Finance Director

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Cyrilla Schul | (626) 546-3365 | 1732 W 35th Pl, Chicago, IL 60609



Finance Director at Abbott Laboratories, ILMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 8 finance professionals and was responsible for the financial planning and analysis of a $2B company.
  • Successfully completed 3 major audits (internal, external, SOX) with no material weaknesses identified.
  • Implemented new accounting standards ahead of schedule and under budget.
  • Streamlined the month-end close process, reducing it by 2 days.
  • Negotiated favorable terms with vendors that resulted in $600k annual savings.
  • Led the development and implementation of a new ERP system that improved data accuracy and reduced manual processes.

Senior Finance Director at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, ILJul 2020 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of finance professionals in developing and implementing innovative solutions that resulted in $1.2 million in cost savings for the company.
  • Successfully negotiated with vendors to lower costs by an average of 10% across all departments, saving the company an additional $600,000 annually.
  • Developed and implemented new accounting methods which improved accuracy and efficiency resulting in a 5% increase in productivity.
  • Trained and mentored 4 junior finance staff members, 2 of whom have been promoted within the department over the past 2 years.
  • Managed yearly budgets for 3 large departments totaling $15 million with no overages or underruns for any fiscal year period.

Associate Finance Director at Caterpillar, Inc., ILJul 2015 - May 2020

  • Led a team of 4 analysts in the development of annual operating budgets for 3 business units, totaling $600M in expenses.
  • Developed and implemented new forecasting methodology which improved accuracy by 5%.
  • Managed monthly close process and prepared financial statements for management review.
  • Analyzed variances to budget and forecast on a monthly basis; communicated results to business unit managers.
  • Implemented cost savings initiatives that resulted in $1M in annualized savings.
  • Led special projects such as system implementations and process improvements.


Bachelor of Science in Finance at University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAug 2011 - May 2015

Some skills I've learned are budgeting, financial analysis, and investment management.


  • Financial analysis
  • Financial modeling
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Communication skills

Fareeda Augustine | (810) 049-4364 | Lewisburg, WV



Finance Director at American Express, WVMar 2022 - Present

  • Led the development and implementation of a new accounting system that resulted in $2 million in annual savings.
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures that improved accuracy of financial reporting by 5%.
  • Negotiated with vendors to reduce costs by 10%.
  • Led the development of long-range financial plans that resulted in 15% growth in revenue over 3 years.
  • Managed a team of 12 accountants who were responsible for all aspects of finance for the company.
  • Oversaw preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.

Senior Finance Director at Discover, WVJul 2020 - Jan 2022

  • Led a team of 15 finance professionals and successfully completed the financial audit for XYZ Corporation with no material weaknesses.
  • Implemented new accounting software which resulted in $100,000 savings per year.
  • Negotiated and secured a $5 million line of credit from ABC Bank to support company growth.
  • Managed the development and implementation of annual budgets for 3 divisions totaling $50 million in revenue.
  • Achieved cost savings of 10% or more in 4 out of 5 years as head of department responsible for managing all purchasing activities.
  • Led successful efforts to restructure debt and improve cash flow resulting in saving the company $1 million annually.

Associate Finance Director at Capital One, WVSep 2015 - May 2020

  • Led a team of 4 analysts in forecasting and managing the $1.2B annual marketing budget for a global CPG company.
  • Implemented new processes which increased accuracy of monthly forecasts by 5%.
  • Cut costs by 10% through renegotiation of vendor contracts and better management of internal resources.
  • Successfully launched 3 new products in 12 months with associated budgets totaling $15M.
  • Achieved quarterly targets for all key performance indicators (KPIs) related to cost, volume, and margin goals set by senior leadership.
  • Managed P&L for assigned product categories totaling $100M in annual revenue.


Bachelor of Science in Finance at West Virginia University, WVAug 2010 - May 2015

I've learned how to read and analyze financial statements, how to value companies and assets, and how to make sound financial decisions.


  • Financial analysis
  • Financial modeling
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership