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RssController/CFO/Director of Operations

Ann Marie Somer Home: (908) 874-7070 Cell: (908) 881-7070 1 Kender Court, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 E-Mail: CONTROLLER\Director of Operations Multifaceted Controller /Director of Operations with thorough knowledge of all areas of finance, accounting, and operations, with over twenty years experience in the financial arena. Proficient in all aspects of corporate reporting, budget/forecast preparation, analysis, and financial audits. Strategic thinker with keen ability to maintain company profitability while assuring efficiency and compliance within regulatory guidelines. Excellent hands-on management style, effective interpersonal skills, with experience in both service and manufacturing industries. Core Competencies Financial Planning/Forecasting/Reporting & Analysis • Treasury and Cash Management Corporate Evolution Planning for M&A, Due Diligence and Transition • GAAP Compliance Staffing Assessments & Utilization • General Accounting Cost Accounting • Accounts Payable • Accounts Receivable PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ETHOS HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC. April 2009 – October 2009 Director of Operations Overall management for the Finance/Accounting, Human Resources, & Administration departments in a healthcare communications organization directly reporting to CFO. Responsibilities: • Develop processes, procedures, and metrics to measure and report the profitability for the company programs • Develop budgets and budgeting standard processes and templates to improve reporting efficiency • Develop performance measures and reporting procedures to evaluate the efficiency of staff • Assist in development of Business Plan for future growth of organization with CFO & CEO • Compile RFPs and RFIs to meet online bid requests for large Pharma and Biotech companies PATIENT MARKETING GROUP (formerly Hastings Health Care Group) Sept. 1998 – Jan. 2009 Corporate Controller (2002 to 2009) Overall management of the accounting department for a healthcare & marketing communication organization (specializing in patient education) that services major pharmaceutical companies. Responsible for all accounting functions including monthly closings, financial statements, client budgets, company budgets reporting and profitability analysis. Primary interface with financial institutions for cash flow management and treasury functions. Daily responsibilities included cost accounting, payables/receivables, and fixed assets management. Broadly involved in the company’s daily operations. Accomplishments: • Implemented SOX compliance with recent acquisition • Repeatedly obtained favorable audit reports from external CPA firms • Performed majority of the due diligence process and reporting requirements for recent acquisition • Key team member for 2005 relocation of company, including site evaluation and landlord negotiations • Successfully converted accounting software systems • Developed & implemented processes & procedures for accounting practices and general operations • Upgraded core business support services including CPA firm, Banking and Insurance Institutions • Helped financially position the company in preparation for eventual acquisition by inVentiv Health in mid-2008 Group Controller (1998 to 2002) Responsible for all accounting & financial reporting functions covering four out of ten individual operating companies (sold in 2002, leaving PMG as sole operating company). Managed general accounting staff in a fast paced environment, using multiple accounting software systems. Key member in successful transition of accounting functions and processes after Hastings Health Care Group was acquired by HealthAnswers. HASTINGS HEALTH CARE GROUP (Presently Patient Marketing Group) 1992 to 1998 Finance Manager Responsible for all accounting and payroll functions in a multiple divisional reporting environment including job costing and budgeting, cash flow management, and vendor negotiations. Accomplishments: • Assisted in due diligence audit for acquisition of a smaller company • Team member for 1995 relocation of company • Successfully converted accounting software system UNIMED, INC. 1988 to 1992 Assistant Treasurer/Jr. Accountant Primary functions for a publicly held pharmaceutical manufacturing company included monthly closings, corporate financial statements, SEC reporting requirements, job costing, budgeting/forecasting, treasury functions, payroll and payroll reports and taxes. Liaison for external company auditors. Accomplishments: • Assisted in bringing the company public • Converted manual accounting system to a fully automated system EDUCATION Lampton University, Sarnia, Ontario Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y. Undergraduate studies in Accounting, Finance & Business OUTSIDE INTERESTS Board Member for a non-profit Animal rescue organization Grant Writing & Fund raising for non-profit organizations Travel, gardening and gourmet cooking


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