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Patricia A. Crisafulli
137 Castleton Drive                                                                      H: (256) 325-5133
Harvest, AL 35749                                                                       C: (256) 520-9400
                                                                                   patti70586@knology.net

SUMMARY

Innovative, results oriented financial and accounting professional with broad experience in financial
planning, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting. Established knowledge in global manufacturing
industries. Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate, evaluate and communicate complex
financial issues to both internal and external customers.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Continental AG / Siemens VDO Automotive, Huntsville, AL                                         2004 – 2010
Automotive Tier 1 electronics producer of engine and transmission controllers, radio/navigation and multimedia
products manufactured within the Huntsville location, with gross sales in excess of $1billion.

Sr. Financial Analyst / Acting Focus Factory Controller
Managed all financial activities of the Engine Systems business unit manufacturing operation.
Responsibilities included expert knowledge in budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, financial
analysis (SAP balance sheet, income statement and general ledger), capital equipment, production
inventory, Sarbanes-Oxley, and review of AR / AP. Responded to significant economic downturn in
customer requirements by working with all functional areas to reduce costs in relation to sales
decline. Created and presented monthly financial results, budget to actual and forecast variance
analysis to plant and international management teams.

•   Partnered with operations to achieve cost reductions of 1:1 variable costs and ½:1 fixed costs in
    relation to sales decline.
•   Team member in the shutdown of the Huntsville, AL. facility. Responsible for ensuring the
    transfer and retirement of all Powertrain fixed assets.
•   Re-engineered the monthly closing process and reduced overtime by approximately 40%.
•   Developed gross profit by product line and customer P&L (actual compared to budget) and
    reported on quarterly basis to international management team.
•   Managed weekly and monthly tracking of forecast vs. actual / budget reporting and deviation
    explanations.
•   Created and implemented overall budget template for operating expenses and consolidation tool.
•   Advised program managers and team members regarding financial program status actual
    expenditures and accrual plans. Assisted with action plans to correct adverse budget trends.
•   Developed R&D report tracking tool from the SAP database utilized to analyze project variances
    and assist in decision making.
•   Designed and delivered employee training programs in accounting, budgeting and business
    policies and procedures.
•   Performed ad hoc financial reporting utilizing data from SAP and other reporting databases.

Self Employed, Huntsville, AL                                                                   2004 – 2005

Accounting Consultant
Performed various accounting services including bank reconciliations, financial statement
preparation, and general ledger development. Provided financial management (cash flow),
budgeting, and forecasts, projections, and cash management assistance.
Patricia A. Crisafulli
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Nailite International, Miami, FL                                                               2000 – 2004

General Accounting Manager
Handled all cost accounting and general ledger functions, fixed assets, cash flow and periodic
financial statements, account analysis, planning and preparation of annual budget and physical
inventory, development and analysis of inventory costing and explanation of monthly account
variances to budget. Implemented Kronos Labor and Attendance system and coordinated weekly
ADP payroll uploads. Supervised the accounts payable and staff accountant functions.

Fine Art Lamps, Miami Lakes, FL                                                                1999 – 2000

Cost Accounting Manager
Developed and implemented a standard costing system using EMS software. Used EMS standard
costs to value and re-value inventory annually. Captured material cost variances at the product and
commodity code levels, prepared and developed bank reconciliation programs, and prepared annual
property tax returns.

GE Aviation (formerly Lambda Novatronics, Inc.), Pompano Beach, FL                             1997 – 2000
Manufacturer of custom power supplies, Military Specification (MILSPEC) power supplies, multiple output
power supplies, electronic systems, components and instruments, defense applications, and aircraft power
supplies.

Senior Cost Accountant
Worked closely on implementation of upgraded Deltek Costpoint project accounting system. Utilized
project information from Costpoint to produce and analyze project variances via comparison of actual
project expenses vs. budget.
• Automated and mapped the general ledger chart of accounts via Hyperion Ledgerlink to the
    Hyperion Enterprise application – minimized manual entry and reduced reporting cycle by two
    days.
• Defined and implemented system for measuring cost reductions from continuous flow
    manufacturing initiatives.
• Assisted in the development of a program to bridge manufacturing system transactions to the
    Costpoint general ledger accounting system.

