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Accounting Management

Location:
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33409, United States
Posted:
June 01, 2010

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OBJECTIVE

In a teamwork environment that fosters and rewards excellence, develop a

long-term employment relationship while using extensive management,

accounting, and computer skills to advance my next employer's mission.

PROFILE

A high-caliber Accounting and Management professional who has been

employed by Fortune 500 companies, with a proven track record of

consistent value-added service in a multitude of areas. A solid team

player with an extensive history of successful GAAP and GAAS experience,

including financial and tax reporting, financial analysis, budgeting,

cash management/forecasting, auditing and audit preparation, fixed

assets, general ledger reconciliations, system conversion

implementations and testing, and structuring policies and procedures to

safeguard corporate assets. Complete dedication to assisting my next

employer achieve its present and future strategic goals.

Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend

cultural differences. Excellent communication, written, interpersonal,

analytical, and leadership skills. Capable of supervising, training

staff or working independently. Thrives in different software

environments with tight deadlines.

SKILLS SUMMARY

Accounting Dept. Policies & General Ledger

Management Procedures Reconciliations

Financial Statement Cash Management Systems Implementation

Preparation Financial Analysis Testing

Regulatory & Tax Auditing General Accounting

Reporting Audit Preparation Payroll

Month End Close Fixed Assets Accounts Payable

Budgeting/Forecasting Accounts Receivable/Billing

Cost Allocation Plans

INDUSTRY LINES

Public Accounting Service/Retail Manufacturing

Non-profit & Government Property Management Technology/Software/Media

Healthcare Construction Consulting

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics Oracle

SAP Peachtree

MIP Peoplesoft (version 8)

Quickbooks Pro FRx

Financial Edge Turbo Tax

JD Edwards SAMIS

Yardi Enterprise Property Management Microsoft Excel and Word

Lotus 1-2-3

Solomon IV Lotus Notes

MAS 90

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

18 years' Management/consulting/senior level positions (Non-public

Accounting):

o Managed Financial & Regulatory Reporting, Budgeting/Forecasting, Cash

Management, General Ledger & Grant Accounting, Financial Analysis,

Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Fixed Asset and Human

Resources functions.

o Ensured that financial systems and procedures in place provided

effective internal controls that adequately, and in a cost-effective

manner, safeguarded corporate assets. Recommended and created

policies and procedures when necessary to achieve this goal.

o Provided future direction to Boards of Directors and Senior Management

through preparation of overall company budgets, timely financial

reporting and participation in strategic planning and operational

initiatives. In conjunction with this, provided guidance on company

financial plans, policies, and accounting practices.

o Prepared and monitored Cost Allocation Plans. Ensured that all direct

and indirect expenses were properly allocated to various lines of

business. Accounted for allowable and unallowable costs under the

Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and in accordance with

applicable OMB Circulars.

o Directed the insurance risk management team, insuring that all company

assets and activities were adequately protected. Maintained insurance

risk management programs to ensure maximum coverage at minimal

expense.

o Successfully implemented new accounting and financial software,

payroll software, and medical billing software. In existing systems,

computerized inventory and established accounting policies (loaded

costs into inventory module, established and documented

procedures/processes for inventory, purchase orders, sales

orders/quotes, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and month-end

financial reporting. Trained staff on the new procedures).

o Maintained effective working relationships with lending institutions,

external auditors, and Boards of Directors.

o Supervised the preparation of financial reports required by the Health

Care Financing Administration.

o Conducted comprehensive and complex compliance and financial audits of

Wisconsin Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) providers and

recipients to ensure compliance with State and Federal rules and

regulations.

7 years' Public accounting:

o Prepared monthly and year-end financial statements in accordance with

generally accepted accounting principles.

o Conducted audits of manufacturers, construction contractors,

governmental units, employee benefit plans and non- profit

organizations in accordance with generally accepted auditing

standards.

o Performed financial statement reviews and compilations of various

types of clientele including manufacturers, retailers, service

industries, fiduciaries and non-profit organizations.

o Prepared and reviewed all types of tax returns (corporate, individual,

partnership, fiduciary, sole proprietorship, non- profit, employee

benefits, sales tax, and payroll tax). Provided tax research and

planning.

o Provided management advisory/consultation services.

o Set up client accounting systems and assisted in their

computerization.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

o Various Short-term and Consulting jobs - 2009 to present. Recent

engagement in Jupiter, WI setting up financial reports in FRx for a

$65 million dollar corporation. Currently Director of Finance at

Treasure Coast Health Council, Inc.

o Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (Director of Finance) - 2009

o RHI, Inc. (Consultant) - 2006 to 2009

o Community Partnership Group, Inc. (Controller) - 2005 to 2006

o Health Care For The Homeless of Milwaukee (Director of Finance) - 2003

to 2005

o YWCA of Greater Milwaukee (Senior Accountant/Budget Analyst) - 2002 to

2003

o Various consulting jobs from 2001 to 2002. (Note: I was employed full

time in these roles, and the engagements ended successfully):

. Wenniger Compressor, a Milwaukee based distributor (Operational

Controller)

. US Bancorp Mutual Fund Services (System Implementation Associate)

. Tech-Skills, LLC (Assistant to the Controller)

o Capital Returns, Inc. (Controller) - 2000 to 2001

o United Government Services, LLC. (Accounting Supervisor) - 1999 to

2000

o Transitional Living Services, Inc. (Controller) - 1995 to 1998

o Ihlenfeld, Skatrud, Anderson & Co., CPA's (Partner/CPA) - 1987 to 1994

o State of Wisconsin - DHFS (Auditor 3) - 1984 to 1987

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin - Platteville: Bachelor of Science - Accounting

Major; Business Administration Minor.

