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Controller

Name : Allen Hobbs, CMA
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Eastland, TX
Job Title Controller
Relocation Preferences : TX, LA, AR, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, WV, WA, OR, TN
Objective :
Resume :  
Allen W. Hobbs , CMA®

Certified Management Accountant v Business Manager



cell: 936.232.5061 ▪ e-mail: allen[AT]watchman.wswww.LinkedIn.com/in/AllenHobbs 

▪ PO Box 1296 ▪ Eastland, Texas 76448 ▪ alt. e-mail: Allen.W.Hobbs[AT]UNMalumni.com



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CAREER SUMMARY

Allen W. Hobbs, CMA:  Experienced accounting professional, administrator, and business manager – Helping companies get to the next level.









































Controller/CFO – 18 yearsManufacturing (WIP, Inventory)Oil & Gas – Upstream, Midstream
Enabled sale of two companiesConstruction (WIP, PoC, Compl Contract)Chemicals
Enabled another to go publicProcess improvementsSteel
Exposure to SEC reporting & SOXOperations – Light Mfg., supply chainDistribution: Multi-site, multi-state
Extensive Modeling, incl. M&AIntegrated accounting systems implementations, incl. MRP: Open Systems Accounting, Wolfe Pak, Macola, Sage Business Works, Quick Books, Peachtree, Sherware, QuickenFood & beverage
Extensive queries, various toolsChange management
KPI identification, measurementSupply Chain incl. Export/Import
Costs: Product, Job, ProjectInventory Control

Finance, Planning & Accounting

Implemented professional, thorough, and timely accounting, reporting, and management analyses

  • Controller/CFO or Business Unit Controller in 4 industries, over 18 years

  • Full function accounting including G/L, A/R, A/P, P/R, A/D, I/C, J/C, S/O through financials

  • Create/Configure/Administer Chart of Accounts, and policies

  • Audit responses, due diligence

  • Modeling, forecasting, M&A analysis, variance analysis

  • Budgets, management reports, complex sales commissions

  • Risk management – insurances, incl. major casualty claims

  • Regulatory compliance & reporting:  RRC, FERC, DOT, EPA, SEC, multi-state chemicals

  • Payroll, H/R, payroll taxes, benefits administration, Workman’s Compensation, etc.

  • Cost Accounting:  Construction, manufacturing; Project, project, job, process

  • Business Plans, financial application packages, Proforma financials

  • Gas/Liquids Balances/Allocations (pipeline & production)

  • Oil & Gas Revenue, JIB, severance, (COPAS)

  • Taxes – multi-state sales/use, franchise, ad valorem, severance

  • Cash Flow Management, treasury management, bank covenants

  • Intellectual property management, including filing and administering trademarks

  • Litigation support


Business Systems & Procedures Improvement

Consulting & Contract Services for small/medium businesses:  Systems, turn around, growth planning, process improvement, process documentation

  • Accounting Systems ! Installation ! Training • Support ! Programming ! Networks

  • Management Decision Support Reports/Analyses

  • Technical Writing (Pipeline Operations Manual, incl. emergency procedures)

  • Implement/improve Cost Accounting – manufacturing, construction, distribution, oil & gas

  • Document control and process automation initiatives


Change / Transitions Management


  • Administer 3 acquisitions, and a private-to-public transition

  • Introduce scalable processes to support business expansion

  • Mentor key persons to upgrade professionalism consistent with changing business models

  • Enable sale of 2 businesses as CFO

  • Turn around & growth management consulting

  • Counsel owners on succession and exit strategies

  • Professionalize financial reporting, including actionable management reporting

  • Manage relocations, territory expansions, new products, shut down unprofitable products

  • Manage close of businesses, incl. being agent for bankruptcy trustee


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Management & Operations


  • Accounting / Administrative

  • Contractor / Sub-Contractor selection, evaluation, and direction

  • Human Resources / Benefits

  • Production – chemical blending and packaging, Ice, Bottled Water

  • Supply Chain Management, including Export/Import

    • Introduce proactive supply chain management into a distribution company

    • Bring inventory under control in several industries, multi-location



  • Purchasing / Expediting / Shipping – multiple locations, several industries

  • Contract Administration

    • Blanket purchase and sales contracts

    • Joint Interest and Revenue (incl. COPAS)

    • Construction AFE’s estimates, documents and Rights-of-way

    • Abstract / computerize gas purchase contracts             

    • Recurring Security & Music services




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Interstate Explorations LLC – Cisco, TX                                            2012 to 2014

