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DANIEL MCGOWAN, CPA
DN_McGowan@yahoo.com
6746 Mahogany Ct
Liberty Township, OH 45044
(513) 405-8087
SUMMARY:
High performing Finance leader possessing a successful record of accomplishment in the Retail and Healthcare
industries, “Big 4” public accounting and corporate Finance positions. Experience includes: Financial Planning and
Analysis, General Accounting and Shared Services Oversight, Financial Accounting, Multi-Site Reporting,
Accounting Process Design and Redesign, Financial System Implementations, Budgeting, Forecasting, and Staff
Development. Known for delivering high quality work, meeting tight deadlines, and providing value to business
partners.
EXPERIENCE:
UC Health January 2016-Present
Corporate Controller
• Oversees all external and internal financial reporting including reporting to senior leadership and the Board,
external audits, debt compliance reporting, and tax preparation for a business comprising revenue over $1
billion.
• Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all financial statements in accordance with GAAP
• Oversight of all areas/processes contributing to the accuracy of financial statements and disclosures.
• Leads, manages and directs the annual audit process.
• Responsible for the coordination, completion and filing of the annual 990 tax returns.
• Responsible for implementing, documenting and maintaining effective processes, policies, and internal
controls to improve financial close and reporting processes.
• Manages, directs, and develops an accounting team of 15 individuals.
Luxottica Retail 2014-2016
Finance Director - IT
• Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and managing a capital budget in excess of $60MM annually and
$55MM in operating expenses.
• Regularly partner with IT management to maintain a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the
company and prioritize business investments.
• Lead monthly financial review calls with CIO and VPs of the IT organization.
• Communicate cost challenges, frame issues, and prioritize ways to reduce costs.
• Collaborate with IT and Finance to build new reporting dashboards that enabled visibility to financial results
and trends.
• Responsible for approving all capital IT capital expenditures and manage the global transfer of capital.
• Work with procurement to increase purchase order penetration, provided analysis on buy vs lease decisions,
and communicated guidance for capital versus expense recognition.
• Developed financial model to track bids for a global telecommunications RFP and roll out.
• Calculate ROI and IRR calculation for local and global initiatives.
Luxottica Retail 2012-2014
Sr. Manager Finance – General Accounting
• Manage and support General Accounting functions of Luxottica Retail. This entails oversight of closing the
books, internal controls, and managing a team of three Managers, a Senior, and a Staff.
• Areas of direct responsibility include revenue deferrals, GAAP to IFRS adjustments, monthly P&L variance
explanations, quarterly balance sheet variances, marketing accounting, joint venture accounting, gross margin
calculation, store and intangible impairment calculation, system tie outs, and intracompany balancing.
• Oversee financial controls over entire accounting group including tracking late journal entries, ensuring all
parked entries are cleared, sending out a standardized close timeline, distributing month end P&Ls, and
ensuring all balance sheet recs are completed in accordance with policy.
• Serve as the primary contact for reporting monthly financials to Italy and providing quarterly supplemental
data for filings.
• Developed training document for global partners on Hyperion reporting (HFM and Essbase). Flew to
Barcelona to train employees from Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and Italy during their go live.
• Partnered with HR VP, IT, and Brand Finance VPs to put together a cost benefit analysis and financial slides
to present case for Kronos Workforce Management solution. Prepared monthly forecasts for impacts of both
OpEx and CapEx pieces of project.
• Selected to help Finance with a special project on sales forecasting. Analyzed the impact on sales due to
shifts in holidays and weather impacts. Put together historical trends and predicted impacts for accurate
forecasting.
• Led team in review, oversight, tie out, and preparation of stand-alone financial statements.
• One of primary contacts with external and internal auditors for company-wide controls.
Omnicare Inc. 2009 – 2012
Regional Controller 2011 - 2012
• Accounting Controller over 7 pharmacies in the Pacific Northwest and 3 pharmacies in Colorado comprising
sales of $150-200MM yearly. Financial oversight for a region comprising sales of $250-300MM a year.
• Act as advisor and business partner with RVP, General Managers, and Area Directors to provide guidance on
complexities of each business unit, cost drivers, and recommendations on cost saving opportunities.
