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Accounting Manager

Berthoud, Colorado, United States
May 20, 2017

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Richard Bonilla

Berthoud, Colorado *****

970.***.**** / /

Experienced accounting and tax professional ( CFO / Controller ) with a solid background in financial management & manufacturing. Unique talent for assessing, implementing, migrating, integrated or “enterprise-wide” finance and accounting software systems (aka: ERP systems). Experienced developing effective activity based & standard cost accounting processes, team member optimization of ERP systems. Assessment of financial procedures and controls to reveal hidden costs and profits within organizations. Solid government DCAA / FAR contract cost mgt background. Unique ability to get wayward ERP implementation projects “back on track” and completed. Calm, professional, punctual with a good sense of humor - coupled with the ability to prioritize tasks and get things done.


Masters of Business Administration: Leeds School of Business - University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado

International Business Certificate: California State University Long Beach Long Beach, California

Bachelors of Arts in Business Management & Accounting: Sonoma State University Sonoma, California

Business, Finance and Marketing Seminars: Stanford University – Center for Professional Development Palo Alto, California

Professional Experience

VARIOUS CONTRACTS, Northern Colorado – 1099 / Per Diem 2002 - PRESENT

Independent Contractor / Consultant

Review of accounting systems & controls, CFO services, ERP Software implementation assistance, project management analysis, workflow mapping & process optimization for Rocky Mountain Institute. Boulder, Colorado

CFO services, ERP system review and analysis (DCAA), fixed asset set up for SA Robotics Inc. Loveland, Colorado

Analysis & implementation of ERP / DCAA system for Western Research Institute. Assessed, evaluated, recommended, and trained staff and managers on new accounting / ERP system. Laramie, Wyoming

Cost system analysis, review, as well as ‘score card’ development processes for 13 domestic manufacturing facilities. Excel tables, linkage, & macros utilized to build models. Johns Manville Corp, (a Berkshire Hathaway Corp) Denver, Colorado

QuickBooks services, set up, install software & payroll systems. Businesses along the Northern Colorado Front Range

Personal and corporate tax analysis and return preparation services. (1040/1120/1120s) Loveland/Longmont, Colorado

CFO - Harsh International. Monthly management reporting, Tax returns, annual reports, etc. Eaton, Colorado

PRINTRAK INTERNATIONAL, Boulder, Colorado 1999 - 2002

Leading supplier of integrated identification and information systems used in public safety and civil applications. Printrak generates $100M/year, serving 700 national, state, county, and municipal agencies in 36 countries.

Cost Accounting Manager

Increased total company earnings 33% by streamlining and managing daily accounting activities.

Oversaw activity-based costing migration and analysis project that enabled enterprise-wide sharing of data and providing managers with a solid understanding of which products were most profitable.

Worked closely with sales department to develop MS Excel bids and tools that improved contract-bidding report accuracy and provided valuable post-project feedback.

As key member of the Software Selection Board, planned and authorized software purchases to support migration of accounting and finance system to a Y2K compliant, 32-bit, Windows-based software package.

Analyzed allocations of ten direct and overhead charges for ~25 individual contracts.

POLYMOLD, INC., Fort Collins, Colorado 1997 - 1999

Privately owned plastic injection molding firm with annual revenue of $20M-25M.

Controller / CIO / Network Administrator

Supervised one production manager, one quality control manager, and five accounting clerks to handle all accounting and finance activities, including budgeting, labor, a/p, a/r, and product costing.

Coordinated system migration from IBM AS400 / Mac Pac Manufacturing software to a Windows NT-server accounting and manufacturing system in order to create system backup (using MS Office) and improve employee accuracy, and productivity. Trained personnel on how to use, post, and check data.

Analyzed and redeveloped sales compensation programs to increase employee feedback.

Reduced ‘bad debit’ in a/p, minimized ‘days outstanding’ in a/r, and negotiated vendor purchasing standards.

Handled state and federal quarterly estimated tax deposits and IRS audits, and prepared all backup worksheets to support returns. Provided monthly closing and tax reports.

H & H TOOLING, INC., Denver, Colorado 1996 - 1997

International tool designer and manufacturer of rotary bending machines and press bending machines, generating $30M-$45M/year.

Controller / Network Administrator

Boosted revenue 18% while supervising purchasing and production departments comprised of two managers and ten staff (two a/p, two a/r, two information systems, two payroll, and one general ledger).

Coordinated software conversion to a fully integrated Symix MRP-based manufacturing package, encompassing all accounting and system training software.

Reduced closing time by 50% in six months. Provided tax reports for corporate home office.

HARSH INTERNATIONAL (ongoing contract ), Eaton, Colorado 1993 – 1996

Manufacturer of pneumatic hoists, agricultural mixers, and automated manufacturing systems, generating annual sales volume of ~$32M. (June 1993 – August 1996 full time / August 1996 – present per diem)

Controller / CFO / Network Administrator

Directly supervise three branch managers and six accounting clerks to coordinate and monitor daily international and domestic accounting, finance, and budgeting activities.

Increase revenue 4% by developing and monitoring three distinct sales compensation programs for use by branch managers and field sales personnel.

Manage fixed assets by overseeing operational processes and maintaining asset software system.

Act as systems support specialist by handling all ongoing operational, software, and hardware compatibility issues for the accounting, finance, and information systems departments.

Set up and administer 100+ hours of real-time training on systems and procedures for five accounting staff.

UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD (USPCI division), Long Beach, Ca & Boulder, Colorado 1990 - 1993

500-person environmental clean-up organization, performing remedial and non-nuclear waste management services for railroad and government clients. USPCI produces ~$185M annually.

Cost Accounting Manager

Effected 12% revenue increase while overseeing all accounting activities for the western United States region, on a $30M budget.

Streamlined revenue and billing systems, improving cash flow and days outstanding on accounts receivable.

Improved cost accounting strategies, such as the pooling of indirect costs, to streamline report generation and adhere to GAAP, DCAA, and USPCI Remedial Services standards.

Trained 20 administrative personnel and field project managers (across five branch offices) on utilizing the accounting system to generate project reports.

Assisted with the consolidation and reorganization of Denver, Salt Lake City, and Oakland offices by reducing national accounting staff at corporate, subsidiary, and field levels.

Previous Experience

DEUTSCH INTERNATIONAL, Gardena, California, Controller 1988 - 1990

CREATIVE EDGE DESIGN, Paramount, California, Accounting Manager 1987 - 1988

FIRST CALIFORNIA BOX, Paramount, California, Assistant Controller 1984 - 1987

ERICSON YACHTS, Irvine, California, Assistant Controller 1980 - 1984

US NAVY / USS RANGER (CV-61), Aviation Boatswain's Mate – carrier based 1974 - 1980


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( AICPA ) (present)

Controllers Council, Institute of Management Accountants (1995-present)

Institute of Management Accountants, Northern Colorado Chapter (1992-present)

Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Treasurer: Boulder Chapter (1996-1997)

Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants, Treasurer: Northern Chapter (1995-1996)

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