DANIEL W. SZYSZKO
***** ** **** ****** Miami Florida 33189
Cell (305)***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
An accomplished and dedicated bilingual finance and accounting executive with strong experience in mergers and acquisitions, manufacturing, supply chain, energy, telecommunications and professional services in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Excellent leadership and management experience. CPA license in 2011.
M&A Due Diligence Derivatives (FAS 133) Policy Implementation Multi-lingual
Budgeting and Forecasting Corporate Financing SOX / IPO / SEC Filings Investor Relations
Financial Statement Preparation Lease Accounting Multi-unit Management Audits
Latin American Subsidiaries International Consolidations Not-for-profit Accounting Kaizen Method
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Miami Science Museum – Controller Miami, FL 01/09 – Present
Managed the financial infrastructure for a $20 million Not-for-Profit science museum.
Managed the accounting department consisting of 4 employees, ensuring that the books and records are maintained in compliance with all accounting and regulatory standards and that a system of internal controls is instituted and maintained to protect the assets of the Museum
Responsible for donor accounting, revenue recognition, investment and tax accounting, cash disbursements and collections in collaboration with senior staff and department managers
Implemented advanced treasury controls and complex cash flow modeling systems and projection techniques
Integrated policies and procedures to safeguard museum assets
Completed accrual and cash basis operating budgets and developed a tracking method to reconcile actual result to the budget
Prepared periodic financial presentations for the Board of Directors, while submitting all required statutory reporting
Managed all constructions related bond and grant reporting requirements related to $180M of government sourced revenues
Implemented a system to capitalize and track all costs related to the construction of a$300M new museum project
Managed all financial commitments and entity contracts ( i.e., Insurance, Retirement Plans, Leases, Grant Agreements, Banking)
Work closely with external and internal auditors in conjunction with the CFO and Trustee Audit Committee to have comprehensive audit programs in place
Direct and administer a comprehensive financial system designed to provide Trustees, senior Museum management and others with timely and accurate financial information.
Ensure the efficiency and accuracy of information flow between the investment/endowment function and applicable department heads.
Applied all GAAP accounting treatment and disclosure requirements including (SFAS) No. 116, “Accounting for Contributions Received and Contributions Made” and (SFAS) No. 117, “Financials Statements for Not-for-Profit Organizations”
PTI Sports – Vice President of Finance Coral Gables, FL 08/05 – 12/08
Provided executive leadership for a $70 million leading U.S. designer, manufacturer and distributor of bicycle parts, helmets and other accessories.
Prepared all financial statements, footnotes and related financial analysis
Ensured the company maximized profits and achieved financial goals
Managed the legal and financial due diligence and purchase accounting regarding the sale of the company’s assets
Integrated policies and procedures to safeguard company assets
Responsible for Finance, Accounting and Human Resources Departments consisting of 10 employees
Procured, negotiated and secured a $22M line of credit refinancing and handled covenant compliance
Reduced SG&A by 4% and increasing gross margin by 6%
Improved cash flow by managing sales cycles and extending key vendor terms
Applied all GAAP accounting disclosure requirements including accounting for capital and operating leases (FAS 13)
Created and implemented data-mining tools to effectively analyze SAP data to produce reliable finance and general ledger reports for management and external users
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Florida, Power & Light – Controller Juno Beach, FL 02/02 – 08/05
Supervised GAAP accounting and reporting for energy contracts and groups of wind, hydroelectric and natural gas and oil power plant for a $15 billion provider of electricity-related services.
Responsible for the GAAP Financial Reporting, Accounting and SEC Reporting for a group of power generating assets
Prepared budget and forecasts as well as monthly variance analysis reports
Contributed to a $100M refinancing of wind energy assets portfolio
Audited, tested and implemented accounting procedures, including Sarbanes Oxley and SEC compliance
Recommended operational improvements to maximize profits and worked to discover root cause of underperformace
Participated in a company-wide SAP software implementation
Responsible for performing various mark-to-market and hedge accounting calculations
Provided various 10-Q and 10-K data to support SEC filings
Evaluated and monitored accounting pronouncements and SEC rules and regulations as related to the company
Oversaw the accounting issues in the acquisition, development and construction of several power plant projects
U. S. Energy Systems, Inc. – Corporate Controller West Palm Beach, FL 05/99 – 02/02
Managed the financial and accounting departments for a $40 million “clean and green” energy and power project provider operating in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
Managed an accounting department of five people and responsible for the consolidation of six subsidiaries
Ensured fulfillment of the Company’s internal controls, adherence to GAAP issues and research of SEC regulations
Responsible for timely financial and accounting reporting for managers, executives and SEC compliance, including press releases, footnotes, Management’s Discussions and Analysis, 10-K’s and 10-Q’s
Prepared budgets, forecasts and pro-forma financials for executives, auditors and potential acquisition/merger efforts
Worked on the raising of $2.25M through a private placement offering
Instrumental in acquiring three companies for a total $150M and increasing revenues by 11 times
Lead the merger and integration of three subsidiaries into the corporate structure
Designed and applied accounting processes and procedures resulting in reduced monthly reporting times from 20 to 6 days
Relocated and transitioned corporate headquarters from Florida to New York in three months
Technisource, Inc. – Controller Fort Lauderdale, FL 04/98 – 05/99
Responsible for IPO completion and managing accounting and financial reporting for a $106 million national information technology staffing firm.
