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O Fallon, Missouri, 63368, United States
May 27, 2010

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Jim Hanlon, MBA, CPA, CPIM

**** **** **** ***** ( O'Fallon, MO 63366

Home: 636-***-**** Cell: 636-***-****

Career Profile

Decisive, growth-oriented Financial Manager with extensive career success

in accounting, auditing, financial planning, and business development.

Macromanager with strong forecasting skills; partners with cross-

functional teams to meet business objectives and ensure highly efficient

operations. Proven strengths in logic, quantitative analysis, and

systematic problem solving. Flexible team player with excellent time

management and written / interpersonal communication skills.

Professional Experience

MEMC Electronics Materials, Inc., St. Peters, MO

A global leader in the manufacture and sale of wafers and related products

to the semiconductor and solar industries. Wafers are the foundation /

substrate upon which virtually all of the world's semconductors and solar

cells are built.

Plant Controller 2007 - Present

> Joined MEMC as interim Plant Controller in October 2007. Hired as

full time employee in February 2008.

> The position reports directly to the St Peters Plant Manager and the

Corporate Operations VP Finance (Corporate HQ is co-located at St.

Peters site).

> MEMC is heavily focused, at the plant level, on controlling

manufacturing cost, and executing according to a continually evolving

plan. Quarterly forecasts are updated weekly, and driven down to daily

level. Each day's actual results are analyzed and reported against

the forecast for the day (set at the beginning of the week).

Variations from forecast are evaluated to for indications of possible

forecast miss, which leads to identification of mitigation action.

> Primary activity of the Plant Controller is leading an operations

review meeting early each morning in order to determine explanations

for the prior day's variations from forecast. The results of the

operations review are incorporated in a report to senior management

that includes an updated forecast for the remainder of the week.

> Other activities include monitoring and forecasting CapX cash flow

requirements, SOX compliance documentation, maintaining tracking

system for productivity and unit cost analyses, etc.

Craftsmen Industries, Inc., St. Charles, MO

Leading manufacturer of event marketing vehicles, kiosks, and displays with

consistent revenue growth at an average compounded rate of 20% per year.

Company sold controlling interest to a private equity investor.

Controller 1997 - 2007

> Managed due diligence process, resulting in eventual purchase of

majority interest by private equity firm.

> Developed departmental P&L structure, resulting in division level P&L

data for later use in due diligence process.

> Developed dashboard reports for product lines, using tabular and

graphical format.

> Oversaw G/L, A/R, A/P, and payroll.

> Generated monthly financial statements based on systematic closing


> Managed A/R and cash flow in heavily sales-oriented culture.

> Played key role in annual Strategic Planning conference.

> Prepared quarterly financial reporting to bank in support of revolving

line of credit.

> Managed banking relationships and coordinated development of annual


> Played active role in obtaining IRB financing for construction of new


Systems & Electronics, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Company formed in 1995 through merger of Southwest Mobile Systems

Corporation and Electronics & Space Corp. Southwest's St. Louis employees

were relocated to Systems & Electronics' facility; likewise, all data was

converted into new information systems.

Director of Accounting 1996 - 1997

> Promoted after systems integration and advised VP Finance on expected

cash position, accounting issues, and economic analysis of major


> Supervised and managed staff of 13, including five direct reports.

> Oversaw preparation of monthly financial reporting package.

> Forecasted and actively managed cash flow on a weekly basis.

> Administered various Department of Defense (DoD) audits, achieving

settlement on several years of indirect cost rates with minimal

reductions for unallowable costs.

> Partnered with Purchasing and Quality to eliminate bottlenecks in

vendor invoice processing.

> Worked with DoD representatives to reduce collection period of


Manager of Financial Planning - Southwest Mobile Systems Corporation

1992 - 1995

> Planned and prepared financial section of Five Year Business Plan,

working closely with Marketing and Manufacturing to ensure integrity

of financial projections.

> Provided key financial data in environment of rising competition and

shrinking defense spending.

> Coordinated initial preparation of annual departmental budgets;

orchestrated review and final approval by senior management.

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Professional Experience

Systems & Electronics, Inc., St. Louis, MO

Manager of Financial Planning - Southwest Mobile Systems Corporation


> Developed and revised forward labor and overhead rates (five-year

horizon) for ongoing bidding on DoD contracts. Facilitated audits of

forward rate package by DoD auditors, obtaining approval with minimal

questioned costs.

> Continually assessed projected P&L on a 12-month rolling horizon and

advised VP Finance of potential changes. Directed preparation of

monthly President's Operating Report for parent company.

> Provided updated financial projections for monthly operational reviews

of long-term contracts and continuous review of percentage of

completion accounting.

Manager of Special Projects - Southwest Mobile Systems Corporation 1987 -


> Appointed to new position which was created to address growing DoD

compliance issues along with specialized information requests from

corporate headquarters.

> Obtained DoD approval for Flexible Progress Payment system, which

allowed company to significantly accelerate cash inflows.

> Developed economic evaluation analyses for proposed capital

expenditures and obtained project authorizations from parent company.

> Secured approval for major investment decisions, including a new plant

facility, multi-million dollar machine tool acquisitions to support

requirements of major contract, and engineering software / workstation

to validate stress and load capacities of alternative designs.

> Coordinated compilation of annual Five Year Business Plan and assisted

non-financial departments to meet conditions in a process that

required working through multiple iterations.

> Administered frequent audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency


Additional experience as a Controller and Senior Internal Auditor with

Emerson Electric Co .including significant experience with detail audits of

standard cost systems and identifying causes of physical inventory


Education & Certifications

Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Master of Business Administration

University of Missouri St Louis, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Production & Inventory Control Society

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