VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE, TREASURER PLAN ADMINISTRATOR
Financial executive with proven strategies for cost reduction, increased revenue and asset protection through the application of aggressive vendor contracts, applicable tax law, effective overhead reductions and strategic customer pricing. Experienced in multiple industries applying finance ad accounting standards mindful of the calculation and presentation of financial information as it relates to different industries. Core Accomplishments Maintained Colorado CPA license Developed and analyzed key performance Managed successful ERP conversion within an indicators (KPI's) to provide additional aggressive time frame resulting in "real "meaning" to historical financial information time" financial information allowing for and influence future financial successful improved management decision making results through strategic planning and Integrated knowledge of research and forecasting development (R&D) tax law to perform R&D Developed non-traditional pricing techniques studies resulting in over $500,000 in tax to increase utilization of billable resources, credits over a four-year period thereby increasing revenues by Utilized expertise in government contracting approximately 10% without increasing overall FAR & CAS compliance, DCAA audit costs requirements, etc.) to substantially increase Educated in multiple industries, including gross revenues at both Swanson Rink, Inc. government contracting, engineering, and Foster Wheeler Environmental construction, health care, and public accounting
Vice President of Finance, Treasurer Plan AdministratorAug 1999 to Jul 2014 Swanson Rink, Inc － Denver, CO
Consistently recognized through promotions from Controller to Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, Corporate Secretary, and 401(k) Plan Administrator.
Implemented internal controls resulting in substantial increase in bottom-line results, often exceeding 10%.
Created processes to identify project cost overruns for work-in-process (WIP), which led to timely requests for additional service approvals from clients, directly resulting in increased revenues.
Aided in the analysis of Project Managers' performance and ability to manage ever-changing projects in a manner consistent with overall company goals of high-quality work while working within contractual obligations.
Developed overhead rates in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) which successfully withstood audits from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) without any exceptions.
Played key role in successfully bidding on government contracts thereby facilitating a revenue increase of 15%.
Developed forecasts during annual strategic planning process and adjusted forecasts regularly throughout the year enabling a 3rd party valuation organization to establish an accurate stock value for the company, its shareholders, and financial institutions.
Utilized extensive knowledge of tax laws to ensure accurate filings of over 40 state tax returns and 5 federal tax returns annually.
Undertook R&D tax credit studies resulting in $500,000 in tax credits over a 4-year period.
Improved techniques to analyze billable resources resulting in a 10% increase in employee utilization.
Spearheaded substantial ERP conversion and maintained flow of financial information throughout the transition period.
Achieved cooperation and "buy-in" of the new system by effective communication throughout the organization that permitted an aggressive schedule for completion.
Practice AdministratorJul 1998 to Aug 1999 Colorado Head & Neck Surgical Consultants － Denver, CO
Managed all administrative staff of this four-doctor physician practice.
Handled staff reductions when the practice disbanded in a manner that allowed terminated employees to obtain new positions with little financial impact to the physician practice or the employees.
ControllerFeb 1996 to Jul 1998 Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers － Denver, CO
Promoted from Assistant Controller to Controller after six months due to successful implementation of accounting procedures and internal controls.
Reduced time frame for completion of consolidated financial statements for eight separate physician practices from 3 weeks to 10 days, thus allowing timely submission to the parent company, American Oncology Resources (a national physician practice management company focusing on oncology - NASDAQ: AORI).
Tightened controls on billing and collection processes, which reduced days sales outstanding by approximately 5 days within the first 12 months as Controller.
This reduction represented an increase in cash flow thus allowing for the availability of funds for operating expenses and capital expenditures.
Contracts/Financial Administrative CoordinatorJun 1990 to Nov 1995 Foster Wheeler Environmental － Lakewood, CO
Prepared responses to requests for proposals (RFP's) from numerous government agencies, all bound by adherence to federal acquisition regulations (FAR) and cost accounting standards (CAS), as monitored by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
Negotiated contracts based on knowledge of and adherence to FAR and CAS, which increased the accuracy of responses to RFP's and as a result, increased revenues.
Awards included multi-million dollar contracts with Rocky Mountain Arsenal and Rocky Flats for remediation services.
Developed and implemented internal controls, allowing contracts to routinely pass audits through DCAA, which resulted in additional opportunities for work with government agencies.
ControllerApr 1987 to Jun 1990 Chemical Waste Management － Henderson, CO
Senior AuditorDec 1985 to Mar 1987 Coopers & Lybrand － Denver, CO
Staff AuditorJun 1984 to Dec 1985 Price Waterhouse － Phoenix, AZ
Bachelor of Science, Accounting BusinessArizona State University － Tempe, AZ, USA
BusinessUniversity of Toledo － Toledo, OH, USABusiness
Oakland University － Rochester, MI, USA
Provided life skills support to The Bannock Youth Center (The Center), a facet of Volunteers of America, whose mission was to provide formerly homeless youth with invaluable skills to become self-sufficient members of society. Coordinated annual outing to the mountains outside of Denver for the youth of The Center. This annual outing provided the youth with new experiences in unfamiliar environments. Participated in fund raising campaigns to complete a renovation of The Center, taking it from a rundown facility to a modern facility, which increased The Center's ability to properly provide for all of the youth and their children.
Community Service Provided life skills support to The Bannock Youth Center (The Center), a facet of Volunteers of America, whose mission was to provide formerly homeless youth with invaluable skills to become self-sufficient members of society. Coordinated annual outing to the mountains outside of Denver for the youth of The Center. This annual outing provided the youth with new experiences in unfamiliar environments. Participated in fund raising campaigns to complete a renovation of The Center, taking it from a rundown facility to a modern facility, which increased The Center's ability to properly provide for all of the youth and their children.