and procedures ensuring the integrity of financial systems.
  • Managed and delivered implementation, conversion and development projects related to financial systems.
  • Monitor financial systems for consistent flow of accurate, timely financial information.
  • Converted clinical and financial systems to proprietary software and hardware solutions.
  • Designed and implemented financial systems to improve controls and documented processes.
  • Implemented financial systems and procedures to evaluate project/product range performance.
  • Coordinated development plan and implementation of web-enabled financial systems.
  • Ensured integrity of Financial systems and business processes.
  • Implemented critical financial systems to improve the operations.
  • Maintain integrity of financial systems as systems administrator.
  • Developed and maintained all financial systems.

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39. ROI

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Here's how ROI is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Provide decision-support analysis on projects and initiatives including approval recommendations for ROI on capital spending requests and key initiatives as needed.
  • Contributed to program management and product development programs in developing costing and profitability/ROI analysis by product, program and customer.
  • Manage million-dollar annual capital expenditure process from justification (ROI analysis) to cash forecasting and measuring actual results.
  • Increased ROI through implementation of improved processes related to detailed analysis and accurate project costing resulting increased project profitability.
  • Introduced performance metrics such as mix/rate analysis, promotional coverage, vendor performance ROI and inventory projections.
  • Researched costs and performed cost benefit analysis/ROI for real estate and retail business development opportunities.
  • Partnered with engineering and marketing in evaluation of new and existing product profitability and ROI.
  • Provide cross departmental support in ROI analysis on capital expenditure requests and new initiatives.
  • Created post-opening audit of performance versus assumptions and analysis of ROI to improve accountability.
  • Analyzed and made recommendations regarding operating results, ROI and customer profitability.
  • Reviewed all divisional capital project requests and assisted in ROI analysis.
  • Prepare project proposal ROI analysis and present recommendations based on results.
  • Completed comprehensive ROIC analysis for several proposed new business efforts.
  • Evaluated CapEx requests for financial attractiveness and calculated expected ROI.
  • Conduct ROI analysis and presentations for strategic initiatives including acquisitions/divestitures.
  • Perform ROI analysis and make suggestions regarding capital expenditure projects.
  • Authorized all capital expenditure requests including ROI and payback analysis
  • Developed harmonized ROI methodology for measuring new product investments.
  • Performed investment analysis on prospective projects to determine ROI.
  • Channel profitability reporting, Marketing ROI analysis.

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40. Budget Preparation

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Here's how Budget Preparation is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Replaced Financial Management System, from planning through deployment improving revenue and expenditure tracking, budget preparation, and financial reporting.
  • Managed and prepared all financial reports and ledger reviews for operational information to assist management in decision-making and budget preparation processes.
  • General accounting management:accounts receivable/collections, payroll, accounts payable, budget preparation and management; funds management and investment.
  • Managed annual budget of $18.8 million dollars for eleven Acquisition Programs including determining funding availability and initiating annual budget preparation.
  • Streamlined internal reporting process including cash flow analysis, audit and budget preparation, internal controls and monthly closing procedures.
  • Budget preparation and analysis, financial reconciliations, cash and investment management, financial analysis and reporting, audit preparation.
  • Manage the central computerized financial and management information system of the City and assist in budget preparation and execution.
  • Facilitated annual budget preparation, quarterly financial review presentations, and monthly forecasting information for entire Mainframe environment.
  • Enhanced strategic business planning, budget preparation and forecasting for EDE and construction business administrative and overhead costs.
  • Implemented and monitored enhancement of budget preparation, project costing and financial reporting on a company-wide level.
  • Assisted cost center managers in budget preparations and interpretation, providing explanations on specific budget items.
  • Administered annual budget preparation, quarterly financial review presentations, and monthly forecasting information.
  • Perform annual budget preparation, including capital requirements; implement monthly forecasting reports.
  • Developed comprehensive budget preparation and submission guideline and procedures for all City departments.
  • Coordinated the development of budgets by assisting staff and administrators in budget preparation.
  • Budget Preparation Audit Coordination Payroll Processing Reconciled the General Ledger Assist with Election Administration
  • Provide financial information and analysis to department heads for individual budget preparation.
  • Provide administrative support for requisitions, capital requests, and budget preparation.
  • Coordinate the condominium budget preparation and presentation to the various Condo Associations.
  • Completed payroll, cash management, budget preparation and implementation activities.

