Gerald Goforth is an accomplished bilingual finance and technology leader whose accomplishments reflect superior business acumen, financial development skills and a demonstrated commitment to organizational growth. He is highly adept at managing cross-functional initiatives in complex and results-oriented environments.
GERALD G. GOFORTH, CPA, MPA Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 | T: 301.637.7303 301.542.2525 | E: email@example.com CFO – STRATEGIC BUSINESS DIRECTION | FINANCIAL & OPERATIONAL LEADERSHIP Accomplished bilingual finance and technology leader whose accomplishments reflect superior business acumen, financial development skills and a demonstrated commitment to organizational growth. Highly adept at managing cross-functional initiatives in complex and results-oriented environments. Expert in analyzing existing operations and implementing effective systems, strategies and processes to improve performance. Demonstrated ability to instill a common vision and develop a dynamic team and skilled at communicating the relationship of operational decisions and financial targets. Professional strengths include: Financial Planning & Analysis | Budgeting & Forecasting | Cash Management | Technology Leadership Accounting System Integrations | Project Management | Job Costing Systems | Business Process Optimization Team Leadership & Development | ERP Implementations | Financial Reporting | GAAP | Communication PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HUMAN CIRCUIT, INC., Gaithersburg, Maryland 2005 - Present Niche provider of unified communications and media integration solutions and professional services. CFO / VP of Finance Brought on board by CEO and earned fast-track promotion to CFO and VP Finance based on strong performance in process optimization, relationship-building and strategic leadership. Fully responsible for financial operations, including financial planning and analysis (FP&A), budgeting, accounting systems management and reporting. Initially hired as Senior Navision Developer tasked with managing financial system implementation and support. Key Responsibilities Crafted and executed financial strategies, managed financial system implementation and support as well as designed, developed and implemented full absorption cost accounting system. Provided automated, real-time sales forecast reporting with significantly improved accuracy results. Key Achievements Secured $2.5M line of credit during critical period and significantly reduced A/R DSO by more than 50%, from 87 to 38 days, substantially improving cash flow and reducing credit cost. Reduced financial month-end close cycle time by more than 75%, from 2 weeks to 3 days. Cut state sales tax and external audit costs by $110K annually through electronic document management system (EDMS) deployment. Optimized business processes with enhanced ERP reporting framework and BI processes, enabling headcount reduction of 4 FTEs. iGOV, INC., McLean, Virginia 2004 - 2005 Provider of systems integration management and support services targeting federal agency IT initiatives. Senior Navision Developer Provided high-level direction for the planning and execution of ERP system implementation and custom module development. Managed upgrades and integrations with existing systems and applications. Collaborated with cross-functional teams on innovative solution design and development. Key Achievements Led major Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) project, developed custom cost accounting applications, created payroll solution with full reporting capabilities and upgraded ERP platform in less than 3 months. GERALD G. GOFORTH, CPA, MPA PAGE TWO AVF CONSULTING, INC., Baltimore, Maryland 1999 - 2004 Microsoft Silver ERP Partner guiding ERP integrations for clients in diverse industries. Senior Navision Developer Progressive record of achievements directing all facets of ERP and financial system integrations for high-profile client engagements. Established and maintained stakeholder relations; identified functional business needs and developed solution strategies; led custom application development and managed system integration and post- implementation support. Prepared detailed technical and process documentation and coordinated system training for end users and technical resources. Key Achievements Reversed over-budget and behind schedule Navision ERP deployment at Human Circuit (formerly PPI), delivering enterprise platform on time, within scope, and under budget and surpassing client expectations. Honored with Outstanding Subcontractor of the Year Award and attained highest billable hours rate for five consecutive years. Consistently received "Very Good" to "Outstanding" ratings on all performance appraisals during tenure. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE FLS AUTOMATION, INC., Hunt Valley, Maryland Controller Selected to serve as core management team member, transforming $1.5M loss to $900K in profitability over two-year span for high-tech automation software development company operating across the Americas. Led integration of financial systems, tools and reporting framework. Attained significant cash flow improvement by cutting A/R aging nearly 70%, from DSO of 120 days to 38 days. DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, Landover, Maryland Area Budget Manager / District Accounting Manager Reduced district inventory shrinkage 25% through institution of robust inventory controls. Promoted to Area Budget Manager, earning Top Honors recognition for accuracy of forecasting $750M budget. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Master of Public Administration (MPA) in International Trade George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania CPA - Certified Public Accountant, State of Maryland MCTS - Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in SQL Server MCSD - Microsoft Certified Solution Developer NAV Certification Training - Microsoft Dynamics Navision Certified Distribution Specialist | Solution Developer | Product Specialist | Payroll & HR Specialist AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Languages: Fluent in English & Spanish
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