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Controller, Assistant Controller, Accounting Manager

Council Bluffs, Iowa, 51503, United States
40000.00 to 80000.00
May 26, 2010

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Patrick T. Palensky

** ***** ****** **** ***** 712-***-****

Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503 Cell Phone 619-***-****

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Controller – Financial Manager

Extensively experienced and goal-oriented Controller and Finance Manager with a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position. Proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process improvements. Talented leader directing highly skilled financial management teams to support achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. Core competencies include:

• Accounting Management

• Financial Analysis

• Forecasting • Cash Management

• Budgeting

• Cost Reductions • Technology Integration

• Regulatory Compliance

• Efficiency Improvements

Selected Accomplishments

Secured $500,000 in lease money for the purchase of computer hardware and software programs

Completed round of financing for over $2,000,000 for the purpose of company expansion in sales and marketing

Brought current 10 years of past due federal and state corporate taxes

Completed tax year filings for 8 corporations total, utilizing Federal Form 990

Created and implemented successful job cost program that would reflect sources and uses of revenues and expenses by individual revenue streams

Prepared projected financial statement for round of financing and was instrumental in securing a new corporate lease for the company’s new offices

Completed 6 end of year audits with clean opinions issued every year

Audited sales reports and commission payments for sales staff of 30 people

Successfully accounted for cash flow analyses for 26 bank accounts on a daily basis, resulting in increased interest revenue for the companies

Successfully implemented Great Plains Accounting Software into companies’ accounting procedures

Career History

Corporate Controller Autofusion, Inc. July 2008 to February 2010

Interim Project Controller T.E.R.I. March 2008 to June 2008

Assistant Controller Optimum Health Institute January 2006 to May 2008

Chief Financial Officer Competitor Magazine February 2000 to January 2006


University of Nebraska – Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

B.S. History, Minor Math and Business Administration

San Diego State University, San Diego, California

B.A. Accounting


Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook)

Goldmine Software

MAS90, MAS500, Quickbooks, Great Plains, Unilink

Hyperion Management Software

Macola Magazine Manager, Oracle and Timberline

Converted Quickbooks Accounting Software to Great Plains

Implemented all modules of Great Plains and have taken advance training in implementing and monitoring Great Plains Accounting Software

SOP 97-2 Revenue Recognition software

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