Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Atlanta, United States
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Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Atlanta, United States
Member since September 20, 2016
Scott has extensive experience working with high growth businesses in many capacities. He finds that a solid foundation in accounting and operations helps him better guide the financial planning and decision making process. He has consulted with a number of different service and manufacturing businesses helping with capacity planning, incentive plans, business plan development, and developing driver-based rolling forecast processes.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Portfolio
Industry Expertise
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Mirosoft Access
  • Oracle ERP
Other Expertise
  • Business Process Refinement
Employment
  • Managing Director/Owner
    The Shared Finance Center
    2013 - PRESENT
    • Helped various high growth businesses develop their financial and resource plans in their first years of operation.
    • Built financial reporting dashboards for monitoring periodic KPIs by integrating a number of different data sources.
    • Implemented capacity planning tools to accommodate manufacturing outages, connecting the FP&A and supply chain functions.
    • Modeled numerous scenarios for the business model pivot and worked with ownership to determine the best course of action for the business.
    • Built a multi-currency customer reporting tool with FOREX conversion abilities for single currency reporting.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling & Valuation, Three Statement Operating Model, Budgeting
  • Finance Director
    OVE.com
    2008 - 2013
    • Assumed ownership of the financial process of a startup digital subsidiary of an established business, eventually merging it into the parent’s operations through the development of a shared service center.
    • Reduced month end close process from five days to three days, establishing a best practice for the company.
    • Worked extensively with external consultants to restructure the organization and reduce the run rate by 20%.
    • Implemented a twelve-month rolling (metrics and driver based) forecast process integrating both Opex and Capex into one cash flow forecast.
    • Developed an integrated monthly reporting package for the executive leadership team and board.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Business Cases, CAPEX Planning
  • Director of Sales Finance
    AutoTrader.com
    2002 - 2008
    • Managed the consolidation and communication of monthly forecasts, variance reports, and annual budgets.
    • Directed design and development of improved revenue forecasting tools.
    • Restructured commission plan to reduce volatility while keeping the alignment to corporate goals intact.
    • Developed territory assignment and metrics to better evaluate and monitor effectiveness of sales staff, increasing productivity in excess of 30%.
    • Worked with business owners to turn around product line by providing forecasts, analysis, and reports to drive decisions, making it contribution margin positive.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Forecasting, Commission Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Sales Territory Planning, Variance Analysis
Education
  • Master's degree in Finance
    Southern Methodist University - Texas
    2000 - 2002
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration
    Southern Methodist University - Texas
    1985 - 1989
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