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Patricia Vacca Senior Financial Executive

Patricia Vacca is a senior financial executive with over 19 years of experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, and operational streamlining in manufacturing, wholesale, retail, risk management, and financial services. She has a proven track record of delivering strong financial performance through cost reductions, profit and productivity gains, and turnarounds. Her areas of expertise include financial compliance, budgeting, strategic planning, margin improvement, and systems implementation. She holds a Bachelors in Accounting and is an inactive CPA.

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Patricia P. Vacca
                                    9230 Saratoga Terrace Pickerington, OH 43147
                                     Cellular: (614) 562-3606 triciavacca@aol.com

                        Senior ~ Level Financial Executive
               Financial Analysis ♦ Strategic Planning♦ Operational Streamlining

 …Managing Financials in Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Risk Management and Financial Service Settings
Accomplished professional offering over 19 years’ comprehensive experience in competitive, growth-driven
environments. Strong team builder and facilitator with exceptional overall business perspective and a proven history
of providing valuable financial guidance. Known for consistently delivering strong earnings, profit, and productivity
gains; reducing operating costs; turning around unprofitable functions; and developing and implementing strategic
plans to ensure company growth.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

       ♦   Financial Compliance            ♦   Policies & Procedures         ♦   Cost Review & Benchmarking
       ♦   Quality Assurance                   Development                   ♦   Applications Development
       ♦   Training & Supervision          ♦   Budgeting & Forecasting       ♦   Strategic Planning &
       ♦   Recruiting & Staffing           ♦   Management Information            Initiatives
       ♦   Vendor Negotiations                 Systems                       ♦   Project Planning & Analysis
       ♦   Mergers & Acquisitions          ♦   Contract Risk Analysis        ♦   Performance Evaluations
       ♦   Margin Improvement              ♦   Program Development & Mgmt.   ♦   Startups & Turnarounds
       ♦   P&L Responsibility              ♦   HR / Benefits & Payroll       ♦   Systems Implementation
       ♦   Treasury Management             ♦   Database Administration &     ♦   Financial Planning &
                                               Design                            Management
       ♦   Contract Review & Revision      ♦   Productivity Improvement      ♦   Workflow Management


       TECHNICAL SKILLS
           Proficient knowledge and adaptability with computers, multiple platforms and various
           programs, with extensive capabilities in: Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook ♦ Lotus
           Notes ♦ Hyperion Essbase ♦JBA ♦ SAP ♦ SAP Business Objects ♦ AS400 Query ♦
           MAS500 ♦ FRX ♦ BlackLine ♦ Quickbooks ♦Salesforce ♦ Lawson ♦ GERS ♦Turbo Tax
           Asset Keeper ♦ FAS ♦ Business Objects ♦ SQL ♦ Crystal Reports ♦ MICROS

       CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
          Vice President/Controller, American Health Packaging ... Increased revenue from $94M to
           $525M by relocating entire operation from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. After finding location,
           which included a complete build-out of facility and offices and provided significant tax abatement
           (saved $425K/yr), led team that implemented complete ERP system. Also designed all system
           reports and developed all internal controls, processes, and procedures.

          Vice President/ Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Significantly improved internal controls by
           centralizing all accounting/billing functions to corporate office. Reduced monthly close process
           from 25 days to 10 days by establishing formal month-end close and account reconciliation process
           while cutting costs.

          Vice President/Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Increased EBITDA $750K/yr through negotiating
           national vendor contracts across all business units. Implemented national online travel expense
           recording and purchase card program that reduced manual accounts payable entries and effected
           quicker reimbursements and vendor payments by facilitating online ordering, expense tracking,
           and vendor management.
Patricia P. Vacca
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   Corporate Controller, Sofa Express ... Implemented accounting modules/processes to generate
    formal financial reporting package. Working directly with IT dept, led setup of additional
    modules to current retail
    system to streamline close process and improve financial statements’ accuracy. With additional
    modules active, more accessible financial statements provided valuable information not
    previously reviewed.


INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL GROUP (www.ifgpr.com) – Columbus, OH
Specializes in placement/consulting assignments with senior-level financial personnel in accounting, finance,
and functional
IT market. Employs ~200 from 17 US locations.

