Highly Experienced Controller
A versatile controller with extensive experience working with public and private companies with sales of up to $211 million. Experience includes partnerships, S-corporations and public corporations. Prepared and/or supervised the preparation of income tax returns and tax provisions for financial statements filed with the SEC. Personally directed five accounting departments, including the establishment of a new department.
Expertise includes outstanding skills in managing accounting operations, financial reporting, banking relationships, communications, budget preparation, income tax preparation, and recruitment and training.
SouthWest Water Company, Los Angeles, California 2006-2011
Assistant Controller/Director of Tax
Prepared the income tax provision for the quarterly and annual financial statements filed with the SEC, and managed the preparation of federal and state income tax returns for a water and wastewater services provider with $211 million in revenues, 1,220 employees and operations in ten states.
Created a more accurate income tax provision template that calculated income tax expense, current income tax liability and deferred income tax liability for the financial statements.
Managed the re-statement of the tax provisions for company financials for 2005-2007, while preparing the tax provision for 2008.
Recovered $2.5 million in income tax refunds as a result of filing amended prior year income tax returns.
Prepared and filed 28 delinquent income tax returns without any penalties.
Amended the federal and Texas state income tax returns for 2008 and 2009 to reflect changes caused by the re-statement of the company’s 2005-2007 financial statements.
American Airports Corporation, Santa Monica, California 2005-2006
Managed accounting operations and risk management for an airport manager and a fixed-base operator, covering five airports, three fixed-base operators and one office building. Each operation was an individual business unit with separate financial and tax reporting requirements.
Revised the preparation of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. Significantly reduced the amount of time required to prepare monthly financial statements from two and one-half days down to one-half day.
Acquired computer hardware and updated accounting software, which permitted discovery of $100,000 of past due receivables and significantly improved collections going forward.
Implemented accounting systems at two fixed-base operators acquired in 2005 and 2006, located in New York and Louisiana.
Prepared federal and state income tax returns for 15 business units and consolidated income tax information for the primary shareholder.
Ernst & Young, Los Angeles, California 1997-2004
Senior Financial Analyst (1998-2004)
Provided P&L analyses, financial planning, management reports and utilization analyses. The territory included the company’s Pacific Southwest Area for Tax Operations, which consisted of two business units encompassing three major practices at eight locations.
Tax Manager/Tax Senior (1997-1998)
Developed annual budgets in coordination with the Area Operations Leader and Practice Leaders.
Prepared management reports that allowed for monitoring of performance, time and expenses.
Monitored actual results against the budget, and provided monthly variance analyses for the Area Operations Leader and Practice Leaders.
Reviewed revenue collections and prepared reports measuring revenue collections.
Managed real estate tax client relationships and the preparation of individual, partnership and corporate income tax returns with a staff of up to five accountants.
Provided financial and tax consulting services to various companies. Established and managed a small individual tax return practice. Worked with individuals, partnerships and corporations.
Cambridge Development Group, Encino, California 1990-1991
Managed accounting operations of a real estate developer with multiple projects, including multi-tier partnerships and a management corporation. Projects were single-family residential housing and apartment buildings. Recruited and trained personnel with varying levels of experience.
Improved troubled relationships with construction lenders during the development and construction of real estate projects.
Instituted project analysis, cash forecasting and annual budgets.
Prepared tax projections, and coordinated tax planning and preparation of partnership, corporate and individual income tax returns by independent accountants.
Reduced the cost of income tax returns prepared by independent accountants.
Director of Finance at a well-known commercial real estate developer. Division Controller for a major Los Angeles commercial builder of office buildings. Controller of a single-family residential and commercial developer with an accounting staff of ten. Senior Sales Tax Auditor for the California State Board of Equalization. Performed a variety of accounting services, including reviews, compilations and income tax returns, while qualifying for CPA certification.
California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Certified Public Accountant, State of California, #30650
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of CPAs