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Controller

Location:
Des Plaines, Illinois, United States
Salary:
$120000
Posted:
August 20, 2018

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John P. Kelly, CPA

*** *. ******* ***. ****#*** Des Plaines, IL 60016 Phone: 847-***-**** E-mail: ac6qou@r.postjobfree.com

Career Goal: Controller / Vice President – Finance & Administration

Dedicated CPA with twenty plus years of experience developing and implementing financial systems, strategies, processes and controls that significantly improve P&L scenarios. Expert in establishing accounting functions, systems and best practices; cost-reduction, automation and tax strategies; and lasting business relationships to ensure goal-surpassing fiscal performance. Computer skills include proficiency in MS Office and numerous ERP software packages.

Education

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT- STATE OF ILLINOIS #239.101735

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY B.S. - MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN

Experience

SERVICE ONE COMPANIES, INC. (MAINTENANCE SERVICES INDUSTRY)

Controller- January 2013-Present

Overall responsibilities of financial reporting including journal entry review and accrual analysis including any additional reporting analysis required,

Administration of payroll and payroll taxes processing.

Oversight of multi-state sales and use tax reporting

Management A/R and A/P procedures including credit collection activities.

Treasury management and banking covenant analysis.

HR Oversight including Insurance and retirement plans.

Liaison with outside accountants in annual tax preparation.

Risk management and internal controls oversight ensuring safeguarding of company assets.

Annual budgeting and strategic planning, process and review.

Annual review of insurance programs and requirements including workers compensation, GL, property and automotive needs.

JPK CONSULTING

Interim Controller- Aerotech Alloys - March 2012-January 2013

Key Results:

Develop and document business process flows and procedures.

Develop Financial reporting package.

Develop and document month end closing procedures.

Monthly reporting close including required month end reports.

Train and educate users in regards to the day to day tasks.

Troubleshoot and develop changes to manage the daily operational process.

Implemented financial controls.

Annual budget development.

Software upgrade including training and development.

PRIME AIR, LLC-A HEICO COMPANY (AEROSPACE/AVIATION INDUSTRY)

CONTROLLER January 2001-January 2010

An international distributor of aftermarket aircraft parts primarily serving the avionics aspect of commercial aircraft (Boeing and Airbus). Such instrumentation including but not limited to transponders, flight data recorders (commonly known as black boxes) etc.

Key Results:

Oversaw a staff of 8 while company revenues grew from $10 million to $42 million.

Built a finely tuned accounting department while fostering a collaborative environment that improved productivity, individual accountability and team morale.

Implemented ERP & G/L, financial systems, reports and schedules to improve forecast precision and standardize reporting procedures (Pentagon 2000 –MS SQL).

Development of accounting controls and procedures including credit, terms, accrual procedures and revenue and expense recognition.

Transitioned financial operations from private company to a unit of a publicly traded company including SOX compliance.

Responsibilities:

Financial results reporting, budget planning and analysis.

SOX compliance implementation.

Internal auditing, independent auditor interaction and coordination from private company through to a unit of public company.

Cash management and treasury operations.

Payroll, human resources administration including health benefits and 401K administration including outside liaison with outside consultants.

Payroll operations with Ceridian services.

Insurance coverage management.

Oversight of IT.

Sales tax returns and audits.

THYBONY WALLCOVERINGS, INC. (CONSUMER GOODS/SUPPLY CHAIN)

CONTROLLER 1994-2001

The company was a national distributor serving both the retail and commercial markets. Involved in the supply chain of wallpaper to regional and national chains such as Home Depot, Sherwin Williams and American Blind Factory.

Key Results:

Successful Implementation of new ERP system (EPICOR).

Complete overhaul of accounting operations including monthly reporting, analysis and budgeting

Responsibilities:

Analyzed and developed financial reporting system and internal accounting controls.

Point person for annual audit documentation and reporting

Developed and implemented sales tax registration and reporting in multiple states.

Oversaw payroll and human resources including transition from Robert White to Ceridian payroll and tax services

Established development a new 401K program through American funds including ongoing funding, loan administration and disbursements.

Reviewed credit and collection management

Managed the treasury function including managing the revolving letter of credit.

Involved in team management of software transition including customization aspects

KAR RITE INTERNATIONAL (AUTOMOTVE /CONSUMER GOODS)

Asst. Controller 1991-1994

The company manufactured and supplied the automotive accessories market to national chains such as Sears, Kmart, Pep Boys and Walmart. It is known for its plastic car top carrier shells used by families for cross country and camping vacations.

Key Results:

Analyzed, reconciled and developed procedures for intercompany transactions between US operation and UK subsidiary

Researched and developed costing procedures for BPICS, the company had attempted to previously implement this module, but were unsuccessful

Developed Cost Accounting procedures used in calculation of BOM.

Responsibilities:

Oversaw EDI transaction processing with Sears, Pep Boys, J.C. Penny, etc.

Month end financial reporting & analysis

Managed a staff of 4 in day-to-day operations

Year end physical Inventory

Annual audit documentation in cooperation with outside auditors

Cost accounting analysis

AMERICAN RACING EQUIPMENT, INC. (AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET)

Regional Controller 1989-1990

Key Results:

Developed reporting processes and analysis as the company transitioned from a private company to a unit of a public company

Set up banking system to allow for aggregating daily receipts from various locations (30)

Developed annual budgets and quarterly forecast updates

Set up Canadian subsidiary operations

Responsibilities

Month End close

Financial budgets and forecasts

Audit oversight

FEDERATED PAINT MANUFACTURING, INC. (INDUSTRIAL COATINGS)

Staff Accountant 1984-1989

Responsibilities:

Journal Entries

Accountant Reconciliations

Payroll and Payroll Tax returns

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office, Epicor, Pentagon 2000, ACCPAC, QuickBooks, Access, Crystal Reports, Cognos Business Intelligence



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