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Controller, Financial and Accounting Management

Stuart, Florida, United States
January 29, 2018

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** ********* **. *., ****** FL *****

Phone: 772-***-****, email:

Finance and Administration – Accounting, Financial & Business Management

Professional Profile:

I am a self-motivated financial professional with an MBA in Finance and a BS in Accounting with multi-industry experience who

communicates and coordinates effectively with all levels of management and staff to generate results that increase owner value.

I work within teams that achieve goals by employing diplomacy and a high level of accuracy and integrity.

Selected skills include:

Accounting, Reporting & Regulatory Filings

Business Plans, Proposals, Budgets & Forecasts

Contract Negotiations & Legal Administration

Banking, Lender & Financing Partner Relations

Cash, Treasury, Insurance & Risk Management

ERP Systems, Implementation Solutions, Quickbooks Expert

Tax Returns: Corporations, Partnerships, Not For Profits

Credit & Collections Management & Solutions

Risk Management & Insurance Programs

HR, Payroll & Benefits Administration


MBA - Master of Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance & Taxation - Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ

BS - Bachelor of Science, Accounting – Seton Hall University, South Orange NJ


Consultant, Accounting & Tax Advisory Services. June 2015 to Present. Financial advisory services: Tax Returns – Personal, Corporation, Partnerships & Trusts, Not For Profits. Accounting and Bookkeeping, Systems Implementation. Process improvement, SAP integration. Business formation and tax advisory consultations and services.

Controller, Business Manager – Leadership Academy West, Inc. March 2014 to July 2015.

Leadership Academy West was a publicly sponsored charter high school located in West Palm Beach, FL


- Business and Administrative Management

- Statutory financial reporting, budgets, projections.

- Process Improvement Programs

- Daily cash management.

- Lender relations, Vendor selection and negotiation

- Payables and payroll management

- Accounting, tax returns, reporting and administration services.

- Development of annual budgets, cash flows and budget projections

- Risk management and insurance programs


Successfully secured financing for the school FL avoiding insolvency and possible closure. The insolvency condition was a by-product of previous poor management. The process entailed reconstructing financial statements for a 12 month period as well as working with Auditors to finalize fiscal year end audits. Preparation of annual form 990 filings for submission to the IRS. Performed an extensive compilation of documents needed for loan underwriting purposes. Redesigned administrative and financial processes and accounting systems needed to adapt to statutory reporting requirements.

Controller, COO - Complements, LLC - November 2010 to November 2013. Complements For Your Home, a retail and wholesale home furnishings, re-modeling and interior design services business that was started in 2010. My responsibilities were accounting, systems, operations, purchasing, finance, marketing, advertising, internet promotion, legal and tax filings.


- Set up legal entities, bank relationships and merchant account relationships.

- Created a POS accounting system and supporting general ledger to account for retail sales, inventory and design services

- Job Costing, Profitability Analysis and Job Billing and Collections

- Purchasing & Inventory management. Vendor negotiations & relationships

- Preparation of tax returns, sales tax returns, payroll tax returns and all other compliance filings.

- Daily accounting: AP, AR, billing, bank reconciliations, financial and trend analysis.

- Coordination of marketing and advertising campaigns in internet, print, radio and direct mail formats.

- Created and managed all internet marketing programs.

Achievements: Created a new legal entity with all required filings, created a business plan, secured financing, promoted grand opening, selected vendors, purchased all inventory and opened a retail store fully stocked with inventory with a very detailed POS accounting system in under two months. Expanded relationships with local construction and interior design community becoming a preferred business partner. First 12 month’s sales exceeded $350,000.

John Ball 772-***-**** pg. 2

Finance & Treasury Manager – Booth Creek Management Corp. – November 2008 – December 2010

Booth Creek Management Corp. was a private equity firm managing a portfolio of operating companies

and a real estate portfolio.


- Cash management, Bank reconciliations for 45 entities.

- Process Improvement

- Multi – state payroll management including all tax & compliance filings

- Creation of multiple general ledgers and reporting for multiple real estate partnerships

- All accounting, job costing, tax returns, reporting and administration.

- Creation of accounting systems for new construction project entities.

- Development of budget projections and loan requests for development projects.

- Creation and maintenance of debt instrument database.

- Management and maintenance of local computer and network systems.

- Risk management and insurance programs for partnership entities.

- Local network administrator and on site IT manager

Controller March 2007 to November 2008

-Highland Builders Corporation A general contractor.

-Burke Construction, Inc. A construction and development firm.


- All accounting, job costing, tax returns, reporting and administration.

- Creation of accounting systems for new construction project entities.

- Construction draws using AIA 702 & 703. Preparation of customer billings.

- Development of budget projections and loan requests for development projects.

- Creation and maintenance of debt instrument database.

Controller, Business Manager - July 2004 to February 2007, Satcom Resources, LLC a provider of satellite

communications network infrastructure solutions domestically & internationally.

Responsibilities: Management of all accounting and finance functions.

- Process Improvement

- Payables and receivables management

- Credit analysis and collections

- Vendor negotiations & Purchasing

- Trade finance negotiations including letters of credit and documentary credits.

- Development of job cost reporting and inventory and pricing analysis.

- Business plans and operating budgets.

Achievements: Performed all accounting, finance and reporting tasks single-handedly throughout a growth cycle that started at $4 million in sales in 2004 through $12.8 million in 2006. Established a credit analysis function, reducing bad debs to below 1% of sales. Planned & managed a Great Plains accounting system implementation.

Controller, Business Manager - April 2002 to June 2004 Global Wireless, Inc. Global provided cellular telephone infrastructure solutions to network operators both domestic and international. Global was Start-up Company.

Responsibilities: Management of all accounting and finance functions.

- Trade finance negotiations.

- Lender negotiations.

- Banking relations both domestic and international.

- Purchasing and Vendor negotiations

- Tax planning, returns and reporting.

- All payroll and HR functions.

- Business plans and presentations.

- Strategic plans including market strategies and evaluations.

Achievements: Researched and built a partnership with a financing partner to fund domestic and international customer purchases. Obtained bank financing for Global, a start-up company. Creation of new accounting systems.

John Ball 772-***-**** pg. 3

Additional Experience:

Assistant Treasurer – Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly traded operator of winter and summer resort and hospitality operations. My responsibilities were treasury management operations, reporting, SEC reporting, lender relations and financial projections.

Director of Finance – Request Television, Inc. Request Television was a distributor of cable Television programming that was owned by the predecessors of Comcast and 20th Century Fox.

Additionally I have worked in the Banking, Insurance, Construction, Commercial Property Portfolio Management and Broadcasting / Cable Industries.

Software Applications:

All MS Office applications, Quick Books Expert - Enterprise, POS & Pro, Great Plains / Dynamics, Sage, Solomon, MAS 90 & FRS. SAP, Process Improvement, Project Management Applications

Tax Software: Drake, Intuit Pro Series, Ultra Tax

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