Joanne Tedone

Joanne Tedone

Client Accounting Manager at TMF Group

Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Financial Services

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Joanne Tedone's Summary

Hands-on Controller with over 20 years experience in multinational and multicultural environments - luxury goods , advertising, pharma, non-profit and service industries
 International experience with in-depth knowledge of European and American business, accounting and tax practices. Bilingual in Italian, working knowledge of Spanish and French
 Extensive project planning, organization and management experience in installation of ERP systems (SAP , Microsoft Dynamics GP, EDI, Netsuite), supervision of office relocation, and opening new branches in international locations

Bilingual in Italian
ERP implementation - Microsoft Dynamics, SAP, NetSuite, Quickbooks
Financial translations - Italian to English
International accounting and taxation
Non-profit accounting and use of Tessitura
Wholesale and retail distribution

Joanne Tedone's Experience

Client Accouting Manager

TMF Group

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

March 2014Present (7 months) Miami, FL

Handling the reporting and record-keeping TMF's client companies in the US in accordance with US law and regulations.
Set-up and expansion of the local team responsible for the accounting and reporting services to client companies.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Luxury Goods & Jewelry industry

October 2011January 2014 (2 years 4 months) Sunrise, FL

Responsible for the finance, administration (legal, insurance, HR), and controller functions for Montres Corum USA, LLC , the US subsidiary of Montres Corum Sarl , a manufacturer of luxury Swiss watches with a multinational presence.
• Hired and trained new personnel and assisted move of entire company from Irvine, CA to Sunrise, FL
• Successfully managed audits from Canada Revenue and Florida Department of Revenue
• Streamlined closing process from 10 days to 4 days
• Instituted monthly forecasting process and daily cash flow projections
Key Netsuite user and administrator.

Accounting Manager

Florida Grand Opera

Nonprofit; 201-500 employees; Performing Arts industry

October 2010October 2011 (1 year 1 month) Doral, Florida

Responsible for accounting management of organization, preparation of financial statements and financial portion of grant applications.
Control and forecast of cash flows
Developed mastery of Tessitura (ticketing and donation software)

VP Finance & Administration


September 2005July 2009 (3 years 11 months)

Responsible for the finance, administration (legal, insurance, HR), logistics, IT and controller functions for the newly formed US subsidiary of Binda S.p.A., the largest manufacturer of watches in Italy with a multinational presence and manufacturing facilities worldwide. This new position involved the creation of the Finance and Administration department, the installation of the computer program Microsoft Dynamics GP, implementation of EDI systems and the selection and training of staff. Sole responsibility for the creation of Binda USA Retail LLC, and the opening of the flagship retail store in New York, negotiating lease with landlord and real estate broker, supervising the buildout, hiring staff and managing both the financial and operational departments of the retail subsidiary.

Finance and Administration Director


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Entertainment industry

20012003 (2 years) Milan, Italy

Responsibility for financial statements and accounting department.
Implemented RDS (Italian sourced) software

Manager Finance and Control

Aventis Behring

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Pharmaceuticals industry

19972000 (3 years)

Responsible for the finance, administration, controlling and IT functions for a multinational company in the plasma derivatives industry (a joint-venture between Hoechst AG and Rhône-Poulenc, which have now merged into Aventis.). This new position involved the creation of the Finance and Administration function from January 1999 (accounting and treasury), the installation of the computer program SAP R/3, and the selection and training of the newly hired staff. In addition, managed move of office space to new location, playing an active part in office design, layout and logistics of move. Participant and manager for Italy in pan-European Y2K and Euro currency changeover projects.

Acting Financial Director

Verbatim Italia S.p.A.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Hardware industry

19961996 (less than a year)

Consultant responsible for all accounting, reporting, financial, administrative and functions for a multinational company distributing products for personal computers. Responsible for the preparation of monthly reports for the European headquarters in the UK, and all Italian fiscal and statutory requirements

Financial Director

Bozell Testa Pella Rossetti

19921995 (3 years)

Responsible for all financial, legal, administrative and personnel functions of medium-sized multinational advertising agency, supervising a staff of 9 persons.
Successfully installed new computer system and introduced new procedures for billing and accounting. Introduced personal computers in the financial department and trained staff in use.
Budget and quarterly forecasting procedures were brought up to parent company and local management requirements. Successfully introduced client profitability accounting system. Implemented restructuring program to reduce headcount of staff and executives. Responsible for all fiscal matters, statutory reporting, and company law requirements.

European Accounting Manager, Milan, Italy

Instrumentation Laboratory

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Medical Devices industry

19901992 (2 years)

Responsible for the consolidation of financial results of the European subsidiaries and the coordination and supervision of the budgeting process for a leading multinational manufacturer of diagnostic instruments for the medical field. Worked closely with investment bankers in preparing cash-flow forecasts utilized in evaluating the sale of the U.S. based company to a Spanish investment group.

Various positions in Finance

JWT Group

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; WPP; Marketing and Advertising industry

19811990 (9 years)

Leading multinational holding company in advertising, public relations and marketing communication, parent of J. Walter Thompson Company, (acquired in 1987), Conquest Europe, Young & Rubicam and Ogilvy & Mather. Worked in two continents and four Group subsidiaries:

1988 - 1990 Conquest S.p.A. - Milan, Italy
Financial Manager and Group Financial Officer

Responsible for the financial, legal, and administrative management of Conquest Europe, a European network of 10 advertising agencies and a newly-created subsidiary of the WPP Group, in addition to Finance Manager function of the Italian Headquarters and largest subsidiary which managed the Alfa Romeo account.
Coordinated the simultaneous start-up of operations in 10 European countries by managing the legal, statutory and fiscal aspects.

1984 - 1988 J. Walter Thompson Italia, S.P.A. - Milan, Italy
Assistant to the Director of Finance and Administration

Assisted the Financial Director in carrying out all daily functions of managing leading multinational advertising agency, in particular billing and general accounting. Responsible for the preparation of all local and headquarters financial reporting. Supervised and coordinated the corporate budget process. Introduced and implemented client profitability accounting system.

1982 - 1984 J. Walter Thompson Company - New York, N.Y.
Senior Financial Analyst, International Treasury

Analyzed international financial projects . Provided consultancy to management regarding foreign exchange markets, foreign currency restrictions and regulations.

1981 - 1982 JWT Group Inc. - New York, N.Y.
Senior Internal Auditor

Staff auditor

Arthur Andersen & Co

Public Company; Myself Only; Accounting industry

19781981 (3 years)

Developed knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles through financial audits of public and privately held companies which were primarily in the banking and financial sector.

Joanne Tedone's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)
  • French

    (Limited working proficiency)

Joanne Tedone's Skills & Expertise

  1. NetSuite
  2. Microsoft Dynamics
  3. Tessitura
  4. SAP R/3
  5. Certified Public Accountant, state of Florida
  6. Cash Flow Forecasting
  7. QuickBooks
  8. Italian

Joanne Tedone's Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

    • State of Florida

Joanne Tedone's Education

Florida International University

EMST, Taxation


Fordham University

BS, Accounting


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