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Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 41277
Desired Job Location: Richfield, Ohio Date Posted: 8/7/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 08/08/2010
Desired Wage: 110-150000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
DENNIS L. SKODA, CPA
5051 Stone Ridge Drive • Richfield, Ohio 44286
330-659-9662 • skods@windstream.net










Dear Sir/Dear Madam:

Impacting corporate profitability and overall operations through skillful alignment of financial resources with corporate objectives are just two of the many ways I served an instrumental role in the success of past employers. With more than 20 years of combined experience leading all aspects of corporate finance to ensure effective cash flow, investments and revenue growth, I am now seeking the opportunity to join your team in an executive-level position such as Chief Financial Officer or Controller.

My roles in the past ranged from Assistant Vice President and Controller to Chief Financial Officer. A sample of my highlights while serving in the above and additional positions includes:

• Saving $1.8 million by researching and implementing a tax saving transaction.
• Restructuring offshore subsidiaries, closing certain operations and forming new companies under more favorable taxation circumstances.
• Identifying an embezzlement that happened prior to employment and negotiating a claim within the bond coverage.
• Completely automating office and plant operations by implementing a LAN-based ERP and accounting system as well as technologies such as radio frequency, bar coding, standardized email and an EDI system.

The above briefly summarizes my strengths in executive-level financial management. For a more detailed presentation of my skills and background, please review the enclosed resume and feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,



Dennis L. Skoda



Experience:
DENNIS L. SKODA, CPA
5051 Stone Ridge Drive • Richfield, Ohio 44286
330-659-9662 • skods@windstream.net

EXECUTIVE-LEVEL MANAGEMENT
Chief Financial Officer • Controller

Results-oriented financial executive who consistently develops and implements strategic business plans that ensure growth and protect bottom-line profit. Specialize in creating systems and leading projects that streamline operations, safeguard assets and reduce expenses. Thrive on competition, challenges and creatively solving complex financial problems to increase shareholder value. Specialize in negotiating complex contracts and planning strategic business growth and direction. Committed to assembling, managing and maintaining world-class, multi-skilled teams that focus on customer, stakeholder and employee, delivering win-win results for all participants.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Operations • Corporate Development • Increasing Revenue • Strategic Planning • Risk Management • Multiple locations • International operations/experience
Financial Analysis • P&L Management • Project Management • Cost Reduction & Control
Negotiating Deals • Due Diligence • Asset Management • Problem Solving • Banking Relations • Tax Corporate/Partnership/Trust/Individual • Cash Management/Treasury
Team Leadership • Motivation • Team Building • Shareholder Relations • HR & IT Management


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


RAMCO SPECIALTIES, INC.
Hudson, Ohio • July, 1996-September, 2009
International manufacturer of internally threaded fasteners sold to the automotive and heavy-truck industries. Generates $45 million in annual sales in the U.S. market and $25 million in the European market.

CFO
Direct all aspects of corporate finance and accounting, establish corporate financial strategies and goals and troubleshoot financial problems. Establish goals and priorities for human resources and IT and oversee negotiations for various insurance contracts. Oversee cash management, treasury management, pension administration, investment and 401K administration. Maintain relationships with banks and investment bankers. Counsel foreign divisions on various financial and business matters. Provide personal financial advice to owners on taxes and estate management and planning. Supervise 12 internal personnel and coordinate relationships with external auditors, legal counsel, computer consultants, customers and collections providers.


Major Contributions:
• Saved $1.8 million by researching and implementing a tax saving transaction.
DENNIS L. SKODA, CPA • Page 2 • skods@windstream.net



• Completely automated office and plant operations by implementing a LAN-based ERP and accounting system as well as technologies such as radio frequency, bar coding, standardized email and an EDI system.
• Significantly reduced expenses by transitioning from a pension plan to a 401k/profit-sharing retirement and incentive plan for employees.
• Saved $80,000 annually by transitioning tax preparation in-house.
• Restructured offshore subsidiaries, closing certain operations and forming new companies under more favorable taxation circumstances.
• Enhanced overall operations with initiatives such as a new phone system, separate departments for IT and HR, and internal payroll processing.


ADDITIONAL HISTORY (full details on request)

SEIBERT KECK INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.
Akron, Ohio • Controller • May,1989-July, 1996
Led all aspects of corporate finance, supervising 3 personnel in accounting, audit, payroll, budgeting, banking relations and computer systems. Directed purchasing of all office and property equipment and managed employee benefits plans.
• Identified an embezzlement that happened prior to employment and negotiated a claim within the bond coverage.
• Managed the successful implementation of 2 enterprise-wide computer systems.

MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC.
Cleveland, Ohio • Assistant Vice President Ohio & Kentucky Regional Accounting Manager April 1987 to March 1989
Managed region-wide accounting, including annual budgeting process, tax preparation, banking relations and process development. Supervised 6 personnel.
• Researched and implemented an “accounting role up, including phasing out the accounting departments at a local level and consolidating up to the regional level to save approximately $1.5 million annually.

Career Note: Previous experience includes Tax Analyst with Key Bank (September 1985 to April 1987), Tax Specialist with Laventhol & Horwath CPAs (June 1982 to September 1985) and Accountant with William Skoda, CPA June 1978 to June 1982. Full details on request.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Akron • Akron, Ohio


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Certified Public Accountant
Graduate Courses in Taxation


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