Arthur Andersen
South Florida Alumni

Looking for Accounting Manager/Senior Accountant position

  • 20 Sep 2015 9:14 AM
    Message # 3534565

    Rene Izquierdo

    Ft Lauderdale, FL  33314

    (954) 243-8062




    Technically skilled accounting professional with proven experience including 9 years as part of the VISA LAC's Controllership team and over three years of public accounting on the assurance/outsourcing group of the former Arthur Andersen LLP. Solid understanding of US GAAP, IFRS, revenue recognition, full accounting cycle, accounts payable, accounts receivables, business consulting and audit.  Some past accomplishments include the restructuring of the A/P process for the Solid Waste Management Authority which resulted in an annual $1.3M savings and responsibility for the accuracy and presentation of $1.6B revenue for VISA LAC.  Fluent in English, Spanish and beginner level Portuguese.


    ·         Microsoft Office Suite                                                       •     Basic Hyperion

    ·         Global Member Billing Solution                                         •     Oracle R12

    ·         Oracle i11                                                                       •     QuickBooks

    ·         OBIEE                                                                            •     SBT for Accounting




    Visa Inc.  Miami, FL                                                                                                2005 – 2015

    Accounting Manager/Director

    ·         Ensured the revenue recognition and classification reported by VISA’s LAC Hubs, a total of $1.6B revenues for FY2014.

    ·         Partnered with Finance Internal Controls, Compliance, Legal and a Shared Business Center to ensure strong internal control environment for high-risk transactions, including value-in-kind services and goods provided to business partners.

    ·         Provide technical accounting guidance in order to ensure transactions are accounted accurately in Visa Inc.'s consolidated reports.

    ·         Review all US GAAP and local statutory reporting for a foreign entity.

    ·         Provided oversight of internal controls over business transactions, particularly high risk transactions including value-in-kind services provided to business partners.

    ·         Partnered with various back office functions to reinforce policies and procedures ensuring that prompt remediation actions were taken when necessary in order to enhance internal controls.  

    ·         Examined GL reconciliations, P&L variance analysis, intercompany activity and A/R aging.

    ·         Acted as department liaison to internal, external and SOX auditors and lead remediation activities as required.  

    ·         Performed various strategic investment analysis and recordkeeping.

    ·         Managed revenue, investment and tax sections of quarterly and annual reporting package.

    ·         Directed activities of fixed asset and GL accountants.

    ·         Regional lead on Chart of Accounts standardization project.

    ·         Regional lead on implementation of a new Treasury management system (AvantGard Quantum).

    ·         Regional lead on upgrade of Oracle E-Business Standard from version 11i to R12.

    Self-Employed, Ft Lauderdale/Miami, FL                                                                   2001 – 2005


    ·         Performed full bookkeeping services for small companies such as ATT Cabinets, LL Boxing and Mexican Bar & Grill.

    ·         Provided consulting services for companies such as Harris Communication, Stryker Latin America and Alamo.

    ·         Fixed asset accountant and liaison for internal and external auditors for various clients.

    ·         Conducted various procedures through the accounting / finance functions including: compilation services, budgeting / forecasting, tax liability analysis, revenue recognition, accounts receivable, intercompany reconciliation and analysis.

    ·         Stryker Latin America - Reinstated four years-worth of financial reports.


    Arthur Andersen, LLP.  (Chicago, IL and Miami, FL)                                                1998 – 2001

    Senior Financial Accountant

    ·         Outsourcing, Assurance & Consulting Services

    ·         Fixed asset supervisor.

    ·         Consolidations, General Ledger, reporting, financial analysis, business consulting/outsourcing, forecasting, quality review.

    ·         Directed the performance of up to 4 staff accountants.

    ·         Alternate Accounts Payable Supervisor of a 6 people staff

    ·         Telefonica Spain - Led accountant on the establishment of a mini-share service center in Miami.

    ·         Major clients:  Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Solid Waste Management, Telefonica Spain.

    Solid Waste Management Authority, San Juan, PR                                                       1992 - 1998
    General Ledger Accountant

    ·         Reporting

    ·         General Ledger

    ·         Cost Accounting (Construction)

    ·      Fund Accounting

    ·         Solid Waste Management - Team leader on client satisfaction project.

    ·         Solid Waste Management - Reengineered A/P process improving turn-around time which resulted on $1.3M savings for the entity.


    Master of Accountancy

    Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 


    Bachelor of Business Administration


    Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, PR  


This site was developed and is maintained by former employees of Arthur Andersen's South Florida practice.  It is not an official site of Arthur Andersen LLP or Andersen Worldwide.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software