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Financial Accounting

Grosse Pointe, MI, 48230
October 30, 2018

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*** ********** • Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230

313-***-**** •


Dynamic Chief Financial Officer with more than 20 years high profile financial experience. Demonstrated expertise as a Controller managing Finance, Tax, Billing, Credit and Collections, Accounts Payable, Budget, Payroll, Treasury and Accounting Systems. Proven experience implementing financial systems and employee benefits programs. Skilled at International Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Business Consulting. Solid leadership experience managing business operations and administration.

Chief Financial Officer • Budgeting • Cost / Benefit Analysis • Financial Statements • Internal Controls • Payroll Financial Analysis • Consulting • Strategic Planning • Team Leadership / Motivation • Process Improvement Reporting • Audits • International Business • Workforce Planning • M&A • Performance Management • Treasury Forecasting • Employee Benefits / Retirement • Client Relations • Monthly Closes • General Ledger • Tax Reporting CRAIN COMMUNICATIONS INC. • Detroit, Michigan • 10/1992 – 12/2014 Trade and consumer magazines, newspapers and website publishing and news. Vice President / Corporate Controller, Acting CFO

Directed the Financial Services Department supporting 80 profit centers within 25 business units. Managed 40 employees that included the complete accounting cycle for over 1,000 employees and billing for more than 100,000 invoices annually. Developed business strategy and recommendations for the Board of Directors. Provided business unit support for international operations in the United Kingdom, Germany and Mexico. Served as lead financial executive for

$30 million in acquisitions and divestures including due diligence, negotiations, transition management and system integration. Maintained investment portfolio of up to $50 million primarily invested in short and medium term municipal securities to maximize shareholder returns. Analyzed domestic and international technical accounting and reporting requirements for legal and regulatory compliance.


• Selected new financial systems to manage General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Budget and Financial Analysis, Payroll, Billing and Credit systems. Implemented systems to meet the current and future financial requirements of the company,

• Worked with Human Resource department to select and implement new flexible benefits plans to provide employee choice. Prepared customized benefits reports for 700 employees for retirement planning and selection.

• Negotiated purchase of company’s headquarters' building at 50% of loan amount saving $10 million.

• Managed merger and acquisition expansion into staffing industry operations. Identified acquisition targets and negotiated $10 million business purchase. Directed integration process for administration and financial operations. Additional Experience

Senior Manager, PriceWaterhouse, Detroit, Michigan / Glasgow, Scotland EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration in Finance

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan




Certified Public Accountant, State of Michigan


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants Board Member and Finance Chairman, Northeast Guidance Center Leadership Detroit Program, Class of XVI

Rivertown Business Association Treasurer

Downtown Detroit Partnership Board Member and Trustee American Business Press and Magazine Publishers Association Finance Committee Member

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