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Controllers are accountants who operate at the senior level who oversee all aspects of a company's financial and accounting functions. Some of these functions, as shown on sample resumes of Controllers, include working with CPAs and external auditors regarding due diligence for company acquisition, and consolidating three companies into one accounting book through the use of Quickbooks Enterprise software. To qualify for a position as a Controller, an applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance, as well as several years of related experience in the field, on their resumes.

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Controller

Prepared debt book and negotiated a new $25 million capital debt structure with lenders including line of credit, term loan and capital lease line. Reduced interest expense by $1.4 million per year.

  • Successfully upgraded Great Plains from version 7 to GP2010. Customized the revenue cycle systems to improve the revenue recognition and month end close occurs in one business day.
  • Successfully identify and negotiate acquisition targets; completed one $1.5 million acquisition to date.
  • Restructured SG&A thru improved workflows, streamlined tasks and personnel resulting in a 15% savings annually.
  • Direct all aspects of the finance, accounting and revenue cycle functions of the organization. Supervise 22 FTE's.
  • Reduced the month end close from 25 days to 7 days.
  • Identified capital sources and raised $2.5 million through private equity.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Finance
MBA
Finance
2

Plant Controller

Brought in to replace retiring Controller of this OEM interior lighting plant (located in Tennessee), with annual sales of $35.5 million. Managed a variety of general accounting functions, including monthly financial reports, variance analysis, forecasting, budgeting, business plan development, and capital projects, in addition to managing the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) program. providing ongoing financial support to enhance plant profitability and protect company assets. Supervise 1 Plant Accountant and reported directly to Plant Manager.

  • Developed and implemented financial systems and controls for driving continuous improvements in operating efficiency and overall financial performance; turned around multiple inefficient areas and transformed the plant into a smoothly running operation that achieved recognition as Plant of the Year in 2011.
  • Led implementation of ERP system that streamlined the production reporting process and eliminated the need for 3 indirect heads, saving ~$115,000 per year.
  • Recovered $30,000 in tax charges by identifying tooling purchase errors due to incorrect codes input into system.
  • Reduced construction-in-progress (CIP) balance by 55% (from $2.2 to $1.2 million); currently balance only includes assets not in production.
  • Cleaned up tooling/prototype parts log that resulted in $573,000 in billings and collections.
  • Reduced Accounts Payable unmatched report for 50 pages to current status.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BBA
Finance
MBA
Master of Business Administration
Leadership Training
3

Controller and Treasurer

Traffic and Transportation Engineering firm with offices in 4 states, and 2 subsidiaries.

  • Set up cost control system that reduced the fluctuation in overhead rates (used for Government contracts).
  • Negotiated and settled a lawsuit from a former employee for approximately 10% of what it could have cost the company, saving $1.8 million.
  • Successfully negotiated overhead rates and fees on several Georgia DOT contracts, generating additional revenue of $750K.
  • Set up Accounts Receivable system to improve accuracy of invoicing thus reducing collection time from an average of 120 days to 75 days.
  • Obtained new financing; increased Line of Credit from $200K to $1M.
  • Maintained the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting
4

Controller

Hired, trained and developed Cost Accountant, Inventory Control Manager, and Accounts Payable Staff.

  • Prepared purchases, inventory and departmental expenditures annual plans and designed budgeting models.
  • Implemented cycle counting and directed annual physical inventory, significantly improving the accuracy of physical counts, reducing errors to zero on the annual audit
  • Developed sales and margin and variance analysis reporting by product family to provide senior leaders with valuable tools utilized in pricing and product mix decisions
  • Presented financial results, analysis and projections in Financial Review and Sales meetings and recommended correct accounting treatment of proposed business projects and processes.
  • Prepared schedules and directed year-end cost and inventory audit process.
  • Researched and resolved $650K in Direct Shipment Billing errors and established new tracking process.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Accounting
5

CFO Controller

Managed all corporate administrative functions including, finance and accounting, human resources and payroll, information systems, risk management and security

  • Implemented Viewpoint construction software in three months
  • Increased monthly billings by 20%
  • Improved cash flows by reducing time on outstanding A/R by 25%
  • Prepared financial statements after six and twelve months of operations which were successfully reviewed by independent accounting firm
  • Developed and maintained annual operating budget ($13M)
Candidate Info
8
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
Business Economics
MA
Finance And Operations Management
6

Controller

Responsible for all accounting and financial activities for this $15M integrated marketing services firm, as company revenues more than doubled during the past year. Staff of one. Reported to Chief Operating Officer.

