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Accounting Executive

Boca Raton, FL
April 30, 2020

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Mike Patterson - MBA

Boca Raton, FL Phone: 561-***-****

Executive Summary

Seasoned, hands on accounting professional with 20+ years at a management level

Full cycle financials, P&L BS, CF

GAAP/Cash revenue analysis

Budget creation and variance analysis

BA Accounting, MBA Business

Systems review and implementation

Creative thinker experienced with Start Ups

Liaison to external CPA firm for audit, tax

Willing and able to wear many hats


Realtor / Investor United Realty Group 2018 – 2020

Licensed Realtor, negotiating deals between buyers and sellers.

Purchased properties for rehab and resale. Bought and held properties for rental income.

Controller ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc. 2000 - 2018

ExamSoft provides computer-based testing solutions to educational and professional certification clients throughout the US and in several foreign countries

Through early stages of this start up, handled all accounting duties for as many as 4 companies for the owner/CEO, installing and configuring QuickBooks for each.

oStreamlined accounting processes through rapid growth.

oResearched, installed and implemented add-ons to QuickBooks for revenue recognition and automation of accounts payable processing.

oReduced month end reporting to 10 days, establishing a flash P&L at only 3 days.

Worked with local financial advisory firm to provide all financial information and due diligence for initial sale of the company in 2009 and worked with senior management team for due diligence for the second sale of the company in 2014.

Responsible for all financial and covenant reporting for new equity owners and banks.

oDeveloped detailed budget and forecast models and budget vs actual reporting.

oEstablished departmental metrics and key performance indicators (kpi’s).

Served as audit and tax liaison with various sized CPA firms, providing all schedules and support for annual audit and federal and state returns.

Continually monitored company expenses to reduce overhead costs while providing the best partner relationships for required services.

oReviewed company benefits and payroll function against alternative providers, moving to a new platform saving the company $150k annually.

oNegotiated 3 office leases to accommodate company growth. Handled site selection, lease negotiation, space planning and buildout supervision.


Nova Southeastern University

University of Akron

Masters in Business Administration

BA - Bachelor of Arts, Accounting

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