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Real Estate Accounting

San Jose, California, United States
December 26, 2016

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Houston, Texas 77096

e-mail 713-***-****

Texas CPA licensee – adaptive hands on business consultant. Controller skilled in financial analysis, cost accounting, business negotiations, contract driller finance, wholesale distribution, SOX studies and real estate development. Track record of successful interim controller and accounting system engagements. Analytical and leadership approach combines process improvement with accounting analysis to enhance operating results. Rescues of broken accounting departments, seven figure credit arrangements. Upgrades of desk procedures, QuickBooks and spreadsheet methods.

Managerial and Financial Accounting consultant, Houston, Texas, July 2008 to present

Time and Billing procedures, study and develop improvements

Financial Statements – drafting with disclosure notes

Accounts Receivable factoring

Cash collections – methods and projections

Management information system consulting to controller and treasury functions

Oxberry Group, VP Finance, January, Houston, Texas, January to June 2008

Real estate developer with $30 million in projects and commercial properties under management.

Financial reporting, treasury, payroll, cash management, project feasibility studies.

Set up construction company job cost accounting, disputed vendor invoices not in accordance with contracts, installed Internet based payroll for staff of 17.

Alliance Manufacturer Representatives, Controller, Houston, Texas, June 2006 to October 2007

Distributor and factory representative to the wholesale plumbing trade

Designed and introduced system of roll forwards of cash flow driven proforma statements

Managed complex transition from cash to accrual basis reporting

Cost accounting for self manufactured parts

Conversion of damaged accounting data for Quick Books installation project

Negotiated plant and equipment expansion through lease financing

Installed 30 person biweekly payroll and 401(k) benefits on ADP

Devised cash management with real time balance and detail information

Supervised and trained accounting personnel

Accounts payable and receivable processing

Studied competing medical insurance plans to select coverage with $4,000 monthly savings

2005 and 2006 consulting engagements included:

Steel construction materials importer, interim controller - financial reporting, treasury, payroll and reconciliation of steel construction materials importation documents with billings and letters of credit.

Real estate holding company - SOX control analysis, audit program preparation and detail testing of treasury records and procedures; Wetmore Houston plant of RR Donnelley documented inventory, receiving and billing procedures for SOX compliance – prepared work papers with Excel and Access.

International Assoc. of Drilling Contractors, Finance Mgr, Houston, Texas, September 2004 to June 2005

Supervised staff of three accountants, responsible for financial reporting, analysis, cash forecasting and investment, general ledger and fund accounting, trade show and trade magazine transactions, and payroll.

Funded Euro cash requirements with currency purchases for wire transfers.

Administered contracts with European and Middle-Eastern business agents.

Advised management on pension plan conversion from defined benefit to 401k, worked with outside advisors on $5 million in plan assets.


Project Accountant, Houston, Texas - 2000 to 2004

Various consulting projects as an associate of Robert Half Accountemps for companies such as Café Express (interim controller), Powell Industries (consigned inventories analysis), Consumer Credit Counseling Service (interim assistant controller), and Samsung Austin Semiconductor performing SAP ledger accounting support and SOX ERM walk through audits.

2001 to 2002 financial analyst at Houston Airport System duties included support of $2 billion airport bond compliance reporting, meetings with bond rating agencies, lease and project cash flow studies, and resolution of complex Activity Based Costing rates and charges disputes with airlines.

Mellon Mortgage Corporation, Financial Analyst, Houston, Texas, 1998 – 1999

Worked with origination and servicing departments regarding incentive compensation plans and management information using Crystal Reports and Access software on large data objects for special information and complex reconciliations and special reporting projects.

Engagements 1995 to 1998 included treasury analyst and cash management in health care industry; a consumer products private label manufacturer - special projects in standard costs, WIP, manufacturing profit planning and management information. Interim controller at a stock brokerage office. Contract auditor with the Harris County Auditor's Office as in charge accountant on internal audit engagements.

Deloitte & Touche, Senior Accountant, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1992-1995

In charge accountant/lead auditor for clients up to $30 million revenues in automotive distribution, commercial real estate development, pharmaceutical marketing, and capital goods export and distribution.

Completed SEC work paper questionnaires as required.

Developed foreign currency conversion FASB 52 work papers and related policy proposals regarding international transfer costing, value added taxes, acquisitions and disclosures for foreign subsidiary operations.

Advised American clients as to compliance with German business laws, organized business meetings of client personnel with German professional service providers.

Discovery Drilling, Inc., Chief Accountant, Houston, Texas, 1989-1991

Accounting and budgets, treasury, payables and tax matters of a four land rig $16 million revenue Texas and Louisiana oil well drilling contractor.

Installed accounting system and financial controls.

Applied for construction draws on drilling progress and submitted drilling insurance claims.

Devised spreadsheet method for state drilling reporting.

Assisted outside auditors and advisors in due diligence examination.

Worked closely with owner managers in negotiating lease, debt and accounts payable restructuring. Advised management on bankruptcy and liquidation planning issues.


BA University of Florida; 40 credit hours finance and accounting at Florida Atlantic


Software - Excel, Access, Visio, SAP R/3 financial and logistics modules, Crystal Reports, QuickBooks, Great Plains, ADP and Paychex payroll.

Military service as a US Navy officer.

Languages -

fluent in German, reading ability in Spanish.

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