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Director of Project Controls Director of Finance Controller

Prairieville, Louisiana, 70769, United States
October 06, 2016

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Jarrett Pugh

***** ***** *** *****, ************, Louisiana 70769


--Director of Project Controls Director of Finance Controller--

Qualifications Profile

Multifaceted, highly analytical, and results-driven professional, offering extensive experience in all aspects of finance,

accounting, core business processes, and budget administration. Accustomed to leading business operations in strict compliance with

organizational procedures, policies and directives, and current financial management standards. Equipped with leadership capabilities

in determining organizational and customer needs; recommending innovative solutions and alternatives to complex problems; and

cultivating long-term and profitable relationships with key stakeholders. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,

PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project), Google Analytics, and SEO optimization.

Core Competencies

Financial Operations Management

Continuous Process Improvement

Auditing and Cost Analysis

Finance and Accounting Benchmarking

Cross-functional Leadership and Training

Strategic Planning and Analysis

Project and Program Management

Financial Reports and Inventory Control

Professional Experience

CDI Corporation

Manager of Project Services

Engineering, Chemicals, and Infrastructure (ECI) Division, Baton Rouge, LA 2015–Present

Manager of Project Services

Oil, Gas, and Chemicals (OGC) Division, Houston, TX 2014–2015

Manager of Finance

OGC Division, Baton Rouge, LA 2012–2014

Provide expert oversight to the Engineering, Chemicals, and Infrastructure (ECI) divisions, which include the following


Supervision of all project services employees, including accounting, finance, estimating, project control managers, scheduling, cost,

document control, and procurement;

Integral member of the ECI Steering and Huntsman Alliance Steering committees;

Administration of all project controls and management tools, including engineering status report (ESR), ESE, and PSE;

Review and approval of all ECI project sales proposals and pricing models;

Preparation and reconciliation of all monthly and yearly financial forecast, as well as all engineering and staffing invoices;

Generation of all quarterly financial profit and loss (P&L) reports on net revenue, direct margin, and billable man hours for

internal review;

Facilitation of training for intercompany earned value management system (EVMS) software, as well as continuous improvement and

monthly project services sessions;

Maintenance and update of regional day sales outstanding (DSO) structure to support the Corporate Finance Team;

Modification of existing jobs from a financial/project controls standpoint;

Presiding over bimonthly meetings on unbilled, purchase order utilization, and accounts receivable to streamline ECI financial


Resolution of all ECI accounting, financial, and contractual issues;

Management of accounting personnel in the preparation of payroll, overlays, and special incentive stipends on a weekly basis; and

Processing of audit information for internal/external Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audits and risk management.

Employ analytical skills in identifying cost impacts and forecasting future financial needs through a local purchase order

utilization structure in collaboration with project managers, engineers, and estimators.

Notable Accomplishments:

Brought 30% growth in revenue to the OGC Division in three out of five straight years.

Recommended a more comprehensive billing web portal experience that improved DSO structure by 15 days.

Created a new work breakdown structure (WBS) that aided in acquiring larger engineering, procurement, and construction management

(EPCM) projects.

Formed and implemented a high-performing Finance Team that drove significant growth to the OGC Division, while the company was

experiencing an economic downturn.

Performance Contractors Inc., Baton Rouge, LA

Cost Accounting/Revenue Manager 2009–2012

Expertly handled a complete portfolio of projects in surplus of $800M total installed costs (TIC).

Took charge of preparing baseline budgets and cash flows, while assisting in the organization of baseline cost schedules.

Secured and properly maintained an updated cost monitoring system, including reports on cost trends, deviation and variances, cost

projections, and forecasts.

Coordinated with all project managers to identify and incorporate cost impacts of proposed changes to various project work plans and


Generated all monthly shared risk invoices for specific clients in compliance with all contract requirements; as well as fixed price

invoices, ensuring consistency with actual work accomplished.

Applied amendments to existing contracts, which included preparing cost proposals, identifying specifications and contract

terms/conditions, and compiling all cost-proposal documents.

Spearheaded the execution of all subcontractor contracts, including monitoring of cost progress, quality of work, and adherence to


Administered the processing and approval of subcontractor’s invoice requests, as well as variation and claim proposals.

Notable Accomplishments:

Managed the sourcing and negotiation of financial contracts for all jobs with an annual value of $800M TIC including purchase and

bulk commodity pricing agreements for economy of scale.

Increased DSO structure by 45% while maintaining positive cash flow with forecasted billing methods.

Powko Industries LLC, Gonzales, LA

Financial Controller 2007–2009

Oversaw a staff of three individuals, while planning and coordinating all projects and company financial activities to generate

revenue of more than $7M on a yearly basis.

Rendered direction to internal and external preparation and presentation of all financial data, as well as filing of all monthly,

quarterly, and yearly taxes.

Created financial report summaries to forecast economic and financial standing based on consideration revenues, expenditures, and net


Facilitated the sourcing and negotiation of financial contracts for all jobs with an annual value of $7M, including purchase and bulk

commodity pricing agreements for the economy of scale.

Notable Accomplishment:

Drove key efforts that increased revenue earning potential by 23% within 12 months of operations by creating and implementing profit


Acadian Cellular Management LLC, Zachary, LA

Financial Controller/Owner 2003–2007

Performed balancing of accounting books, finalization of payroll, and filing of taxes for all five divisions.

Fulfilled a wide range of tasks for material coordination of sales and maintenance, including purchasing management, inventory

control, equipment rental sourcing, and procurement operations to meet financial goals.

Conducted hiring and training of a staff of six for financial data preparation; as well as annual evaluations for budget preparation

and account maintenance.

Played a leadership role within the Accounting Department, which involved oversight of payroll, accounts payable, accounts

receivable, billing, month-end closing, and general ledger analysis.

Notable Accomplishment:

Pioneered the business from the ground up with initial startup of $3M on a yearly basis.

Secured and properly maintained steady revenue growth, while two other competitor markers were being purchased and implemented into

the current market setting.

Exemplified keen attention to detail in generating and maintaining financial retention records for a customer base of more than


Earlier Career

BRM Inc., St. Amant, LA

Financial Controller 2000–2003


Certified Internal Auditor Program with Emphasis in Accounting: 2007

Concentration in Enhanced Corporate Governance and Improve Business Processes

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Master of Business Administration with Concentration in Systems Audit and Accounting: Dec 2006

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Bachelor of Arts: Aug 2003

Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA


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