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Thomas G. S.
West Canal Drive
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Results driven CFO/Controller and Certified
Business Process Reengineer, I deliver concise, practical solutions
to complex business issues for continuous improvement and increased
profitability. Handson collaborator and mentor, I have expertise
in cash management, GL, AR, AP, fixed assets, budgeting, forecasting,
financial statement preparation, financial analysis, job cost, process
cost, ABC, application software implementation, and lean operations.
multimedia company $ thousand
float on $ million in annual receipts for office product’s company
$ million inventory discrepancy for merchandise manufacturer
cost by $ thousand for national diagnostics laboratory
international hearing aid company $ thousand
$ million construction project under budget by
$ million plant expansion launched early and
and sold assets for pharmaceutical manufacturing complex saving $
consulting firm’s profitability by %
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Chief Financial Officer
Compass Marketing, Inc., Gulf Shores,
Divested unprofitable product
line and lead due diligence to acquire and integrate new business unit.
K in staff costs through reorganization and elimination of redundancy.
Financial management, control
and reporting for the corporation and two strategic business units.
employee performance management system.
Improved cash flow; automated
the collection process and negotiated vendor payment terms.
Directed server farm and network
forecasting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, human resources,
payroll, information technology, facilities, tax and treasury.
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Vice President Finance
Faison Office Products, Aurora,
Improved competitive advantage.
Reengineered ordertocash process; lead implementation of enterprisewide
software application Syngistics ERP, reduced order cycle time and
Introduced comprehensive sales
commission program to drive new business, developed sales territory
profit/loss, implemented cash and credit controls and restructured debt
improving cash flow.
Implemented network for electronic
receipts and eliminated float on $
M in annual receipts.
Lead all finance and accounting
functions, human resources, customer service, information technology,
warehousing, distribution and purchasing.
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Independent Management Consultant
Robert Half Consulting,
$ M inventory discrepancy, implemented internal controls, revamped
annual budget process, and recruited VP Finance for a national merchandise
Consulted Chapter reorganization
and developed business viability plan.
K in cost reduction programs for national diagnostics laboratory.
Reengineered business processes
for an international hearing aid manufacturer dominating % of the
world market and provided leadership during solution implementation
saving $ K annually.
Thomas G. S.
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CFO and Director of Operations
RummlerBrache Group, Warren, NJ
Implemented financial standards
GAAP, cash management and efficient consultant scheduling.
Grew profitability by %.
Great Plains Dynamics and developed an inhouse electronic library
to provide field consultants with “Best Practice” online references.
Conducted field engagements
in business process reengineering and Activity Based Costing.
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Director Materials Management, Liberty Corner, NJ
British Oxygen Corporation, formerly
Relocated pharmaceutical warehouse
operations from Montreal to Toronto reduce cost.
Leveraged Federal Express
hub system; consolidated U.S. warehouse operations and optimized delivery.
Directed production planning
and inventory control for North American manufacturing.
Directed financial operations
for a $ M plant expansion doubling capacity;
managed ongoing general accounting, cost accounting, and payroll activities
for pharmaceutical manufacturing subsidiary.
Installed process costs system
and developed process methodology that improved
material yield by % or $ thousand annually.
Manager Operations/Financial Administration,
Closed and sold fortyfive
year old manufacturing complex. Project Director for contractors,
quality control, production engineering, purchasing and administration.
Completed open production commitments on time. Managed
employee discharges while maintaining exceedingly high morale
and project effectiveness. Saved $
Launched sales office in Munich
Germany creating new geographical presence; recruited and trained Controller
and managed office startup.
Controller New Plant Construction,
Profit & Loss responsibility
for $ M construction project. Directed construction budgets,
contractor/subcontractor disbursements, timetable management, percent
completion, payroll, fixed assets, and recruited employees for startup.
Launched manufacturing and office infrastructure three months early
and under budget by $. M.
Corporate Financial Planning, Madison,
Consolidated location divisional
budgets and reforecasts; managed working capital, monthly financial
reporting, multicurrency conversion and variance analysis for $
Implemented Zero Based Budgeting
Set up temporary computerized,
closed circuit TV command center in Rockville, MD to support successful
Food and Drug Administration New Drug Application NDA. Quickest approval
Manager Corporate Financial
Accounting, Madison, WI
Directed startup of new corporate
accounting function for a pharmaceutical/medical equipment divestiture.
Recruited and trained staff for accounts payable, accounts receivable,
fixed assets, general and cost accounting, credit/cash management and
prepared the new division accounting policies and procedures.
Manager Accounting, Fort
Decentralized accounting at
a medical device manufacturing plants. Implemented roles and reduced
scrap by % saving $ thousand annually
in labor and materials.
Cost Accounting Supervisor,
Medical diagnostic equipment
cost accounting, budgeting and consolidated reporting for five manufacturing
plants in the US and Canada.
Plant Accountant, Madison,
For the largest of five medical
equipment manufacturing plants employing more than six hundred technical,
manufacturing and professional staff.
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Engineer, Motorola, Inc., Franklin Park,
Compiled monthly financial
results; conducted linebalance and time/motion studies.
Thomas G. S.
Bachelor Business Administration, Parsons
College, Fairfield, IA
Concentration in accounting
Business Advisory Board, Denver, CO,
Treasurer, Larimer Place Condominium
Assoc., Denver, CO,
Founder and previous Board Member Boy’s
Club of America Chapter
Certified Industrial Engineer
Certified Business Process Reengineer
Certified trainer and team facilitator