• Partner with operations to understand upcoming revenue and cost drivers to forecast monthly results
• Chosen by CFO to be the lead Controller for the West Division. Coordinated and reviewed the monthly
reporting for a Division that includes six Unit Controllers and sales in excess of $1B. Standardized monthly
inventory tracking, FTE request pro formas, forecast tracking, and financial commentaries for the Division.
• Perform all responsibilities of a Unit Controller including responsible for full oversight of all major
accounting functions, financial close, SOX compliance, budgeting, commentaries, sales tax compliance, etc.
• Manage and provide ongoing mentorship to a team of 4 professionals: Assistant Controller and three staff.
• Managed the Walgreen’s Long Term Care acquisition and consolidation; prepared pro forma income
statements, oversight of accounts receivable conversion and liquidation, coordinated the payment of
outstanding liabilities, and served as the primary accounting contact to transition Accounting functions to
Omnicare.
• Chosen to serve on the OneSystem Oracle implementation team. Prepared and gave presentation explaining
the current system reports and close process to Senior Management and the Oracle developers.
• Chosen to work on a team to standardize general ledger accounts, mapping, and reconciliations for all
divisions.
• Serve as the accounting representative to assist with developing and implementing a new RCA and Fixed
Asset process for the company.
Unit Controller 2009-2011
• Accounting Controller over 7 pharmacies in the Pacific Northwest comprising sales of $100-115MM yearly.
• Responsible for full oversight of all major accounting functions, process improvements, and staff
management, including financial close and reporting, financial commentary, sales tax, payroll, collections,
budgeting, and GAAP research,
• Oversight over complex nature of healthcare operations including contractual rate review and calculations for
Medicaid, Medicare, and third party insurance providers.
• Work directly with General Managers and Area Director to help them understand monthly financial results
• Manage and provide ongoing mentorship to a team of 3 professionals.
• Drive continuous improvement for site analysis and provide commentary to explain monthly variances on
results, budgets, and general ledger accounts.
• Developed accounting checklists and improved accounting procedures to strengthen internal controls and
comply with Sarbanes Oxley
• Drive process improvements in the inventory cycle by building stronger relationships with the Purchasers and
Operations Management to identify control weaknesses, provide analysis on weekly trends in purchasing
reports, and implement cycle counts.
Luxottica Retail 2006-2009
Accounting Manager – Shared Services 2007-2009
• Led month-end close responsibilities including review and approval of journal entries, period closes, and
review of Balance Sheet reconciliations
• Managed a department of up to 12 employees including both exempt and non-exempt employees
• Responsible for managing the processing and payment of invoices for a $6B company
• Regular communication on variance analysis and issues with external vendors, Inventory Control, Product
Group, and Distribution Centers
• Maintained documentation and effective controls for Sarbanes Oxley including segregation of duties, review
supplier master data, verification of purchase discount terms, balance sheet reconciliations, spreadsheet
controls, completing Representation Letter, journal entry tracking, etc.
• Led several IT accounting projects to implement process improvement initiatives for department in both
Legacy and Oracle ERP systems
• Created, and streamlined query process to support variance analysis on general ledger accounts to provide
more accurate trending data and insight on activity
• Supported Finance to help draw conclusions on general ledger data, explaining differences between forecast
to actual, and improve future forecasting
• Selected as member for the Business Readiness Team supporting the implementation of SAP. Projects
completed included process mapping, cut-over checklists and timelines, general ledger coding, and reviewing
reporting structures/requirements.
Senior Accountant II – Internal Controls, AP and Special Projects 2006-2007
• Worked with management to develop and test internal controls, reducing financial statement risk and comply
with Sarbanes Oxley. Areas of responsibility included General Accounting, Inventory Control, Sales Audit,
Franchise, Tax, and HR/Payroll.
Ernst and Young, LLP 2004-2006
Senior Auditor
• Auditing of key Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts for SEC and large cap clients including
Ashland Inc., Milacron Inc., US Playing Cards, Upper Valley Medical Center, Great American Insurance &
others
• Senior and supervisor of staff and interns on clients including Upper Valley Medical Center, Motoman, US
Playing Cards, and Ashland Inc.
EDUCATION: Miami University, Master of Accountancy
Graduation Date: August 2004.
Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science
Major: Accounting
Graduation Date: August 2003, GPA 3.83/4.0
Magna Cum Laude, Business Honors Program
CERTIFICATION: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Active
RELATED SKILLS: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Monarch, Oracle, SAP,
Lawson, Hyperion, Blackline, and AS400

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D. McGowan Resume 11.7.16

  • 1. DANIEL MCGOWAN, CPA DN_McGowan@yahoo.com 6746 Mahogany Ct Liberty Township, OH 45044 (513) 405-8087 SUMMARY: High performing Finance leader possessing a successful record of accomplishment in the Retail and Healthcare industries, “Big 4” public accounting and corporate Finance positions. Experience includes: Financial Planning and Analysis, General Accounting and Shared Services Oversight, Financial Accounting, Multi-Site Reporting, Accounting Process Design and Redesign, Financial System Implementations, Budgeting, Forecasting, and Staff Development. Known for delivering high quality work, meeting tight deadlines, and providing value to business partners. EXPERIENCE: UC Health January 2016-Present Corporate Controller • Oversees all external and internal financial reporting including reporting to senior leadership and the Board, external audits, debt compliance reporting, and tax preparation for a business comprising revenue over $1 billion. • Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of all financial statements in accordance with GAAP • Oversight of all areas/processes contributing to the accuracy of financial statements and disclosures. • Leads, manages and directs the annual audit process. • Responsible for the coordination, completion and filing of the annual 990 tax returns. • Responsible for implementing, documenting and maintaining effective processes, policies, and internal controls to improve financial close and reporting processes. • Manages, directs, and develops an accounting team of 15 individuals. Luxottica Retail 2014-2016 Finance Director - IT • Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, and managing a capital budget in excess of $60MM annually and $55MM in operating expenses. • Regularly partner with IT management to maintain a strong understanding of the key business drivers of the company and prioritize business investments. • Lead monthly financial review calls with CIO and VPs of the IT organization. • Communicate cost challenges, frame issues, and prioritize ways to reduce costs. • Collaborate with IT and Finance to build new reporting dashboards that enabled visibility to financial results and trends. • Responsible for approving all capital IT capital expenditures and manage the global transfer of capital. • Work with procurement to increase purchase order penetration, provided analysis on buy vs lease decisions, and communicated guidance for capital versus expense recognition. • Developed financial model to track bids for a global telecommunications RFP and roll out. • Calculate ROI and IRR calculation for local and global initiatives. Luxottica Retail 2012-2014 Sr. Manager Finance – General Accounting • Manage and support General Accounting functions of Luxottica Retail. This entails oversight of closing the books, internal controls, and managing a team of three Managers, a Senior, and a Staff.
  • 2. • Areas of direct responsibility include revenue deferrals, GAAP to IFRS adjustments, monthly P&L variance explanations, quarterly balance sheet variances, marketing accounting, joint venture accounting, gross margin calculation, store and intangible impairment calculation, system tie outs, and intracompany balancing. • Oversee financial controls over entire accounting group including tracking late journal entries, ensuring all parked entries are cleared, sending out a standardized close timeline, distributing month end P&Ls, and ensuring all balance sheet recs are completed in accordance with policy. • Serve as the primary contact for reporting monthly financials to Italy and providing quarterly supplemental data for filings. • Developed training document for global partners on Hyperion reporting (HFM and Essbase). Flew to Barcelona to train employees from Spain, Portugal, Turkey, and Italy during their go live. • Partnered with HR VP, IT, and Brand Finance VPs to put together a cost benefit analysis and financial slides to present case for Kronos Workforce Management solution. Prepared monthly forecasts for impacts of both OpEx and CapEx pieces of project. • Selected to help Finance with a special project on sales forecasting. Analyzed the impact on sales due to shifts in holidays and weather impacts. Put together historical trends and predicted impacts for accurate forecasting. • Led team in review, oversight, tie out, and preparation of stand-alone financial statements. • One of primary contacts with external and internal auditors for company-wide controls. Omnicare Inc. 2009 – 2012 Regional Controller 2011 - 2012 • Accounting Controller over 7 pharmacies in the Pacific Northwest and 3 pharmacies in Colorado comprising sales of $150-200MM yearly. Financial oversight for a region comprising sales of $250-300MM a year. • Act as advisor and business partner with RVP, General Managers, and Area Directors to provide guidance on complexities of each business unit, cost drivers, and recommendations on cost saving opportunities. • Partner with