PAUL FERINO, CPA, MBA
Phoenix, AZ 602-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Accomplished, highly knowledgeable Controller with extensive portfolio of success driving finance, accounting, budgeting, cost-reduction strategies, and negotiations for organizations across diverse industries. Seeking new challenging Controller position. Finely honed leadership, decision-making, relationship-building, negotiation, written & verbal communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Core relevant competencies:
P&L Accountability Financial Controls Corporate Finance Accounting Management Forecasting & Analysis Budgeting
Cost Reductions Pricing & Vendor Negotiations Audit Preparation Financial Statements Financial Reporting
Month-End Closings Variance Analysis Cash Flow Management Acquisitions Analysis Project Costing
QUALIFICATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
•Instrumental in significantly reducing annual expenditures, increasing profitability, enhancing systems & tools, and negotiating better vendor pricing.
•Technically proficient in: Oracle, PeopleSoft, Crystal Reports, Epicor, Foundation, Timberline, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Mjobtime.
•Proven ability to communicate, collaborate, and negotiate effectively with professionals at all levels of an organization.
•Dedicated to identifying and leveraging opportunities to drive improvements across all areas of finance operations.
•Adept at prioritizing, multi-tasking, and allocating resources in fast-paced, deadline-driven work environments.
•Skilled in cultivating, mentoring, training, and motivating high-performance teams.
•Big-picture business strategist, with solid hands-on tactical execution skills.
•Sharp negotiator, strong relationship-builder, and polished presenter.
•MBA in Corporate Finance, backed by CPA designation.
SPRAY SYSTEMS OF ARIZONA, Tempe, AZ 2008-Present
Specialty general contractor company with $35M in annual revenue.
Oversee all financial controls, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting; supervise, mentor, and direct 4-member accounting staff. Prepare annual budget and generate quarterly forecasts with monthly variance analysis. Prepare year-end documentation for annual audit reviews and reports for annual management reviews. Analyze job costing for all construction initiatives. Report directly to President.
•Generated $200K in annual savings by implementing new Foundation ERP system and streamlining business operations.
•Saved additional $200K in annual expenses by reducing headcount and labor rates.
•Negotiated higher earnings credit with bank, which resulted in $30K in annual savings.
•Slashed annual expenses by $100K through diligent inventory purchasing negotiations.
•Retained new lower-cost CPA firm for company review and saved $30K in annual expenses.
•Selected new insurance carriers and saved additional $40K in annual spending.
•Improved efficiency by implementing new job site automated time reporting system, Mjobtime.
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PAUL DAVIS RESTORATION, Phoenix, AZ 2003-2008
Self-owned $5M water & fire restoration and remodeling business.
Controller / Owner
Built, operated, and ran all operations and finance functions for this disaster restoration contracting business. Oversaw budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and cash flow management. Assumed full P&L accountability. I supervised an Office Manager, an Estimator/Project Manager, and three technicians.
•Led effort to drive significant year-over-year revenue growth, and developed cost structure that enabled pretax earning averaging 12% over 5-year period.
•Slashed expenses by $100K annually through diligent reviews of job costs and identification of savings opportunities.
SUNTRON CORPORATION, Phoenix, AZ 1999-2003
Electronics contract manufacturer with $210M in annual revenue.
Drove financial controls, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Supervised team of three accounting staff in daily tasks. Prepared budgets and forecasts for 2 divisions: Southwest Operations, and Tijuana Mexico. Oversaw month-end closings and generated reports for corporate leadership. Ensured profitability by conducting margin analysis on manufactured products. Reported directly to Controller.
•Established and rolled-out new customer pricing model that significantly boosted profits.
•Collaborated on negotiating $3M purchase price variance and $11M inventory excess sell-backs with customer.
•Devised cost-reduction programs that produced $1M in annual costs savings.
NYSTROM CO / HERFF-JONES, Chicago, IL 1995-1999
Educational products manufacturing company with $35M in annual revenue.
Charged with overseeing all finance and MIS related functions; managed accounting department in financial statement preparation and analysis. Conducted financial analysis for new products, acquisitions, and product promotions. Served on senior leadership team, and delivered ongoing financial feedback to inform marketing & sales strategic planning.
•Oversaw implementation of new MIS system from requirements definition to development of custom programs and reports; implemented Oracle database, ERP Oracle, and PeopleSoft applications.
•Reduced annual costs $200K by modifying sales representative "sample product" policy.
•Slashed annual commission costs $200K by transitioning sales representative plan to pay based upon "sales growth."
•Negotiated $250K savings in annual shipping charges by selecting new LTL broker.
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Master of Business Administration, Corporate Finance DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Certified Public Accountant, State of Arizona and State of Illinois