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Financial Accounting

Cupertino, California, United States
December 12, 2018

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Patrick B. Malahy, CPA, MBA

Cupertino, CA 408-***-****

Chief Financial Officer / Vice President of Finance

An executive-level Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Director of Finance seeks to bring 20+ years of progressive experience to an industry-leading organization. Strong history of success in global financial leadership, finance department management and business partnering roles. Proven record of collaborating with members of Finance, Operations, Sales and R&D organizations to meet business objectives and achieve financial goals. Deep experience directing manufacturing finance, general accounting and FP&A teams. FP&A skills include quarterly forecasting, variance analysis, annual budgeting and strategic planning. Other skills include cost analysis, margin improvement, systems implementation, and more. Diligent, goal-oriented and inquisitive with a bias for action and possessing the skills, training, and hands-on experience needed to make an immediate impact in any fast-paced team.

Deep Manufacturing Experience

Gross Margin Improvement

Lead Corporate FP&A

Systems Implementation

Executive Team Membership

Partner With Sales, Ops and R&D

Strategic Planning & Budgeting

Continuous Process Improvement

Expert Team Leadership Skills

Complex Financial Modeling

Internal Controls Ownership

Corporate & Accounting Policy


20+ years in progressive accounting, financial leadership, operations finance and FP&A roles.

Senior-level finance experience in semiconductor, solar, and other high technology manufacturing industries.

Building and leading global and local finance teams in both mature businesses and start-up companies.

Refining business processes, reducing costs, and improving gross margins and financial results.

Strategic planning and the development and execution of manufacturing, OPEX, and SG&A annual plans.

Complex financial modeling, including future scenario modeling, solar EPC project finance, M&A due diligence, cash and working capital management, cash flow forecasting, and more.

Using problem solving, communication, and leadership skills to excel in rapidly changing environments.

Planning and directing financial policies/procedures to meet company goals and objectives.

Participation in, and presenting financial results to, executive teams and boards.

Coordinating the documentation, testing, implementation, and compliance of complex internal controls.

Ensuring accurate financial reporting and control through expert knowledge of accounting principles.

Creating revenue enhancement and cost savings opportunities through short- and long-range planning.

Developing and coordinating systems/processes to ensure compliance with financial policies and covenants.


Akamai Solar, Inc., - Chief Financial Officer 2015-2018

Founding member and corporate officer of photovoltaic technology IP development startup.

Assisted in formulating the company's business plan and supporting tactical direction.

Managed equity, debt fundraising, strategic operational planning, and more in coordination with the CEO.

Planned and directed financial policies/procedures to meet company goals and objectives.

Managed the administrative, financial, risk management, operational strategy, and reporting of all related metrics.

Oversaw accounting, finance, IT, HR, internal controls, FP&A, cash management, compliance, internal and external reporting, investor relations, payroll, tax, and general office administration.

Hired 20 employees, purchased $2.5M+ in equipment, and managed daily operations processes.

Extended the company’s fundraising runway 5+ months by improving processes to conserve funds.

Performed all duties needed to wind down the company at appropriate time, ensuring no unpaid liabilities.

Stion Corp - Acting VP of Finance/Sr. Director of Finance 2011-2015

Promoted from Sr. Director of Finance to Acting VP Finance from Q1 2013 forward for excellent performance.

Managed all aspects of corporate finance as executive team member reporting directly to the CFO/CEO.

Analyzed company's finances to report on profits, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets.

Oversaw budgeting, capital budgeting, planning, long range financial planning, financial modeling, scenario modeling and BOD reporting for a solar panel design/manufacturing startup.

Developed and managed key business relationships with investors, creditors, customers, and financial institutions.

Managed general accounting, manufacturing cost accounting, cash management, supply chain finance, internal and external reporting, internal controls, audit support, tax, and special projects.

Directed M & A due diligence, fundraising, ERP system implementation, and more financial matters.

Led the development, review, and implementation of all accounting and corporate policies.

De Anza Financial Management Services - Founder/Financial Management Consultant 2010-2011

Used deep finance knowledge to consult with clients on a variety of financial management topics.

Performed thorough financial analysis and created effective management reports.

Guided business on M&A integrations, ERP system implementations, finance processes, budgeting, and more.

Assessed financial position to create financial plans that meet both short- and long-term goals.

Refined business processes, reduced costs, and improved working capital management for clients.

Provided business decision support, financial planning & analysis and general financial management.

Pericom Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, CA - Corporate Controller 2000-2005 & 2006-2008

Led the accounting and finance department of a publicly traded, global, fabless semiconductor company.

Oversaw all financial and accounting functions (billing, accounts payable/receivable, budgeting, tax and more).

Designed, implemented, and managed high-value projects and initiatives in direct support of the CFO.

Developed and coordinated operational systems/processes to ensure conformance to financial policies.

Trained, developed, and oversaw the performance of up to twelve Finance Department personnel.

Assured GAAP compliance, prepared earnings, and managed press releases/conference call scripts.

Managed the processes for all SEC filings, including 10-Q, 10-K, the proxy statement and 8-K’s.

Coordinated external audits and reviews and administered annual budget, quarterly forecasts, and updates.

Oversaw SOX 404 documentation/auditing process and all related internal finance controls including ICFR.

Ensured product level and product line profitability by performing detailed cost and margin analysis.

Coordinated legal matters with corporate counsel and outside counsel and reviewed company contracts.

Career Note: Also held the roles of Assistant Controller for Ikanos Communications, Inc., (2005-2006), Division Controller for Integrated Device Technology, Inc., (1999-2000), Plant Controller for Jabil Circuit, Inc., (1998-1999), Controller for Topaz Technologies, Inc., (1997-1998), Group Controller for Furon Company (1995-1997), and Accountant/Cost Accountant/Senior Financial Analyst for VLSI Technology, Inc., (1990-1995).


Master of Business Administration, Finance - Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Bachelor of Science, Accounting (honors) - San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Professional Certifications: Certified Public Accountant – California License #116445 (Active)

CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant

Accounting systems, administration, audit, automation, budgeting, cash flow, forecasting, compliance, consolidations, consulting, contract management, cost accounting, cost control, cost reduction, credit policy, due diligence, equities, ERP system implementation, executive, external reporting, finance, financial analysis, financial management, financial modeling, financial planning, finance policy, financial reporting, fixed assets, forecasting, fundraising, GAAP, growth, ICFR, insurance, internal controls, internal reporting, inventory, M&A, management, leadership, legal, margin, manufacturing, mergers & acquisitions, metrics, new products, operations finance, oracle, outsourcing, P&L management, PE, planning, presentation skills, press releases, pricing, process improvement, product portfolio, profit, private equity, profit, research & development,, revenue risk management, ROI, sales, secretary, strategy, strategic planning, supervision, system implementation, tax management, teamwork, treasury, valuation, vendor management, venture capital, working capital, management, Cognos, Essbase, Excel, Hyperion, JD Edwards, Oracle, QuickBooks, QAD, Symix, TM1

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