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Project Manager Real Estate

Lamar, Colorado, 81052, United States
March 24, 2011

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Lamar, CO 81052 Phone 702-***-****


A highly effective construction controller with a strong background in streamlining the

accounting department with extensive experience with AIA billing, lien releases, and

WIP schedules. As an able leader, I can work independently or supervise a/p and a/r,

bank reconciliation, state and federal tax, 401(k) and OCIP. I am skilled at performing

internal audits on accounts, subcontractors and contracts to insure accuracy. I also

use my problem solving skills and knowledge when preparing and projecting cash flow,

the budget and the financial statement.


Arkansas River Power Authority, CO 07/2010 – Current

Accounting and Finance Manager

In charge of the day to day accounting for a wholesale power generator (a political arm of the State of

Colorado). Work with six different municipalities to ensure correct billing. Compile cost for yearly budget and

closely monitor the budget for cost overrun. Produce the Financial Statements for the Board meeting and

answer any question concern any profit or loss. Present options to the Board concerning the financial

operation of the power plant. And work with banks to ensure maximum return on $16 million bond reserve


Henry Bros. Electronics, Inc, Wheat Ridge, CO 07/2008 – 10/2009


Hands on controller in charge of the day to day operation and month end close. Supervise accounts

receivable, accounts payable and purchasing. Work very closely with the Operations Manager to insure all

jobs are within estimated budget. Bill customers using Timberline billing module, service module and WAWF

for government contracts. Provide certified payroll with Davis Bacon jobs. Part of Sarbanes-Oxley

Compliance Team. Use WIP to analyze jobs and profit margin.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Streamline lease accounting from 3 computers to just Timberline. Reconcile the lease amounts

• and map out account to be used.

• Help establish the use of Service Module for tracking and billing of T & M, Lease contract and Warranty.

• Clean up and reconcile accounts that were over accruing for vacation, bad debts, warranty, and


HRI Design, Littleton, CO 06/2007 – 07/2008


Provided the owners and banks with timely and accurate financial statement. Supervised day-to- day

accounting, cultivated relationships with clients to shorten cash layout and increase cash flow, trained and

mentored staff on policies and procedures and analyzed project to determine profitability.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Explained to the owners the concept of over-billing and under-billing and how they effect the Balance

Sheet and Income Statement.

• Manually calculated and adjusted WIP schedule for all jobs so that future WIP schedule will be


• Reconciled cash account that previously was never balanced, but adjusted to reflect bank statement.

• Mentored and guided a/p personnel on methods and procedures to effectively and efficiently do their


• Condensed and eliminated various reports that were being distributed to increase efficiency and

reduce waste of time and resources.

All Star Aggregate, Las Vegas, NV 11/2005 – 08/2006


Recruited for a six-month project to help clean up the financial statement and prepare company for

acquisition by Silver State Materials for $62M. Created a business as usual atmosphere as I supervised a

staff of seven during the confidential sale process.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Provided Pricewaterhouse Cooper with all the necessary documents for due diligence in connection

with sale of the company.

• Managed a $5M line of credit with sales receipts that needed to be forwarded to bank on a daily basis.

• Resolved sales tax issue with the state of Nevada and received over $6,000 in credit back for the


• Resolved issues with the IRS from several years back concerning why the W-3 and the payroll report

that was sent to the IRS did not match, in-turn not allowing the IRS to freeze our account.

• Assisted President/Owner with potential lawsuit pertaining to mineral rights and the amount of

material being extracted.

• Audited all asset accounts and tracked down vital documents pertaining to each asset.

• Helped the transition to the new company by incorporating all the assets including mixer trucks,

haulers, and personnel.

Valley Crest Landscape / Amazon Masonry, Las Vegas, NV 12/2002 – 11/2005

Purchase Agent / Controller

Managed a small accounting office for Amazon Masonry. Performed the daily tasks from opening mail to

coding and putting the bills into the system. Cut checks to pay vendors, called on accounts receivable and

billed clients on a monthly basis. As the purchasing agent for Valley Crest, responsibilities included

purchase of materials, creating, tracking and approval of purchase orders and bills for various projects

throughout Las Vegas such as Caesar’s Palace, Wynn and Hooter’s Resort Hotel and Casino.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Established an accounting system for Amazon Masonry and tracked down all prior invoices, checks,

billing and payments to construct the financial and income statement from scratch.

• Initiated and established the server for Amazon Masonry which houses the mail server and backup

data for the accounting system.

• Took lead in creating a spreadsheet that contained over 1,000 species of plants, trees and shrubs

from around the world for the Las Vegas Desert of the World Garden. Worked with the city planner and

designer to ensure the project was on track and within budget.

• Advised project manager of cost overrun as the result of shipping plants from all over the world,

found substitutions, and managed change orders.

CKN, Waddell, AZ 01/2001 – 10/2002

V.P. / Controller

Provided financial guidance to a newly established company and served as the accounting department. Set

up accounts with vendors, called rental equipment on and off the project, approved bills per budget, and

questioned P.M. on over-budget items. Projected cash flow, transferred funds to pay bills, called the city on

status of pay applications, input timecards, cut payroll checks and transferred tax liability via EFTPS.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Managed funds so that all vital subcontractors and suppliers were paid.

• Created spreadsheet to project cash flow, timecards for office and field usage, and other forms as


• Used WIP schedule to advise the President of the company when we needed to begin the next

project so that the employees are not idle.

• Advised President on what debt/liability structure is desirable pertaining to equipment purchase and

cash flow.

Concord Companies, Mesa, AZ 08/1997 – 12/2000

Assistant Controller

Supervised the daily operation of the company with direct involvement in payroll, 401(k), bank reconciliation,

collection and the financial statement. Met with P.M. monthly to review the budget before AIA billing. Helped

external I.T. personnel trouble shoot problems and followed their instructions over the phone to resolve issues.

Managed all types of insurance from health to general, auto, umbrella and workman’s comp. Worked closely

with owners, banks and municipalities to provide proper documentation for bonding, general liability insurance

and lien releases.

Selected Accomplishments:

• Shopped for the best health insurance for our money at renewal time.

• Worked with the insurance company to lower our workman’s compensation rate.

• Researched new office equipment to replace our old existing equipment.

• Took classes to adjust and create Timberline reports for owners and project managers.

• Found a way around the accounting system to adjust contracts, change orders, billing and cash

received to reflect the actual information when mistakes were made.

Bank One, Phoenix, AZ 05/1996 – 08/1997


Supported the Other Real Estate Own Department (OREO) in California, Nevada and Arizona by calculating

the value of a property to the value of an appraisal. Captured the cost of each foreclosure to reflect gain or

loss on the home loan and provided documentation to the real estate department so they could close the


Selected Accomplishments:

• Maintained a three-day turn around time from the time each foreclosure file came across my desk to

the time it went back to the Real Estate Department.

• Worked with bank Real Estate Officers to expedite certain foreclosure.

• Provided support to the Tax Department by exchanging old regulations and codes with a new one.

• Helped calculate and pay taxes on all Arizona Bank One Branches located in grocery stores.


U.S. Army Reserve – 1st Military Intelligence (Spec/E4) MI/CI (97B)

Can pass rigorous background investigation to regain Top Secret Clearance.


Proficient and knowledgeable with various software:

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Timberline Gold Microsoft Excel

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Mas90/200 Microsoft Word

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QuickBook Pro Microsoft Access

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J.D. Edwards Microsoft Power Point

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Master Builder Win X


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Certified Financial Management Accounting (CFMA)

Institute of Management Accounting – Student Chapter A.S.U. / President / 95

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