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41. Financial Activities

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Here's how Financial Activities is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Establish internal financial controls and ensure all financial activities adhere to governmental regulations, SFRPC policy and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance regarding the City's financial activities to City management staff, and elected/appointed officials as necessary.
  • Prepared detailed management reports on audit results findings, proposing and recommending changes in operations and financial activities.
  • Project-managed every aspect of the transition and integration, from financial activities to corporate support and operational activities.
  • Directed and coordinated financial activities of organization to support attainment and integration of strategic and operational business goals.
  • Presented financial statements to the board of directors monthly and answered any questions regarding financial activities.
  • Participated in various Management, Finance and Executive Board Meetings primarily to present Financial Activities.
  • Create processes to ensure financial activities are completed timely and compliant with federal regulations.
  • Directed all marketing and financial activities, advertising production and media planning execution.
  • Coordinated financial activities between all research holdings which include Summit Research Solutions.
  • Developed headquarters and mission office policies regarding cost accounting and financial activities.
  • Directed the financial activities including annual or other periodic budgeting processes.
  • Developed and maintained banking and insurance relationships to facilitate financial activities.
  • Oversee financial forecasting, investment management and related financial activities.
  • Managed on-site registration and other financial activities for annual meeting.
  • Coordinated and directed all financial activities of the municipal utility.
  • Coordinated and managed on-site financial activities for annual conference.
  • Coordinated financial activities among worldwide team of financial personnel.
  • Supervised corporate financial activities, including contract purchasing and maintenance
  • Consolidated and presented monthly on all financial activities.

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42. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Assist in special projects related to overall direction of company through due diligence activity and participate in executive strategic planning sessions.
  • Provide financial and operational analysis for decision making and optimization of strategic goals, budgeting process and other special projects.
  • Completed several special projects including divestiture analysis and major plant and equipment impairment analysis based on projected cash flows.
  • Work closely with the senior management team on special projects including acquisitions and analyzing and interviewing potential franchisees.
  • Key contributor to special projects including development and execution of improvement plans for specific sites and audit.
  • Participated in company planning sessions, business development strategies, special projects, and policy administration.
  • Develop and monitor effective business process improvements as well as administrative director of special projects.
  • Completed special projects as requested, including development of a standardized monthly reporting package.
  • Assist the Executive Director of Operations with special projects and operational excellence initiatives.
  • Completed special projects to enhanced systems and introduced new procedures.
  • Worked directly with campus executive director on special projects.
  • Improved overall job efficiency and conducted various special projects.
  • Maintain Accounts Payable/Receivable for Capital/Special Projects.
  • Performed or coordinated special projects.
  • Core segment operating support includes strategic financial support for special projects, operations metrics creation and tracking, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Directed special projects in the areas of financial analysis and reporting, operations analysis, database architecture, and strategic planning.
  • Work closely with Superintendent and her administrative team on budgetary issues, special projects, and purchasing and staffing requests.
  • Hired by the Senior Vice President to manage several special projects representing the Financial Reporting and Analysis group.
  • Assisted corporate in special projects including policy and procedure for revenue recognition, credit and capital policies.
  • Communicated financial performance and recommendations to Owner (projections and other special projects as required).

