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Location:
Colorado Springs, CO
Posted:
April 21, 2020

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BRENT W. HOWE, CPA, CGMA

Colorado Springs Colorado Area

719-***-**** adcwha@r.postjobfree.com linkedin.com/in/brent-howe-cpa-cgma-6751b617

FINANCE OFFICER AND CONTROLLER

Finance, accounting and audit professional with progressive experience in all facets of cost and financial accounting, financial management, audit and administration in the education, health care, manufacturing, defense and government industries. Has a talent for problem solving, negotiating, and organization. Deep expertise at the controller and Chief Financial Officer level. Displays excellence in • board, legislature, management and executive level financial presentations. A hard working, self-starter, dedicated, and a quick study, willing to roll up sleeves and get to work. Commitment to exceptional service with a high level of personal integrity.

Technical Skills: Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Google, Deltek, Banner, JAMIS, People Soft, EPICOR, COFRS, CORE, QuickBooks, KRONOS, Peachtree, LeasePlus, Great Plains, Aspire.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION SYSTEMS / GPS SOURCE, INC., Colorado Springs, CO May 2016 – March 2020

CFO / Controller / Director of Operations

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL maintenance and reconciliation, closing process, GAAP, compliance, and financial statement preparation and review. Led, trained and mentored accounting, finance, supply chain, facilities, security, sales administrative and IT staff. Handled cash flow management and treasury functions.

Maintained accounting system and internal controls, conducted financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and financial status reporting.

Interfaced with financial institutions and external auditors.

Managed Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance.

Interfaced with DCAA and government contracting entities.

GOVERNMENT LEASING, LLC., Colorado Springs, CO August 2014 – May 2016

Chief Financial Officer (Newly formed Limited Liability Corporation)

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL, maintenance and reconciliation, closing process and review. Led, trained and mentored accounting, and finance staff.

Established accounting processes.

Directed cash flow management and treasury functions.

Implemented and maintained new accounting system and internal controls.

Interfaced with financial institutions.

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT, Denver, CO November 2011- August 2014

CFO / Controller (Large Colorado State Government Agency)

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL, maintenance and reconciliation, closing process and review. Led, trained and mentored accounting, and finance staff.

Implemented and maintained accounting system and internal controls.

Interfaced with external auditors.

Managed Non-Profit’s finance and accounting, functions and A-87, and A-133 compliance.

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NEK ADVANCED SECURITIES GROUP, Colorado Springs, CO August 2008 – November 2010

Controller (Rapidly growing S Corporation)

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL, maintenance and reconciliation, closing process, GAAP compliance, and financial statement preparation and review. Led, trained and mentored accounting, and finance staff. Handled cash flow management and treasury function.

Implemented and maintained new accounting systems and internal controls.

Interfaced with financial institutions, tax accountants and external auditors.

Handled financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and financial status reporting.

Managed government Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance.

Interfaced with DCAA and government contracting entities.

ALEUT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Colorado Springs, CO March 2007 – August 2008

Chief Financial Officer (Native Alaskan Corporation)

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL, reconciliation, closing process and financial statement preparation. Led, trained and mentored accounting, finance and administrative staff. Handled cash flow management and treasury function.

Implemented and maintained new accounting systems and internal controls.

Provided financial analysis and forecasting, budgeting, financial status reporting.

Interfaced with external auditors, financial institutions, DCAA and government contracting entities.

Managed Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance.

Established long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

SPECIAL APPLICATIONS ROBOTICS, INC. (S.A. Robotics), Loveland, CO March 2006 – March 2007

Chief Financial Officer (Growing technology, robotics and remote handling equipment design and fabrication company)

Managed Payroll, AP, AR, Billing, Closing Process, GAAP, and Financial Statement preparation and review Led, trained and mentored accounting, finance, IT, human resource, and administrative staff. Handled cash flow management and treasury function.

Implemented and maintained new accounting systems and internal controls.

Interfaced with financial institutions, tax accountants and external auditors.

Provided financial analysis and forecasting, budgeting, financial status reporting, and project accounting.

Established long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY (NMSU), Las Cruces, NM November 2001- March 2006

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Administrative Director. Physical Science Laboratory (PSL)

PSL is a research and development, and test and evaluation entity of New Mexico State University.

Managed payroll, AP, AR, billing, GL maintenance, closing process, and statement preparation and review. Led, trained and mentored accounting, finance, it, human resources, and administrative staff.

Implemented and maintained accounting system and internal controls.

Provided financial analysis and forecasting, budgeting, financial status reporting, and project accounting.

Interfaced with external auditors.

Managed Non-Profit’s finance, accounting, administrative, and management functions, A-21, A-122, and A-133 compliance, and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) compliance.

Interfaced with DCAA and government contracting entities.

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ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Mayo Clinic - Senior Financial Analyst

Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) - Senior Auditor

First Interstate Bank of Utah – Proof Department Supervisor

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting, Brigham Young University

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Earned AICPA’s Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES

Personal Financial Consultant, November 2010 to Current

Front Range Motor Sports, LLC – Board Officer (Treasurer), August 2008 to July 2010

Physical Science Institute (501 c 3) - Executive Director, November 2005 to March 2006

Genetic Testing Laboratory, Inc. - Member of the Board of Directors, April 2005 to March 2006

PSI - Officer (Treasurer/Secretary) of the Board of Directors, November 2003 to May 2006

Missionary - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Brisbane, Australia



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