Valdamier Collens, CPA, a native of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, New York State Certified Public Accountant and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, offers more than 20 years of providing sustainable changes in processes, systems, fiscal management, compliance monitoring, and information technology in the public and private sectors. Mr. Collens has an extensive background in finance, international business and accounting across government, insurance, banking, derivative trading, and other financial services. He has spearheaded numerous restructuring engagements that required him to deliver rapid and sustainable impacts to income and financial operations, including compliance monitoring and reporting. Over the past seven years, Mr. Collens has successfully transformed financial reporting, key business processes and information technology for the Department of Finance and V.I. Port Authority (VIPA), which resulted in the following accomplishments:
Completion of bond financing worth approximately $60M for major marine related projects
Issued of seven (7) years of overdue government-wide comprehensive annual financial reports within five (5) years;
Restructured the processes related to annual budgeting and timely issuance of audited financial statements;
Implemented key modules (e.g., Payroll, Human Resources and Treasury) of GVI’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, including a complementary biometric time clock system;
Codified all-encompassing policies, procedures and reporting tools to improve internal control environment, reliability and decision making; and,
Managed day-to-day operations of treasury, financial reporting, IT systems, payroll and accounting divisions.