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Accounting Management

San Antonio, Texas, United States
August 15, 2018

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Becky M Dietrich ***** Castellani 210-***-****


Highly accomplished, results-driven business professional with more than 27 years of progressive experience in financial accounting, tax, and managerial operations. Seeks a CFO/Director position with an organization that exudes a commitment to quality leadership and encourages a commitment to the quality and integrity of work and the broadening of ideas. Demonstrates the ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit. Strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements and change management. Possesses solid leadership, communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with all levels of staff and management.


Strategic Financial Planning & Analysis * Extensive Software Evaluation and Implementation

P&L-Owners, Management & BOD * Growth Strategy Development

Budgeting, Forecasting & Ad Hoc Analysis * Third Party Relations

Benchmarking and Analytical Reviews * Operational Efficiencies

Organizational Re-engineering * Lender/Loan Officer Relations

Exceptional Leadership/Team Building Skills * Intuitive Problem-Solving Skills

Professional Experience

Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP San Antonio, Texas

Controller – (September 2016 – Current)

The Company is a national law firm with a practice dedicated to the collection of delinquent accounts receivable for government entities totaling billions.

Manages the accounts receivable collections of over 100 clients and a payments processing center. Leads a team of 15 degreed accounts to manage client IOLTA accounts and provide client reporting that is time sensitive, accurate and within NACHA compliant guidelines. Leads a team that processes over $150 million per year in receivables similar to a bank lockbox.

Selected Achievements

Hired to lead a large department through an Organizational Re-engineering.

Successfully transformed a manually operating chaotic department from outdated to modernized.

Presented a proposal to implement new software to improve efficiencies and save over $400k per year. The new software will produce automation for processing of payments to client receivable accounts reducing cost of labor, human error and processing time.

Worked with management on the evaluation and implementation of additional software related to the collection of receivables using several different web-based venues for cash, credit card and check payments.

Designed and implemented internal control procedures for departmental operations as well as remote office locations for the cash collections process. Created a PowerPoint presentation for each unique office location to ensure appropriate training and implementation of procedures and controls.

Systematized the accounting department to become compliant with IOLTA regulations. Through proper training of staff and the design and implementation of streamlined and auditable workpapers, the department went from over 200 past due bank reconciliations and thousands of outstanding items to current bank reconciliations and timely cleanup of exceptions. Over $50K per year in overtime has been eliminated.

Demonstrates a leadership style that comes from the heart, creating a sense of belonging, empowering individuals to fill they are part of a common goal and developing and motivating individual strengths.

Sets a clear direction with management and staff, constantly reinforcing initiatives and outcomes.

Developing two managers for future success as departmental leaders.

The Army Residence Community San Antonio, Texas

Financial Controller – (April 2011 – September 2016)

Managed the finance department for a Continuing Care Retirement Community. Worked closely with the management team to balance resident needs without compromising the annual budget. Assisted in developing a pricing structure conducive to the CCRC business model necessary to create a financially healthy facility.

Selected Achievements

Reinvented the accounting department to reduce labor costs after years of manual processing. Patiently worked across department lines to develop and implement accounting software and procedures for dining services, utilizing a POS system; Healthcare, utilizing, POC, census data and health records; and purchasing, utilizing work orders. Currently working with large departments to implement a time and attendance software to streamline scheduling and improve efficiencies with labor management.

Designed and implemented procedures to control capital asset and unit turnover expenditures using Capital project BOD approval, requiring several quotes and actual to budget comparisons with variance explanation.

Extensive business modeling and oversight of an $80M expansion project to ensure sustainability and success of project.

Identified and corrected issues related to non-collection of Medicare billing spanning 10 years back.

Reviewed through large vendor contracts for inconsistencies and potential revenue sources.

Identified long term issues with Rug Rate billing and initiated changes in this area after extensive review of the cost report and poor performance as compared to industry.

Implemented an accounting policies and procedures manual.

Furniture Factory Warehouse San Antonio, Texas

Chief Financial Officer – (August 2008 – March 2011)

Managed the accounting offices for a Retail Furniture Company with 13 locations across the state. Duties included oversight of all accounting, HR and Purchasing personnel. Managed all aspects of sales and inventory management, medical and commercial insurance, sales/use taxes, budgeting, financial reporting and cash flow. Prepared financial statements and monthly reporting package for the Equity Owners and provided a thorough analysis of results.

