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Accounting Manager

Phoenix, AZ
March 22, 2018

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Paul R. Hansen

**** **** ******* ******, *******, Arizona 85021


Professional Profile

Strategic executive, Controller and results oriented leader. Controller and operations work experience in manufacturing, distribution, retail, technology, human capital and healthcare industries. I excel in demonstrating the ability to handle major growth, internal reorganizations, in a result driven environment. Strengths involve problem solving, attention to detail, flexibility and analysis inclusive of focusing on organizational profitability and performance. I offer a proven track record in hands-on accounting, such as executive advisory & decision support, cost accounting, reduction and control, budget and forecasting, cash, credit & debt management, team management and staff development, financial analysis, management reporting, and payroll conversion. I am fluent in technology and apply strong analytical and effective communication skills in my day to day operations.

Professional History

VACO- Phoenix, Arizona (2017 – Current)

Providing Senior Level Financial Expertise for a new profitability measurement and reporting effort.

Interim Controller Position reporting to Chief Financial Officer for a regional healthcare 100 bed facility.

Staff Recruitment, Mentoring, Development and Stabilization

Improved Month End Closing process to 8 calendar days from 12+ calendar days

Coordinated Balance Sheet Account Analysis

Recommended and implemented changes improving reporting for TPT/Use TAX

Coordinated Annual Inventory Count, validation, valuation and variance analysis

Review and analysis of payroll cost allocation

Review and analysis of Vacation/PTO accruals

Utilization of Affinity and Great Plains software

Conversion of ERP software

Bank Reconciliations

Balance Sheet and Income Statement Account Reconciliations

RGP – Scottsdale, Arizona (2016 – 2017)

Professional Consulting Firm providing Intellectual Capital on Demand, former business leaders from both industry and consulting by providing expertise and experience in achieving set goals and expectations.

Position reported to Chief Executive Officer, interim Chief Financial Officer and Operations Controller

Preparation of all financial reports utilizing NetSuite software

Analyze the submission of financial and statistical data to the Private Venture Capital Ownership Team

Established a degree of stability within the Finance Department

Recommended and implemented changes by improving current systems and procedures

Updated and completed year end projects and procedures

Reconciled Balance Sheet Accounts for a multi-entity real estate investment company

Performing Accounts Payable procedural review with software conversion using JDE and Avantis software

Chester Group, LLC – Mesa, Arizona (2015 – 2016)

Management Holding Company for five, family owned exclusive Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealerships located

in Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho, including two motor clothes stores with annual revenue of $80 million.


Position reports to family ownership and Chief Financial Officer with one direct report and four accounting staff.

Preparation of all financial reports with industry specific software- LightSpeed

Analyze and supervise the submission of all financial and statistical data to the Harley-Davidson Dealer Dashboard

Supervise the management of cash by accelerating receipts, timing reimbursements to the dealerships best advantage and utilizing credit facilities to take the maximum advantage of all cash available to dealerships

Recommend and implement changes to continuously improve systems and financial performance

Establish departmental work schedule, increasing productivity and staff efficiencies

Paradigm Technology Inc. – Scottsdale, Arizona (2012-2015)

IT service provider creating partnerships with clients to deliver innovative business solutions for diverse technical environments.


Perform full financial functions for the Revenue, Expenditure, Payroll, and General Accounting cycles, creating, developing and improving efficiencies with policies and procedures in place following guidelines of General Accepted Accounting Principles and internal controls, reporting directly to the President, with supervision of one direct report.

Preparation of all financial reports, cash flow, special analyses and information reports on a timely basis

Present and discuss variance analyses, financial results and ad-hoc reporting to Leadership Team

Create and coordinate annual budget models and financial reporting templates for multiple cost centers for historical/budgeting analysis and entity consolidation

Document and assess Financial work-flow to create more accurate and efficient procedures

Utilizing AccountEdge Accounting Software

Analyzes and monitors revenue, industry specific ratios, cost of goods sold, labor costs and operating expenses to ensure achievement of annual budget and optimization of financial results

Performs credit risk reviews and evaluations of new and current customers

Matrix Medical Network - Scottsdale, Arizona (2010-2012)

One of the nation’s top 600 fastest growing private companies provides multi-disciplinary health-care management services. In 2007 leads the industry as one of the first companies to provide prospective medical assessment services in 35 states.


Position reports directly to the Vice President of Finance with two direct reports and five staff and performs the review and analysis of monthly Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, and Expenditure reporting

Identify and drive areas of opportunities to increase efficiencies with current processes to increase efficiency, productivity, and strengthen controls

Managed engagements with external auditors and tax personnel, during year end, including preparation and supervision of supporting details

Monitor internal control systems and procedures to provide assurance as to the reliability of the financial records and the compliance with company policy

Utilizing Peachtree General Ledger Software System

Created fixed asset schedule, for book and tax depreciation

Designed monitoring system for capitalization of IT development software projects

Implementation Project Manager for Payroll Conversion from PEO to Proprietary System for multi-state payroll for 600 employees

Hensley Beverage - Phoenix, Arizona (1985-2009)

The nation’s third largest privately held, family owned, distributorship; distributing Anheuser-Busch beers, a wide variety of imports in the greater Phoenix and Prescott metropolitan areas. Distribution of over 24+ million cases of product with 650 employees in 2008

Vice President - Controller/Director of Accounting (2006-2009)

Vice President - Controller (1999-2006)

Reported directly to CFO on company business activity for financial position of income, expenses and

profits on present, past, and budgeted operations. Analyzed company balance sheet with assets of $100+ million, liabilities of $75+ million and stockholders’ equity of $25+ million; including profit and loss statement with net sales of $340+ million. Managed a team of 15 staff, with four direct reports at three locations.

Technical accounting-Facilitated annual company audit in compliance with GAAP, income tax filings and U.S. Senate compliance reporting with external firms

Industry compliance-Organized reporting for federal and state government regulatory licenses and Native American tribal gaming licenses.

Budget and Forecasting-Compiled and implemented the company’s $340+ million net sales budget

Treasury-Directing cash management, $18+ million investment portfolio and debt function

Financial and Strategic Planning-Facilitated financing, operation accounting and cost segregation study for $30 million construction of satellite facility in Chandler

Hensley Beverage - Phoenix, Arizona

Accounting Manager (1985-1999)

Acted as primary Financial Officer, reporting directly to the President/CEO on the financial position and changes of the company’s financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

Infrastructure-Hiring six FT and five PT staff to support company growth from 10-20 million cases of product

Treasury- Instituting electronic funds payment from customers resulting in delivery efficiencies and cash management in a cash settlement industry

Operations-Implementing new software technology and software interfaces from subsidiary systems to daily automatic real-time postings

Productivity Improvements- Facilitating implementation of paperless payroll system with automatic payroll deposits for 500+employees


Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

B. S. Bachelors of Science in Accounting with an emphasis in Management, 1980

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona

A. A. Associate Arts in Accounting

Community Involvement

Board of Directors Vice President and Treasurer - Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

Operation Military Pride

Ronald McDonald House

Homeward Bound/Baby Diaper Drive

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