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Construction Financial Analyst

Independence, Ohio, 44131, United States
April 06, 2018

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John R. Nousek, CPA, CMA, MBA

**** ********* **** * Seven Hills, OH 44131 * * 440-***-****


Experienced financial management professional with over 20 years of progressively responsible accounting/financial analysis experience. Certified Public Accountant with extensive knowledge and practical application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ERP Systems. Strong business leader and trusted advisor to owners, executives and senior management team supporting enterprise decisions including cash flow, financial planning, forecasting and modeling, company valuation, credit underwriting and portfolio management.

Strong analyst: budgets, forecasts, fixed assets

Highly effective contract evaluator / negotiator

Insightful estimating and cash flow deal analysis

Project management/ability to meet deadlines

Thorough knowledge of ERP systems:

SAP, Sage, MAS 90, Crystal Reports, Khalix

Experienced with foreign exchange and translation, mergers and acquisitions

Fully proficient in MS Office suite:

Expert user of pivot tables, vlookup, macros

Documentation and implementation of Internal Controls / SOX 404, GAAP

Proven experience delivering clean audits

Highly effective managerial skills


I&MJ Gross Company, North Royalton, OH 2013 - Present

Assistant Controller

Fulfilled the role of a newly created position for a growing $500 million real-estate development company operating in Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina

•Resolved more than $500,000 of outstanding company deposits and undocumented bonds.

•Investigated third party service agreements, resulted in more than $300,000 of additional revenue

•Assisted in the implementation of Real Page software and an accounting interface.

•Eliminated manual processing of construction draws, reducing effort from three weeks to two days.

•Cultivated ongoing relationships with banks and outside firms.

•Trained staff members in bank and account reconciliations, fixed assets, and system processes.

•Managed $2MM annually: property, liability and environmental insurance policy premiums.

•Compiled financial statements and supporting documentation for annual review and tax filing by outside CPA firm.

•Enhanced departmental use of technology via VBA, macros and script writing of auto procedures.

•Developed audit books for sales tax, homeowner associations, fixed assets, budgets, forecasts, variance analysis.

•Calculated, filed and paid CAT, sales and use, franchise, excise, unclaimed funds, business personal property tax returns for Ohio, Tennessee, Alabama and South Carolina.

•Investigated tax laws and company obligations upon entering new markets.

•Complied with out-of-state reporting requirements for ongoing construction projects.

•Negotiated third party contracts and insurance disputes.

Babcock & Wilcox Construction Company, Barberton, OH 2006 - 2013

Financial Analyst

Recruited by the Controller of this $100-500 million design, field construction for a coal, gas & oil power generation systems company to manage all project based financial analysis providing informative tools for management decision making.

•Developed budgets and forecasts (Khalix) with the coordination of construction operations team.

•Acted as liaison between construction operations team and senior management.

•Analyzed variances, identifying key drivers of unexpected results and prepared written comments.

•Reconciled costs vs billings identifying systematic failures and implementing measurements and new control processes, resulting in additional revenues exceeding $300,000 annually.

•Prepared financial analysis and suggestions for senior management identifying significant cost variances contributing to customer settlements in excess of $1 million.

•Identified missing items excluded from initial settlement resulting in an additional payment of $245,000.

•Prepared PowerPoint presentations and delivered financial results to senior management.

•Reviewed and analyzed PO commitments, costs and labor (to date & balance to complete).

•Prepared weekly and monthly construction project status reports using Excel, Access and Cognos.

•Assisted in the compliance testing, treatment and monitoring of sales and use taxes.

•Contributed financial analysis for potential new project proformas during the bidding process.

•Assisted in development of SOX processes and procedures, attestations to external auditors (D&T) for compliance and ensure proper revenue recognition and accuracy of reporting to senior management.

OfficeMax, Shaker Heights, OH 2004 - 2006

Manager of Financial Administration, Construction Finance (Retail)

Managed financial administration department for this $100 million office products and services company with 900 stores in North America.

•Developed an SAP reporting program in order to assist managers in meeting individual goals.

•Negotiated and settled outside vendor claims: exposure up to $100,000 each.

•Developed and wrote internal control procedures to comply with recent SOX legislation.

•Facilitated the department’s outsourcing initiative during OfficeMax’s final months in Ohio resulting in savings in excess of $5 million annually.

•Budgeted, monitored, forecasted and reported capital and expenses for retail store chain.

•Hired and trained accounting staff.

•Conducted vendor negotiations, settlements and contract reviews.

•Initiated processes and procedures for store-wide vendor service agreements.

•Reviewed leases, landlord expense reimbursements and construction allowance recoveries.

Duke Realty, Independence, OH 2000 - 2003

Assistant Controller

Managed regional Cleveland accounting department for the largest publicly traded (DRE) office and industrial REIT in the United States with 13 regional offices and annual revenue of $800 million.

•Managed A/P, A/R, Staff and Construction Accountants.

•Oversaw payments, disputes, abatements and mid-term assessments of all real estate taxes.

•Reviewed and commented on Deal Summary Memos and Pro-forma estimates.

•Managed financial reporting of Cleveland Separate Business Unit (SBU).

•Reviewed and collaborated efforts with internal auditor to comply with SOX.

•Created Ad-Hoc reports using CTI, Timberline, Crystal Reports, DEXS, and Dream.

•Prepared budgets, forecasts, variance analysis for revenues, expenses and capital projects.

•Analyzed and prepared written comments regarding prospective client credit risk, lease buyout proposals, dispositions, acquisitions, 3rd party and JV transactions including IRR.

•Prepared ongoing analysis of wholly-owned construction jobs through the break-even date., Cleveland, OH 1997 - 2000

Accounting Manager

Managed Accounting Department for second largest publicly traded (TIXX) entertainment event ticketing company in the United States with annual budget responsibility of $2 million.

•Established all financial processes and procedures as part of an internet start-up and successful IPO.

•Conducted bank reconciliations, cash transfers, foreign currency translations.

•Managed financial transactions for all eastern U.S. ticketing operations.

•Established a “whole-pie” approach for managing and accounting for third-party transactions.

•Performed due diligence and other internal audit procedures as part of two acquisitions.

•Collaborated with foreign bank officials and IT to establish an automated transaction system.

•Negotiated several national and international banking and service contracts.

•Set-up a fraud department for credit-card chargebacks, cost avoidance >$100,000 annually.

Goldberg Companies, Beachwood, OH 1993 - 1997


Performed review, compliance and tax services for diversified residential and commercial real estate development and management firm.

•Prepared financial statements for sixteen LPs.

•Analyzed daily cash balance and prepared all required funding / draw transfers.

•Completed government reporting documentation for HUD, LIHTC special disclosures.

•Prepared job cost analysis for multi-family, new construction and renovation projects.

•Reviewed supplier payments, contractor billings, POC, lien waivers, back-charges and COs.

•Reconciled and disposed of security deposits using MRI and administered third party collections.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2010

Malone University, Canton, OH 3.6 GPA

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Business, Emphasis in Accounting, 1993

Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH 3.2 GPA


Certified Public Accountant – Passed on First Attempt 1999

Certified Management Accountant - Passed on First Attempt 2015


Member, AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Member, OSCPA (Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants)

Member, IMA (Institute of Management Accountants)


Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Real Page, MRI, Timberline, Crystal Reports, SAP, MAS 90, SQL, Hyperion, Cognos, Khalix, CTI, DEXS


United States Army, Nuremberg, Germany 1985 - 1987

Private First Class E-3, Honorable Discharge

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Good Conduct Medal

Army Achievement Medal

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