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43. Information Technology

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Here's how Information Technology is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Provided financial planning and analysis support to the Human Resource Services Information Technology organization with a staff of two financial analysts.
  • Maintained relationships with key ancillary revenue partners and coordinate the activities of telemarketing and information technology departments for the programs.
  • Partnered with Information Technology management to determine the feasibility of outsourcing software development and data center operations.
  • Designed cost model frame work working in partnership with Information Technology teams to derive project profitability.
  • Managed contractual relationship with sister company for accounting and information technology services while maintaining same headcount.
  • Spearheaded transformation of information technology process to increase efficiency of management reports and long-term planning.
  • Audit compliance for Information technology and Finance, providing reports and meeting auditory systematic controls.
  • Manage finance and budgetary departments, information technology team, and PeopleSoft conversion.
  • Developed and implemented retention/resource plans for Corporate Information Technology (CIT) departments.
  • Reduced outsourcing costs by overseeing Information Technology and Administration for business unit.
  • Shouldered duties of Information Technology Director researching new hardware and software.
  • Learned information technology terminology and translated information into audience friendly language.
  • Assisted Information Technology with Data Warehouse evaluation and testing.
  • Evaluate Information Technology needs and make appropriate enhancement recommendations.
  • Managed financial, accounting and information technology staff.
  • Managed the accounting and Information Technology departments.
  • Managed human resource and information technology.
  • Recruited for this role to oversee four departments; Accounting, Information Technology, Purchasing and Receiving, and Player Services.
  • Handled all annual and monthly Capital Forecasting in conjunction with Director of Facilities and VP of Information Technology.
  • Co-directed the post-merger integration of finance, information technology and operations functions of a $3.5 billion acquisition.

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44. Audit Procedures

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Here's how Audit Procedures is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Recommended and implemented improvements in audit procedures which produced more useful and comprehensive audit without increasing audit time.
  • Developed audit procedures for new systems in Benefit Operations.
  • Implement internal audit procedures to assure financial integrity.
  • Created audit procedures to ensure compliance with the federal government Open Payments Act.
  • Implemented audit procedures on claims resulting in saving millions in expenses each year.
  • Involved with finalizing Standard Internal Audit Procedures for all hotels in the portfolio.
  • Initiated an internal royalty audit and designed all audit procedures.

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45. CPA

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Here's how CPA is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Provided preliminary Cost Report information to CPA for compilation and formulation of annual report.
  • Completed annual Cost Report before responsibility transitioned to outside CPA.
  • Authored full executive summary for CPA-audited financial statements.
  • Maintain strong relationships with client's estate planning attorneys, CPA's, insurance agents, trust officers, & custodians.
  • Guided the team to developing all of these areas as a unit using GAAP and NFP guidelines set through AICPA.
  • Handled complete internal audit in conjunction with the CPA's staff, and subsequent Due Diligence process with prospective purchasers.
  • Prepared financial information for the outside CPA as needed throughout the year and at year-end in accordance with GAAP.
  • Collaborated with external partners at the organization's CPA firm to deliver the highest standards of regulatory tax compliance.
  • Implemented Fund Accounting within the existing accounting system so all funds are properly accounted for according to AICPA standards.
  • Coordinated corporate audit and tax planning with outside CPA firm as well as all contract negotiation and administration.
  • Cash Flow Management, Bank Statement reconciliation, and Year End Financial Statement preparation and coordination with CPA.
  • Work with external CPA firm as point of contact for annual audit process and preparation of audit schedules.
  • Worked closely with CPA firm to prepare for full financial audit; gained expert proficiency with SAGE MIP.
  • Assist CPA with annual business and personal tax return filing, all payroll tax and sales tax filing.
  • Assisted outside CPA firm in reviewing critical financial data and assist in devising financial and tax strategies.
  • Managed preparation of financial statement & working with the external CPA for the year end and audit.
  • Compiled and maintained monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and year-end reconciliations for company CPA.
  • Served as the point of contact for litigation and contract attorneys, and for outside CPA firm.
  • Coordinate all Audit, Cost Report, and 990 Tax Return planning and preparation with CPA firm.
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules and other pertinent information for auditing performed by CPA firm.

