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Manager Accounting

January 21, 2018

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Chad D. Fires

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Objective: To use my strong work ethic, self-motivation, leadership, talent development, entrepreneurial spirit, and executive experience in accounting, finance, and operations to further prosper my employer both currently and in the future.

Education: Cedarville University – Cedarville, Ohio

Bachelor of Science - Accounting and Finance

Ashland University – Ashland, Ohio

MBA – Finance Specialization

Skills: Competent with all Microsoft software, Edumet Accounting System, Systems 3000 software, MAS 500, ACL software, planning, organizing, budgeting & forecasting, risk management, analyzing, auditing, marketing, strong communication/personal skills & working both in groups and alone.

Work Experience: Catapult Learning – Lakewood, New Jersey

5/16 - Present Regional Vice President of Operations

Owner/Operator of all business within Lakewood Operation

Manage 400+ staff working in 50 different offsite locations

Coach Managers to identify top talent, maximize team’s potential, and create an environment of excellence

Responsible for identifying and implementing needed changes needed to make operation a profitable business unit once again

Responsible for changing culture of business unit

Maintained customer satisfaction while maximizing profitability of business unit

Re-established trust, accountability, and transparency with clients

Exceeded Budgeted Revenue and Gross Margin benchmarks

Worked extensively with cross departmental personnel as well as C-Level Executives to restore accountability and establish a mindset of continuous improvement

Meet bi-monthly with CEO and President to provide updates on the progress of implementing changes as well as restoring profitability in the business unit

Proven Leader and Change Agent

Medford Township School District – Medford, New Jersey

10/12 – 5/16 Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Serve as CFO for the District

Oversaw accounting policies and procedures for 9 independent building sites containing various departments

Developed & Administered $50 Million Budget for the District

Served as coordinator of 9 District Banking Agreement

Developed revolutionary Energy Services model and introduced it on a State-wide level

Served as Risk Manager for District’s Liability, Worker’s Compensation, Property & Casualty, and Health Insurances

Leveraged short term leasing to increase District’s buying power to meet District needs within budget constraints

Purchasing Agent for School District

Forged key relationships with Board Members Community Members and Vendors

Worked closely with local municipality to administer shared services and to foster/restore relationships

Lead fundraising efforts for District’s Education Foundation

Elected Secretary & Vice President of Burlington County Association of School Business Officials by peers

Tabernacle School District – Tabernacle, New Jersey

07/10 – 10/12 Business Administrator/Board Secretary

Serve as CFO for the District

Developed & Administered $13 Million budget for the District

Worked with 2 Interim Superintendents and 1 permanent Superintendent

Successfully implemented new accounting system to the District (Systems 3000)

Successfully transitioned District into a Joint Health Insurance Fund and changed prescription carrier to leverage/manage risk for the District

Reduced administrative positions through sharing services with a neighboring district

Imagine Schools – Columbus Ohio

11/07 – 07/10 Regional Business Manager

Managed all finances and performed all CFO duties for two urban schools

Developed and implemented budgets for two urban schools

Prepared 5 year forecasts required by the State of Ohio

Reported accurately the financial position of the schools to the Board, School Leaders & community members

Oversaw all payroll and benefits for both schools

Oversaw and managed new construction and construction budget of two new schools

Negotiated contracts with vendors for two new schools

Planned and executed extensive marketing plan for two schools

Oversaw/Point of contact during Annual Audit performed by State of Ohio Auditor’s Office

Built and developed relationships with Vendors, Community Members, and Charitable Organizations

Filed all relevant quarterly and end of year financial information

Member of Administration/School Leadership Team

Ohio Department of Education – Columbus, Ohio

07/05 – 11/07 Entry Year Program Coordinator

Managed $10 Million budget for program’s 12 Regional Centers

Serve as program liaison to 12 Regional Centers regarding program updates and modifications

Implemented new funding policy to suit customers Just In Time needs

Managed program in a manner to meet all deadlines for the first time since inception (2001).

Schwartz, Adelman, & Yankovich CPAs Inc – Columbus, Ohio

01/05 – 07/05 Staff Accountant

Prepared monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements

Prepared individual, corporate, partnership, and non-profit tax returns

Entertained clients

Lead projects/assignments

05/03 – 01/05 State Auditor of Ohio – Columbus, Ohio

Assistant Auditor

Researched clients’ legal compliance and daily operations

Organized & planed audits

Audited Several Federal Programs (specifically Title 1, Title II-A & Child Nutrition Program)

Interviewed clients

Performed control and substantive tests

Notified clients of errors

Suggested areas of improvement to clients.

References Available Upon Request

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