Plainfield, IL. 60544
A “Hands On” Controller and strategic thinker with company oversight, committed to full financial reporting and cost-effective management of company resources. Have demonstrated proficiency in budgeting, forecasting, cost containment and Human Resources, along with Information Technology Administration.
Executive financial management using GAAP
Budget/Forecast analysis creation
Strong leadership/communication skills
Cost reductions and analysis
Human resources management
Department operations management
• Background in Construction and Manufacturing
Expense control/ Cash Management
Business operations organization, Fleet Mgmt.
Core performance analysis/metrics
Contract negotiations, Union Payroll filings, Audits
Problem resolution/Vendor negotiations
Day-to-day management of A/R, A/P, H/R, IT, ADP
Multiple company and internal consolidations
Responsibility for all accounting functions
through monthly financial statements
Microsoft office applications
Managed all financial activities for operations and outside auditors. Quarterly to Monthly reporting (GAAP)
Initiated/Presented to board monthly financial comparing actual to budget highlighting areas to adjust.
Created yearly, monthly budgets and forecasts. Creating a data base for forecasting.
Reduced department expenditures by 14 %.
Managed all financial activity and Cash flows; from day-to-day to year end.
Handled all functions related to HR and IT administration, reduced health insurance costs.
Implemented new Banking and Audit relationships. Reducing costs 5-50%.
Converted to "S" Corp. Converted Corporation to an “ESOP.”
Utilized and converted to “JOB Cost” software (Timberline based), Computer Ease, Quick Books and Peachtree.
Created non-existent cash flow and weekly cash management reports reducing bad debts significantly.
Headed commercial insurance and risk management procurement. Reducing expenses 9%. OCIP, CCIP
Reorganized critical software programs. Fluent in Excel, Word, Microsoft Office, Peach Tree.
ROI calculations, identified KPI’s, created Analytic Metrics, educated all levels of personnel.
Renegotiated and managed cell phone vendor and credit card relationship reducing expenses by 8 and 2%.
Developed departmental strategic plans. Created dashboards for weekly meetings. Managed Corp Fleet.
Problem resolution skills at both strategic and functional levels.
Proven ability to lead people and achieve results through others.
Project Controls Manager/Cost Accountant
Tower Communications Expert (Telecom contractor) Burr Ridge12M Revenue 1/26/19 to 5/1/19
Researched ERP software systems for a “best fit” technical telecom corporation. Managed purchase of ERP system specializing in job costing accounting. Implemented and trained internal departments and transferred previous data. Created an interim costing system while installing new system. Trained project managers and construction mangers how to plan, budget, and structure each work site. Trained internal departments how to interpolate daily reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis.
Controller: 9/2015 – 10/31/18
Anagnos Door Co (Construction subcontractor) Justice 6M Revenue
Managed accounting operations monthly close and reconciliations. Manage A/P, A/R, P/R and billings for a Union shop. Create job costing through work in process reports (WIP). Interact in management meetings providing analysis of product lines and profitability. Created metrics to be incorporated into monthly financial and dashboards. Created spend data for all departments. Determine credit worthiness for a large customer base and file liens as needed. Maintain detailed records for all departments from inventory to truck fleet. Financial activity prepared for yearly auditors, union auditors and workers compensations auditors. One direct report. OCIP, CCIP filings. Sales tax filings.
3/2013 – 01/2014
US Architectural Glass & Metal (Construction subcontractor) Westmont $12M Revenue Contract position
Managed accounting operations, accounting close and reconciliations. Prepared reports for outside accountants. Managed conversion from Quick Books to Computer Ease, a construction accounting job costing software. Converted ADP P/R to in-house. Managed P/R, A/R, A/P and billings. Created corporate budgets and break-even analysis. Created back log and job tracking/costing reporting. Created and managed construction job budgets. Trained project managers for proper job documentation and reporting. Created dashboards for each job indicating progress and strengths. Created work in progress reports (WIP). Virtually revamped the service/installation sister company (Glass Mirror America) for proper consistency of paper flow from quote to payment. 2-3 direct reports.
06/1992 - 09/2011
Illinois Constructors Corp. (General Construction Contractor) Elburn $35M Revenue
Member of Executive Management Team. Prepared accurate financial statements monthly, quarterly and annually for outside auditors and banking/bonding relationships. Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reconciliations, annual reporting and management of investments. Also managed P/R, A/P, Billing and Contract departments and complete job costing through work in progress reports (WIP). Chaired management meetings and finalization of the annual budgets and forecasts. Performed periodic budgeting/modeling to project monthly cash requirements. Prepared monthly and annual expense forecasts, including any necessary recommended actions required to manage costs to achieve budget. Proposed and published metrics to be incorporated into the monthly financial and dashboards. Provided reliable and timely project-by-project expense, capitalization, and amortization and spend data for all departments. Analyzed investment activity. 2-4 direct reports.
08/1991 - 08/1992
Dallas Leasing Group $45M Revenue ( Sister Co of Peachtree)
Downers Grove, IL
Startup company where I prepared monthly financial statement. Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Completed monthly, quarterly and annual bank reconciliations for lease transaction portfolio. Addressed and resolved non-routine, complex and unexpected variances. 1-2 direct reports.
09/1989 - 07/1991
Peach Tree Bancard Corp. $150M Revenue Sold in 1991
Downers Grove, IL
Start-up company where I prepared monthly financial statements. Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Supervised accounts receivables clerks, team of eight. Completed monthly, quarterly and annual bank reconciliations. Assisted the CFO with the production of the monthly financial, management reports and board packages. Prepared financial pages for presentation to senior management. 2-12 direct reports.
04/1986 - 09/1989
Commercial Cam (Camco) - Emerson Electric Corp. $55M Revenue $6B
Prepared accurate financial statements monthly for both domestic and foreign entities. Managed accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Supervised accounts receivables clerk. International accounting consolidation. Maintained fixed asset module, calculate and record monthly depreciation expense. 3 direct reports. Assisted the CFO with the production of the monthly financials, management reports and board packages.
09/1982 - 04/1986
Pepper Construction Co.(General Construction Contractor) $600M Revenue
Prepared consolidated accurate financial statements monthly for both domestic and foreign entities. Accounting operations, accounting close, account reporting and reconciliations. Maintained fixed asset module, calculate and record monthly depreciation expense. Multiple division and international financial consolidation. Assisted the controller with the production of the monthly financial, management reports and board packages.
Own custom woodworking/carpentry side business. Work part time for High End custom woodworker as needed.
Treasurer at church for 1.5M (non-profit)
Teledyne Post 30M 09/1982 – 04/1986
Hyster Lift Truck 09/1978 –09/1982
Bachelors: University of Illinois – Accounting Major
Chicago, Illinois USA