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Highly seasoned executive in Minnepolis for a full-time or interim assignment as CFO, VP Audit or Finance- an expert in Sarbanes Oxley, XBRL and IFRS initiatives with an Executive MBA in Finance and over 20 years of experience including 5 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Candidate Richard Hettler ["candidate Hettler”] founded management services provider Security Financial Group, Inc [SFG] upon candidate Hettler’s departure from public accounting and said practice, since its inception, has predominantly focused on finance, accounting, and corporate trouble shooting initiatives. With the advent of Sarbanes Oxley in 2002, SFG added SOX to its service mix, and since 2002, successfully completed 1,700 such SOX audits outsourced to SFG by Big 4 members. By 2006, candidate Hettler had become recognized as a world-wide expert in corporate compliance and SOX initiatives. Candidate Hettler recruited and trained over 100 staff specialists in SOX audit procedures and such audits were heavily concentrated on internal control and SOX Section 404 compliance, all involving extensive SEC reporting. SFG’s predominant mix of consulting engagements has focused on merger/acquisitions, LBOs, IPOs, business valuation, and a host of interim executive assignments; that is, controllerships, VP/Director assignments in finance, accounting, audit, etc, CFO, and CEO for both publicly and privately held corporations. This writing conveys so much more than a traditional résumé would by describing not only the credentials and accomplishments of candidate Hettler but more importantly how such accomplishments would inure to the benefit of a prospective employer. Resume follows………………


Executive MBA

University of Denver

Work experience

Security Financial Group, Inc [SFG, Inc] – Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, MN1978 to 12/31/07

Chairman, CEO, Chief Strategist and Corporate Trouble Shooter

Consulting Services firm candidate Hettler founded after leaving public accounting

  • Founded and led this practice into a global provider of public accounting and business consulting services
  • Firm accepts outsourced consulting work from Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and top tiered CPA firms including, but not limited to, RSM McGladrey, Grant Thornton and Virchow Krause.
  • Recruited, trained, and deployed over 100 professional staff members world-wide
  • Developedmultiple markets in corporate trouble shooting and Sarbanes Oxley initiatives
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of tactical marketing programs
  • Successfully completed over 1,700 Sarbanes Oxley engagements worldwide
    • With heavy emphasis on Section 404 internal control
    • Upon completing such internal control audits, worked with external auditors in doing all of the necessary SEC reporting and form submissions
    • Each engagement began with assessing SOX readiness, project requirements and deploying the appropriate SFG, Inc. team members, coordinating client’s internal auditors, setting the milestones required to meet fiscal year end completions, and executing the audit according to such prescribed milestones.
  • Accepted Interim Controller and CFO assignments at both US domestic and foreign subsidiary locations
  • Worked in concert with C-level executives achieving common objectives; that is, to improve manufacturing and distribution efficiencies in terms of cost control and cost management, to support a fully integrated supply chain, to increase data accuracy, and to reduce paperwork and overall ongoing dependence on manually maintained systems, all accomplished by working in close harmony with client IT staff using multiple enterprise resource management (ERP) platforms, including SAP.

Price Waterhouse Coopers [PWC] – Denver, COformerly Coopers & Lybrand1973-1978

Director, Management Consulting Services

  • Managed and directed, with P&L responsibility, a large staff of consultants nationwide
  • Transformed the firm’s US domestic practice into a global practice.
  • Reported to the Managing Partner in New York.