In response to the opening for Controller – GTA;
Developing systems, testing, training and delivering; you are looking for much more than an average management professional. With a proven record in respect to these, plus relationship building, process improvement and proven leadership, I am the value-added employee your business is calling for – tomorrow’s innovation available today!
My career has allowed me to develop a profile consistent with your companies’ desired skills and experiences. I have overseen the implementation of 4 IT systems, been involved in multiple restructuring environments and in addition, I have been responsible for over 20 full year business cycles and understand the benefits of cost analysis and controls.
In a mid-size company, challenges are abundant. Learning and training are simultaneous; and the ability to move from function to function is critical. From the hiring, set-up, and policy building, I have taken an industrial tool warehousing unit with manufacturing, replenishing and distribution/CPG network to higher levels of efficiencies. In addition, this has been performed in a multi-company/multi-currency, global environment.
This past year I have taken on the challenge of an organization that needed stability developed while growing organically and through integration. Policy development meant stronger records, quicker approval process and while the challenges were constant as more an more people accepted the need for growth the momentum swing quickly leaves old habits behind!
I also enjoy developing and communicating operational efficiencies and ensuring others in the organization have the basis of understanding so they can perform their jobs effectively and contribute to the bottom line. Pertinent reporting shows production management and others where opportunities lay, and I have never been concerned about drilling down to the root cause to help others recognize the savings and efficiencies that are achievable.
I realized this a few years ago when reviewing my work experience. Throughout my career; my work in restaurants, hotels, banking and mortgage, import/wholesale and manufacturing; I consistently ended up in supervisory/management roles and with the responsibility of training others. I noticed that I had been put in the same position again and again in my career; and enjoyed the challenges of adding value to companies that were in transition and needed to develop from one point to another.
Why do I enjoy this developmental phase? It is fast paced, challenging and requires dedication and a strong work ethic. It also offers opportunity for creative, open minded and innovative growth. I understand that this is something I am committed to and quite frankly, good at.
So, over the last 20 years, I developed dedicated, dependable systems that utilize creative and innovative methods to translate data and apply this information to gain efficiencies for companies. Through effective communication, these analyses can be utilized in decision making forums to develop corporate rules that reinforce organizational goals, training needs and overall expected work ethics.
IT, accounting and operational efficiencies are achieved through the creation of realistic systems that deliver productivity based on the input of the experts within an organization, and I am committed to continuous growth within this field. This is what I bring to the table. Realistic opportunities based on your needs. There is a legacy left through project and reporting development that are like children; long after their development is finished you always know that you had a hand in developing something strong, beneficial and independent.
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David G. Jones
Ambitious and dedicated in nature; devoted to both personal and professional growth
Patient, flexible, creative, proactive, organized and outgoing in approach to any presented problem
Great communicator in every sense (verbal, nonverbal, written, to any audience), comfortable public speaker, confident and effective working with others or alone
Proficient in critical thinking, logical analysis, effective decision making, leadership experience
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook), Access, various databases in house ERP system development, AccPac, marketing and promotional tools, SQL/SAS Report Writer, Mail Chimp (CRM), Ceridian Power Pay, Moneris solutions, Made2Manage, BV Sage
Extensive experience in cost containment and expense management; risk management and opportunity management. Lean Manufacturing, KPI development, Mind mapping, Regulatory filing, intercompany interaction, statement development.
International corporate experience, IT development, budgeting, forex, tax planning. Fully bondable.
B.A. Economics York University, Downsview, Ontario 1985
Course of study included: Political Science and Law with a concentration on Canadian policies, organizational theory for government and large corporations, micro and macroeconomics, accounting
A minor concentration on Renaissance and Medieval art and literature offered diversity to my education.
1990 – Successfully completed and received CIAA Insurance and fundamental Accounting certificate
Continuous studies in Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows, Social Media, AccPac and in house systems.
