Sonja E. Gibson, MBA
5515 Vista Cantora, Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Senior Financial Executive Corporate Finance
Corporate Finance Professional offering 20+ years of experience building, leading, and advising corporations through restructuring and complex specialized financial projects. Strong background in a variety of analyses within the financial arena including the development of reports to summarize and forecast financial position. Proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements. Talented leader directing highly skilled financial management teams to support achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. Core competencies include:
- Forecast and strategic planning
- Controllership and accounting management
- Budgeting and financial analysis
- Mentoring and leadership
- Vendor management
- Cost reductions
- Process improvements
Sr. Director, Global IS Finance & Vendor Management
Full financial controls for the Global IS Finance & Vendor Management Office which consists of five distinct areas and which encompasses the IS organizations for the Corporate and four (4) regions within Ingram Micro
Director, IT Accounting and Financial Planning
Sr. Manager, IT Accounting & Financial Planning
Support the Worldwide IT organization in all of its financial and administrative functions by managing the financial forecasting/budgeting process, regional allocations, monthly close, and a variety of process improvements and management reporting. Built and led a team of senior analysts and accountants in carrying out departmental activities.
GSE Consulting, Inc. Yorba Lina, California, 2006-2008
Principal/Owner: Directed financial management functions including development of monthly/quarterly financial statements, financial forecasts, and budgets in excess of $150 million. Oversee general accounting function, including AR/AP, account reconciliation. Administer various financial management systems, evaluating and integrating new applications. Develop highly skilled accounting and financial management team to achieve established objectives.
Key Clients included: Ingram Micro, Inc; Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Santa Clara de Asis Catholic Church
|2006 – 2008|
GNS Consulting, Inc., Yorba Linda, California
Spearheaded the creation & implementation of various databases for a variety of small businesses. Consulted on the areas of Fundraising both from a technical and managerial perspective. Performed numerous financial analyses including driving annual budget cycles and quarterly forecasts. Created multiple presentations for Board of Directors geared toward financial performance and ways to improve same.
|2001 – 2006|
Ingram Micro, Inc., Santa Ana, California
Senior Manager, Corporate Planning
Prepared financial reports, developed budgets, and performed variance analysis in accordance with business plan. Compiled periodic financial reporting packages for senior management and Board of Directors along with required presentation materials. Built and led teams in carrying out special projects including acquisition.
|1990 – 1998|
Sumitomo Bank of California, Anaheim, California
Commercial Leading Officer
Responsible for development of numerous new commercial clients & loans within the Hospitality sector. Drove construction lending progress as well as ensured all loans were within compliance requirements. Loans were in excess of $6.0 million.
|1990 – 1998|
Masters of Business Administration
Pepperdine University-Malibu, California
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration-Finance-Investments
California State University-Long Beach, California
Productivity: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, VBA
Financial: Hyperion, Oracle Financials, ComShare
Other: Visio, Acrobat, Photoshop