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Accounting Staff

Houston, Texas, United States
January 17, 2017

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Daniel Rios

Accounting Controller career includes financial leadership in the areas of Consulting Services, Manufacturing, Hospitality, and Retail.

Functional Expertise

• Strategic business management

• Full Cycle Accounting

• Internal Controls

Career Summary

• Structure now part of Accenture - 2013 - 2016 Controller Responsible for the integrity of financial information and systems of the organization. Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, strategic financial planning and analysis, financial accounting, statutory reportings, management and business metrics reporting, treasury and all general accounting functions. Responsible for preparation and generation of financials. Ensuring all matters concerning corporate accounting governance are carried out. Motivate and mentor junior and senior accounting staff. Manage the function of the internal and external audit process. Responsible for policy making and development of internal controls where required.

• Tatum Consulting - 2012 - 2013 Controller Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures. Directly supervise accounting staff including performance evaluations, merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary actions. Responsible for the selection and training of the assigned staff. Oversee and coordinate with the CEO and divisional managers the preparation of annual operating budgets and forecasts. Prepare, present and interpret financial reports to management, directors, and governmental agencies. Develop and use tools needed for budgets, registration sites, and financial reports.

• Timeline Logistics 2011 - 2012 Controller Directed full cycle accounting functions for nine locations. Reported cash needs, projected cost estimates to executive management. Evaluated viability of company operations and recommended enhancements and changes to reach profitability.Ensured factoring is funded and evaluate expense. Reviewed and acquired insurance for company. Reviewed company and management performance in relation to budgeted profitability. Interacted with locations for cash needs, purchasing, payroll, and HR issues. Negotiated with vendors on pricing. Interacted with legal services to reduce risk. Recommended strategy and path for company to maneuver to a profitable position.

• Reo Property Management & Rehab 2009 – 2011 Sole Proprietorship Full cycle accounting, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, cash management, financial generation. Monthly and annual management of rental property. Advertisement and listing of rental units. Management of rehab of existing housing. Sourcing materials and skilled contractors. Inspection and monitoring of rental assets to maintain rental property. Liaison with taxing appraisal district.

• Marriott International 2006 - 2009 Director of Finance and Accounting Monthly and annual analysis, consolidation, forecasting and reporting (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow, projects etc.) for a full service 322 room Hotel. Performed and reviewed internal audits for compliance with internal controls for the Hotel, occupancy was 100% M -TH.

Reviewed and Critiqued operations on profitability compared to budget which included 1 full service restaurant/bar and three fast-food type outlets, laundry was processed in-house for guest's towels, and pillow shams.

Interacted with Regional VP and report financial data on KPI's. Planned, directed and coordinated all accounting operational functions AP, AR, Tax, and Payroll. Audited, reviewed, and approved all payable invoices for compliance with company procedures. Approved check run. Assisted General Manager in managing operating activity. Financials were reviewed and compiled locally, payables and receivables processed by hotel, PCARDs were used, reconciliations completed locally, budget completed locally, internal audits, tax filings, contract reviewed locally. Audited business activities for compliance to corporate initiative. Presented Financial update to owners quarterly. Created and compiled budget for the operation. Analyzed and controlled investment (Capex, Inventory, Projects, DSO). Participated in Internal Audit assignments and supported fraud investigations. Influenced strategy and business decisions based on an understanding and interpretation of financial and non-financial information.

• City of Houston 2004 - 2006 Financial Analyst – Contract Setup reconciliation process for notes receivable. Analyzed and reconciled balance sheet to HUD reports. Evaluated and improved note-tracking system. Generated and created financial reports to track notes and grants receivables. Audited customer information to ensure data was current and accurate. Advised and set up processes to solve audit issues.

• Reo Restaurant & Club 2001 – 2004 Owner Organized all licensing and permitting of restaurant. Hired, trained and retained a high performing team. Planned, directed, and coordinated all accounting operational functions. Selected vendors and products. Located and purchased all equipment. Interviewed and trained existing management. Created, implemented, and managed KPIs, systems, processes and policies to ensure proactive and efficient operations.

• Robert Half Consulting 1998 – 2001 Contract Consultant

Hillman International Brands – Interim Controller Managed general accounting staff (13). Reviewed and audited payables for authorizations, coding, legitimacy, and correct vendor information. Evaluated and implemented plan to bring financials up to date. Evaluated operating software for inefficiencies in accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing, and general accounting. Generated financials accurately and timely. Performed monthly, quarterly, and annuals audits for compliance. Established internal procedures to improve or correct operating deficiencies. Inventory Control costing and tracking, managed annual physical inventory process.

Fleetwood Retail Corp. – Interim General Accounting Supervisor – Corporate Level Supervised corporate general accounting staff (7). Supervised, audited, and reviewed payables for accuracy and to ensure correct vendor data. Managed reconciliation process. Managed process for payroll posting. Managed and organize consolidation to a central bank. Daily treasury function of sweeping funds from multiple locations to central bank. Opened bank accounts for locations as they were acquired, ordered checks, and closed existing bank accounts. Managed cash posting process to customer accounts. Maintained a system of internal controls to provide the right level of checks and balances to assure safeguarding of company assets and accurate an timely reporting of financial results.

Ikon – Interim Assistant Controller Managed and evaluated KPIs, systems, processes, and policies to ensure proactive and efficient operations. Supervised, audited, and reviewed payables for accuracy and legitimacy of payment processing. Managed monthly Accounting process for 13 locations. Ensured accuracy of financials. Assisted and advised general mangers in managing locations. Supervised accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

• Carruth – Doggett Industries, Inc., 1995 – 1998

Controller 1996 – 1998 Managed accounting operating systems for 5 locations. Assessed and highlighted opportunities for increased cost efficiencies, driver for change. Managed accounting staff (8). Assisted department managers in evaluating financials. Analyzed problem areas for CFO. Set up new acquisitions on the EDP system. Assured that accounting records were prepared and maintained in accordance with company's accounting policies, chart of accounts and related accounting principles and practices, and that sub ledgers reconciled with the general ledger.

Assistant Controller 1995 – 1996 Managed and supervised accounting department for five locations. Ensured financials were generated accurately and timely. Set up internal procedures to improve accuracy. Assisted in monitoring and correcting problems with the EDP system. Modified financial formats, and corrected and improved accounting distribution. Worked closely with the GM’s and other key employees in the Division to influence required changes to ensure all projects were managed to maximize profitability and Divisional costs, both direct and indirect, and were effectively controlled

• Stewart & Stevenson 1988 – 1995

Accounting Supervisor 1991 – 1995 Managed accounts payables, accounting clerks, staff accountants, and receptionist. Source financing for heavy equipment sales, requested financial data and loan documents, determined participation on financing. Supervised, audited, reviewed, and approved paybles 3500/month for accuracy and legitimacy of payment processing. Ensured daily and monthly general accounting functions were being performed. Approved invoices for payment. Trained accounting personnel, and branch personnel on EDP System.

Senior Accountant 1988 – 1991 Reconciled accounts receivables and inventory accounts. Corrected invoicing errors on the EDP System. Set up accounting distribution for new entries required on the EDP System. Monitored rental inventories for rental income and depreciation. Researched and corrected P&L problems.


• University of Phoenix, Houston, Texas / MBA in Business 2005

• University of Houston, Victoria Texas / BBA in Accounting 1988


• Excel

• Word

• Lotus Notes

• Operating Systems – NDS, Advance, SAP, Quick Books, Great Plains, Oracle

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