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Dallas, GA
March 26, 2021

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John C. Naylon

*** ****** ***** *****

Villa Rica, GA 30180

Phone: 404-***-****


CFO, and Controller with a proven track record. 20+ years’ experience with successes in acquisitions, relocations, start-ups, and selecting and implementing complete PC, cloud, & server software systems. Hired, developed, and managed personnel in G/L, A/P, A/R, Payroll, Costing, Purchasing, and Customer Service. Saved employers thousands of dollars in costs, taxes, and audits. Excellent at developing and reporting financial and operational results to management. I am a skilled communicator and problem solver with a “can-do” attitude.


Banking, Leases, Insurance

PC programs expert

Financial Statements


Internal Controls

G/L A/R A/P Payroll

Fixed Assets

Sales & Customer Service

Costing & Inventory

Employee Benefits

Staff Development

PC & Network proficient

ERP and CRM experienced

MS Office & many others

Professional Experience

Octanorm North America, Inc. – Atlanta GA 9/2002 –

General Manager & Corporate Controller for US affiliate of a German owned corporation. Octanorm is a wholesale supplier of retail and trade show products. Currently responsible for running all segments of corporation except marketing and sales.

Banking, financing, leasing, lines of credit, PPP loans and forgiveness.

Computers and software. Cloud, local servers, networks and security. Software including Office 365, CRM, and ERP. Installed and trained users on many systems, new and old.

Contracts, everything including financial loans, health insurance, software programs, materials & supplies.

Taxes including corporation state and federal, payroll, county, and sales. Familiar with US Census reporting and OSHA.

Familiar with liens, customer contracts, and collection methods.

Responsible for year-end audit and review work, and coordinating with an international audit firm.

Presents year-end financial and other reports to shareholders and board of directors.

Leggett & Platt, Inc. – Coated Fabrics Division, Atlanta GA 9/95 – 5/2002

Division Controller for Vantage Industries - #1 non-slip rug underlay manufacturer in the world. During my tenure, revenues grew from $16 million to $63 million and profits from $5 million to $11 million respectively.

Key leadership role for the division.

Responsible for multi-plant accounting, internal control, and financial reporting.

Supervised 4-5 direct and 20 indirect professionals.

Provided divisional management with reporting and analysis of financial results.

Prepared and presented sales, operational, and fixed asset budgets.

Administered internal control policy and demonstrated successive improvement.

Implemented new operation and control software throughout division.

Created and developed standard costing and inventory control systems.

Participated in continuous improvement processes.

Provided management with return on investment, lease vs. buy, and payback analysis.

Responsible for coordinating the installation of a Microsoft network, purchased and trained staff on using MS Office and email.

Trained in database, spreadsheet, word processing, and many different financial and general ledger programs.

Novi American Incorporated, Atlanta GA 11/88 – 9/95

Controller for an international $20 million manufacturer of whirlpool baths and shower systems. Advanced from Assistant Controller position 7/90. Reported to President. Supervised A/R, A/P,

Personnel, and Computer departments. Responsible for check signing, banking, financial reporting, insurance procurement, and employee benefits administration.

Selected, designed, and implemented purchasing and inventory costing systems.

Costed new and existing products.

Information from implemented systems helped maintain business’s continued success, despite a fire that destroyed the company headquarters (6/89).

Completed successful start-up of new Atlanta location, including office layout, furniture, communication and computer system design.

Hired and trained office staff.

Developed information systems for ongoing analysis and management reporting.

Skilled in computer and information systems. Ultimate authority on hardware and software decisions.

Earned many pay increases as a result of performance.

John L. Gwizdala & Co. CPA’s 10/86 - 11/88

Accountant. Auditing, compilations, payroll taxes, individual and corporation tax experienced. Client list included: manufacturers, automobile dealerships, real estate management companies, resorts, contractors, and an assortment of other businesses.

Worked on audits, reviews, government compliance projects, and crime investigative work.

Developed and refined computer and accounting systems for a wide variety of business entities.

Consultant to clients on banking, ROI, and tax ramifications.

Gained experience and expertise on Federal and State tax reporting.

Introduced and trained associates on spreadsheet and tax preparation software.


Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Eastern Michigan University 8/85

Major in Accounting. Course emphasis in management, computers, taxes, and cost accounting. Member of National Honor Society. Accounting and related GPA 3.66. Overall GPA 3.53. Also attended The University of Michigan 1975 – 1976.

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