Cinda Keegan has over twenty years of experience in accounting and financial leadership.
She began her career with a rapidly growing, grant funded biotechnology company. She coordinated and managed the financial functions for this growing manufacturer in molecular solutions for DNA and RNA analysis to clinical, research, and agricultural customers. She oversaw financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed asset management, and payroll. She spearheaded the ERP implementation as the company transitioned from research and development to production while assisting with several rounds of private equity offerings totaling over $100 million. She ensured timely regulatory filings and maintained investor relations.
In addition, she directed the day to day fiscal operations for a provider of design/build construction for the development of large-scale water entertainment attractions and manufacturer of ultraviolet water disinfection units. She carried out leadership responsibilities associated with accounting financial reporting, budget and planning, tax, treasury, information systems, asset/risk management, and human resources. She has performed due diligence for proposed transactions, arranging, negotiating, managing, and closing all financial agreements. She has fostered a solid working relationship with principals, senior management, lending partners, outside auditors, and legal counsel.
She has also held executive level financial positions in the construction, service, manufacturing, and distributions industries. She is adept at overseeing accounting, finance, foreign transactions, risk management/legal requirements, and implementation of fully integrated software systems. She has been responsible for all aspects of the general ledger as well as analyzing and preparing financial statements. She is skilled with managing external audits and ensuring her team meets required reporting deadlines.
She is a hands-on, “lead by example” manager that has experience with both large and small organizations in times of rapid growth/expansion or transition/process improvement. She leads her accounting teams to ensure efficiencies are maximized, financial and reporting systems are maintained with integrity and consistency, and the organization meets its compliance requirements. She recognizes the need to modify processes and procedures at various stages of an organization’s life cycle.
She has also served as a valued thought partner and member of the executive team to ensure the organization is able to achieve its goals while ensuring the financial and reporting systems remain intact, cash flow is managed, budgets are produced timely, improvements to software are made proactively, and financial reporting to management teams/Board of Directors occurs timely. In one of the more recent experiences, she led the due diligence for a private equity purchase and transition valued over $500 million.
“I am passionate about creating accounting systems and financial strategies which help the organization achieve its goals. I am always excited to implement policies/procedures that benefit the entire organization.”