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Accounting Management

Location:
Texas, United States
Salary:
125,000 plus bonus
Posted:
October 27, 2016

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WILLIAM “BILL” HOWE

**** ********** *****, *****, ***** 75093 214-***-****

acw9uj@r.postjobfree.com linkedin.com/in/williamhowecpa

CONTROLLER

SUMMARY

A results-driven and forward-thinking financial controller with extensive experience in accounting, cash management, contract negotiation, cost controls, audits, budgeting, forecasting, tax reporting, procurement, and financial reporting. Excellent analytical, team-building, organizational, and problem-solving skills, with a reputation for timely execution, accuracy, credibility, and integrity in financial reporting as well as the ability to form strong, trust-based relationships.

Multi-Location

Financial Statements

Cost Controls

Budgeting

Forecasting

Banking

Treasury

GAAP

Joint Ventures

Strategic Partnerships

Government Contracting

Data Conversion

Presentations

Training

401(k) Administration

EXPERIENCE

BRANDT COMPANIES, LLC Carrollton, Texas

Controller 2015-2016

Directed all accounting aspects of company. Reorganized accounting department, improving organization, structure, and accountability. Updated budgeting and forecasting processes, streamlining processes and eliminating redundancy in files.

Saved $300 thousand in IRS late fees/interest by organizing and scheduling returns for income, sales, and payroll taxes.

Renovated union reporting for 20 local unions, ensuring on-time reporting, eliminating errors, as well as simplifying and standardizing monthly reporting process, with savings of $200 thousand annually.

Streamlined annual budget process by standardizing forms and placing them online reducing the process by 2 weeks.

Timely and accurate monthly close process with distribution of management reports in 3 business days.

PROJECT RESOURCES, INC. Las Vegas, Nevada

Controller 2006-2015

Directed all accounting aspects of company. Improved timeliness of monthly statement preparation and distribution by 30% through improved up-front planning and delegation. Inspected and audited remote project sites (Montana, Alabama, Afghanistan, etc.) to ensure projects on schedule and within budget, with emphasis on FAR/GAAP compliance and accuracy.

Spearheaded quality assurance surveillance plan for FEMA contract, which resulted in additional billings and profitability of $4 million.

Negotiated $1 million in tax savings on fixed-price contract for Gulf Coast hurricane reconstruction.

Recruited and led ten-person team for biweekly billing of $32 million government clean-up project with tight schedule (six-month duration) and large volume of backup supporting documentation required for each invoice (over 1,500 pages per invoice).

Implemented accounting and operations system, including software selection, data conversion, installation, documentation of processes and procedures, and staff training – on time and within budget.

Received President’s Award (Employee of the Year).

WR HOWE CONSULTING LLC Plano, Texas

Owner 2001-2006

Serviced 200 clients with management and business consulting issues, including operational reviews, creative solutions to health insurance needs for business owners and families, preparing tax returns, and implementing computer systems packages.

Saved clients $2.5 million through negotiated reductions in debt and overhead costs.

Provided over 100 clients with alternatives to bankruptcy, successfully negotiating with creditors and allowing owners to continue doing business.

Discovered source of additional working capital for contractor, allowing expansion of business by 50%.

WASTE RECOVERY, INC. Dallas, Texas

Vice President and CFO 1999-2001

Directed all accounting, treasury, data processing, and administration. Reduced overheads by $150 thousand in initial year through outsourcing payroll and benefits programs.

AGRIBOARD INDUSTRIES, LLC Dallas, Texas

Vice President, Finance and Administration 1997-1999

Directed all accounting, treasury, data processing, administration, and shareholder relations. Implemented PC-based accounting system-QuickBooks.

SMITH ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Dallas, Texas

Operations Controller 1991-1997

Directed all financial, management, and project reporting for $170 million division, including monthly financial reporting, forecasts, cash flow planning, as well as financial analyses of regions and projects. Implemented accounting and operations system. Supervised six regional controllers and staff (total of 22 accountants and clerks).

PARKVIEW METAL PRODUCTS INC. Chicago, Illinois

Treasurer and Controller 1986-1991

Turned company around from $1.5 million loss to greater than 10% net profit, with holding department managers responsible for profitability. Successfully implemented financial, manufacturing, and inventory control system on time and under budget.

BELL AND HOWELL CORPORATION Lincolnwood, Illinois

Plant Controller and Internal Audit Manager 1978-1986

Responsible for all financial reporting to Division, Group, and Corporate. Installed cost accounting and inventory control system. Assisted International Group with currency conversion and consolidations of 8 divisions and subsidiaries. Managed 10 internal auditors performing financial and operational audits.

DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU LIMITED Chicago, Illinois

Senior Auditor 1974-1978

Supervised audit staff on multiple engagements, primarily medium-sized manufacturing, banks, and municipalities.

EDUCATION

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, Macomb, Illinois

BBA, Accounting, 1974

CERTIFICATION

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Illinois

AFFILIATIONS

Construction Financial Management Association, Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter

American Subcontractors Association, North Texas Chapter

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Boy Scouts of America, merit badge counselor, former Scoutmaster (3 times)

Habitat for Humanity, volunteer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community fundraiser

Special Olympics, volunteer

Home Owners Association, president



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