Chief Financial Officer Resume
|Desired Industry: Computer Software/Programming
|Desired Job Location: Valley, Nebraska
||Date Posted: 7/22/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: 08/01/2010
|Desired Wage: 100000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
|Highest Degree Attained: CPA
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
A senior-level executive with extensive hands-on experience in managing the integrity of financial information and a focus on seeking opportunities that add long-term value to an organization. Adept at developing and maintaining lines of communication with various internal and external constituencies including regulators, banking institutions, and investors. Possess a strong background in public accounting, warehousing and distribution, budgets, cash forecasts, audits, and tax preparation. Software expertise includes: Excel, QuickBooks, Mail Order Manager, and Peachtree. Familiar with IntAcct and NetSuite.
FINDEX.COM, INC., Omaha, NE December 1999 – Present
FindEx.com, Inc. (OTCBB-FIND) develops, publishes, markets, distributes, and directly sells consumer and business software products for PC, Macintosh, and mobile devices with over $2 million in annual revenue.
Chief Financial Officer
Oversee all accounting, tax, and audit functions. Prepare capital and operating budgets as well as corporate tax returns. Manage SEC reporting by preparing Form 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and financial statements and footnotes. Direct stock-based compensation under SFAS 123(R) and derivative accounting under EITF 0019. Prepare quarterly reviews for Board of Directors. Direct financial strategy as well as planning and forecasts. Two direct reports (Accounting / Warehouse managers).
Saved the company a minimum of $50,000 by designing and implementing effective internal controls including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and reporting.
Developed accounting policies and procedures for computer software development and revenue recognition.
Executed several monthly dashboard reports that provided a timely presentation of operating results and sales trends.
Increased accounts receivable turnover by 400%, reduced average days collections by 30%, increased inventory turnover by 200%, and decreased inventory age from 192 to 27 days.
Saved thousands of dollars by revising the sales commission structure and implementing a bonus plan that placed more accountability on participants and removed all accounting controls from those affected directly by the bonus.
Negotiated divestiture of software product lines that paved the way for a successful transition from a labor-intensive product to a more company-compatible software product.
Implemented sweep accounts and utilized a CD and savings account laddering approach to maximize returns in accordance with acquisition plans.
Negotiated a traditional PIPE and prepared an SB-2 that helped open avenues to additional equity financing and enabled the company to transition into the Macintosh marketplace.
Reduced audit fees and SOX auditing by performing planning and implementations in-house.
Developed and executed a barcode management system for the warehouse that increased accuracy and efficiency in inventory management and allowed for the reduction of one employee with an annual salary of $20,800, all while maintaining same volume.
MANNING & ASSOCIATES, P.C., Geneva, NE January 1992 – December 1999
A locally-owned accounting firm with specialization in providing auditing, tax, and bookkeeping services to clients.
Branch Office Manager
Conducted interviews with clients and prepared tax returns for both individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates. Audited various clients including local governmental units, non-profits, agricultural companies, and bank directors' exams. Prepared and presented annual operating budgets for villages, agricultural societies, and rural fire districts. Provided bookkeeping services to farmers, agricultural / construction companies, chiropractic offices, pharmacies, restaurants, bakeries, insurance agencies, and retailers. Managed six staff.
Increased average gross billings per tax client by 75%.
Expanded gross billings by 10% by introducing business advisory services.
Negotiated favorable client settlements with the IRS that resulted in a 50% savings on tax penalties and interest for one client.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SOMMER, MAGNUSON & ASSOCIATES, P.C., OMAHA, NE October 1988 – December 1991
(Company closed in the mid-1990s)
Conducted audits for a wide range of clients in diverse industries including agriculture, chemical, local governmental units, non-profits, financial institutions, and public education. Prepared tax returns for individual, corporate, partnership, and trust clients. Supervised two staff.
LEWIS, HOOPER & DICK, CPAS, Garden City, KS January 1986 – October 1988
Conducted audit engagements for agriculture, education, government, non-profits, and financial institutions. Prepared tax returns for individual, partnership, corporate, and non-profit clients. Supervised two staff.
KPMG (formerly KMG Main Hurdman), Garden City, KS November 1984 – December 1985
Completed audit engagements for agriculture, education, state Farm Bureau Associations, and government clients. Prepared corporate and individual tax returns with one direct report.
KEITH LINDVALL, CPA, Kearney, NE June 1982 – November 1984
Performed audits and prepared income tax returns for grain elevators and farm co-operatives.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Economics
Kearney State College (UNK), Kearney, Nebraska
Certified Public Accountant, State of Nebraska, Certificate #4465
National CFO Conference, AICPA, La Jolla, CA, 2009
Basic and Advanced SEC Reporting Skills, The SEC Institute, 2004 and 2008
Accounting for Software Revenue Recognition, Executive Enterprise Institute, 2005
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1986 – Present
Member, Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1988 – Present
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