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Accounting and Finance

Frisco, Texas, United States
October 10, 2016

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Kriss Parikakis, CPA


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Plano, Texas 75025

Home: 972-***-****, Cell: 972-***-****


GDC Technics

Chief Financial Officer, Alliance Airport, TX 8/2015 to present

An aircraft modification and manufacturing Company. I reestablished the Accounting and Finance Team, developed and implemented accounting and finance practices that including financial reporting, cash management, forecasting, tax and insurance. Responsible for Information Technology and Facilities reporting to the CEO and the Board of Directors. Responsible for Accounting and Information Technology for GDC Engineering located in Munich, Germany and London, UK.

Established processes and procedures for monthly accounting close, weekly cash and project forecasts and project reporting. Working with external auditors completed 2014 and 2015 financial audits. Working with Operations developed project labor and material budgets, estimate at completion, project reporting, forecasting and metrics. Identify risks, anticipating issues helping to develop recovery plans and mitigate exposure.

Resolved Oracle implementation and licensing issues. Worked to streamline Oracle processes ensuring appropriate process flows and internal controls. Jet Aviation, division of General Dynamics

Chief Financial Officer Jet Aviation, St Louis, MO 10/2009 to 7/2015

Member of Jet Aviation St Louis Management Team responsible for accounting, finance, warranty, internal controls and financial reporting for aircraft completion manufacturing, maintenance, refurbishments, overhaul and component repair.

Worked with Operations to improve financial and operational performance through the development and implementation of operational and financial forecasting processes as well as financial and operational metrics to monitor and improve performance. The design and development of processes and procedures to improve the internal control environment that helped stabilize operational and financial performance. Improvements made helped turn around Jet Aviation St Louis from a $40M loss in 2009 to a $40M profit for 2015

Assist CEO with Joint Venture relationships.

Gulfstream Aerospace, division of General Dynamics Jet Aviation, Basel Switzerland 5/2009 to 10/2009

General Dynamics acquired Jet Aviation November 2008.

Developed and implemented budgeting and forecasting processes that improved financial reporting reliability and margin improvement for both Falcon and Wide and Narrow Body Aircraft completion manufacturing Groups. Helped improved labor and material cost estimates, reporting, controls and accountability that included the development of key performance metrics to monitor improvement and provide early warnings of potential issues allowing timely and complete resolution.

Maintained Gulfstream Dallas responsibilities while in Basel. Director of Accounting and Finance, Dallas, Texas 2003 to 10/2009

Responsible for accounting, finance and pricing for G150 and G200 aircraft completion manufacturing, Gulfstream and General Dynamics Aviation Services service centers and over the counter Part Sales. In addition, I was responsible for Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll processing for two additional Gulfstream locations.

Developed and implemented weekly financial and operational forecasting processes including metrics across all business functions. These processes and metrics improved profitability by helping Kriss Parikakis, CPA


Operations and support functions understand their business allowing them to make informed timely business decisions. These processes help turn a breakeven operation into a 15% margin business.

Initiated and sponsored site cross functional Teams that reduced cycle times, risk and exposure in several business areas including Materials and Inventory, Warranty and Vendor Recovery, Facility Management and monthly close process and monthly forecasting. Reduced monthly close process cycle time from eight to three days.

Prepared and presented 15-year operating plan including capital requirements for Gulfstream Dallas expansion, coordinated activities with General Dynamics and Gulfstream Legal, Tax and Real Estate Groups, and set up and held meetings with City and State Officials to promote support for the expansion.

Daisytek International - $2B global Wholesale and Distribution Company of computer supplies and office products – Filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection May 2003. Vice President – Internal Auditing 2002 to 2003

Established Internal Auditing function that included development and implementation of a global risk assessment and a customer-focused process incorporating best practices. Reported to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and worked with the Audit Committee, external legal counsel and independent auditors on special projects including fraud investigations.

Developed a Company-wide compliance plan for Sections 302 and 404 of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Liaison between Company and United States Trustee including coordinating the timely completion and reporting of Statement of Financial Affairs, Schedules and Monthly Operating Reports to the United States Trustee.

E.W. Blanch Holdings / Benfield Group– A $500M global Reinsurance and Risk Management Company acquired by Benfield Group May 2001

Senior Vice President - Internal Audit 2001 to 2002

Reestablished a Global Internal Audit function that included development, implementation and execution of an Audit Methodology incorporating recognized best practices designed to collaborate with our customers, add value and improve operations while ensuring a strong internal control environment. This included the implemented a global risk assessment process.

Reported to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. General Motors 1998 to 2000

Senior Consultant

Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) 1988 to 1998

Business Manager Mountain Coal Group - 1995 to 1998 Internal Audit Manager-1988 to 1995

PepsiCO: 1984 to 1988

Pizza Hut Western Division Finance Manager - 1986 to 1988 Senior Internal Auditor - 1984 to 1986

Arthur Andersen & Company 1981 to 1984


Master of Science, Economics Texas A&M, Commerce

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance Stephen F. Austin Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas


United States Marine Corps, Aerial Navigator KC-130 Aircraft Honorable Discharge


Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

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