Aurora Gomez

Aurora Gomez

CPA, MACC

Location
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Industry
Accounting

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Aurora Gomez's Overview

Current
  • Finance/Accounting Consultant at Steven Douglas Associates
Past
  • Financial Accountant at Rayovac
  • Accountant at Sportswear International Corp.
  • Investment Consultant at Banco de Crédito del Perú
Education
Connections

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Aurora Gomez's Summary

CPA with broad experience in financial reporting and analysis.

Specialties

International Accounting, Consolidation, Managerial Reporting & Analysis, Information Systems

Aurora Gomez's Experience

Finance/Accounting Consultant

Steven Douglas Associates

February 2014Present (8 months)

Accounting/Financial Consulting

Director of Operations Finance for Latin America

Spectrum Brands

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SPEB; Consumer Goods industry

October 2012December 2013 (1 year 3 months) Miramar, FL

Responsible for tracking, reporting, and analyzing Cost Improvement for Actual, Plan, and Forecast.
Accountable for analyzing and forecasting Cost Change.
Developed an Access database to keep sourced goods prices, purchases, cost improvements, sea freight and duties by country, product line, and SKU.
In charged of Royalties reporting.

Assistant Controller Latin America

Spectrum Brands

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SPEB; Consumer Goods industry

October 2006September 2012 (6 years)

Prepare the Division’s Consolidated Financial Statements and Financial Analysis Reports by Entity/Geography (Actual vs. Budget/Forecast and Last Year).
Publish the Division monthly management book which includes income statements, cash flows, product profit statements, capital expenditures reports, working capital metrics, inventory, accounts receivables and volume analysis.
Provide top management with profitability reports at product, brand, customer, channel, country levels.
Prepare the Division disclosures for SEC filing.
Liaison between external auditors and subsidiaries in Latin America.
Responsible for SOX ongoing compliance.
Assist Latin America units to gain a better understanding of US GAAP, and corporate policies and procedures.

Manager, Financial Reporting and Control

Spectrum Brands

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SPEB; Consumer Goods industry

October 2004September 2006 (2 years)

Responsible for the financial information, accounting policies and procedures of the Latin America Division.
Accountable for the US GAAP income tax reporting of the Latin American subsidiaries.

Financial Accountant

Rayovac

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Consumer Goods industry

July 2000September 2004 (4 years 3 months)

Formulate the consolidated financial statements of the Latin America segment composed by sixteen legal entities. Reconcile intercompany accounts. Prepare monthly analysis and reports for Corporate Accounting and Latin America Management.
Liaison between Corporate Accounting, Division Office and subsidiaries for statutory accounting and taxation.

Accountant

Sportswear International Corp.

April 1994October 1999 (5 years 7 months) Hollywood, FL

Formulated financial reports, business plans, budget and variance analysis. Reconciled general ledger accounts and performed journal entries and monthly close. Prepared multi-currency expense reports, payroll, and tax forms. Arranged banking transactions such as wire transfers and the opening, transferring, and collection of letters of credit. Supervised inventory control, billing, A/P and A/R.

Investment Consultant

Banco de Crédito del Perú

August 1983January 1989 (5 years 6 months)

Served in the Stock and Money Exchange Department advising clients on investment portfolios in stocks, bonds, and certificate of deposits in domestic and foreign currencies

Aurora Gomez's Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

    • State of Florida - Board of Accountancy
    • License AC37889
    • July 2005 to December 2014
  • Contador Publico Colegiado

    • Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Lima
    • License 13181
    • December 1987

Aurora Gomez's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Economic Empowerment
      • Education
      • Environment
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Politics
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Science and Technology
      • Social Services
    • Organizations I support:

      • American Red Cross
      • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Aurora Gomez's Courses

  • Leadership

    Nova Southeastern University

    • Leadership Theory and Practice (5630)
    • Coaching and Influencing Skills (5640)
    • Leadership: A Behavioral Science Approach (5660)
    • Project Leadership (5670)
    • Managing Human Resources (5030)
  • Independent Coursework

    • TM1 Advanced User Training
    • TM1 Administrator Training
    • Cognos Planning Analyst
    • Business Financial Consolidation (former Magnitude) User Training
    • IFRS

Aurora Gomez's Languages

  • Spanish

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Aurora Gomez's Skills & Expertise

  1. US GAAP
  2. IFRS
  3. Consolidated Financial Statements
  4. Intercompany
  5. Transfer Pricing
  6. Financial Reporting
  7. Variance Analysis
  8. SOX Compliancy
  9. SAP
  10. TM1
  11. Cognos
  12. Transactional Banking
  13. Spanish
  14. Computer Proficiency
  15. Forecasting
  16. Financial Analysis
  17. Finance
  18. Accounting
  19. Consolidation
  20. Financial Statements
  21. Financial Forecasting
  22. GAAP
  23. Accruals
  24. Management Accounting
  25. Essbase
  26. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  27. General Ledger
  28. Cash Flow
  29. Accounts Receivable
  30. Account Reconciliation
  31. Analysis
  32. Internal Controls
  33. Journal Entries
  34. Financial Accounting
  35. Tax
  36. CPA
  37. Sarbanes-Oxley
  38. Income Tax
  39. Cash Flow Forecasting

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Aurora Gomez's Education

Nova Southeastern University

Leadership

20052006

Have taken courses of Leadership Theory, Behavioral Leadership, Coaching, Project Leadership, and Human Resources in the program of Master of Science in Management.

Nova Southeastern University

Master, Accounting

19972000

Have completed twelve courses in financial analysis, international accounting, taxation, auditing, controllership, cost accounting, and business law.

Broward Community College

AS, Computer Programming and Analysis

19921996

Graduated with Honor in Computer Programming and Analysis.

Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega

Bachelor, Accounting

19801982

Awarded a Merit-Based Scholarship during the undergraduate accounting program.

Aurora Gomez's Additional Information

Interests:

Leadership, New technology, IFRS, Investing

Groups and Associations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Lima Board of Certified Public Accountants, Peru.

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