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Laresa McIntyre

Chief Financial Officer

Infinity Sales Group LLC

Senior Finance Executive with proven experience in financial analysis & reporting, budgeting & forecasting, strategic planning, redesigning business processes, integrating acquisitions, project management and systems implementation. Change Catalyst adept at streamlining processes, reducing costs and providing innovative solutions. Highly-Adaptable Leader with demonstrated ability to quickly learn intricacies in different industries.

• Financial reporting & analysis • Budgeting & forecasting • Strategic planning • Redesigning business processes • Integrating acquisitions • Project management • Systems implementation • Integrating acquisitions
Organizations: President, Institute of Management Accountants Palm Beach Area Chapter; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training – Marathon Run Coach

 

Experience

Controller : Infinity Sales Group LLC - [2010-01 to Current]
Overseeing all financial aspects of the business including A/P, A/R, payroll, general ledger, monthly financial statements, budgeting & forecasting, variance analysis and year-end close.

Project & Risk Management : dmg world media - [2007-10 to 2009-12]
Liaison between the assigned business sector and the finance & IT organizations to ensure effective communications and successful delivery of finance-focused projects, business continuity plans and risk assessments. • Converted the accounting system of a large acquisition from an AS/400 program to Epicor in 4 months, including defining required business process changes and training end users. • Oversaw all financial aspects related to the company’s event management ERP including training end users and system configuration. • Prepared business continuity plans and information security risk assessments for various divisions within dmg world media.

VP Finance, Art & Antiques : dmg world media - [2002-07 to 2007-10]
Accountable for monthly financial reporting and forecasting, and yearly strategic planning and budget process for the sector including businesses in the USA, UK and France. Responsible for analyzing potential acquisitions & launches and coordinating financial due diligence. Constantly examining accounting processes and initiating changes to improve the efficiency of the department and improve financial reporting. Achievements: • Cut the month-end process from 5 to 2 days by changing procedures while reducing headcount by 20% • Improved forecast accuracies by 40% by developing models based on business drivers • Integrated new acquisitions in less than 3 months with little impact on operations • Was interim VP for US Fairs (concurrent with VP Finance role) overseeing all operations and marketing aspects for a period of 6 months due to an unexpected vacancy

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager : Mill's Pride, a division of Masco - [1999-12 to 2002-07]
Prepared weekly and monthly forecasts (sales & operating profit) in conjunction with senior-level executives from finance, sales, marketing and production. Coordinated and prepared the annual budget. Developed new analytical tools, including sales forecasting models, to assist with decision-making. Wrote monthly business review letters to parent company recapping major issues and financial results.

Lead Business Systems Analyst : Nationwide Insurance - [1998-09 to 1999-11]
Hired for strong analytical skills necessary to convert legacy MSA accounting system to PeopleSoft General Ledger. Provided input on program design modifications to make the system more efficient. Trained new users (accountants) on PeopleSoft. Created new accounting procedures and policies.

Senior Business Analyst : Nationwide Insurance - [1997-09 to 1998-09]
Participated as a team member on several purchasing initiatives including office furniture ($10 million), fleet management services ($6 million) and outside legal counsel services ($500 million). Role in these initiatives included: developing and analyzing Request for Proposal (RFP) documents; negotiating contract terms and conditions with suppliers; and monitoring suppliers to ensure compliance with contract terms.

Cost Accounting Manager : Mill's Pride - [1997-03 to 1997-09]
Analyzed weekly and monthly manufacturing profitability statements and provided reports to management to help with business decisions. Developed systems to track and analyze purchase price variances by commodity. Maintained relationships with consigned materials vendors.

Distribution Controller : Mill's Pride - [1995-09 to 1997-03]
In addition to traditional accounting responsibilities, including financial reporting and inventory management, was project leader for the implementation of a computerized warehousing system for two 300,000 sq.ft. facilities. Created new business reports for management to track efficiency and costs of warehouse operations; report format was implemented company-wide in all operations.

 

Education

MBA, Business Administration : Capital University - [1997 to 2001]

B.Sc., Sciences : University of Western Ontario - [1986 to 1989]