Ana Hicks-Mckenzie

Experienced Financial Controller with hands on exposure in Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Cash Flow and Internal Controls

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Remezcla, LLC

In charge of the day to day financial activities leading to the month end financial reporting to the company's CEO

Posterscope USA
VP, Controller

Reporting to the CFO, oversaw financial operations, budgeting and reporting including cash management and working capital; managed and developed finance team of four. Managed AP, AR, payroll, billing and cash collection process to ensure standards and accuracy. Partnered with auditors in the execution of internal and external audits.
*Managed Annual Budget and Quarterly Reforecasting including trend variance analysis and forward planning explanation for revenue, operating costs and The Balance Sheet.
*Calculated and tracked Marketing Fee Revenue and oversaw proper recognition and timing of media revenue; tracked profitability of each project to ensure alignment with client contracts.
*Optimized profits by consistently assessing costs and making cost efficient recommendations.
*Developed and maintained control procedures to secure GAAP Compliance; reviewed Quarterly IT systems control to ensure application of internal controls and separation of duties.
*Collaborated with the Treasury Director in the daily Bank and Credit Insurance management for the Unit.
*Wrote policies and scope of work for the "Financial Transformation Project" that outsourced the GL functions.
*Streamlined accounting reporting processes by developing and implementing tools that improved reliability and efficiency; trained team members on new procedures.

The Gate Worldwide

Reported directly to CFO; managed daily process of Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Billing and GL reconciliation leading to the EOM Financial Statements of the company. Supervised one employee.
*Reported monthly Financial Statements, forecasting, Intercompany, Cash flow and Variance Analysis to Corporate Headquarters, as well as quarterly and annual tax reporting.

Adrenalina, LLC advertising, MDC Partners subsidiary
VP Controller

Managed and oversaw financial health of 30 person start-up including Partner distribution and cash flow. Supervised staff of one in the daily process of the AP, Billing and GL reconciliation leading to the EOM Financial Statements.
*Established company's policies and internal policies in accordance to GAAP guidelines. Payroll process. Quarterly and Annual Tax Reporting.
*Oversaw the monthly operations of the company including office service, IT, HR and legal.

Webershandwick, Inc

Responsible for monthly financial process leading to the financial statements presented to headquarters. Managed and developed staff of 10 accounting professionals tasked with accounts payables, GL, billing and revenue.
*Managed company-wide SOX compliance implementation project to ensure the correct revenue method and recognition in accordance with GAAP.
*Developed Media Directory tool to facilitate monitoring and ensure proper recording and releasing of media payments.

I take responsibility for my actions and follow through on my promises.
I am committed to the company's success and loyal to the people and things I believe in.
I am enthusiastic, positive, and eager to do great work.

York College
Bachelors, Accounting