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Chris Howard  MBA

Chris Howard MBA

Vice President - Technology

New York City Metropolitan Area

Seasoned finance leader with 15+ years of experience in global financial operations leading Financial Planning and Analysis group. Expert financial leader specializing in variance analysis, modeling both financial and headcount, budgets, strategic plans, and identifying key performance metrics.

Financial Planning and Analysis | Modeling
Email: Howard07430@gmail.com


Vice President excelling in monthly financial reporting, including variance analysis and reconciliations providing analysis of ongoing actual spend versus budget to ensure proper cost controls are in place and that risks and opportunities are identified and brought to management's attention. Expertise in developing and maintaining financial forecasts and budgets on an ongoing basis to determine business as usual and overlays as needed.

Expert accounting leader specializing in preparing and posting month-end journal entries, monthly balance sheet reconciliations, and inventory audits. Developing systematic control wherever possible to increase financial controls.

Core Competencies

• Financial Planning
• Budgeting / Strategic Plans
• Modeling
• Forecasting
• Data Analysis
• Financial Reporting
• AP/ AR
• GL & Month-End Closing
• Advanced Microsoft Excel
• ERP Software (SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, QuickBooks)
• Reporting tools (Hyperion, Business Objects, OBIEE, Tableau)
• Cloud migration
• Communications
• Lean Six Sigma
• Training & Mentoring

Accomplishments

Organizational Design Planning: Led the client’s complex procurement transformation globally saving $500m and created a world-class procurement organization.

Outsourced internal datacenter to AWS Cloud, improving EBIT +35% through automation, 10% reduction in headcount and 20% IT overhead elimination

Business Growth Strategy: Grew sales, organically and through restructuring, from US$10m to US$63m and increased EBIT from 8% to 20%

Operational Management & Integration: Integrated several divisions into the shared operations group resulting in savings of US$25m.

Provide guidance and support to the executive team ensuring operations, IT goods, and cloud services, including outsourcing, performed by third parties are executed in a well-controlled manner and follow vendor agreements and governance policy and standards.

Cross-functional Team Leadership: Responsible for $375 million business unit with direct team leadership for 150 finance, operations, customer service, and manufacturing organization located across 3 countries.

Please call me (201)574-6935 for any Vice President or Director in finance or operations opportunities.


Experience:

  • Vice President Of Finance And Operations with Lean Six Sigma (Promin Group)
  • Vice President (Lazard)
  • Business Manager FP&A/ Finance (Pearson)
  • BUSINESS MANAGER MANUFACTURING STRATEGY (Pearson)
  • Operations Manager (Pearson Education)

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