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  1. 1. RESUME HEIDIE H.LIN 2212 BONAIR PLACE SW, SEATTLE, WA 98116 360-701-4449 (CELL); 360-628-3588 (HOME) EMAIL: HEIDIELIN@HOTMAIL.COM EXPERIENCED LEADER Financial Manager, Controller, VP Finance and CFO SKILLS * Accounting Manager * Auditing * Budgets & Forecasts * Cost Accounting * Expense Controls & Reduction * Financial, Expense & Variance Analysis * Finance Management * Financial Statements * Fixed Assets * Policies, Procedures & Process Analysis * Process Improvement * Record Keeping * Regulatory Compliance & Reporting * SAP – Financial & Controlling Modules * Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Compliance * Staff Training & Management * Strategic Business Planning * Tax Processing * Transaction Processing SUCCESSFUL DECISION-MAKER As an ethical leader, I provide sound, forward-looking strategic advice to both the senior executiveteam and shareholders, helping ensure the long-term profitability and growth of the business. Beingopen-minded, assertive, strategic and goal-oriented, mature and stable, I perform well in a dynamic andhigh-pressure work environment. CAREER HISTORY VP FINANCE – GLOBE SPECIALTY METALS, INC. – NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA CFO & HR – ADMINISTRATION – NINGXIA YONGVEY COAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD. – NINGXIA, CHINA 10/2008 – 03/2010 (Change due to company restructure) NASDAQ listed in 2009, Globe Specialty Metals headquartered in New York City is the world’s largest producer of metallurgical, chemical and solar silicon metal and silicon-based alloys. Yongvey unit produces carbon and graphite electrodes for use in submerged arc metallurgical furnaces.CHALLENGED AS, VP FINANCE & CFO, to setup new policies, procedures and internal control systems aligned with U.S. GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Section 404 and local and company standards.RESULTS:  Directed alignment of U.S. GAAP policies and procedures with existing company standards when Yongvey was purchased by Globe Specialty Metals in 2008 o Negotiated pre-Joint Venture (JV) financial issues o Trained staff to prepare for U.S. financial standards implementation o Developed and implemented policies and procedures for Financial, Human Resources, Purchasing and Administration Departments o Developed external relationships with local authorities including State Administration of Foreign Exchange Committee (SAFE) and Ningxia local government VP FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION – ASIA – KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS, INC. (KSS) – SHANGHAI, CHINA 04/2006 – 04/2008 (Changed due to downsizing for cost reduction) Automotive industry leader ($1.1BUSD) in Tier 1 fully integrated safety systems. Asia area consists of seven entities including three manufacturing plants in China and one in India ($150MM). 1
  2. 2. CHALLENGED AS, VP FINANCE, to execute financial strategic plan, tax-planning and large expansion market in Asia-Pacific (APAC) region 2
  3. 3. HEIDIE LINRESULTS:  Directed implementation of SAP Financial and Controlling Modules for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system  Prepared financial model and negotiation package setting up Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) and JV in Huzhou and India. This included legal processing, establishing local government relationships and advising management about financial risk control  Executed the strategic plan and tax-planning for new expansion markets  Built financial management team to handle controlling and reporting for planned Merger & Acquisition (M&A)  Developed and directed Asian Financial system using Oracle’s Hyperons data systems software  Assisted consulting firm with complete financial and tax evaluation of India JV  Trained site financial managers in team leadership and decision-making skills CFO – SUPRESOFT IMAGIS, INC. – BEIJING, CHINA 11/2002 – 04/2006 (Changed due to career move) Reseller of PCI Geomatics (Canada), venture-funded imaging software used for survey, mapping and geographic information system (GIS), integrating hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.CHALLENGED AS, CFO, to develop and execute financial strategic direction, coordinating planning efforts with operations and administrationRESULTS:  Established long-term business growth market pricing strategy after departure of venture capital shareholder  Provided financial insight for planned Initial Pubic Offering (IPO) and M&A  Provided leadership and oversight for all financial