Steve has over twenty years of experience in leadership roles in accounting, finance, operations and database technologies in a variety of industries. He also served in advisory and consulting roles as Chief Financial Officer, Director of Accounting and Controller. Steve has also provided business consulting and created complex integrated financial models for large global corporations such as National University of Singapore, British American Tobacco, BBVA Bancomer, Acciona Energy, Education Corporation of America, Sara Lee, Kraft Foods, Protegrity and AT&T.
His accounting and financial expertise include standard costing, variance analysis, cost drivers and cost allocation methodologies. The roles Steve has held has led to expertise in accounting, financial analysis, developing and improving financial processes, directing audits, leading accounting and systems project teams, risk mitigation and analysis, ensuring compliance, implementing systems, and significantly improving operational efficiencies and organization performance and reporting.
He has extensive experience in implementing ERP systems, budgeting, planning, forecasting, data warehousing, and report design and distribution. Steve has a background in data warehousing design, data gathering approaches and automated/self-service reporting. Steve has been hands on with Microsoft databases, reporting and data extraction tools. Coupled with Steve’s knowledge of Dynamics AX, Oracle and Sage ERP systems, accounting and reporting requirements and financial and operations analysis, Steve has created holistic solutions for an organization’s business intelligence needs.
Since joining BlackBriar his roles have included:
Prior to joining BlackBriar, Steve served as CFO for a Fast Assets, Inc., a $40 million electronic refurbishing and reseller directing the accounting and finance functions for this company with high transaction volumes. He implemented forecasting, cash management and financial reporting tools to improve job costing, liquidity forecasting and management and timeliness of financial reporting.
Prior to Fast Assets, he served as Director of Finance for an $80 million medical equipment manufacturing and sales company leading implementation of Dynamics AX ERP. This project required cross department coordination for configuration, testing, training and user acceptance. The ERP implementation included manufacturing, materials resource planning, financial, inventory, shipping and integration into proprietary software. This project was accomplished while still maintaining day-to-day accounting, audit and operational responsibilities.
Steve's other notable professional accomplishments include:
Steve’s career started with PriceWaterhouseCooper and continued with audit experience with a large regional accounting firm where he focused on middle market companies in manufacturing, higher education, natural resources, and professional services.