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Customer Service Accounting

Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
November 27, 2018

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Nicholas C. Chibucos, CPA

Hinsdale, IL 708-***-****

Senior Finance Manager

Transformational leader driving financial operations in a fast-paced, ever-changing corporate landscape

Skilled and dynamic finance leader with robust experience fostering organizational growth through exceptional financial management and accounting operations. Key highlights include:

Areas of Expertise

Financial Management

Executive Leadership

Accounting Functions

Regulatory Compliance

Financial Reporting

Data Analysis

Process Improvement

Risk Management

Corporate Strategy

Professional Experience

Financial Consultant, 10/2018 – Present

IFG Consulting, Chicago, IL

Assisting major distribution and supply chain with ASC 606 revenue recognition project in order to comply with new rules.

Director of Accounting & Finance, 01/2017 – 05/2018

Healthcare Financial Management, Westchester, IL

Directed comprehensive daily accounting operations, including billing, receivables, collections, and payables. Coordinated annual tax and audit preparation, as well as treasury functions, such as the monitoring of cash position and managing all banking relationships.

Overhauled Accounts Receivable system reducing bad debt account by 50% and increasing collections.

Compiled all budget data from 22 various business units and checked for accuracy and completeness of budgetary data to ensure all was in line with strategic goals.

Created and Implemented an integrated budgeting systems that assisted OPS teams to build annual budgets with optimal accuracy and quicker turnaround.

Created a cash flow monitoring process to ensure cash is reconciled and reported accurately.

Developed and executed electronic expense reporting, increasing accuracy and improving overall effectiveness.

Reviewed all internal controls for weaknesses and acted accordingly to identify and strengthen key controls.

Worked closely with various corporate departments such as HR and IT to ensure procurement purchases were following GAAP and/or expensed/capitalized according to company policy.

Developed a high performance finance team to assist the organization in quicker, more accurate reporting.

Reviewed established banking and Insurance agreements and relations, creating annual savings of $80K.

Sr. Director/Vice President of Accounting, Finance, and Administration, 11/2011 – 01/2017

American Health Information Management, Chicago, IL

Successfully led a team of 17 associates while overseeing the accounting and customer service teams by increasing variance reporting and accounting services to the company and reducing monthly close by 50% using PeopleSoft general ledger system. Created, integrated and administered quarterly forecasting model that facilitated year-end forecasting, budgeting, and reporting.

Managed all budgets for 10 major VP business units and held training classes to ensure budgets were compiled using GAAP principles over a 5-year period.

Reviewed and led the setting of job costing rates of products to ensure product profitability.

Reduced overall Bad Debt Allowance by strengthening collection process.

Developed new time entry system that complied with project and grant reporting.

Lead IT team in setting procurement policy for supplies vs. capital equipment purchases and internal builds.

Instituted SaaS and ASC 606 compliance and ASC 842 on lease accounting

Interpreted client contracts to ensure ASC 606 was applied correctly.

Optimized insurance policies to reduce organizational risk.

Assistant Controller, 09/2004 – 11/2011

GE InterPark Incorporated, Chicago, IL

Coordinated public financial reporting and all corresponding schedules and internal control questionnaires to parent company. Managed all budgeting, capital expenses, legal, insurance, payroll, regulatory, and process and control reviews. Oversaw a team of six analysts, including regional controllers. Automated manual journal entries, streamlining processes to reduce duplicate and manual staff work. Served as main liaison for GAAP compliance related to corporate and operational issues.

32 quarters of 10Q and 10K filing to parent company and all IC questionnaires for SOX compliance.

Met with account executives of each business unit to assist with variances and budgeting.

Financial liaison for best practices on GAAP, tax matters, and state and city filings of sales taxes.

Improved reporting for budgeting and forecasting, reducing sign-off time by 75%.

Created SOX compliance guidelines and questionnaires, minimizing corporate risk for business units.

Financial Consultant, 09/1999 – 09/2004

JeffersonWells International Consulting, Chicago, IL

Key member of SOX compliance group flowcharting key controls and operational processes for Boeing.

Developed and/or strengthened internal controls for clients. Net effect, streamlined processes, reduced staff time on processes, and ensured a more successful year-end audit with great assurance on processes.

Proven process improvement on clients such as Boeing, Kraft, Navistar, BP Amoco, Standard Parking.

Additional Experience - Details Available Upon Request:

Divisional Controller - SmithBucklin & Associates - Chicago, IL 03/1991 – 09/1999

Senior Auditor - Laventhol & Horwath Public Accounting Firm - Chicago, IL 08/1987 – 11/1990

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Southern Illinois University


Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Six Sigma Green Belt tested.

Advanced skills in Microsoft Office products including Visio, Pivots, Charting, macros, and VLookups.

PeopleSoft, Great Plains, Oracle, Hyperion, JD Edwards, Enterprise, Platinum, AS400, Lawson.

Member, AICPA and ILCPA

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