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5435 Landsdowne Court (248) 321-1450
Cumming, Georgia 30041
Global Manufacturing; Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance; Shared Services Managemen
High energy Finance professional with extensive domestic and international exper
ience. Demonstrated ability to direct Internal Audit and Internal Control Compli
ance activities effectively in a large global manufacturing company. Creative an
d dynamic team player with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. D
etail oriented with excellent organizational and project management skills. Prov
en expertise in:
* Developing and managing risk-based effective Internal Audit plans within budg
* Directing SOX compliance & managing internal and external financial disclosur
* Overseeing global Financial Shared Service operations;
* Process Risk Management, Control Self Assessment, and COSO Integrated Framewo
rk for Internal Controls.
Assistant Controller, Detroit, MI ( 2006 - 2009)
Global responsibility for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and related SEC filing
s, internal control activities, deficiency remediation, related accounting and i
nternal control policy development and training for GM's global organization for
over 180 plants in approximately 70 countries. Managed a global team of approxi
mately 200 employees and 100 co-source audit professionals.
* Advised senior management and the Audit Committee on a regular basis regardin
g the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting and other oper
ational controls.
* Led the continuous improvement of global internal control performance, includ
ing application access management for over 120 major systems (e.g. SAP, PeopleSo
ft, etc.).
* Championed the development of an integrated financial system to satisfy vario
us SOX requirements.
General Director - North American Financial Shared Service Centers and Global SO
X Compliance, Phoenix, AZ (2005 - 2006)
Responsible for overseeing Financial Shared Service activities (e.g. approximate
ly 400 employees processing payrolls, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inv
entory and costing, etc.,) co-sourced with Affiliated Computer Services in North
America. Also, directed team of 200 employees responsible for monitoring GM's g
lobal SOX compliance and internal control remediation programs.
* Effectively managed internal control compliance activities (i.e. people, proc
ess and technology) for GM's Shared Service Centers in North America, Latin Amer
ica, Asia Pacific and Europe.
* Restructured organization and established continuous quality assurance proces
ses, including statistical sampling, robust compliance metrics and scorecards to
significantly improve operating performance and improve quality.
Finance Director - Corporate Controllers Office, Detroit, MI (2003 - 2005)
Directed strategy, policy, and process and system development of GM's SOX progra
* Closely monitored global performance of approximately 200 employees to assure
successful implementation and updated management and the Audit Committee on SOX
* Recognized as the Corporation's subject matter expert on internal controls an
* Oversaw system development of internally developed global SOX application.
Director of GM North America, Finance and Business Process Controls, Detroit, MI
(2001 - 2003)
Directed a team of 120 employees in the USA, Canada and Mexico, responsible for
internal controls, business process self assessment activities and miscellaneous
finance and accounting functions.
* Reduced headcount by 35%, improved customer value and strengthened the overal
l control environment via process engineering and other productivity initiatives
Director GM Audit Services, Detroit, MI (1996 - 2001)
Managed audit relationships with the Corporation's most senior executives, repor
ting to the Audit Committee on Global Internal Audit matters, macro risk assessm
ent, audit planning, engagement oversight, human resources and budget.
* Developed highly motivated team of over 60 employees responsible for audits o
f all North American activities (e.g. business operations and processes, governm
ent business, dealers, suppliers, etc.) and global special investigations.
* Recognized as "Auditor of the Year".
Regional Audit Director, Europe - GM International Audit Group, Frankfurt, Germa
ny (1992 - 1996)
Consolidated internal audit activity of all GM locations in Europe (13 countries
) and built a highly motivated team of over 40 employees.
* Significantly improved audit performance, efficiency, employee morale and cus
tomer value.
* Managed the most significant special investigation in company history.
Finance Administrator, Budgets and Business Plans - CPC Group, Detroit, MI (1990
- 1992)
Developed annual budget and five year business plan for CPC's North American man
ufacturing and assembly plants. Also, analyzed operational performance and revie
wed with senior management.
* Developed profit improvement recommendations during serious economic downturn
Finance Administrator, GM forward Product Programs, Detroit, MI (1989 - 1990)
Performed all financial analysis as lead analyst for a future product program in
cluding pricing, product cost, capital investment, profitability analysis, disco
unted cash flow return on investment, etc. Developed product program financial p
resentations for GM Board project approval.
Manager Financial Controls Analysis - GM CPC Group, Detroit, MI (1988 - 1989)
Managed the Division's internal audit activities, procedures, financial control
functions and certain general accounting activities with a team of 15 employees.
General Motors Corporate Audit Staff - (Prior to 1988)
Held a variety of financial and operation audit positions of increasing responsi
bility in the USA and Europe.
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) - University of Windsor - 5yr degree
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) - 1992
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - 1997
Citizen of USA and Canada