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Name : Ertlmeier
Industry Type : Chief Financial Officer
City & State : Evanston, IL
Job Title IL
Relocation Preferences : Related Professions
Objective : DC, Chicago
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942A Sherman Avenue Evanston, Illinois 60202

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Leader with project integration, financial management, planning and analysis experience in diverse industries including Federal, State, and City Municipalities, as well as private sector transportation, engineering, government engineering projects, Department of Defense manufacturing and global food, beverage and consumer products. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, cost reductions, internal controls, and productivity efficiency improvements. Strong qualifications in general management, business planning, systems technology implementation, and staff development/leadership. Detailed knowledge of commercial/government pricing strategies, earned value management systems, CAS, FAR, DAR, SEC reporting, SARBOX compliance, accounting closing, financial statement, internal reporting, contract compliance, information technology resource management, facilities management, GAAP, capital markets, financial market analysis, budge process, forecasting and strategic planning. Lead migration from legacy accounting systems to Oracle Financials for three companies. Experience in DELTEK, Cost Point, Oracle Financials and Microsoft Office. Experience in large military operations and programs. Expired Top Secret SBI (U.S.A.F.), Expired Secret (Raytheon). Series 7 License 2002.

Federal Acquisition Regulations
Performance Metrics
Revenue Recognition
Project Integration
Mergers and Acquisitions
Change Management
Cost Reductions
Financial Planning
Information Systems
Finance/Accting Mgmgt


Consulting, Chicago, IL. (JP Morgan)
CFO Advisory Industry Analyst , (November 2006 Present)
Providing consulting services to clients to enhance investment decisions.
* Providing a CFO insider perspective to potential investors on the Engineering industry by describing the funding process, project controls, cash, planning, strategic initiatives and acquisition issues.
* Providing a question and answer platform for investors and funds to better determine additional actions in their due diligence process.

Tetra Tech EM Inc, Chicago, Illinois
Director, Project Finance, (12/2005-9/2006)
Financial Director appointed to lead in the support of over 600 projects generating $250MM in revenue with Federal, State and City Municipalities coordinating with SOX, internal, external, DCAA and other government auditors.
* Lead all financial management, planning and analysis of project performance with results generating $250 MM in a professional services organization that experienced significant changes in market demand and organizational structure.
* Centralized and standardized a flat organization ensuring that it was vertical for more corporate control increasing profitability by facilitating the identification and management of key issues impacting financial performance.
* Turned around and created a regional reporting structure for project reviews, AR, unbilled and burn rate analysis which lead to increased in turnover time for billing cycle and improved invoice performance.
* Managed several critical financial projects including Sarbanes Oxley compliance testing and alignment of budgeting.
* Realigned employees to better serve the project operations group.
* Improved days outstanding, profit metrics and invoice cycle time.
* Direct support to over 600 project Managers, Senior and Corp Staff with 5 direct reports.
* Utilized earned value management and key performance indicators to manage EPA projects.
* Designed executive and management reporting systems and tailored financial and operational reporting systems leading to the conversion and training required to migrate over to Oracle.

CTE Engineers, AECOM, Chicago, Illinois
CFO (08/2002 11/2005)
Reported to President and CEOs operating units providing financial management, oversight, support and direction, strategic partner to operating company presidents and senior management. Responsible for profit and loss results, strategic planning process, systems development, risk management and executive leadership. Functional responsibility for information systems and general services with a total staff of 31 with 4 direct reports with over $200 MM in project revenue from 18 offices in 15 States. Client base includes Federal, State, City, Municipalities as well as private sector transportation, water and wastewater concerns. Member of executive project review team.
* Directed all financial management and analysis including managing accounting, project financials, cash management and P&L performance.
* Designed the implementation of the project revenue forecasts leading to the improvement of the financial gross margins identifying high-risk/low-margin projects establishing business unit reviews, overhead tracking and forecast processes.
* Established financial policies and controls and established Sarbanes Oxley compliance policy and processes including testing, alignment of budgeting and transition to Oracle.
* Developed the Strategic Plan and Revenue Plan development improving project reviews and operations to ensure proper workflow, profit margin and client satisfaction.
* Provided all weekly reporting, monthly revenue, overhead forecasts including the cash management, forecasts, annual budgeting process and all state audits, internal audits and internal controls.

Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Chicago, Illinois
Division Controller-Mid-West Operations, (1/1998-08/2002)
Responsible for business management, financial planning and analysis of Raytheon's Mid-West Region Engineering projects ($500 MM+). Reported to Sr. VP, Operations and the CFO on all financial and business issues and opportunities managing the accounting department with a staff of 26 employees. Lead all financial management activities and point of contact for project performance in the U.S.A., U.K., Europe, and Asia.
* Lead all project status reviews with corporate management identifying key issues.
* Initiated and lead all monthly regional reviews providing key inputs in projects for overall profitability.
* Develop Five-Year Plans, Strategic Plans and operating budgets.
* Support proposal bid/no bid decisions and project reviews.
* Lead in the effort of coordination for new business activities with sales executives; perform monthly manpower and P&L forecasts, GL, and monthly close.
* Manage earned value reporting to internal and external clients, cash flow, monthly closing, reporting, and cash flow forecasts.
* Lead in the acquisition and merger of Washington Group Internationals purchase of the Chicago Division.

Raytheon Systems Company, Huntsville, Alabama
Regional Controller/Business Operations Manager, (11/1986 1/1998)
Responsible for the business, management, financial planning and analysis of the Southeast Operations Department of Defense manufacturing and engineering contracts ($100 MM) reporting to the Regional Operations VP.
* Managed and monitored contract performance to maximize profit.
* Responsible for capital budget planning, overhead budget planning and execution, and monthly sales and income forecasts while managing GL, AR, AP, and cash.
* Developed cost proposals and evaluated sub-contract proposals. Managed and reported project performance utilizing earned value (E-FOGM and HAWK FMS projects) and milestone metrics.
* Managed manpower requirements and forecasts, coordinated purchasing requests, and responsible for contract compliance.
* Lead all DCAA labor audits and Government audits.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance (Full Scholarship)
U.S.A.F. Squadron Officers School, Montgomery, Alabama
Severn School, Severna Park, Maryland
U.S.N.A. Prep School (Full Scholarship)

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