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New York, NY || Mobile: (610) 457 4187 || E-mail: suarezdee@gmail.com Summary: Financial management professional and results oriented leader with a solid background in establishing best standards practices, compliance and controls, internal and external reporting, revenue and expense management, financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting. Highly flexible and adaptable to diverse corporate cultures. Experience: Leaders in Finance Pharmaceutical Compliance | Greater New York City Area Founder | Director Finance Pharmaceutical Compliance (2012 Present) Pfizer Inc, New York, NY Senior Manager Finance, US Divisional Controller's Group (December 2008 September 2012) Created first in class quarterly deliverable package to senior management and internal and external audit, with clear and insightful commentary on termination and exit cost charges. Managed GAAP & cash flow restructuring charges in excess of $1 Billion for the US pharmaceutical business over 4 years; subject matter expert for FASB 112. Led and coordinated corporate-wide restructuring Standard Operating Procedure leading to audit ratings of "good" (highest available), in an area that previously had a significant control deficiency. Led the balance sheet reconciliation and account control process for the US human pharmaceutical group resulting in first-time achievement of 99% compliance metrics. Senior Manager Finance, Operational Risk Management (November 2007 December 2008) Partnered with stakeholders to create best practices guidance for the review of business transformation projects, reducing review time; approved $300M in charges. Performed an audit for the rebate payment process to confirm adequate controls were in place in the US market, in light of FCPA audit findings. Managed US human pharmaceutical business risk assessment more efficiently, allowing for more time to monitor high risk areas, and obtaining cross-functional consensus. Launched the US human marketing organization training certification on Advisory Boards, Consultant Payments, & Speaker Training, achieving 100% compliance in year one. Partnered with Worldwide Commercial Development team to launch and implement FCPA guidance. Manager US Operations, Pfizer Animal Health (December 2006 November 2007) Responsible for the re-design and execution of the third party distributor agreements, reducing costs by $50M in first year of contract re-launch. Identified issues & took action to improve processes and internal controls with the Contract Process, resulting in first time 100% signed contracts with distributors before the contract period start. Senior Financial Analyst Finance, Pfizer Animal Health (April 2005 December 2006) Led & managed all accounting and financial reporting activities including the ongoing monthly financial close and accounting policy work for the Livestock $500M business and the Support Services expenses of $80M. Managed the review and approval of rebates of $125M per year, gaining efficiencies in the payment process and created Standard Operating Procedures for review process. Led the Operating Plan process (templates, communication, and consolidation) for $1 Billion business unit. Senior Control Accountant, Treasurers Division (June 2004 April 2005) Performed month-end accounting close activities and reconciliations to the general ledger system for Pfizer divisions, processing $2 Billion cash monthly, meeting all close deadlines. Spearheaded a review of existing procedures and developed standard operating procedures to streamline the operations, reducing close work hours by 50% for staff of three (3). Implemented Sarbanes-Oxley controls (SOX 404) within Accounts Receivable group and obtained good audit ratings. Managed budget, including periodic LE forecasts to the Operations, Planning & Analysis team. Directed and managed staff, including providing coaching, setting goals, and evaluating performance.


MBA Intern / Consultant, Pfizer Marketing, Share Card Program (June 2003 June 2004) Partnered cross-functionally to develop a membership acquisition dashboard to demonstrate to senior management the effectiveness of the program launch to assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries with access to Pfizer medicines. Talson Solutions, LLC, Philadelphia, PA Finance and Marketing Consultant (January 2002 August 2002) Performed financial analysis and project management on construction engagements. Assisted in Business Development efforts by researching and applying for Diversity Supplier Programs at Fortune 500 companies. Deloitte & Touche, Philadelphia, PA Senior Consultant, Dispute Consulting Services Group (October 1999 December 2001) Conducted background due diligence on forensic investigation in response to allegations of fraud, corruption, and obstructive practices on an engagement in the retail drug industry. Managed analysts and interns (3 5 colleagues). Managed weekly invoicing for 100 national management consultants on one engagement. PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Philadelphia, PA Associate Consultant, Dispute Analysis & Investigations Group (April 1998 October 1999) Worked on engagements concerning: accounting firms malpractice litigation, an SEC revenue recognition investigation in the candy manufacturing industry, lost profits litigations in pharmaceutical and theme park businesses, and class action lawsuit in the hotel business. Provided project management for the construction and launch of a major beauty store chain in the US. Arthur Andersen, LLP, New York, NY Analyst, Economic and Financial Consulting Group (August 1997 April 1998) Performed research utilizing One Source, Dow Jones, Compact Disclosure, and Lexis-Nexis. Worked on business interruption insurance claim in the carpet manufacturing industry. Placed an emphasis on maintaining a detailed audit trail with a high level of data integrity on several financial audit engagements. Education: Master of Business Administration, May 2004. Majors: Finance and Marketing LEONARD N. STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, New York University Bachelor of Science in Economics, May 1997. Concentration: Finance THE WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, University of Pennsylvania Six Sigma Lean/DFSS Green Belt Certification, 2013. Six Sigma Online, Aveta Business Institute Computer Skills: MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio; Oracle Hyperion, Essbase; SAP, Cognos, Business Objects. Additional: Member: New York City Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI), 85 Broads, Network 20/20, and The Penn Club of NY. Fluent in English and Spanish. Trainings completed: Pfizer First Line Leading Edge II and Critical Analysis and Problem Solving situational leadership training; numerous fraud audit workshops, HFM and SAP courses, and FCPA workshops.