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Manager Accounting

Clarendon Hills, Illinois, United States
August 18, 2018

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Nicholas C. Chibucos, CPA

Hinsdale, IL 708-***-****

Senior Finance Manager

Transformational leader driving financial operations in a fast-paced, ever-changing corporate landscape.

Skilled and dynamic finance leader with robust experience fostering organizational growth through exceptional financial management and accounting operations. Key highlights include:

Areas of Expertise

Financial Management

Executive Leadership

Accounting Functions

Regulatory Compliance

Financial Reporting

Data Analysis

Process Improvement

Risk Management

Corporate Strategy

Professional Experience

Healthcare Financial Management Association, Westchester, IL

Director of Finance, 01/2017 – 05/2018

Directed comprehensive daily accounting operations, including billing, receivables, collections, and payables. Collaborated with Accounting Manager to streamline routine functions of the department. Coordinated annual tax and audit preparation, as well as treasury functions, such as the monitoring of cash position and managing banking relationships. Developed and executed electronic expense system within a four month window. Facilitated talent acquisition across the department, assessing organizational needs and recruiting quality candidates that strengthened the team. Engaged in evaluation of internal controls, identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement.

Solidified long-term financial strategy of the organization, actively participating in planning sessions with the executive team.

Updated established banking agreements, creating an annual savings of $40K.

Streamlined electronic expense reporting, increasing accuracy and improving overall effectiveness.

Conceptualized and integrated innovative budgeting systems that assisted OPS team to create annual budgets with optimal accuracy and quicker turnaround.

American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL

Sr. Director/Vice President of Finance, 11/2011 – 01/2017

Oversaw operational team of 17 of financial reporting module, increasing operational variance reporting and forecasting. Successfully led a team of 17 associates, with direct responsibility for five highly-effective staff members. Integrated quarterly forecasting model that optimized year-end forecasting.

Strengthened project reporting through implementation of an innovative job costing system.

Implemented new time entry system that complied with project and grant reporting.

Elected by senior management to spearhead facilities management and organizational improvements.

Created and implemented storage retention system, allowing for more accurate reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.

Optimized insurance policies to reduce organizational risk.

GE InterPark Incorporated, Chicago, IL

Assistant Controller, 09/2004 – 11/2011

Coordinated public financial reporting of 10Q and 10K and all corresponding schedules and internal control questionnaires to GE (parent company) quarterly, budgeting, capital expenses, legal, insurance, payroll, regulatory, and process and control reviews. Oversaw a team of six analysts, including regional controllers. Directed SOX 404 compliance reporting for all internal financial reporting controls, including cash, receivables, payables, real estate investments, and acquisitions and dispositions. Standardized controls for SOX compliance testing, strengthening internal control process. Automated manual journal entries, streamlining processes to reduce duplicate and manual staff work. Served as main liaison for GAAP compliance related to corporate and operational issues.

Reduced close period from five to two days.

Improved reporting for budgeting and forecasting, reducing sign-off time by 75%.

Streamlined legal payable processing time from more than nine months to two.

Created SOX compliance guidelines, minimizing corporate risk.

JeffersonWells International, Chicago, IL

Financial Consultant, 09/1999 – 09/2004

Key member of SOX compliance group flowcharting key controls and operational processes

Identified inefficiencies and ineffective processes to streamline internal controls.

Improved reporting for budgeting and forecasting, reducing sign-off time by 75%.

Proven process improvement on clients such as Boeing, Kraft, Navistar, BP Amoco, Standard Parking

Additional Experience - Details Available Upon Request:

Divisional Controller - Smithbucklin & Associates - Chicago, IL 03/1991 – 09/1999

Created financial statements for 60 plus entities including consolidations for corporate

Senior Auditor - Laventhol & Horwath Public Accounting Firm - Chicago, IL 08/1987 – 11/1990

Auditor of hotels and hospitality businesses including internal control reviews

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southern Illinois University


Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Six Sigma Green Belt

Software Development

Microsoft Office, Lotus, and Related Packages

Great Plains, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Hyperion, JD Edwards, Enterprise, Platinum, Freedom, AS400, Lawson

Report Writer, Prophix, Personify, Visio, Flex Budgeting, Forecasting and Financial PC Applications

Organizational Involvement

Member, AICPA and ILCPA

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