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Elizabeth CGMA

Director of Shared Services

Financial Executive/Vice-President & Corporate Controller

Dallas, Texas

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Elizabeth CGMA's Work Experience

Borden Dairy Company

Director of Shared Services

August 2015 to Present

Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Omni Hotels

Assistant Corporate Controller

December 2014 to July 2015


Omni Hotels

Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager, Corporate

August 2014 to November 2014


Elizabeth CGMA's Education

The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business

Masters in Business Administration Executive MBA

2006 to 2008

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Masters in Business Administration Executive MBA

2006 to 2008

Southern Methodist University

Certificate in Management. Executive Education. Management and Leadership.

2012 to 2012

About Elizabeth CGMA's Current Company

Borden Dairy Company

Responsible for providing the Borden Shared Service Center strategic direction, leadership, budget development and management as well as managing overall day-to-day operations. Working closely with Corporate Finance and Business Unit Controllers located throughout the United States, responsibilities include managing the performance, quality, productivity, process cost optimization, timeliness and customer service delivery with good governance and compliance of...

About Elizabeth CGMA

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Director/Controller level leader with a broad background in corporate accounting, finance, technical accounting, financial reporting, cash flow, fixed-assets, shared services and major engineering-construction projects in diverse business sectors. Key strengths include building, developing and leading high-performing teams, business process improvements, change management and customer service delivery. Strong record in collaborating with internal customers. Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skills. ▪ Professional Qualifications: ▪ Executive MBA ▪ CPA ▪ CMA ▪ CGMA ▪ Sectors: ▪ Dairy ▪ Hospitality ▪ Consumer Packaged Goods ▪ Engineering-Construction (EPC) ▪ LatAm experience: ▪ Mexico ▪ Central America. ▪ Bilingual in Spanish. Skills Summary: • Technical accounting • Financial reporting • Budget development, forecasting and cost control • Audit liaise and interface: internal and external • Full-cycle accounting and monthly close • Corporate: ▪Budget ▪Cash Flow ▪Sales/Use Tax ▪Credit Facilities • Interface with executive management at all levels • Advocate in support of strategic change initiatives • Shared services • Operations Management • Analysis and resolution of complex problems • Customer relationship management and interface • Relationship Management Team: ▪ Client ▪ Community ▪ Labor Unions • Ability to organize, design, streamline and optimize operations • Business Process Improvement • Building and leading large, engaged, high-performance teams • Service Delivery • Experience with Tier-1 ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards, Ross) • Talent Management: attracting, development and retention of engaged employees • internal controls and SOX • Fixed Assets ▪CIP ▪Roll Forward ▪LeasingDirector of Shared Services @ Responsible for providing the Borden Shared Service Center strategic direction, leadership, budget development and management as well as managing overall day-to-day operations. Working closely with Corporate Finance and Business Unit Controllers located throughout the United States, responsibilities include managing the performance, quality, productivity, process cost optimization, timeliness and customer service delivery with good governance and compliance of all SSC functions. Key focus areas include: ▪ customer and stakeholder service including collaboration and frequent communication/feedback ▪ implement a continuous performance improvement/quality program ▪ carry-out benchmarking as a basis for performance improvement toward ‘best-in-class’ ▪ training and development of associate team members ▪ standardize, simplify and streamline procedures ▪ cost-effectively improve, optimize and automate work processes From August 2015 to Present (3 months) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaAssistant Corporate Controller @ Reported directly to the Corporate Controller and close working relationships with the VP of Corporate Finance & Procurement, CFO and VP Finance, Hotel Group as well as interface with key executive officers within TRT Holdings including CFO, Tax, Legal, Audit, Financial Reporting and Treasury. Total of five direct manager and senior level reports. Responsible for corporate financial reporting, technical accounting, credit agreement compliance and reporting, annual company budget development, forecasts and variance analyses, tax reporting and external auditor liaise, KPMG. Integrating property and hotel acquisitions and dispositions into the accounting system and Fixed Asset reporting. Involved in IT ERP system implementation and financial report adaptation. From December 2014 to July 2015 (8 months) DallasTechnical Accounting & Financial Reporting Manager, Corporate @ Reported directly to the Corporate Controller. Responsibilities included: • Extensive corporate financial reporting including the monthly Board report and the annual Budget and forecasts. Research and recommendations for complex technical accounting issues and application. • Assisted in preparation of consolidated financial statements and reports for management. • Read, analyzed and interpreted credit agreements/debt covenants. • Recorded acquisitions and dispositions in the corporate accounting system. • Compiled and analyzed financial information and presented recommendations to management. • Coordinated and supported the production of the annual budget, forecasts and variances. From August 2014 to November 2014 (4 months) DallasAccounting Manager Shared Services @ Reporting to the VP, Corporate Controller, role involved Shared Service Center Accounting Manager responsibilities, close interface with Corporate Accounting to promote accuracy and consistency of general ledger information. Also involved interface and portfolio assignments with Treasury, Financial Reporting, Tax and Internal Audit. Direct accounting/finance topics interface with Business Unit and Plant Controllers. ▪ Interface responsibility for Corporate-Shared Service accounting projects, processes and issues ▪ Technical accounting resource for Business Unit and Plant Controllers ▪ Director level Financial Reporting Package preparation support and participation ▪ Finance, Accounting and Treasury interface support to Mexican Owner ▪ Procedure/flowchart development and update to most efficient practices ▪ Balance sheet reconciliations for Cash, A/R, A/P, Payroll and Route Accounting functions ▪ Tax compliance training coordinated with Corporate Tax Director ▪ Internal and external auditor (E&Y) liaise and interface ▪ Fixed Asset Accounting and Listing oversight (JDEdwards/SAP ERP) ▪ Cash flow support for Financial Reporting ▪ Inventory procedures development and update. Physical inventory auditing ▪ Expense report/T&E entry/reconciliation including improving control measures (Concur®/SAP) ▪ Accounting technical guidance and support to specialized Shared Service accounting managers: ♦A/P ♦A/R & Credit ♦Payroll ♦Route Accounting ▪ Intercompany balance, transactions and reconciliations ▪ Collaboration and support to Corporate Accounting From November 2013 to July 2014 (9 months) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaSenior Corporate Accountant | Corporate Accountant @ Senior Corporate Accountant reporting to Corporate Accounting Manager. Communication/interface responsibilities with Regional and Business Unit controllers and finance managers to develop consistency, accuracy and timeliness of accounting and financial data. ▪ Full-cycle accounting, general ledger and monthly closing responsibilities. ▪ Support to Corporate Accounting Manager in developing/refining accounting procedures/standards and setting department objectives. ▪ Interface and support to other finance functions: financial reporting, supply chain, treasury, tax and internal audit. ▪ Internal and external auditor interface and coordination including annual audit support. ▪ General Ledger account reconciliation and communication of their condition/status ▪ Journal Entries including accruals, amortizations and intercompany charges ▪ Analysis of journal entry cost center line items for accuracy and reasonableness ▪ Analysis of cost center variances and communication to cost center owners and management ▪ Participation with Financial Reporting & Analysis on quarterly and annual closings and reports ▪ Support to internal and external auditor information and document requests ▪ Monthly corporate accounting close and intercompany reconciliations with Regions and BUs ▪ Financial and accounting reports to Mexican parent company, Grupo Industrial Lala ▪ Support and collaboration with Finance, Shared Services and Regional Controllers ▪ Use of Cognos and Hyperion Report Generation software. From July 2012 to October 2013 (1 year 4 months) Dallas/Fort Worth AreaAccounting and MBA Degrees | CPA License | US Citizenship @ ✔ Major accomplishments during this period: ▪ completed Bachelor's degree in Accounting: ♦ highest class GPA ♦ senior thesis: SOX 404, ▪ completed Master's degree (MBA) at the University of Texas at Austin (top 10% academically), ▪ EMBA international study in: ♦Vienna, Austria ♦Bratislava, Slovakia. ▪ moved to the US and became a US citizen. ▪ became a CPA (Texas). Passed all four CPA exams on the first sitting (FAR, AUD, BEC, REG). From August 2003 to June 2012 (8 years 11 months) Mexico City, Houston and DallasController Major Projects @ Controller Major EPC Projects (Senior Project Administration Manager) and Senior Accounting Manager experience of over 14 years at ICA Fluor. ICA Fluor is a joint venture of ICA, historically the largest and most important engineering construction company in Mexico and in Latin America and Fluor, the most prestigious and capable international engineering, procurement and construction project company. ▪ All accounting, payroll, payment, ledger, audit response management and human resources on major projects. Implementation and oversight of internal control procedures and compliance. Managed all banking relationships. ▪Project Controller managing a supervisory and support staff of 25 to 40 persons. ▪ Worked with project executive direction in client, labor union and community relationship management. Helped to minimize labor disruptions on a highly schedule driven project with liquidated damages for failing to meet schedule milestones. ▪ Accepted the Major Project Controller challenge of fiscal, tax, financial and labor for ICA El Salvador, a new company set-up for a mega-project in El Salvador. Included working with local fiscal (Deloitte) and governmental authorities. ▪ Organizational management responsibility for over 2,500 craft workers including human resources, transportation, logistics and dining facilities. From January 1998 to August 2003 (5 years 8 months) Metapan, El Salvador and Altamira, MexicoSenior Accounting Manager | Accounting Manager @ Senior Accounting Manager responsible for all accounting, finance and treasury functions on major projects including working with executive project management and with the Corporate Accounting & Finance Department. ▪ Project accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger (A/P, A/R & G/L) as well as payroll, inventory control, monthly financial closings, currency and exchange rate conversions. ▪ Collaborated on Financial Reporting and Forecasting with Project Cost Controls. ▪ Responsible for reporting and implementing all company accounting and financial procedures. ▪ Prepared and monitored cash-flow forecasts, and supported analysis of cost variances against budget. ▪ Assisted with the preparation of major project budgets and forecasts. ▪ Managed a supervisory and support staff of up to 40 persons. ▪ Took on accounting, treasury and HR responsibilities to overcome and reorganize a poorly functioning project accounting and administration effort, resulting in acknowledgement from the Functional Accounting & Finance Department Manager and the Project Director. ▪ Promoted to Controller Major Projects/Project Administrator, the first female in Grupo ICA to hold that position. From July 1992 to December 1997 (5 years 6 months) Mexico City and Major Project Locations in MexicoAccounting Manager | Senior Accountant | Accountant @ Progressive responsibility in the Accounting and Finance area of Grupo ICA’s Industrial Division (Mexico) involved in the execution of major Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Projects. ▪ Collaborated in major project accounting system automation, software upgrades and implementation with minimum distruption to on-going processes. Efforts were recognized by Project Director and the Functional Manager of Accounting & Finance. ▪ Worked in the development and improvement of new accounting and financial reporting work processes. ▪ Led the effort to automate all financial statements improving financial reporting and reducing monthly closing issue dates and efforts. ▪ Performed accounts payable functions, processed monthly accruals, reconciled bank statements and maintained vendor and subcontractor account control. From March 1989 to June 1992 (3 years 4 months) Mexico City, Tuxpan and Altamira, MexicoMasters in Business Administration, Executive MBA @ The University of Texas at Austin - The Red McCombs School of Business From 2006 to 2008 Masters in Business Administration, Executive MBA @ Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey From 2006 to 2008 Certificate in Management. Executive Education., Management and Leadership. @ Southern Methodist University From 2012 to 2012 Ethics for Professional Accountants, Accounting/CPA @ The University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management From 2010 to 2010 Executive Education (9-month program), Accounting and Finance @ Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México From 2001 to 2001 Bachelors, Accounting, 9.9/10.0 GPA @ Escuela Bancaria y Comercial Elizabeth CGMA is skilled in: Continuous Improvement, Stakeholder Relations, Risk Management, ERP SAP and JD..., Shared Services Director, Shared Services, Service Delivery, Leadership, Business Process..., Performance Management, Technical Accounting, Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets, Management, Accounting, Finance, Budgets, Forecasting, Internal Controls, GAAP (US and Mexican), Auditing, Financial Statements, Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Account Reconciliation, General Ledger

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Extraversion (E), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), Judging (J)

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2 year(s), 11 month(s)

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Elizabeth CGMA's Achievements

Dean’s Academic Award, MBA. The Red McComb's School of Business

Issued by University of Texas at Austin · May 2008

Beta Gamma Sigma MBA Honor Society

Issued by University of Texas at Austin Chapter · May 2008


Issued by ICA Fluor · February 1996

Audit Response Recognition

Issued by ICA Fluor · July 2002

Immigrant Journey Professional Excellence Award

Issued by Badmus Law Firm · April 2013

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