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CHRISTOPHER W.

EDWARDS, CPA
Email: cwedwards@sbcglobal.net
Telephone: (281) 793-0440
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Senior level executive with extensive hands on experience in finance, accounting,
operations management, and tax reporting. Proven ability to implement and maintain
Internal Control over Financial Reporting compliance, directing the fiscal and accounting
functions of a corporate structure, including public reporting, corporate strategy,
financial policy, mergers and acquisitions. Areas of expertise include:

Financial & Strategic Planning


Crisis & Risk Management
Budget Development & Management
Accounting & Financial Operations
Domestic/International tax Compliance

Complex Business & Tax Issues


Business Expansion & Startups
Staff Development & Management
Internal controls and procedures
Manufacturing and Inventory
Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Chief Financial Officer

Texas ReExcavation Houston, TX

6/2015 11/2015

$30+ million private equity backed hydro excavation company with locations across
Texas. Integral member of the senior management team.
Created a positive and cohesive working atmosphere through collaboration,
motivation and accountability.
Reduced monthly close process from whenever to four business days with soft
close in two business days.
Implemented company-wide purchase order system that integrates with the
accounting system which contains and controls costs.
Implemented health care funding mechanism that saved over $200,000 per year.
Streamlined monthly reporting package to management and private equity firm
presenting clear, concise and accurate results.
o Reporting package includes historical and forecasted balance sheet and
statements of income and cash flow presented in monthly, quarterly, YTD
and TTM format.
o Key metrics include revenue, gross margin and net income per truck,
number of truck rolls per reporting period, covenant calculations based on
historical results and forecasted results.
Chief Financial Officer

Cardno PPI Houston, TX

3/2007 5/2015

An integral member of the senior management team responsible for daily operations of
the company infrastructure and serving as the foundation to support its core activities.
Plan, develop, organize, direct and implement fiscal function and performance of a
consolidated group of Petroleum Engineering, Operations Management, Construction,

Christopher W. Edwards

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Quality Assurance, and Manufacturing companies supporting international oil and gas
operations, with annual revenues exceeding $175 million.
Extensive involvement in $145 million sale of four operating entities;
Designed and implemented a tax free corporate restructure for legal and tax
efficiency;
Planned and Executed an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP);
Restructured corporate finance organization increasing productivity, profitability,
and accuracy.
Reduced monthly closing of financial results from 15 days to 5 business days.
Placed $30 million in debt financing in form of lines of credit, construction and
equipment financing.
Enhanced cash position by optimizing the handling of bank and deposit
relationships and initiated appropriate strategies
Established operating offices in Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Libya, Angola and
Malaysia.
Secured $600,000 in Research and Development Tax Credits for 2010, 2011,
2012 and 2013.
Insure strict regulatory tax compliance and adherence to the Sarbanes-Oxley and
FCPA.
Formulate operating budgets and educate department managers on financial
issues;
Develop corporate programs, strategies and regulatory action affecting the
organization;
Implemented policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational
realms, including business analysis, talent development, HR, and IT;
Manage cash flow (including accounts receivable/payable) and forecasting; direct
all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting;
Work with the CEO and Vice Presidents on all operational and strategic issues as
they arise;
Oversee administrative, legal, HR and IT departments; resolve routine operational
issues;
Promote a culture of high performance and continuous commitment to quality
improvement.
Controller

AIRCOMP Houston, Texas

2004 2007

Planned and consolidated reporting for a division of Allis-Chalmers Energy Inc., an


Energy Exploration & Production supplier of air drilling equipment, with nine locations
and annual revenues of $50+ million.
Developed annual operational and capital budget, adopted as the standard for the
entire company;
Created Policies and Procedures Manual, setting operational standard for the
entire company;

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Conducted due diligence on two acquisitions, growing the division by 50%;


Implemented inventory management system for manufacturing of drilling
equipment;
Realized formal purchase order system for all nine company locations;
Analyzed balance sheet, P&L, cash flows, budget variances and prepared
financial statements;
Managed physical inventory ($6 million), reviewing for obsolescence, movement
and valuation.
Controller

COMPLETE RX Houston, Texas

2001 2003

Re-organized and streamlined the accounting department of a hospital pharmacy


management company with annual revenues in excess of $25 million, maximizing
productivity and profitability.
Implemented new accounting software
Developed and implemented policies and procedures and internal accounting
controls;
Directed preparation and delivery of consolidated financial statements and notes;
Analyzed balance sheet, P&L, cash flows and budget variances;
Assisted outside legal counsel with the restructuring of the organization;
Directed all federal and state tax compliance;
Managed Human Resources department and payroll processing; and
Placed $2MM in debt financing in form of line of credit.
Regional Controller

TYCO Fire and Security Houston, TX

1999 2001

Set up the corporate and regional finance center, negotiated lease terms and
procurement of office equipment. Assured accurate and timely recording of all
transactions by implementing disciplines of internal audits and controls across all
departments, including accounting, US GAAP, legal and tax.
Assistant Controller

CRI International Houston, Texas

1996 1999

Managed the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounts payable,


cash disbursements, invoicing/billing, customer credits and collections, payroll,
perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general & entity accounting, cost
accounting.
Tax Manager

Suburban Homes Houston, Texas

1992 1996

Managed all federal and state tax compliance functions.


Senior Tax Accountant

KPMG Peat Marwick Houston, Texas

1989 1992

Christopher W. Edwards

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Planned, directed and managed client portfolios and relationships by providing sound
tax advice and services ensuring compliance with client, legal, regulatory and business
requirements to ensure effective service delivery and competitive chargeability.
EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Accounting
Florida International University Miami, Florida
Texas Certified Public Accountant
License #056820

1989
1991