To Whom It May Concern:
I am happy to recommend Steven Zelin.
Steven served as temporary controller at Brunswick Group, an international financial public relations company, while I was on maternity leave for 4 months, from Feb. 2008 to June 2008.
During this time, in addition to performing his duties as Controller (monthly close/journal entries, monthly profitability reporting, supervise the A/P and A/R functions, coordinate the external financial statement audit), he used his background as an internal auditor to evaluate the control environment and make valuable recommendations to management regarding the structure of the current department and address weaknesses in internal controls.
During his time in the position, he streamlined the payroll reconciliation process, a process which normally took 16 to 24 hours of time, to less than 1 hour and also spearheaded a project with the London office to streamline the US accounts payable process utilizing the company’s accounting system and the local US bank.
Before his departure, Steven had a conference call with the CFO, head of global management accounting and me to formally present his observations and recommendations, which were very well received and will help us strengthen the controls in the finance department and provide the best service to the business as the company continues to grow.
Subhadra Mehta, Controller, Brunswick Group LLC.