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Controller

Location:
Menifee, CA, 92584
Salary:
$120,000
Posted:
April 26, 2021

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Geoffrey G. Garland

Cell 949-***-**** E-mail: adly80@r.postjobfree.com Menifee, CA

Controller

PROFILE

Senior Management professional with progressively responsible positions from Accounting Manager to Controller and CFO. Adept in growth environments and financial modeling as it relates to business development and operations. Excellent track record in technical accounting, business analysis, human resources, computer system/decision support, financial reporting and key factor analysis, budgets and cash flow, office moves, and strategic planning. MBA and BA degrees.

KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Budgets and Cash Control Turn-around Scenarios

Computer Systems Implementation Measurements and Analysis

Long-term Goals and Planning Cost Analysis and Control

Controller Sept 2013 to March 2019

Great Giant Foods USA Inc. (Formerly Transpacific Foods, Inc. & Pacific-Titan Foods LLC) -- Irvine, CA

Tropical fruit import trading companies (Parent Company in Jakarta, Indonesia)

Part of transitional team to increase USA revenue footprint(newly-created positions)

Revised business model from people-based to system-based

Implemented SAP B1 (from Navision) March 2016

Worked with Corporate to speed up month-end close (from 3 weeks to 5 days)

Manage $10Million Credit Line.

Managed Foreign owner’s personal USA expenses(7 figures annually).

Controller Mar 2012 to Sept 2013

Romero’s Food Products – Santa Fe Springs & San Bernardino, CA

Direct Store Distribution Manufacturer servicing over 1,200 stores in So Cal, AZ, & Las Vegas.

Upgraded EDI software. Outcome: More electronic transactions with trading partners.

Introduced financial analytic reporting. Outcome: clearer optics of product sales, cost, and expenses.

G3 Consulting Dec 2009 to Feb 2012

CFO/Controller level consulting: advanced Excel, Financial Statements, GL setup, analysis

Controller

Staco Systems – Costa Mesa, California Jan 2006 to Nov 2009

Switch, keyboard, and panel on-demand Manufacturer.

Standard cost environment. Calculated and managed overhead and labor rates. Monitored cost variances and material costs.

Managed inventory control procedures, practices, and audit. Developed project cost analysis. Work closely with product groups, purchasing and engineering to accurately forecast future costs.

Split business units into three divisions for P&L reporting.

Implemented real time reporting for Cost, Accounts Receivable, and Sales data.

Installed cash management team. Outcome: free cash is sent quicker to parent.

Interface on a regular basis with parent company officers in Dallas (CEO and CFO).

Initiated a general health insurance project. Outcome: six-figure annual savings and a PPO plan, replacing the HMO plan.

Controller

Western Pacific Pulp & Paper – Downey & Newark, California 2003 to 2006

International Paper Recycler

Annual Sales grew over 100% during tenure. Outcome: WPPP is now one of the Top 25 Paperstock dealers in United States.

Levelized cash flows by creating A/P & A/R synergy. Outcome: Vendors paid within terms, prompting renewed energy with Field Buyers. D&B Paydex Score best in years (72).

Coached gross profit protection to management. Outcome: Commodity elements under control.

Successfully implemented new enterprise and accounting software plus full-scale hardware in 90 days. Outcome: Customer-centric focus amplified and operational efficiencies achieved.

Instrumental in launching a new internal start-up shredding division in Q2 2005. Outcome: Complimentary business with tremendous upside.

Revamped the accounting department to fit present and future service requirements. Outcome: no turnover in 2004 and 2005.

Fiscal Year 9/30/04 Budget within 1% of plan. Outcome: Highest Net Income in three years.

Chief Financial Officer

FFR, LLC – Irvine, California & Jacksonville, Fl 2001-2002

National Insurance wholesale firm with over one hundred Principal members.

Developed and implemented new Finance organization structure, measurement, and controls.

Upgraded computer configuration from outsourced email system to Microsoft Exchange.

Assumed Human Resource Function after lay off in a challenging environment.

Chief Financial Officer

EOI Service Company, Inc. - Orange, California & Chicago, Il 1996-2000

Insurance Agency specializing in Voluntary Benefits enrollment.

Expanded financial reporting to include key performance indicators and trend analysis. Created new measurements to track business and employee performance.

Balance sheet debt greatly reduced to clear path for co-owner stock purchase buy-out.

Accounting Manager/Controller

Christie Electric Corporation - Gardena, California 1988 –1996

Manufacturer (established 1929) of battery chargers and power supplies for industrial and government applications. Motion picture projectors.

Reported directly to the President. Oversaw the splitting of two companies in all accounting and finance areas. Operated the two companies under the same roof for one year.

Positions held: Asst. to Cost Acct (6 mo.), Accounts Payable(1 yr), Accounts Receivable(6 mo), General Accountant(2 yr), Acct. Mgr/Controller(3.5 yr).

Standard cost accounting.

Built a successful and solid Cash Management system.

Orchestrated two software accounting package conversions on a Unisys mainframe.

Trimmed the annual inventory count from four days to two and the annual audit from two weeks to one.

Maintained profitability during a declining sales period through tight budget and cost control.

Completed graduate school while handling a full workload.

COMPUTER SKILLS

MS 365(Skype, Teams, Jabber, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), SAP B1, Sage 90/200, Crystal Reports, Businessworks, Great Plains/Dynamics, QuickBooks, ACT! 2000, Millennium III (MRP II). Dashboard applications: Crystal Xcelsius and Microcharts

EDUCATION

MBA Degree - Pepperdine University - Malibu, California

BA Degree – Dickinson College – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Kiva.org(microfinancing) member since 2007. 222 Micro Loans in 48 Countries.



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