Highly motivated leader with over twenty-five years of experience in all areas of finance combined with over ten years of experience in company operations.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Import / Export Compliance Business Plan Writing
Export Licensing GAAP, IFRS, SOX, DCAA Compliance
Project Management FAR/DFAR Cost Control
Strategic Planning Work Flow Analysis and Design
Operations Management ISO 9001:2008
Lean Manufacturing Cost Accounting
Employee Benefits / HR IT Systems
CFO, 2013 Pres.
Confidential., Huntsville, AL
Rotary Wing Aircraft Industry Company brought me to Huntsville on a contract basis to travel between US, Dubai, UAE and Cape Town, SA locations. Role was to negotiate USG contracts, set up DCAA compliant finance system, create policies and procedures, build IT infrastructure, establish commercial ventures, and increase headcount to move to the next level of business. Contract position unless relocate to Dubai.
" Successfully negotiated 5 USG contracts to award totaling @ $140 million
" Travelled to Dubai, Sharja, Moscow, and Cape Town to audit and consult on establishing IFRS based finance system that was DCAA compliant.
" Successfully novated USG contracts from common ownership company in UAE to US operations.
" Hired, terminated and trained finance department team, business development team, HR coordinator, and support staff.
" Completed and filed 3 years of unfiled tax returns and financial reports. Successfully negotiated waiver of most filing penalties.
" Established intercompany Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs) for all common ownership companies.
" Advise all business units (CONUS and OCONUS) of ITAR and BIS implications in various strategies.
" Established time keeping system, project costing, calculations of indirect rates.
" Designed and set up intercompany network with multiple servers, redundant backups, Exchange, and secured file sharing.
" Established budgets and forecasts for executive team.
" Built outside legal and CPA team to assist with professional matters.
" Restructured company organization, including shareholders and foreign interests to meet compliance requirements. Named interim Treasurer by Board.
" Lead all global M&A activities
" Established import / export compliance program. Empowered Official and Export Compliance Officer.
" Treasurer and Secretary of US Corporation. Officer and Board Member of related affiliates.
Export Agreement Coordinator, 2012 2013
Aerospace Industry This was a one year contract.
" Support company-wide investigations, corrective actions, and voluntary disclosures in US, UK, and France operations.
" Review and assist with requests for jurisdictional determinations for new programs and projects.
" Reviewing and determining the export classifications of hardware, software, and material technical data.
" Reviewing and approving technical data for public release.
" Assisting employees with general questions regarding international trade compliance procedures and processes.
" Assisting with, and participating in, internal compliance audits and investigations related to export controls, anti-boycott and economic sanctions and compliance.
" Review and audit TAA and MLA filings to ensure ITAR compliance.
" Advise on policy and procedure changes as needed.
CFO / Export Compliance Mgr., 2008 2012
Firearms Industry - Hired to take company to next level of growth. Responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting, job costing, DCAA compliance, banking, insurance, contract administration, cash management, reporting and safety. Other areas of responsibility include Human Resources and Information Technology. Responsible for evaluating and coordinating legal issues with outside counsel.
" Transactional supervision of all accounting function (A/R, A/P, P/R, G/L)
" Prepare monthly / yearly statements and work with outside CPA on audits and returns.
" Provided cost accounting for all products, divisions, and projects.
" Increased headcount, revenue and web presence over 1000% in 24 months.
" Export Compliance Officer / Empowered Official.
" Maintained cash management, budgets, and rolling forecasts.
" Established international trade to expand market exposure.
" Filed licenses (ITAR, DDTC, BIS, SNAP-R, TAA, MLA, OFAC) as required.
" Travel to Washington DC to work on various issues dealing with ITAR revisions, military procurement, and foreign counterfeit issues.
" Created and filed commodity jurisdictions and classifications.
" Lead response team on all RFQs from DoD, government, and commercial entities.
" Contract manager for all SBIRs, CP, FFP, IDIQ and other contract types.
" Filed bid protests.
" Brought systems to DCAA compliance, performed audits, and maintained indirect rates.
" Completed ISO 9001:2008 certification in 7 months.
" Researched and secured outside funding for capital improvements.
" Led team to secure, purchase, and transition to 39,000 sq ft manufacturing operation.
" Wrote all policies and procedures and supervised implementation.
" Liaison with outside counsel on litigation, patent, and other matters.
" Developed and implemented company transition to ERP system.
Controller / Export Compliance Mgr., 2006 - 2008
Defense Industry (Body Armor, HAA, Chem-bio) - Hired to facilitate rapid growth program for manufacturing, IT, and finance department, including making systems DCAA compliant.
Controller / Export Compliance Mgr., 2003 2006
Weapons Lubricants - Hired to grow a small operation to the next level of business growth. Took over all financial, manufacturing, inventory, and operational controls.
Controller, 2002 2003 Confidential, NH
FAR Compliance, 1998 2002 Confidential, NH
MIS / AR Controller, 1996 1998 Confidential, NH
IT Mgr / Project Cost Accountant, 1990 1996 Confidential, NH
Collections / Skip Tracer / IT Repair, 1987 1990 Confidential, NH
Confidential BS Finance
BUSINESS SYSTEMS USED:
Peachtree, QuickBooks, SAP, NetSuite, JD Edwards, Dynamics (and predecessors Great Plains and Solomon), Oracle, OCR Ease, Deltek, MK Data / Denial, MAS, Documentum, Sage, ACT!, Sales Force, JobBoss, and all Office products.
OPERATING SYSTEMS USED:
Windows, Mac, Windows Server, Exchange, O/S Server, Workgroup
HARDWARE REPAIR / SET-UP
Servers, LAN/WAN, firewalls, backup systems, workstations, time-keeping systems, barcode systems, remote user set-up, virtual environments, networking devices (routers / switches) and multiple mobile platforms and devices.
References on request