operations to understand upcoming revenue and cost drivers to forecast monthly results • Chosen by CFO to be the lead Controller for the West Division. Coordinated and reviewed the monthly reporting for a Division that includes six Unit Controllers and sales in excess of $1B. Standardized monthly inventory tracking, FTE request pro formas, forecast tracking, and financial commentaries for the Division. • Perform all responsibilities of a Unit Controller including responsible for full oversight of all major accounting functions, financial close, SOX compliance, budgeting, commentaries, sales tax compliance, etc. • Manage and provide ongoing mentorship to a team of 4 professionals: Assistant Controller and three staff. • Managed the Walgreen’s Long Term Care acquisition and consolidation; prepared pro forma income statements, oversight of accounts receivable conversion and liquidation, coordinated the payment of outstanding liabilities, and served as the primary accounting contact to transition Accounting functions to Omnicare. • Chosen to serve on the OneSystem Oracle implementation team. Prepared and gave presentation explaining the current system reports and close process to Senior Management and the Oracle developers. • Chosen to work on a team to standardize general ledger accounts, mapping, and reconciliations for all divisions. • Serve as the accounting representative to assist with developing and implementing a new RCA and Fixed Asset process for the company. Unit Controller 2009-2011 • Accounting Controller over 7 pharmacies in the Pacific Northwest comprising sales of $100-115MM yearly. • Responsible for full oversight of all major accounting functions, process improvements, and staff management, including financial close and reporting, financial commentary, sales tax, payroll, collections, budgeting, and GAAP research, • Oversight over complex nature of healthcare operations including contractual rate review and calculations for Medicaid, Medicare, and third party insurance providers.
  • 3. • Work directly with General Managers and Area Director to help them understand monthly financial results • Manage and provide ongoing mentorship to a team of 3 professionals. • Drive continuous improvement for site analysis and provide commentary to explain monthly variances on results, budgets, and general ledger accounts. • Developed accounting checklists and improved accounting procedures to strengthen internal controls and comply with Sarbanes Oxley • Drive process improvements in the inventory cycle by building stronger relationships with the Purchasers and Operations Management to identify control weaknesses, provide analysis on weekly trends in purchasing reports, and implement cycle counts. Luxottica Retail 2006-2009 Accounting Manager – Shared Services 2007-2009 • Led month-end close responsibilities including review and approval of journal entries, period closes, and review of Balance Sheet reconciliations • Managed a department of up to 12 employees including both exempt and non-exempt employees • Responsible for managing the processing and payment of invoices for a $6B company • Regular communication on variance analysis and issues with external vendors, Inventory Control, Product Group, and Distribution Centers • Maintained documentation and effective controls for Sarbanes Oxley including segregation of duties, review supplier master data, verification of purchase discount terms, balance sheet reconciliations, spreadsheet controls, completing Representation Letter, journal entry tracking, etc. • Led several IT accounting projects to implement process improvement initiatives for department in both Legacy and Oracle ERP systems • Created, and streamlined query process to support variance analysis on general ledger accounts to provide more accurate trending data and insight on activity • Supported Finance to help draw conclusions on general ledger data, explaining differences between forecast to actual, and improve future forecasting • Selected as member for the Business Readiness Team supporting the implementation of SAP. Projects completed included process mapping, cut-over checklists and timelines, general ledger coding, and reviewing reporting structures/requirements. Senior Accountant II – Internal Controls, AP and Special Projects 2006-2007 • Worked with management to develop and test internal controls, reducing financial statement risk and comply with Sarbanes Oxley. Areas of responsibility included General Accounting, Inventory Control, Sales Audit, Franchise, Tax, and HR/Payroll. Ernst and Young, LLP 2004-2006 Senior Auditor • Auditing of key Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts for SEC and large cap clients including Ashland Inc., Milacron Inc., US Playing Cards, Upper Valley Medical Center, Great American Insurance & others • Senior and supervisor of staff and interns on clients including Upper Valley Medical Center, Motoman, US Playing Cards, and Ashland Inc. EDUCATION: Miami University, Master of Accountancy Graduation Date: August 2004. Bowling Green State University, Bachelor of Science Major: Accounting Graduation Date: August 2003, GPA 3.83/4.0 Magna Cum Laude, Business Honors Program CERTIFICATION: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - Active
  • 4. RELATED SKILLS: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Monarch, Oracle, SAP, Lawson, Hyperion, Blackline, and AS400