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Controller, Finance Manager, Accounting Manager, Director of Finance

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
August 31, 2017

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Tom Ardt, MBA

**** ******** ******

Kennesaw, GA 30144

(404) ***-****

ac13qz@r.postjobfree.com

CFO/Controller/Director of Finance/HR

No-nonsense results-oriented experienced professional ready to get involved in operational details in order to produce results in a challenging environment. I can mentor others as well as make presentations to senior management, I bring communication skills and process improvement with a hands-on approach. I’m experienced in acquisition integration as well as expense reduction. I’m easy to talk to, and would like to talk to you about how I can help contribute to your success.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Captive Alternatives (Insurance) August 2016 to present

Controller/HR

Corporate Controller responsible for group of 5 reporting to the CFO/COO.

Produced all financial statements for $10M entity operating the US and Puerto Rico.

Managed banking relationships with multiple foreign and domestic banks.

Streamlined workforce by combining functions and reduced headcount as needed.

Worked on Audits with outside CPA firm and outside Auditors.

Created and loaded Budgets in QuickBooks and strengthened internal controls, billing, collections, performance management and expense control.

Improved and implemented accounting policy and procedures regarding fraud exposure.

Lead weekly department meetings to improve communication and discuss new policies/procedures.

Administrated Payroll, Benefits, PTO, A/P, A/R, as well as HR issues.

Principle Solutions Group (IT Staffing Company) March 2014 to July 2016

Controller

Corporate Controller responsible for group of 8 including Accounting Manager, reporting to CFO.

Produced all financial statements for $100M entity operating in 26 states.

Implemented Expense Management solution with company-wide credit cards.

Managed banking relationships with multiple banks and advised senior management on banking products.

Reviewed existing procedures and eliminated as many as possible to streamline workforce.

Increased efficiency by eliminating redundancies across departmental boundaries.

Performed account and budget analysis, audit liaison, improved internal controls, billing, collections, performance management and expense control.

Revamped and implemented accounting policy and procedures regarding fraud exposure.

Lead weekly department meetings to improve communication and discuss new policies/procedures.

Implemented new efficient method for calculating compensation for commissioned employees.

Woodhams Eye Clinic, Atlanta (Healthcare) May 2013 to March 2014

CFO/Practice Administrator

Complete financial and business management leadership reporting to CEO.

Produce all financial statements for 3 distinct financial entities monthly.

Manage 26 Eye Care professionals, including MDs, ODs, and surgery nurses.

Manage banking relationships with multiple banks and interact with senior mgmt.

Hands-on role model doing process improvement, account and budget analysis, audit liaison, internal controls, inventory controls, collections, performance management and expense control.

Managed personnel improvement, hiring, discipline, training, and staff operations.

Created formal internal accounting policy, correct approval levels, and internal procedures.

Lead weekly Department Head meetings regarding internal policies and procedures.

Advised on payroll issues including calculating compensation for commissioned employees.

Review and approved all company expenditures, purchase orders, and payroll.

Healthcare Financial Management (Medical Office Mgmt Company) September 2008 to April 2013

CFO

Complete financial leadership reporting to CEO/Owner.

Produce all financial statements for 10 distinct financial entities monthly.

Manage 2 accountant/bookkeepers doing A/P, A/R, billing, and admin duties.

Established new accounting system as duties were brought in-house.

Manage banking relationships with multiple banks and interact with senior mgmt.

Produce all monthly/qtrly financial statements and provide expense analysis.

Make presentations to Owner/Shareholders, train accounting staff, and negotiate with suppliers to reduce expenditures and increase Net Income 20%.

Work with/manage outside Auditors on SOX 404 accounting projects and financial analysis to improve procedures and automate business processes.

Formalized internal accounting policy, approval levels, and internal procedures.

Produce charts and graphs for presentations, and answer questions relating to account analysis for senior management and other departments.

Prepare Payroll including calculating compensation for commissioned employees.

Review and approved all company expenditures, purchase orders, and payroll.

United Technologies (UTC) January 2007 to August 2008

Division Controller/Project Manager

Controller for 3 recently acquired companies.

Responsible for accurate monthly financial results and acquisition integration.

Lead SOX 404 compliance reviews to determine strength of controls and proper segregation of duties. Participated in IT audits to identify control and security issues.

Performed financial due diligence audits and assisted senior management to integrate acquisitions into the parent company’s financial and management processes.

Recommended and implemented solutions to SOX deficiencies and IT audit issues.

Was Project Manager for a major ERP software implementation into acquired companies.

Managed consultants and directed work flow to achieve milestone goals.

Project (MS Dynamics) was completed successfully on time and within budget.

COMPLETED PROJECT CONSULTING WORK FOR THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES

January 2004 to December 2006

The Home Depot

Ericsson

McKesson

Huron Financial Consulting (public accounting)

Aaron Rents, Inc.

Conducted store profitability analyses and identified cost cutting measures.

Produced month-to-month trending analyses using charts and graphs to depict movement.

Made presentations to senior management showing effectiveness of cost controls.

Served as controller for multiple cell tower construction projects.

Monitored project budget and profitability, and kept project management team informed.

Conducted daily briefings with Project Managers to advise on project profitability/status.

Wrote and executed Access queries based on interviews with management to determine criteria for data mining.

Identified $10M in potential expense reductions company-wide.

Performed forensic accounting audits on payables, property tax, and consolidations.

Accounting for construction projects and new store development.

Performed revenue studies to assist in tenant/landlord contract negotiations.

Coordinated work of internal and external auditors.

Directed facility lease payments for 1500 stores.

AT&T/Lucent Technologies, Inc. 1990 – 2003

Finance Manager & Intellectual Property District Manager

EDUCATION

MBA Accounting - Loyola University of Chicago

BS Finance - Bob Jones University, South Carolina (minor in IT)

Partial work on Masters in Computer Science

Exp. in Dynamics, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, SAP, SQL, Oracle, HFM, Access queries, etc.

Certified in QuickBooks and Peachtree/Sage.



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