|Controller at Stevens Institute of Technology|
Interview: Performance Metrics as a Path to Profitability | Transcript
|Eileen Black earned her C.P.A. while working at KPMG. After 3 years in public accounting she spent a year in internal audit at Hoffman La-Roche.Interested in being part of business operations and strategy, she left audit for a Corporate Controller role at an international manufacturing subsidiary of Monsanto/Sumitomo, where as the lead financial executive, she was an instrumental in the turnaround of a high tech company.Subsequently, Eileen transitioned into mid-sized privately owned and private-equity-owned companies. This transition also involved completely different industries: business services, software and e-commerce. While she was VP of Finance, the business services company quadrupled its size over an 8 year period with even greater increase in profits.A few years ago, Eileen had an opportunity to use her talents to assist a non-profit requiring financial expertise and joined the Housing Authority of Bergen County. With over a $55 million dollar budget, the Authority helps 4,500 low-income individuals and families with their rental needs and runs a widely acclaimed Homeless Shelter where people are transitioned into more permanent housing solutions. She has used her skills to bring the non-profit’s financial operations into the 21stcentury.Eileen graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of New Jersey with a B.S. as an accounting major and computer science minor. She has graduate level courses in international finance from C.W. Post.|
She is a member of Financial Executives International.