Controller of a 50,000 acre agricultural water delivery company (Sutter Mutual Water Company) and a Reclamation District (Reclamation District 1500) with 56 miles of levies to maintain. The water delivery company is a 501(c)12 non-profit and the reclamation district is a government agency, a subdivision of the County of Sutter in California. As Controller it was necessary to work with farmers, construction contractors, government agencies, bankers, auditors and all others doing business with these two companies. The annual operating budget of the Water Company was in the range of 6 to 7 million dollars per year with the exception of 2004 and 2005 when there was a 20 million dollar construction program. The District annual budget was in the range of 3 to 4 million dollars. Prior to Sutter Mutual I was the Finance Officer of a 50 million dollar wood moulding company responsible for all the financing, accounting of the company.
Prior to Sunset Moulding Company I was the Controller a Prune Packing manufacturing company. Prior to Cal-Prune I had my own Accounting practice in Gardnerville Nevada. The practice consisted of small business and personal income taxes, auditing government agencies, and setting up accounting systems.
Managed the accounting and reimbursements for a 20 million Fishscreen construction contract
Haired qualified personnel for professional and hourly positions and the hard part terminating those who do not qualify. Supervised office staffs from 1 to 15 people.
Prepared annual budgets for both private companies and government agencies
Evaluate the accounting needs then set up the accounting systems meeting the corporate personal needs of the the entity.
Evaluate insurance policies that meet corporate needs for Group Medical, Workers Compensation, Liabilities and General Insurance.
Negotiated a new medical insurance program by going to a high deductible plan with an employer paid health savings account to pay the deductible for the employee. This saved the company 25% of the cost of group medical insurance
Maintain 40 hours of continuing profession education in the
following: Personal Income Taxes General Accepted Accounting Principals Compilation and Review Government Accounting Professional Ethics Changing Technologies
Personal Income Taxes
General Accepted Accounting Principals
Compilation and Review
Set up a local area network accounting system with server and five workstations.
Train staff on using the accounting system as well as support programs such as special water accounts receivable and billing program, Excel, Word, and a field water delivery program.
As office manager I became the in-house human resources person developing the employee handbook, setting personnel policies and investigating any workers claims.
Negotiated all loans and lending activities including international and domestic lines of credit.
Advanced Accounting Classes at UCLA in 1973
CPA License in California and Nevada in 1975
Retired the Nevada license in 1990
Have maintained the California license since 1975
Entered a Masters in Business Administration program at the University of Nevada Reno in 1983, took classed in Economics and Calculus.
In 2013 applied for and received my Pennsylvania CPA license through reciprocity.
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