functions of the group  Reviewed Supresoft’s financial risk exposures ensuring compliance in all areas SENIOR CONSULTANT – YE’S MANAGEMENT CONSULTING, INC. – BEIJING, CHINA 01/2002 – 10/2002 Yes Management is an American Management Consulting Firm that serves client companies in the areas of Strategic and Operational Management Consulting. Headquartered in the New York metropolitan area, Yes Management also has a strong focus on China with an office in Beijing.CHALLENGED AS, SENIOR CONSULTANT, to work with at-risk companies providing solid financial system analysis aligning companies with financial, tax and accounting authoritiesRESULTS:  China Asia-Pacific Mobile Telecommunications Satellite Co. o Provided financial and operational analysis for Chinese partners. RESULTS – Mitigated investment risk by building solid contracts with other multinational companies and Chinese government  Magnequench (Tianjin) Co – (HOLDING COMPANY OF MAGNEQUENCH CO USA) o Analyzed inventory, cost accounting, logistics and supply chain systems. Trained finance team on how to develop strong efficient controls  American Coal Mining Co o Coached finance team in building cost accounting system. RESULTS – Now General Manager trusts accuracy of costing allowing for accurate decision-making 3
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  5. 5. HEIDIE LIN EXPATRIATE EXPERIENCE 01/1997 – 01/2002FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, (EXPATRIATE) – ITT INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., (USED TO BE TRW–LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM, LTD., TIANJIN, CHINA)  Directed implementation of SAP Financial and Controlling Modules for ERP system  Managed M&A processes between ITT Industry, Ltd., and TRW  Successfully managed TRW divestiture o Transferred and adopted within two months new ITT accounting policies o Included purchasing, inventory and production data control procedures  Resolved VAT tax problem saving company nearly $1MM o Co-leader of MAPICS (ERP) software implementationFINANCIAL DIRECTOR – SHANXI INTERNATIONAL CASTING CO.BUSINESS MANAGER, (EXPATRIATE) – CATERPILLAR, INC.  Directed financial control of company o Provide proactive financial and business support to General Manager o Established new accounting system with “Fourth Shift” software  Develop forward looking financial planning system, preparing all reporting for annual revenue of $67MM o Startup – $98MM total investment; World Bank loan of $35MM o Obtained $550k RMB tax waiver on prior year’s tax penalty o Obtained $20MM RMB loan from local banksCONTROLLER, (EXPATRIATE) – BABCOCK & WILCOX BEIJING CO., LTD.  Federal Tax Authority issued special tax circulation for waiver of tax liability. Tax rate was lowered from 5% to 3% after extensive negotiations. This was a $150MM project, took two years to resolve and saved company $3MM.  Managed 37 employee accounting staff and net sales revenue of $250MM o Timely and accurate reconciliation of all accounts, assisting with operational strategy for an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)  Completed financial analysis of company Accounting System o Assisted in implementation of new accounting system, aligning with U.S. GAAP o Assisted General Manager, ensuring compliance with financial and operational directives  Obtained VAT waiver of $1.2MM for Yangzhou Power Plant, World Bank Project  Secured Import Duty tax waiver saving company $.9MM  Turned around company net loss to a net profit, of $630K; a difficult project with 4,000 employees and existing cash flow problems  Initiated and set up Manufacture Resource Planning (MRP) financial accounting software 5
  6. 6. HEIDIE LIN EARLY YEARS 09/1987 – 06/1996CONTROLLER – Pt GS Asian American Wood Imports, Inc. Memphis, TN, USAASSISTANT CONTROLLER – St Joseph Hospital – Mid South Emergency Physician Group Memphis, TN, USAACCOUNTING CLERK / ACCOUNTANT – Chubb-Sovereign Life Insurance Co Santa Barbara, CA, USA EDUCATION o PHD – BANKING & FINANCE o BACHELOR OF ARTS – ECONOMICS Xiamen University, Fujian, China o MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY & CPA – COURSEWORK University of Memphis & Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, USA o ASSOCIATE OF ARTS – BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Santa Barbara City College, California, USA LANGUAGE SKILL Native Mandarin of Chinese and Shanghai dialect Fluent English AFFILIATIONS O AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (AICPA) – SINCE 2005 o INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (IMA) – SINCE 1990 6