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Accounting Management

West Hollywood, California, 90069, United States
January 16, 2017

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Ronald W. Cook, CPA

**** * ***** ***** #*

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) ***-****


Financial professional with 20+ years of progressive experience including all aspects of CFO/Controller and financial reporting responsibilities. Areas of oversight include: daily accounting activities, internal controls/processes, data management, FP&A, KPI management and strategy, international operations and systems implementation. Excellent people and problem solving skills.


BuildSavings, LLC Santa Monica, CA 1/16 – present

Private Equity backed enterprise providing construction, energy conservation and remodeling services Nationwide. Offices in LA, Miami, Dallas, Nashville, Denver, Atlanta, Phoenix and Tampa.


Manage first stand-alone audit (BDO) for 2015

Banking/Treasury Liaison

Monthly/quarterly reporting to Board and Lenders

Manage tax preparation for multiple LLCs

Manage/reorganize staff

Develop budget and internal reporting

Establish policies and procedures

Manage holding company and consolidations

WME Entertainment, LLC (William Morris Talent Agency), Beverly Hills, CA 9/12 – 11/15

World leader in talent management and representation including the world’s top actors, musicians, speakers, directors, producers and more.

Senior Vice President – Finance and Controller

Manage global staff of 75

Managed and led the accounting and internal controls process for IPO readiness

Prepared schedules and managed completion of form S-1

Responsible for all accounting/finance operations, including 25+ subsidiaries (Droga5, Digital and Tech)

Coordinate the business combination and integration of merger with IMG in May 2014 ($2Billion+), including but not limited to consolidating global company for post-acquisition, financial reporting and finance transformation

Responsible for annual audits and quarterly reviews of WME and subsidiaries

Manage accounting for multiple investments in other entities

Work closely with operational management on financial planning and analysis, operational management and treasury operations

Liaison with Business Development on mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and post combination matters

Responsible for internal and external reporting and tax compliance and reporting

Lead new ERP system implementation and conversion

Establish and implement new accounting policies and procedures

Led the Company through the transition from cash basis to US GAAP basis of reporting during 2012/2013

Restructured department, hired new staff and reduced close cycle to 5 days

Manage banking relationships

Oversee treasury function including bank account set up, funding approvals and legal documentation

Just Fabulous, Inc. (Intelligent Beauty) El Segundo, CA 12/11 – 9/12

On line Fashion Brand based on subscription model. Part of the Intelligent Beauty family of companies. Over 600,000 subscribers. Celebrity partnerships and endorsements. Locations in US, Germany and London. Privately held.

Corporate Controller

Managed staff of 5 in US and one in Germany

Responsible for all International Reporting, global consolidation and reporting via Great Plains and FRx

Reported directly to CFO of Intelligent Beauty

Managed relationships with external auditors and advisors

Completed first stand-alone audit (2011)

Established and implemented new accounting policies and procedures

Managed banking relationships including debt and treasury operations

Reduced monthly closing time from 15 days to 10 business days

Independent Consultant, Los Angeles, CA 5/11 – 12/11

(GAAP financial statements, FP&A, Budgets, Audit work, Analysis, Report preparation, International, Consulting)

Companies include: Fox Interactive Media, Ropak Packaging

SDI Media, Inc. Los Angeles, CA 4/09 – 5/11

Global leader in localization services (subtitling and dubbing) for media and entertainment companies. Privately held, with over 30 worldwide locations (Europe, Asia, and North America).

Vice President / Global Controller

Reported to EVP/CFO, responsible for worldwide accounting and finance

Led team of 15 in Los Angeles and global staff of 60

Responsible for global consolidation of all entities including monthly reports and budgets done on Excel/FRx

Led global finance Oracle implementation project in 2009/2010 and Great Plains and FRx upgrade 2011

Accounted for troubled debt restructuring, purchase accounting and accounting tax/affects of change in ownership

Reviewed monthly results with World Wide operations leaders

Redesigned and implemented worldwide banking restructure, enhanced efficiency by reducing number of banks from 22 to 2, resulting in over $100K annual savings

Traveled to Europe and Asia to streamline processes and define goals and deadlines

Reduced monthly closing process from 15+ days to 8 days

Responsible for global cash positions, cash management and treasury, reporting done on Excel

Coordinated global tax return preparations and year end audits with external auditors and advisors

Prepared FAS 142 (goodwill impairment) analysis and adoption of FIN 48 (income tax)

Responsible for bank loan covenant compliance, review and projections

Prepared board slides/presentations on operating budgets and year end results

Created policies and procedures to ensure internal controls, streamline processes and standardize operations

PeopleSupport, Inc. (now known as Aegis), Los Angeles, CA 4/06 – 4/09

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Company servicing Fortune 500 companies through call centers in the Philippines and Costa Rica. Annual revenue of $180 million. PeopleSupport purchased by Aegis (private company headquartered in India) in November 2008. Accounting and administration relocated to Dallas, TX.

