MICHAEL D. MIZERAK
CONTROLLER DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING
Highly qualified, forward-thinking Corporate Finance/Accounting Professional with extensive expertise in business management, strategic financial development, operations, and process improvement, contributing significantly to bottom-line efficiency and profitability. Client-focused mindset with a unique ability to develop “big picture” strategies that translate into detailed execution plans; consistently meet critical deadlines in fast-paced, dynamic environments. Decisive and results-oriented with outstanding communication, negotiation, and crisis management skills.
Reputation for integrity, reliability, and accountability, with the leadership, drive, and desire required to produce results above and beyond what is expected. Demonstrated success in:
General Ledger Maintenance
Research & Reconciliation
Reporting & Analysis
Lalani Ventures, LLC; Atlanta, GA Controller / Chief Accounting Officer 2022 to Present
Manage all daily accounting operations and financial reporting for a start-up real estate development firm, specializing in distressed assets.
Responsible for establishing and maintaining monthly financial statements, budgeting, and forecasting for the firm’s twenty-six properties.
Implement and maintain internal controls surrounding cash, accounts payable, account receivable, capital expenditures, acquisitions, and development budget compliance.
Ensure accurate and timely production of tax filings for all owned properties.
Compile data for deliverables to potential lenders in order to obtain financing for acquisitions and development projects.
Establish automated transactional accounting and financial reporting operations in APPFOLIO real estate software.
Resource Housing Group; Atlanta, GA Corporate Controller 2019 to 2022
Supervise a team of four direct reports, tasked with multi-entity reporting, oversight of managed properties, and full charge daily financial activities.
Responsible for compiling monthly financial reporting for fourteen entities and various levels of consolidation for an organization with assets exceeding $350 million.
Conduct financial reviews of sixty-five managed properties to ensure compliance with regulatory/corporate guidelines, assess financial strengths and weaknesses, and report findings to upper management.
Tasked with managing annual external audit processes and reviewing and approving tax returns for all corporate entities and managed properties.
Collect financial and accounting data, produce reports, and participate in semiannual presentations to the Board of Directors.
The Kellen Company; Atlanta, GA Group Controller 2005 to 2019
Served as a pivotal and versatile team member, supervising eighteen degreed accounting professionals, focused on delivering accurate and timely results for clients while consistently assuming responsibilities of increased difficulty and importance.
Directed, streamlined, and strengthened financial functions and operations to optimize overall performance and profitability of clients including 135 non-profit associations, operating both domestically and internationally.
Consolidated processes and increased efficiency by establishing objectives, determining priorities, and implementing effective procedures that resulted in achievement of client objectives.
Additional responsibilities included managerial and financial accounting operations such as annual external audits, tax preparation, monthly GAAP compliant financial statements, budgeting, and cash-flow analysis.
Oversaw training, mentoring and performance of accounting staff in internal control and accounting procedures and GAAP guidelines, to ensure consistent client care and results.
Effectively researched and implemented strategies to assist financially challenged clients to recover/regain profitability.
Expertly articulated financial data for clients from varying backgrounds.
Demonstrated strong banking skills, overseeing nearly 400 client bank accounts with assets in excess of $100,000,000.
Managed and operated system conversions including a billing system that tracked and compiled time worked for over 375 employees to simplify processes and ensure accuracy of client billing.
Successfully developed and implemented a client metric program to track actual client profitability against targeted revenue, resulting in the identification of over $750,000 of added revenue in the first year, yielding significant improvements to gross margin annually thereafter.
Operated in a demanding and high-growth environment, managed the acquisition of five new companies, and on-boarded 75 new clients in five years.
Consistently recognized for excellence in leadership and job performance resulting in multiple promotions.
Michael D. Mizreak
Interactive Business Information Systems, Inc.; Norcross, GA Controller 2004 to 2005
Spearheaded corporate accounting and financial functions, to include internal and external reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Converted reporting procedures from cash to accrual-based accounting, giving the company access to a more decisive understanding of financial data and overall performance.
Successfully established a weekly time and expense billing system that improved efficiency, increased cash flow and reduced time between billing cycles.
Created a corporate database that simplified recurring software revenue, comprising 40% of the company’s annual revenue.
Negotiated and procured required capital to solidify corporate expansion goals.
Amerex Industries, Inc.; Kennesaw, GA Controller 1998 to 2004
Controlled all financial operations including cash management, budgeting, forecasting, projections, reporting, analysis, and payroll.
Maintained accurate job cost records and budgets for all in-progress projects up to $8,000,000 in value.
Coordinated financial and legal due diligence processes, resulting in the sale of the company in February 2001.
IKON Office Solutions PLC; Atlanta, GA Regional Controller 1996 to 1998
Managed all financial transaction processing and reporting for the Southeastern Region, which generated annual revenues of $110,000,000.
Led a team of twelve accounting professionals charged with overseeing fixed assets, equipment purchasing and leasing, financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, collections, and payroll.
Prepared annual forecasts, budgets, analysis and reporting at the regional, marketplace and site levels.
Operated in a complicated, transitional/start-up environment to establish effective operating procedures, guidelines, and best practices, in addition to coordinating a system conversion to SBT Executive Series.
Boston University Graduate School of Management; Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Business Administration
University of Notre Dame; South Bend, Indiana
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting & Finance, Minor in Economics
ADP Payroll, Bi360, FrX, Great Plains, Management Reporter, QuickBooks