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Assistant Controller/FP&A Analyst

Location:
Buford, Georgia, United States
Posted:
October 18, 2018

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Multi-talented, results driven, with passion to deliver absolute excellence and exceed expectations, i.e., “the go-to guy”. Demonstrated expertise in financial accounting, cost accounting, process improvement, operations and strategic business management with ability to convey even the most complex concept and influence business partners at all levels. Committed team builder that fosters atmosphere that encourages the delivery of maximum results. Managed staffs up to 25. Extensive industry experience including public accounting and exceptional IT skills.

CORE CAPABILITIES

Financial Accounting

Public Accounting

Cost Accounting and Reporting (ABC,TOC)

Strategic Business Operations Management

Taxation (Preparation, Research, Planning)

Manufacturing and Production Management

Managerial Accounting

Not-for-profit / Governmental Accounting

Operations Management

Organizational Development and Team Building

Process improvement and redesign

Financial Systems (AIS/ERP)

“Kevin has a grasp of the "big picture" and application knowledge of the detail rules and procedures. Absolute integrity.” Bob Cluskey, Owner, G R Cluskey Jr CPA

“Decisive, Action and Outcomes Focused, Insightful and Tenacious are the first words I use to describe Kevin. The client ALWAYS wins when Kevin is involved Jeff Edwards, President, Alchemists International.

“Kevin is a well rounded and highly professional individual. I'd recommend him due to his steady approach and personal integrity.” Scott Newell, President, Bluewater Ropes

EDUCATION

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc)

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia. 2005

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia. 1999

Bachelor of Science – Physics (Theoretical)

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia. 1992

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Independent Business Owner

Global Partner Solutions, Inc., Carrollton, Georgia 2007 - Present

Owner of contract accounting and management consulting firm with services that range from interim management (manager, controller, CFO), strategic planning, financial accounting services, audit preparation and assistance, development and deployment of cost accounting models in support of standard costing and strategic management planning and execution, comparative business and industry forecasts, general accounting assistance (AR, AR, GL & FA).

Staff Accountant

Grace & Associates, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia 2006

Reporting directly to the partners of a boutique public accounting firm, was responsible for planning and execution of audits, review and compilation engagements, tax preparation and planning. Additional responsibilities included business development and the creation of assurance and advisory services not previously existing within the firm.

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

West Georgia Technical College, Carrollton, GA 2011 - 2014

Professor of Financial and Managerial Accounting, Taxation (Corporate, Individual, Payroll), Financial Accounting Systems.

Adjunct Professor of Accounting

University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 2010 - 2011

Professor of Financial and Managerial Accounting

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Georgia In process

Eligible for licensure, all portions of the exam not yet completed.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

General Faculty 2002 - 2006

Georgia Institute of Technology

Management Consultant

Argo Consulting, Inc., Chicago, Illinois 2000 - 2001

Process Improvement Engineer

Indalex Aluminum Solutions, Inc., Elkhart, Indiana 2000

Development / Manufacturing Engineer

Yokogawa Corporation, Newnan, Georgia 1992 - 1999

MILITARY

United States Marine Corps 1985 - 1993

SUMMARY OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Industry experience extends to: Automotive - OEM & tiered suppliers; Capital equipment manufacture and metal fabrication; Communication - wireless components; Electrical and electronic equipment manufacture - test & measurement and industrial control; Aluminum extrusions; Furniture - upholstered and case goods; Medical devices – surgical and non-surgical; Plastics - injection molding and castings; Non-ferrous metal casting; Textiles – woven and non-woven, rope and cordage; Tool and die manufacturing; Legal; Real estate; Retail; and Service industries.

RESEARCH

•“Applications of Managerial Accounting in the Strategic Management Process”, 2006

•“Holistic Approach of Lean Transformations”, 2006

•”Alternative Audit Methodology", in process

•“Performance Budgeting, 2004

•“Ethical Issues in Accounting”, 2004

• “OMB’s Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)”, 2004

•“Alternative Treatment of Hedging Gains and Losses and Disclosure”, 2003

•“Influences of Culture on Organization Management”, 2002

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Interim accounting management roles:

Accounting Manager for $23 million distribution client,

Controller for $30 million manufacturing client

CFO for $10 million manufacturing client

Reduced over-90 aged receivables for $3.2 billion manufacturer by over 50 percent in 3- months

Redesigned inventory cost and reporting system for $10 million manufacturer

Identified and corrected reporting errors for a $30 million not-for-profit exceeding $1 million and brought financial reports in compliance with GAAP.

Restructured accounting and reporting system for $8 million manufacturer .

Identified and corrected $1 million taxable error for $100 million real estate client.

Authored over 25 turnaround strategies for manufacturers ranging in size up to $50 million.

Managed disbursements of $1 million in federal grants to companies throughout the U.S.

Developed turn-around strategy for a subsidiary of a $250 million multinational, to the global CEO, Chairman of the Board of its investment bank, which was subsequently incorporated into the corporate production philosophy and improvement process for all corporate subsidiaries.

Reduced raw material inventory by one half and $300 thousand of finished goods within 3-months for an annual $2 million cost savings.

Initiated organization changes for a $500 thousand annual return in a single department.

Directed inter-company team to resolve supply chain management and quality issues to increase production output by over 35 percent while reducing operating costs by 25 percent.

Initiated hedge purchase strategies to control raw material costs for annual savings of $1 million as the result of varying commodities market pricing.

Member of due diligence teams for corporate mergers and acquisitions and outsourcing to strategic partners to free up additional capacity.

Managed two-year, 25 person team transferring manufacturing from Japan to the United States finishing ahead of schedule and $50,000 under budget with improvements beyond targets.

Spearheaded reengineering of core product line for projected $250 thousand annual savings.

Granted the Sigma Xi Award for Scientific Achievement.

Member of the Georgia Tech Faculty Senate (2004-2005).

Enrolled and earned two graduate degrees while working full-time and maintained GPA of 3.9/4.0.



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