21+ years of Corporate VP/Controller experience. Experience with two established and rapidly growing companies, and a financially challenged start-up company. Specializing in the design and implementation of accounting and human resource systems and reporting; investment policies and procedures for working capital; developing and managing professional relationships with external accounting, banking, benefits and regulatory personnel.
Professional Experience Northland Transportation Company Seattle, Washington 2004 to 2007 Assistant controller Managed day-to-day accounting functions of a $150+ million company. Responsible for: Designing and implementing of cash management policies and procedures; City, state, and federal compliance reporting; Budgeting and forecasting; All audits involving financial information. Integrated various monthly reporting software programs and templates to streamline monthly financial statement preparation and reporting. Established and managed professional relationships with banking and accounting professionals. Klean Earth Environmental Company Lynnwood, Washington 1997 to 2004 Vice President of Finance Designed and implemented Accounting and Human Resource systems. Established and developed professional relationships with banking, legal, corporate benefits and accounting professionals. Performed all tasks associated with the accounting and office management functions. Trade Products, Inc. Lynnwood, Washington 1986 to 1997 Controller Converted manual accounting system to a customized computer system. Managed the accounting department during a period of 300% sales and production growth while not increasing the size of the department. Designed, implemented and managed the corporate investment policies related to excess working capital, and fully funded pension and profit sharing plan for 400+ employees. Established and developed professional relationships with banking, legal, corporate benefits and accounting professionals. Developed close working relationship with the various state regulatory agencies, which were responsible for the tracking and taxing of gaming sales and manufacturing. Customized and automated the reporting system to accommodate the various state reporting requirements for the highly regulated gaming industry. Our automated system became the standard for information reporting in two of the largest Bingo and Pulltab gaming states. Integrated the Accounting systems with the new parent company (Stuart Entertainment, Inc.) following their acquisition of Trade Products in 1996. Touche Ross & Co. Seattle, Washington 1983 to 1986 Senior Auditor Supervised audit professionals in the performance of audits in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Standards. Client based included a large SEC company. Clients included a major defense and commercial contractor, financial institutions, real estate developers, and non-profit organizations. Initial member of a new management consulting division within Touche Ross, specializing in the evaluation and implementation of computer accounting software and computer auditing techniques.
Washington State University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
Linfield College Emphasis in math/science and undergraduate studies. Sports director and broadcaster for the campus radio station.
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Washington State Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) – issued 1984