Dominique Foster, Finance Expert in Potomac, United States
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Dominique Foster

Verified Expert  in Finance

Management Consulting Expert

Location
Potomac, United States
Toptal Member Since
November 5, 2021

As a project and finance leader, Dominique has led and executed multi-billion dollar M&A transactions and business transformations for global Fortune 500 companies in various industries while working at Deloitte & Touché, Accenture, and now as an independent financial consultant. She is a distinguished entrepreneur and freelancer that enjoys advising clients on solving complex problems. Dominique also excels at seamlessly transforming matrixed organizations through organic and inorganic growth.

Career Highlights

Education Highlights

MBA
University of Maryland

Certification Highlights

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Virginia Board of Accountancy

Case Studies

Work Experience

Manager and Engagement Leader

2014 - 2019
Deloitte & Touche
  • Led large-scale initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders. Generated and managed annual sales revenue of $12-24 million, resulting in consistent firm practice growth.
  • Managed teams for merger and acquisition initiatives supporting clients on $2-62 billion deals, covering due diligence, operational readiness, policy and procedure alignment, synergy capture, TSA plan development, and post-merger integration.
  • Executed finance transformation projects of $150+ million to deliver innovative solutions that reduced enabling function costs to serve the business, automate through robotics and analytics, improve ROI, and pull levers to drive performance.
  • Analyzed financial statements and developed models to prepare short- and long-term projections and forecasts with the flexibility to test scenarios and assumptions. Models were used to support decisions for investments and business model changes.
  • Spearheaded eminence and leadership to deliver firm insights, including works focused on the future of finance and digital finance and analytics.
  • Led the transition labs to guide and direct CFOs, CAOs, and controllers in new roles.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Business Transformation, Financial Transformation, Analytics, Digital Finance, Post-merger Integration, CFO, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Taxation, Management, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Financial Ratios, Financial Analysis

Project Manager | Finance

2013 - 2013
Pfizer
  • Worked with finance leadership to lead a team of 10-15 indirect team members to determine opportunities to optimize working capital.
  • Led and managed working capital and cash initiative sponsored by the CFO.
  • Built a business case for working capital improvements and identified quick-win improvements resulting in multimillion-dollar value.
  • Developed financial models to forecast working capital and cash flow. Identified recommendations to maintain cash flow over a defined period based on a set of assumptions and reduced spending.
Focus areas: Project Management, Specialty Finance, Revenue & Expense Projections, Budgeting, Forecasting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Management

Engagement Consultant and Level C Manager

2010 - 2012
Accenture
  • Led efforts to stand up a new shared services center, working with finance leadership to identify critical areas for improvement, consolidation, rationalization of processes, and development of repeatable processes to be supported in the center.
  • Spearheaded process improvement initiatives to enhance clients’ finance and accounting operations and processes, including record-to-report (R2R), order-to-cash (O2C), and procure-to-pay (PTP).
  • Prioritized opportunities based on value and effort and defined qualitative and quantitative criteria. Supported business case development and roadmaps to illustrate the value and the path to realize the value of the improvements.
Focus areas: Financial Transformation, Business Transformation, Financial Transactions, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Management
2009 - 2011

MBA in International Business

University of Maryland - College Park, Maryland

2004 - 2008

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, Georgia

NOVEMBER 2010 - PRESENT

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Virginia Board of Accountancy

Finance

M&A Modeling, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), International Finance, Pro Forma Financial Statements, Budgeting, Forecasting, Cash Flow, Controller, CFO, Three-statement Modeling, Due Diligence, Specialty Finance, Five-year Projections, Taxation

Output Software

Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Smartsheet

Data & Analysis Software

Power Pivot, Hyperion, Microsoft Access, Anaplan

Other

SAP, Consulting, Finance, Financial Transformation, Project Management, Financial Statements, Shared Services, Analysis, Management, Financial Analysis, Think-cell, Oracle, Business Transformation, Digital Finance, Post-merger Integration, Financial Transactions, GAAP, Interim CFO, Interim Controller, Cash Flow Management, Pitch Decks, Analytics, M&A Due Diligence (Financial), Financial Ratios, Commercialization, Global Strategy, Acquisition Analysis, Pro Forma Analysis

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