Topic: General Posts

Subject: Controller/Director, Finance and Accounting - Orange County, CA
Raffi Asadorian
Member: 2009
Submitted on 03-17-17 1:29 pm

I am searching for a controller/Director, Finance and Accounting based in Orange County, CA. The job description is pasted below.  You can respond to me here, or at


Controller/Director of Finance and Accounting

Opportunity:  Be an integral part of shaping and designing the infrastructure of a rapidly growing bioscience/food & beverage ingredients company with a product that is at the forefront of disrupting the market.  The Company has successfully developed, and is now producing, a product that will significantly change this sector of the food & beverage industry.  After 12 years of development, the Company is in need of developing an infrastructure to support the growth that will begin this year.  The Company is multi-national, with production in Asia, is a public company (not listed on a major exchange yet), and has just started building its executive team.  We are in need of a controller/Director of Finance and Accounting that can roll-up their sleeves, but also be able to see the larger picture.  Teamwork and leadership is essential, as there is a small team, and the finance function will initially be sharing services with other resources within the owners’ group of companies.  This role will be critical to the success of the organization.

Year 1 responsibilities:

·       Set up new accounting system, policies, controls, and processes (leveraging other group companies’ processes, policies and systems design as needed; may be partially done by consultant by time of hiring)

·       Manage one or two operational accountants (and review work of shared accountants for accuracy) and be the technical accounting leader of the organization

·       Prepare 10-Qs, 10-Ks working with external support as needed

·       Work with and prepare for the auditor’s quarterly reviews, and year-end audits

·       Develop with the CFO a reporting pack to provide financial/operational insight, and to ensure measurement of results

·       Support budget and planning preparation

·       Support setting up the Company as a stand-alone enterprise (through shared service agreements, affiliate acquisitions support and integration, carve-out financial statement preparation, interviewing and hiring as needed, support HR administration, and other actions that may be needed within a small team)


Year 2 and forward responsibilities in addition to year 1 above:

·       Internal controls and SOX readiness for a contemplated public offering

·       Support public offering preparation with the CFO and advisors

·       Managing and leading multiple finance personnel

·       Support acquisitions from a financial diligence and integration perspective

·       General responsibilities leading the accounting, FP&A and internal controls functions and supporting other areas within finance

The finance and accounting function is just being built today and this role will have significant input into the direction and role within the organization, and is a unique opportunity.  The entire Company team is small, and is just being built and molded.  If you like creating and building things, then this is a great opportunity to put that passion to work.

Desired Qualifications: The controller/Director of Finance and Accounting candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience at a mid-size/large company or division of a large corporation. Previous experience as a controller, Big 4 firm experience, and CPA is a plus. 

Location: Orange County, CA

Reporting to: Chief Financial Officer

Please send resume and brief description of your qualifications to



Joe Baumgartner
Member: 2010
Posts: 1

Subject: Re:Controller/Director, Finance and Accounting - Orange County, CA

Submitted on 03-24-17 6:31 pm.

Hi Raffi:

I'm interested in your Controller/Director, Finance and Accounting position in Orange County.  I am a CPA with an active license in California and have over 15 years experience as a Controller or Director of Finance in multiple industries for both private and publically-traded companies.  Attached is my resume for your review.

Best Regards,

Joe Baumgartner, CPA

(949) 702-6400

Joseph Baumgartner, CPA


26482 Montecito Lane Mission Viejo, CA  92691      (949) 702-6400      email:






Hands-on Big-4 CPA (Active CPA License), Controller & Financial Reporting Manager for growth companies. 15+ years experience in creating & supporting effective finance and accounting teams.  Background in resolving critical accounting issues, computer system implementations, developing financial processes to handle increased volumes, strengthen internal controls and issuing accurate and timely financial statements, cash projections, budgets, SEC public & private company financial reporting & acquisition integration requirements.






§  Extensive leadership experience in managing accounting & finance teams such as business operations, human resources, contract administration, purchasing, customer service, shared services centers & other finance teams


§  Preparation & Review of monthly, quarterly & annual domestic & International US GAAP, IFRS & Statutory Insurance-based International Financial Statements and Consolidations


§  Prepared & filed SEC filings, eg: 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K S-1 for regulatory compliance, Workiva “Webfilings” 10-K input / review of XBRL filing data


§  Provide management and board of directors with financials, bank reporting, cash flow projections, reconciliations and analytical review of actual operations versus budget projections


§  Develop and document corporate accounting policies & procedures for (SOX) 404 Sarbanes-Oxley compliance


§  Perform Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance audit testing & implementation of key internal controls


§  Streamline accounting policies, procedures & assure that key internal accounting controls are in place


§  Research & implement applicable new GAAP / FASB /PCOAB /SEC accounting standards


§  FP&A – Financial Planning & Analysis – Budgets & Analytics


§  IPO and Mergers and Acquisitions Integration experience


§  Software Implementation: Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics/Great Plains, Sage MAS 90/200/MAS500