Corporate Controller

Reported directly to the CFO, responsible for all accounting functions

Led team of 20 in Southern CA, Manila, and Costa Rica

Responsible for all aspects of accounting including A/R Billing and Collections, A/P, Fixed Assets, Travel, Payroll, General Ledger (Epicor), Treasury, Cash and Investments

Oversaw transition of all accounting and administration to Aegis Dallas office and PeopleSupport Manila office

Prepared financial statements for new combined entity and consolidate merger accounting

Reduced Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) from 61+ days to under 38 days

Improved and shortened Internal and External Reporting process (SEC 10Q and K)

Reviewed key financial reports with senior management and Board of Directors

Prepared monthly financial analysis for CFO/Management comparing actual to forecast

Directed process and schedules for secondary public offering in November 2006

Strategically managed department redesign resulting in annual cost savings of $1.8MM

Implemented new billing system ($10 million in annual revenue) in two Southern California office locations

Accounted for purchase of subsidiary company in 2006 ($10 million) and streamlined accounting and staff of two locations into PeopleSupport systems and reports

Liaison/Contact for external auditors (BDO) and banking/investment companies ($140 million)

Increased efficiency in the preparation of tax returns and schedules

Implemented a comprehensive Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) program resulting in no weaknesses in 2006 or 2007

Responsible for South American reporting and accounting (700 employees and $10 million in revenue)

Independent Consultant, Seattle, WA 2004 – 2006

Clients Included:

Frye Art Museum [Non profit art museum in Seattle with annual revenue of $5 million]

CFO (2004 – 2006)

Responsible for all Financial/Payroll/HR/IT aspects of the Museum

Coordinated and completed the external audit and tax return for 2004 & 2005

Prepared monthly financial statements/forecasts and reviewed with management

Managed endowments - Real Estate ($65MM) and securities ($15 MM)

Participated in board meetings reviewing monthly financials

Advised Executive Director and COO on financial matters

St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle, WA [Annual operating budget of $4 million]

Interim Chief Operating Officer (2004)

Managed the accounting department and approved financial statements

Prepared the annual operating budget, coordinated external 2003 audit

Coordinated communications regarding financial plan, budget and variances

PACCAR, Inc., Seattle, WA area (Parent company of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks) 1998 – 2003

[Fortune 200 company with annual revenue of $10 billion]

PACCAR Leasing, Bellevue WA

[a division of PACCAR Financial Services group, a $400 million dollar financing and leasing division of PACCAR Inc with $4.6 billion in assets]

Controller (2000 – 2003)

Managed staff of 17 in three locations

Effectively managed and advised 8 remote locations located in US and Canada

Prepared policies, procedures and data for Sarbanes Oxley and Six Sigma

Prepared schedules and reviewed SEC 10-Q and 10-K reports

Coordinated tax schedules for year-end tax returns consolidating all entities

Analyzed and managed future acquisitions of company owned store locations

PACCAR Parts, Renton WA

[Annual revenue of $630 million, 800 employees in North America (8 warehouses)]

Assistant Controller (1998 – 2000)

Managed staff of 15 in GL, AR, Fixed Assets, Travel, Payroll, Budgeting, Taxation & Reporting

Managed monthly statistical and physical audits of North American warehouses

Managed software/control implementation project of European based software program

Implemented Infinium for $50 MM Mexico operations and consolidation of $20 MM international division

Responsible for internal/external reporting, and managing external auditors, E&Y

Matsushita Semiconductor Corporation (Parent Company of Panasonic) 1986 – 1997

Puyallup, Washington

Annual revenue of $130 million, 450 employees, operating investment of $300 million

Controller, Finance General Manager (1992 – 1997)


BBA, Accounting - Pacific Lutheran University (PLU)

CPA – certificate, Washington State

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