Selected Achievements

Teamed up with Private Equity Owners on a project to grow revenues over a five-year period and then sell off to a larger chain. However, with the timing of the economic decline in 2008 these initiatives failed.

Eventually, lead the organization through a bankruptcy, requiring skillful and quick decisions and extensive cash flow management.

Worked closely with the lending agent to produce extensive borrowing base calculations and adhoc reports as needed.

Managed the operations of 13 stores.

Clear Visions, Inc. San Antonio, Texas

Plant Controller – (November 2004 – August 2008)

Participated in the overall management and success of this local printing, mailing and fulfillment company from an executive level. Had dual accountability to both the company president and corporate, a consolidated SEC traded corporation with over 70 print shops nationwide.

Selected Achievements

Attended regular managers’ meetings as well as periodic daily production and quarterly sales meetings. Provided financial insight and support to assist with the overall management and printing production process.

Assisted Sales team with analytics to help find profitable costumers.

Part of the Management team responsible for more than 20% growth over a two-year period.

Produced an extensive financial reporting package to Corporate 9 days after month end; requiring long hours during the close process. Additionally, produced a Presidents report detailing out results of operations, variances and upcoming operating and sales initiatives.

Cotter and Sons, Inc. San Antonio, Texas

Chief Financial Officer – (October 2002 – November 2004)

Recruited to relocate, restructure and turn around a rapidly growing, inexperienced and underperforming, individually owned rental real estate company, shifting focus of operations from numerous smaller holdings to larger commercial real estate assets requiring property management accounting.

Selected Achievements

Exploit critical thinking skills to identify problems, pose solutions and implement procedures necessary to increase profitability of portfolio assets -- successfully achieving an increase in cash flow of $50K per property on eight commercial properties in first year.

Immediately recognized the need to implement cost segregation of assets on all the building purchases. This was the biggest initiative savings of my career with recapture of depreciation netting a savings to the Company of over $1.5M on the first year’s tax return.

Implemented property management software, procedures and training necessary to continually capture revenue and monitor cost in a systematic, timely and efficient manner.

Captured over $300K in unbilled escalated rents, CAM and Triple net billing in first year through a thorough review of over 300 leases and tenant files, optimizing potential revenue billings per terms of lease contracts and virtually eliminating a/r balances and lost revenue.

Proactively reduced property costs through budgets, ratio analysis, contract negotiation and competitive bidding strategies. Saved the Company over $200K in first year renegotiating insurance contracts and employing property tax consultants.

Targeted and implemented solutions to achieve more favorable financing terms relating to debt structuring.

Identified numerous critical issues pertaining to prior state and federal returns resulting in over $200K in amended refunds.

Received recognition from financial lenders, attorneys, accountants and other outside service organization for spearheading their needs and dramatically improving quality and response time concerning corporate matters.

Hurd Enterprises, Ltd. San Antonio, Texas

Assistant Controller – (August 1992 – October 2002)

Large family owned $400M Oil & Gas Company. Engaged to help diversify and expand this vastly growing Oil & Gas Company into new markets.

Selected Achievements

Responsible for the development of all aspects of the accounting system used to cultivate over $200M in real estate and investment assets.

Financial Statement preparation with full disclosure on all real estate entities to include retail, office, residential, homeowners, holding and investment companies.

Performed extensive portfolio asset analysis – projections, budgets, acquisitions and sales, due delegates.

Trained and lead staff through continually growing environment.

Responsible for the preparation of federal, state and franchise tax returns, as well as, advising owner regarding tax effects of various activities and programs.

Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP San Antonio, Texas

Senior Auditor – (August 1989 – July 1992)

Established an excellent record of performance for the largest locally owned Public Accounting Firm in South Texas. Concentration of audits was in the manufacturing, construction and banking industry with additional clients in retail and real estate. Prepared federal tax returns encompassing partnership, corporate and individual returns.

Academic Background


Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting (Overall GPA 3.4)

Member of Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honor Society)

Certified Public Accountant - 1991

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