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7090, United States
May 26, 2010

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Tom Gockel, CPA *** East Dudley Avenue

201-***-**** Westfield, New Jersey 07090

Senior SEC Reporting Expert

Current, diverse and seasoned SEC reporting skills. Big-Four training.

Rutgers MBA. Experience encompasses multinational, multibillion, large,

accelerated filers

Financial Reporting Consulting, Westfield, NJ 2004-Current

Director of Financial Reporting

Clients include: UPS, International Flavors & Fragrances, Fedders, CR

Bard, Ridgewood Renewable Power, GFI Group, Escala, Gilt Groupe,

Constellation Brands, Inc., SL Green, LeCroy

. Saved $1mm in penalties under bond covenants by filing three 10-Q's in 32


. Reduced unreconciled debit in 40+company consolidation by over $500k to


. Client extended one month contract to 10 months.

. Identified a $600k AJE after two days on site.

. Prepared over 100 delinquent, SEC Form 10-K's 10-Q's and 8-K's

in seven months.

. Restated financial statements by over $100mm compliant with SFAS 154 and

SAB 108 and detected and corrected a $2mm+ error in the consolidation

under FAS 52 in the FX component of OCI.

. Identified and corrected a $21mm+ error in Item 303 Regulation S-K


. Researched, implemented and wrote disclosures of EITF 96-16, 00-21 & 00-

19 and FASB Standards 123R, 133, 140, 141, 142, 144, 146, 150, 157, 160,

FIN46, SOP 98-1, SAB 101.

. Revamped system of accounting for restricted stock under FAS 123R

increasing efficiency 50%.

. Prepared responses to SEC comment letter,

. Reviewed MD&A text and tables for the 10-Q improving the stand alone

quality and accuracy.

. Wrote over 30 technical white papers on various GAAP and IFRS topics.

. Analyzed, summarized and disposed of $25 billion in up to ten years old

topside journal entries,

. Prepared S-1 for technology company's IPO and responded to SEC comments.

. Improved accounting for stock options under SFAS 123(R), warrants and

other equity accounts.

. Reviewed equity compensation footnote and recommended 10 disclosure


. XBRL training. Completed IFRS symposium.

. Provided liaison with Big Four and other auditing firms.

. Expert at benchmarking footnote and other disclosures.

. Planned and implemented SOX compliant general ledger reconciliations

curing a material weakness.

. Planned, designed, tested and documented SOX 404 fieldwork for financial

reporting cycle.

. Trained new SOX consultants in a classroom setting.

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants LLC, NY, NY (office closed) 2003-


Leading European financial strategy partnership $500mm revenue

Chief Financial Officer

First American CFO - brought on to establish financial control and internal

management processes in the US subsidiary following multiple losses of

control and related issues

. Established budgeting, cash management, forecasting, and other control

processes in SAP while coordinating with German and British executive

management at firm headquarters.

. Planned and directed reduction in costs of $1mm/yr - subleased real

estate, renegotiated communications contracts, redeployed staff.

Hatch Mott MacDonald Group Inc., Millburn, NJ (company purchased) 2000-


Leading provider ($100mm) of consulting engineering services to the water


Treasurer /Controller

Managed 25 people; directed sale of non-strategic operating companies.

Reported to Chairman.

. Reduced accounts receivable $1.5mm and DSO from 100 to 84 days by

implementing indexed searchable lockbox database. Instituted

profitability reporting at individual manager levels increasing


. Generated $7mm in cash by tax-advantaged real estate financing


Network Programs LLC, Mountainside, NJ (Bankruptcy) 1998-2000

Venture capital backed, pre-IPO, international telephony software startup

$25mm revenue

Director of Finance

. Managed company through severe capital shortage - assumed broader

management role, taking responsibility for insurance, infrastructure, and

human resources.

. Saved $1mm annually by restructured company-wide workflow and

reengineered finance.

Langan Engineering Services, Elmwood Park, NJ 1993-1998

Prestigious professional services firm - seven US offices, 200 employees,

and $35mm revenue

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Managed financial and logistical aspects for controlled, organized growth,

doubling revenues in five years and establishing two additional offices.

Managed acquisition assessments of target companies and performed business


. Reduced A/R day sales outstanding from 167 to 93 days and $6mm.

. Managed insurance, telecommunications, and computer systems, reducing

expenses $1mm.

. Automated monthly cash flow and operations reporting; cut one day from

reporting cycle.

. Increased investment results of 401(k) plan $200m per year.

. Led two system conversions to integrated Sema4 and Deltek SQL Server


Unity Bank Corporation, Clinton, NJ


Chief Financial Officer

Directed preparation of S-1 for $5mm initial public offering for startup

commercial bank. Point person for road show. Managed $50mm investment

portfolio; saved $100m annually by competitive bid system.

Metrobank, Palisades Park, NJ (RTC Receivership) 1987-1991


Managed SEC ($20mm IPO), tax and regulatory reporting and multilevel

consolidation. Saved $50m annually in franchise taxes by changing capital


Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY 1985-1987

Arthur Andersen LLP, New York, NY 1980-1984

Supervising Senior Auditor


Rutgers: MBA Accounting/Finance, 1980 Beta Gamma Sigma. BA, Business

Administration 1978.

Computer Skills

Proficient in Excel, Access, SQL, Powerpoint, Outlook, Word, Comperio,

DARTS, ARM, LiveEDGAR, Hyperion CFM, Crystal Reports, SAP, Oracle, Deltek,

Solomon, Lawson, SBT, MAS90, MFGPro, QuickBooks, Peachtree, and Great


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