International high-speed train manufacturer looking to develop a strategy to expand their business in the US.

Situation | International high-speed train manufacturer from Spain was developing a strategy to expand their business in the US. The goal was to put in a dedicated line from downtown Los Angeles to a station near the strip in Las Vegas.

Action | Served as Interim Controller, responsible for reconciling key accounts, closing books and producing monthly financial statements. Mapped process flows of the accounting department to prepare for implementation of new enterprise software system.

Results | Made the timely submission of the financial model that supported the business plan and several proposals for funding. Improved the process flow of the accounting department, which led to more timely and accurate financial statements and reports the first time.

What we loved about this experience | This was my first time rolling up my sleeves and not only seeing the full process and flow of a business from the accounting perspective. I helped make the company more streamlined and strategically ready to capture opportunities in new markets.

Core competencies | Financial Operations; Strategic Development