Senior Financial Consultant (2011 – Present)
As Senior Financial Consultant for global company, Momentive (current temporary consulting assignment),
oversee reporting/accounting process for litigation reserve/schedule, current/noncurrent liabilities/receivables,
all retirement and post employment obligations, and equity accounts, and serve as lead communicator to
external audit team on required changes in reserves (from technical accounting and company policy
perspective). Manage month-end closings, prepare all journal entries for areas of responsibility, assist
corporate financial services in monthly/quarterly closes (Brazil, Mexico, Canada, US), and ensure assigned
accounts reconciled timely/accurately.

♦   Identified internal control flaw relating to legal expenses and developed/implemented corrective
    process.
♦   Developed report to help identify vendors by project to ensure all project expenses are properly
    recognized.
♦   Ensured corporate compliance with generally accepted accounting principles by performing
    monthly budget forecast and prior year variance analyses for North American corporate departments, and
    reviewing cost center closings.

AVIZENT (www.avizentrisk.com) – Dublin, OH
National provider of client risk management solutions, including claims management, medical managed care,
alternative risk
options, and RMIS technology, with 13 portfolio companies. Employs ~800 in 50 locations across US.
Purchased by private equity group in Spring 2007 (formerly Frank Gates Service Company).

Vice President/Corporate Controller (2008 - 2010)
Directed accounts receivable/payable, billing, payroll, general ledger, customer banking, risk management,
treasury, taxes, yearly audits, financial reporting, credit facility reporting, and vendor management.

Maintained responsibility for daily cash monitoring, AP management, AR collections, customer billing,
supporting unit controllers, month end closing, providing all financial reports to private equity group and
credit facility, working with legal dept relating to customer contracts, and supporting customer banking
manager with reconciliation and customer issues. Directly supervised unit controllers, customer banking
manager, AP/AR staff, and PR associate and indirectly supervised staff accountants, billing associates,
customer banking clerks.

♦   Reduced expenses ~$750K/yr by awarding national vendor contracts for office supplies, coffee, car
    rentals, overnight shipping, office equipment leases, and travel services, resulting in consolidated billing
    and savings of one AP clerk.
♦   Saved $25K/yr by implementing online travel expense reporting system and purchase card system that
    enabled employees to submit travel expenses and supporting receipts with funds directly deposited into
    bank accounts weekly.
♦   Cut costs $80K/yr through reducing dept by 3 FTEs. Worked directly with IT dept, banks, and customer
    banking dept to implement program that automatically reconciled 389 customer bank accounts daily.
♦   Slashed audit bill from $245K (2008) to $65K (2009) by working directly with CFO to implement
    processes to automatically reconcile accounts and review financials.
Patricia P. Vacca
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♦   Prevented fraudulent expenses by teaming with CEO and HR Director to revise travel policy, expense
    reporting policy, and corporate credit card policy companywide. Also implemented ethics policy and
    whistle blower policy/hotline.

LIMITED STORES, LLC (www.thelimited.com) – Columbus, OH
National retail women’s clothing chain employing ~8K and yielding $430M from 230 retail locations (2008).
Purchased by
Private equity group Spring 2007.

Manager of Treasury, Sales Audit, & Inventory Control (2007 – 2008)
In charge of all aspects of sales audit, treasury, and inventory control and maintained responsibility for
making appropriate entries for month end, providing reconciliation/support for financial reporting, and
reporting to credit facility. Directly supervised 4 financial analysts.

♦   Saved >$200K/yr and provided additional security for employees by presenting/championing plan to
    consolidate numerous banks into 3 major banks with armored carriers picking up nightly deposits (plan
    approved/implemented 1 month after departure).
♦   Slashed physical inventory reconciliation of all locations from >6 weeks to 2 weeks by working
    closely with financial analyst to implement far more efficient process.
♦   Secured reduced credit card processing rate by teaming with private equity group and the other
    private equity companies to determine lower merchant rate based on business categories.


SOFA EXPRESS – Columbus, OH
National retail furniture chain with 80 retail store locations and 4 distribution centers. Employed 1.1K with
$220M revenue
(at peak). Filed for bankruptcy 2008.

Corporate Controller (2005 – 2007)
Directed inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, month end closing, risk management, vendor
management, treasury, tax, yearly audits, and financial reporting. Also oversaw HR and benefits and acted as
interim CIO (for 9 months). Directly supervised 1 accounting manager, 2 staff accountants, 3 accounts
payable personnel, 1 payroll person, and 1 accounting clerk in addition to overseeing 3 HR employees and 4
IT workers.

