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Management Financial

Ballwin, Missouri, United States
Client Co. budget for the position
May 15, 2018

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To: Shannon at NPPS.

Please consider the following as a top level summary of my experience for the position of Financial Controller at your Commercial Printing Company client. I hold a CPA, CGMA and an MBA- International Business.

My technical background includes years of strong financial experience in positions of increasing responsibilities and complexity including 10 years in manufacturing with privately owned companies. My knowledge, skills and abilities are right in line with those required by the position for Financial Controller.

Financial Skills

Budget / Forecast Management Financial Statements / Reporting

Strong staff development Process Documentation

Strong MS Excel skills/QuickBooks Cash / Bank / Treasury Mgmt

Audit liaison- external stakeholders Capital Project Management / Fcst

GAAP, FASB, GASB Risk Management

IT Oversight / Proj Dev KPI and Scorecard Development

Continuous Process Improvement Team Leader and Mentor

10 Yrs. Standard Costing / Analysis 200+ Physical inventory audits

Leadership and Mentoring – Increased business and financial acumen across all departments. Over 15 years supervising and evaluating professional staff. Developed budget techniques for managers. Consulted on, presented and executed approved planning goals. Strong leader in developing core business processes and increasing deliverables.

Financial Acumen – Public Accounting; Internal Auditing; Private Company Controller / Financial Leader; Foreign Financial Operations; Major Capital Expansion management; Banking Relationships; Audit Coordination; Tax preparation

I look forward to discussing my qualifications further. My salary expectations will reflect your client’s budget for this position.

Sincerely, Laurence A. Rusbarsky, CPA, CGMA


Laurence A. Rusbarsky CPA, CGMA

Employment History

LAR Consulting and Tax (Nov 2017 to Present )


Preparation, Review and analyses of Small Business financial statements

Preparation of Individual tax returns

Heizer Aerospace, Inc. / Heizer Defense LLC Pevely, MO ( Feb 2017 to Oct 2017)

Aerospace parts manufacturer and metal fabricator – privately held

Senior Financial Management (Corp Controller)

Complete G/L responsibility. Third party tax filings. Annual tax return review. A/P, A/R, P/R

Daily Cash flow projection and Treasury (bank contact). Weekly cash forecasts. Insurance renewal.

Assisted with system conversion to SAP. Established time frame for events leading to legal depositions.

Henderson Trucking Company, Inc. Caseyville, IL (Feb 2016 to Feb 2017)

Domestic Transportation Company – privately held

Senior Financial Management (CFO)

Managed planning and execution of daily cash plan, payables and banking. Daily bank balance controls and treasury management in a negative cash flow scenario. Consult on strategic positioning.

Accelerated billing for immediate cash availability on the bank credit line.

Evaluated, documented, and implemented selected processes. Negotiated selected vendor past dues to 20% of balance. Implemented proper 401(k) fiduciary guidelines. Maintained daily tracking of Key Performance Indicators.

ProEnergy Services, LLC – Sedalia, MO Feb 2015 to Dec 2015

International Contract Services provider to Power Generation Gas Industries – privately held

Senior Financial Management (Director of Finance- Services)

Created multiple KPIs relative to business activity. Improved processes through trend analyses for multiple LOBs. Coached and guided LOB leaders towards achieving budgeted commitments.

Responsible for review and distribution of 7 monthly financial statement packages for multiple Power customers.

Recommended, developed and implemented policies to guide the company towards growth through service delivery

Slay Industries, Inc. – St. Louis, MO 2007 to 2015

Transportation, Warehousing, Distribution, and Fleeting Operations– privately held

Senior Financial and Accounting Management. (CFO)

Responsibilities include:

Strategic Planning, Tax and Financial Budgeting. Capital asset management. Financial sourcing for major capital asset additions. Accounting / Payroll for 13 multistate terminals. Realized 40% staff reduction supplanted with IT improvements and efficient processes.

Banking, customer and independent auditor relationships. Met Bank Covenants routinely.

Reduced A/R over 60 days from 15% of total to 2.5% of total within 9 months.

Implemented working capital management and forecasting for functional departments

Financial planning and analysis, both short and long term horizons. Provided financial model to guide in the $98m sale of 3 business units

Team lead for IT’s installation of on board computers in all units. Oversaw numerous IT process improvements.

Formalized control and accountability for Insurance programs. Championed company- wide electronic document installation. Payback of 10 months and ongoing hard cost savings of $70,000 annually.

Siegel-Robert, Inc. – St. Louis, MO 1993 to 2007

Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturer – privately held. $378M revenue

International Controller – 2003 to 2007 – Finance lead for $42m Brownfield manufacturing project in Suzhou, China. Full planning, execution and implementation of financial operations and internal financial reporting. Managed local work force of 8 foreign finance professionals. Collection responsibilities for local Chinese customers. Received CEO acknowledgement for completion of project ahead of schedule and under budget.

-Budget variance analysis / Standard Cost supervision / Inventory control reviews / Weekly reports to US

-Full responsibility for Capital requests and justification for ROI. Teamed with operations for narratives.

Corporate Retirement and Benefits Manager – 1996 to 2005 – Managed daily payroll, medical, life, qualified / nonqualified plans for 6 multistate facilities and 2,800 employees. Installed benchmark 401(k) program.

Corporate Financial Analyst - 1995 to 1996 - analysis and recommendations to management on a variety of subject areas and projects. Led cost reduction initiative for telecom saving $175,000 annually.

Corporate Budget Manager – 1993 to 1995 – establish annual plan; resolve variances. Created travel and reporting policy for all divisions.

Miles Dental Products, Inc. South Bend, IN (6 years)

Foreign owned manufacturing subsidiary of Bayer AG, West Germany $34B conglomerate

Corporate Controller- Guided private company sale of manufacturer to Bayer AG

-Full financial statement preparation and analyses. Distribution to owners and senior management.

-Insurance and claims review and management. Handled all renewals.

-Manufacturing variance analyses. Managed Cost Accounting process.

-Full Human Resource supervision, benefits administration and reporting. Supervised accounting staff.

-Led physical inventory and installed cycle counts where necessary.

-Handled all external audit needs.


Master of Business Administration / International Business

Webster University-St. Louis May 2006

Bachelor of Science / Business Administration – Accounting

University of Missouri - St. Louis Evening Program

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - State of Missouri Member – AICPA

Chartered Global Management Accounting (CGMA) designation, 2012 - AICPA


LEAN Mfg. and Value Stream Mapping principles, Standard Work Development,

China business development,

CPE in Pensions & Employee Benefits Law

Past member IIA, AMA. Small business owner, Advisory Board Member for local not-for-profit (LCI)

Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Email, CMS Manufacturing system, TMW TL2000 Transportation ERP system, McLeod Transportation System, JobBoss / SAP Bus One, QuickBooks, Sage / Paychex / Ceridian / ADP / Optimum Solutions Payroll systems, some CONCUR

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