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Director of Finance & Construction Project Controls

Cypress, TX
May 13, 2020

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Ronald M. Namanny II

Cypress, TX *****

423-***-**** •

Finance/Accounting & Project Controls Leader

As an accomplished, analytical finance/accounting director & project controls leader, I drive operation and construction cost accounting, performance analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and contract management to ensure compliance and accuracy for capital projects and engineering services. I am experienced in establishing strong, trusting cross-functional partnerships and providing controls for critical business decision-making, involving Combustion Turbine, Wind, and Battery construction projects.

Core Competencies

Finance/Accounting Leadership • GAAP & SOX compliance • Project Controls • Budget/Forecasting • Data Analysis

Change Control Management • Contract Negotiation • Corporate FP&A• Federal/State Tax Expertise • Project Management

Capital Projects • Fixed Assets • Plant Operations • Planning & Scheduling • Risk Assessments • Financial Proforma Modeling

Stakeholder Management • Executive Management & BOD reporting and presentation • Internal & External Audit oversight




Calpine Corporation Houston, TX

Director, Finance & Construction/Project Controls

Serve in multifaceted role, leading finance and construction & project controls for Engineering and Construction Services group and overseeing more than $2B in plant & construction programs.

Direct accounting and finance, project controls, procurement, and contract management activities; manage all facets of accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and cost analysis for Engineering & Construction division.

Manage team responsible for estimating, scheduling, forecasting, cost accounting, and project management, guiding contract negotiations/agreements for multiple capital projects at a time.

Drive review & approval processes for capital projects related to contracts for EPC contractors and large equipment vendors; present monthly progress reports and earned value analysis on capital projects to executive management.

Collaborate with internal leaders across development, engineering, construction, HR, and legal on contract negotiations, budgetary costs and forecasting, promoting detailed, accurate analysis, continuous improvement efforts, and ensuring transparency and alignment.

Select Achievements

Launched end-to-end cost/project controls program & financial construction controls methodologies from scratch, resulting in improved budget and forecasting capabilities utilizing EVA and percent complete.

Participated in all phases of project life cycle including RFP reviews, contract negotiations, project execution and project closeout.

Managed construction project management team of cost managers, estimating managers, schedule managers, and project managers.

Led construction management team and EPC contractors at York, PA project, revising construction schedule to include simultaneous sequencing of task that increased COD by 15 days and reduced overall project cost by $5M.

Exceeded budgetary goals and met aggressive schedule deadlines for every project assigned.

Select Projects

Combustion Turbine Projects

Executed project in York, PA for 828MW combined cycle with dual fuel/cost of $597M.

Led Dover, DE project, inclusive of 309 MW combined cycle and dual fuel/cost of $287M.

Handled $807M project in Hayward, CA plant with 464 MW combined cycle.

Guided expansion of Santa Jose, CA site with 309 MW and $315M combined cost.

Wind Projects (developed & permitted portfolio)

Oversaw Blue Stone 124MW/27 wind project in Broome County, NY.

Executed High Bridge100MW/25 wind turbines located in Chenango County, NY.

Completed project controls for Kaiser Creek 102MW/25 wind turbines in Callahan County, TX.

Constructed financial metrics for Big Blue River 132MW/30 wind turbines located in Henry County, IN.

Guided Logan County, OK Horizon Hill 200MW/45 wind turbines project execution.

Exceeded timeline & cost goals on White Rock 300 MW/67 wind turbines project in Caddo County, OK.

Battery Projects

Russell City Energy Center – 10 megawatts of Lithium-ion battery backup/black start capability.

Johanna Energy Storage – 20 megawatts of power for 4 hours or 80 megawatts of power for 1 hour.



Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga, TN

Senior Manager, Project Controls and Business Analysis

Responsible for overseeing project controls and analysis for Fossil Generation Development & Construction group; directed planning and execution for projects and programs valued up to $4B.

Prepared and coordinated project and organizational reports used for document budget, status, variances, progress, track indicators, and control changes for construction projects.