♦   Consolidated 2 payroll systems (left uncompleted by previous controller) and reconciled every
    employee’s taxes to ensure correct W-2’s issued by January 31, 2005 (during 1st month after
    onboarding).
♦   Ensured asset retention by overseeing reconciliation of inventory with liquidators for downsized
    locations and working closely with downsized locations’ store managers.
♦   Attempted to ensure business’s future by submitting business savings plan to CFO that identified
    least profitable locations and closure execution plan (however, parent company dismissed plan, opted
    for fewer store closures, and filed bankruptcy first quarter 2008).

AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION (www.amerisourcebergen.com) – Columbus, OH
(1993 – 2004)
One of world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving US, Canada and selected global markets.
Employs ~10.3K
with ~$80B/yr revenues.

Regional Director of Finance - North Central Region (2003 – 2004)
Directed all financial preparation and presentations of 5 locations with ~$6.7B/yr revenues (2004),
coordinated/prepared annual budget, oversaw customer pricing maintenance/analysis, supervised
reconciliations of physical inventories, and ensured Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Directly supervised 3
financial analysts and 2 customer service maintenance clerks.

♦   Instituted controls to ensure customer pricing maintenance analyzed/validated and oversaw process
    change ensuring company lost no revenue (after identifying problem with procedure to change customer
    pricing).
Patricia P. Vacca
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AMERICAN HEALTH PACKAGING (www.americanhealthpackaging.com) – Columbus, OH
Leading provider of pharmaceutical products with customized packaging to pharmacies on behalf of
manufacturing partners. AmerisourceBergen subsidiary.

Vice President/Controller (1999 – 2003)
Directed consolidations and centralization of all financial information relating to mergers.
Prepared/Presented/Executed capital project plan for facility expansion to ensure future growth.
Documented/Executed/Monitored Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures for all functions within the
business. Directly supervised all accounting, inventory, payroll, and information systems.

Director of Finance (1995 – 1999)
Selected team member in relocation of packaging facility from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. Managed
preparation and presentation of all financial information, establishment of all internal controls, processes,
and systems for new location. Directly and indirectly supervised all functions of accounts receivables,
accounts payables, inventory control, cost accounting, payroll, chargebacks and contracts, Medicaid and
information systems.

Financial Reporting Manager - North Central Region (1993 – 1995)
Responsibility for three distribution centers financial reporting, bank account reconciliations, monthly sales
and uses tax returns; assisted with yearly budget preparation and presentation. Directly supervised 1
accounting assistant.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY – Columbus, OH
Bachelors of Science in Accounting

Certified Public Accountant (inactive)

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Patricia Vacca Senior Financial Executive

