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Management Accounting

Location:
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Posted:
August 28, 2018

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About: Martin Kagan 503-***-**** ac6ufe@r.postjobfree.com

OPERATIONS & FINANCE MANAGEMENT/ - Results-driven executive with extensive experience within: Data analytics & leading successful turnaround, transition and high growth companies. Proven top-level qualifications across all core operational and financial functions. Reputation as expert in reorganizing, streamlining and strengthening operations to build value, drive corporate earnings and catalyze future growth. Conceptual leader developing and motivating cross functional teams that exceed expectations in productivity and customer satisfaction. Focused on establishing niche areas of business activities, combining demonstrated expertise in trade negotiations to optimize transactions. Start-Up and Entrepreneurial evangelist with the ability to initiate and grow concepts to fruition. Bachelor of Accounting; Bachelor of Commerce; Post Grads in: Data Analytics & in Finance and Auditing Professional designation :Chartered accountant (CA)-SA & UK as well as Cost and Management accountant (CMA-UK). Currently located in Portland, Oregon area; willing to relocate.

Experience

Founder CIO Data Cocoon LLC

Jan 2013 – Present Beaverton, OR (US)

Founded company from startup *Developed B4_UR_IZ Data visualization software *Designed and implemented an advanced 3d analytical business platform. *Obtained patent on "Hex" data visualization *Managed contractors to get projects done that could not be handled internally *Presented to several education institutions and received positive reviews from professors * Conceptualized and recommended action items and detailed development planning to boards and to senior management. * Day-to-day operational control full cycle management and accounting

VP Finance Operation Nakan Capital Partners Intl

Sep 1997 - Dec 2012 USA & Johannesburg (South Africa)

Specialized in Management Services, Asset & Legal Recovery Assignments, International Private Finance Real Estate, Active Portfolio management. African Property Trust Management Provided management, corporate directors, investors, lenders and others with reliable information and guidance regarding accounting, business processes and controls, compliance, and other information used for strategic transactions. * Formulated and recommended action items and detailed planning to boards and to senior management. * Intensive local and international day-to-day operational control of several problematic sites, and full and partial redevelopment of properties and enhancement of tenant mix and rental yields. * Refinanced and re-capitalized structure to maximize returns and minimize operation and structural cost.

VP International Operations ITEX Corporation

Jan 1994 - Jan 1996 Beaverton, OR (US)

*Initiated and formulated the international franchise structure *Set up and founded several key international franchise locations and offices *Directly dealt with the day to day operational aspects of establishing & running multi nationals *Reported directly to both Main -board and C-Suite of the corporation. *Implemented and maintained all aspects of running and operating diverse national and international trade offset programs *grew the operation from concept to multi-location with market penetration and clients world wide.

Project Leader COO

BNTE BCN BX Cheviot Finance

Jan 1990 - Jan 1994 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Launching the National branding of the merged entities of the 3 operations below Focused on Data Analytics and Financial submissions Designed &developed a fully integrated trading and accounting platform . Sold several key franchise locations and offices *Directly dealt with the day to day operational aspects of establishing & running multi locations operation *Reported directly to both Main -board and C-Suite of the corporation. *Implemented and maintained all aspects of running and operating diverse national trade offset programs *Grew the operation from concept to multi-location with deep-market penetration

CFO CEO BCN ITEX/ BX

Jan 1985 - Jan 1990 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Promoted actions focused at creating, enhancing and maximizing enterprise value by originating and executing transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; facilitating transactions and refinancing alternatives within the capital markets; devising strategies to optimize the value of core and secondary assets; and developing restructuring programs over a broad range of business profiles and industries. *Initiated and implemented E-business solutions, in anticipating future trends to a customer centric model and the blending of existing business systems into the revised business interface. *Lead team development and participation - assisting associates to realize the value of their own value and their peers by developing unique solutions to attract, manage and retain employees. *Helped operations maximize value by identifying and implementing comprehensive strategies for corporate, international, expansion.

Finance & Marketing Director of CF

Trading and Negotiating Cheviot Finance Ltd

Jan 1980 - Jan 1985 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Through a fleet of vehicle focused on direct selling of Household appliances in which the group was the largest contributor to national franchise sale and best performance Negotiated the sale of the division. *Established, developed and later merged a general excess inventory merchandise operation into a national distribution and marketing company, which I later successfully sold.

Management Consultant Tiger Brands

Jan 1980 - Jan 1982 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Pepsi Cola SA and SA OIL MILLS -Divisional reasonability to monitor and advise the Group Chairman directly on operation matters. Tiger Oats is a Top 50 SA listed CO. *Responsible for the evaluation/implementation of LIFO into the group, resulted in annual tax savings of several million. Further saving occurred through lateral thinking of the taxes base. *Involved in: export incentives in which our proposals advanced saving accruing to the group as well as computerization of monthly management reporting and year end/ consolidations.

Audit Senior

Arthur Anderson & Co

Jan 1977 - Jan 1980 Johannesburg (South Africa)

Exposed to a large number of companies, both public and private e.g. Plate Glass (Building), Adcock Ingram (Pharmaceuticals), Hendred Fruehof (Trailer Mfg) and Tiger Oats (Food Corporation), JHL National Properties: - wide exposure Consolidations I write up I client investigation work advanced accounting and data reviews.

Skills & Specialization

Business Analytics / Data Processing /Business Systems Acquisitions/Business Processes/Senior Management/Day to Day Management/Team Development/Accountant/CA-SA Management Reporting/Mergers/E-business/Consolidations I/Cost & management /Accountant /Inventory/Unique/Enterprise/Real Estate/Taxes/Finance/Capital Markets/ Client-Strategic goals/Sales/MS Office/Marketing/Mfg/Proposals/Accounting/Windows/Tax/QuickBooks/Crystal Reports/Legal

Education

University of the Witwatersrand South Africa

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Accounting University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1976

Bachelor of Commerce University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1978

Higher Diploma in Accounting University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1978

Postgraduate Business Data Processing University of the Witwatersrand South Africa 1981

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Chartered Accountant (CA - UK & SA), South Africa

Cost and Management Accountant (CMA), United Kingdom



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