Maintained all Controller responsibilities. Supervised daily activities of Direct Service staff. Coordinated communications and briefings for new employees. Directed staff and organizational evaluations to detect training needs. Supervised employee relations. Established systems to improve or maintaining productivity and to keep high morale.Dealt with directors, team leaders and Executive Director utilizing different organizational development tools and systems to provide coaching on issues related to change management. Worked in leadership and execution organizational issues such as succession planning, talent or performance management. Designed and/or implemented leadership and skills development initiatives. Assisted in the development, execution and monitoring of organization strategy.
Accomplishments included: Secured, managed and acted as lead contact for pro-bono consultant team who updated organizational website. Secured and managed organizational assessment and capacity building service grant. Lead organization-wide development planning process.
Financial Controller (1/2006 - 1/2010)
Good Old Lower East Side, Inc, New York, NY, USA
This position reported directly to the Executive Director. Sole financial staff person within the organization responsible for the accounting and finance functions. Developed, maintained, and analyzed budgets, preparing periodic reports that compared budgeted costs to actual costs. Prepared monthly financial statements. Prepared A/P, A/R, invoicing, cash receipts, account analysis, and bank reconciliation. Maintained records required to ensure accuracy of all data entered into the accounting system. Managed vendor relationships to ensure best terms. Managed audit preparations and prepared schedules for audits conducted,ensuring timely completion of audits. Managed the payroll processing. Managed major government and foundation contract fiscal and programmatic compliance.
Other areas of responsibility On site IT Assistant (Troubleshooting) Design, Graphics & Communication (Design, formatting or consulting) Office & Admin Management
Accounting Department Manager (10/2004 - 8/2005)
Sirmos Lighting, Long Island City, NY, USA
Handled operational functions of accounts payable and receivable, account reconciliation, account analysis, and bank reconciliation. Provided support and training to new and existing associates in office orientation and operating software. Acted as personal assistant to the President and Owner of the company. Maintained production schedule, Acted as payroll agent, Customer Service Representative, Order Expeditor, Purchasing Manager, and Packing and Shipping Department Administrator
Accomplishments include: Awarded three promotions with raises in salary within a two month time period. Played a key role in implementing company-wide operational software conversion. Assumed fundamental responsibilities of various managerial positions while maintaining personal workload during a company-wide staff reduction process.
SUNY Empire State College, 5/2013 - Present, New York
Psychology and Performing Arts, Bachelor's Degree Program - Interdisciplinary
Katharine Gibbs School, 2004, New York
Marketing, Associates Degree in Business Administration