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Controller, CPA

Location:
United States
Salary:
140000
Posted:
October 06, 2016

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Kirk Eugene Harper, C.P.A.

949-***-**** acwx1q@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Controller April 2013 – Present

Ecology Control Industries - Torrance, CA

Work with Chief Financial Officer to provide management of the day-to-day operations of the accounting department.

Work with owner and senior management in improving cash management and receivables oversight, quality of financial records and develop/improve accounting policies and procedures.

Create and develop budgets and company business plans and analyze variances with actual performances.

Maintain General Ledger and account reconciliations for operating company and assist with additional related entities.

Initially focused on forensic modification and improvement of historical financial statements, leading to first certified financial audit in five years

Consultant June 2012 – April 2013

Various Companies

Partnered with client management in improving quality of historical and current financial records through in-depth analytical analysis.

Controller March 2010 – June 2012

U. S. Dry Cleaning, Corporation – Newport Beach, CA

Managed the day-to-day operations of the accounting department during and after Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Responsible for month-end close and account reconciliations for GAAP basis financial statements and US Trustee required filings.

Consolidated activities of 6 divisions accounting and payroll activities, cash and cost management and business operations.

Worked with other members of senior management and outside court approved consultants to develop cash-flow budgets, improve the quality of financial reporting, bring outside reporting to current status and proceed with emerging from reorganization.

Consultant and Controller August 2008 – December 2009

Silver Bay Advisors, LLP – San Francisco, CA

Collaborated on detailed consulting and reporting investigations of mortgage asset portfolios and lending infrastructures of banking institutions that were used to assist in determining borrowing capacity on secondary credit lines.

Fully responsible for financial reporting, payroll processing and human resources processes for the Company.

Created and improved accounting and business procedures for the newly created organization.

Controller May 2006 – June 2008

Superior Access Insurance Services – Irvine, CA

Managed the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including training and development of staff.

Coordinated the major upgrade of mission critical, industry specific software.

Fully responsible for month-end close and account reconciliations for GAAP basis financial statements.

Primary contact with the organization’s first and subsequent experience with external auditors and other outside parties.

Established and enhanced accounting and joined with fellow managers to develop critical business procedures.

Improved monthly financial statement and developed significant additional reporting for management, board of directors, private equity company and outside parties.

Controller January 2004 – May 2006

Earthrise Nutritionals – Irvine, CA

Directed finance division and managed the day-to-day operations of the accounting, IT, administration, payroll processing and human resources departments, including training and development of staff.

Full responsibility for month-end close and account reconciliations for GAAP basis financial statements and cash budgeting.

Primary contact with external auditors and other outside parties.

Established and updated accounting and business procedures to maintain ISO standards, and joined with fellow managers in developing long-term business strategies.

Developed annual standard costs and worked with managers to maintain inventory counts and manufacturing process controls.

Coordinated with providers and management in maintaining and improving business and employee insurance and retirement benefits.

Generated and improved monthly financial and ad hoc reporting to Japanese parent company, management and outside parties.

Controller January 2002 – July 2003

EOS International – Carlsbad, CA

Managed the day-to-day operations of the accounting, administration, payroll and human resources departments and trained and developed accounting and administrative staff.

Prepared monthly GAAP basis financial statements, including consolidating foreign activities, maintained general ledger, accounts payable and cash management.

Established and updated accounting and business procedures and developed company long-term strategies with fellow managers.

Implemented and supervised the conversion and enhancement of accounting software.

Coordinated with providers and management in maintaining and improving employee benefits.

Generated and improved monthly financial reporting to management and owner.

Kirk Eugene Harper, C.P.A.

Controller December 2000 – October 2001

Challenge Financial Services, Inc. – Santa Ana, CA

Established and implemented accounting and operational procedures, increasing accuracy by over 90%.

Maintained general ledger, accounts payable, cash management, payroll and human resources.

Prepared month end accruals and worked with independent public accountant on monthly financials.

Integrated the accounts payable module into industry-specific accounting software to company standards.

Coordinated with providers and management in establishing health and retirement benefits.

Supported staff with UNIX based server, network and office software, and interfaced with consultants.

Generated monthly reporting to outside investors and dealers.

Manager October 1998 – December 2000

Hodges Morris & Co, LLP – Lake Forest, CA

Primary point of contact with a diverse clientele in the preparation of individual, corporate, partnership trust and estate income tax returns.

Reviewed and prepared sales, payroll and property tax returns.

Interfaced with client management in preparation of business and income tax planning projects.

Represented clients in communication and investigation by the taxing authorities.

Performed tax research for clients in relation to prospective activities and to support tax examinations.

Responsible for preparation of financial statements, both at the client sites and internally.

Primary source of solutions and new strategies for computer applications.

Performed billings to clients and assisted in collection of amounts due.

Project Q.A. Manager - SQL July 1996 – August 1998

Epicor Software, Inc. – Irvine, CA

Supervised and worked with staff in planning, discovery, analysis of issues within the product.

Tested and confirmed corrections of issues found internally and externally.

Headed the investigation of the data interactions of recently acquired Revenue and Expense modules with other modules in the system.

Maintained database and chaired weekly meetings for discussion and status of known issues.

Interacted with the development, design, technical support and consulting departments in the completion of all of the above tasks.

Manager September 1994 – February 1996

Sanders & Sanders – Santa Ana, CA

Tax In-Charge October 1990 – March 1994

Ericson, Carpenter & Co. – Irvine, CA

Tax Senior October 1989 – October 1990

Corbin & Wertz – Irvine, CA

Tax Senior August 1984 – October 1989

Deloitte & Touche – Orange County, CA office

Performed tax compliance, planning, research and representation before authorities.

Prepared and reviewed FAS 109 income tax provision analysis for a wide variety of clients.

Performed certified independent audits for companies, as required by the staffing on the engagements.

Supervised numerous concurrent projects with multiple staff and managers and trained staff.

Implemented conversions and enhancements of computerized income tax preparation software.

Assisted in the implementation of a local area network for the office.

Maintained, trained, and supervised the operation of the tax department’s IT infrastructure.

Represented clients with issues brought by tax authorities.

EDUCATION AND ACCREDITATIONS

California State University, Fullerton – Fullerton, CA May 1982

Bachelor of the Arts, Business Administration – Accounting emphasis

California Certified Public Accountant (Active)

Technical Skills - Power user of Excel and proficient in MS Office applications, experienced with Epicor, Sage/Mas 100/200, Great Plains, FRx, Accpac, QuickBooks, Yardi, Peachtree, FAS2000, UNIX based and many other accounting applications, network functionality

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