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Name : Joao Nuno Goncalves
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Miami Beach, FL
Job Title Financial Controller
Relocation Preferences : anywhere
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SUMMARY

 

Financial Executive with over 17 years of experience leading Finance and Operations functions for multimillion dollar corporations. Expertise on corporate expansion projects with broad international experience, managing back-office functions including Finance, Accounting and HR. Recognized for the ability to build and lead highly effective teams through a hands-on approach that fosters a team-working spirit. Proven success as a strategic leader achieving qualified results. Key competencies include:

 















  • Strategic Planning




  • Financial Statements/USGAAP/IFRS




  • FP&A, Budget/Forecast




  • Project Mgmt./Control




  • Corporate/Project Finance




  • P&L/Cost Control Mgmt.



 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Rhenus / Freight Logistics LLC. – Miami, FL                                                         2017 – 2019

Logistics and Freight Forwarding Industry ($5Bn Revenue Worldwide)

Finance and Accounting Manager



- Responsible for Consolidation of US & LATAM subsidiaries Financial Reporting, including BS and P&L analysis

- AR / AP Management and Supervision, Payroll Support, Intercompany Transactions, Compliance, Human Resources

- Implementation of policies and procedures and new Accounting Reporting

- Produced efficiencies, savings, by implementing automated control systems

- Implemented subsidiaries across the US market

- Head of “Shared Services” structure for the US Market, controlling all Accounting and Finance functions from Miami

- Recovered $1.5M in unbilled revenue, following internal audits and reconciliations

- Active participant in operation of M&A, assisting Management to Sell Participation for the Maximum Contracted Price

- Responsible for Due-Diligence list in M&A transaction, liaising between Management and external auditors  



ODEBRECHT                                                                                                             2014 – 2017

Construction / Petrochemical Industry ($5Bn Revenue Worldwide)

Head of Corporate Accounting for BRASKEM AMERICA, INC. – Philadelphia, PA



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis

- Fixed Assets Supervision

- Inventory Management

- SOX Compliance Audits

- AR / AP Management and Supervision, Payroll Support, Intercompany Transactions

- Active Participant with 2013-2015 Audit, interacting with all departments to achieve the objectives  



Financial Controller for ASCENT – Houston, TX – a Shale-Gas Petrochemical Start-up (FEL1 and FEL2)



- Managed overall financial operations & back-office areas (mainly Accounting and HR) of a USD 5Bn mega project.

- Supported the board to postpone GO decision, saving that time over USD 850 million in equity commitment, due to the economics of shale-gas versus oil based crackers;

- Promoted synergies between Internal Business Unit, through the mobilization of 4 Odebrecht companies Team Members and their knowledge, saving over USD 50 million in OPEX if the project goes;

- Designed and implemented an ASCENT Accounting Policy, which proved the capacity to be attractive later for the projects construction mobilization.  



Schlumberger Limited – Houston, TX                                                                     2013 – 2014

Oil & Gas Industry ($45Bn Revenue Worldwide)

Management Accountant



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis for Brazilian Segment

- Intercompany Transactions Analysis and processing

- Assisting in restructuring processes for workload reduction and system flow

- Forensic Accounting finding discrepancies and impact on Balance Sheet, reducing exposures

- 6 months training in Brazil, acquiring experience in dealing with geo-market, legislation and requirements   



3i Construction, LLC. – Dallas, TX                                                                          2012 – 2013

Construction Industry ($30M Revenue)

Financial Controller



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis

- Cash-Flow, Forecast and Bank Reconciliations Payroll, AR / AP Management and Supervision, Project Controlling

- Monthly meetings with Management to analyze on-going projects, including WIP analysis

- Forensic Accounting recovering over $300K in unbilled clients and overpaid vendors and subcontractors

- Implementation of policies and procedures and new Accounting system (from Peachtree to Foundation Software)

- Reconcile, Audit and Draft of Owner’s Draw for Billing purposes (AIA Billing), based on project percentage of completion, including gathering all supporting documentation, insurance certificates and lien releases.  



