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Accounting Financial

Houston, Texas, United States
$90,000 - 120,000 per year
March 04, 2018

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Christopher Beach


**** *******, ***** * *******, Texas 77057 832-***-****

Corporate Accounting … Financial Analysis … Reporting … Risk Management…Financial Forensics

Accomplished Accounting and Finance Executive with diverse manufacturing industry experience and a documented record of success in corporate financial oversight. Decisive leader focused on maximizing sustainable growth and profit through achievements in financial management, cost containment, and internal controls and policies.

Expertise in building strong working relationships with internal and external business partners, key stakeholders, and staff at all levels. Objective and progressive with dynamic leadership capabilities and exceptional business and financial acumen to deliver extraordinary results. Areas of expertise include:

Financial Reporting

Transaction Flow Analysis

Process Improvement

Cash Flow Forecasting

Cost Accounting and Allocation

Profit and Loss Analysis

Financial Modeling

Negotiations / Arbitrations

Financial Planning

Internal Controls

Settlement Negotiations


Internal Audits

Regulatory Compliance



Protected assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.

Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP.

Analyzed financial performance, explained performance variations and recommended changes to improve financial and operating performance, including KPI analysis.

Monitored and confirmed financial condition by conducting audits; provided information to external auditors.

Provided status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data; prepared special reports for management of costs and production performance.

Maximized return, and limited risk on cash by minimizing bank balances.

Monitored accounts receivable collections to decrease day’s outstanding maximizing cash inflow.

Monitored accounts payable to minimize cash outflow in context of vendor credit terms.

Developed and monitored standard costs to maintain accurate product costing; prepared and evaluated project cost for long-term contract goods and projects.

Prepared budgets in concert with CFO and operating department managers by establishing schedules; collected, analyzed, and consolidated financial data; recommended plans consistent with management goals and priorities.

Achieved budget objectives by scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiated corrective actions.

Maintained financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

Developed financial staff by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planned, monitored, and appraised job results.


Monitored and managed finances of business to consistently operate on cash flow from operations and avoid/reduce borrowing needs.

Developed and helped CEO implement divestiture strategy to reorganize core transportation business.

Negotiated sale to and merger of business into international competitor.

Hired and consistently developed future corporate management leaders.

Developed strategies to grow and increase profitability of businesses to overcome business disruptions.

Founded regional accounting services firm and increased profit rate consistently.

Reorganized a 35+ person corporate Internal Audit function of Fortune 350 Company.



Managing Director

Provided accounting, finance, and business operations services to various types of businesses.

Identified, collected, and analyzed accounting and operating data to support audit, financial modeling, planning, and financial reporting.

Engaged by multiple entities (SACT, Centex) as interim CFO charged with overseeing the controller and all accounting functions, including general ledger accounting and financial reporting.

Developed a capital investment cost-benefit analysis and strategies for capital expenditure allocation; prepared cash flow budgets and monitored plan versus actual; and identified cost-saving opportunities and operational efficiencies.

Evaluated financing sources and needs, including sale negotiations.


Director, Financial Forensics

Advised corporate counsel in responding to business interruptions, catastrophic events, fraud, financial disputes, and plant business disruptions by leading financial analysis, forensic accounting, and economic analysis of events.



Oversaw specialized contract accounting, cost determination, and financial analysis for domestic and international construction capital project disputes. Teamed with engineers in assessing and drafting damages documentation to analyze actual performance versus planned results, together with an assessment of causation; efforts contributed to the business’ ability to move to resumption of normal business operations.



Oversaw the preparation of financial reporting activities for the organization, including organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports. Developed and maintained systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization. Monitored banking activities of the organization, and monitored cash flow to meet the organization's needs. Oversaw the production of monthly reports including financial statements and cash flow projections for use by Executive management.

Worked with the President/CEO on the strategic vision of the business. Assisted in the development and negotiation of contracts. Evaluated the maintenance of the all fixed assets consistent with state and federal laws. Assisted in the sale of divisions of the company.

BEACH & COMPANY/LECG, Houston, Texas

President, CFO/Controller

Oversaw the preparation of accounting records and statements for BEACH & COMPANY, detailing all transactions and events to reflect the accurate accounting for business operations.

Performed forensic accounting and financial analysis functions for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies engaged in commercial disputes.

As Beach & Company CFO, supervised the controller to prepare financial statements for equity holders and financial institutions, secured Firm financing, prepared budget projections, implemented operating plans consistent with budget goals and monitored plan versus actual.

Costed manufactured products, reviewed inventory valuations, and assessed internal plant manufacturing controls; investigated inventory losses and prepared financial statements and footnotes consistent with SEC and non-public entity GAAP requirements.

Analyzed product cost input during the manufacturing process from raw material through manufacturing/assembly and finished goods, and allocation of overhead, incorporating findings from plant floor manufacturing observations and record analysis.

Early Career Summary:

PETERSON CONSULTING – Houston, Texas- Executive Vice President and Member, Board of Directors: Prepared financial and operating plans, monitored plan versus actual financials, and developed strategies to meet or exceed budget projections across three Southwest U.S. offices. Worked with creditors of Chapter 11 entities operating in debtors in possession status to create budgets and report against plans. Monitored cash collateral usage and asset divestiture. Evaluated fiscal results and presented to parties-in-interest and creditors. Created re-accountings of financial results, incorporating bankruptcy analysis.

AMSTED INDUSTRIES – Chicago, Ill.- Corporate Director, Internal Audit: Performed operational and financial audits.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. – Chicago, Ill. - Audit and Consulting Manager. Engaged as interim controller at international Architectural/Engineering firm. Specialized in manufacturing businesses.



Master of Arts in Professional Accountancy


Bachelor of Arts in Economics


Certified Public Accountant Chartered Global Management Accountant Certified Fraud Examiner Certified Valuation Analyst

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