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Resume for Lester A. for Accountant / Bookkeeper / Restaurant & Food Services in Claymont, Delaware




Occupation: Accountant / Bookkeeper Industry: Restaurant & Food Services
Country: United States City: Claymont
State: Delaware ZIP: 19703



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Lester F. Alkins, Jr., MS, MBA   Woodgreen Ct.

      Claymont, Delaware

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      šalkinsjr@comcast.net

      

       
 

Diverse  Industries 

CFO/CONTROLLER 

Strategic Planning • Systems Implementation • Resource Allocations

Financial Analysis • Acquisitions Integration • Cost Improvements 

Energetic, forwardthinking, outcomeoriented contributor with technical prowess, proven leadership, highly developed communication skills, and years of management success. Determined and resourceful. Persistent and persuasive. Provide actionable visibility of performance vs. plan. Identify opportunities and consistently achieve objectives. Offer multifaceted perspective with understanding of today’s conditions to integrate leadingedge strategies and drive revenue growth.  
 

PROFILE • VALUE OFFERED 

  • Management Skills: Strong conceptual, organizing, and analytical abilities. Innovative strategist, proactive decision maker, artful problem solver, insightful change agent.
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  • Leadership Style: Gain consensus; build and train sophisticated, flexible, crossfunctional teams; challenge individuals and organizations to continually produce at the competitiveedge.
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    CAREER TRACK

    CFO  / –July ,

       R FOOD SERVICES, LLC Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

       Provide effective financial planning leadership managing multiple functions for a privately held company owning and operating Taco Bell franchise restaurants located in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee generating $,,+ in annual sales revenue. Responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, management and supervision of office staff, strategic analysis and planning, annual budget development; reporting directly to franchise ownership. 

  • Supervise a team of A/P Manager/Office Manager, Payroll Manager, Senior Accountant, and general clerks. Payroll prepared through ADP for + employees.  Prepare Financial Statements using Microsoft Great Plains and FRx reporting. Execute monthend and yearend closing for all restaurants and five LLC’s.
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  • Negotiate general liability, workers’ compensation and other insurances; Manage Employee Benefits; Maintain eight bank accounts, including required daily cash and wire transfers.  Oversee all Franchise Accounting activities including filing and paying Royalty and Advertising fees and maintain weekly cash flow analysis and forecasting.
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  • Prepare sales and use tax returns, maintain the Taco Bell polling system to integrate sales data. Utilize the McLane H.O.T. system to integrate purchases. Utilize the ADP General Ledger Interface to integrate payroll.  Account reconciliations.
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    FINANCE DIRECTOR / – /

       MIKE’S FAMOUS HARLEYDAVIDSON                    New Castle, Delaware 

       Serve as Finance Director for the Largest Selling New HarleyDavidson Dealership in the U.S.A.  Responsible for all accounting functions for Mike’s Famous HarleyDavidson – New Castle, DE, Smyrna, DE, and Groton, CT, Planet Honda in Chadds Ford, PA, and Mike’s Famous ChryslerDodge in Egg Harbor Twp., NJ, generating over $ million in annual sales. 

  • Direct Division Controllers with a staff of Accountants and Clerks. Utilize Lightspeed Dealer Management System to produce monthly financial statements, and QuickBooks to maintain Accounting records for six LLC’s including two restaurants and four Real Estate holding companies.
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  • Review, analyze and recommend profitenhancing strategies for earnings results. Coordinate annual business plan development and multimillion dollar budgeting for each separate business unit as well as the consolidated corporation. Inventory control; Budget v. Actual Analysis.
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  • Spearheading the implementation of new accounting software package and Dealer Management System. Filing of necessary federal, state and local taxes; Maintain banking and vendor relationships; Recruit, train, mentor and develop new accounting team.
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  • Preparation and review of companywide financial analyses for biweekly team meetings; Organize data and coordinate audits with outside CPA firm; Work closely with all team members to ensure accurate and timely reporting of all financial statements.  Report directly to CEO/COO.
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    Controller 

       The Rawson Group Princeton, New Jersey 

       Provide effective financial planning leadership managing multiple functions for companies owning and operating Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers franchise restaurants throughout Central New Jersey and Staten Island, New York generating $,,+ in annual sales revenue. Responsibilities include accounting management and supervision, strategic analysis and planning, annual budget development, and assisting with special projects as required by upper management.  

  • Supervise a team of A/P, Payroll, and general clerks. Payroll prepared inhouse for + employees.  Prepare Financial Statements using Great Plains and FRx reporting. Execute monthend and yearend closing for all restaurants, averaging $ million per restaurant.
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  • Played a key role during reorganization efforts. Negotiate general liability, workers’ compensation and other insurances; Manage Employee Benefits; Maintain bank accounts, including required daily cash transfers.  Perform due diligence for acquisitions. Oversee all Franchise Accounting activities.
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  • Liaise with upper management and principals, attorneys and CPA firm formulating estate and investment planning goals and strategies, manage the preparation of sales and use taxes, and assist closely in preparing and managing annual audit with outside audit firm.
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    Corporate Controller 

            Jetronic Industries, Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

       Combined exceptional market cognizance with proactive, practiced business sense to optimize competitive positioning and organizational efficiencies for $,, manufacturer of electronic components, with divisions in Illinois and California. Established guidelines, plans, and priorities. Identified required resources, effective channels, and proven processes to improve procedures, reduce costs, and increase productivity. Monitored progress; evaluated outcomes.  

  • Orchestrated consolidation of manufacturing subsidiaries; supervised division controllers.
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  • Managed General Ledger preparation and maintenance, monthly closing entries, and P&L.
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    Controller / Assistant Controller /

    Accounting Supervisor / Director of Real Estate 

    J&J RESTAURANT Group, Inc.                                                                                                       Lancaster, Pennsylvania

    J&J SNACK FOODS Corp Pennsauken, New Jersey 

       As Controller, spearheaded planning, organization, and coordination of financial and accounting functions for all revenue and cost centers of subsidiary, owning snack food establishments in states. Coordinate monthend and yearend closing and preparation of Financial Statements. Maintained debt management, fixed asset and depreciation schedule, and companywide tax schedules. As Assistant Controller, oversaw accounting functions of $+ million food manufacturing/distribution headquarters in New Jersey; Cost Accounting duties.  As Director of Real Estate, executed leasing functions, including site selection, negotiations, lease review and renewal, and maintained developer relations. 
     

  • Oversaw staff of in Payroll, A/R & A/P, Inventory Control, General Ledger and Maintenance; managed purchasing, monthly closings and review of company investments.  Payroll prepared through ADP.
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  • Created new accounting system to track profitability of each store; structured numerous financial and sales reports for Operations; won recognition via promotions.
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  • Worked with national developers including Crown America, General Growth, and Glimcher Properties; Jones Lang LaSalle, Kravco Company, Simon Properties, and Wilmorite.
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  • Prepared and filed property tax, sales and use tax, and state annual reports; launched and updated inventory control program in Lotus for parts control.
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    LEARNING CREDENTIALS  

    Master of Business Administration – Finance / Economics 

    West Chester University . GPA West Chester, Pennsylvania 

    Master of Science – Taxation 

    Widener University . GPA Chester, Pennsylvania 

    Bachelor of Science – Marketing / Retail Management  

    Drexel University  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

    Associate of Science – Accounting  

    Delaware County Community College Major GPA: . • GPA: .                       Media, Pennsylvania


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