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Brilliant Management Resources represents mid-to-senior level accounting and finance professionals seeking interim, project and contract-to-hire positions. Brilliant Management Resources consultants can assist you with tax, audit preparation work, balance sheet assurance, SEC reporting, Revenue Recognition, ERP and other project needs. Below are just a few of our qualified consultants available for your review. Have any project or interim needs? Reply to this email or call Jon Klausa at 312.582.1918.

Finance Manager

This Finance Manager has proven success supporting the IT groups at several large companies. He’s been heavily involved in budget planning, tracking and expense analysis. He’s currently completing a project through Brilliant, where he’s received rave reviews on the quality of his work and professionalism. Recently, he created a supply chain savings initiative, and tracked and presented results to the leadership team. This professional has done everything including building from scratch operations and unit models, and rebuilding revenue models. He enjoys pressure testing models and refining them from accuracy and usability angles.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Oversight and execution of fixed-asset accounting:
  • Managed monthly reporting package for senior leadership’s review, which included monthly analysis and forecast preparation.
  • Constructed and maintained depreciation and operating lease models that were used for forecast, budget and a three-year strategic plan
  • Led the annual budget process and provided training to non-finance leadership on self-assessing their financial position through using budget cheat sheets
  • Coordinated, managed and consolidated three monthly reporting packages that went to the officers, leadership and board of directors
  • Managed the budget process and provided guidance to department leaders on cut/flex costs for their department – helping them create their budget story for the leadership teams
  • Volunteered to lead the creation of a new incentive program – created work plans, managed costs/timeline, rolled out the program through roadshows and conducted training for team
  • Managed fixed assets, streamlined depreciation models and worked on fixed asset audits for more than 100,000 kiosk components
  • Handled the intercompany billing and month-end close, and consolidated financial statements
  • Advanced Excel user: Pivot tables, v-lookups, deeply nested formulas, graphs and scenarios
  • Other Software/System Experience: Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase, Cognos, MS Great Plains, MS FRx and Tableau

This Controller is a consultant from Brilliant’s Core Professional program. His experience includes financial reporting, financial analysis, system implementations, process improvement and consolidations. He is a master user of Excel and a Six Sigma, and recently led the implementation of Epicor ERP system, Great Plains and SAP. He’s also used Hyperion Essbase with an Excel add-in to design custom reports and custom reporting for month-end uploads. In addition, this professional uses SQL tools to pull data from disparate systems to create meaningful reports.

As an interim Controller, this professional was responsible for all accounting and financial activities of consolidated and individual companies. He re-engineered financial and managerial reporting portfolios which allowed management to utilize timely, reproducible and reconciled quantitative information. He often reviewed processes and proposed modifications for FASB accounting standards changes for revenue recognition and lease accounting. He also led the improvement in funds availability with the company's AR factoring partner allowing significant cash flow benefit, which added borrowing flexibility. Overall, he was a key contributor to multiple financing lenders’ audits that resulted in five new financing arrangements.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Stabilized the finance function after full turnover of Accounting and Finance team
    • Enhanced the content and integrity of financial and managerial reporting processes for both local and global consolidation
    • Managed the dissection, reconfiguration and re-establishment of efficient multi-functional processes that enabled enhanced reporting for management decision-making
  • Managed an entire treasury function including cash management, debt covenant adherence and reporting
  • Was responsible for a two-tiered consolidation process which involved 140 legal entities
  • Spearheaded capital expenditure reporting and capital planning process
  • Fixed a broken GL system including the mapping and coding of GL accounts, and then upgraded the system to Great Plains 2010
Finance Manager / Controller

This Finance Manager/Controller is a member of Brilliant’s Core Professional program. He has an expertise in general accounting, consolidations, financial planning and analysis, as well as process improvements and reporting development. He has diverse industry experience including manufacturing, distribution, confections and consulting. He is skilled with systems including SAP (power user), Oracle, AS400, HFM and Excel (pivot tables and v-lookups). In each of his roles, he's been extremely hands-on in the execution of the daily responsibilities and clean-up efforts. He has experience leading the financial statement reporting process including month-end close, account reconciliations and journal entries, fixed assets, inventory, consolidation of multiple entities, monitoring accruals and prepaid balances, and preparing financial statements.  Expand bio »

Other Skills:

  • Performed analysis of financial results and monitored EBITDA results to investigate any irregularities
  • Served as primary contact for auditors – reviewed all footnote disclosures and support
  • Consistently identified opportunities to enhance or streamline policies and procedures by establishing standard process documentation, enforcing a strong control environment, and utilizing system to fullest potential
  • Reduced the month-end close process from 15 days to 5 days by establishing standard accounting reconciliation processes, implementing park/post policy for entering journal entries and working with SAP team to automate reports
  • Converted a company from cash basis to GAAP (accrual) accounting – set up all accruals and pre-paids, trained staff on GAAP policies and upgraded internal talent
  • Participated in SAP and Oracle ERP system implementations for large organizations
  • As the SME of company’s SAP system, he participated in the creation of enhanced reporting

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