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BENJAMIN FLORES, CMA, MBA

CFO / Chief Financial / Vice President / Controller Cost - Plant Accounting/ Finance

Work experience

2014

Controller/CFO

American Naturals Company
Commerce, CA “ American Naturals Company is a Fresh and Spirited, Imaginative food company that aims to consistently offer high quality, all natural food mixes formulated from America's favorite family recipes.” Controller/CFO Provided financial leadership to the owners and the management team in introducing and implementing financial reporting, performance analysis, and process improvements leading to cycle time reductions to better manage cash, inventory, expenses, and improve productivity. Planed, organized, and directed the day-to-day financial control activities and business operations for privately held start-up food manufacturer.
20122013

Controller/CFO

Penguin Natural Foods
Vernon, CA Penguin Natural Foods, Inc. was founded in 1991 by Scott Nairne. Scott had traveled extensively in Asia and found the grains and rice products there to be superior to that of the products in the United States. Utilizing those experiences, he launched Penguin Natural Foods, Inc. Controller/CFO Provided financial leadership to the owner and the management team in introducing and implementing positive change, performance analysis, and process improvements leading to cycle time reductions to better manage cash, inventory, expenses, and improve productivity. Planed, organized, and directed the day-to-day financial control activities and business operations for privately held private label food manufacturer.
20112012

Unit Controller

Catalytic Solutions, Inc
Oxnard, CA Catalytic Solutions, Inc. is now CDTi-a leader in developing and manufacturing technologies that reduce emissions from on-and off-road engine applications. We are a leading global developer and manufacturer of light-duty gasoline, heavy-duty diesel and alternative fuel emissions control systems and products. Unit Controller Provided financial leadership to the General Manager and the management team in introducing and implementing change, performance analysis, and process improvements to manage cost and improve productivity. Plan, organize, and directed the financial operations for a publicly held R&D and manufacturing organization in the emission controls catalyst industry. Coordinated external CPA audits and prepared audit schedules and narratives.
20052010

Corporate Controller/CFO

DACOR
Diamond Bar, CA American made, family-owned Dacor has been designing and manufacturing luxury kitchen appliances for three generations. Corporate Controller/CFO Planned, organized, and directed the financial operations, IT resources, and Product Distribution for a midsize privately held manufacturing, R&D, and service organization. A true business partner to the COO and the management team in introducing and implementing change, performance analysis, and process improvements to manage cost and improve productivity(savings millions of dollars), in a lean environment. Prepared, in accordance with GAAP, month end close, monthly financial reporting, and product costing Performed month end duties including presenting summary disclosure of financial performance including product line profitability, performance variance analysis, forecasting of cash availability and requirements, inventory balances, and rolling 12 month forecasts(P&L, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flow statements), credit and collection reporting utilizing MFG/ProERP software and Excel. Other duties performed included annual budgeting process, banking relationship including loan covenant compliance, developing & aligning policies to maximize performance, coordination of financial and bank audits, risk management, business continuity planning, sales & use tax filings, payroll, and legal matters.
20002005

Division Controller

Rapiscan Systems.
Hawthorne, CA Rapiscan Systems is a global privately held company that specializes in walk-through metal detectors, and x-ray machines for airport luggage and cargo screening. The company is owned by OSI Systems Division Controller Plan, organized, and directed the financial operations for a $50 million dollar R&D, manufacturing, and service subsidiary of a public company. A true business partner to the President and the General Manager in introducing and implementing change and process improvements in a rapidly growing ISO 9001: 2000 environment. Prepared month end close and monthly financial reporting, in accordance with GAAP/SOX Performed month end duties include the summary disclosure of financial performance including product line profitability, performance variance analysis, forecasting of cash requirements, and inventory balances Performed quarterly duties including audit schedule for CPA auditors, internal control testing, process narratives, forecasting, sales & use tax filings Created cost pools for Government project allocations; prepared and submitted Government billings. Prepared annual budget, coordinated external CPA audit(prepared audit schedules) and DCAA audits, calculated Global construction project revenue recognition(based on Earned Value) and costs(based on cost to completion) utilizing Microsoft Dynamics Navision and Excel.
19932000

Director of Operations

Azusa Collision Center
Azusa, CA Director of Operations Planned, managed, and supervised day to day site operations including project estimating, production scheduling, supply chain, AQM regulatory compliance, and accounting functions. Automated the estimating(Mitchell) and accounting processes(QuickBooks) and implemented employee training and certification programs(I-CAR) which reduced administrative costs, production costs, and increased sales opportunities. Negotiated additional supplier discounts which reduced material costs and improved profitability. OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
19911993

Manager of Cost Accounting

IOPTEX RESEARCH INC.
Irwindale, CA(manufacturing) MANAGER OF COST ACCOUNTING
19901991

Manager of Cost

TITUS & SON
F. D., City of Industry, CA-$80 million medical distribution MANAGER OF COST & INVENTORY ACCOUNTING
19891990

Plant Controller

BROWN JORDAN CO
El Monte, CA.-$50 million (manufacturing) PLANT CONTROLLER
19871989

Manager of Cost Accounting

STOODY COMPANY
City of Industry, CA-$50 million (manufacturing) MANAGER OF COST ACCOUNTING

Education

M.B.A

Azusa Pacific University

B.A

Cal State University-San Bernardino

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