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Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
Cover Letter
Dear Sir/Madam.
I was educated in England and moved to the US in May 2000.
I have worked as an Accountant in the UK for Local Government, 2 National Hospital Trusts,
and The Local Education dept. In the US, I have worked as a Finance Manager for Standard and
Poor’s (7 years), and as a Finance Manager for Edelman for 5 years. I am currently working at
MLS NY aa Finance Manager
Recently accepted into the Northampton University ( UK) MBA program, which I am starting in
January 2017
I am highly proficient in Excel and in the creation of templates. I am a fast learner, methodical
and organized. In addition, I believe my very personable attitude, and commitment to whatever
task I undertake, will make me a great candidate for this job. I hope to hear from you very soon,
and I look forward to an opportunity to discuss the position further with you.
Sincerely
Nell Larrier CPFA
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Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
Publicis Worldwide (MSL NY) New York, NY 2014–
present
Finance Manager/ Controller (MSL New York)
Responsible for client contract review and negotiation and maintenance of the contracts schedule.
Responsible for running and reporting utilization and billability reports
Preparation of monthly forecasting and annual budget
Responsible for monthly Intercompany reconciliations/ mismatches
Responsible for creating, maintaining and reviewing Budget Staffing Template.
Responsible for approval and review of new biz projects, including feasibility
Responsible for monthly review and reconciliation and recognition of monthly revenue
Responsible for monthly close process, review of P&L, Balance sheet, expenses and revenue
Responsible for monthly journal entries
Responsible for monthly monitoring of budget and business plans and actions required to meet business
targets and margins
Responsible for monthly reporting of results and data in HFM, including submission of monthly revenue by
client, headcount, Accounts Receivables, Aged Work in progress.
Responsible for review and consolidation of monthly and mid-month revenue forecast and projections
Responsible for submission of monthly results into the corporate HFM system
Responsible for monthly and mid-month resource and utilization reporting and analysis
Responsible for annual gathering of CSR reporting data and statistics
Assist in providing monthly profitability data for profitability calculations and reporting
Collect and prepare monthly consolidated revenue projections and forecast. Monitor against monthly targets
Responsible for audit of monthly financial monitoring controls including verification and gathering of
documentation.
Responsible for follow up and implementation of internal and external audit recommendations
Responsible for tracking of Freelancer contracts and billability
Financial support of the Creative and CBC practices - project – budgeting monitoring, tracking of revenue
and costs
Designated Power User / Responsible for implementation and project management of new financial system
(SAP) for MSL NY, including submission and reconciliation of conversion files.
Responsible for running data reports and analysis of data in excel to provide reporting schedules for
management
Review of monthly AR, WIP with commentary on outstanding invoices/ unbilled time and expense.
Manager of two Client Financial Analysts , 2 Accounts Payable Assistants and 2 Billers
Edelman New York, NY 2009– 2014
Finance Manager (Public Affairs, Business & Social Purpose. Global Public Affairs
 Partner with account teams in pricing client proposals, responding to RFP/I’s and developing budgets (with
oversight)
1
Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
 Facilitate negotiation and review of client and vendor contracts (Statement of Works (SOWs) between
clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms (with
oversight)
 Ensure written client agreement is obtained (via contract, letter of agreement, signed SOW, etc.) for all work.
Assist account teams with monthly project budget to actual tracking and other required client reporting
 Prepare management reports and identify and communicate areas of concern and suggested improvements to
account staff and management (e.g., client profitability, utilization, over/under service, missing time, revenue risk and
staffing plans)
 Review staffing utilization, realization, and capacity and proactively communicate meaningful observations to
GH’s.
 Review time and expense write-offs and unbilled WIP
 Prepares staffing and revenue plans
 Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with contracts; create summary sheets (contract tracking sheets)
for account teams.
 Review, reconcile and submit monthly fees for accuracy and compliance with Edelman Revenue Recognition
policy
 Report to Global Chair on monthly and quarterly Global Public Affairs financials including quarterly global calls
and presenting financials at annual Global Public Affairs meeting
 Review and approve client budgets and upload properly into financial system
 Review monthly revenue and expense general ledger detail for month end close
 Analyze monthly financial statements for accuracy and explain significant variances to budget or forecast.
