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					                                    Larry Cooper, CPA
                                                                                 Cell (816) 719-2620
Kansas City, MO 64151                                                          lcssscoop@aol.com




EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Over 25 years exceptional financial operations experience in public auditing and accounting management
positions. Take initiative to improve processes, remove inefficiencies, improve management decision
making, expedite software implementations, build performance-oriented teams, liaison with IT, 401(k)
Plan Administration, review department budgets, asset accounting, management and consistently meet
and exceed organizational objectives for performance and resource management.

KEY SKILLS

   Financial Operations                                    Documenting Accounting Policies and
   Accounting Management                                    Procedures
   Great Plains Software Implementation                    Extensive Excel Spreadsheet Development
   Superior Query Skills                                   Software, including Great Plains, FRX,
   General Ledger Management                                Financial Edge, Excel and Word
   A/P, A/R, Inventory, Payroll, Taxes                     Financial Statement Preparation
   Accounting Liaison to IT                                Financial Advising with Management
   Staff Supervision, Training and Development             Take initiative in improving operations
   Staff Selection and Hiring                              Asset Accounting and Protection
   Analysis and Problem-Solving                            Budget Review and Analysis
   People Skills                                           Skilled in identifying budget to actual
   Organization Communications                              variances and resolving future issues


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

   Spearheaded the purchase of inventory software that produced timely management food cost reports
    and also interfaced with Great Plains accounting software for efficient operations.
   Designed and installed a cash control and reporting system on 17 restaurants which identified
    problems immediately from cash handling through the safes security system.
   Commended by supervisors for turning around an underperforming accounting department into a
    model of efficiency and performance.
   Praised by staff members for excellent training and coaching skills. Two staff members have worked
    with me over 20 years.


CAREER HISTORY

Heartland Chicken, Inc.,                          Kansas City, Kansas           1998 - February 2012

Controller/Chief Financial Officer

   Direct five-member accounting department in efficiently managing the financial reporting, accounting,
    payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable for the Kansas City Popeye’s Chicken Restaurant
    franchise.
   401(k) Plan Administrator for 250 employees, including census review and filing of 5500 return.
   Contributing to decisions regarding the effective operation of 17 restaurants to maximize profits.
   Provide management with timely reports detailing key food and labor costs.
   Worked closely with banks regarding financing and refinancing options for current and new stores.
   Preparation of company projections and cash flow analysis.
Larry Cooper, CPA                                                                               Two



Special Express Corporation                     North Kansas City, Missouri             1995-1998

Controller

   Multi-city trucking company specializing in long haul, dock to dock and LTL trucking combined with a
    regional warehousing center for distribution to major retail stores.
   Hands on supervision of six-member accounting department managing all financial reporting,
    payrolls, accounts receivable and payable plus daily cash flow.
   Major accomplishment was setting up a new accounting department and receiving praise from the
    owners for receiving timely accurate information.

Video Masters, INC.                             Riverside, Missouri                     1994-1995

Consultant

   Contracted by owner to set up new accounting department after recovery from the 1993 flood.
   VMI does high tech construction work for the government.

Budget Rent A Car and Car Sales                 Kansas City, Missouri                   1984-1994

Controller

   Direct accounting staff of 17 people in three cities with 25 locations plus two dealerships.
   Major achievement was collaboration with IT in designing and implementing a system to account for
    dealership program incentives on a per car basis.

Francis A. Wright & Company                     Kansas City, Missouri                   1981-1984

Audit Manager

   Complete charge of audit from planning to preparation of tax returns.
   Client consulting in variety of industries.

Troupe, Kehoe, Whitaker & Kent, CPA’s           Kansas City, Missouri                   1978-1981

Junior Auditor

   Assist in audits and tax preparation.

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

   Certified Public Accountant
   BSBA in Accounting, Central Missouri State University
   MVP CMSU Baseball

REFERENCES

Excellent performance and personal references are available upon request.

				
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