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Accounting Manufacturing

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, United States
December 10, 2018

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A proven track record in developing, implementing and monitoring financial and operational procedures and controls within GAAP compliance. Experienced in the implementation, integration, enhancement and management of ERP systems.

Lead management of Accounting departments with 3-20 employees.

Responsibilities include GL, AP, AR, Cost, FA, Budgets, Cash Flow, Treasury, Sales/ Use Tax, IT, PR, HR and Risk (Insurance) management in both national and multi-International sites.

Strategic Planning, through establishment of financial decision drivers based on empirical financial data. Included were asset (FA, inventory) control, BOM management as well as the annual Budget, STD’s, Audit and Tax engagements.

Successful "Turn around" efforts resulting in return to profitability within three years.

M&A due diligence and integration of 24 locations over three states.

Mexico – Revenue audit, recovery of $200-300K under reported franchise fees.

401K management resulting in a 30% reduction in fees and 30-50% portfolio growth.

Process improvements resulting in 900% gain in efficiency, Fleet accounting automation.

Maximize corporate efficiencies through application of LEAN/Six Sigma techniques.

Inventory ($10M) accuracy improved from 10% write-off to 1% write-up in one year.

Mentor skills in developing future leaders.


Velodyne Systems Louisville, CO 6/2018- Present

Controller Performing Controller duties within a manufacturing organization experiencing significant growth while advancing Process Improvement initiatives. Re-implementing Made2Manage ERP while managing G/L, AP, AR, STD Cost, FA, Inventory, CF and Treasury functions. Review and assess ALL Cost categories and functions as reported within the monthly IS analytics. Introduction of LEAN/6 Sigma into the organization as a means of improving overall organizational efficiencies.

Tatum – Consulting Colorado Springs, CO

Confidential – CFO 8/2017-1/2018

Performed CFO duties within a Manufacturing organization experiencing restructuring in later stages of “work out” endeavor. Identified contributing Loss factors and presented appropriate action plan. Improved internal reporting and processes toward improved VC experience while assisting in the M&A support.

Robert Half – Consulting Denver, CO

BIRKO Corp. – CFO/Controller 6/2015-6/2017

Perform the duties of CFO/Controller within a Manufacturing organization, advancing the organization out of “Start up” conditions toward year and month end closing, G/L, AP, AR, Inventory Control, Standard Costing, Treasury functions, MS Dynamics NAV ERP System implementation and procedure review, Budgets, Fixed Assets, Audit engagement and Tax preparation review. Advisement and adherence to GAAP principles and establishment of controls and process improvement. Initiating the introduction of six sigma as a “result” evaluation tool. Financial member of the Strategic Planning committee.

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PROTECTO WRAP - Sr. Accounting and Finance Consultant 12/2013-10/2014

Daily Production Costing, Standard costing of new Raw products, BOM configuration and costing, Establishment of ECR board. Month end Inventory review and adjustments. Training of ERP configuration and usage. Process documentation and flow improvement recommendations.

GREASE MONKEY INTL. Greenwood Village, CO 10/2007-12/2013

Controller. Responsibilities involve the oversight of all Financial functions within a $15 million franchiser of Quick Lube service centers. Responsibilities include the specific Financial functions of A/P, G/L, A/R, Inventory, Cost, P/R & H/R, F/A, Risk (Insurance) management, Annual Budgets and Financial Reporting, and includes direction of Information technology functions within the accounting area. Performed within SAGE MAS 200 ERP software environment.

Over saw Monthly closing process for US (multi-site), Mexico and China subsidiaries consolidation/translation.

Prepare Monthly consolidated International financial statements and variance analysis.

Coordinate the short and long range cash requirements and policy.

Monitor Credit / Collections, Sales and Use tax for 28 different tax authorities.

Support and develop system enhancement and process control within the Finance department.

Analysis and reporting on Divisional and Performance indicators

Direct annual Audit review and Tax preparation.

M&A due diligence and integration, adding Treasury responsibility for 35 locations.

Successful audit of Mexico Franchisees resulting in recovery of $200-300K in lost fees.