Telematics International, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL                                            1994 – 1997

Senior Staff Accountant
Implemented an interactive financial planning and control system to explain budget versus actual
variances and quarterly revenue and gross profit margins. Assisted with overall revision of the
quarterly internal board package and the implementation of a new Pointman financial accounting
system.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

•   B.B.A. Accounting, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
•   MOS Certification in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, 2010
•   IIA Membership, 2011

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05 10 2011 Crisafulli, Patricia Resume

  • 1. Patricia A. Crisafulli 137 Castleton Drive H: (256) 325-5133 Harvest, AL 35749 C: (256) 520-9400 patti70586@knology.net SUMMARY Innovative, results oriented financial and accounting professional with broad experience in financial planning, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting. Established knowledge in global manufacturing industries. Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate, evaluate and communicate complex financial issues to both internal and external customers. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Continental AG / Siemens VDO Automotive, Huntsville, AL 2004 – 2010 Automotive Tier 1 electronics producer of engine and transmission controllers, radio/navigation and multimedia products manufactured within the Huntsville location, with gross sales in excess of $1billion. Sr. Financial Analyst / Acting Focus Factory Controller Managed all financial activities of the Engine Systems business unit manufacturing operation. Responsibilities included expert knowledge in budgeting, forecasting, strategic planning, financial analysis (SAP balance sheet, income statement and general ledger), capital equipment, production inventory, Sarbanes-Oxley, and review of AR / AP. Responded to significant economic downturn in customer requirements by working with all functional areas to reduce costs in relation to sales decline. Created and presented monthly financial results, budget to actual and forecast variance analysis to plant and international management teams. • Partnered with operations to achieve cost reductions of 1:1 variable costs and ½:1 fixed costs in relation to sales decline. • Team member in the shutdown of the Huntsville, AL. facility. Responsible for ensuring the transfer and retirement of all Powertrain fixed assets. • Re-engineered the monthly closing process and reduced overtime by approximately 40%. • Developed gross profit by product line and customer P&L (actual compared to budget) and reported on quarterly basis to international management team. • Managed weekly and monthly tracking of forecast vs. actual / budget reporting and deviation explanations. • Created and implemented overall budget template for operating expenses and consolidation tool. • Advised program managers and team members regarding financial program status actual expenditures and accrual plans. Assisted with action plans to correct adverse budget trends. • Developed R&D report tracking tool from the SAP database utilized to analyze project variances and assist in decision making. • Designed and delivered employee training programs in accounting, budgeting and business policies and procedures. • Performed ad hoc financial reporting utilizing data from SAP and other reporting databases. Self Employed, Huntsville, AL 2004 – 2005 Accounting Consultant Performed various accounting services including bank reconciliations, financial statement preparation, and general ledger development. Provided financial management (cash flow), budgeting, and forecasts, projections, and cash management assistance.
  • 2. Patricia A. Crisafulli Page 2 Nailite International, Miami, FL 2000 – 2004 General Accounting Manager Handled all cost accounting and general ledger functions, fixed assets, cash flow and periodic financial statements, account analysis, planning and preparation of annual budget and physical inventory, development and analysis of inventory costing and explanation of monthly account variances to budget. Implemented Kronos Labor and Attendance system and coordinated weekly ADP payroll uploads. Supervised the accounts payable and staff accountant functions. Fine Art Lamps, Miami Lakes, FL 1999 – 2000 Cost Accounting Manager Developed and implemented a standard costing system using EMS software. Used EMS standard costs to value and re-value inventory annually. Captured material cost variances at the product and commodity code levels, prepared and developed bank reconciliation programs, and prepared annual property tax returns. GE Aviation (formerly Lambda Novatronics, Inc.), Pompano Beach, FL 1997 – 2000 Manufacturer of custom power supplies, Military Specification (MILSPEC) power supplies, multiple output power supplies, electronic systems, components and instruments, defense applications, and aircraft power supplies. Senior Cost Accountant Worked closely on implementation of upgraded Deltek Costpoint project accounting system. Utilized project information from Costpoint to produce and analyze project variances via comparison of actual project expenses vs. budget. • Automated and mapped the general ledger chart of accounts via Hyperion Ledgerlink to the Hyperion Enterprise application – minimized manual entry and reduced reporting cycle by two days. • Defined and implemented system for measuring cost reductions from continuous flow manufacturing initiatives. • Assisted in the development of a program to bridge manufacturing system transactions to the Costpoint general ledger accounting system. Telematics International, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL 1994 – 1997 Senior Staff Accountant Implemented an interactive financial planning and control system to explain budget versus actual variances and quarterly revenue and gross profit margins. Assisted with overall revision of the quarterly internal board package and the implementation of a new Pointman financial accounting system. EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS • B.B.A. Accounting, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL • MOS Certification in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, 2010 • IIA Membership, 2011