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Andre Solomon

Interim/Contract Chief Financial Officer

Your BottomLine CFO

Contract CFO with 19 years of progressive hands-on experience building, managing, and enhancing financial operations for non-profits. Proven abilities guiding financial vision and strategy, evaluating services; managing the budgeting and planning processes; monitoring financial performance and fiscal controls, preparing monthly and annual financial reports; creating financial policies and procedures to guide business operations; and supervising day-to-day Accounting, AP, AR, IT and HR operations. Strong business partner with managers, Boards of Directors, and external support groups. Key strengths include strategic reporting to senior management for performance improvement; initiatives that increase cash flow and control costs; financial procedures that guarantee fast cash turnarounds and corporate solvency; and highly focused and motivated financial and administrative team.

 

Experience

Chief Financial Officer : Talley Management Group - [2007-02 to 2010-06]
Advised President on evolving strategic matters; Managed Accounting, IT, Human Resources and Operations Divisions to support 20+ non-profit clients. Produced monthly and annual audited financial reports; Managed budget processes. Established policies and procedures to monitor financial controls, cash flow, revenues, expenses, billings and collections. Negotiated business insurance, health insurance and employee benefit plans.

Director of Finance and Administration : NETAID - [2005-11 to 2006-05]
Responsibilities included accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, cash management, investment management, annual audit, staffing, benefits administration, facilities management and technology infrastructure

Director of Finance : ALPHA NORTH AMERICA - [2001-05 to 2005-05]
Responsibilities included inventory accounting, inventory controls, bookkeeping, budgeting, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, cash management, stock and securities transactions, annual audit, banking relationships and vendor payments

Managing Partner : ANDRE SOLOMON & PARTNERS, LTD. - [1999-05 to 2001-05]
Freelance consultant managing all aspects of strategic planning projects.

Director of Finance and Administration : DYNAMIC WEB ENTERPRISES, INC. - [1997-06 to 1999-03]
Responsibilities included financial planning analysis, financial reporting, investor relations, cash management, banking relationships, staffing, and benefits administration.

Investment Banking Associate : MORGAN STANLEY & CO. INC. - [1993-07 to 1997-03]
Identified, analyzed and evaluated the financing needs of tax exempt issuers and developed, valued and presented appropriate solutions. Structured transactions, executed pricings and evaluated market conditions

Director of Governmental Affairs : FINANCIAL SERVICES CORPORATION OF NY - [1989-08 to 1991-08]
Developed, coordinated and implemented strategies for legislative issues affecting 2 agencies.

Senior Budget Analyst : MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, - [1985-12 to 1989-08]

 

Education

MBA, General : Yale School of Management (at Yale University ) - [1991 to 1993]

Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Urban Studies : CUNY Brooklyn College - [1981 to 1985]