 Provide Group Heads (GH’s) with customized weekly, monthly and quarterly revenue, expense and forecast
reports.
 Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time
entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, , accounts payable, new business)
 Closing of client projects and reconciliation of fixed fee/all-inclusive contracts.
 Maintain catalog of required client reporting and ensure timely completion
 Ensure processing of service orders timely
 •Accountable for timely and valuable AR collection status commentary and liaison with Accounts Receivable.
Mange high risk reserve
 •Supervise project set up process for department and perform Business Manager role for larger or more complex
projects.
 Drive profitability by working with department’s management and account teams to improve client and resource
management
 Work with local HR team to ensure that all new hire requests (including salary and bonus) meet profitability
target
 Manage a Senior Financial Analyst
Standard & Poor’s - Equity Research New York, NY 2006–
2009
Standard & Poor's Finance Manager – Vista Research
 Annual Revenue $170 Million, Capital Budget $295K
 Financial support to Standard & Poor’s Vista Research
 Responsible for the review and completion of monthly/ quarterly close/ accruals general ledger review of Global
Business Unit P&Ls and capital budget
1
Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
 Responsible for the monthly/quarterly analyses and input of annual Global forecasting of revenue, expense and
capital expenditure.
 Responsible for consolidation and completion of Global Monthly /Quarterly Operating Results (MOR). Liaising
with European and Asian Financial staff.
 Weekly/quarterly/ annual Revenue Forecasting, weekly Sales Focus. Excel models created
 Monthly/quarterly reconciliation of 10 balance sheets- Accounts Receivables, Miscellaneous Trades, Broker
Clearing , Bonus ,Commissions, Bad Debt, Deferred Expense, Miscellaneous Expense, Prepaid Expense, Intercompany
 Manage – SIL Payments Officer and Admin Asst. Authorizing invoice payments/ SIL Payments- Inquiries - $4
Million
 Completion of quarterly Sarbanes Oxley Internal Audit assessments and walkthroughs.
 Calculating and completing SG&A Operating Statements.
 Analyzing, calculating, preparing and reconciling Provisional Operating Budgets
 Completion and preparation of Medium Range Plan (MRP) and MRP Packages including margin analysis
 Monthly quarterly racking of capital expenditures IT and Equipment- $1Million
 Calculation of monthly/ quarterly Sales Commissions $2 Million – Created Excel model for calculations
 Maintaining monthly/ quarterly Headcount / Hiring schedules and forecast of salary expense - $5 Million
 Part of Management/Strategy team
 Part of Pricing Committee. - Created pricing models, margin contribution, GPM, commission impact on profit,
pricing.
 Multiple scenarios. Multiple costing of alternative pricing options to clients.
 Monthly/quarterly presentation to Vista Business on financial results.
 Contact for all Finance related /ad hoc issues and projects – Due diligence
 Manage 2 staff.
Standard & Poor’s Advisor Services New York, NY 2003 – 2006
Senior Financial Analyst – Funds Services/ New Markets
 Financial support to Standard & Poor’s Advisor Services for Fund Information and Fund Ratings entities
 Responsible for the review and completion of Monthly/quarterly Close of US Business Units.
 Responsible for the, calculation and input of US monthly/quarterly forecasting of revenue, expense and capital
expenditure for Fund Information and Fund Ratings business – 15 business units
 Responsible for consolidation and completion of Global Monthly /Quarterly Operating Results (MOR). Fund
Information and Fund Ratings. P&L and capital
 Liaising with Americas, European and Asian Financial staff and product/Business Managers.
 Completing the Base of Business Revenue forecast and need to achieve report.
 Consolidating Global New Business and Cancellation reports
 Reconciling 25 balance sheet accounts – Accounts Receivables, Miscellaneous Trades, Broker Clearing ,
Bonus ,Commissions, Bad Debt, Deferred Expense, Miscellaneous Expense, Prepaid Expense, Royalties, Intercompany for
2 businesses
Milton Keynes Council Education (Local Government) UK 1998 –May 2000
Senior Accountant
 Responsible for the production and operational maintenance of the Educational Directorate annual budgets
Supervised and managed 4 professional staff.
