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Manager Accounting

Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
September 13, 2018

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Joseph T. Millikan

**** ******* ****, **********, ** 30022

770-***-**** cell


Executive-level professional with extensive accounting experience in areas such as cost accounting, financial accounting, GAAP financial reporting, state sales tax, personal property tax, and consolidation accounting. Additionally, I am well-versed in Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls testing, audits and similar key management areas such as Topgrading and Performance Management.


Ultra Group of Companies, Inc. March 2015 to Present

Controller/General Manager

Ultra Group of Companies, Inc. has been a leader in skill-based game machine leasing to convenience stores in Georgia for over 25 years. This niche industry is regulated by the Georgia Lottery. Ultra Group of Companies is a $15 million company that is growing by about 25% in revenue per year and 45% in EBITDA per year.

Direct annual audit with external CPA firm. Qualified opinion issued for 2014, due to auditors not being present for 2013 physical inventory. No material audit adjustments since 2014 and Unqualified opinions since then.

Manage 2 direct reports in the areas of General Ledger and Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets and Inventory, and Accounts Payable.

Preparation of financial statements and final review of reconciliations, prepared by the Senior Accountant, prior to presentation to the external auditors.

Direct and approve reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts and bank reconciliations to the General Ledger.

Analyze and assess annual insurance coverage for liability renewals

Analyze and assess annual benefits coverage renewals

Facilitate weekly Operations Meetings - including documenting action items, goals achieved and future goals.

Facilitate monthly Senior Management Meetings – created status update form to assist with communicating facts.

Manage the monthly closing process, including variance analysis, monthly accruals and detailed review of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Interim Manager of the Inventory Management System Implementation for a one-year period, while our Chief Technology Officer was on a leave-of-absence.

Manage Research and Development team of 4 in the areas of Software Development, Hardware Development, Desktop and User Support while the Chief Technology Officer was on leave.

Originate reports from company proprietary route management system (URM), for further analysis by Senior Management team.

Modify standard reports, using advanced Excel functions (pivot tables, VLOOKUP), to respond to immediate needs for information.

Serve as a Corporate Representative in arbitration cases.

Transitioned a segment of a traditional 401-K platform, with Mass Mutual, to one that included a self-directed IRA, with Equity Trust, along with the traditional plan.

Instrumental in obtaining Research and Development Tax Credit and DPAD Study deduction, to reduce Federal Tax Liability, each year.

Aided in the due diligence evaluation, and purchase, of Conservation Easements for reduction of Federal Tax Liability and purchase of Film Credits for reduction of State Tax Liability.

Dell SecureWorks, Inc. May 2009 to March 2015

Accounting Manager II

Dell SecureWorks is a $200 million company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, that manages internet and intranet security for banks, healthcare providers and Fortune 500 companies. In 2009, SecureWorks acquired the Managed Security Services division of VeriSign, increasing revenues and employees by 100% and, three months later, acquired DNSs in the United Kingdom. In March, 2011, SecureWorks was acquired by Dell, Inc. for$635 million, becoming Dell SecureWorks Inc.

Managed the reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts and bank account reconciliations to the General Ledger for annual external audit.

Managed 3 direct reports and 1 indirect report in the areas of General Ledger and Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets and Inventory, and Accounts Payable.

Coordinated the monthly closing process, including variance analysis, monthly accruals and detailed review of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Coordinated the multicurrency reporting process during the acquisition of the VeriSign Managed Security Services division. This included locations in Finland and England, encompassing activity in both Pounds Sterling and EUROS.

Managed the expense accruals during the VeriSign transition, which spanned twelve months

Extensively involved in the Inventory, Fixed Assets and Cost of Goods Sold reconciliation. This was a major risk exposure and resulted in a material adjustment. No material adjustments needed since my initial reconciliation.

Ventyx, Inc. June 2007 to May 2009

Assistant Controller

Ventyx is a world-wide $300 mm, 1,200 employee company located in Atlanta, GA, that develops software for high-capital companies like the nuclear power industry and the telecommunications industry.

Directed reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts and bank reconciliations to the General Ledger for annual external audit.

Managed 5 direct reports and 9 indirect reports in the areas of Contracts, Project Accounting, Accounts Receivable, Billing, General Ledger and Financial Reporting.

Analyzed and produced monthly reports for Ventyx creditors, Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs.

Coordinated the monthly closing process, including variance analysis and detailed review of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet.

Performed extensive currency translation and consolidations for 20 entities, denominated in 8 currencies.

Successfully integrated accounting records and processes of acquired businesses into both existing and newly- created systems and processes.

Performed monthly variance analysis, actual to budget, for Corporate Controller.

Provided worldwide daily cash balances to ensure compliance with debt covenants.

Managed statutory audit for Australian subsidiary, serving as point of contact and providing detailed schedules and explanations for accounting treatment.

Utiliquest, LLC. July 2006 to April 2007

Operations Controller

Utiliquest is a $250 mm organization with 3,000 employees located in Atlanta, GA. Utiliquest is dedicated to accurately marking underground utilities, prior to excavation activities.

Directed reconciliation of fixed assets, payroll taxes and bank reconciliations to the General Ledger for Sarbanes-Oxley and annual external audit.

Managed 4 direct reports and 12 indirect reports in the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing and Payroll

Developed a weekly “flash report”, or dashboard, to graphically display key metrics, establishing a relationship between tickets and revenue.

Produced monthly forecast for parent company

Directed the creation of a monthly closing checklist to guide the monthly closing process.

Actively participated in meetings to review and revise Sarbanes-Oxley documentation to reflect actual controls and alternate controls to mitigate risk in high-risk areas.

Coalition America, Inc. (Now Stratose) July 2000 to July 2006


Coalition America, Inc. (CAI) is a $ 60 mm, 400 employee healthcare cost containment organization located in Atlanta, GA. CAI utilizes technology to achieve discounts on group health medical bills. During my tenure, company net sales grew from $15.7 million to $34.3 million with EBITDA growth of 25% annually.

Championed the company through its first financial audit attempt, resulting in an unqualified opinion. Subsequent audits resulted in no audit adjustments and no qualified opinions.

Championed the company through its first 401-K 5500 audit.

Converted monthly accrual-basis financial statements to cash-basis revenue recognition financial statements for quarterly bonus calculations and for year-end independent audit.

Supervised all accounting functions, consisting of 4 direct reports and 10 indirect reports to include Accounting Managers, Staff Accountants and facilities management staff

Reduced DSO from 110 days to 65 days, when the industry average was 75 days.

Presented monthly departmental financial statements to Executive Leadership Team

Reconciled all balance sheet accounts, monthly, and prior to closing, within seven working days.

Reviewed closing statements of subsidiary and all reconciled accounts, prior to monthly closing.

Calculated and remitted 401-K contributions, 401-K match and 401-K loan payments to The Principal Financial Group with reconciling documentation to CFO.


The Home Depot, Inc.

Staff Accountant

Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry, Inc.

Accounting Manager

Sealy Mattress Company, Inc.

Plant Controller


Stetson University, B.B.A. – Accounting


MS products to include Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; Oracle, Great Plains, Mind-Map, Wrike, Slack, ADP Payroll, PayMatrix Payroll, Quattro Pro, FDM, Paradox, FRx, Hyperion Essbase, Query Builder, Solomon, Khameleon, Platinum and experienced with most Major Banking Portals.

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