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ROBERT CRISS

84 Lake Daisy Blvd * Winter Haven, Florida 33884 * 863.877.5418 * rc54630e@westp


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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO) / CONTROLLER


Diligent finance executive offering 10+ years of experience in private company f
inancial management and accounting. History of success as a CFO and Controller f
or double digit growth companies with multiple business units and complex financ
ials. Lead financial planning and analysis and financial reporting with an empha
sis on GAAP principles. Known for instilling best practices that enhance liquidi
ty and working capital, collections, cost management, and internal communication
s. Emphasis on driving visibility and efficiency through modern finance and acco
unting IT systems.

Financial Management / Finance Strategy * Financial Planning & Analysis * Corpor


ate Controls
Budget Control * Debt Financing * Banking Relations * Working Capital / Cash Man
agement
GAAP Accounting * Financial Statements * Tax Strategy * Compliance * Team Manage
ment

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SAM PATTERSON TRUCK BROKERS, INC. * 2008-2010
Controller / CFO
Orchestrated finance strategy and corporate controls for 2 operating units and a
real estate partnership. Directed the financial planning process, setting short
and long range financial targets and developing multi-year operating and capita
l budgets. Led financial reporting, including preparation of financial statement
s and all supporting schedules on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Manage
d general ledger accounting, cash and liquidity, working capital, fixed asset ac
counting, and banking reconciliations. Oversaw a multistate team of over 100 sta
ff.
Specific Achievements:
* Initiated cost controls and productivity initiatives that eliminated $500,000
of annual expenses.
* Overhauled financial reporting practices using a GAAP-based approach.
* Improved financial visibility by streamlining the reporting timetable.
* Reformed collections policies, bringing the current receivables ratio from 68%
to 90%.
* Installed an IT network that created efficiencies between branch offices and c
orporate.
QUALITY PETROLEUM CORPORATION, INC. * 2006-2008
CFO
Spearheaded finance strategy development and implementation across 3 businesses
and 2 real estate partnerships. Controlled budgeting and forecasting, monthly /
quarterly / annual financial reporting, and accounting. Guided decisions regardi
ng working capital, cash management and liquidity, fixed asset purchases, and fi
nancing. Organized the accounting function, including general ledger, accounts r
eceivable / payable, and account reconciliation. Handled negotiations, banking r
elations, and financing for various real estate investments. Directed 50+ employ
ees in 2 states.
Specific Achievements:
* Introduced a modern finance and accounting IT system along with extensive user
training.
* Instilled GAAP best practices to the accounting and financial reporting functi
ons.

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JOHN J. JERUE TRUCK BROKER, INC. * 2001-2006


Controller
Headed financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, and corporate contr
ols. Supervised production of financial and other types of management reports, f
inancial statements, federal and state tax returns, and other statistical update
s. Managed general ledger accounting, working capital cash and liquidity, and fi
xed asset spending. Led a team of 49.
Specific Achievements:
* Conceptualized a finance strategy that supported 21% annual top line growth.
* Boosted staff productivity 25% with an up to date IT platform.
* Introduced controls that cut 11% out of the cost structure.
* Adjusted financial reporting following a period of organizational restructurin
g.
MERITA BREAD CORPORATION * 1992-2001
Route Salesman
Developed and managed food service accounts within an assigned territory. Perfor
med all financial management and accounting functions for the territory.
Specific Achievements:
* Grew weekly sales production from $4,500 to $10,000 in six months.
* Achieved a #5 rank out of 180 territories.
Additional Professional Background:
Advisor, CRISS TAX SERVICE (1998-Present)
Delivered tax preparation and financial advice to 4 S-corporations and 35 indivi
duals.
* Recommended a Just in Time (JIT) inventory strategy that helped a business cli
ent reduce excess inventories and related carrying costs.
* Helped a client implement new growth initiatives and cost controls, and achiev
e profitability.
Store Manager, KASH N' KARRY FOOD STORES
Executed all finance and accounting decisions for a $280,000 grocery operation,
covering general ledger accounting, payroll, budgeting and forecasting, and fina
ncial reporting.
* Launched marketing and customer efforts that boosted weekly sales from $120,00
0 to $280,000.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida