An accounting/finance leader with a foundation in public accounting (KPMG) and diverse industry experience at 4 fortune 100 companies. Expertise in GAAP and SEC requirements, leading and advising the corporation through complex acquisitions, joint ventures and treasury activities. Represented both the industry and company in rulemaking activities of the FASB, SEC and IASB. Instrumental in offshoring activities
An accounting/finance leader with a foundation in public accounting (KPMG) and diverse industry experience at 4 fortune 100 companies. Expertise in GAAP and SEC requirements, leading and advising the corporation through complex acquisitions, joint ventures and treasury activities. Represented both the industry and company in rulemaking activities of the FASB, SEC and IASB. Instrumental in offshoring activities to India and managing a remote team. Implemented an in-house continuing professional education curriculum for finance executives, resulting in significant cost savings to the Company. Created an internal consulting team of fellow CPA's to advise on significant/complex accounting transactions. Recognized for leadership that gets people engaged in high performance teams to achieve their goals. Licensed CPA.
Director- Accounting Policies, SOX 404 and Compliance @ Hold leadership responsibility for two key areas:
1. Accounting Policies & Compliance Responsibilities:
Lead a team of 20 technical accountants who review all of Verizon’s significant transactions and agreements to ensure accurate and efficient accounting treatment
Monitor all rulemaking activity of the FASB, SEC, and IASB and seek opportunities to comment on proposals
Participated in roundtable discussions with the FASB&IASB Board members and voiced Communications Industry implications for proposed standards
Represented Verizon at the 2012/2013 Global Communications GAAP Summit
2.Sarbanes-Oxley Program Responsibilities:
Lead the SOX team and acting SOX coordinator for all of Verizon
Established company-wide policies and procedures for compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX)
Facilitated monthly steering committee meetings with senior executives From September 2008 to Present (7 years 4 months) General Accounting Manager- Financial Reporting and Accounting @ Foreign filer 20F -IFRS reporting.
Primarily responsible for accounting and close process activities related to fixed assets (component asset), capital projects, intangibles, royalty arrangements and gross profit split contracts
Responsible for estimated return reserves process for prescription pharmaceutical products
Took a leadership role in off-shoring transactional positions to India. Made a site visit to ensure success in the production phase. Managed a remote team for offshore activities From June 2006 to September 2008 (2 years 4 months) Financial Project Controller @ Responsible for all revenue recognition related functions including bookclose and reporting for the US Sprint account From February 2004 to June 2006 (2 years 5 months) SEC Financial Reporting Manager @ Prepared and reviewed internal/external financial reports: Form 10Ks, 10Qs, monthly press releases, and management reports From February 2000 to October 2001 (1 year 9 months) Senior Accountant (Auditor) @ Managed all aspects of financial statement audit process, including planning, administration, review, client service, and reporting From September 1997 to February 2000 (2 years 6 months)
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Accounting Option, GPA 3.8/4.0 Graduated Magna Cum Laude @ California State University-Hayward - School of Business and Economics From 1995 to 1997 Mayani Johnson, CPA is skilled in: Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Finance, Financial Reporting, Accounting, IFRS, Financial Audits
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