Property Assets Dept. – Northamptonshire County Council UK 1993 – 1998
Business Support Officer/Accountant
1
Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
 Annual Revenue $7 million. Capital $400 Million
 Principal Accountant and financial advisor to the property Department Division Supervised and managed 2 staff.
Kettering Hospital Trust UK 1990 – 1993
Management Accountant
 Management Accountant and financial advisor to the Facilities and Private Patients Dept
 Supervised and managed 1 staff.
Education
Nottingham Business School 1998 UK
CPFA UK – Chartered Public Financial Accountant.
 Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting 1999 (CIPFA) 3 year course
includes final year 8,000 to 10,000 word Financial Thesis
Northampton College 1993 UK
 Major Accounting – (AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians). (Equivalent to a BA degree in Finance &
Accounting) Graduated with a Distinction.
Skills
MS Excel - Pivot Tables, V/H Look up Modeling, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson Monarch,
Hyperion, Essbase, PIMS, Document Direct. TM1, SAP
1
Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant)
10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com
 Annual Revenue $7 million. Capital $400 Million
 Principal Accountant and financial advisor to the property Department Division Supervised and managed 2 staff.
Kettering Hospital Trust UK 1990 – 1993
Management Accountant
 Management Accountant and financial advisor to the Facilities and Private Patients Dept
 Supervised and managed 1 staff.
Education
Nottingham Business School 1998 UK
CPFA UK – Chartered Public Financial Accountant.
 Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting 1999 (CIPFA) 3 year course
includes final year 8,000 to 10,000 word Financial Thesis
Northampton College 1993 UK
 Major Accounting – (AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians). (Equivalent to a BA degree in Finance &
Accounting) Graduated with a Distinction.
Skills
MS Excel - Pivot Tables, V/H Look up Modeling, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson Monarch,
Hyperion, Essbase, PIMS, Document Direct. TM1, SAP

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Nell_Larrier_CPFA_Resume_Cover Letter 9-27-16

  • 1. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com Cover Letter Dear Sir/Madam. I was educated in England and moved to the US in May 2000. I have worked as an Accountant in the UK for Local Government, 2 National Hospital Trusts, and The Local Education dept. In the US, I have worked as a Finance Manager for Standard and Poor’s (7 years), and as a Finance Manager for Edelman for 5 years. I am currently working at MLS NY aa Finance Manager Recently accepted into the Northampton University ( UK) MBA program, which I am starting in January 2017 I am highly proficient in Excel and in the creation of templates. I am a fast learner, methodical and organized. In addition, I believe my very personable attitude, and commitment to whatever task I undertake, will make me a great candidate for this job. I hope to hear from you very soon, and I look forward to an opportunity to discuss the position further with you. Sincerely Nell Larrier CPFA
  • 2. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com Publicis Worldwide (MSL NY) New York, NY 2014– present Finance Manager/ Controller (MSL New York) Responsible for client contract review and negotiation and maintenance of the contracts schedule. Responsible for running and reporting utilization and billability reports Preparation of monthly forecasting and annual budget Responsible for monthly Intercompany reconciliations/ mismatches Responsible for creating, maintaining and reviewing Budget Staffing Template. Responsible for approval and review of new biz projects, including feasibility Responsible for monthly review and reconciliation and recognition of monthly revenue Responsible for monthly close process, review of P&L, Balance sheet, expenses and revenue Responsible for monthly journal entries Responsible for monthly monitoring of budget and business plans and actions required to meet business targets and margins Responsible for monthly reporting of results and data in HFM, including submission of monthly revenue by client, headcount, Accounts Receivables, Aged Work in progress. Responsible for review and consolidation of monthly and mid-month revenue forecast and projections Responsible for submission of monthly results into the corporate HFM system Responsible for monthly and mid-month resource and utilization reporting and analysis Responsible for annual gathering of CSR reporting data and statistics Assist in providing monthly profitability data for profitability