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Real Estate Accounting

Houston, Texas, United States
April 15, 2018

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STEVE KIRKPATRICK, CPA 11659 Jones Road #347, Houston, Texas 77070 713-***-****

PROFILE: Strong financial and administrative management experience with emphasis on the following skills:

All financial and accounting functions from journal entry to budgeting to financial analysis and projections;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with extensive management background and experience;

Expertise in analysis of internal controls and procedures to maintain system integrity;

Hands-on, proactive approach to problem resolution with focus on continuous improvement.



2016 – 2017 HMB Property Management, LLC – Commercial Real Estate, Acquisition, Construction, Property Management


Direct all Accounting & Finance functions, including operational and cost accounting, for 12 entities;

Prepare budgets, cash flow forecasts, financial analyses, and variance determinations;

Create and implement plan for continuous improvement in financial accounting processes;

Manage/hire/train/motivate accounting, human resources and administrative teams for 12 entities;

Implement procedures to assure compliance with regulatory requirements at the local, state and federal levels;

Lead monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting reviews;

Liaison with owners, auditors, banks, tax preparers and investor/capital group;

Oversee Accounts Payable, Subcontractor Payables, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Inventory, Project Cost, General Ledger Account Reconciliations, Internal Controls, and Local Tax Compliance (Sales, Ad Valorem);

Work with operating groups in multiple states;

Provide Due Diligence for property and asset acquisitions.

2013 - 2016 Vista Host, Inc. – Commercial Real Estate; Hospitality; Property Management; Land Development; Construction


All Controllership functions for 28 business entities:

Supervise functions of financial statement preparation, accounts payable, payroll, and cash management, utilizing Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains);

Hire, train, and develop accounting department staff, including performance evaluations for 14 direct reports;

Review monthly Financial Statements of 28 business entities;

Maintain SOX compliant work papers in support of general ledger;

Record inter-company transactions and consolidate financial statements of multiple business locations;

Prepare annual budget & quarterly updates; forecast GOP, NOP, and Net Cash Flow;

Analyze financial and business results and report to stakeholders.

2011 - 2013 The Houston Food Bank, Inc. – Distribution; Non-Profit; Construction


Direct all financial, treasury and controllership functions for $150MM distributor:

Prepare and analyze financial statements on GAAP basis; monitor and report KPI and budget variances;

Manage treasury functions including banking relationships and compliance, debt covenants, cash management, revenue reconciliations, cash flow reporting and planning;

Hire, train, and develop accounting department staff, including performance evaluations for 9 direct reports;

Manage annual audit with external auditors; tax return preparation, including state franchise taxes, sales & use taxes, state & federal employment taxes, forms 1099, form 5500, and all federal filings;

Maintain banking, insurance, vendor, and customer relationships; liaison with Board of Directors;

Lead budget preparation process and variance analysis utilizing forecasting models and financial projections;

Analyze and communicate financial results to Board of Directors, lenders, and outside auditors.

2007 – 2011 Centra Partners, LLC. – Commercial Real Estate; Property Management; Construction CONTROLLER – HOUSTON OFFICE

Direct all financial, treasury and controllership functions for multiple commercial business entities:

Supervised corporate accounting, payroll and Human Resources departments and on-site accounting personnel;

Oversaw monthly closing and submitted financial reports & variance analyses for all ownership entities;

Hire, train, and develop accounting department staff, including performance evaluations for 4 direct reports;

Managed tax filings, including Federal, Sales & Use, Property, Franchise, Employment and 1099s;

Managed outside audits and reviews, construction projects and draws, lease compliance, debt covenants;

Prepared budgets, pro-forma analyses, cost segregation reports, and due diligence for owners & investors.

2004 – 2007 AmeriTax Services – Professional Services; Consulting; Construction; Real Estate


Prepared Federal and Multi-State Income, Property, Franchise and Sales Tax Returns for small business and individual clients, focusing on real estate investment and service businesses;

Supervised bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services utilizing QuickBooks Pro, Peachtree, Great Plains;

Advised clients on financial planning and strategies to minimize current and long-term tax liabilities.

Developed business plans and pro-forma financials for Small Business Administration Loans.

1994 – 2004 Cardinal Health / KVM Technologies, Inc. – Manufacturing, Medical Equipment, Engineering ACCOUNTING MANAGER / CONTROLLER

Direct responsibility for all facets of corporate accounting and reporting for $50MM distributor:

Cash management, budgeting, cash flow projections, and financial analysis;

Job cost accounting and analysis, inventory control, and variance analysis;

Communications, including customer, banking, insurance, vendor, governmental, and investor relations;

Human resources, personnel benefits administration, payroll, and all related government filings and tax returns.

1991 – 1994 Midway Importing, Inc. – Distribution; Import, Logistics


Performed all corporate accounting and reporting functions;

Supervised distribution, inventory and logistics.

1988 – 1991 Arthur Andersen & Company – Public Accounting; Professional Services


Audited high-growth and emerging companies in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, construction, real estate, professional services, oilfield services, and high technology;

Initiated recommendations to clients on issues pertaining to internal control, operational efficiency, and profitability improvements.

SKILLS: Microsoft Excel - advanced proficiency, including Pivot Tables, H-Lookup, V-Lookup, Workbook Integration

Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, PowerPoint

Systems Administration – ensuring uptime, performance, resources and security; network management

Software Analysis – analysis, sourcing, acquisition, implementation, updates, upgrades, conversions, user policy

Software Experience – Timberline, Skyline, MAS-90, IBM AS/400, Microsoft Dynamics Navision, Great Plains, Sage, QuickBooks, Fourth Shift, Peachtree, Solomon, Yardi, OneSite, MRI, SAP, PeopleSoft, ADP, Paychex, Appfolio

EDUCATION: University of Houston, Clear Lake:

Master of Science, Finance

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Summa Cum Laude

CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Public Accountant

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