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Manager Sales

Littleton, Colorado, 80130, United States
May 31, 2010

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Robert V. Burnett, C.P.A.

***** ****** *****, ********* *****, CO 80130

(720) ***-****


Organization change, International Experience, Profit Improvement

Analytical, multifaceted business professional with over 15 years of in-depth experience developing and

leading organizational change for top-tier manufacturing and financial companies. Well-suited with

strong evaluation and planning skills, as well as successful management of process improvement,

business analysis and lean manufacturing. Proactive, operational-focused with thorough knowledge of all

areas of manufacturing, costing, international business, monthly procedures and M&A. Demonstrated

attention to details and corporate goals, with a history of pursuing and achieving improved profits.

Areas of expertise:

Organizational Change Process Improvement Bilingual International Business Evaluations & Transactions

Business Incorporation Business Development Project Management ERP & Software Implementation Costing

Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Audits Month-end Close Merger & Acquisitions Financial Analysis Forecasting

Cash Management Budgeting Profit & Loss Analysis Corporate Strategy & Analysis M&A Reporting



Startup company in the Money Transfer Business Services that has become fifth in the world in wire transfers.

Corporate Controller

Manage all of Tempo’s national and international accounting comprising of 15 companies in 11 countries with $47M in

annual revenues. Establish global accounting policies and procedures and structuring a global accounting department.

Successfully structured proper policies and procedures to consolidate and report on all global companies.

Successfully planned, managed, and implemented a new global accounting system.

PANASONIC AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS OF AMERICA, Peachtree City, Georgia 2007 – 2008

Division of world leader in manufacturing electronics devices. Distributor to major automotive companies.

Sr. Accounting Manager

Managed the rebuilding and relocation of the accounting department of 11 professionals to a new state. Assessed and

oversaw month-end procedures as well as the creation and distribution of financial results to different department heads

with annual sales totaling $1B. Reestablished governance infrastructure, mission, vision, and departmental goals.

Successfully completed the reorganization and structure of the new accounting department

Developed a new budged model for the Sales Division’s $465M budget.

Championed the reconciliation and balancing of the FS accounts, which were misrepresented by $50M.

McNEILUS COMPANIES, Dodge Center, Minnesota 2005 – 2007

National leader in the manufacturing of cement mixer and refuse bodies with over $1B in annual sales.

Commercial Group Controller (2006 - 2007)

Manage all of McNeilus’ Commercial Group companies and international finance affairs equaling 6 companies with

$325M in annual sales. Provided foreign business evaluations and business analysis for the various subsidiaries.

Managed local manager and indirectly managed 5 controllers throughout the world.

Championed a plan to fix problems with the company’s international shipping avoiding major tax penalties.

Successfully implemented a new sales tax software application after others had failed for 2 months.

International Controller (2006 - Promoted)


Oversaw international finance equaling $125M in sales including a joint venture in Mexico. Provided business

evaluation and due diligence proposals for possible foreign investments in Brazil and South Africa.

Audited financials and operational process for JV in Mexico creating an action plan to increase productivity and

profitability within 6 months, which included tax evaluation, lean manufacturing, and transfer pricing.

Strategically identified and created $30 million business plan for building a new plant in northern Mexico.

Modified strategic plan that allowed a new product to be manufactured in Mexico increasing annual sales

by $5m.

Senior Business Manager – Finance (2005 - Promoted)

Promoted to restore focus on 5 main projects in the company’s efforts to implement a new ERP system. Projects

included: Costing, new tax system, defining and implementing a world-class business, transferring services to a shared

service, and post implementation assistance. Supervised 20 professionals.

Stabilized and develop new plan to meet project deadlines within weeks of starting new assignment.

Completed all projects on or before schedule with little to no major problems while adding 2 more projects that

included inventory controls and processing.

Senior Internal Control Specialist (2005 - Promoted)

Directed and supervised the SARBOX compliance project including audits, documentation creation, process

improvements, and management reporting. Supervised 4 internal and external auditors.

Developed and championed various internal control procedures throughout the company resulting in the

elimination of 176 deficiencies within 6 months leading to a favorable audit opinion.

MK RESOURCES, Salt Lake City, Utah 2000 – 2005

Mining company that was financed by capitalist investment giant Leucadia National Corporation.

Senior Accountant

Managed and assisted in corporate development, strategic planning, domestic and international business ventures and

acquisitions operations. Assessed and oversaw finance functions for the exploration unit with operations in North and

South America, and Europe. Assisted with month-end closing procedures including foreign transactions, translations,

general accounting, consolidating financial reports, M&A Reporting, budget forecast, and SEC financial filings.

Successfully implemented internal controls to meet Sarbanes Oxley Act audit requirements.

Revised and improved financial model to calculate foreign tax for a $300M international project.

SPECTRA SYMBOL CORPORATION, Salt Lake City, Utah 1997 – 2000

Privately owned manufacturer of switchboard membranes used in the medical, aerospace and household industry.


Directed and supervised the company’s fiscal, financial, and administrative affairs. Ensured the implementation and

compliance to GAAP. Managed the budget, forecast, cash flow, cost accounting, corporate taxes, MIS, and HR.

Championed organizational change that led to the reduction of fixed and variable overhead costs by 25%, BEP by

40%, inventory by 36%, and the improvement of inventory turnover by 24%, ROA by 87%, and ROE by 92%.

Implemented effective procedures that reduced A/R and A/P turnaround by 10 days and 30 days respectively.

Re-engineered new models that identified costing, quality controls, and bidding procedures.

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Additional Career Notes: Additional experience in not-for profit organization as an Accounting Manager

(Promoted), Finance Manager (Promoted) and Financial Assistant for Centro de la Familia de Utah


MBA, Entrepreneurship

University of Utah, Salt Lake City Utah

BS, Accounting


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


Fluent in Speaking and Writing Spanish

Proficient in JDE, SAP, Great Plains, GLOVIA, SOLOMON, MACOLA

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