LICENSES/MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

*Certified Public Accountant License (Wisconsin) - 1984

*Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

*Member, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

REFERENCES: Will be provided upon request once mutual interest is

attained.

NOTE: See supplemental details on page 3 for Paul Witmer's Career

Return on Investment (ROI) Achievements.

CAREER ROI ACHIEVEMENTS - SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON PAUL WITMER

AS A CORPORATE CONTROLLER:

o Proposed and directed a change of health insurance carriers that saved

approximately $25,000 per year, or a 12% decrease in health care

costs. Displayed leadership and patience to make a successful

transition while negotiating with outside vendors to accomplish the

goal.

o Improved cash flow by $300,000 per year in my first year with the

company by implementing variable budgeting and full accrual basis of

accounting. Since this was not previously done, it required me to

propose to, and work closely with, staff and board members to ensure

success.

o Proposed and directed the successful implementation of windows based

general ledger and payroll/personnel softwares so the company was Y2K

compliant and could continue in business. Besides allowing the

employer to remain in business, the changes enabled the accounting

staff to become more efficient and provided the company's management

team with better financial data. Estimated impact was $4 million.

IN PUBLIC ACCOUNTING:

o Directed a successful Wisconsin Developmental Zone tax credit

application that sheltered approximately $1 million in Wisconsin net

income for a corporate manufacturing client. The Developmental Zone

tax credit was a direct credit to the corporation's state income taxes

based on expenditures invested in State designated development areas

to increase corporation revenues and increase employment.

o Identified a $1.5 million inventory shortage while acting as the lead

auditor of an inventory audit engagement for a manufacturing company

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Discovered the client's Controller was not

writing off obsolete inventory, and was using inaccurate cost of sales

percentages for raw materials, work in process, and finished goods

inventories.

o Directed the successful Small Business Administration (SBA) loan

application that allowed the retail corporation to expand and increase

sales 3 times.

o Successfully met goal of Partner status in Public Accounting firm

within 5 years. Consistently demonstrated a results-oriented,

teamwork approach to motivate staff while obtaining new clients to

increase revenues and profits. In 7 years at this firm, the new

clients I obtained increased revenues by 15%.

AS A HEALTHCARE AUDITOR AND ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR:

o As a Medicaid Auditor for the Wisconsin Medicaid program, recouped

approximately $500,000 in Medicaid overpayments to Healthcare

Providers over a 3-year period. The recoupments were from a wide

range of different provider types, from pharmacies, to physicians, to

nursing homes. Some audits were referred to the Wisconsin Department

of Justice if I determined fraudulent activity was involved.

o As an Accounting Supervisor at a major Medicare Intermediary,

developed an Audit Workpaper Manual to ensured better integrity of

Medicare financial reports submitted to the Health Care Financing

Administration (HCFA). The manual allowed for more efficient audits

by the Office of Inspector General's auditors that monitored Medicare

funds and reduced the possibility of penalties being assessed for

inappropriate accounting for the funds. The savings due to more

efficient audit times and not incurring penalties for incorrect

reporting was $20,000 annually.

AS A CONSULTANT:

o While consulting at a global manufacturer of point of sale payment

equipment (e.g., debit/credit card payment terminals), I transitioned

a new Accounts Receivable Manager and a new staff Accounts Receivable

Clerk into their positions. To provide for an easier transition, I

created a customized procedural document for applying cash payments

into the client's SAP software, and also created customized portal

billing procedural documents on customer websites (e.g., Walmart, 7-

Eleven, and Hewlett Packard) so the client would not experience slow

cash collections on their sales. The engagement was a success, and

the client saved approximately $8,000 because of faster collections

and a successful transition of the new staff.

o While consulting with a State Government Department, assisted the

Assistant Commissioner of the Department in analyzing and re-aligning

individual fiscal year budget line items to stay within the overall

budget and to meet the Department's fiscal objectives. At the same

time I created an effective management tool for future years (e.g.,

documenting the procurement process using both flowcharts and written

documents so items would be properly coded to the correct budget

lines). The successful changes involved regular meetings with the

budget department. On a $20 million dollar budget, the line item

changes saved the Department approximately $50,000.

o While consulting at a $2.6 billion retailer, I kept daily track of the

cash position for 6 affiliated companies for the Treasury Department

Manager who was out for a medical condition. These reports were

ultimately provided to the Japanese parent company daily, and were

used to monitor the amount that could be invested daily, or the amount

that needed to be borrowed to prevent overdrawing on their controlled

disbursement accounts. The successful completion of the engagement

saved the company $5,000 by having accurate and useful information

daily.



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