JAMES C. WHITE (CHRIS)
NEW SALEM, NC 28103
OBJECTIVE To obtain a high level financial position utilizing my vast experience in the
service, wholesale/retail, construction, telecommunication, transportation, real estate, and manufacturing industries.
EDUCATION Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, May 1988
Certified Public Accountant Exam
Passed CPA exam on first sitting
EXPERIENCE Carolina Internet Ltd., Charlotte, North Carolina
Controller, July 2006 - present
Complete responsibility for all financial aspects of four companies for a co-location & data hosting service provider with $15 million in annual sales. Developed and implemented the initial accounting policies and procedures; manage accounting staff and work closely with sales and technical staff on a daily basis; perform all functions of A/P, A/R, invoicing, collections, payroll, and relationship management with banking partners. Extensive experience in cash flow planning, capital budgeting, financial projections, and development of complex spreadsheets to assist in the analysis of operations; responsible for the commercial insurance package, benefits and human resource functions; implemented several different customer payment methods which resulted in a decrease in collection time and an increase in the accuracy and timeliness of invoicing procedures.
Note: Company filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy 9/11, emerged from Chapter 11 12/12.
Paragon Metals, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
Controller, December 2001 – July 2006
Complete responsibility for all financial aspects for a company with $38 million in annual sales that specializes in the manufacturing, distribution, and import/export of metal castings to tier one auto suppliers. Managed the accounting staff and worked closely with import and quality staff on a daily basis; performed all functions of A/P, A/R, invoicing, collections, payroll, and relationship management with banks and external auditors. Provided extensive budgeting, projections, and cash flow planning; developed complex spreadsheets to assist in the analysis of operations; managed the company’s insurance package, benefits and human resource functions; enhanced the company’s banking relationships; improved key relationships with major foreign vendors; decreased collection times and increased the accuracy and timeliness of invoicing procedures.
EXPERIENCE WaveTel, LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina (Temp position)
(CONTINUED) Controller, March 2001 – September 2001
Responsible for the creation of the initial accounting systems and policies for a start-up venture for a wireless broadband provider. Provided extensive budgeting and forecasting; developed complex spreadsheets to ensure the accurate tracking of a large asset base; prepared monthly financial statements for management; performed all functions of A/R, A/P, human resources, payroll, safety, and insurance; submitted all tax filings; and assisted in all aspects of the product launch. This was a temporary assignment that ended in September 2001.
O2 Wireless Solutions – Product Services Division, Charlotte, North Carolina
Controller, October 1995 – February 2001
Responsible for all accounting functions and supervision of accounting staff for a company that specialized in wireless infrastructure installation with $36 million in annual sales. Executed bi-monthly multi-state payroll for over 200 employees; provided expertise in project accounting, job costing and project billing; prepared all monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns and financial statements; and made all necessary adjustments and accruals. Prepared the complete yearly budget in coordination with staff at corporate headquarters; managed banking relationships, employee benefits, 401k administration, workers’ compensation administration, the complete insurance program, A/R and A/P.
Note: Company downsized in February of 2001 and ceased operations in 2003.
Iron Peddlers Parts Division, Inc., Monroe, North Carolina
Controller, August 1991 – October 1995
Responsible for all accounting functions for four companies specializing in heavy equipment parts sales, grading contracting, used heavy equipment sales and marina operations with $17 million in combined annual sales. Prepared all tax returns; supervised all A/P, A/R and payroll processes; responsible for 401K, workers’ compensation program, safety program and employee insurance program. Developed yearly budget program for each company; established strong banking relationships to support expansion of a major division; and maintained and repaired system 36.
McDonnell Douglas Truck Services, Inc., Charlotte, North Carolina
Area Controller, August 1990 – August 1991
Responsible for operation of eight branches, conducted extensive P & L analysis, and created computer-based fuel tax reporting system for over 150 power units.
Note: Operations ceased in August 1991.
Hazel/Peterson Companies, Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Accountant, August 1988 – August 1990
Responsible for multiple projects in office, residential and warehouse areas for a large real estate development firm, created monthly reports and assisted in operation of system 36.
PROFESSIONAL Board Member - Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Charlotte Chapter
ACTIVITIES 2000 – present