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Timothy D.

Newman CPA
tdnewman@gmail.com Wheeling, WV 26003 (304) 905-9574

SUMMARY
Experienced Corporate Controller and Financial Analyst with proven record of active participation in business operations. Experienced in developing relationships and negotiating with lenders and private equity partners. Experienced in production of complete, timely and accurate financial statements, and in effective interaction with senior management and investors. Proven ability to run cost efficient accounting operations and provide useful information to assist management in decision making process.

EXPERIENCE
Sokolin LLC, Yaphank, NY, Wheeling, WV January 2003 - Present Corporate Controller Joined fine wine retailer shortly after its move to new location and introduction of Great Plains accounting system. Supervised all accounting for US and Swiss subsidiary during a period in which sales grew from $18 million to $100 million annually. Report directly to CEO. Supervised staff of up to five including one in Switzerland. Worked with outside lenders and third party investment bankers (Blackstone) to renegotiate loan terms and covenants. Completely rebuilt accounting staff and introduced fundamental accounting procedures and controls. Responsible for preparation of individual unit and consolidated financial statements for internal management, private equity partners and lenders.. Responsible for cash management, planning and forecasting. Prepared interim forecasts and annual budgets. Performed and instituted financial analysis for operating units and consolidated entity Managed annual year end audits. Participated as financial representative in new system implementation (Navision) for Swiss subsidiary. Racing Services, Inc., Fargo, ND November 2000 - June 2002 Financial Analyst and Simulcast Coordinator Recruited to assist President and assume senior management in role of technical service provider for offtrack betting sites in the United States and Mexico with $40 million in annual revenue. Performed regular financial analysis of OTB sites helping assure maximum profitability. Negotiated and coordinated contracts with eighty-three racetracks (content providers). Ensured regulatory compliance with state and local authorities and racing commissions. Participated in steering committee of North Dakota Horse Park, which successfully won award to build a new racetrack in Fargo, North Dakota. The Levy Restaurants, Chicago, IL June 1998 - November 2000 Regional Controller - Chicago Restaurant Group Recruited back to Levy Restaurants to become Regional Controller of companys flagship restaurants in Chicago, which had a combined $31 million in annual sales. Promoted to financial supervisor of all Chicago restaurants, including Sears Tower. Acted as a member of senior management team, which met weekly to review results and identify cost saving opportunities. Prepared periodic financial statements for senior management and outside partners for Chicago area restaurants and real estate partnership. Coordinated final preparation and review for annual budgets. Prepared financial analysis of existing and potential business ventures. Supervised smooth financial transition in restaurant opening and closings. William M. Mercer, Deerfield, IL October 1997 - June 1998 Senior Financial Analyst Recruited by former Johnson & Higgins management to join Deerfield office to assist in joint venture and sales agreement with ADP and to manage accounting for various William M. Mercer operating divisions. Successfully implemented procedures for coordination and allocation of revenue, expenses and fixed assets of US Operations in joint venture with ADP, enabling smooth transition to new ADP accounting team by providing accurate and timely information. Prepared periodic financial statements for corporate headquarters. Supervised and trained new staff accountants.

The Levy Restaurants, Chicago, IL May 1996 - October 1997 Regional Controller - Sears Tower Assumed control of all accounting functions of six restaurants in the Sears Tower, which were managed by Levy Restaurants. Combined sales were $6 million annually. Acted as liaison for all financial matters between Levy management team and Sears Tower ownership. Prepared periodic financial statements for Sears Tower ownership and internal senior management. Reengineered accounting department, producing savings of 25% in costs. Coordinated final preparation and review of annual budgets for approval by building ownership and Levy corporate office. Selected to be member of new accounting system design team. Johnson & Higgins Finance Unit Leader, Chicago, IL March 1990 - May 1996 Senior Internal Auditor, New York, NY Consistently given the most challenging assignments in auditing and in regional finance center. Regularly requested by external auditors (Arthur Andersen) to act as company representative in annual audit and special projects. Had one to seven persons directly reporting in multiple locations. Prepared financial statements for Midwest region of insurance brokerage for review by branch and department managers. Promoted multiple times from internal auditor to Midwest Finance Unit Leader. Conducted and supervised audits of insurance brokerage branches, consulting subsidiaries and captive insurance managers throughout North America. Successfully managed multiple special projects in addition to internal audits, including review of purchasing program and financial review of contractual agreements. Created and implemented operational and financial audit programs.

EDUCATION Pace University, New York, NY MBA, Accounting Georgetown University, Washington, DC BA, American History

PROFESSIONAL CPA, State of New York CGMA