Gerardo has nearly 20 years of experience in public and private accounting. He is skilled in the areas of internal audits, including special investigations and procedural compliance; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reporting; mergers and acquisitions evaluations; and other customary accounting-related functions. Gerardo is adept at SEC reporting, GAAP compliance, budgeting and financial modeling, and executive reporting. He is technically proficient in multiple ERP systems.
Prior to joining Brandlin & Associates, Gerardo spent eleven years in managerial positions within the accounting and internal audit departments of Breitburn Energy, an upstream Oil & Gas company. He managed all aspects of accounting, internal controls documentation and testing, and M&A valuation due diligence related to over $6.5 billion in transactions. Gerardo also managed projects including systems upgrades and conversions, process reviews, litigation, risk assessments and joint ventures.
Gerardo began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he planned and managed all phases of the audit process for companies in the banking, manufacturing, distribution, technology and defense industries. After five years at PwC, Gerardo served as corporate accounting manager at Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) where he was heavily involved with the public company’s financial reporting requirements, technical accounting research, forecasting and budgeting.
Gerardo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics / International Area Studies and a minor in Accounting. He has passed the uniform CPA examination and is in the process of completing additional education requirements towards licensure. Gerardo is fluent in English and Spanish.