  • Shortened labor-intensive, two-week billing cycle by almost one week, yielding increased productivity, earlier realization of payment for work performed and approximately $20K additional yearly interest income.
  • Conscientiously managed cash flows to ensure sufficient funds availability for operations and to maximize year-end tax benefits.
  • Created FRx and Excel reports for management financial reviews.
  • Member of task force established to create a services pricing matrix providing both client value and increased profitability.
  • Started Abovo Toastmasters speaking group to encourage team members to improve their speaking and presentation skills. Elected to serve as group Secretary.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Master of Arts
7

Mine Controller/finance Manager

Responsible for the coordination of Trend's annual business planning process; measurement and reporting of the mine's financial performance and the provision of financial services to the mine.

  • Played a critical role in advising the Trend Mine GM and SLT (Senior Leadership Team).
  • Developed Zero Based Budget models for every departments.
  • Developed weekly cost reporting templates -reduced costs and improved accuracy.
  • Challenged cash cost (all departments) - reduced cost per ton by 23% in 24 months.
  • Successfully turned accounts payable department around - current payables increased from 12% to 52% (0-30 days) and increased from 27% to 92% (0-60 days).
  • Developed several new data retrieval/reporting systems for operational KPIs - fuel rate consumption tracking, equipment productivity, equipment actual operating hour's vs budget, etc. Developed and implemented plans and monitored key performance measures.
Candidate Info
96
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
Bsc
Cpa Cga
8

Treasurer/controller

Managed and improved cash flow, negotiated past due accounts payable, and collected outstanding receivables, which resulted in improving working capital by 20%. Managed daily cash requirements (availability of funds from the factor with respect to daily sales, inventory on hand, advances, etc.) Responsible for opening both domestic and International Letter of Credits (LC's) per vendor requirements

  • Established a system which reduced chargebacks by customers by 15%
  • Responsible for inventory valuation/costing, variance analysis, budgeting, forecasting and planning, pricing analysis, revenue forecasting, and break-even analysis for a screen printing mfg. division.
  • Maintained and executed adequate internal controls and prepared accurate analysis of financial reports in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.
  • Responsible for corporate tax returns, supervised and managed payroll processing, coordinated quarterly and year end corporate payroll reconciliation & taxes. Responsible for accurate reporting on Form 1099, 10966, W-3, etc.
  • Processed monthly/quarterly commission reports, Troubleshoot and resolve system errors, and responsible for system maintenance.
  • Supervised staff of six on daily accounting operations
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
9

Controller

Generated and intricately analyzed monthly and year end financials in order to ensure accuracy

  • Supervised over $3M in accounts receivable by reviewing daily cash reports and transfers
  • Employed monthly department meetings and quarterly reviews in order to increase productivity
  • Intricately reviewed $1.25M in accounts payable by examining and signing all checks on a daily basis
  • Created and implemented new processes to streamline human resource procedures
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business
MA
Master of Arts
10

Controller

Managed financial operations for fourteen physician radiology clinic. Reported and analyzed financial performance, budgetary goals, capital expansion projects, cash forecasts, long term financing and tax planning for shareholders and Senior Management Team. Supervised payroll, purchasing and A/P functions.

  • Developed initial operating and capital projects budgeting systems
  • Coordinated transition to reporting by modality and from cash to accrual basis
  • Negotiated terms and monitored multiple debt financing agreements amounting to six million in clinical equipment and leasehold improvements
  • Managed capital projects budgets and cash flow for two leasehold acquisitions
  • Provided financial reports and tax planning documents to dissolve joint venture
  • Researched innovative reporting of personal property assessed values and unemployment wages reducing tax liabilities for property and payroll taxes
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BS
Business Administration-accounting

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