calculations and reporting Collect and prepare monthly consolidated revenue projections and forecast. Monitor against monthly targets Responsible for audit of monthly financial monitoring controls including verification and gathering of documentation. Responsible for follow up and implementation of internal and external audit recommendations Responsible for tracking of Freelancer contracts and billability Financial support of the Creative and CBC practices - project – budgeting monitoring, tracking of revenue and costs Designated Power User / Responsible for implementation and project management of new financial system (SAP) for MSL NY, including submission and reconciliation of conversion files. Responsible for running data reports and analysis of data in excel to provide reporting schedules for management Review of monthly AR, WIP with commentary on outstanding invoices/ unbilled time and expense. Manager of two Client Financial Analysts , 2 Accounts Payable Assistants and 2 Billers Edelman New York, NY 2009– 2014 Finance Manager (Public Affairs, Business & Social Purpose. Global Public Affairs  Partner with account teams in pricing client proposals, responding to RFP/I’s and developing budgets (with oversight)
  • 3. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com  Facilitate negotiation and review of client and vendor contracts (Statement of Works (SOWs) between clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms (with oversight)  Ensure written client agreement is obtained (via contract, letter of agreement, signed SOW, etc.) for all work. Assist account teams with monthly project budget to actual tracking and other required client reporting  Prepare management reports and identify and communicate areas of concern and suggested improvements to account staff and management (e.g., client profitability, utilization, over/under service, missing time, revenue risk and staffing plans)  Review staffing utilization, realization, and capacity and proactively communicate meaningful observations to GH’s.  Review time and expense write-offs and unbilled WIP  Prepares staffing and revenue plans  Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with contracts; create summary sheets (contract tracking sheets) for account teams.  Review, reconcile and submit monthly fees for accuracy and compliance with Edelman Revenue Recognition policy  Report to Global Chair on monthly and quarterly Global Public Affairs financials including quarterly global calls and presenting financials at annual Global Public Affairs meeting  Review and approve client budgets and upload properly into financial system  Review monthly revenue and expense general ledger detail for month end close  Analyze monthly financial statements for accuracy and explain significant variances to budget or forecast.  Provide Group Heads (GH’s) with customized weekly, monthly and quarterly revenue, expense and forecast reports.  Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, , accounts payable, new business)  Closing of client projects and reconciliation of fixed fee/all-inclusive contracts.  Maintain catalog of required client reporting and ensure timely completion  Ensure processing of service orders timely  •Accountable for timely and valuable AR collection status commentary and liaison with Accounts Receivable. Mange high risk reserve  •Supervise project set up process for department and perform Business Manager role for larger or more complex projects.  Drive profitability by working with department’s management and account teams to improve client and resource management  Work with local HR team to ensure that all new hire requests (including salary and bonus) meet profitability target  Manage a Senior Financial Analyst Standard & Poor’s - Equity Research New York, NY 2006– 2009 Standard & Poor's Finance Manager – Vista Research  Annual Revenue $170 Million, Capital Budget $295K  Financial support to Standard & Poor’s Vista Research  Responsible for the review and completion of monthly/ quarterly close/ accruals general ledger review of Global Business Unit P&Ls and capital budget