Managed Accounting and Finance departments of fifteen highly qualified professionals
Completed a $40M IPO filing with the SEC in coordination with executives, underwriters, auditors and attorney's
Fully implemented Great Plains accounting software in Latin America
Started and lead Latin American sales and service efforts for the company's Great Plains software sales division
Prepared all SEC reports, including financial statements, footnotes, Management’s Discussions and Analysis
Ensured corporate compliance with SEC, local, state and federal tax and governance filings
Able Telcom Holding, Corp. – Corporate Controller West Palm Beach, FL 12/95 – 04/98
Directed the accounting and financial reporting for a $217 million telecommunications and transportation construction and maintenance company, operating in the United States and Latin America.
Managed the accounting, finance and human resources consisting of 10 employees
Implemented SEC mandated electronic (EDGAR) filings program and phased in corporate compliance establishing new policies and procedures
Responsible for GAAP research and preparing all SEC filings and supporting information
Provided key information for investor relations and press releases
Participated in obtaining $12.5M credit facility, $3M term loan, $10M Subordinated Debt Restructuring and $6M private placement offering
Worked on several acquisitions and integration into the company's accounting system
Contributed to a 7% reduction of administrative expenses over three years
Reduced expenses by revising company benefits program for 2,000 employees
Prepared financial statements and ad hoc reports for management
Managed financial functions in Latin America, including Brazil and Venezuela
Coordinated periodic audits by outside CPA’s, insurance companies and banks
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Eutro Group Holding, Inc. – Financial Controller Jupiter, FL 03/94 – 12/95
Lead the accounting and finance department for a $3 million diversified holding company and state-of-the-art clinical chemicals manufacturer and medical research company.
Prepared all SEC filings and supporting information as well as financial statements and footnotes
Served as a key member of the company's reorganization team that raised needed financing, paid-off obligations and brought the subsidiary out of bankruptcy
Resolved SEC delinquency complaint (LR-1435912) by preparing three full years of late filings
Reconstructed and organized corporate records dating back over 10 years
Implemented a new accounting system for the company and its subsidiaries
Coordinated audits and legal issues with auditors and attorney’s
Managed medical related inventory controls
El Monte RV. – Senior Accountant El Monte, CA 02/91 – 03/94
Supported the Controller and accounting department of a $14 million premier nationwide motor home rental and sales company with more than 50 locations throughout the United States.
Instrumental in managing the monthly financial close process
Supported accounting department as needed
Responsible for obtaining individual financing for each new vehicle purchased
Prepared monthly depreciation and other key financial schedules and reports
Applied lessor and lessee accounting concepts found under FAS 13 to account for leases of vehicles to customers
Assisted Controller with financial analysis, budgeting and financial statement disclosures
Richard C. Martin, CPA – Staff Accountant Pasadena, CA 01/89 – 02/91
Assisted sole person CPA practice with150 clients
Coding and key-entry of all clients accounting
Assisted in prepare tax return
Maintained clients and CPA’s general ledger
Office management and provided support to manager as required
EDUCATION AND OTHER INFORMATION
Bachelors Degree in Accounting - Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
CPA license in 2011
English native speaker; Spanish 100% fluent (read and write), Portuguese 50% (conversational)
Software Knowledge: SAP, MS Office, Advanced Excel, Great Plains, Oracle, Crystal Reports, FrX, Quickbooks, SAGE MIP
Registered SEC filing agent
Familiarity in working with OMB Circulars related to non-profit organizations and grant management
Volunteer music and vocal group instruction for non-profit organizations
Consulting services provided in medical billing, SEC filing, back-office accounting and accounting systems implementation
Reference available upon request
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