GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, cindy andersen

Cindy Andersen


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Cindy Andersen

Professional Background

  • 20+ years accounting, finance, and operations experience
  • Chief Financial Officer for national architecture firm, responsible for accounting, HR, and IT
  • Controller for PE management firm participating in acquisition, integration and financial oversight of portfolio companies, as well as tax compliance coordination and investor reporting
  • Accounting Consultant for process improvement, restatements, IPOs, acquisitions, and dissolutions
  • Finance Manager at Arthur Andersen
  • CPA, active

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Design and implement short- and long-term business plans, detailed budgets, and KPIs across business units, geographies, and departments, with consolidated reporting and forecasting capabilities
  • Create capital structure financial models used by investors, lenders, and executives for acquisitions and restructuring
  • Manage internal and outsourced accounting, HR, office, and IT services, including physical office moves
  • Onboard PE-acquired companies utilizing 30-60-90 work plan to design board packages, to finalize PPAs, and to implement operating/debt agreement financial compliance requirements, including audit, tax, budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of Deltek, MRI, Sage, and QuickBooks

Project Highlights

  • Architecture: Initiated and implemented company’s first business plan process, creating a monthly budget and KPIs and a reporting and forecasting framework across six offices
  • Aerospace & Defense: drove workplan to onboard company post-acquisition; created a detailed budget with internal reporting capabilities across design, fabrication, instrumentation, and testing departments; teamed with a COO to prepare pipeline projections for investors from Salesforce and backlog data
  • Environmental Services: Created management reporting and analysis following PE acquisition and three add-ons in less than one year; created financial model to consolidate entities that used different ERP systems; guided new CFO post-acquisition through compliance requirements
  • Self Storage: Restated financials to follow GAAP, improved accounting processes, prepared PPA calculations, addressed sales tax compliance, and closed out divested portfolios

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