1. Patricia P. Vacca
9230 Saratoga Terrace Pickerington, OH 43147
Cellular: (614) 562-3606 email@example.com
Senior ~ Level Financial Executive
Financial Analysis ♦ Strategic Planning♦ Operational Streamlining
…Managing Financials in Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Risk Management and Financial Service Settings
Accomplished professional offering over 19 years’ comprehensive experience in competitive, growth-driven
environments. Strong team builder and facilitator with exceptional overall business perspective and a proven history
of providing valuable financial guidance. Known for consistently delivering strong earnings, profit, and productivity
gains; reducing operating costs; turning around unprofitable functions; and developing and implementing strategic
plans to ensure company growth.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
♦ Financial Compliance ♦ Policies & Procedures ♦ Cost Review & Benchmarking
♦ Quality Assurance Development ♦ Applications Development
♦ Training & Supervision ♦ Budgeting & Forecasting ♦ Strategic Planning &
♦ Recruiting & Staffing ♦ Management Information Initiatives
♦ Vendor Negotiations Systems ♦ Project Planning & Analysis
♦ Mergers & Acquisitions ♦ Contract Risk Analysis ♦ Performance Evaluations
♦ Margin Improvement ♦ Program Development & Mgmt. ♦ Startups & Turnarounds
♦ P&L Responsibility ♦ HR / Benefits & Payroll ♦ Systems Implementation
♦ Treasury Management ♦ Database Administration & ♦ Financial Planning &
♦ Contract Review & Revision ♦ Productivity Improvement ♦ Workflow Management
Proficient knowledge and adaptability with computers, multiple platforms and various
programs, with extensive capabilities in: Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook ♦ Lotus
Notes ♦ Hyperion Essbase ♦JBA ♦ SAP ♦ SAP Business Objects ♦ AS400 Query ♦
MAS500 ♦ FRX ♦ BlackLine ♦ Quickbooks ♦Salesforce ♦ Lawson ♦ GERS ♦Turbo Tax
Asset Keeper ♦ FAS ♦ Business Objects ♦ SQL ♦ Crystal Reports ♦ MICROS
Vice President/Controller, American Health Packaging ... Increased revenue from $94M to
$525M by relocating entire operation from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. After finding location,
which included a complete build-out of facility and offices and provided significant tax abatement
(saved $425K/yr), led team that implemented complete ERP system. Also designed all system
reports and developed all internal controls, processes, and procedures.
Vice President/ Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Significantly improved internal controls by
centralizing all accounting/billing functions to corporate office. Reduced monthly close process
from 25 days to 10 days by establishing formal month-end close and account reconciliation process
while cutting costs.
Vice President/Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Increased EBITDA $750K/yr through negotiating
national vendor contracts across all business units. Implemented national online travel expense
recording and purchase card program that reduced manual accounts payable entries and effected
quicker reimbursements and vendor payments by facilitating online ordering, expense tracking,
and vendor management.
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Corporate Controller, Sofa Express ... Implemented accounting modules/processes to generate
formal financial reporting package. Working directly with IT dept, led setup of additional
modules to current retail
system to streamline close process and improve financial statements’ accuracy. With additional
modules active, more accessible financial statements provided valuable information not
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL GROUP (www.ifgpr.com) – Columbus, OH
Specializes in placement/consulting assignments with senior-level financial personnel in accounting, finance,
IT market. Employs ~200 from 17 US locations.
Senior Financial Consultant (2011 – Present)
As Senior Financial Consultant for global company, Momentive (current temporary consulting assignment),
oversee reporting/accounting process for litigation reserve/schedule, current/noncurrent liabilities/receivables,
all retirement and post employment obligations, and equity accounts, and serve as lead communicator to
external audit team on required changes in reserves (from technical accounting and company policy
perspective). Manage month-end closings, prepare all journal entries for areas of responsibility, assist
corporate financial services in monthly/quarterly closes (Brazil, Mexico, Canada, US), and ensure assigned
accounts reconciled timely/accurately.
♦ Identified internal control flaw relating to legal expenses and developed/implemented corrective
♦ Developed report to help identify vendors by project to ensure all project expenses are properly
♦ Ensured corporate compliance with generally accepted accounting principles by performing
monthly budget forecast and prior year variance analyses for North American corporate departments, and
reviewing cost center closings.
AVIZENT (www.avizentrisk.com) – Dublin, OH
National provider of client risk management solutions, including claims management, medical managed care,
options, and RMIS technology, with 13 portfolio companies. Employs ~800 in 50 locations across US.
Purchased by private equity group in Spring 2007 (formerly Frank Gates Service Company).
Vice President/Corporate Controller (2008 - 2010)
Directed accounts receivable/payable, billing, payroll, general ledger, customer banking, risk management,
treasury, taxes, yearly audits, financial reporting, credit facility reporting, and vendor management.
Maintained responsibility for daily cash monitoring, AP management, AR collections, customer billing,
supporting unit controllers, month end closing, providing all financial reports to private equity group and
credit facility, working with legal dept relating to customer contracts, and supporting customer banking
manager with reconciliation and customer issues. Directly supervised unit controllers, customer banking
manager, AP/AR staff, and PR associate and indirectly supervised staff accountants, billing associates,
customer banking clerks.
