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Management Accounting

Brentwood, California, 94513, United States
May 25, 2010

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Erich heston, CPA



Over 10 years experience with various industries including

health, Hi-Tech and Financial Services.

Areas of expertise include general ledger, financial statements,

financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, cash management,

dashboard reporting, and efficient utilization of staff through

use of technology as well as process improvement.

personal characteristics

Good sense of humor and humility.

Self-Motivated and directed.

Comfortable in a start-up and/or rapid-growth environment with

high levels of uncertainty.

Able to address "big picture" issues and able to "roll up my

sleeves" to get the job done.

Persuasive and persuadable.

Excellent interpersonal communication and management/motivational



M.B.A., Finance - Golden Gate University

B.S., Business Administration - California State University,



Senior Accounting and Reporting Manager June 2009 - May

2010, Oakland, CA

Improved current financial close timeline, reporting processes

and accuracy.

Prepared consolidations for both domestic and international


Prepared monthly and quarterly reporting packages as well as

10-Q/K support.

Performed research of technical accounting issues to ensure

compliance with GAAP.

Responsible for drafting quarterly and annual reports in line

with SEC and U.S. GAAP disclosure requirements including the

financial statements, footnotes and Management Discussion &


Reviewed journal entries, financial reports, reconciliations, and

analyses prepared by accounting team to ensure accuracy and

compliance with company policies, GAAP, and SOX requirements

Controller & Treasurer 2003-2009

E-LOAN, Inc., Pleasanton, CA

Manage financial and accounting functions for financial services

company generating annual sales in excess of $150 million


Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements

in accordance with GAAP.

Manage audit and compliance reviews.

Design and maintenance of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) control


Financial consolidations of three domestic subsidiaries.

Implementation of FAS133 derivatives model utilizing MS Access

Recruiting, coaching, and developing finance/accounting staff of


Management of banking relationships and borrowing facilities.

Strategic planning, including revenue and expense forecasting,

new product development and cash management/investment


Selected Contributions:

Designed and implemented processes to be able to close the books

(monthly, quarterly, and annually) within 1.5 business days

Implemented paperless online invoice approval system

Reduced exception items in the Loans in Process acct (LIPI) from

208 (representing over $2.5 million in balances) to 9 (28k) over

an 18 mo. period

Designed multiple automated reports in MS Access that were

utilized across the company

Negotiated lower wire fees and re-defined wire process to combine

wires (savings of $225k/yr)

Utilized Escrow/Trust funds and excess working capital as buy

down/offset for warehouse balances (savings of $350k/yr)

Negotiated warehouse lines of credit of over $100 million

Implemented purchasing card program utilizing Amex/Citibank

rewards (savings of $400k/yr)

Sr. Financial Analyst 2000-2003

E-LOAN, Inc., Pleasanton, CA

Teamed up with the functional managers to improve business line


Forecasts (including cash flow) and budgeting

Analyzed productivity initiatives and established benchmarks to

determine future success/failure

Analyzed company performance versus industry to determine areas

of opportunity

Worked directly for the CFO and had consistent interaction with

other C-level executives

Selected Contributions:

Teamed with SVP of operations group to develop and implement a

strategy to lower total commission payouts with minimal turnover

($300k in first year)

Built new forecasting model utilizing MS Excel (including macros)

and MS Access

Financial Analyst 1997-2000

Paradigm Health Corporation, Concord, CA

Developed and maintained budget and forecast models.

Prepared analyses, charts, and graphs regarding:

Revenue Tracking and Analysis.

Patient Cost/Benefit Performance.

Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Statement of Cash Flows.

Other Key Performance Measures.

Responsible for all Cash Management issues including:

Short-term investment management.

Tracking and analyzing outstanding item exposure.

Compliance reporting with our lending institution.

Prepared other Ad Hoc analyses and reports as needed

Selected Contributions:

Built annual budget model utilizing MS Excel


Ability to quickly acclimate to complex financial accounting


MS Office (including macros and complex queries in Excel and


Great Plains, FRx, Essbase, Empower, Platinum, Oracle,

Quickbooks, Doc-Link, limited SQL

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