Remington Resources, LLC. – Miami, FL                                                               2011 – 2012

Overseas presence in Afghanistan and Iraq (through Night Bird Security)

Private Security Industry ($1.5M Revenue)

Financial Controller



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis

- Development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to financial and accounting management.

- Restructured Afghan company’s accounting in order to meet the Tax Compliance in the country.

- Setup Iraq’s accounting system and structure in order to meet with Iraq’s Tax compliance.  



Silva Builders, Inc. – Miami, FL                                                                               2008 – 2011

Construction Industry ($15M Revenue)

Financial Controller



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis

- Cash-Flow, Forecast and Bank Reconciliations Payroll, AR / AP Management and Supervision, Project Controlling

- Monthly meetings with Management to analyze on-going projects, including WIP analysis

- Forensic Accounting recovering over $2.5M in unbilled clients and overpaid vendors and subcontractors

- Implementation of policies and procedures and new Accounting system (QuickBooks to Foundation Software)

- Reconcile, Audit and Draft of Owner’s Draw for Billing purposes (AIA Billing), based on project percentage of completion, including gathering all supporting documentation, insurance certificates and lien releases.  



Soares da Costa – Miami, FL                                                                                   2005 – 2008

Construction Industry ($150M Worldwide Revenue)

Financial Controller



- Month end processing and reporting, responsible for Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss analysis, including Financial Statements Preparation and Consolidation in accordance with IFRS and USGAAP.

- Cash-Flow, Forecast and Bank Reconciliations Payroll, AR / AP Management and Supervision, Project Controlling

- Monthly meetings with Management to analyze on-going projects, including WIP analysis

- Reconcile, Audit and Draft of Owner’s Draw for Billing purposes (AIA Billing), based on project percentage of completion, including gathering all supporting documentation, insurance certificates and lien releases.  



Syfnos – Porto, PORTUGAL                                                                                    2003 – 2005

Consulting Industry ($0.5M Revenue)

Financial Consultant



- Preparation of Polish Companies to apply for European Union Funds when Poland joined the EU

- Identified synergies between Polish and Portuguese Companies to develop competitive advantage in industry

- Liaison between Portuguese and Polish companies that established partnerships   




EDUCATION & INTERNSHIP

 

- Mota-Engil Internship in Finance and Accounting Department – Kraków, Poland               2005

- Bachelors in Economics, Universidade Portucalense – Porto, Portugal                  1999 – 2004

- Proficiency in English Certificate from University of Cambridge                               1988 – 2000

- Socrates-Erasmus program at Politechnika Lubelska – Lublin, Poland                 2003 – 2004  





SKILLS & TRAINING

 

- Flexible, able to transition smoothly to situational demands, hands-on approach to challenges presented

- Team-player, Goal-oriented, with strong work ethic, interacting with diverse cultures

- Ability to perform in environments with multicultural presence, with global mobility

- Qualified user with ERPs such as SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, SAGE Timberline, Peachtree, QuickBooks, Foundation Software, American Contractor, Starbuilder, Cognos Reporting, Readsoft and Microsoft Office

- IAS / IFRS Reporting, SOX Compliance, USGAAP, Portuguese GAAP, Afghan Accounting Law

- Portuguese Native speaker

- Fluent in English / Spanish

- Polish and French Basic Level




PROJECT EXPERIENCE

 




























NON-RESIDENTIALRESIDENTIAL
Santona Corner, Miami (Commercial) – $1,500,000.00Marina Blue, Miami (Condo) – $140,000,000.00
Gulfstream Casino, Miami (Commercial) – $1,000,000.00Continuum Phase II, Miami Beach (Condo) – $98,000,000.00
Ft Hood, TX (Civil) – $2,000,000.00Arte City, Miami Beach (Condo) – $32,000,000.00
SAGU, TX (Education) – $30,000,000.00City 24, Miami (Condo) – $30,000,000.00
ASCENT, WV (Petrochemical Plant) – $5,000,000,000.00 

 





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