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1124 Native Garden Cove ¹ Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx  ¹ Hxxx-xxx-xxxx  ¹ Cxxx-xxx-xxxx ¹


Chief Financial Officer

Operational Finance/ Strategic Planning/ Systems Development / Compliance / Leadership


Innovative thinker and visionary leader with broad based experience in managing high level finance initiatives in the manufacturing industry.  Expertise in strategic planning, fiscal analysis, financial controls, cost containment and budget management.  Seeking a Senior Level CFO position with a progressive organization that values superior negotiation, relationship building and program development expertise. 


Professional Profile


w  Create all monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, regulatory reporting, asset-liability management, budgeting, and purchasing and variance analysis.

w  Coordinate and evaluate financial statements and supporting information systems including budgeting, financial reporting, tax planning, and cash flow management.

w  Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal budgetary reporting requirements.

w  Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards, develop and implement finance, accounting, billing and auditing procedures.

w  Interact with senior level managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports and recommendations.

w  Ensure records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

w  Direct the implementation of strategic business and/or operational plans, projects, programs, and systems.

w  Analyze cash flow, cost controls, and expenses to guide management; analyze financial statements to pinpoint potential liabilities.

w  Establish short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures. 


Professional History


Xxxxxx Hydraulics, Inc., Temple, XXXXXX (2006 to 2009) - Vice President, Finance and CFO

w  Integral team member of the leadership team for a $150MM industrial manufacturing supplier; led the development of strategic business solutions, oversaw financial analysis to support operational goals and provided budget management and fiscal direction for business operations.

w  Developed financial models to suit the organizations needs; analyzed cost controls, cash flow, expenses and financial statements, and developed accounting policies and internal controls to ensure compliance.

w  Interacted with Senior Leadership to develop strategic planning goals and structured key performance indicators to measure performance.

w  Oversaw IT functions as well as financial controls, led the implementation of a new ERP system to manage business information.

w  Acted as Administrative officer for legal, insurance and acquisition issues.


Honeywell International, Friction Materials, Troy, Mi (2004 to 2005) - Global Controller

w  Managed day to day accounting and financial control initiatives for an $850MM global automotive parts supplier; oversaw fiscal accountability for 13 facilities located in the US, China, Brazil, Australia and Europe.

w  Developed and implemented accounting policies, processes and procedures for all locations; trained and mentored 13 plant Accounting Managers, and maintained complete accountability for general ledger, balance sheet and financial reporting functions.

w  Spearheaded efforts for global implementation of ERP Systems (SAP) and ensured compliance with Sarbanes Oxley requirements.


Alcoa Fujikura, Ltd. (AFL), Spartanburg, SC (2002 to 2004) - Manufacturing Controller

w  Managed accounting and customs compliance activities for a $360MM telecommunications manufacturer; created reports detailing business results and operations performance for the manufacturing division.

w  Ensured compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and performed standard financial reporting for the manufacturing division.



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TRW INC., Cleveland, OH (1997 to 2002)

Plant Controller (2000 to 2002)

w  Gained promotion to Plant Controller and oversaw financial accounting, system controls, capital acquisition  and strategic planning for a $400MM Aerospace and Information Systems company (Acquired in 2002 by Northrop-Grumman).

w  Developed annual operating budges and long range forecasts, tracked performance metrics, analyzed statistical data and reported findings to Senior Management team.

w  Managed day to day activities for 4 Finance Staff professionals; provided leadership, coaching and employee development.

w  Maintained integrity of financial statements, internal controls and financial systems including Hyperion, Alphablox and SAP.


TRW Automotive Espana/ TRW Finance Management Program, St. Margarida, Spain  

International Cost Associate

w  Integral team member in establishing automated standard cost accounting, electronic communication and time study systems; participated in production, strategy and planning for international manufacturing unit.


TRW Corporate Treasury, Cleveland, OH - Treasury Associate                                                                                                                           

w  Generated foreign exchange rate schedules for TRW units and assigned to manage special treasury based project including; asset securitization, sales-leaseback, currency-hedging policies and debt reporting for the annual report.


TRW Space & Technology, Redondo Beach, CA - Acquisition Cost Associate

w  Created valuation models to analyze acquisitions, equity investments and strategic alliances in several publicly and privately held technology companies and ventures.

w  Developed cash flow metrics to help business unit managers measure the impact of business decision on cash flow goals.


TRW Automotive Steering, Washington, MI - Manufacturing Associate                                                           

w  Assisted in preparing the 1999 annual operating plan for Steering Wheel Systems; interacted with the Group Controller to define strategies to ensure financial controls during the relocation of a $200MM manufacturing operation from the US to Mexico.


TRW ELECTRONICS, Redondo Beach, CA - Graduate Finance Intern                                                                                                   

w  Created activity based costing study to define technology used in new commercial ventures; led team of engineers, business managers and technologist to determine key elements of the project.


Additional Related Positions


Morgan Stanley, Riverwoods, IL  (1994 To 1996) - Discover Financial Services, Senior Analyst


Xxxxxx Comptroller Department, Des Plaines, Il (1990 To 1994) - Senior Tax Auditor, Chicago Audit Office


U.S. Department Of HUD, Chicago, Il  (1987 To 1989) - Internal Auditor, Chicago Field Office




Indiana University, Kelley Graduate School of Business, Bloomington, IN  - MBA, Finance Concentration (1998)

Roosevelt University, Walter E. Heller School of Business, Chicago, IL - BS in Accounting (1987)






Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Designation C Illinois

Illinois CPA Society, Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA), Member

Six Sigma, Green Belt

Military Experience - Illinois Army National Guard, Chicago, IL - 108th Support Battalion, Finance Specialist


1124 Native Garden Cove ¹ Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx  ¹ Hxxx-xxx-xxxx  ¹ Cxxx-xxx-xxxx ¹








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Dear Mr./Ms. ____:


During my comprehensive career as a Senior Financial Professional, I have gained considerable high level financial management, internal control and compliance experience.  I am considered to be a leader in managing financial accounting and strategic planning for organizations in the manufacturing industry.  Please accept this letter and the attached resume as application for the position of <position here>.  I am anxious to learn more about <organization here> and look forward to your response.


After reading the description of the position you have available, I am certain that I am the qualified applicant you are seeking.  I see that you are looking for a professional with the ability to <choose something from the ad here>.  I have experience in <draw a correlation here>  I have a solid record of surpassing expectations, and my ability to lead companies to success in challenging economical times has been a key factor in my success.


I am well versed in managing financial responsibilities during times of considerable growth and throughout merger and acquisition processes.  I am highly familiar with Sarbanes-Oxley reporting and have ensured compliance at all levels.


The accompanying resume can give you an overview of my potential for making a worthwhile contribution to <firm or company name>.  As a proven leader I believe it would be beneficial for us to meet.  Please contact me at your first convenience to arrange a suitable time to meet.  If I do not hear from you, I will call you within 1 week to schedule an appointment.


I am looking forward to meeting with you to discuss this position and the role I'd play at your firm.



Thank you for your time and consideration.






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