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Chief Financial.Officer, SVP Finance

Fairfax, VA
January 24, 2023

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Ryan P. Buchanan, CPA

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Fairfax, VA 22030 703-***-****

Education M.B.A., George Mason University, Fairfax, VA May 2006 B.A. Accounting, Catawba College, Salisbury, NC December 1995 Minors in Business Management and History


President – R P Buchanan & Associates, PC Jan 2003 to Present

• Responsible for daily operations of the company including managing customer requirements and relationships

• Manage staff throughout business cycle

• Develop business plans across client base within various industries to implement for success

• Perform business operations and development for multiple clients

• Implement third party solutions within the accounting framework for multiple clients

• Operate as functional CFO for multiple clients on continuous engagements

• Provide detailed tax planning and preparation services for business, trust and individual clients Executive Vice President –Finance, CFO – Pinnacle Group International, LLC April 2010 to December 2012

• Responsible for daily operations of the company including managing prime contractor and government relationships

• Responsible for the duties of the Contracting Officer and General Counsel while utilizing outside services

• Manage client engagements in financial and competitive analysis areas

• Perform business operations and development for multiple clients Chief Financial Officer – Bridgeford Management Group, Ltd. May 2009 to December 2010

• Senior Consultant for Price to Win and Competitive Analysis engagements

• Managed client engagements in financial and competitive analysis areas

• Performed business operations and development for multiple clients Chief Operating Officer – Dreshak International North America, LLC March 2009 to July 2010

• Responsible for the daily operations of the company including managing the prime contractor relationships

• Reorganized structure of the business with the goal of minimizing costs while allowing growth in emerging areas of specialization

• Finalized pricing model structure on two major winning proposals as Business Operations Manager prior to stepping into the role of Chief Operating Officer

General Manager/Member/Officer – Brick & Block Tool Shop, LLC January 2006 to January 2009

• Manager and Member in retail masonry construction supply company

• Responsible for the daily operations of the company including managing retail and delivery staff, purchasing material through competitive bid process, pricing material for sale, and quoting customers for material job pricing

• Designed and implemented business plan

• Developed business model and built business to 2.1 Million revenue Fiscal 2008 within 2 years of grand opening

Controller/CFO – Group Dental Service (Rockville, MD) October 2002 to July 2004

• Member of Executive Committee

• Managed day-to-day financial operations of the company, including price modeling of insurance contracts, budgeting, cost analysis, and underwriting assumptions

• Developed pricing model for underwriting usage for sales force

• Supervised accounting staff and managed third party processing vendor including contracts and processing of claims

• Designed accounting system in Great Plains to transition from PeachTree Senior Manager – Moran & Company, PC (Manassas, VA) February 2000 to August 2002

• Supervised staff of five and managed $800K to $1M annually in client accounts

• Managed day-to-day firm operations including network administration, database administration, and staff work assignments

• Successfully marketed the firm to prospective clients and business partners and secured $600K in new business

• Designed and implemented risk management system to include standard work papers and retention policies

• Reviewed tax returns prepared by junior staff and advised junior-level accountants on changing tax laws

• Provided tax planning services and advice to multi-million dollar corporate clients and individual clients as needed

• Managed the audit process and performed audit procedures including designing audit programs, monitoring work-paper setup and review of financial statements, report, and notes Senior Accountant – SRA International (Fairfax, VA) April 1999 to February 2000

• Prepared, entered, and posted financial transactions to include journal entries, AP Adjustments, Cash receipts, and General Ledger transactions

• Reconciled General Ledger to subsidiary ledgers and completed bank reconciliations

• Prepared economic indicators of performance including financial ratios and detailed trial balances Staff Accountant – Tax – Argy, Wiltse & Robinson (McLean, VA) January 1998 to April 1999

• Prepared tax returns from client-provided information, analyzing the information for compliance to Federal and State tax laws as well as to assure accurate presentation

• Responsible for setup and maintenance of client work-paper files

• Managed the Fast Tax client register

Staff Accountant – Land Rover North America (Lanham, MD) February 1996 to January 1998

• Prepared and analyzed actual financial activity in assigned areas and report results. Areas of responsibility include ports, parts, accessories, and gear general ledger accounts for inventory, sales, and cost of sales

• Maintained the vehicle inventory records including, in-transit, receipt, sale, local variable costs, and duty

• Responsible for management of all areas of banking activity including, forecasting cash flows, wiring funds, making investments, and tracking performance

• Analyzed profitability of programs, forecast sales/economic profit, and develop budgets and forecasts for areas of responsibility

• Managed fixed asset accounting operations, prepare bank and employee sales reconciliations, and help plan and prepare for audits.

Professional Affiliations

President/Founder – Fairfax Youth Inc. (Fairfax, VA) June 2009 to Present

• Direct activities of organization

• General Manager of divisions within organization; Reston Redbirds Travel Softball and Fairfax Naturals Travel Baseball

• Maintain all business functions of organization including contracts, insurance policies, financials and other organizational records

Safety Officer – Fairfax Little League (Fairfax, VA) June 2010 to Present

• Responsible for creation of annual safety plan and filing with Little League International

• Chair Safety Committee to develop “best practices” for league

• Maintain records for safety training, accident and accident reporting

• Assist families of injured players through the appropriate processes Vice President/Founder – Fairfax Youth Fastpitch Association. (Fairfax, VA) June 2012 to Present

• Founding member of Board of Directors

• Establish policies and procedures for organization

• Maintain financials, insurance policies

• Implementation of Board decisions

• Commissioner for 14U division

14U Commissioner/Board at Large – Fairfax County Girls Softball League (Fairfax, VA) June 2009 to July 2012

• Scheduled 14u Division including games, umpires and fields

• Approved invoice from umpires for division

• Attendance at board meetings and other organizational meetings Accounting Skills Licensed CPA admitted in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of South Carolina; Strong knowledge of: financial statements, accounting procedures, and auditing standards generally accepted in the United States, sales and use tax and franchise tax regulations, inventory control, corporate, partnership, trust, tax-exempt organization, and Individual tax returns. QuickBooks Certified Professional Advisor.

Computer Skills QuickBooks, Great Plains Accounting Software, Lawson, Peachtree, ProSeries Tax Software, Fast Tax, ATB, RIA, CCH, PPC, Laser Librarian I & II, On-Pointe, TimeSlips, Turbo-Tax, MS-Office

(MS-Excel, MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint), Lotus 1-2-3, FAS Track, and FAS (fixed asset accounting system), SpringAhead time tracking system and Zenefits HR system.

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