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Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Posted:
May 17, 2018

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JAMIE M. BINDER, CPA

**** * ****** ** *******, IL 60640 773-***-**** ac5h05@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Skilled accounting and finance professional with experience in budgeting, strategic planning, forecasting, profit management, cash flow, capital investment, pricing, modeling, financial statement preparation, risk management, acquisitions and audits in both public and private sector

Proven track record of improving profits via revenue & expense analysis, metrics design, benchmarking, scenario analysis, contract negotiation, and cost cutting measures with ultimate responsibility of company’s overall financial success

Served as true business advisor to executive team ensuring all business decisions benefited the company’s strategic initiatives and projected budgetary growth

Led cross-departmental teams to assess financial viability of new products and ideas to generate new customers and increase revenue

CAREER AND ACHIEVEMENT SUMMARY

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT AND CONTRACTOR 2011-Present

Controller for start-up cloud-focused professional services, software and certification company

Advise executives in high-growth, start-up businesses on financial and organizational structure, pricing, profitability, cash flow, investment and new revenue initiatives

SOLOMON EDWARDS CONSULTING GROUP 2014-2017

Senior Manager Business Advisory Services

Provided financial planning and analysis expertise for a significant spinoff of a Fortune 100 Company

Provided strategic solutions in financial planning & analysis, due diligence and mergers & acquisitions

Implemented Host Analytics budgeting system & taught non-finance directors forecasting techniques at a mortgage servicing company

INFOGROUP TARGETING SOLUTIONS/YES LIFECYCLE MARKETING 2013- 2014

Provider of real-time business and consumer data for targeted marketing solutions to drive results and improve customer loyalty/provider of strategic & agency services and database technology management

Finance Manager

Analyzed financial results, KPI’s and metrics of $54 million revenue division through collaboration with sales, marketing and operational teams to better manage business and prepare accurate monthly forecasts for President, CFO and Board of Directors

Efficiently and effectively prepared 2014 budget and ultimately split into 3 strategic divisions to streamline revenue growth and optimize product effectiveness

Implemented cost and headcount savings during revenue decline to maintain budgeted profit margin

Analyzed and graphed 2013 commission plans to streamline calculation and payout and promote consistency for 2014

CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER CLUB, Bridgeview, IL 2009-2010

American professional soccer club which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the premier soccer league in the United States and Canada

Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs

Managed team of 9 in finance, HR, IT and operations; responsible for all accounting and finance activities as well as risk management and design of company-wide compliance policy

Implemented cost cutting measures, negotiated new contracts and performed in-depth revenue analysis of corporate sponsorship, merchandising, ticket sales and pricing to improve operating cash flow by approximately 20%

Prepared annual budgets, monthly financial statements, cash flow forecasts, revised projections,

designed metrics, improved reporting & variance analysis and reduced close process by over 10 working days

EXOGEN HEALTHCARE/TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS COMPANY, Chicago, IL 2008- 2009

Innovative software and services company that helps healthcare organizations accelerate value creation, improve operational efficiency and grow profitability

Controller

Managed team performing all finance functions including month-end close, SEC reporting, tax reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, forecasting, utilization, profitability and variance analysis

Improved cash flow by re-engineering billing process and payable cycle while reducing expenses through strict enforcement of purchase requests and expense report controls

Prepared in-depth profitability analyses and detailed forecasts for Board of Directors to determine longevity of company with the ultimate decision to dissolve

CHICAGO TRIBUNE COMPANY, Chicago, IL 1999-2007

Major daily newspaper and the flagship publication of the Tribune Company

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, 2004-2007

Managed team of 7 providing monthly projection, capital tracking, benchmarking studies, product reporting, section profitability, and ad hoc analytical projects in addition to all planning functions

Analyzed viability of growth initiatives for 3 and 5 Year Strategic Plans and ensured synchronicity with CY operating plan approximating over $800M in revenue and $200M in OCF

Prepared in-depth financial modeling and scenario analysis to determine viability of new product concept in marketplace to present to Board of Directors

Achieved bottom line growth, during revenue decline, via cost reduction initiatives approximating 7%

Strategic Business Analyst, 1999-2004

Analyzed profitability and demographic market data by section to drive strategic changes

Improved accuracy of monthly projections by implementing changes to operational efficiencies

JORDAN INDUSTRIES, INC. Deerfield, IL 1998-1999

Diversified holding company that acquires companies to foster their growth

Corporate Controller-Jordan Telecommunication Products, Inc.

Managed financial reporting of 13 consolidated subsidiaries, including annual product budgeting, monthly forecasting, profit analysis, cash flow maintenance, and capital investment evaluation with combined annual sales approximating $400 million

Prepared quarterly and annual SEC filings including 10-Q’s, 10-K’s and 8-K’s and several 144A Offering Circulars to raise $100 million; company was sold and operated in new location

PRICE WATERHOUSE, Chicago, IL 1993-1998

Global professional services firm and one of the “Big Four” accounting firms

Senior Auditor

Managed due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, closing balance sheet audits, “carve-out” audits, internal and recurring audits on various public and private corporations with an emphasis on manufacturing

Performed managerial functions including coaching, counseling, team building, performance appraisal, skill development feedback, mentoring and career advancement

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

PROFICIENCIES

Excel, QuickBooks, Salesforce, Host Analytics, Essbase, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Great Plains, Prophix



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