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Manager Accounting

Location:
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 19, 2018

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THOMAS E. FARR

*** *********** ***** * Blandon, PA 19510

Phone: 610-***-**** E-mail: ac7fkz@r.postjobfree.com

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / CONTROLLER

Finance & Accounting Management * Banking & Cash Management * Budgeting

Insurance & Risk Management * Tax & Regulatory Compliance * Financial Analysis

Senior-level executive with extensive finance, administration and public accounting experience in diverse

industries, including retail, wholesale distribution, commercial real estate, manufacturing, construction

contracting and service-related industries. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth

and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, cost reductions, internal controls,

and productivity / efficiency improvements. CPA with strong qualifications in technical accounting

issues, financial reporting, general management, business planning, budgets, cash forecasting,

consolidated entities, staff development / leadership and team-building.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FARR ENTERPRISES ( Blandon, PA ) 2018

to

Owner / Consultant Present

Pursuing ongoing expansion of my own personal, professional, and leadership development across a wide range of media

Marketing life-changing personal and leadership development materials which focus on helping people accomplish their financial goals and dreams in life

Directly mentoring with one of the top leadership experts in America

Educating and coaching corporations and individuals in all areas of personal, professional, and leadership development

Building teams and compensated communities of people which prosper by operating at the intersection of four exciting industries ( Personal Development, Home-Based Businesses, Life Coaching, and Community Building )

Mentoring leaders that develop other leaders

IMPERIUM MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Reading, PA) 2016

to

Financial Reporting Manager 2017

Assisted the CFO in directing the overall financial policies of a $60 million company in the not-for-profit human services industry

Oversaw all financial reporting functions

Designed and coordinated a wide variety of accounting and statistical data and reports for monthly financial review with Executive Committee of Company

Coordinated all aspects of monthly closing procedures

Prepared individual company and consolidated financial statements on a month-to-date and year-to-date basis

THE HYMAN GROUP (Allentown, PA ) 2010

to

Chief Financial Officer 2015

Responsible for directing the overall financial policies of a $30 million consolidated entity, consisting of 10 companies in the retail costume jewelry industry and 10 limited liability companies in the commercial real estate industry

Automated all month-end close procedures by creating and linking excel spreadsheets

Oversaw all financial functions including accounting, budget, cash management, debt service, insurance, and tax

Managed and trained staff in all areas of accounting and finance such as cash reconciliation, accounts payable, fixed assets, payroll, inventory control and costing, long-term debt, equity, and financial reporting

Designed and coordinated all aspects of monthly closing procedures; Reduced month-end closing period from 120 days to within 30 days of month-end despite twice the workload

Prepared individual company and consolidated financial statements on a month-to-date and year-to-date basis

Gathered data in coordination with audits of all natures: bank, state sales tax, insurance and workers compensation, 401k and pension plans

ELITE SPORTSWEAR, LTD. (Reading, PA ) 2008

to

Controller 2010

Assisted the CFO in directing the overall financial policies of a $25 million company in the retail sports apparel manufacturing industry

Oversaw all financial functions including accounting, budget, cash management, debt service, insurance, and tax

Primary responsibilities included the following:

Managed and trained staff in all areas of accounting and finance such as cash reconciliation, accounts receivable and payable, fixed assets, payroll, inventory control and costing, pricing, long-term debt, equity, and financial reporting

Designed and coordinated all aspects of monthly closing procedures

Prepared individual company and consolidated financial statements on a month-to-date and year-to-date basis with budget to actual comparisons

Gathered data in coordination with audits of all natures: bank, state sales tax, insurance and workers compensation, 401k and pension plans

ALL STAR DISTRIBUTING, INC. (Reading, PA) 2001

to

Chief Financial Officer 2007

Responsible for directing the overall financial policies of a $100 million company in the wholesale beverage distribution industry

Oversaw all financial functions including accounting, budget, credit, customer service, insurance, tax and treasury

Primary responsibilities included the following:

Managed and trained staff in all areas of accounting and finance such as cash reconciliation, accounts receivable and payable, fixed assets, payroll, inventory control and costing, pricing, long-term debt, equity, and financial reporting

Prepared annual budgets for all 5 subsidiary companies individually and on a consolidated basis; Devised rolling budgets for all companies which were updated on a monthly basis

Designed and coordinated all aspects of monthly closing procedures

Prepared individual company and consolidated financial statements on a month-to-date and year-to-date basis with budget to actual comparisons

Handled all areas of hiring and terminating department personnel, along with preparing and conducting annual personnel performance reviews

Prepared forecasts and projections in accordance with several corporate and brand acquisitions

Gathered data in coordination with audits of all natures: bank, state sales tax, insurance and workers compensation, 401k and pension plans

Designed and coordinated a wide variety of accounting and statistical data and reports for quarterly financial review with Executive Committee of Company

Obtained individual executive coaching and leadership development

HERBEIN & COMPANY, INC. (Reading, PA ) 1998

to

Senior Manager – Audit 2001

Managed self-sustained small business client volume while simultaneously managing Herbein’s larger audit clients

Planned, supervised and completed all phases of medium to large sized commercial and school district audit engagements in the manufacturing, contracting, wholesale, retail, service and governmental industries for entities grossing between 4 and 100 million annually

Trained and supervised staff of various levels of experience

Reviewed all types of commercial audits, reviews and compilations for quality control purposes and mandatory in-house peer reviews

Taught in house professional development seminars for colleagues and clients on various audit and accounting issues

Gained considerable experience related to corporation and partnership tax issues (including consolidations, combinations, and multi-state tax filings)

Conducted and participated in Manager/Partner meetings, department meetings, client consultations and post audit conferences

THOMAS E. FARR, CPA (Mt. Penn, PA ) 1996

to

Sole Practitioner 1998

Developed an accounting practice exceeding a business volume of $100,000 within one year

Successfully performed all operational activities of a small accounting practice as follows:

Marketing and business development

Accounting, consulting, and tax services for businesses ranging in size from $100, 000 to $5,000,000 in gross annual sales, such as:

Compilations and reviews (including consolidations)

Due diligence for NovaCare mergers and acquisitions all over the United States

Corporate, partnership, and personal income tax returns

Other bookkeeping and write-up services for smaller entities

Assisted clients through IRS tax audits and other tax consultations

Support services such as billing, collections, and internal financial management and reporting

REINSEL AND COMPANY, LLP (Wyomissing, PA ) 1989

to

Audit Manager 1996

Advanced from senior accountant to manager within five years

Designed and developed customized audit programs for use on commercial contractors and manufacturing clients with complex standard costs systems (Used by colleagues as prototype for all similar engagements)

Initiated, developed and expanded the application of statistical sampling and audit testing for all types of engagements

Participated in college recruiting program for 4 years; Conducted on-campus visits and interviews with potential employment candidates

Chaired the audit department’s “Manufacturing Committee” for 3 years

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

BS, Accounting, Albright College

Ruth C. Jones Scholarship

Albright Trustee Fellowship Grant

CPA, November 1991

Inactive member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Inactive member of Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Computer Literacy: Microsoft Excel and Word, MAS 90, Solomon, Lotus, Quickbooks Pro, internet familiarity, Go System, FAST, ATB, Prosystems Tax software, and various general ledger and other software packages



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