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SCOTT W. BROWN (914) 443-1298 New Windsor, NY 12553 Scott.William.Brown1128@gmail.com FINANCE EXECUTIVE - NON-PROFITS Accomplished Financial Executive who leverages keen financial expertise to create cost-efficient and sustainable financial operations across public and corporate organizations alike. Proven track record of critically evaluating and responding to rapidly evolving environments. Dynamic leader with demonstrated ability to analyze and forecast financial trends and foster significant organizational improvement. Aligns financial strategy with organizational vision to outperform competition and deliver sustainable revenue. Subject matter expertise in IT management and Human Resources operations. AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Strategic Planning, Financial Management (Modeling, Reporting & Analysis, Budgeting, Risk Management, Cost Controls), IT Management, Grant Administration, GAAP, FASB, Multi-State Charitable Organization Filing, Registration & Compliance, Banking & Investments, Human Resources, Benefit Administration, Policy & Procedure Formulation, Insurances, Payroll Administration, Accounts Payable & Receivable Administration, Vendor Relations/Negotiations, OSHA Compliance, Facilities Management, Audit Oversight, Blackbaud Financial Edge, QuickBooks, Microsoft Office PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE MOHONK PRESERVE, INC., Gardiner, NY 1998 - 2012 Nonprofit nature preserve, $2.8 million, 35 employees. Director of Finance and Administration Collaborate with Board of Directors, Finance and Audit Committee members, and Executive Director to establish both annual and long-term financial planning and budget projections. Facilitate management of institution’s endowment initiative. Staff of 3. Recruited to newly created position of Director of Finance and Administration: o Reduced A/P time from over 90-day turnaround to less than 30 days. o Reduced A/R time from over 120 days to 45 days. Created and implemented an IT department hiring an Associate Director of Information Technology: o Reduced associated IT costs (contracted services) by 65%. o Reduced average servicing time from 2.5 days to less than 3 hours. o Improved overall organization operational efficiencies by 60%. o Reduced the number of internal IT complaints by 85% Purchased and successfully transitioned to new General Ledger product - Blackbaud's Financial Edge: o Realized a 40% savings on contracted annual audit services. o Reduced/eliminated functional redundancies resulting in savings of $85,000. o Improved Board’s trust in financial reporting capabilities. Reviewed all existing insurance policies and coverages as well as overall organizational liability exposures: o Decreased by 55% overall annual premiums on entire business package insurance, including general liability, excess limits coverage, auto and fire and property coverages. o Maintained reduced costs over the last 4 years, achieving an additional 11% reduction in premium levels. SCOTT W. BROWN PAGE TWO MOHONK PRESERVE, INC. (continued) To contain escalating Health Insurance premiums, conducted extensive peer and broker research to determine viable plan options including level of benefits, availability of primary care physicians, co- pay and premium options, internal funding/contribution options. Created an internal employee task group to achieve employee "buy-in": o Despite 30% premium increases, achieved a budget savings of $35,000 while maintaining a high, comparable level of benefits. o Successfully implemented the employee task group, achieving a 99.7% overall employee satisfaction rating over the last 3 years. Restructured organization’s underperforming investment portfolio: o Reduced management fees by $100,000. Significantly improved overall investment diversification / risk o Achieved desired benchmark performance by purchasing benchmarks via ETFs. o Reduced internal investment management time by 55%. Secured additional avenues of revenue through various grants: o Successfully identified untapped grant sources resulting in additional revenues of $100,000. o Improved overall grant reporting and fiscal integrity resulting in the obtaining of NYS Senate member-item grants. Significantly improved ability to respond to internal and external inquiries regarding Payroll-related data, reduced exposure to various types of labor complaints: o Reduced payroll-processing time by 50%. o Reduced overall payroll processing costs by 30%. Conducted a massive and comprehensive redesign of the budgeting process and implemented an industry-acceptable spending rule on investment to minimize volatility of certain funding sources: o Achieved a balanced budget the last 7 years. o Achieved a 98% accuracy rating or better on actual versus budgeted expenditures, significantly increasing the integrity and confidence in the budgeting process as a whole. o Improved budget accuracy (budget versus actual) from 80% to 98% Substantially upgraded facilities and infrastructure without depleting investment portfolio: o Secured a $2.5 million commercial line of credit at 25 basis points over LIBOR equaling an effective rate of % 0.9 versus using existing investment funds achieving a 9.5% rate of return. Previously, Divisional Finance Director, PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION MBA, PACE UNIVERSITY, White Plains, NY (50% completed) BA, Business Administration, PACE UNIVERSITY, Pleasantville, NY