Chief Financial Officer Resume Sample One

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Donald Williams

Certified Public Accountant


I am a former partner with a big four accounting firm, chief financial officer, as well as, practicing on my own as an accountant and consultant. During this time I served as business advisor and auditor to public and private companies in a variety of industries including, advertising, biotechnology, construction, distribution, e-commerce, importing, government contractors, manufacturing, printing and publishing.

  • Reviewed and evaluated the financial reporting practices for a wide range of companies.
  • Evaluated business opportunities and made recommendations concerning mergers and acquisitions, financing alternatives, accounting and tax treatment of a variety of transactions.
  • Recommended changes in organizational design, methods, and procedures for a variety of companies.


May 2006 to April 2007
Chief Financial Officer
ABC Inc.
Any Town, NY

  • Currently leading efforts for recapitalization, successfully obtaining nearly $1 million in new capital to date.
  • Created a comprehensive six-year forecast and business plan in support of these efforts.
  • Created and managed daily cash reporting system to ensure timely communication of cash position to stakeholders.
  • Selected a new accounting software (QuickBooks) and currently directing the conversion and implementation.

November 2002 to April 2006
Chief Financial Officer
XYZ Corp.
Any Town, NY

  • Drove improvement in the bottom line as well as in cash flow and DSO’s.
  • Improved the bottom line by 15%. Enhanced operational efficiency by hiring better people and soliciting effective performance improvement recommendations.
  • Increased cash flow 35% through better receivable and payable management.
  • Improved collections process leading to a 20% reduction in DSO’s. Tied supplier payments to sales collections.
  • Facilitated the acquisition and divestiture of 2 companies.

October 2000 to October 2002
Chief Financial Officer
BCD Inc.
Any Town, NY

  • Reorganized accounting function; replaced and retooled subsidiary organization.
  • Developed business plan for presentation to both American Stock Exchange and external investors.
  • Funding activities – about $20 million raised through investors – $3 million in U. S. Navy contracts.
  • Restructured distributors and vendors agreements contributing +$1 million to annual profits.


  • Managed a team responsible for upgrading the accounting and financial reporting system for a manufacturing and importing company, enabling it to undertake, and complete, an initial public offering (IPO). Activities included restating prior year’s financial statements and coordinating overseas auditors.
  • Provided a variety of services in connection with more than a dozen initial and secondary public offerings including consultation, financial statement presentation, preparation of registration statements, and resolution of accounting issues for a variety of companies.
  • Along with respective council, assisted clients in discussions with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Counseled and advised a significant number of companies in connection with financial reporting, accounting and SEC issues relating to the acquisition or disposition of businesses.
  • Prepared financial statements and provided advice and assistance to start up company in medical technology field for a private placement.


B.S. (Accounting), New York College, New York City
Courses, seminars and conferences for continuing education requirements

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