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Management Financial

Location:
Brossard, Quebec, Canada
Posted:
October 06, 2016

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HUGH BLAKELY CPA, CA acwxze@r.postjobfree.com 514-***-****

A fluently bilingual Senior Financial Executive with an extensive background in Finance, Operations and General Management. Ability to resolve complicated issues while delivering results. Expertise: Extremely proficient in reorganizing accounting records, all the while streamlining processes and procedures. Motivates teamwork through training and mentoring staff. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

URBAN BARNS FOODS INC. March 2015 – July 2016

Innovative Canadian food producer dedicated to growing consistent, healthy, and fresh vegetables year round.

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Oversaw the general day-to-day operations, as well as financing, accounting, tax, and human resources.

§ Designed and implemented a detailed budget/costing process to provide senior management with the tools necessary to make informed decisions.

§ Reduced monthly cash burn from $170,000 to $15,000. Increased sales from $6,000/ month to

$20,000

§ Successfully spent the period at Urban Barns Foods Canada establishing a corporate office, including office policies, procedures, reorganizing the entire accounting records, and internal controls. NOVACAP (Short term contract) September 2014 – March 2015 A prominent Canadian buyout and growth equity firm with over $1.2 billion of assets under management. CORPORATE CONTROLLER

§ Prepared all internal financial statements and reports including the presentation of financial results to the CFO and the Limited Partners.

§ Responsible for all accounting functions using Simply Accounting software, payroll, employee benefits and insurance.

BRAIN CANADA (Short term, part time contract) March 2014 – August 2014 Brain Canada develops and supports collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research across the neurosciences.

CHIEF ACCOUNTANT

Designed and implemented a daily and weekly cash budgeting report for senior management WHITE TIGER GOLD LTD. 2012 – 2013

White Tiger Gold, with revenues of $32 million, was engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties and mining assets with a focus on gold and precious metals. Controller

Diligently and independently implemented IFRS and ICFR Risk Assessment Analysis procedures

Developed and implemented consolidation procedures.

Designed and implemented a daily and weekly cash budgeting report for senior management. Hugh Blakely, CPA, CA 2

CENTURY MINING CORPORATION (Blaine, WA) 2009 – 2012 Century Mining Corporation, with revenues of $22 million, was engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties and mining assets with a focus on gold and precious metals. Chief Financial Officer

Oversaw the general day-to-day operations, as well as financing, accounting, tax, IT and human resources.

Implemented a daily and weekly cash budgeting report for senior management that would aid in reducing borrowing costs.

Negotiated new Union contract

Implemented IFRS, and ICFR Risk Assessment Analysis procedures

Established a Corporate office, including hiring of a Finance department, spearheading IT installation, office policies, procedures and employee benefit programs; reorganizing accounting records, internal controls, together with the reporting practices of the operating companies in Canada, Peru, and USA CANADIAN ROYALTIES INC. 2009

INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

§ Prepared all internal and external financial statements and reports including the presentation of financial results to the Board of Directors.

IVACO, A HEICO COMPANY 1980 – 2007

Ivaco, with revenues of $500 million, was a leading North American producer of steel and fabricated steel products.

SENIOR VICE – PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER 2003 – 2007 SENIOR VICE – PRESIDENT & CONTROLLER 1997 – 2003

CONTROLLER AND TREASURER 1990 – 1997

CORPORATE CONTROLLER 1980 – 1990

ASSISTANT CORPORATE CONTROLLER 1980

Involved in 4 acquisitions and 3 divestitures

Negotiated 2 senior secured $US debt facilities through limited partnerships

Participated with Senior Management in Investor and Analyst’s meetings, including roadshows

Implemented standard operations reporting procedures across 10 subsidiaries

Worked with Canadian GAAP and USGAAP

COOPERS AND LYBRAND, MONTRÉAL (QUÉBEC) 1972 – 1980 AUDIT MANAGER

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT

EDUCATION

Sir George Williams University

Bachelor of Commerce

McGill University

Diploma in Accountancy

Chartered Accountant, Province of Québec

Member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)



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