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About Me

Industry:

Accounting & Finance

Occupation:

Controller
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Broomfield, CO

Work Experiences

1/2008 - 3/2009

ST. MARY LAND & EXPLORATION COMPANY

Manager

  • $1 billion publicly-traded exploration and production company Exploration & Production Accounting Manager (2008-2009) JIB Manager (2008) Managed a team of 3 direct and 14 indirect reports responsible for all exploration and production (E&P) accounting areas for 6,000 + wells. Supervised Joint Interest Billing (JIB) and responsible for Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) generation, tracking, and approval. Oversaw and reviewed E&P monthly depreciation & depletion (DDA), capitalized interest, Lease Operating Expense (LOE) accruals, AFE accruals, Ad Valorem tax accruals, and insurance accruals. Reviewed and implemented FAS pronouncements and drafted financial accounting and development area memos for the Financial Accounting area. Coordinated audits conducted by outside partners and external auditors. Supervised E&P SOX process mapping and documentation. Prepared and managed department budget. • Designed and implemented process improvement for LOE, AFE, and Ad Valorem accruals and for the DDA, Impairment, and capitalized interest processes • Restructured the JIB department into both a financial analysis group and joint venture accounting group within 9 months of hire • Implemented JIBLink for outside JIBs • Team member on policy development and implementation for inventory and AFE areas

4/2007 - 1/2008

CREDIT MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC

Manager

  • $27 million privately held servicing company which markets, issues, and manages credit cards Controller Managed a staff of four direct reports responsible for all accounting, financial, and cash flow reporting and human resources function. Reviewed and analyzed daily, monthly, and annual consolidated financial statements and daily and annual cash flow projections. Prepared monthly reporting to debt financiers, budgets, and cash flow projections. Invested daily cash and handled banking and warehouse loan services. Managed operations of parent company and subsidiary. Coordinated annual audit and tax return with external auditors.

12/1996 - 3/2007

WESTERN GAS RESOURCES, INC

Manager

  • $5 billion publicly-traded exploration and production, transportation, and gas gathering and processing company Exploration & Production Accounting Manager (1998-2007) Managed a team of 5 direct and 21 indirect reports responsible for all E&P accounting areas for 10,000 + wells. Compiled and reviewed all E&P MDA and 10-Q & 10-K footnotes. Reviewed and analyzed monthly financial statements for six domestic and one international development areas. Supervised JIB and responsible for AFE generation, tracking, and approval. Oversaw and reviewed E&P monthly revenue estimation, DDA, asset retirement obligation (ARO), and capitalized interest. Reviewed and implemented FAS pronouncements. Project Implementation Manager for P2ES JIB and AFE modules, enVision Canadian software, and upgrade/patch release testing. Coordinated audits conducted by outside partners and external auditors. Supervised E&P SOX process mapping and documentation and related IT SOX functions. Team member of E&P acquisitions and divestitures, land trades, contract review and approval, and litigation support. Prepared and managed department budget. • E&P team member for sale of WGR to Anadarko Petroleum Company and related SAP conversion team lead • Member of all E&P acquisition, divesture, and land trade teams • Implemented P2ES JIB and AFE and Canadian enVision software and JIBLink for outside JIBs • Designed and implemented FoxPro interface to upload a joint venture partner JIB into an automated validation, approval and Oracle upload process • Designed and implemented Lease Operating Statement reporting and automated financial reports using Oracle FSGs, Toad, and MS Query • Uncovered $17 million in AFE well costs and Lease Operating Expenses not billed to outside parties resulting in $8 million recovery and updated three years of balance sheet reconciliations and billing for 500+ wells for a two-year period within six months of taking position • Developed all accounting procedures including capitalized interest, ARO, DDA and producing leasehold assignment and team member for AFE Reporting and Corporate Financial Reporting manuals • Project manager for accounting development and implementation for Canadian exploratory area Project Manager, Internally Developed Software-STARS (1996-1998) Managed a team of six and one programmer to design a three-phase software program which tracked marketing margins, invoiced customers for gas sales, and provided automated payments for gas purchases. Successfully implemented first two phases of project before accepting new position. • Project implementation resulted in staff reduction of 43% in System Control area • Developed reports using Crystal Reports and Business Objects, which eliminated manual preparation time of roughly 10 days work per month per staff member Systems Control Accounting Manager (1996-1998) Managed a team of 4 direct and 15 indirect reports responsible for review and analysis of gas marketing margin transactions, including pipelines, plants, gathering, and imbalances of the marketing department. Developed an automated process to fax pipeline sales invoices for 600+ customers. Responsible for department budget.

9/1995 - 12/1996

XCEL ENERGY

Manager

  • $2.2 billion publicly-traded utility company Unit Manager, Subsidiary & Joint Ownership Accounting Managed a staff of eight direct reports responsible for review and analysis of corporate monthly and annual financial statements of subsidiaries (gas & electric, gas pipeline, insurance, real estate, credit union, transportation, energy management, and gas storage companies) and jointly-owned plants and transmission lines. Oversaw audits of and provided management consulting to subsidiaries and jointly-owned facilities. Served as audit committee member for jointly-owned facilities. Assisted in the development of corporate overhead rates and policy. Accounting liaison for marketing programs developed and decommissioning of Ft. Vrain nuclear facility. Responsible for department budget and assisted with subsidiary budget preparation.

8/1988 - 9/1995

HIGHLINE FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC

Manager

  • $56 million subsidiary of Xerox Credit Corporation Controller (1990-1995) Assistant Controller (1988-1990) Managed a staff of six direct reports responsible for all accounting and financial reporting functions. Reviewed and analyzed corporate monthly and annual consolidated financial statements. Prepared monthly reporting to debt financiers, budgets, financial projections and estimated lease residuals. Invested daily cash and handled banking services. Managed operations of parent company and 14 domestic & international subsidiaries. Coordinated annual audit with external auditors. Accounting liaison on leveraged buyout. Accounting member of McCormick Dodge software systems conversion. Beta tester, trainer, and speaker at annual software conference.

5/1987 - 7/1988

NBI, INC.

Individual Contributor

  • General Accountant III, General Accounting Prepared corporate monthly consolidated financial statements, SEC reporting forms 10-Q & 10-K, annual report and proxy statement. Supervised and trained a staff of three.

1/1986 - 5/1987

PRICE, WATERHOUSE COOPERS, CPAs

Individual Contributor

  • Senior Auditor, Emerging Business Services

1/1982 - 1/1986

MCGLADREY & PULLEN, CPAs

Individual Contributor

  • Senior Auditor Supervised and trained accountants on audit engagements in a variety of industries including high tech, software, construction, transportation, healthcare, government, insurance, and manufacturing. Prepared review and compilation engagements and corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns (federal and state). Performed management consulting for new business start ups and existing businesses. Created special projects utilizing computer applications for clients.