        (Oil & Gas Exploration/Production affiliate of Wilks Brothers, LLC)

        Controller, Asst. Controller


  • Re-work system and procedures

  • Enable moderately active 14 year old company to grow explosively

  • Financial Reporting, JIBs, revenue cycle, A/P supervisor, gas plant


Canaan Consulting (dba) – The Woodlands, TX                                          1986 to present

          Consultant / Contractor:  Full- and Part-time.  See Engagement List, but including:        


  • Radiant Oil & Gas, Inc. fka Jurasin Oil & Gas, Inc • Controller

  • Granite Construction Company • Business Manager (large project controller)

  • Texas Petroleum Investments LLC ▪ Interim Revenue Accountant


Brandt Consolidated, Inc. – Houston, TX plant                                              1998 to 2004

   (manufacture and distribute horticultural chemicals) (Parkway Research acquired by Brandt 2002)

        Controller/General Manager (title change to Administrative Manager post acquisition)


  • Introduce professional accounting, incl. manufacturing cost accounting

  • Oversee batch chemical blending / packaging production

  • Multi-state, multi-site distribution, incl. export/import

  • Professionalize regulatory compliance, incl. MSDS, labeling, and reporting

  • Operations & Accounting improvements enabled sale of company

  • Complex sales commissions, Business Intelligence reports

  • IT, HR, re-implement Sage Business Works integrated accounting software with MRP


MenKo Steel Service – Houston, TX (acquired)                                              1993 to 1998

   (distribute elevator guide rails, manufacture counterweights)

          Manager of Distribution & Administration (controller & supply chain manager)


  • Introduce proactive supply chain management, multi-site, multi-state, export/import

  • Introduce accurate manufacturing cost accounting->close out losing product line

  • Accounting, reporting, operations, and presentation enabled sale of company

  • IT, HR, implement Macola integrated accounting software with MRP




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Audio Communications Corporation – Houston, TX (acquired)                        1989 to 1993

   (install/service professional sound systems)

          Controller/Administrative Manager


  • Rolled off, called back X 3; Consultant to Assistant Controller to Controller

  • Cash management in turn-around conditions

  • Introduce accurate and timely Construction & Service job cost

  • Manage recurring revenue stream

  • Sales and bid support, construction contract administration

  • IT, HR; reconfigure & modify Open Systems Accounting Software


Security Data, Inc. – Houston, TX (acquired)                                                1986 to 1989

   (install/monitor central station access control & alarms)

          Manager – Purchasing


  • Introduced effective construction job cost accounting & control

  • Improved inventory control

  • Custom reports, Open Systems program modifications


Esperanza Transmission Co. – Corpus Christi & Houston, TX (acquired)            1982 to 1985

   (intra-state natural gas pipeline and affiliates)                                                                    1977 to 1980

          Contract Administrator; Estimator / Materials Coordinator


  • Invited back by same management after stabilization from initial acquisition




  • Manager/Sales ! Pipeline Specialties, Inc

  • Field Office Manager/Bookkeeper ! K & R Construction Co. (pipeline construction, lease service)




  • Field Office Manager/Bookkeeper ! Gas Utilities, Inc.


Forest Oil Corporation – Corpus Christi, TX                                          1980 to 1982

   (oil & gas exploration/production)

          Production/Materials Coordinator


  • Kept 25 rigs supplied with tubulars during steel shortage – no lost time!

  • Over-hauled NDT program to abolish down-hole OCTG failures

  • Revised inventory control procedures to stabilize materials supply

  • Production accounting, gas plant, JIB, revenue, severance, regulatory reports


Southeastern Public Service Company – Albuquerque, NM & Corpus Christi, TX 1975 to 1977

   (ice, cold storage, bottled water)

          Assistant Plant Manager


  • Production management, distribution, inventory control

  • Plant Controller role was a portion of duties


TECHNICAL SKILLS SUMMARY (partial)


  • MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Visio; an Excel “guru”

  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite – WordPerfect, Quattro Pro, Presentations

  • Integrated Multi-user Accounting (Wolfe Pak, One World, JDE, Open Systems Accounting, Macola, Sage Business Works, OGSYS, QuickBooks, Peachtree, Sherware, Quicken)


EDUCATION / Credentials / Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science - University of New Mexico • Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • CMA: Certified Management Accountant #31768

  • Member, Institute of Management Accountants www.imanet.org

  • Member, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) http://copas.org

  • (former) Member, Board of Advisors – Marshall Hydrothermal





 
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