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Name : gsmith
Industry Type : Corporate Controller
City & State : Vancouver, WA
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Building Products - Equipment
Objective : Northwest US: WA, OR, MT, ID
Resume :  
GRANT S. SMITH
PH: (503) 449-4155

SUMMARY
Strategic planning and financial management resulting in improved processes and increased profitability
Leading distressed company turnaround projects, planning and executing corporate acquisitions
Domestic and International finance experience to facilitate global sales and operations management
Human Resource management and organizational development experience
IT system implementation and development
Extensive supervision, training, conflict resolution, and communications experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Corporate ControllerJan. 2008 - Present
C-Tech Industries, Inc. (A North American Division of Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co.)
Directed all finance and accounting functions for an international industrial manufacturing company and responsibilities included development and implementation of corporate financial policies and procedures.
Completed an SAP implementation and established process controls, financial analysis and reporting processes
Created consolidated division financial statements and periodic internal and external reporting packages
Collaborated with and made recommendations to Division COO and CMO on strategic and operational decisions
Identified revenue enhancement and expense reduction opportunities, and completed projects to capture $2M in benefits


Managing PartnerOct. 2006 - Jan. 2008
Heritage Property Development LLC, (A private property management & business consulting company)
Founded a commercial property management and acquisition consulting firm.
Managed commercial property and provided investment analysis and recommendations to clients


Chief Financial Officer July 2004 - Feb. 2007
Somerset Investments, Inc. (A privately held international textbook seller)
Position included management of corporate HR, IT projects and operational responsibilities along with general accounting, financial analysis and reporting, investments, forecasting, treasury and risk management.
Created business intelligence dynamic product re-pricing systems resulting in higher inventory turnover and profit
Instituted I/T Project Life Cycle methodology and project prioritization processes in the organization
Redesigned organizational structure for increased efficiency and increased employee benefits while reducing costs
Increased sales by over 400% with a significant increase in net profitability by developing and implementing a strategic plan focused on the targeted market segments
Established international banking relationships in compliance with the additional security protocols instituted globally after the 9/11 attacks to facilitate expanding European and Asian businesses


Finance & Operations Director Dec. 2001 - June 2004
PML Applied Analysis, Inc. (A private investment firm owning manufacturing, retailing and mining companies)
Position included leading all Financial and Human Resource management processes and functions including strategic planning, business analysis, financial modeling, forecasting, consolidations and reporting.
Performed due diligence analysis and plan recommendation for all acquisition targets
Reorganized and streamlined the org. structure and operations for acquired companies managing large and small projects
Performed all financial, market, operational and organizational analysis for acquisition and merger of two truck and auto parts chains, and negotiated the sale of the combined entity to third party


Accounting ConsultantFeb. 1997 - Dec. 2001
PacifiCorp,(Largest investor-owned Electric Utility in NW U.S. - $6 Bn annual sales)
Senior financial position consisting of multiple-entity consolidations, extensive financial modeling, analysis, performance reporting, audit and direct Chief Executive and senior staff decision support in a public multinational utility.
Implemented an SAP R/3 ERP system, including business workflow re-design, configuration design, and super-user training. Designed and built databases on multiple platforms for a range of reporting requirements.
$325M annual expense and $225M capital budget responsibility, including forecasting and variance analysis
Created monthly consolidated financial statements for release in 10K, 10Q and annual reporting
Provided executive and OPUC regulatory financial analysis and reporting during and after Scottish Power acquisition
Proactively implemented Sarbanes-Oxley controls and monitoring procedures prior to Federal legislative mandates


Controller1994 - 1997
Plains Group Limited (A privately held international group of operating and holding companies)
Position included leading general accounting and finance operations including G/L, A/P, A/R, reporting, forecasting, budgeting, cash flow management, treasury, financial analysis and project management for a wide range of large and small projects in the real estate, construction, electronics manufacturing, trucking, and injection-molded plastics industries
Provided briefs, expert testimony and financial plan design in Court proceedings for a turnaround consulting practice
Provided acquisition target due diligence, analysis and recommendation, and purchase execution
Successfully re-negotiated outstanding debt, and forensically reconstructed financial records for a client in a $20 M bankruptcy, resulting in the company emerging from bankruptcy and restarting operations
Acquired $5M of initial investment capital to purchase property and start-up a natural resources company


Market Research Director 1992 - 1994
Business Marketing Group (A private marketing and research corporation)
Analyzed and recommended market opportunities for corporate clients in the software, legal and medical industries
Market analysis proposal for AHS, GM and Aetna resulted in $10M seed capital for new start-up company


EDUCATION
Willamette University, Atkinson Graduate School of Management - Salem, Oregon
Master of Business Administration with Finance, Accounting & Economics emphasis
Oregon CPA candidate
University of Montana - Missoula, Montana
Bachelor of Arts- Industrial Psychology major, Business Finance emphasis


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HRCI
Project Management Certification
Certified as an Accounting Expert in State of Oregon Circuit Court
Advanced database and Business Intelligence training
Bilingual Spanish


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
S.H.R.M. - Society for Human Resource Management
A.M.A. - American Marketing Association





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