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Accounting Management

Location:
Pleasanton, California, 94566, United States
Posted:
March 22, 2011

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MARK P. THOMPSON

**** ******* ****

(925) ***-****

(cell)

Pleasanton, California 94566

abhpre@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE: VP Finance and/or Corporate Controller

. More than 25 years of hands-on experience in financial management and

accounting operations for both private and public companies, with

expertise in start-up and fast growth environments.

. Expertise in budgeting and forecast modeling, software revenue

recognition and financial integration (M&A activity).

. An effective communicator and negotiator, skilled in providing the

leadership necessary to develop a "high-performance" culture with

superior morale, productivity, teamwork, innovation, and service.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010 to Present

Finance Consultant - Specializing in interim controllership duties.

Proficient in preparing monthly financial consolidations, software revenue

recognition compliance and financial modeling and analysis.

2007 to 2010 FUNMOBILITY INCORPORATED (Private Company)

Pleasanton,

California

VP Finance & Corporate Controller

. As a member of the executive staff reporting to the COO, assumed

responsibility of all financial and managerial accounting functions,

including preparation of financial statements, financial analysis and

cash management. Supervised stock administration, insurance and human

resources. Achievements included:

. Lead a flexible annual planning/budgeting process, including

forecasting and detailed financial reporting for the Executive team

and Board of Directors.

. Developed product margin and cost reduction initiative models and

other decision support tools.

. Responsible for tax planning and compliance, including an R&D tax

credit savings project.

. Advised on, provided analysis for, and lead implementation/diligence

of key financial events including M&A transactions.

2005 to 2007 FIRSTRAIN INCORPORATED

(Private Company)

Foster City,

California

Corporate Controller (Hired by previous CFO at Latitude Communications)

. Directed the corporate financial accounting operations including

management reporting, revenue recognition (SOP 97-2 and SAB 104),

budgeting and forecasting, tax compliance, stock administration (FAS123R

and 409A valuation study), contract review and risk management.

Achievements included:

. Moved the financial operations from New York to California.

. Established best practices for revenue recognition including review of

non-standard and new customer contracts.

. Completed a successful equity financing transaction.

. Managed international accounting consolidations (India), including

transfer pricing compliance.

2004 to 2005 INTELLISYNC CORPORATION

(Public Company, Acquired by NOKIA)

San Jose,

California

Corporate Controller

. Leadership of the corporate finance and accounting team; responsibilities

included revenue recognition, international accounting and

consolidations, order processing, financial planning, tax and risk

management. Achievements included:

. Implemented resource and system improvement enhancements, including

implementation of Softrax revenue management software and updating

revenue recognition policy (SOP 97-2).

. Assisted with Company's Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance by maintaining

required documentation for owned areas and coordinating testing of

those areas.

2002 - 2004 LATITUDE COMMUNICATIONS (Public

Company, Acquired by CISCO)

Santa Clara, California

Corporate Controller

. Leadership of the corporate finance and accounting team; responsibilities

included SEC reporting, international accounting (UK) and consolidations,

order processing, cost accounting, financial planning, revenue

recognition, treasury, tax and risk management. Achievements included:

. Lead the implementation of disclosure controls and procedures in

compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including formal documentation

and gap analysis testing.

. Strategic and financial support for acquisition made by Latitude,

including accounting integration and reporting. Key financial

resource for subsequent acquisition of Latitude by Cisco.

. Enhanced revenue recognition policy and practices in compliance with

SOP 97-2 and SAB 101.

. Drove process of completing Forms 10-Q and Form 10-K, including the

preparation of the financial statements, related footnotes and

Management's Discussion and Analysis.

1998 - 2001 QUINTUS CORPORATION (Public Company, Acquired

by AVAYA)

Dublin, California

VP Finance & Corporate Controller (Hired by previous CFO at AG Associates)

. Leadership of finance and accounting, stock and contracts administration,

treasury and tax, risk management and facilities functions.

Responsibilities included:

. Managed the corporate financial plan, including designing budget

models and analytical tools to project the company's future financial

direction.

. Managed the accounting, policies and processes related to certain

corporate accounting owned areas including stock based compensation

(SFAS 123R), goodwill, intangibles, impairments, restructurings, tax,

and cash flow statements.

. Prepared all financial SEC filings including Forms 10-K and 10-Q, and

other external and internal reports, including financial press

releases.

. Guided the software revenue recognition process (SOP 97-2),

interpretation and compliance.

. Achievements included:

. Successfully completed the company's IPO in November 1999.

. Strategic and financial support for two acquisitions, including

accounting integration and reporting. Key financial resource for

subsequent acquisition of Quintus by Avaya.

. Reduced monthly financial close from 10 days to 5 days while improving

reporting metrics.

1996 - 1998 AVEO INCORPORATED (Private Company)

Santa Clara, California

Corporate Controller

As a member of the executive staff reporting directly to the CEO, provided

leadership for all financial activities within the company including

accounting, FP&A, investor relations, human resources and contract admin.

1994-1996 AG ASSOCIATES, INC. (Public Company, Acquired by

AST)

San Jose, California

Corporate Controller (Hired by previous Controller at Aspect Telecom who

was AG Associates CFO)

Directed the accounting, SEC reporting, financial planning and cost

accounting functions.

Provided financial support for an IPO in May 1995.

Implemented and re-engineered accounting processes including reducing the

monthly close from 11 days to 5 days. Introduced a formal financial

forecasting process, improved financial management reporting process to add

value to end-users for decision-making. Implemented new systems, including

a new financial system, fixed assets system, payroll system, labor

tracking, and credit card program.

1988-1994 ASPECT TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Public Company)

San Jose, California

Senior Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis and Senior Manager,

Accounting

EDUCATION

San Jose State University

B.S., Business Administration - Accounting

SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE

Quickbooks, Netsuite, Great Plains, Oracle and Equity Edge. Proficient

with Excel, Word and Powerpoint.



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