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CFO, Controlle, Vice President Resume

Desired Industry: Accounting/Bookkeeping SpiderID: 45550
Desired Job Location: Orlando, Florida Date Posted: 11/8/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: MBA Willing to Relocate: Yes


A highly experienced Financial and Operations Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead and mentor diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive and fast-paced environments; strong technical, operational & business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 20 years of hands-on experience; combines strategic/tactical financial expertise with strong qualifications in business development, operations and P&L management. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, reducing costs and improving profitability; skilled in partnering finance with core operations and developing productive cross-enterprise alliances. Experience includes public accounting, construction, legal, automotive, hospitality (hotel & restaurant) and medical industry accounting.

● Strategic & Operational Business Planning
● Public/Private Capital Markets & Equity Financing
● Financial Modeling/Planning & Risk Management
● Capital Expenditure Analysis, Planning & Funding
● Operations & Strategy Development
● Contract Negotiations, Due Diligence & Project Mgmt
● Revenue/Profit Optimization & Tax Planning
● Accounting, Treasury & Human Resources
● Investor, Client & Banking Relations
● Internal & External Audit Management


Consultant/Certified Public Accountant, Penny Falgas, CPA, Cocoa, FL (1/09, Present)

Chief Financial Officer, Jupiter USA, Inc., Orlando, FL (11/07 – 12/08, layoffs)
Land developer with projects (commercial, residential and multi-use) throughout the United States; majority of capital obtained through large investor based program in Germany. Organization consists of 48 entities (C corps, S corps, LLC’s and Ltds.); over $500 million in assets.
• Operational and programmatic support to the organization, supervising the finance unit and chief financial spokesperson for the organization; right hand of the corporate President.
• Assists with all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding from lending institutions (over $50m) and mezzanine financiers ($125m)
• Part of the executive team involved with land acquisitions, development, sales and project management
• Work with German investor/capital groups ($325m); maintained relations with financial agents and trust attorneys
• Implemented/converted the cost, budget and financial accounting software from QuickBooks to Timberline
• Implemented internal controls and internal audit procedures which resulted in the discovery of fraudulent activities

Vice President, Regional Controller, Earthmark Companies & Mariner’s Club, Key Largo, FL (4/06 – 11/07, layoffs)
High-end Resort Developer (condominiums, condo/hotel [whole and fractional unit sales], marinas, restaurants, spas, clubhouses, luxury amenities, single family housing and workforce housing); Florida Keys division consisted of 25 entities; over $250 million in assets.
• Involved with land acquisitions, development and construction of resort properties and amenities
• Supervised Property Controller, Project Controllers, Campground Controller, Marina Controller and accounting staff
• Responsible for the hospitality operations, accounting and collections (Rental Units, Restaurants, Marinas, Spas, Equity Clubs, Private Residence Clubs, Banquet/Meeting Facilities, Homeowners and Condominium Associations)
• Responsible for the campground, restaurant, tiki bar, marina & working boat yard operations and accounting
• Project Management; responsible for all development, construction and operations accounting for the Florida Keys Division; annual budgets, quarterly forecasts and monthly financial statement packages; compilation and presentation of Economic Models used to determine projects profitability and feasibility (i.e. acceptable IRR, absorption rates, required sales pricing, amenities, etc.); responsible for monthly performance analysis
• Review all AIA contracts and contractor application submittals and supervise draw process
• Involved in company-wide operations; implementation and enforcement of policies, procedures and internal controls
CFO/COO, Florida Region, Concord Wilshire Construction, Daytona Beach, FL (3/05 – 4/06)
Land Developer & General Contractor for commercial, ocean front condos, gated communities with single family housing
• Hired to assist with the startup of the Florida Division and construction company; involved in all negotiations, operations, development and implementation of policies, procedures and internal controls
• Purchased, installed and setup all hardware and software necessary to launch construction company
• Involved with land acquisitions, sales, development, construction and project management (including joint ventures)
• Corporate liaison with investors and partners; company representative in business dealings with third parties
• Secured all A&D financing, mezzanine financing and revolving lines of credit for Florida division

Vice President, Controller, SeaGate Homes, Inc., Palm Coast, FL (2002 – 2005)
Land Developer and Single Family housing construction; organization consisted of 12 entities; over $65 million in revenues
• Compiled and implemented the Accounting Policies and Procedures manual
• Increased profits 400% in 2 years by implementation of internal controls, policy & procedures, pricing strategies, new development strategies, cost controls, rebate programs and contract negotiations
• Promoted to Vice President for significantly improving employee morale, operations and net profits