401K Administration and selection resulting in 30% fee reduction and 30-50% portfolio growth .

Fleet Accounting process improvement of 900% through automation.

Managed revenue recognition in Mexico facilitating the recovery of $100,000 in unreported franchise fees, bringing to bare revenue reporting compliance among franchise owners.

ENTERPRISE BUSINESS SYSTEMS (Professional Cartridges, Inc.) Arvada, CO 5/1994-10/2007

Controller. In addition to full accounting responsibilities, I was responsible for the management of manufacturing and sales within this small “Office Automation” organization which is experiencing sales growth in the 50-75% range annually. Managing four employees to the completion of these tasks.

Preparation of all financial statement compilation, review and presentation

Manage all receivable, payable and Cost accounting functions

Cost estimation and Job cost application and analysis

Cash flow management

Development of Sales and Marketing documentation for presentation needs.

Managed and directed Sales, Manufacturing and Technical personnel to achieve goals and objectives.

SYSPRO - ERP Accounting complete integration, training program.

Business startup transitioning to ownership transfer.

RYALL ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. Denver, CO 4/1992-5/1994

Assistant Controller. Responsibilities include all Financial functions encompassing the accounting and management of G/L, A/P, A/R, F/A, P/R and Treasury activities within a $40 million Electrical Wholesale Distributor experiencing 20% growth. Managing a staff between 5-8 employees. Specifically these responsibilities involved:

Establishing Month End/Year End closing practices and cut-off responsibilities and procedures.

Streamlining closing processes through automation and elimination of journal entries improving Cash Management functions.

Defining and further developing personnel responsibilities and expectations within the department through definition of career paths.

Over seeing Sales & Use tax for 70 municipalities and taxing authorities.

LOCKWOOD CORPORATION Scottsbluff, NE 3/1989-4/1992

Controller/CFO. Responsibilities include all Financial functions and management of 20 direct and indirect employees performing the functions of Inventory, Cost, G/L, A/P, A/R, F/A, Payroll and Treasury activities as well as direction of IT within a $40-50 million Agricultural and Government Subcontract manufacturing corporation. Responsibilities specifically included:

Review and establishment of policy within each of the accounting functional areas as they interface with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Sales counterpart.

Accounting Controls & System development within as ASK/HP MPR II environment.

Directing monthly Financial Close & Reporting, STD Variance analysis, Forecasting functions as well as Annual Budgeting and Physical Inventory.

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Maintaining external relationship with lending institutions in addition to responsibilities associated with Secretary/Treasurer duties.

Inventory annual adjustments improved from $1M write off to $100K write up on $10M inventory.

Successful "Turn around" effort culminating in profitability within the three years.

Prior Work Experiences and Responsibilities

Positions ranged from Cost Accountant, Budget Analyst, Internal Auditor, culminating in an Accounting Supervisor position. These positions were primarily within high tech manufacturing environments that ranged in size from $10 million to Government projects of $500 million in budget. Responsibilities include:

Product costing, manufacturing variance analysis, monthly reporting by product line

Developing and integrating corporate Cost Accounting policy and controls as they relate to Full financial integration within MRP systems.

Establishing material STANDARDS on all products while interfacing with Engineering at all stages of product development incorporating TQM/Lean philosophy.

Directing of annual budget planning within manufacturing analytics.

Directing physical inventory ranging from 1 - 100m while performing variance analysis and establishing controls.

Internal audit and review of financial controls and processes within an Investment banking firm


M.B.A Degree; Regis University, Denver, Colorado

Emphasis in Accounting and Finance

B.A. Degree; Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado

Major: Business Administration Minor: Physics


Microsoft - Networking Essentials

Microsoft – 2000 Advance Server Administration

Microsoft – 2000 Professional

SYSPRO - ERP Accounting System trained

MS Dynamics – NAV


Quickbooks - Enterprise

Accounting Class work: Cost, Intermediate I-III, Advanced, Tax I&II, Governmental, Audit

Continuation: Lean/Six Sigma Blackbelt (in progress)


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