§  Systems Software Experience: Oracle 11i & R12, Oracle OBIEE, Oracle Fixed Assets, SAP /BPC, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains (MS-GP), FRx, Sage MAS90/ MAS200/ MAS500, Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM), QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Excel (with Pivot Tables /V-Lookups), Word, Powerpoint, Access, Assurenet and other accounting and operations software










Financial  Reporting Manager


§  Assist VP Statutory Accounting & Finance Director with GAAP & financial reporting, PWC audit support, as well as various State Statutory Insurance Industry Audits.  Prepared Quarterly & Annual Financials.  Mark to Market Bond Investments financial reporting


§  Assisted Corporate Controller’s Team with month-end accounting including account reconciliations (IFRS)  Trained Shared Service Center staff and transitioned accounting activities offshore to Santiago, Chile


§  Assist Senior Manager –Finance & Operations with month-end accounting & financial & operational reporting


§  Prepared SEC 10-K / 10-Q, Workiva “Webfilings” input, XBRL review, other government filings and acquisition integration projects


§  Provided month-end accounting support, audit preparation and financial statements (Oracle 11i & R12) 


§  Restated GAAP financial statements – FP&A


§  Prepared or reviewed journal entries, reconciliations, fixed assets, litigation support & document procedures




CALTROP INC.                                                                                                                     2011-2012




§  Direct hire Controller directing staff in day to day management of accounting & finance operations


§  Managed month-end close & preparation of international consolidations, financial statements Prepared cash flow projections, budgets, board of directors and bank reports


§  Streamlined accounting procedures to eliminate unnecessary activity for cost savings


§  Restatement of  Financial Statements, which resulted in US GAAP compliance


§  Banking relationships /Treasury & Debt Management






SEC Financial Reporting Manager


·         $8.5B International Title & General Insurance Co. Responsible for the preparation and issuance of Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filings


§  Prepared & issued SEC 10-K, 10-Q (including MD&A), S-1, 8-K and Proxy filings for regulatory compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 requirements


§  Documentation of  accounting policies, procedures & key controls for SOX compliance


§  Prepared financial statements, footnotes and other supporting schedules.  Assisted PWC external auditors


§  Lead implementation of new accounting pronouncements & standards. Prepared GAAP technical white papers




MTM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.                                                                                              2004 - 2005


Western Regional Controller


Controller for $300M Publicly-Traded NASDAQ High Tech Data Equipment provider. 


Managed Accounting and Human Resources staff. 


§  Responsible for general ledger monthly close, consolidations, inventory, receivables/payables, day to day accounting, payroll, collections, financial statements, budgets, SEC reporting, audits, contract administration, Insurance.  Lead Company’s financial budgeting and reporting tasks


§  Implementation of Microsoft Dynamics / Great Plains Accounting and third party CRM sales software to provide substantial improvement in monitoring profitability & operations of business units.




PURELINE TREATMENT SYSTEMS, INC.                                                                                   2001 – 2004


Corporate Controller/ Assistant CFO


Hands-on Financial Manager for Privately-Held Equipment Manufacturing Company. 


§  Implemented new financial reporting system to provide management with accurate financial tools


§  Managed general and financial accounting, administration, purchasing, human resources, credit & collections, as well as contract administration, legal, investor relations, risk management, board of directors reporting, treasury, venture capital funding. Implemented MAS-200 accounting & Inventory standard job cost system.


§  Established financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) process.         




MOTORVAC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.                                                                               1997-2001




Controller for Publicly-Traded (NASDAQ) Equipment Manufacturer. 


Supervised staff in day to day performance of general and financial accounting operations.


§  Responsible for Financial statements, forecasts, Credit and Collection, Treasury, IT, Inventory Standard Costing, International Letters of Credit, Contracts, Income Tax returns and Customer Service.


§  Assisted in company’s sales growth of 67% in three years with “Team Building” management style, goal setting and accomplishment. 


§  Directed major computer conversion to new Accounting and MRP Inventory planning and cost accounting systems. 


§  Reduced average monthly time to close books from three weeks to two workdays.






Director of Finance & Administration


Major Subsidiary of $4 Billion Entertainment Manufacturing Company, utilizing plastic injection & compression molding machinery to produce consumer goods for domestic & international markets (250 employees, 24/7 operations).   Managed Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Purchasing and Security Departments.




ARTHUR ANDERSEN, LLP CPA's, Orange County, CA                                        


Big-4 International Certified Public Accounting Firm, performing financial audits and preparing income tax returns primarily for Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare and Service industry clients.






B.S. Business Administration, Major:  Accounting      California State University - Long Beach


Certified Public Accountant - State of California (Active CPA License #31311)


California State Society of CPA’s, Orange County/Long Beach Chapter


·         Board of Directors                Committee Chairman