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Charleston, West Virginia, 25302 | C: 304.444.0345 | E:

Results-driven and accomplished accounting professional whose accomplishments reflect business acumen and financial management expertise with a demonstrated commitment to organizational growth. Expert in analyzing operations and implementing effective systems, strategies and processes to improve organizational performance. Strategic, methodical and reliable; enjoy the challenge of resolving long-term issues. Recognized for the ability to lead the professional development of diverse individuals and support a team-oriented approach. Skilled in multiple areas of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite. Professional strengths include: Business Operation Management | Team Leadership & Development | Accounting Due Diligence | M&A Strategic Planning | Change Management | Budget Planning | Policy Development | Non-Profits Multi-State Payroll Tax Filings | Warehouse Operations | Organization & Communication

UNITED TALENT STAFFING SERVICES, Charleston, WV Vice President of Finance 2005 - 2011

Progressive record of achievements with increasing responsibility, culminating as VP of Finance, leading the strategic and operational effectiveness of the organization. Prepared multi-state payroll tax filings and responsible for the foreign corporation business entity filing.   Prepared corporate policies and operating procedures and developed and implemented the organization’s budget process. Implemented multiple software conversions as well as data conversions.

WEST VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND, Institute, West Virginia Administrator

2002 - 2005

Managed vending operations at all interstate rest areas in West Virginia, managed office staff and warehouse operations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, coordinated efforts of food establishments operated by the blind in federal and state buildings in WV.

EMPLOYERS SERVICE CORPORATION/ACORDIA/WELLS FARGO, Charleston, West Virginia Vice President of Finance and Administration

1994 - 2001

Brought on board to leverage broad competencies in team leadership, technology acumen and financial management. Prepared corporate policies and procedures and led a team of 13 IT staff members. Responsible for technology vision, LAN/WAN, data mining and contingency planning.    Developed and implemented the budget process for multi-state offices. Enhanced and interfaced the billing system with the G/L system. Managed tax audit, resulting in savings of $90K, including $14K to clients annually. Continued…



BOARD OF RISK AND INSURANCE MANAGEMENT, Charleston, West Virginia Finance Manager   Created user-friendly accounting system with chart of accounts, prepared first audited balance sheet and improved operational and financial reporting to the Board of Directors. Negotiated increase in legislative funding from $3M to $16M, communicated need to increase staff professionalism and to increase Director’s salary by $20K.

GOURMET COFFEES OF AMERICA, Charleston, West Virginia Controller    Hand-selected to prepare corporate policies and procedures. Established a system of internal controls, oversaw cash management of highly leveraged companies and served on the selection team for IBM AS/400 computer system and JD Edwards software. Responsible for hiring Division CFOs, controllers and key administrative staff.

MIDWEST CORPORATION, Charleston, West Virginia Controller/Director of Budgets/Financial Analyst    Automated budget process and converted fixed assets from a manual card system. Interfaced payroll and A/R reporting with G/L system on IBM AS/400. Grew Accounting efficiencies through periods of rapid growth, from $25Mto $100M in less than four years.

AMERICAN WATER WORKS, Charleston, West Virginia Assistant Controller, Budget Manager, Division Auditor   Managed General Accounting, Payroll, Fixed Assets and Tax, oversaw Internal Audit for all local offices within Southern Region for the Company and rewrote audit procedures including internal reviews and tests. Developed and composed a budget manual for regional office, established budget procedures and automated the budget process for the entire company.

WEST VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, Charleston, West Virginia External Auditor, (Audit Division)   Audited utility and railroad companies seeking reimbursement from the state of West Virginia. Uncovered discrepancies that exceeded $300K, developed procedures and training programs which created a savings of over $1M.

B.S. Business Administration, Major: Accounting, West Virginia University Continuing Education: West Virginia College of Graduate Studies, Federal Income Tax | Excel, Word, Negotiations Cash Flow, Technology, Record Retention and Supervision. (average more than 40 hours of CPE as a CPA) Licensed by the West Virginia Board of Accountancy | Member of AICPA | WV Society of CPAs