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MEIR RAANAN, CPA (ISR), CISA

27458 Rondell Street


Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Mobile: (818) 355-9757
Fax: (818) 597-9497
Highly qualified financial manager offering more than 15 years of financial mana
gement and Controller experience. Results focused and effectual leader with prov
en management abilities in building Finance departments. Talent for proactively
identifying and resolving problems, controlling costs, automating accounting sys
tems and creating financial models. Advanced computer skills. Strengths in:
A& F IT
* Strategic financial planning * Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
* External financial reporting * ERP Consulting (SAP)
* Managing relationships with outside accountants * Performance improvement
* US GAAP and US GAAS * MFG system integration (SAP)
* Cash management
* Accounting systems development
* IFRS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ACRATE, AGOURA HILLS, CA JUL 2003 - PRESENT
Founded in 2001, ACRATE is a consulting firm specialized in Financial Accounting
Audit, IT Audit and ERP implementations. ACRATE provided SOX compliance service
s for many fortune 500 companies.
Partial Clients List:
Life Alert, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, ConAgra Foods, Dole Foods, Te
va Pharmaceutical, Sicor Pharmaceutical, Iflow, Value Click, WebClient.net, Comm
ission Junction, Fundtech, Amaron International, ARS National, Paramount Farms a
nd Direct TV.
* Lead and managed implementation of (SOX) Sarbanes-Oxley projects, IT and Fina
ncial Manual Processes. This included: leading traing and being a participant of
a project. Participated with all process including: Documentation, Walkthrough,
Testing and Remediation. Utilized CoBit and Coso frameworks.
* Implemented SAS 99, consideration of fraud, utilizing ACL (Audit Command Langu
age), includes generating automated reports by writing scripts according to the
general practice.
* Implemented SAS 70, Reports on the Processing of Transactions by Service Organ
izations, included: Control Environment, Computer Operation, Physical Security,
Environment Security, Application development Maintenance and Documentation, Inf
ormation security, Data communication and Disaster Recovery Plan for Banking and
Credit card service providers and preventing credit card frauds.
* Provided financial controller services for companies, including: review of fin
ancial records, examine, implement and monitor internal control processes, month
-end close process, designing appropriate accounting policies and procedures, cr
eate and manage budget, AP, AR, Inventory, assets management, manage cash flow,
bank and account reconciliation, negotiations with banks and other financial in
stitutions and prepare management reports
* Helped with consolidating financial journal entries with Paramount Farms inclu
ding: sales transactions between sister companies and daughter companies.
* Provided configuration support for SAP development projects and production sup
port activities for Sales and Distribution (MM/SD).
* Participated in an implementation of whole system life cycle of an ERP (SAP, O
racle) systems including: Participated on the Steering Committee for the systems
selection process, Developed user requirements and test scripts, Tested system
to ensure customization of procedures and screens.
SISTEMALUX, INC., ROSEVILLE, CA SEP 2002 - JUNE 2003
Founded in 1984, SISTEMALUX is a leader in architectural lighting solutions.
Specialized in the import of exclusive, high efficiency European lighting produc
ts and their distribution across North America.
CONTROLLER
* Participated in the preparation of company financial strategies, operating pl
ans and forecasts, communicated business analysis, annual budgets and forecasts.
* Managed all areas of finance; prepared and analyzed the financial statements.
* Managed all aspects of company's accounting, billing and collection.
* Developed planning and forecast models for domestic and international entities
.
* Successfully implemented new financial systems. Increased reporting productivi
ty by reducing delivery dates.
MAXBILL, INC. TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL AUG 1999 - APR 2002
MaxBill provides high-quality, complete, and cost-effective financial solutions
for service providers worldwide.
PROJECT MANAGER
* Managed all areas of finance; prepared and analyzed data flow trails for all
Billing & financial transactions.
* Develop the finance modules for the billing software emphasizing audit trails
and application controls.
* Managed 8-10 employees.
* Developed in Oracle and SQL-Server environment.
* Developed Detailed Functional Designs, Detail Technical Designs from the Requi
rement phase through Design to Release.
ARTHUR ANDERSEN BUSINESS CONSULTING, TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL APR 1995 - AUG 1999
Was once one of the Big Five accounting firms, performing auditing, tax, and con
sulting services for large corporations.
Seleceted International Conpanies that performed audit: ECI Telecom, Elbit, Beze
q, Bezeq International, Formula and Delek.
SENIOR AUDITOR
* Established a IT and Financial audit plans for the biggest Insurance company
in Israel ("Migdal"). Hired auditor and train them with auditing the insurance c
ompany.
* Worked in the internal audit department of the largest Israeli mortgage bank (
Bank Tfachot); the engagement was for more than a year and included approval pro
cess analysis of mortgages and verifying calculation of loan interests.
* Participated in the preparation of companies financial strategies, operating p
lans and forecasts, communicated business analysis, annual budgets and forecasts
.
* Performed financial audit which included planning and risk assessment, interna
l control testing and substantive procedures.
* Performed operational, financial, and information systems audits. Developed th
e yearly audit plan and communicated results to the audit committee. Trained and
supervised internal audit staff. Provided advisory services to various departme
nts developing new processes or implementing new systems.
* Participated on steering committees for System Development Life Cycle of an ER
P system from the Initiation and definition to the Implementation and Deployment
phase. This included designing the request for proposal (RFP) document. Writing
test scenarios for acceptance tests.
* Performed Billing Systems analysis for Israel telecom companies, provided mana
gement with recommendations.
* Identify and documented the business processes, businesses risks, control obje
ctives and policies and procedures' in place.

EDUCATION
BACHELORS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION EMPHASIS IN ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE , COLLE
GE OF MANAGEMENT IN TEL-AVIV, (1994)
CPA LICENSED IN ISRAEL SINCE 2002
CISA Since 2010
SKILLS
On top of finance application in regards to configuration management. Has inmple
ment and designed several finance applications. Developed financial controls for
applications. Trained and developed consultants on utilizing an audit software.
* Windows - ACL, IDEA, Delphi, VB, Winrunner, MS- Projects, C++ and Win APIs.
* High knolwledge with Excel, Word and Power Point.
* Databases - SQL- Plus (Oracle), MS-SQL Server, and MS-Access, SAS
* Mainframe - JCL, COBOL
* Applications - Oracle Application, People-Soft, SAP R3- (MM, SD), Baan, Movex,
JDEdwards, Great Plans, QuickBooks, Mas90, LACERTE, ABAP.
* Operating Systems - Unix/Linux, CICS, AS-400.
LANGUAGES
Hebrew Italian