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46. Medicare

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Here's how Medicare is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Managed organizational and reporting changes to successfully ensure the transition from Medicare cost reporting to prospective payment system.
  • Design strategy to meet federal reporting and reconciliation requirements for new Medicare line of business.
  • Implemented automated billing to Medicare resulting in improved positive cash flow.
  • Developed initial Medicare Advantage and FEHBP program proposals and contract implementations.
  • Developed and managed all financial functions for start-up Provider-Sponsored Medicare HMO.
  • Maximized Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement using extensive knowledge of reimbursement laws.
  • Conducted training sessions in Medicare reimbursement concepts to non-financial management.
  • Prepare Medi-Cal and Medicare Reconciliation on an annual basis.
  • Utilized federal contacts to resolve Medicare payment delays.
  • Identified and communicated major control weaknesses related to the sales of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to Medicare patients.
  • File Rate Application, Uniform Report, Financial Disclosure and Medicare Cost Reports including quarterly analysis to state reporting agencies.
  • Led Third Party Reimbursement Team to timely completion of the 2011 Medicare Cost Report and DHH Disproportionate Share data requests.
  • Implemented changes to the processing of Medicare audits resulting in increased accuracy and efficiency in response to those audits.
  • Prepared Medicare cost report, process internal and ADP payroll, taxes, W-2 and 1099's forms.
  • Saved $50K annually by internally preparing HUD 133, Medicare 2540, and DMAS 1090 cost reports.
  • Led the recovery of $780,000 in funds by leading asset ledger completion research for a Medicare intermediary.
  • Developed new methodologies for tracking Medicare and managed Medicare claims for the purpose of projecting cash flow.
  • Implemented software package to reduce effort in generation of annual Medicare cost report and improve accuracy.
  • Served as Compliance Officer for Medicare Part D program; coordinated annual Medicare Part D bid.
  • Provided guidance and direction to the actuarial / underwriting team on the annual Medicare bid process.

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47. Medicaid

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Here's how Medicaid is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Implemented revenue enhancement strategies, including optimizing diagnostic reporting, resulting in increased Medicare and Medicaid risk scores and revenue.
  • Worked with clinical management on categorization of expenses to ensure optimal reimbursement, increasing Medicaid revenues by several million.
  • Resolved Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for 10 Skilled Nursing Facilities which included financial, clinical and statistical information.
  • Received complements from Medicaid auditors for a well documented and maintained accounting systems and records.
  • Led organizational efforts to significantly reduce Medicaid receivables in the nursing home.
  • Provided leadership for proactive legislative initiatives, improving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
  • Supervised completion of Financial, Medicaid, Medicare and other regulatory audits.
  • Facilitated contract negotiations, and credentialing for seven Managed Medicaid contracts.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with Medicaid and Medicare is required.
  • Supervised Medicare/Medicaid of federal and state receivables.
  • Maintained all quarterly reports for medicare/medicaid.
  • File and defend Medicare/Medicaid Cost Reports.
  • Oversee preparation of Medicare/Medicaid cost reports.
  • Established lead role for facility adherence to Medicaid policies and procedures, Medicare regulations, and managed all state auditor requests.
  • Identified missed reimbursement opportunities and successfully filed claims and recovered monies for private carriers, Medicare Part B and Medicaid.
  • Handle all inquires from the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Medicare, Medicaid and Fiscal Intermediary.
  • Supervised the preparation of the Medicaid billing documentation that was required in compliance with the State and Federal Statues.
  • Resolved and identified issue that resulted in a Medicaid Billing freeze (error had happened before my arrival).
  • Managed direct reports, payroll, accounting, and collections, including private pay, insurance, and Medicaid.
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer with annual regulatory reporting requirements; including the Medicaid and Medicare cost reports.

