Interest

Mountain biking, international travel, home remodeling, wine tasting

Summary

  TREASURY / FINANCE  MANAGEMENT

Project Management • Cash Flow & Forecasting • Cost Containment • Financial Risk Analysis

Financial Analysis • Internal Control • Change Management • Investment & Debt Management

Having saved $2.5M in a newly created position for a $60M organization, I have directed and managed all aspects of strategic and tactical treasury operations, including the cash management, daily liquidity and forecasting, investments and debt, banking relations, payment processing, merchant card administration, oversight of corporate finance, and departmental leadership for 15+ years. My experience contains strategic roles in senior management, a compelling practice in treasury management and a great aptitude for leadership and relationship management. My initiatives for cost containment, process improvement, technology enhancement, and even revenue development have been widely successful at maximizing profitability, with an ROI that consistently exceeded 10:1. My focus on the bottom line and applying financial perspectives for business decisions has been the cornerstone of my success. Always seeking innovative solutions to challenging problems, I have never sought to maintain the “status quo.”

  • Cutting-Edge Treasury & Technology Applications with Results
  • Innovative, High-Impact Process Improvement
  • Strong Banking & Service Provider Relationships
  • Versatility in Experience and Talents

Key Skills: Strong autonomy, leadership skills and proven record of success - Identifies and mitigates problems by working collaboratively with all departments - Thrives in a versatile, competitive environment - Attention to detail.

Selected Accomplishments

Technology ApplicationsMaintained a reputation as a treasury product and technology champion throughout career. Upgraded lock-box operations through an electronic solution, reducing manpower by over 70% and fees by 50% and saving over $100K annually. As an agent for change, persuaded 100% employee participation of electronic payroll, reducing 95% of reconciliation costs while improving cash and fraud controls. Additionally implemented staff purchasing cards and initiated EFT for tax payments for 51 locations automating 98% of processing and reduced overall Accounts Payable processing by 25%.

Process Improvement While outside of ‘normal scope,’ revised inefficient check processing; this improved funds availability, generated $100K additional annual revenue, reduced bank transaction fees 50%, and allowed for 50% staff redeployment. Re-engineered cash and treasury management process, saving $100K per year through renegotiated revolving credit facilities and cut daily maintenance operations by 40%. Benchmarked short-term investment strategies for additional organization, providing $120K higher annual return for otherwise idle funds.

RelationshipsSeeks out key relationships to provide executive management with insights, best practices and fresh thinking. Created new banking relationship, cutting 100K fees by half and allowed for same day fund collection. Initiated RFP process for Investment Managers, resulting in decreased annual fees by 25% and saving $75K annually. Sought out new merchant card vendors for E-Commerce exponential growth needs (8 fold in 4 years), enabling greater customer sales and lowering merchant card processing fees by 20%.

Versatility Deep familiarity with financial risk management and insurance, accounting and tax rules/reporting and policies and procedures related to Treasury including investment policies, 401k and Pension Plan administration, budgeting, and financial reporting. Improved the financial forecasting and budgeting of $90M investment analysis for business decision with the optimal capital structure, funding &financing alternatives, covenant requirements, working capital and cash flow by integrating the financial model with operations which reduced revision time by 70%.

Work History

Work History

Sr. Treaury Analyst / Accountant

Aquila Energy

Administered cash management and forecasting, bank relationships, short and long term credit borrowings, short-term investments, financial analysis, investment performance reporting, filing of income, property, sales and use taxes. Coordinated the long-range financial planning and modeling, annual budget and rating agency submissions. Oversaw accounts payable of $100M, payroll of $12M, and financial, income and sales tax audits.

2011 - 2013

Director of Finance & Operations

SAVE Inc.

Managed the accounting, finance, grants, treasury, audits, financial reporting, budgeting and internal control functions as well as property and facililites operations. Directed Fiscal management programs by the implementation of new processes and procedures in financial operations, accounting, budgeting, grants, and reporting for the HUD/GAAP requirements. 

2008 - 2010

Director of Finance

Housing Authority Of Kansas City MO

I was recruited to plan, orchestrate, and manage all aspects of accounting, finance, grants, treasury, audits, financial reporting, budgeting, inventory and internal control. Directed Fiscal management programs by the implementation of new processes and procedures in financial operations, accounting, budgeting, grants, and reporting for the HUD/GAAP requirements. 

2001 - 2008

Treasury Manager

Unity

Responsible for cash management, including short and long term investments. Directed relationships with banks, investment managers and endowment advisers. Managed property, liability and employment insurance programs including risk management, pension and property tax administration. Worked with the Development Team, reported to the CFO and produced $2.5M of savings during my tenure.

Education

Education

BSBA

Missouri Western State University

MBA

Rockhurst University

Skills

Skills

Treasury, Accounting, Finance

Key Skills: Strong autonomy, leadership skills and proven record of success - Identifies and mitigates problems by working collaboratively with all departments - Thrives in a versatile, competitive environment - Attention to detail.    

Certifications

Certifications

CMA - Certified Management Accountant.

Insitute of Management Accountants

CTP - Certified Treasury Professional

Association of Finance Professionals

References

References

Gary Reed

Louis Willaims

Bruce Schall

Gary Myers