  • 4. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com  Responsible for the monthly/quarterly analyses and input of annual Global forecasting of revenue, expense and capital expenditure.  Responsible for consolidation and completion of Global Monthly /Quarterly Operating Results (MOR). Liaising with European and Asian Financial staff.  Weekly/quarterly/ annual Revenue Forecasting, weekly Sales Focus. Excel models created  Monthly/quarterly reconciliation of 10 balance sheets- Accounts Receivables, Miscellaneous Trades, Broker Clearing , Bonus ,Commissions, Bad Debt, Deferred Expense, Miscellaneous Expense, Prepaid Expense, Intercompany  Manage – SIL Payments Officer and Admin Asst. Authorizing invoice payments/ SIL Payments- Inquiries - $4 Million  Completion of quarterly Sarbanes Oxley Internal Audit assessments and walkthroughs.  Calculating and completing SG&A Operating Statements.  Analyzing, calculating, preparing and reconciling Provisional Operating Budgets  Completion and preparation of Medium Range Plan (MRP) and MRP Packages including margin analysis  Monthly quarterly racking of capital expenditures IT and Equipment- $1Million  Calculation of monthly/ quarterly Sales Commissions $2 Million – Created Excel model for calculations  Maintaining monthly/ quarterly Headcount / Hiring schedules and forecast of salary expense - $5 Million  Part of Management/Strategy team  Part of Pricing Committee. - Created pricing models, margin contribution, GPM, commission impact on profit, pricing.  Multiple scenarios. Multiple costing of alternative pricing options to clients.  Monthly/quarterly presentation to Vista Business on financial results.  Contact for all Finance related /ad hoc issues and projects – Due diligence  Manage 2 staff. Standard & Poor’s Advisor Services New York, NY 2003 – 2006 Senior Financial Analyst – Funds Services/ New Markets  Financial support to Standard & Poor’s Advisor Services for Fund Information and Fund Ratings entities  Responsible for the review and completion of Monthly/quarterly Close of US Business Units.  Responsible for the, calculation and input of US monthly/quarterly forecasting of revenue, expense and capital expenditure for Fund Information and Fund Ratings business – 15 business units  Responsible for consolidation and completion of Global Monthly /Quarterly Operating Results (MOR). Fund Information and Fund Ratings. P&L and capital  Liaising with Americas, European and Asian Financial staff and product/Business Managers.  Completing the Base of Business Revenue forecast and need to achieve report.  Consolidating Global New Business and Cancellation reports  Reconciling 25 balance sheet accounts – Accounts Receivables, Miscellaneous Trades, Broker Clearing , Bonus ,Commissions, Bad Debt, Deferred Expense, Miscellaneous Expense, Prepaid Expense, Royalties, Intercompany for 2 businesses Milton Keynes Council Education (Local Government) UK 1998 –May 2000 Senior Accountant  Responsible for the production and operational maintenance of the Educational Directorate annual budgets Supervised and managed 4 professional staff. Property Assets Dept. – Northamptonshire County Council UK 1993 – 1998 Business Support Officer/Accountant
  • 5. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com  Annual Revenue $7 million. Capital $400 Million  Principal Accountant and financial advisor to the property Department Division Supervised and managed 2 staff. Kettering Hospital Trust UK 1990 – 1993 Management Accountant  Management Accountant and financial advisor to the Facilities and Private Patients Dept  Supervised and managed 1 staff. Education Nottingham Business School 1998 UK CPFA UK – Chartered Public Financial Accountant.  Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting 1999 (CIPFA) 3 year course includes final year 8,000 to 10,000 word Financial Thesis Northampton College 1993 UK  Major Accounting – (AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians). (Equivalent to a BA degree in Finance & Accounting) Graduated with a Distinction. Skills MS Excel - Pivot Tables, V/H Look up Modeling, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson Monarch, Hyperion, Essbase, PIMS, Document Direct. TM1, SAP
  • 6. 1 Nell Larrier CPFA (Chartered Public Financial Accountant) 10 Oxford Lane, Harriman, NY 10926 Cell: 1 347 693 1789, Email: nlarrier@gmail.com  Annual Revenue $7 million. Capital $400 Million  Principal Accountant and financial advisor to the property Department Division Supervised and managed 2 staff. Kettering Hospital Trust UK 1990 – 1993 Management Accountant  Management Accountant and financial advisor to the Facilities and Private Patients Dept  Supervised and managed 1 staff. Education Nottingham Business School 1998 UK CPFA UK – Chartered Public Financial Accountant.  Qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting 1999 (CIPFA) 3 year course includes final year 8,000 to 10,000 word Financial Thesis Northampton College 1993 UK  Major Accounting – (AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians). (Equivalent to a BA degree in Finance & Accounting) Graduated with a Distinction. Skills MS Excel - Pivot Tables, V/H Look up Modeling, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Lawson Monarch, Hyperion, Essbase, PIMS, Document Direct. TM1, SAP