  • 1. Patricia P. Vacca 9230 Saratoga Terrace Pickerington, OH 43147 Cellular: (614) 562-3606 triciavacca@aol.com Senior ~ Level Financial Executive Financial Analysis ♦ Strategic Planning♦ Operational Streamlining …Managing Financials in Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Risk Management and Financial Service Settings Accomplished professional offering over 19 years’ comprehensive experience in competitive, growth-driven environments. Strong team builder and facilitator with exceptional overall business perspective and a proven history of providing valuable financial guidance. Known for consistently delivering strong earnings, profit, and productivity gains; reducing operating costs; turning around unprofitable functions; and developing and implementing strategic plans to ensure company growth. AREAS OF EXPERTISE ♦ Financial Compliance ♦ Policies & Procedures ♦ Cost Review & Benchmarking ♦ Quality Assurance Development ♦ Applications Development ♦ Training & Supervision ♦ Budgeting & Forecasting ♦ Strategic Planning & ♦ Recruiting & Staffing ♦ Management Information Initiatives ♦ Vendor Negotiations Systems ♦ Project Planning & Analysis ♦ Mergers & Acquisitions ♦ Contract Risk Analysis ♦ Performance Evaluations ♦ Margin Improvement ♦ Program Development & Mgmt. ♦ Startups & Turnarounds ♦ P&L Responsibility ♦ HR / Benefits & Payroll ♦ Systems Implementation ♦ Treasury Management ♦ Database Administration & ♦ Financial Planning & Design Management ♦ Contract Review & Revision ♦ Productivity Improvement ♦ Workflow Management TECHNICAL SKILLS Proficient knowledge and adaptability with computers, multiple platforms and various programs, with extensive capabilities in: Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook ♦ Lotus Notes ♦ Hyperion Essbase ♦JBA ♦ SAP ♦ SAP Business Objects ♦ AS400 Query ♦ MAS500 ♦ FRX ♦ BlackLine ♦ Quickbooks ♦Salesforce ♦ Lawson ♦ GERS ♦Turbo Tax Asset Keeper ♦ FAS ♦ Business Objects ♦ SQL ♦ Crystal Reports ♦ MICROS CAREER HIGHLIGHTS  Vice President/Controller, American Health Packaging ... Increased revenue from $94M to $525M by relocating entire operation from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. After finding location, which included a complete build-out of facility and offices and provided significant tax abatement (saved $425K/yr), led team that implemented complete ERP system. Also designed all system reports and developed all internal controls, processes, and procedures.  Vice President/ Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Significantly improved internal controls by centralizing all accounting/billing functions to corporate office. Reduced monthly close process from 25 days to 10 days by establishing formal month-end close and account reconciliation process while cutting costs.  Vice President/Corporate Controller, Avizent ... Increased EBITDA $750K/yr through negotiating national vendor contracts across all business units. Implemented national online travel expense recording and purchase card program that reduced manual accounts payable entries and effected quicker reimbursements and vendor payments by facilitating online ordering, expense tracking, and vendor management.
  • 2. Patricia P. Vacca Page 2of 4  Corporate Controller, Sofa Express ... Implemented accounting modules/processes to generate formal financial reporting package. Working directly with IT dept, led setup of additional modules to current retail system to streamline close process and improve financial statements’ accuracy. With additional modules active, more accessible financial statements provided valuable information not previously reviewed. INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL GROUP (www.ifgpr.com) – Columbus, OH Specializes in placement/consulting assignments with senior-level financial personnel in accounting, finance, and functional IT market. Employs ~200 from 17 US locations. Senior Financial Consultant (2011 – Present) As Senior Financial Consultant for global company, Momentive (current temporary consulting assignment), oversee reporting/accounting process for litigation reserve/schedule, current/noncurrent liabilities/receivables, all retirement and post employment obligations, and equity accounts, and serve as lead communicator to external audit team on required changes in reserves (from technical accounting and company policy perspective). Manage month-end closings, prepare all journal entries for areas of responsibility, assist corporate financial services in monthly/quarterly closes (Brazil, Mexico, Canada, US), and ensure assigned accounts reconciled timely/accurately. ♦ Identified internal control flaw relating to legal expenses and developed/implemented corrective process. ♦ Developed report to help identify vendors by project to ensure all project expenses are properly recognized. ♦ Ensured corporate compliance with generally accepted accounting principles by performing monthly budget forecast and prior year variance analyses for North American corporate departments, and reviewing cost center closings. AVIZENT (www.avizentrisk.com) – Dublin, OH National provider of client risk management solutions, including claims management, medical managed care, alternative risk options, and RMIS technology, with 13 portfolio companies. Employs ~800 in 50 locations across US. Purchased by private equity group in Spring 2007 (formerly Frank Gates Service Company). Vice President/Corporate Controller (2008 - 2010) Directed accounts receivable/payable, billing, payroll, general ledger, customer banking, risk management, treasury, taxes, yearly audits, financial reporting, credit facility reporting, and vendor management. Maintained responsibility for daily cash monitoring, AP management, AR collections, customer billing, supporting unit controllers, month end closing, providing all financial reports to private equity group and credit facility, working with legal dept relating to customer contracts, and supporting customer banking manager with reconciliation and customer issues. Directly supervised unit controllers, customer banking manager, AP/AR staff, and PR associate and indirectly supervised staff accountants, billing associates, customer banking clerks. ♦ Reduced expenses ~$750K/yr by awarding national vendor contracts for office supplies, coffee, car rentals, overnight shipping, office equipment leases, and travel services, resulting in consolidated billing and savings of one AP clerk. ♦ Saved $25K/yr by implementing online travel expense reporting system and purchase card system that enabled employees to submit travel expenses and supporting receipts with funds directly deposited into bank accounts weekly. ♦ Cut costs $80K/yr through reducing dept by 3 FTEs. Worked directly with IT dept, banks, and customer banking dept to implement program that automatically reconciled 389 customer bank accounts daily. ♦ Slashed audit bill from $245K (2008) to $65K (2009) by working directly with CFO to implement processes to automatically reconcile accounts and review financials.