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48. Financial Aspects

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Here's how Financial Aspects is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Managed financial aspects of Con-Rail takeover and the simultaneous consolidation of multiple bus companies into a statewide transportation system.
  • Led financial aspects of division initiative to rationalize operations via supply chain management and reduction of plant locations.
  • Supervised and coordinated all financial aspects of GPC's international operations as well as corporate financial projects.
  • Coordinated financial aspects of corporate merger and led financial analyses to support CFO and management decision making.
  • Supported financial aspects of consulting business by continuously improving project control functions and optimizing RFP positioning.
  • Managed all financial aspects of a wind energy development project pipeline supporting dozens of projects.
  • Managed all financial aspects including daily operations and monthly reports.
  • Administered all financial aspects of operations and treasury functions.
  • Managed all financial aspects for multiple acquisitions.
  • Maintained fiscal records for the City including all financial aspects such as budgeting, internal controls, policies, risk management.
  • Supervised team of three in Treasury Department, was responsible for financial aspects of Risk Management, and Lender Compliance Reporting.
  • Managed all financial aspects of the largest selling organization within the Philips Lighting organization with annual sales of $450M+.
  • Reviewed plans, provided counsel and offered solutions to senior management regarding the financial aspects of new and existing business.
  • Directed for all financial aspects of business with annual revenue in excess of $460M and double digit operating income.
  • Lead all financial aspects of business unit M&A activities and assist in the post acquisition integration processes.
  • Support and model business cost initiatives, manage all financial aspects of costs and cost allocations to business groups.
  • Manage all financial aspects for the HOA Boards including forecasting, Operational Cash Flow and Reserve Cash Flow.
  • Managed all financial aspects of a 631 room, $30 million in annual revenue, Convention Hotel.
  • Oversee all financial aspects of the Company including the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Assist controller in management of all financial aspects for company with annual revenue exceeding $40 million.

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49. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Analyzed and implemented process improvements in several of the hotel's accounting areas in which maximized efficiency and optimized financial productivity.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in the department to continually improve the accuracy, cost effectiveness, efficiency and problem resolution.
  • Implement reporting enhancements through system implementation and process improvement; increase visibility of information to drive gains across multiple business facets.
  • Established and maintained strong cross-functional relationships with C-level executives to drive continuous process improvement, maximize profit and ensure cost containment.
  • Process Improvement Role generated 86 improvement projects with 52 implemented impacting finance and operations at all levels including company-wide IT projects.
  • Provided process improvement and identified defective functions in procurement software and worked with vendors to resolve issue and/or create workarounds.
  • Provide overall leadership for the business unit by establishing goals, defining roles and responsibilities and implementing process improvement initiatives.
  • Supported the equitable assignment of sales force quotas and identified opportunities for sales process improvement utilizing internally developed CRM system.
  • Implemented expense review and process improvement strategies focused on reducing / eliminating costs associated with managing a small private school.
  • Reduced Contract department operating costs 30% and dramatically improved contract delivery process through process improvements and digital solutions.
  • Served as leader of Executive Safety Steering Committee and facilitated Continuous Improvement team identifying $900,000 in process improvements.
  • Evaluated, calculated, examined, amended and made available continuous process improvement-related instructions, and work policies.
  • Led and directed a staff of six and generated re-engineering efforts related to division self-assessment and process improvements.
  • Evaluated business processes and implemented process improvements, including procurement, time/effort reporting, and fiscal controls.
  • Process improvement: Selected/implemented Adaptive Insights budget software, re-designed planning process to automate budget & forecast.
  • Enhanced working relationship with governmental agencies that resulted in significant process improvements and benefits to both parties.
  • Identified and evaluated cost reduction opportunities, as well as defined areas of capability and process improvements.
  • Coordinate, communicate and develop strategies for process improvements related to Government wide regulatory updates and changes.
  • Authored strategic management plan to implement City-wide process improvements, legal/regulatory compliance and risk assessment strategies.
  • Key contributor on development of master data and project systems governance tools and process improvement initiatives.

