Gwen Townsend is a licensed CPA who brings 20 years of accounting, project, and leadership experience to the CFO Systems team. Her background includes a broad spectrum of roles in business, tax, audit, bookkeeping, reconciliation, and consulting, serving seed-stage, pre-revenue startups, and established enterprises of 100,000 employees and balance sheets in the billions. Gwen’s industry experience includes real estate investment, non-profits, e-commerce, telecommunications, warranty, insurance, banking, and crypto.
She has managed full cycle accounting, implementing month-end close cycles, internal controls, and cash management practices. Additionally, Gwen has established forecasts and associated analyses and overseen various internal, external, IT, and regulatory audits. She’s a versatile leader who can also diagnose and identify opportunities in the high-volume transactional accounting functions of payroll, AP, AR, and collections.
Gwen is quick, insightful, and willing to challenge assumptions while operating with competence, precision, and efficiency. As an expert project professional, she has solved challenging problems by utilizing traditional Waterfall SDLC and Agile/Scrum methodologies, and is able to support any stage of discovery, solution or vendor selection, requirements gathering, testing, and release for system implementations or conversions. She has completed countless project cycles in accounting operations, banking systems, reconciliation tools, and process improvement.
She is a natural leader whose management experience includes leading day and night shift operations. Additionally, she has headed business continuity, disaster recovery, and succession planning, and advised on change management, roles, responsibilities, skills matrices, and team roadmaps. Gwen relies on her skills as a compassionate coach with an enterprise lens to unite people and processes, build partnerships with stakeholders at all levels, and collaborate with her clients to encourage consistent growth.
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