NAI Miami HQ
9655 South Dixie Highway
Suite 300

Miami, Florida 33156 United States
t(130) 593-840 00Ext116 f1 (305) 938-4002
Chief Financial Officer

Background & Experience
City of Homestead, Homestead, FL
2003 - 2006
Assistant Finance Director/Controller

Accounting and Finance
• Implement solid accounting policies and procedures
• Insure that all accounts are reconciled and perform monthly closings
• Generate monthly financial reports to management
• Provide financial reports in preparation of the City’s $135M budget
• Improve overall efficiency in accounting and reporting functions
• Obtain bond financing for capital projects
• Conduct external audit and provide supervision of staff in handling audit requests

• Provide cross-training opportunities for finance staff
• Review existing internal controls, adapt and implement new and improved procedures
• Attend city council and committee meetings
• Supervise eight department personnel and conduct periodic staff performance evaluations

Southeastern Paper Products, Miami, FL
1990 - 2003

Accounting and Finance
• Created and managed the financial department of consolidated group of companies (Southeastern - a wholesale manufacturer and exporter of paper and office products; Siman Consumer - an importer and wholesale distributor of consumer products; Siman Paper - an importer and wholesale distributor of office products with combined revenues of $100M.
• Success in obtaining exemptions for Florida sales tax in excess of $200K and refunds of US Customs taxes exceeding $200K
• Capable of managing multiple projects, including company startups, electronic data interchange (“EDI”)

Initiatives, data system conversions, interim bank, insurance and annual financial statement audits.
• Able to implement significant changes in product sales strategy from job order (processing) to product costing (office products) without incurring additional costs
• Expertise in facilitating and managing accounting, legal, banking and insurance relationships
• Direct ten individuals involved in accounting, information technology, export and logistic departments
• Custodian for $13M in fixed assets, including accounting for all additions, disposals and tax calculations
• Directed preparation of budgets, cash flow analysis and financial reports for management and banks
• Completed Chapter 7 liquidation of corporation

Information Technology
• Project management to develop software programs for accounting, production and logistics
• Extensive technical knowledge of accounting system conversion and integration for manufacturing, EDI, shipping and distribution (truck, rail and ocean)
• Possess computer skills using MAS200, PaperSoft, Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook
• System Administrator for Novell, NT, SCO UNIX/LINUX and Sterling Commerce

• Adept at both oral and written communication
• Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and financial reporting requirements
• Articulate and creative, offering innovative, practical and ethical solutions to financial challenges
• Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence , perseverance and vision promote success
• Committed to assisting others with an emphasis on job training and position development
• Skilled at encouraging others to make sound judgmental decisions to promote cost savings
• Dependable - independent thinker interested in quick conflict resolution
The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, Pennsylvania)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Professional Associations & Designations
Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida License 16397