Charles W. Browning, CPA, CGMA
Finance Customer Satisfaction Accounting
CORPORATE CONTROLLER/ASSISTANT CONTROLLER
An accomplished controller with 20 years of detail-oriented accounting and finance experience. Exceptionally skilled finance and accounting professional who excels at discovering ways for organizations to reduce expenses, streamline processes, maximize EBITDA/profits and improve shareholder wealth. Able to explain accounting procedures and reports in plain English that others can understand and benefit. Productive, enthusiastic and energetic professional providing organizational, planning and problem-solving skills. Quickly learns new processes and thrives in challenging work environments with an emphasis on results. Easily works independently, has an excellent business acumen and a successful career.
Budgeting Cash & Debit Management Leadership Risk Management Financial Planning & Analysis Accounting Management / Treasury Operations Computer-based Proficiency GAAP Communications Capital & Fixed Assets Contract Negotiations Contingency Planning Insurance KPI Analysis Margin/Performance Analysis Month End Processing Payroll Critical Thinking Decision Making Forecasting Efficiency Improvements Financial Statements Human Resources Benefits MS Office Suite QuickBooks MAS 90 FAS Timberline Fixed Asset Software Prosystems Proseries Tax Pivot Vlookup MS Great Plains
Controller The Food Source International, Inc. Exton, PA April 2017 to August 2018
Manages and directs the finance and control functions and business operations; invoicing, accounts receivable; accounts payable; cash reporting; payroll; employee benefit programs; and banking (line-of-credit covenants); manages a team of three.
Interacts with an outside accounting firm to conduct the year-end review.
Prepares GAAP financials; presents actual versus budget results; with metrics to the principal of the company.
Improved efficiencies; deposits; commission reporting; and software utilization.
Increased billing efficiency; reduced cost; implemented email invoicing.
Instrumental in training and usage of Microsoft Great Plains software; created reports and processes to accurately record transactions; prepared complete and accurate financial statements along with meaningful metrics.
Configured a sales commission report using the accounting software; generates the information necessary to pay commissions; saves about 16 hours of time preparing commission reports; eliminates manual calculations.
Controller Frank Sexton Enterprises, Inc. / SommerMaid Creamery Doylestown, PA January 2015 to April 2017
Supervised a staff of three; managed the daily operation of the accounting function; payroll; human resources.
Prepared and presented GAAP financials to principals of the company.
Implemented cost-cutting measures approximating $15K; initiated policy and procedure changes.
Created new metrics to measure freight/warehouse costs; improved financial statement delivery time.
improved reporting capabilities to prepare monthly financials with more transparency; provided detail to support financials and improve transparency to management.
Implemented an allocation structure to add freight and other costs to the value of inventory; this resulted in a more accurate cost of sales and inventory value reporting.
Controller / CFO Joseph J. White, Inc. / Pine Barrens Native Fruits, LLC Browns Mill, NJ July 2011 to December 2014
Directs the daily accounting functions; payable; receivables; payroll; human resources.
Prepares financial statements; budgets; cash projections; job-costing; fixed asset depreciation; tax returns; maintains banking, insurance and financing relationships; developed financial metrics.
Evaluates new business ventures and investments; and capital projects.
Installed MAS 90 software to establish non-existent reporting for three companies; developed procedures for capturing data.
Instrumental in the pricing structure for products; created process cost system for inventory items.
Managing Controller Senior Lifestyles, Inc. / dba: Brighten Place Chalfont, PA April 2009 to July 2011
Member of the executive team in charge of the day-to-day operations of a brain-injury personal care home funded by both public and private sources.
Prepared financial statements; annual budgets; cash projections; and cash flow statements; reviewed with CEO and Board.
Managed entire audit process; maintained communications with outside auditors; assisted with year-end tax preparations.
Implemented and installed MAS 90 software and created reports to measure performance and tracking of revenue sources and expenses; presented a full set of financials and a number of metrics to a much appreciative board of directors.
Obtained sales tax exemption certificate; saved approximated $15K annually.
Developed a corporate compliance plan.
Supervisor / Senior St. Clair, CPA Solutions Conshohocken, PA January 2007 to April 2009
Supervised staff on audits, reviews, and other financial and tax engagements.
Client was purchased by a venture capital entity and did not have a controller on staff; learned the client’s business and compiled accounting records, made necessary adjustments and prepared financials; improved financial visibility to VC group.
Implemented a paperless filing system for all client records.
Controller Anthony & Sylvan Pools, Inc. Doylestown, PA April 2004 to January 2007
Newly created position; developed metrics for new management team to measure performance of division; improved reporting to executive team members; made the division more profitable by 20%.
Maintained day-to-day operations for 12 locations; safeguarded cash; inventory; fixed assets and the related inventory.
Developed budgets and forecasts; prepared monthly financial statements.
Recognized, in 2005, as achieving the highest sales and net income ever recorded for the retail and service divisions.
Established relationships with construction controllers; resulted in better reimbursement of expenses.
Controller Utility Line Services, Inc./Great Western Services, Inc. Conshohocken, PA January 1999 to April 2004
Managed accounting and financial functions for two entities with annual revenues of $40M; job costing; budget; cash management; union payroll, payables; receivables; supervised six staff members between the two locations.
Saved more than $25K annually by installing MAS 90 job-costing software; was able to accurately compare actual to budget.
Designed a method to electronically capture payroll information by job and import directly into software; payroll process could be accomplished in less than a day; enabled the reporting of union benefits and the allocation of these benefits to each job.
Managed lump sum, cost plus fee with GMP and blanket contracts for two separate entities as well as calculated WIP and over/under billings.
Certified Public Accountant
Chartered Global Management Accountant
Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, Lasalle University