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Location:
Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
Posted:
January 26, 2017

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LESLEY A STARNES

Blvd. Costero #***-C, Ensenada, Baja California 22800 H: (619) ***-**** C: (619) ***-**** acyh04@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

SKILLS

Entrepreneurship Budget development

Business recovery and sustainable Financial reporting

Strategic Planning US GAAP principles

Business Consulting Fiscal budgeting

Bookkeeping Cash flow analysis

AFFILIATIONS

California State Board of Public Accountancy California Society of Certified Public Accountants American Institute

of Certified Public Accountants

WORK HISTORY

Owner/Operator, 06/2005 to Current

Mi Kaza Restaurante – Blvd Costero #546-C

In operation 25 years

Hands on operation with 16 employees

Successfully bought and maintained a restaurant that was founded by a local Mexican Couple yet as an

American was able to maintain and grow the location

Became fluent in Spanish

Owner/Operator, 12/2014 to Current

Restaurante 645 – Castillo #645, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

My restaurant specializes in homemade mexican cuisine and providing cooking classes to excursion groups for the

cruise ships that come to visit the city. The tours have become an unexpected success and have created a level of fame

I didn\'t expect. I have learned that I am an excellent instructor/entertainer!

Restaurant Owner- Operator, 01/2004 to 09/2005

The Flame Broiler – Fullerton, CA.

Opened in 2004 sold 2005.

Remodeled an existing Walgreens Pharmacy with drive-Thru

Part of small chain of Korean Style Teriyaki

Grew the location into a profitable franchised location in 90 days

Sold the restaurant as a result of my decision to move out of California to Mexico where I purchased an existing

successful restaurant

Vice President of Finance and Administration, 09/2000 to 12/2002

Authentic Specialty Foods, Inc – 4340 Eucalyptus Avenue, Chino Hills, CA

A $100 million branded food Company specializing in authentic Mexican food products.

The company sells in both the Retail (Kroger, Ralph\'s, Albertson\'s, Smart & Final and many others) and

Foodservice (U.S.

Foodservice, Sysco, Aramark and others) channels.

Successful turn-around of company profitability in 12 months - from $500m EBITDA in 2000 to $6.9 million

EBITDA in 2001

International Reporting to Mexico City based NYSE company

Internal consulting to Operations and Logistics for process and efficiency

Improvement Finance, General Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Purchasing and

Production Planning Accountability

Reduced working capital requirements from $2.5 million in 2001 to $250,000 in 2002 through revised

purchasing procedures and accountability

Reduced purchasing costs from outside co-packers by up to 25%

Long-range and short-range strategic business planning

Staff of 20 including 6 managers.

Director of Finance, 01/1996 to 08/2000

Bavarian Specialty Foods – 22417 S Vermont Avenue, Torrance, CA

A $20 million commercial bakery subsidiary of H.J. Heinz (now privately held) specializing in high quality,

frozen pastry and bread products. The customer base included Weight Watchers, American Airlines, Sysco, U.S.

Foodservice, Marriot and others.

Successful turn-around of sales and profitability allowing H.J. Heinz to divest of the subsidiary

2nd in charge in absence of General Partner

Entrepreneurial environment requiring creativity and ownership of all processes

Internal consulting to production to improve throughput and reduce costs

Accountability to Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology and Warehousing

Long-range and short-range strategic and financial planning

Treasury planning and forecasting

Developed key performance indicators and Performance Matrix for continuous improvement process

Financial Statement, Budget and Forecast preparation and presentation

Implemented system of customer promotional controls to identify and collect unauthorized deductions saving

the company 13% the first year

Board of Directors\' presentations

Implemented fully integrated Enterprise Resource System within budget and on time

Creation and implementation of company policies and procedures.

Chief Financial Officer, 04/1993 to 12/1995

The Complete Logistics Company

A $30 million subsidiary of a publicly traded company providing dedicated distribution services for many

Fortune 100 companies including 3M, Coca Cola, G.E., and W.W.

Grainger and Treasurer Managed Finance and Treasury in a high growth environment (doubled revenue in 3

years) Entrepreneurial environment requiring creativity and ownership of all processes 2nd in charge in absence

of President - dotted line responsibility for ten Regional Managers Responsible for due diligence reviews and

negotiations for potential acquisitions of three companies ranging from $1 to $7 million Responsible for tax and

legal compliance issues relating to company expansion out of California into 8 states Implemented costing

systems to track expenses and revenues related to 800 tractors and trailers resulting in Operating Profit per unit

and per client Successful negotiation of reductions in all employee benefit plans and related expenses Grew fixed

assets from $4.8 million in 1993 to $9.6 million in 1995 utilizing external financing and internal cash flows

Grew Stockholder\'s Equity from $5.6 million in 1993 to $7.2 million in 1995 Creation and implementation of

company policies and procedures.

Controller, 01/1991 to 04/1993

Anaheim Door Company – 4900 E La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, California

Original equipment manufacturer and distributor of sectional overhead doors and related equipment. The original

sectional overhead door manufacturer in So. California.

Direct report to Owner/President

Developed systems to analyze profit centers against budget

Human Resource and Safety Management

Creation and Implementation of Company safety procedures and policies

Controller, 10/1989 to 01/1991

Consolidated Disposal Systems – 12949 Telegraph Road, Santa Fe Springs, California

A waste management and recycling company operating through city contracts in Los Angeles and Orange County.

1991 sales of $19 million.

Direct report to President/Owner

Cash flow projection and management- turn around of negative cash flow and past due accounts

Bank debt restructuring reducing apr and increasing cash flow

Implemented profit center based accounting system to indentify unprofitable and underperforming routes

Prepared annual rate increase and contract proposals and presented same to various city councils

Reduced days outstanding receivables by adding billings to tax roles

Senior Auditor, 03/1988 to 10/1989

Deloitte and Touche – 555 W 5th St #2700, Los Angeles, CA

As a member of the Financial Institutions Group - Planned and controlled audits of various privately and

publicly held entities focusing on financial institutions

Financial institution audits of loan portfolios and REO properties

Supported preparation of SEC reports including 10K and 10Q

Insurance industry audits including investment trading reconstruction and bankruptcy litigation support

Analyzed and documented internal control systems resulting in recommendations to the Board of Directors for

the improvement of company safeguards and controls

Taught staff training seminars for new hire employees

Assistant Auditor, 12/1986 to 01/1988

KPMG Peat Marwick – 100 W 5th St #310, Tulsa, OK

Responsible for detailed audit procedures of all areas of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement

Trained in statistical sampling techniques for use in audit sampling

Developed a broad base of experience in Health Care, Financial Institutions, Litigation Support, Oil and Gas

Industries as well as others

EDUCATION

B.S.B.A: Accounting, 1986

University of Tulsa - Tulsa, Oklahoma

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant (inactive)



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