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Jeff Dawson

Jeff Dawson

Americas CAO

Alcatel-Lucent

Frisco, TX

Americas CAO at Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent

Americas CAO

Alcatel-Lucent is a global leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivaled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and over 72,000 employees, Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of $19 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris.

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Black & Decker HHI

Finance Director

Global manufacturer of residential locksets and plumbing supplies with revenue of $1 billion, 4,000 associates)

Reported to Division CFO and directed staff of six finance employees to support global operations vice presidents and directors with worldwide responsibility. Financial responsibility for inventory totaling $175 million, annual spend of $450 million and supply chain costs in excess of $40 million.

Provided technical accounting expertise with respect to sourcing negotiations exceeding $100 million, resulting in quarterly cash flow improvements exceeding $1 million.
Realigned finance team to better support the operations groups, providing development opportunities for analysts and streamlining process for strategic planning, budget preparation and the monthly close.
Revised inventory reporting, providing visibility to obsolete inventory reductions exceeding $7 million.
Led finance team to budget, report and investigate product cost variances for all entities.

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Black & Decker HHI

Group Controller

Responsible for 32 employees encompassing all accounting and payroll functions. Developed accounting policies, led Sarbanes-Oxley training initiatives and consolidated multi-unit financial statements with $1 billion in revenue.

Implemented division-wide travel and expense system resulting in savings exceeding $100,000 annually.
Consolidated fleet vehicle programs resulting in savings of $150,000 annually.
Managed all aspects of relationship with auditors including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Control deficiencies decreased 60% during first year with no deficiencies during the last year.

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Georgia-Pacific LLC

Controller, Sarbanes-Oxley

Global manufacturer with over $18 billion in revenue and approximately 300 facilities worldwide)

Controller, Sarbanes-Oxley
Responsibilities included Sarbanes-Oxley process re-engineering across entire company, including development of controls documentation methodology and management of all interaction with external auditor.

Presented our strategies to key stakeholders and members at a knowledge sharing meeting of Financial Executives International

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The Black & Decker Corporation

Group Controller, Power Tools & Accessories

Responsible for staff of 18 employees as well as all accounting functions and GAAP compliance.
Spearheaded the automation and control of overnight delivery services with a global service provider.
Authored accounting policies related to revenue recognition, warranty costs, charitable contributions, LIFO and consolidated financial statements representing $4 billion in revenue.

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The Black & Decker Corporation

Internal Audit Manager

Managed audits for Treasurer's Office, Hardware Division and global Sales and Marketing offices.
Recommended improvements to inventory control, logistics, derivatives and fixed asset accounting.; Facilities-based provider of telecommunications services in the United States with assets exceeding $1 billion)

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Velocita Corporation

Financial Reporting Manager

Financial Reporting Manager
Reported to Corporate Controller and led group of four employees to prepare SEC filings, financial variance analyses and monthly financial statements. Provided technical accounting expertise regarding telecommunication revenue recognition for fiber swaps with values exceeding $50 million and prepared all tax filings.

Authored all financial aspects of the first Form 10-K. Established SEC reporting through EDGAR.

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Deloitte

Assurance & Advisory Manager

Big four professional services firm with over 165,000 associates worldwide); Reported primarily to senior Partners with responsibility for large company audits, various mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, SEC filings, spin-offs, debt offerings and comfort letters to underwriters. Representative clients included Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Texas Utilities, Motorola and Nortel Networks.

Reduced audit budget 20% for significant clients through implementation of electronic audit software, revision of sampling approaches and leveraging client staff.
Planned, directed and reported on due diligence procedures with acquisition prices exceeding $5 billion.
Drafted financial statements with complete footnote disclosures for both public and private companies and ensured compliance with all GAAP reporting requirements.
Developed and led national training programs related to auditing in an electronic environment. Technology manager for the region responsible for budget of $500,000, training of staff on all aspects of audit software.

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Texas A&M University

BBA, Accounting