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Accounting Manager

Naperville, Illinois, United States
December 12, 2018

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Naperville, Illinois 60540



M-L Holdings Company / Chellino Crane 07/18 –10/18 temporary assignment - Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller

Responsibilities: general accounting, financial reporting, variance analysis

Special projects: development of various accounting procedures; trend analysis; assist with software implementation

Rescar Companies 04/02 –04/17


privately-held provider of railcar repair, maintenance, and management (S-corp); approximately 70 locations throughout the United States and Canada; $190M revenue

Responsibilities: managed a team of 7 to include: general accounting; payroll; internal and external financial reporting / related entities’ consolidation; budgeting and respective variance analysis; tax reporting; risk management

Other duties: coordination and management of all audits; cash management / forecasting; covenant reporting / projections; commercial banking and general insurance contract reviews and analysis; analysis and negotiation of leases and service / purchase agreements; policy and procedure development; oversight of fleet management

Special projects:

o cross-trained and streamlined various processes and procedures enabling us to reduce department staff by 25% during sales volume increases of approximately 30% o company valuations and related strategic planning for merger and acquisition activity o covered-loss negotiations – 3 multi-million dollar claims amongst many smaller claims; surpassed internal / aggressive estimates twice resulting in additional $1M profits by using regression analysis / similar support

o development of Location Start Up and New-Project Profitability analytic tools; a 2nd variation includes a basic model for different departments and levels of the organization o incorporated our business modeling into flexible, Excel-based budgeting tools o implemented previously unused Oracle financial software features, i.e. Project Reporting o development of Incentive-Based Compensation program for Field Managers o initiated various internal financial auditing procedures – results included the dismissal of dishonest employees and improving financial reporting accuracy equating to minimizing external financial audit costs

o initiated property tax valuations / appeals saved $200K+ in most recent 3 years o helped create and deliver our new Financial Seminar training to all Field Managers o my department had a minimal 3 positions turn over in the most recent 9 years o met or beat departmental budget during my tenure Argosy Education Group, Inc. 08/99 – 04/02

Divisional Controller

for-profit provider of graduate education; 12 campuses in 9 states; enjoyed 4 years of 30% revenue growth to $58M in fiscal year 2001

Responsibilities: accounting supervision; financial reporting and analysis for 5 campuses; budget development and analysis

Other duties: covenant reporting; external audit liaison; rental property management and analysis

Special projects: pending acquisition due diligence; software conversion; marketing analysis 2 of 2

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. 05/96 – 08/99

Manager of Treasury Operations-12/97 - 08/99

leading provider of telecommunications services; 4 subsidiaries covering cellular, local, long-distance, and paging services; $2B+ revenue

Responsibilities: managed roles of general accounting, accounts payable, finance, and payroll and benefits; internal financial presentation, external reporting review and analysis; equity accounting; covenant compliance projection; FAS 123 reporting; liaison for internal and external audits

Other Duties: stock option administration; insurance assessment management; short-term LOC maintenance; Travel Committee lead; policy and procedure development

Special Projects: implementation of administrative cost allocations; reduction of costs – transferring departmental functions to co-corporate office

Senior Accountant-05/96 – 12/97

Responsibilities: [SAP] ledger maintenance; financial statement analysis; budget preparation and analysis; daily cash monitoring; tax return preparation; stock safekeeping administration Illinois Employee Benefits Corporation 10/93 - 05/96 Senior Accounting Analyst

3rd-party administrator of pension and welfare funds

Responsibilities: supervision of accounts payable; analytic review and maintenance of 9 sets of financial statements; payroll processing and related tax preparation; monitoring lease agreements and investment managers' activity

Special Projects: financial forecasting; budget preparation and variance analysis; acquisition studies; software conversion; reviews of administrative functions Hyatt Hotels Corporation 06/90 - 10/93

Staff Accountant

leading global hospitality company

Responsibilities: ledger maintenance of 4 companies; account reconciliations; credit and collections

Special projects: distressed hotel account monitoring and review of management agreements. EDUCATION DePaul University - MBA Program, June 2005 Concentration: Finance

Honors Graduate, G.P.A. 3.7 / 4.0

C.P.A. Certification, May 1993

Western Illinois University - Bachelor of Business, May 1990 Double Major: Accounting, Finance

Honors Graduate, G.P.A. 3.48 / 4.00

Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Accounting Fraternity


Microsoft Office: Excel (LOOK UP’s, Pivot Tables, 2-Way Variable Data Table, Macros, Decision Tree, other), Word, PowerPoint, Access

Financial Software: Oracle, SAP, QuickBooks, MAS90, Quicken REFERENCES References and other related employment activity available upon request.

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