John S

Controller - 20 Years of Experience - Near 92056


Chief Financial Officer


Oceanside, CA

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PROFILE * Summary: Expertise in managing high-growth and turn-around situations. Operations oriented. Strategic thinker with hands on, roll up the sleeves and detailed oriented work ethic. Successful in partnering with cross functional management. Stable and Progressive Career. Managed multi-site multi-country operations. * Industry: Manufacturing, Environmental, Industrial and Commercial Service, Construction, Government Contracting, Real Estate. * Responsibilities include accounting, finance, banking, tax, insurance, risk management, audit, legal, regulatory affairs and IT. * Focus: Net Profit, EBITDA and a strong Balance Sheet with timely and accurate reporting utilizing cost reduction, process improvement and staff development techniques. * Trusted Confidant, Strategic Thinker, Resourceful, All-Around Utility and Go-To Player. * 25 years International Experience encompassing 6 overseas residencies spanning 16 years in Latin America, Middle East, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Skilled in adapting to various cultures, customs and business practices. * Company Background: Private (200 employees) and public Fortune 200 companies. * Multi-Lingual: Polish, Spanish and Russian. * Availability: Immediate. Flexible on travel, relocation and working arrangements. SUMMARY of KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE ACCOUNTING * US GAAP, FASB, IFRS * GAAP in various countries * Full Cycle Accounting * A/P, A/R, Fixed Assets, Payroll * Consolidations, Financial Reporting * Currency translation, FASB 52 * Close, Financial Statement Preparation * Management Accounting & Reporting * Internal Controls, Audits, SOX * Design and Implement Accounting and Reporting Systems * Cost Accounting * Activity Based Costing * Construction Accounting * Project Accounting * Manage Big 4 Audits & Relations FINANCE * Financial Planning & Analysis * ROI Analysis * Pricing & Profitability Analysis * Budgets, Forecasts, Strategic Plans * Treasury, Cash Management * Foreign Exchange (Forex) Management * Financing and Bank Relations * Tax Planning & Administration * Capital Budgeting & Expenditure Control * Risk Management & Insurance * Dashboards & Benchmarking OPERATIONS * Process Improvement CAREER HIGHLIGHTS ACCOUNTING * Established US GAAP accounting in foreign operations and integrated with local statutory reporting requirements. * Shortened close from 7 to 3 days. * Prepared consolidated financial statements for multi-national, multi-currency operations. * Designed and implemented cost accounting systems. * Introduced Activity Based Costing in service industry. * Managed 10 multi-site operations spanning 4 countries. FINANCE * Reduced Days Receivable by 40%. * Designed and instituted profitability reporting by customer. * Developed and implemented daily P&L reporting by truck route and line of business. * Implemented dashboards and operating metrics. * Compiled and managed budgets, ranging up to $200M, of multi-site, multi-currency operations. * Authored and presented to the Board, RCAs (Request for Capital Appropriations) valued up to $75M. * Collaborated on $780M IPO of WMX International on the London Exchange. * Negotiated multi-currency lines of credit (including non-recourse, project based) and FOREX contracts, swaps, collars, hedging and option instruments, ranging in value up to $50M. OPERATIONS * Merged 9 distinct legal entities into one holding company realizing annual savings of $100K. * Consolidated district accounting functions into shared services realizing $750K in annual savings. * Reduced importation and inventory carrying costs by 20%. * Selected, trained and mentored a staff of 70 professional expats. * Designed and implemented policies and procedures in the areas of inventory management, cost accounting, procurement, importation, distribution, logistics, sales, credit and collection. * Converted an importer of finished products to a local manufacturer, increasing margins by 100%. * Implemented a variety of IT systems including McCormick & Dodge, JD Edwards and Great Plains. * Implemented cloud computing realizing a savings of $100K per year. * Managed the divestiture of all Latin American operations (valued at $260M) and developed strategy to mitigate taxes related to exiting the region realizing $10M savings. * Project Director for the procurement and importation of equipment valued at $50M. * Negotiated 90 day payment terms with early payment discounts ranging up to 5%. * Directed Saudi manufacturer to build equipment to USA specifications valued at $15M. * Identified and established London as headquarters for international operations. Opened office, hired and trained staff. * Directed the start-up of a $250M, 5 year contract in Riyadh. * Managed numerous construction projects costing up to $50M. * Designed and implemented pension plan in Australia. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT * Managed numerous government and private contract proposals throughout the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the Pacific Rim. * Directed finance team on multiple acquisitions ranging as high as $200M in revenue. * Managed the successful bid and contract fulfillment for the Byron Nelson PGA Golf Tournament. * Capitalized on NAFTA treaty and penetrated the Mexico market. * Negotiated joint venture with ICA, Mexico's largest construction contractor. * Successfully bid and commenced a 10 year, $120M contract with the city of Acapulco. * Championed waste-to-energy programs throughout Europe. * Directed the successful bid and start-up of a $300M contract to design construct and operate a MSW facility in Brisbane. * Negotiated a $250M Hazardous Waste removal and treatment contract with the People's Republic of China. * Secured and launched a $200M, 5 year contract in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.





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