  • 3. Patricia P. Vacca Page 3of 4 ♦ Prevented fraudulent expenses by teaming with CEO and HR Director to revise travel policy, expense reporting policy, and corporate credit card policy companywide. Also implemented ethics policy and whistle blower policy/hotline. LIMITED STORES, LLC (www.thelimited.com) – Columbus, OH National retail women’s clothing chain employing ~8K and yielding $430M from 230 retail locations (2008). Purchased by Private equity group Spring 2007. Manager of Treasury, Sales Audit, & Inventory Control (2007 – 2008) In charge of all aspects of sales audit, treasury, and inventory control and maintained responsibility for making appropriate entries for month end, providing reconciliation/support for financial reporting, and reporting to credit facility. Directly supervised 4 financial analysts. ♦ Saved >$200K/yr and provided additional security for employees by presenting/championing plan to consolidate numerous banks into 3 major banks with armored carriers picking up nightly deposits (plan approved/implemented 1 month after departure). ♦ Slashed physical inventory reconciliation of all locations from >6 weeks to 2 weeks by working closely with financial analyst to implement far more efficient process. ♦ Secured reduced credit card processing rate by teaming with private equity group and the other private equity companies to determine lower merchant rate based on business categories. SOFA EXPRESS – Columbus, OH National retail furniture chain with 80 retail store locations and 4 distribution centers. Employed 1.1K with $220M revenue (at peak). Filed for bankruptcy 2008. Corporate Controller (2005 – 2007) Directed inventory control, accounts payable, payroll, month end closing, risk management, vendor management, treasury, tax, yearly audits, and financial reporting. Also oversaw HR and benefits and acted as interim CIO (for 9 months). Directly supervised 1 accounting manager, 2 staff accountants, 3 accounts payable personnel, 1 payroll person, and 1 accounting clerk in addition to overseeing 3 HR employees and 4 IT workers. ♦ Consolidated 2 payroll systems (left uncompleted by previous controller) and reconciled every employee’s taxes to ensure correct W-2’s issued by January 31, 2005 (during 1st month after onboarding). ♦ Ensured asset retention by overseeing reconciliation of inventory with liquidators for downsized locations and working closely with downsized locations’ store managers. ♦ Attempted to ensure business’s future by submitting business savings plan to CFO that identified least profitable locations and closure execution plan (however, parent company dismissed plan, opted for fewer store closures, and filed bankruptcy first quarter 2008). AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORPORATION (www.amerisourcebergen.com) – Columbus, OH (1993 – 2004) One of world's largest pharmaceutical services companies serving US, Canada and selected global markets. Employs ~10.3K with ~$80B/yr revenues. Regional Director of Finance - North Central Region (2003 – 2004) Directed all financial preparation and presentations of 5 locations with ~$6.7B/yr revenues (2004), coordinated/prepared annual budget, oversaw customer pricing maintenance/analysis, supervised reconciliations of physical inventories, and ensured Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Directly supervised 3 financial analysts and 2 customer service maintenance clerks. ♦ Instituted controls to ensure customer pricing maintenance analyzed/validated and oversaw process change ensuring company lost no revenue (after identifying problem with procedure to change customer pricing).
  • 4. Patricia P. Vacca Page 4of 4 AMERICAN HEALTH PACKAGING (www.americanhealthpackaging.com) – Columbus, OH Leading provider of pharmaceutical products with customized packaging to pharmacies on behalf of manufacturing partners. AmerisourceBergen subsidiary. Vice President/Controller (1999 – 2003) Directed consolidations and centralization of all financial information relating to mergers. Prepared/Presented/Executed capital project plan for facility expansion to ensure future growth. Documented/Executed/Monitored Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures for all functions within the business. Directly supervised all accounting, inventory, payroll, and information systems. Director of Finance (1995 – 1999) Selected team member in relocation of packaging facility from Louisville, KY to Columbus, OH. Managed preparation and presentation of all financial information, establishment of all internal controls, processes, and systems for new location. Directly and indirectly supervised all functions of accounts receivables, accounts payables, inventory control, cost accounting, payroll, chargebacks and contracts, Medicaid and information systems. Financial Reporting Manager - North Central Region (1993 – 1995) Responsibility for three distribution centers financial reporting, bank account reconciliations, monthly sales and uses tax returns; assisted with yearly budget preparation and presentation. Directly supervised 1 accounting assistant. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY – Columbus, OH Bachelors of Science in Accounting Certified Public Accountant (inactive)