Director of Global Financial Reporting @ Jones Lang LaSalle
Manager of Financial Reporting & Tax @ Dominick's Finer Foods
Master of Science in Taxation - MST @
VP Finance/Divisional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Americas & Global Corporate Controller @ Functioned as Chief Financial Officer for Americas division ($400 million in revenues) responsible for all aspects of strategic operational analysis, pricing, contracts, accounting, and consolidations for an international manufacturing product segment leader. AGI-Shorewood operates facilities across four continents with strong presence in North America,
VP Finance/Divisional Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Americas & Global Corporate Controller @ Functioned as Chief Financial Officer for Americas division ($400 million in revenues) responsible for all aspects of strategic operational analysis, pricing, contracts, accounting, and consolidations for an international manufacturing product segment leader. AGI-Shorewood operates facilities across four continents with strong presence in North America, Europe, China, and Latin America. AGI-Shorewood was a portfolio company of the private equity group of Atlas Holdings LLC, recently successfully sold to strategic buyer.
-Returned over five times cash invested in three years
-Reduced overhead costs by $21M, or 35%
-Developed strategic analysis around facility closures and investment acquisitions
-Leader in due diligence process for sale of company
-Partnered with operations to drive improvement in manufacturing facilities
-Partnered with Continuous Improvement Department to build group and implement financial measurement tools
-Responsible for standard costing used for internal measurement as well as external pricing
-Secured $70 million asset backed revolving credit facility
-Oversight of cash management, credit control, annual audits & all taxes
-Oversaw budgeting, forecasting and board of director presentations
-Oversight of all contract negotiations, including aspects of pricing
-Responsible for real estate holdings, including negotiating successful sale of four manufacturing buildings
-Responsible for all financial and accounting controls
-Initiated and drove consolidation of all facilities onto single ERP platform
-Developed and executed plan to rationalize legal entities to improve customer experience and simplify structure From 2011 to Present (4 years) Greater Chicago AreaDivisional Chief Financial Officer @ Played key role in this private equity backed turnaround situation in preparing this company for its ultimate sale. Developed financial analytic structure, which was then used to improve operating results. Managed accounting, treasury and tax team of 12 individuals with manufacturing facilities in the US and Germany.
-Returned over four times cash invested in three years through improving EBITDA, driving sales price on exit
-Partnered with operations in process improvement efforts
-Established reporting structure and drove key analysis of business and strategic direction
-Developed global accounting structure, from use of general ledger to reporting capabilities and standards
-Established monthly close process instituting continuous improvement programs
-Significantly improved working capital focus From August 2009 to November 2011 (2 years 4 months) Greater Chicago AreaVice President of Finance @ Lead organization in preparation for successful public offering on NYSE. Responsible for building finance structure (including controls, reporting and personnel), as well as preparing operations for operating in public company environment.
Oversight of the following groups; Global Consolidations and Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, General Ledger, Corporate Shared Services, Real Estate Controllership, and Construction Finance.
-Strategic leader in preparing Hyatt for public offering. Drove the necessary changes in the structure and quality of the finance organization, including appropriate staffing, implementing SOx controls and re-engineering processes. Provided education of public company standards and collaborated on process change in non-finance departments within the organization, establishing the appropriate level of financial due diligence and awareness of public company requirements.
-Worked closely with business leaders to develop key performance indicators to enhance operational support
-Developed and implemented solution converting organization from a quarterly close to a monthly close
-Directly oversaw financial aspects of more than twenty dispositions and over ten acquisitions with a total value of over $2.5 billion
-Developed and implemented global accounting policies utilized across the organization
-Dramatically improved working capital management through automating existing manual corporate accounts payable function
-Managed implementation of electronic travel & entertainment expense system, improving corporate-wide processing and payment efficiencies
-Strategic partner in installation of global consolidation system – Hyperion Financial Management
-Developed monthly internal management reporting, as well as quarterly reporting to support quarterly earnings release and analysis of business drivers
-Established disclosure and commitment & contingency committees consistent with public company control requirements From June 2004 to June 2009 (5 years 1 month) Greater Chicago AreaDirector of Global Financial Reporting @ Managed Global Consolidations, SEC & Financial Reporting Group of five associates responsible for internal financial reporting and analysis, including annual budgeting process and quarterly forecasts, as well as the SEC filing process.
-Played an integral financial role in the merger of the two real estate services firms of LaSalle Partners, primarily a US business, and Jones Lang Wootton, essentially a non-US business to form a global service provider
-Played an integral financial role in the firm’s €165 million bond offering in the Netherlands, and managed subsequent financial operations
-Established and implemented transfer pricing process in Asia Pacific resulting in significantly improving the utilization of tax deductible expenses
-Managed the external audit on a global basis
-Responsible for producing monthly consolidated global financial statements
-Ensured accounting in accordance with US GAAP
-Managed SEC filing process.
-Responsible for coordinating company-wide Annual Budget and Quarterly Forecasts
-Responsible for financial compliance to banks under revolving credit agreement
-Instrumental in implementation, rollout and training of global consolidation and reporting software—Hyperion
• Strategic participant in the enhancement of PeopleSoft general ledger reporting tools
• Responsible for all aspects of the ongoing management of our global consolidation and reporting system, from hardware to end users From 1999 to 2004 (5 years) Manager of Financial Reporting & Tax @ From January 1998 to January 1999 (1 year 1 month) Manger Audit, Tax & Advisory Group @ From January 1994 to December 1997 (4 years)
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Finance & Economics @ The University of Chicago From 2001 to 2003 Master of Science in Taxation - MST, Taxation @ DePaul University From 1995 to 1997 Bachelor's degree, Accounting @ DePaul University From 1989 to 1993 Dan Lawrence is skilled in: Financial Reporting, Finance, Process Improvement, Auditing, Financial Analysis, Budgets, Forecasting, Tax, Management, Accounting, Certified Public Accountant, Private Equity
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