AFP Canada membership 2009 –
GTIN development, Cloud mentoring SaaS 2013 –
TDG certified 2015 -
Financial Controller Jan 2018 –
Baxter Kitchens Inc. (Circles and Squares, Feast) Toronto, Ontario
Utilizing my transitional talents, again I was called upon to stabilize an accounting department and elevate the information flow and reporting capabilities. Budget planning, cashflow, bonus plan development and a general culture change resulted in an independent environment with regular elevation of responsibility. Government remittances, payroll, intercompany, inventories, KPI development, financing and full accounting cycle management. BV Sage, Flexibake exposure. Massive growth = learned challenges that not all controllers are exposed to. We continue this today.
Controller/Special projects Sep 2016 – Jan 2018
Container Corporation of Canada Richmond Hill, Ontario
In a time of transition and growth I was called upon to use my talents to stabilize an accounting department and elevate the information flow and reporting capabilities. As well I took on a project of change that allowed a successful company to become even more so. 30% increase in the sales staff under my leadership. $30k in direct (reoccurring) tax savings. $48k in direct to bottom line finance savings. The increased independency of the accounting division and the resulting expectations shortened collection periods. The atmosphere, motivation and resulting team work has led to reduced dependency on a reactionary system.
Consultant Feb 2015 –
Helping companies realize that their current limitations can be replaced with efficiencies and growth opportunities - concentration on finance and operations.
Transitional guidance to Quality Tool for new employees, working with warehousing companies, manufacturing, auto body shop and individual professionals. Growth and tax guidance.
Accounting, Administration Manager 1992 – Jan 31, 2015
The Quality Tool Group / Signet Tool Inc. / Signet International Pickering, Ontario
For over 16 years I have operated as an integral part of the management team. CFO Functions - full responsibility for the day to day activities, budgeting, banking and management reporting. Strong negotiating skills have been proven through lease negotiations, and banking relationship management resulting in continuous savings. KPI development = strong analysis.
Accountant - A/R A/P collection and G/L responsibilities; fully responsible for the month end and year end preparation and start to finish involvement with outside auditors.
Operations Manager - purchasing approval, oversee management of 5,000 sku inventory including the equipment and facility maintenance, scheduling and hiring. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of expenses were eliminated in my first few years in the organization. Early recognition of economic conditions (2008) lead to timely adjustments and expectations and an adherence to cost containment, expense reduction and margin management. Customer service and satisfaction remain a focus and strength to the organization, not only through the staff hired, but the implementation of the systems to support all staff members.
Development of Taiwan Warehouse procedures and placement of computer system
Working with 3 international shareholders, I was the lead in the development of internal aspects of international company, financial, computer, and purchasing. Setting up our own supply chain was essential to our development and proved to be a great learning tool.
Administration - Staffing (Hiring, releasing, and training) experience including the filing of all employment regulatory needs.
Development and maintenance of in house computer system
Determining and finding the organization’s full computer needs from start to finish. We have been aligned with a major source provider for over 13 years now. With a system that is now independent and an outsourced IT department that is trained to our expectations, I remain the liaison with outside support, directing the development of procedures and security levels, maintenance, backups and firewalls/security.
Development of Interdepartmental and Human resource policies and programs
Smooth interaction lead by respect, knowledge of your peers and their requirements balanced with a high level of expectations and accountability lead to a daily flow that allows a corporation to appear outwardly efficient; internal policies with knowledge of Governmental regulations keep employees content; Management Rep for Health and Safety.
Intermediate Accountant 1989 – 1992
The Mortgage Insurance Company of Canada Toronto, Ontario
Hired after 100% accounting staff turnover to develop and document procedures, as well as “clean up the books”. Responsible for the preparation of all financial statements and regulatory reporting, reconciliation of and audit of old accounting records
Junior/Intermediate accountant 1987 – 1989
The Bank of Tokyo Canada Toronto, Ontario
Responsibilities included preparation of all financial statements and regulatory reporting
Directed day to day supervision and training of two co-workers
HIGHLIGHT - Developed LOTUS spreadsheet that linked all government reports for easy cross preparation (On line Filing!) (Form accepted by OSFI regulatory board) resulting in time savings and error reduction. Prepared financial reports for Japanese head office
References available through linkedIn upon request.