Richard Austin


Over five years experience in managing a full spectrum of professional functions including accounting, operations management, and human resources. Self-motivated professional with proven analytical, problem solving, and process improvement skills. Adept at cost reduction, account payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, inventory control and audits, budgeting, cash management, and business analysis.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2008 - Jul 2008

Accounting Manager

Manzi Metals, Inc.
• Managed the accounting function for an $8+ million dollar metals distributor. • Assisted in the implementation of SAP from QuickBooks. • Managed a $750,000 line of credit and all online banking for the business. • Forecasted sales, accounts receivables, and accounts payables on a monthly basis. • Analyzed the financial statements on a weekly basis to monitor cash flow. • Prepared monthly and quarterly financial statements. • Performed numerical analysis on customer and vendor aging reports. • Reduced accounts receivable from 90+ days to a maximum of 35 days. • Negotiated interest rates and terms with banks and vendors in order to increase cash flows. • Reconciled monthly bank statements and performed daily account payable, account receivable, and invoicing. • Assisted in the implementation of a health benefits program.
Oct 2005 - Apr 2007

Operations Manager

Herr Valuations Advisors, Inc.
• Supervised daily business operations including accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, and on-going projects for a $1.2 million appraisal firm. • Prepared monthly and quarterly financial reports. • Forecasted monthly and quarterly revenues and cash flows to determine year over yearly growth. • Managed accounting functions including payroll, account receivables, account payable, bank reconciliations, purchasing, invoicing, and inventory control. • Reduced accounts receivable from 90 days to a maximum of 45 day. • Negotiated new contracts with vendors and service providers to increase profitability. • Reduced cost by $40,000 a year by negotiating the company benefits and retirement programs. • Designed and developed a marketing package and leads for the business. • Researched and recommended new electronic informational data sources for appraisers. • Developed human resources procedures and manuals, quarterly and yearly performance evaluations system, and recruiting tools for the business.