♦ Reduced expenses ~$750K/yr by awarding national vendor contracts for office supplies, coffee, car
rentals, overnight shipping, office equipment leases, and travel services, resulting in consolidated billing
and savings of one AP clerk.
♦ Saved $25K/yr by implementing online travel expense reporting system and purchase card system that
enabled employees to submit travel expenses and supporting receipts with funds directly deposited into
bank accounts weekly.
♦ Cut costs $80K/yr through reducing dept by 3 FTEs. Worked directly with IT dept, banks, and customer
banking dept to implement program that automatically reconciled 389 customer bank accounts daily.
♦ Slashed audit bill from $245K (2008) to $65K (2009) by working directly with CFO to implement
processes to automatically reconcile accounts and review financials.
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♦ Prevented fraudulent expenses by teaming with CEO and HR Director to revise travel policy, expense
reporting policy, and corporate credit card policy companywide. Also implemented ethics policy and
whistle blower policy/hotline.
LIMITED STORES, LLC (www.thelimited.com) – Columbus, OH
National retail women’s clothing chain employing ~8K and yielding $430M from 230 retail locations (2008).
Private equity group Spring 2007.
Manager of Treasury, Sales Audit, & Inventory Control (2007 – 2008)
In charge of all aspects of sales audit, treasury, and inventory control and maintained responsibility for
making appropriate entries for month end, providing reconciliation/support for financial reporting, and
reporting to credit facility. Directly supervised 4 financial analysts.
♦ Saved >$200K/yr and provided additional security for employees by presenting/championing plan to
consolidate numerous banks into 3 major banks with armored carriers picking up nightly deposits (plan
approved/implemented 1 month after departure).
♦ Slashed physical inventory reconciliation of all locations from >6 weeks to 2 weeks by working
closely with financial analyst to implement far more efficient process.
♦ Secured reduced credit card processing rate by teaming with private equity group and the other
private equity companies to determine lower merchant rate based on business categories.
SOFA EXPRESS – Columbus, OH
National retail furniture chain with 80 retail store locations and 4 distribution centers. Employed 1.1K with
(at peak). Filed for bankruptcy 2008.
Corporate Controller (2005 – 2007)
Directed inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, month end closing, risk management, vendor
management, treasury, tax, yearly audits, and financial reporting. Also oversaw HR and benefits and acted as
interim CIO (for 9 months). Directly supervised 1 accounting manager, 2 staff accountants, 3 accounts
payable personnel, 1 payroll person, and 1 accounting clerk in addition to overseeing 3 HR employees and 4
♦ Consolidated 2 payroll systems (left uncompleted by previous controller) and reconciled every
employee’s taxes to ensure correct W-2’s issued by January 31, 2005 (during 1st month after
♦ Ensured asset retention by overseeing reconciliation of inventory with liquidators for downsized
locations and working closely with downsized locations’ store managers.
♦ Attempted to ensure business’s future by submitting business savings plan to CFO that identified
least profitable locations and closure execution plan (however, parent company dismissed plan, opted
for fewer store closures, and filed bankruptcy first quarter 2008).
AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION (www.amerisourcebergen.com) – Columbus, OH
(1993 – 2004)
One of world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving US, Canada and selected global markets.
with ~$80B/yr revenues.
Regional Director of Finance - North Central Region (2003 – 2004)
Directed all financial preparation and presentations of 5 locations with ~$6.7B/yr revenues (2004),
coordinated/prepared annual budget, oversaw customer pricing maintenance/analysis, supervised
reconciliations of physical inventories, and ensured Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Directly supervised 3
financial analysts and 2 customer service maintenance clerks.
♦ Instituted controls to ensure customer pricing maintenance analyzed/validated and oversaw process
change ensuring company lost no revenue (after identifying problem with procedure to change customer
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AMERICAN HEALTH PACKAGING (www.americanhealthpackaging.com) – Columbus, OH
Leading provider of pharmaceutical products with customized packaging to pharmacies on behalf of
manufacturing partners. AmerisourceBergen subsidiary.
Vice President/Controller (1999 – 2003)
Directed consolidations and centralization of all financial information relating to mergers.
Prepared/Presented/Executed capital project plan for facility expansion to ensure future growth.
Documented/Executed/Monitored Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures for all functions within the
business. Directly supervised all accounting, inventory, payroll, and information systems.
Director of Finance (1995 – 1999)
Selected team member in relocation of packaging facility from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. Managed
preparation and presentation of all financial information, establishment of all internal controls, processes,
and systems for new location. Directly and indirectly supervised all functions of accounts receivables,
accounts payables, inventory control, cost accounting, payroll, chargebacks and contracts, Medicaid and
Financial Reporting Manager - North Central Region (1993 – 1995)
Responsibility for three distribution centers financial reporting, bank account reconciliations, monthly sales
and uses tax returns; assisted with yearly budget preparation and presentation. Directly supervised 1
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY – Columbus, OH
Bachelors of Science in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant (inactive)