About rourkep

If your executive leadership team could benefit from a results-focused, goal-oriented finance expert with a proven history of exceptional performance and achievement, look no further than the enclosed resume. Throughout my more than 15-year career, I have established a reputation as a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to setting the standard for excellence. My expertise encompasses all aspects of finance and budget administration, from controlling costs and maximizing revenues to laying foundations for long-term success and improving companywide performance. Further, my ability to facilitate communication among executive teams and stakeholders to ensure a unified effort and influence positive change has been repeatedly proven. Please consider the following highlights of my qualifications:
  • Led industry with the lowest expense ratio, while surpassing the revenue budget for 3 years.
  • Facilitated successful management of Capital Budgets in excess of $15M to $20M, through the successful development of assessment and approval workflows.
  • Proven leader with successful oversight of the complete finance and accounting functions, including controls, reporting, budgets, cash flow, financing, M&A activity, and external audits.
  • Handled change management for more than 50% staff turnover in an effort to more closely reflect strategic initiatives.
Having successfully built and managed global teams to deliver and support strategic initiatives, while ensuring that the accounting/finance deliverables are accurate and timely, risks are mitigated, organizational values are supported and individual integrity is held to the highest standard, I am eager to join an organization that champions organizational success through individual/team contributions. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Paul J. Rourke
  • Industry AdvertisingMarketingMediaMusicPublic RelationsRadioTelevision
  • Sector Finance
  • Preferred Job Title CFO (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Companies Viacom Inc, CBS Corporation, Young & Rubicam Inc., Burson Marsteller, ASCAP


Strategic Finance Planning / Global Initiatives & Management / Process Optimization
Change Management / High Growth and Established Organizations / Executive-Level Communication

Financial expert with commitment to driving profitability and strategic positioning over the long-term. Subject Matter Expert at the global level in multiple areas of financial management. Gifted strategic mind able to deliver positive results through careful organic growth or through acquisition. Talented leader with demonstrated dedication to staff and company success through consistently good judgment and engagement with team members, subordinates, and superiors. I am eager to expand my professional network by connecting with colleagues and I am excited at the opportunity to join a forward-facing organization where I can put my talents to work.