Misaki Gertz CFO | Controller with global exposure Highly organized strategic thinker who thrives in a fast paced, team-centric work environment. Over ten years of progressive management experience in full cycle accounting and financial planning. Hands-on involvement in implementing process improvements in finance and business units. Proven ability to use effective communication and interpersonal skills in building a collaborative team environment. Major strengths include strong leadership, commitment to quality deliverables, and ability to manage company-wide projects. . Known for building a collaborative team environment with an emphasis in staff development. Major Accomplishments: Balda C. Brewer, Inc. • Spearheaded the legal structure change to merge two U.S. entities and streamlined finance and HR functions. • Implemented annual budgeting and forecasting process and successfully completed the company’s first comprehensive budgets. • Partnered with other members of the leadership team in determining the domestic strategy and operating priorities. • Implemented finance and accounting process improvements following the company's post-acquisition external audit as a public company. Ricoh Electronics, Inc. • Successfully implemented a new accounting system (Oracle 12i) and expedited the monthly closing and reporting schedule. • Implemented the company's SOX 404 compliance program and enhanced internal controls, which later became the model for Ricoh's overseas subsidiaries in design and development of internal controls. • Developed and implemented activity based allocations of headquarters expenses and increased awareness of cost drivers. • Standardized cost accounting procedures and methodology across the organization and established guidelines for global cost accounting standards.