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CFO, Controller

Vancouver, Washington, United States
October 12, 2016

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Lawrence Phelan 503-***-****

Driven senior level professional with an exemplary record of achievement as a CFO, Controller, and Accounting Supervisor. Proven ability to leverage communication skills to cultivate trust, influence decision making, and enable beneficial outcomes to complex issues. Trusted leader, dedicated to working directly with colleagues and management to achieve goals. Consistent history of devising unique strategies which enable long-term financial growth. Recognized for demonstrating a positive attitude in the face of difficult situations, and tackling challenges with confidence. Experienced with facilitating audits for the IRS, State of Washington, and federal, state, local, and lending banks.

Finance Management

Business Administration

Employee Leadership

Operations Management

Turnaround Management

Maximizing Cash Flow

Policy Development

Budget Management

Cash Management

Professional Experience

Hambleton Bros. Lumber Co., Inc., Washougal, WA 2005-Present

Officer: Secretary Treasurer

Work part-time as an officer for a local, family owned lumber sawmill company, serving

as the secretary and treasurer, in addition to a mediator between family members

Collaborate with corporate attorney to execute extended plan of discontinuance

Roadmaster, Inc., Vancouver, WA 2009-2015


Directed full scope of financial activities for the organization, as well as a subdivision of the organization

Executed daily operations for all accounting, human resources, and information technology functions

Oversaw all aspects of financial planning, enabling the reduction of financing costs by maximizing cash flows

Engaged with outside attorneys and accountants on sales, acquisitions, and startup for organizations

Developed and grew a portfolio of accounts to monitor financial transactions for book and tax purposes

Communicated with Certified Public Accountants to determine depreciation rates for capital assets

Authored, implemented, and enforced standard procedures and documentation for human resources

Cultivated banking relationships, evaluating need for procurement of funds and investment of surplus

Provided relevant financial and tax information to upper management to maximize shareholder returns

Supported training initiatives for accounting, information technology, and human resources activities

Prepared and submitted reports that were required by federal, state, and county regulatory agencies

Coordinated and facilitated audits for company accounts with outside Certified Public Accountants, and IRS

Conducted analysis of financial records to forecast future financial position and budget requirements

Advised management on investments and loans for short and long-range financial plans

Established policies and procedures for account collections and extension of credit to customers

Key Achievements

Performed an instrumental role in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of hardware and

software systems in order to provide critical information to both internal and external clients

Transformed operations by maximizing cash flows and reducing dependency on external financing

Recommended major economic objectives and policies for company and subdivision to management

Provided expert counsel to management regarding property and liability insurance coverage

Championed the inventory control team toward balancing product requirements with capital needs

Hambleton Lumber, LLC, Washougal, WA 2002-2009


Rundel Products, Portland, OR 2000-2002


Formal Education

Master of Business Administration, University of Portland, OR

BS in Business Administration, City University, Portland, OR

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