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MARY K. BEECHER
San Diego, CA.
(858) 566-2506 Office – (858) 395-2013 Mobile
Mary@Beechers.com

SUMMARY:

Seasoned professional with over 25+ years of experience in all areas of Finance including, Budgeting/Forecasting, Management/Financial Reporting, Cash Management/Banking Relationships, Payroll, Accounting Conversions, General Ledger/Account Analysis, & Staff Supervision.

EXPERIENCE:

7/99 to 11//01
Vice President, Controller, ProfitLine, San Diego, CA

Responsible for all accounting, human resource, payroll and office management functions of a privately held company that grew from 17 to 85+ employees and from 2 million in revenue to 7 million. Introduced budgets, cash flow analysis and forecasting to the CEO as tools to help manage the growth of the company. Managed space expansion and renovation of 25,000 square feet, including lease agreements, building contracts and furniture purchases. Set up 401K plan, converted from cash to accrual accounting basis. Developed procedures as necessary to accommodate growth.

05/98 to 7/99
Controller, Affinity Development Group, San Diego, CA
Responsible for all accounting, human resource, payroll and office functions of a rapidly growing privately held company, that developed clubs for subscribers to various Peterson Publishing magazines (Hot Rod & Motor Trend). Position included: Setting up accounting systems in Peachtree 2000, preparing annual budget, writing an employee handbook, developing the 401k plan.

05/96 to 12/97
Controller, Budget Rent A Car, San Diego, CA
Responsible for all accounting functions of the San Diego Region; with sales of over 20 million dollars annually. Supervised a staff of 10 employees in accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, customer service, payroll (for 160+ employees). Position included: Financial tracking of a fleet of cars and trucks which numbered up to 2000 vehicles a month, preparing financial statements, forecasts and budgets, balance sheet analysis and analysis of reserves/accruals for year-end. Worked with auditors on year-end audit. Coordinated moving to a new building including buying furniture and fixtures and setting up all maintenance agreements. Successfully transferred all accounting functions to Florida.

11/94 to 04/96
Controller, Jillson Distributors Inc., San Diego, CA
Responsible for all accounting functions of a privately held military grocery distributor with 97 employees and sales of 70 million annually. Supervise a staff of 7 in accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, and payroll. Position includes preparation of internal financial statements, analysis of monthly expenses, cash management, fixed assets, analysis and preparation of various financial information as requested by the President and General Manager.

3/92 to 10/94
Accounting Manager, Emerald Systems Corporation, San Diego, CA
Responsible for financial reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed
assets, payroll, cash management, and cost accounting for a privately held corporation with 100 employees.

7/91 to 3/92
Accountant, Accountants Inc., San Diego, CA
Various temporary assignments including Emerald Systems from December of
1991 to date of hire.

5/86 to 6/91
Accounting Manager, Frazee Industries, San Diego, CA
Responsible for financial reporting, accounts payable and payroll departments for a company with annual sales of $100 million. Supervised staff in preparation of monthly financial statements, annual budgets, forecasting, physical inventories, payroll (700+ employees at over 50 locations in three states), monthly commissions and bonus calculations, bank reconciliation’s, account analysis, sales and property tax returns, fixed asset ledgers, prepare annual state and federal tax return package.

10/84 to 4/86
Assistant to the Controller, American Home Shield Corporation, Dublin, CA
Prepared monthly consolidating financial statements, state and federal income tax returns, state annual reports, monthly account analysis, and balance bank accounts.

4/81 to 10/84
Accounting Supervisor, McDonalds Corporation, San Jose, CA
Supervised a staff of 6 accountants in preparation of monthly financial statements, accounts payable, and payroll for 72 restaurants in 2 western regions.

Accomplishments:

  • Assisted on growing a company from 2 million in revenue to 7 million in revenue over a 2 year period
  • Reduced corporate insurance costs by 20%
  • Designed a physical inventory process that improved the accuracy and speed of the physical count
  • Converted from cash to accrual based accounting and began annual audits of the companies books
  • Reconciled balance sheet accounts that had not been balanced for 12 months
  • Successfully coordinated the physical move of two companies

Education:

California State University, Hayward
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

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