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Norma Fernandez, CPA

13412 Savanna, Tustin, CA 92782


949-677-5214 / nf39c350@westpost.net

Hands-on professional in accounting, financial analysis, and financial reporting


. Experienced in international public and private companies involved in manufact
uring, business software, retail distribution, and food industry in a continuous
company growth environment. Proven record of developing and analyzing auditabl
e financial/transactional information to identify and implement cost savings opp
ortunities.

SUMMARY OF SKILLS
Microsoft Office
A/R and A/P
G/L Maintenance
Cross-Training
Standard Cost
Mas 200
FRX
Internal Control
Audit & Compliance
Financial Analysis
Accpac
Fixed Assets
Budget Management
Process -Streamlining Forecasting
Syspro
Cash Management
Sales and Use Tax
Month end Close
Collections
Visibility
Inventory
Corporate Insurance
Analytical Review
FAS
Crystal
Payroll-ADP
Bilingual-Spanish
GAAP
Variance Analysis

EXPERIENCE
CUSTOM BILT METALS
Chino, CA
2008 - 2010
Fabricator of energy-efficient metal roofing and seamless rain gutter systems
Financial Controller
Managed full scope financial functions, including budgeting, forecasting, financ
ial analysis, treasury function, utilizing Mas 200 software, in compliance with
accounting standards, considering integration of personnel, materials, equipment
, and monetary resources in an environment of limited and shared resources while
supporting continuous process/transaction efficiencies.
* Provided trend, statistical, and financial analysis to operations/sales areas
resulting in reduced monthly expenses by branch up to 10%.
* Spearheaded cross-training program at all levels which reduced consultant fees
by $100K.
* Performed standard operating system needs analysis, which resulted in consolid
ating 10 different entities while providing on-going documentation and training,
reducing head count at each branch.
* Created accounts receivable credit review process resulting in improved collec
tions within range of 45-60 days.
* Managed transition from manual purchase order system to fully integrated syste
m reducing month-end close by 3 days.
* Created and managed the company's first Travel Expense Policy resulting in red
uced travel expenses by 12%.

GOGLANIAN BAKERIES, INC.


Santa Ana, CA
2002 - 2008
Producer and supplier of bread products utilizing domestic and international dis
tributors
Financial Controller/Accounting Manager
Provided leadership to develop departmental growth and control-oriented solution
s to produce timely and accurate financial results and financial analysis, using
ACCPAC and Syspro software, in compliance with accounting standards, regulatory
expectations, and company policies.
* Reduced billing cycle from 2 weeks to daily invoicing and implemented routine
collections systems, resulting in improved collections of 90% of receivables wit
hin 35 days.
* Developed the first accounting company manual to document business processes,
internal control systems, physical inventory, standard costing, monthly financia
l reporting package, which was also used as training materials for personnel at
various levels resulting in elimination of outside services fees of $200k.
* Created daily key actual and trend information on cash, sales, A/R, A/P, LOC,
inventory, which isolated areas requiring immediate attention, resulting in comp
liance to bank covenants.
* Selected and replaced integrated financial and manufacturing computer system w
hich decreased month-end process by 5 days.
* Performed internal financial audits and implemented alternative processes, whi
ch resulted with minimal audit adjustments in the last fiscal audited financial
report.
* Created job descriptions and performed timely employee reviews, which resulted
in zero departmental turn-over in the last fiscal year.
* Participated as member of financial due diligence team for various investment
opportunities, eliminating consulting fees of $150K.

CALIFORNIA SCENTS, INC.


Irvine, CA
1998 to 2002
Manufacturer of air fresheners/potpourri products utilizing retail distribution
channels
Accounting Manager/Human Resources Manager
Developed and maintained internal reporting, forecasting, and operational accoun
ting procedures to meet all financial and GAAP reporting requirements, supervise
d accounting, invoicing logistics (including EDI), and accounts receivable depar
tments. Composed Company's first employee handbook, business expense policy, an
nual evaluation procedures, new employee orientation, exit interview and new hir
e policies. Translated and registered product labels in several Spanish speaking
countries and registered company Trademark in Hong Kong, Philippines, and Taiwa
n

OBJECTSHARE, INC.
Irvine, CA
1997-1998
Developer of software application development tools using Smalltalk object-orien
ted language
Controller/Accounting Manager
Created and improved efficiencies and effectiveness of accounting activities in
a publicly held company including monitoring of foreign accounts receivable expo
sures, translated foreign statements to U. S. dollars and consolidated foreign p
repared financial statements.
* Created and implemented an incentive system for the accounting staff focused o
n improving audit results, this resulted in total adjustments of under $50k.
* Generated $280k savings in negotiating sales tax owed by the company to the St
ate of Texas.
* Hired, trained, and re-located accounting and financial reporting personnel an
d functions from San Jose, CA. to Southern California without disrupting the rel
ease of quarterly 10K reports.
* Implemented internal control procedures in A/P that resulted in collection of
$100K of duplicate vendor payments.
* Produced over $300K in annual savings with no loss of productivity or quality
by reducing staff and consolidating accounting tasks provided through cross trai
ning.

TYCOM CORPORATION
Irvine, CA
1993-1997
Manufacturer and provider of engineering services and precision carbide cutting
tools
Division Controller/Assistant Controller/Sr. Accountant
Prepared financial statements, utilizing Visibility software, in conjunction wit
h developing permanent process improvements (timeliness/efficiency) through the
use of technology and application of best practices.
* Designed and implemented daily line of credit reporting which reduced preparat
ion time from day to 1 hour.
* Created a methodology to address a 20% growth annual rate, establishing system
s and checks for additional manufacturing locations ensuring appropriate control
s while accommodating rapid growth.
* Performed due diligence in-house for dental company acquisition, initial set-u
p of legal entity and accounting records to facilitate consolidation to parent c
ompany, eliminating consulting fee of $200K.
* By vendor request, tested financial/manufacturing system, made recommendations
that directly enhanced detailed financial reports.
* Collaborated with line management in improving budgeting and forecasting which
resulted in projections mirroring more accurately actual operating results.

FRAZER AND TORBET, CPA'S


City of Industry, CA
1989-1993
Member of Moore Stephens International Ltd, a multi-national consulting & accoun
ting company
Staff Accountant
Prepared financial statements for review engagements, individual and partnership
tax returns, payroll tax returns, income tax projections. Audit clients includ
ed agricultural and government entities.

WATT INDUSTRIES
Palm Springs, CA
1987-1989
Residential Real Estate Developer
Accounting Manager/Senior Accountant
Prepared monthly financial statements, trained and managed bookkeepers, prepared
annual property tax returns, sales tax returns, and analyzed cost ledgers.

LANDMARK LAND CO of CA.


La Quinta, CA
1985-1987
Developer and management of real estate and golf projects worldwide
Staff Accountant
Prepared monthly financial statements for real estate developer, airport operati
on, tennis and golf shops, and realty company. Supervised inventories, prepared
quarterly sales and excise returns, analyzed budget variances and annual projec
tions.
EDUCATION
B.S. Business Administration - Accounting, California State University, San Bern
ardino
AFFILIATIONS
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, AICPA