Directed preparation of monthly performance reports and earned value analysis and indicators.

Executed annual and long-range planning processes by analyzing trends, developing cost/schedule forecasts, cash flows, and recommending budget adjustments.

Prepared summary & detail level reports & trend analyses to keep plant/regional/program/executive managers aware of the impact of forecasted or actual changes of budgets & spend plans.

Led construction project approval presentations to executive management; drove project prioritization.



Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga, TN

Senior Accounting Analyst, Fixed Assets Accounting

Internal consultant role, working directly with clients on accounting, financial, and reporting needs related to investment in fixed tangible assets/PP&E.

Analyzed and identified project budgets and cost monitoring; tracked project cost to ensure work developed according to plana and within designated timeframe and budget.

Leveraged knowledge in GAAP and FERC accounting regulations and exercised autonomy to advise senior management on accounting & engineering issues and potential impacts on financial goals & performance.

Analyzed financial instruments, commercial contracts, operational results, and business transactions for accounting implications while administering technical FERC evaluations on project classification for Capital and O&M; developed models that depicted net book value (NBV) on transmission line assets for contracted delivery points.



Tennessee Valley Authority Chattanooga, TN

Senior Accountant, Operations Accounting

Served as accountant and advisor to CFO and several business units, providing guidance & direction for accounting operations and executing effective, timely, and accurate financial reporting.

Performed financial analysis for internal and external billing rates and contract term approvals; reviewed and approved accruals; reconciled and analyzed accounts receivables and balance sheet activities.



Joe Decosimo & Company CPA’s Chattanooga, TN

Senior Tax Accountant

Prepared and reviewed medium and large partnership and corporate federal tax returns, demonstrating expertise in tax compliance and tax planning while maintaining established client base through exceptional service; calculated monthly billings for clients and presented reporting & account updates to leadership.

Counseled clients on tax and audit requirements and State & Federal rules and regulations.



Internal Revenue Service Chattanooga, TN

Interim Manager, Special Enforcement

Led team of 18 revenue agents, conducting civil and criminal investigations of individuals and medium to large corporations.

Directed investigations/audits for federal income tax compliance, utilizing expertise in changing tax laws, accounting practices, and civil & criminal proceedings; liaised with C-suite, CPAs, attorneys, and taxpayers.

Analyzed complex, technical issues, timing of revenues and expenditures, accounting methods, inventory valuation methods, and fraudulent & embezzlement schemes.



Internal Revenue Service Chattanooga, TN

Senior Revenue Agent



Internal Revenue Service Chattanooga, TN

Revenue Agent



University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN

Bachelor of Science, Accounting


Construction & O&M costing, Forecasting, Budgeting, and Variance Analysis, Calpine Corporation

Project Controls & Performance/Earned Value Analysis for Large Capital Projects, Calpine Corporation

Project Management & Asset Unitization, Tennessee Valley Authority

Accounting Methods, Processes, Procedures, and Practices, Tennessee Valley Authority

STAR Seven Training, Leadership, Teambuilding, and Culture Change, Tennessee Valley Authority

Purpose Driven Organizational Training, Saddleback Church

Creating Positive Work Environments, Tennessee Valley Authority

Financial Statement Analysis & Corporate Accounting Practices, Calpine Corporation

Root Cause Analysis & Problem-Solving Techniques, Internal Revenue Service

Conflict Resolution & Diversity Training, Internal Revenue Service

Fraud and Embezzlement Detection Training, Internal Revenue Service

Civil and Criminal Fraud Investigative Techniques and Reporting, Internal Revenue Service

Judicial Court Procedures of Civil & Criminal Cases, Internal Revenue Service


Senior Executive Pastor, Christ Point Baptist Church, Hockley, TX (2013-Present)

Senior Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Stevenson, AL (2006-2011)

Senior Executive Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Spring City, TN (2005)

Senior Executive Pastor, Lascassas Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN (2000 to 2003)

Senior Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN (1998 to 2000)

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