Division Controller, Lennar Homes, Inc., Rockledge, FL (2000 – 2002) National Home Builder
• Responsible for monthly financial close, monthly projections, job costing, budget/cost analysis of homes, variance analysis/ explanations, payroll, accounts receivable, audits, corporate discussion points, land acquisition analysis, annual business plan, annual mission statement, reviewing & signing all sales contracts and closing documents
• Involved with CDD projects, Homeowner’s Associations (budgets, financials, deficit funding & Board of Directors), Human Resources, Risk Management, Information Systems, Purchasing, Expediting, and Marketing
• Consistently won corporate contests for being within .5% of our monthly projections

Corporate Controller & Internal Audit Manager (acting Director), Planet Hollywood International, Inc., Orlando, FL (1999 – 2000) Restaurants and Retail Stores

Corporate Controller:
• Responsible for all accounting functions; reorganization of corporate accounting department after bankruptcy; implementing new policy and procedures throughout corporate and restaurants; worked closely with PWC
• Implemented a cash management program that increased collections and profitability within two months
Internal Audit Manager:
• Audit all wholly owned domestic and international restaurants, franchise restaurants and joint venture restaurants
• Responsible for writing and implementing new audit programs due to significant accounting policy and procedure changes throughout company; writing and issuing audit reports to all executive staff members and Board of Directors
• Assigned special projects due to the significant changes occurring throughout the company, one of which saved the company a significant amount of money and received high remarks from Price Waterhouse Coopers; was later promoted to Corporate Controller by PWC’s recommendation to CFO
• Assisted with the motions and schedules for the bankruptcy filing; liaison between PWC and finance department for corporate audits and Chapter 11 filings/reporting/compliance

Accounting Manager, Smart Choice Automotive, Titusville, FL (1997 – 1999) Automotive Group
• Responsible for Consolidated Financial Statements for the publicly traded company with annual revenues in excess of $150 million per year (6 subsidiaries and 26 automotive dealerships); SEC reporting and GAAP compliance
• Aided in the financial aspects and Road Show presentations for Second Public Offering.
• Implemented disciplined accounting controls critical to complying with SEC requirements
• Responsible for monitoring and updating covenant compliance for all debt and equity instruments

Controller, Florida Finance Group, Inc., Titusville, FL (1997 – 1999)
$115 million portfolio that provided financing for 26 new and used automobile dealerships
• Responsible for managerial reporting, including budget analysis, ratio analysis, debt analysis, performance analysis, budget vs. actual variance analysis, historical comparisons, industry comparisons, projections, and forecasting
• Improved the credit process, collections and reduced portfolio delinquency from 85% to 23%

Corporate Controller, Sizzler, Melbourne, FL (1994 – 1997) Restaurant Chain (consisted of 7 restaurants/10 entities)
• Responsible for gross revenues in excess of $65 million; right hand of President/Owner
• Implemented a company-wide reporting system that allowed financial information to be readily available daily

CPA, Berman, Shapiro, Hopkins and Company, Merritt Island, FL (1991 – 1994) Public Accounting Firm
• Audits, Reviews, Compilations, and Tax returns

Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) * University of Central Florida
Bachelors of Science * Business Administration * Computer Science & Management (minors) * University of SW Louisiana
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) * Business Administration Honor Society * National Merit Academic Scholarship
Anthony Robbins * UPW * Mastery University * Leadership Academy

Computer Software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Outlook, SAP (MBA course), JD Edwards, Timberline, MAS 200, Quickbooks, Peachtree, Tvalue, and various other accounting, financial and tax software

Additional Information:
My solid background serving as a CPA and CFO/COO, Vice President, Corporate Controller, or Director for major firms has allowed me to hone my considerable experience and skills that can be effectively utilized by your organization. In addition to my education and MBA from the University of Central Florida, I can also offer:

• A Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years’ experience encompassing a unique combination of operations and accounting in different industries

• Expertise in increasing a firms profitability through cost analysis, contract negotiations, pricing, and increasing sales

• Mastery of a full spectrum of services, including Accounting, Treasury, Human Resources, Risk Management, Project Management, Information Technology, Strategic Planning, and Investor Relations

• Experience in Startups; development and implementation of policies and procedures; lead in systems implementations and conversions

• A proven leader who is poised and professional, dynamic and energetic with management experience in attracting, retaining and motivating a team; solutions-oriented, an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills; high level of motivation, efficiency, and ability to meet any objective; proven ability to troubleshoot, perform without supervision, and demonstrate a high degree of initiative and good judgment; a quick study, self-starter and a dedicated worker; can handle a variety of tasks effectively and deliver on deadlines; work well independently and equally comfortable working as part of a team

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