Business Consultant and Analyst - Work with small business owners to assess their operations and accounting systems to identify trouble areas and to recommend solutions for better processes and internal controls and reporting.
Over 30 tax seasons of preparing tax returns for Individuals (Form1040) and Business returns (Forms 1065 and 1120), Personalty Property returns and Sales and Use tax returns. Payroll reporting for W-2, W-3, 940, 941, 1099 and 1096.
10/2003 - 04/2015
Top Flight, Inc － Chattanooga, TnCorporate Controller
Managed accounting operations, accounting close, general ledger reporting and account reconciliations.
Maintained a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
Supervised team of 6 staff professionals.
Prepared and Presented Divisional and Consolidated Financial Statements in accordance with GAAP.
Designed Cash Flow spreadsheet to manage the monthly operation needs for working capital.
Provided reliable budgets and forecasts, and spend data for all departments.
Analyzed account details and monitor the budget vs actual expenditures.
Responsible for the capitalization and depreciation on fixed assets.
Assisted CEO to develop the annual business plan for management team and bank compliance.
Served as liaison between company and financial institutions.
Prepared bank required reports and projections to include quarterly Balance Sheets, monthly Profit &
(driven by the
Sales forecast), EBITDA & other Covenant Calculations.
Managed all bank audits and fiscal
year end audit with outside accounting firm.
Evaluated and recommend changes in accounting methods, production reporting procedures or practices as needed.
Developed and or test Standards for product costs and inventory valuation.
Explained variances generated from a standard cost system and the relationship they have in the inventory valuation.
08/1999 - 10/2003
Turnbull Bakeries / Bake-Line Group － Chattanooga, TnPlant Controller
Prepared monthly Balance Sheet and Income Statement per GAAP.
variances to the general ledger while making adjustments as needed to be GAAP.
production data including batches produced and total throughput, labor dollars
per case, etc and
Discussed and recommended quality and improvement
accounting staff including HR and plant payroll.
production control and inventory movements.
Worked with IBM
programmers to migrate the plant's new ERP / cost system in SAP.
updated raw good items with correct costing and units of measure.
BOMs and their primary routes (run rates) to ensure good standard costs.
11/1996 - 08/1999
Harrison Fulfillment / On-line Direct － Chattanooga, TnDirector of Operations
with and reported to the VP of Operations regarding improvements and
recommendations for sounder
Worked with VP of Information Systems to determine the
reliability of the company's sole-proprietor software
Identified a software flaw and worked with programmers to
re-write and test the logic.
warehouse personnel and activities including all stock movements to reduce the
Managed the Inventory Control department, and implemented
a cycle count process.
Order picking audit process which assisted in the 50% increase of inventory
06/1994 - 10/1996
Litespeed Titanium, Inc － Ooltewah, TnController
monthly Financial Statements for owners, managers, auditors, and bankers.
management reports to track orders and shipments.
Assisted production with their weekly reports.
testing all manufacturing BOMs and routes for accuracy.
Completed all company
insurance renewals including property, workers' compensation, general
liability, and health care benefits.
Managed Federal and State reporting requirements for payroll including, 941, 940, reconciliations with W-2's and W-3.
Implemented a seamless
integrated ERP system called SYMIX which resulted in a faster month end close and more accurate
Prepared the necessary
financial information for due diligence that assisted in Litespeed being purchased by the
American Bicycle Group.
11/1991 - 06/1994
Costello, Strain & Russe, CPA's － Chattanooga, TnCertified Public Accountant
Prepared business tax returns for
Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole-Proprietors.
returns for clients' pension accounting plans.
Payroll related tax forms, both quarterly and annually.
Worked on audits
of manufacturers in the off-season.
University of Tennessee － Chattanooga, TN, USABachelor of Science: ACCOUNTINGAccounting GPA 3.4
Hesser Business College － Manchester, NH, USDigital Electronics
11/1978 - 02/1982
US Army National Gurad － Houston , TxWire and TelecommunicationsRank: E4 Specialist