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50. Department Heads

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Here's how Department Heads is used in Finance Director jobs:
  • Maintained integrity of balance sheet accounts, actively participated in quarterly reconciliation meetings between department heads and Corporate Controller.
  • Introduced seasonal weekly budget meetings with Department Heads to share updated financial information and collaborate on seasonal budget management.
  • Directed department heads in developing and monitoring annual budget forecasts, annual reports and other related financial reports.
  • Prepared operating budget including tax and revenue collections and worked with department heads on expenditure projections.
  • Supervised financial analysts and worked closely with all department heads to ensure operational financial readiness.
  • Developed relationships with all department heads to facilitate departmental interaction and budget development.
  • Assisted managers, division and department heads during all stages of budgeting/analysis/reporting.
  • Key liaison between finance/accounting, executives and department heads throughout the organization.
  • Assisted department heads in preparing and maintaining their respective departmental budgets.
  • Provided direction to other department heads regarding financial efficiency.
  • Trained department heads on forecast analysis to maximize efficiency.
  • Train Department Heads on Financial Procedures and Responsibilities.
  • Implemented cross-selling activities in collaboration with department heads.
  • Work closely with other department heads - production, marketing, legal, ticketing, booking to ensure events run efficiently.
  • Worked on Budget with all Department Heads and was able to have a balanced budget by the end of the process.
  • Assist department heads with the preparation of their Annual Budget, then compile that data into the associations overall annual budget.
  • Prepared sales and cost forecasts and facilitate department expense budgets with department heads for the annual plans and quarterly budgets.
  • Direct the preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports for the City council, city manager, and department heads.
  • Hire, train, and supervise accounting team and department heads on internal controls, best practices and process improvement.
  • Assist and counsel all department heads in the interpretation of financial data and recommend courses of action to maximize profitability.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Finance Director

Financial Statements42.5%
Ensure Compliance7.3%
Annual Audit7.2%
General Ledger Accounts5.2%
Annual Budget4.7%
Revenue Growth3.1%
Finance Department2.9%
A/P2.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Finance Director

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
33.4%
33.4%
2
2
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
5.8%
5.8%
3
3
Annual Audit
Annual Audit
5.7%
5.7%
4
4
General Ledger Accounts
General Ledger Accounts
4.1%
4.1%
5
5
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
3.7%
3.7%
6
6
Revenue Growth
Revenue Growth
2.4%
2.4%
7
7
Finance Department
Finance Department
2.3%
2.3%
8
8
A/P
A/P
2.2%
2.2%
9
9
Business Units
Business Units
2.2%
2.2%
10
10
Internal Controls
Internal Controls
1.9%
1.9%
11
11
Oversight
Oversight
1.9%
1.9%
12
12
Financial Performance
Financial Performance
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Gaap
Gaap
1.6%
1.6%
15
15
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
1.6%
1.6%
16
16
Human Resources
Human Resources
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Financial Management
Financial Management
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Variance Analysis
Variance Analysis
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Strategic Plan
Strategic Plan
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Journal Entries
Journal Entries
1%
1%
22
22
Risk Management
Risk Management
0.9%
0.9%
23
23
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Customer Service
Customer Service
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Finance Committee
Finance Committee
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
ERP
ERP
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Executive Management
Executive Management
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Capital Expenditures
Capital Expenditures
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
SOX
SOX
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
External Auditors
External Auditors
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Quickbooks
Quickbooks
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Real Estate
Real Estate
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Financial Models
Financial Models
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Income Tax Returns
Income Tax Returns
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Business Development
Business Development
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Revenue Recognition
Revenue Recognition
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Financial Systems
Financial Systems
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
ROI
ROI
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Budget Preparation
Budget Preparation
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Financial Activities
Financial Activities
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Information Technology
Information Technology
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Audit Procedures
Audit Procedures
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
CPA
CPA
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
Medicare
Medicare
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Medicaid
Medicaid
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Financial Aspects
Financial Aspects
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Department Heads
Department Heads
0.5%
0.5%

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