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DAVID J. PRUGAR, CPA Brunswick, OH 44212 / Cell (216) 233-1210 SOX 404 COMPLIANCE MANAGER * CONTROLLER * ACCOUNTING MANAGER FINANCIAL ANALYST * INTERNAL AUDITOR Dynamic and proven financial professional with diverse skills developed in varied positions throughout career. CPA with strong accounting, internal control and auditing skills with over 20 years of combined experience in Financial Management, Accounting, and Internal Audit positions. Demonstrated ability to lead and work in changing environment conveying a continuous improvement / problem solving mentality, with a track record of delivering results. Excellent computer aptitude with strong knowledge of SAP and Hyperion systems and Microsoft Excel. Strong oral and written communication skills. Internal Control * Internal Audit * Financial Reporting * SAP * Hyperion Enterprise / HFM Sarbanes-Oxley * US GAAP Accounting * Cost Accounting * Financial Analysis * ACL * Excel PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Ferro Corporation September 2005 to December 2012 SOX Financial Compliance Manager – (4/09 – 12/12) Managed the global design and implementation of the worldwide plan for assessing the company’s internal controls over financial reporting, including reviewing and assessing control deficiencies and recommendations for improvements consistent with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Worked with Internal Audit team to review financial risks and controls, and reduced global SOX testing by 25% for 2012. Initiated, developed and led global training of 150 SOX testers on requirements of SOX compliance via Live Meeting conference to improve quality of global SOX testing by reinforcing standard testing procedures and documentation requirements. Volunteered to be on the Corporate Accounting Hyperion Upgrade project team to assist in the conversion from Hyperion to the new HFM platform to help meet the 3Q 2012 go-live date. Worked with Internal Audit team on the design and implementation of internal controls and related SOX tests in coordination with the roll-out of the new SAP ECC6 platform and business processes in Europe. Worked with SAP Security and Ferro I.S. teams on the design, testing and implementation of GRC - Compliant User Provisioning (CUP) module (SAP access provisioning tool) to improve the control over sensitive user access and segregation of duty risks. Regional Financial Controller Chemicals – (4/08 – 4/09) Managed the financial accounting and reporting process for 5 U.S. Chemical Plants. Ensured compliance with U.S. GAAP and 404 compliance within accounting records and operating procedures. Managed the Plastics Division Financial Controller in Evansville, IN. Supervised 5 accountants in Cleveland and directed their daily and month-end closing and reporting activities. Initiated the revision of the Inventory Days and FIFO calculation process, increasing the accuracy and efficiency of monthly FIFO adjustment and shortening closing cycle. Volunteered to take responsibility for the financial accounting and reporting for 5 additional Plastic Plants to cover for the Regional Controller who was on extended medical leave. Initiated and directed the successful completion of Fixed Asset Physical Inventories at all 10 plants to increase accuracy of financial statements. Redesigned production and sales accounting flow in SAP for 2 U.S. plants to properly implement toller agreements with Novolyte to support the execution of the sales agreement for the sale of Ferro's Fine Chemicals business to Novolyte. Senior Corporate Internal Auditor – (9/05 – 4/08) Managed the process of planning, organizing, performing, and leading financial and internal control audits. System administrator for TeamMate and ACL applications. Championed the purchase and led the implementation of global ACL software. Developed and implemented ACL program script that saved 3.5 days of work when performing quarterly SAS99 testing. Became the subject matter expert that external auditors relied on. Developed and implemented audit polices and procedures to standardize audit workpapers and increased audit efficiencies by implementing TeamMate Audit Software. Developed Excel database to tie G/L data load files into Hyperion financial reports for external auditors to assist Ferro Corporate Accounting in validation of account balances during financial restatement. Sherwin Williams Company January 1997 to September 2005 Financial Accounting Supervisor (Consumer Group) – (11/02 – 9/05) Responsible for managing the accurate and timely financial accounting and reporting process in accordance with US GAAP for Consumer Group business. Supervised 3 accountants and oversaw their daily and month-end closing activities. Ensured the accuracy and timely reporting of Consumer Group Daily Sales Report, published daily to senior management. Led the design and testing of the business financial accounting process during the implementation of AOM, a new order-to-cash system, to standardize software platform and gain reporting efficiencies. Led the business financial accounting process for the integration of all Consumer Group business acquisitions into Consumer Division accounting systems. Senior Financial Analyst (Consumer Group) – (8/99 – 11/02) Responsible for providing monthly sales & gross profit analysis and summaries along with analysis of sales & expense items to management and Sales & Marketing Departments. Developed Hyperion Retrieve and Business Objects reports along with Excel worksheets to standardize and simplify the analytical process. Senior Corporate Internal Auditor – (1/97 – 8/99) Responsible for planning, organizing, performing, and leading compliance, financial and operational audits, while supervising and training 3 subordinates. Responsible for assessing and testing internal controls and recommending operating improvements through oral and written presentations to management. Led the company wide implementation of TeamMate (Electronic Audit Software). Became the subject matter expert that developed and implemented procedures for the successful roll-out of this electronic audit process for the entire Internal Audit Department. Proactively managed and developed Internal Audit staff through meaningful on-the-job training by assigning and supervising project tasks to staff auditors and coaching their on-going professional development. Reviewed staff audit work and emphasizing team goal attainment. Lincoln Electric Company August 1995 to January 1997 Senior Corporate Internal Auditor – Planned, performed, and led compliance and financial audits. BP Oil Company January 1990 to August 1995 Senior Corporate Auditor – (11/92 – 8/95) Planned and performed operational, and compliance audits and assisted external auditors in performing financial audits. Corporate Tax Accountant – (8/91 – 11/92) Prepared state and local sales & excise tax returns. Worked with state and local taxing authorities to resolve tax issues identified during tax audits. Promoted to Internal Audit. Cost Accountant (Marine Transportation) – (1/90 – 8/91) Promoted to Tax Accountant. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Graduate of Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio - December 1989 Bachelor of Business Administration, Major - Accounting - G. P. A. 3.89 Obtained CPA License - May 17, 1993 - Certificate # 29864 Member of Ohio CPA, AICP
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