Ericka Cummins

Senior Director

Summary

Ericka is a collaborative and experienced financial professional accomplished in global markets and private and publicly traded companies. She possesses deep accounting knowledge, private equity, and corporate expertise. She thrives in team member success and is well versed in working closely with executive management and a board of directors. Ericka is successful in identifying opportunities to increase revenue by analyzing the operating expenses of a business. She’s built budgets from scratch and accounting departments from the ground up. She has an excellent work ethic and enjoys bringing sustainable solutions to her clients.

Areas of Expertise

Finance & Accounting Operations

Functionality of finance and accounting operational processes are dependent upon consistent calculations and auditable results. I use financial statements and their trial balance mapping to unlock critical insights into business performance. I am an advocate of team success and synergistic communication. I establish team transparency by developing and implementing close checklists in order to provide timely financials and financial reporting package requirements.

Mergers & Acquisitions

I have been at the forefront of due diligence reviews and successfully integrated several acquired companies into one operating business. Familiar with private equity carve-outs and international transactions. Completed transitional services of creating an opening balance sheet from an existing trial balance into a new accounting software. Experience in foreign currency revaluations upon financial consolidation.

Systems Implementation

When evaluating new software, I examine current business practices and work with key stakeholders and specialized implementation teams to define the vision and scope of business requirements needed to scale company growth and procedural change. I built a tool to track the success and percentage of completion to test cases and stay on time and budget. I successfully execute system implementations by providing a solid foundation of requirements and documentation.

Process Improvement and Internal Control

I envision ways to reduce manual entry and simplify processes to run efficiently and maintain internal controls. I focus on how to work smarter by ensuring documentation of standard operating procedures to allow consistency of financial calculations and an accurate audit. Active administration of business compliance program of internal controls for financial reporting. I safeguard fiscal resources and enhance processes.


Industry Experience

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Media Communications

Strengths

  • Adaptable
  • Team Player
  • Problem Solver
  • Collaborative
  • Analytical
  • Listener

Experience

Controller

Vireo Health

Controller

Coughlan Companies

Sr. Accounting Manager

Omnicom Media Group

Education

BS, Accounting and Finance

University of Phoenix

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