KARL J. MORGAN
Chula Vista, CA 91911
619.862.0234 http://www.linkedin.com/in/karljmorgan firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE
Accomplished executive with extensive experience in publicly traded and privately held
manufacturing enterprises in multiple sectors. Exceptional problem solving track record while
improving internal controls and safeguarding the balance sheet. Proven success as a leader
building high performance teams and managing through change. Strategic thinker who effectively
communicates a vision for the future and rallies support at all levels. Whole business viewpoint
focused on growth and success over the long term while achieving current goals.
Business Strategy Development Cost Accounting & Management
Sales & Operations Planning ERP System Implementation
Multinational Business Acquisition Due Diligence & Integration
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, San Diego, CA 1997 – 2011
(Formerly Howard Leight by Sperian)
Vice-President, Finance 2008 – 2011
Division Controller 2001 – 2008
Corporate Controller 1997 – 2001
Fast-track promotions through a series of increasingly responsible financial leadership positions with
direct oversight for building and leading a global finance team (US, Mexico, Brazil, Norway) for
$130M publicly traded multinational manufacturer of hearing safety devices. Managed through
multiple acquisitions while tripling the business and generating exceptional profitability.
Managed change through 3 acquisitions of the company and multiple reorganizations.
Directed the development of business continuity plans for San Diego and Tijuana sites.
Led finance due diligence and integration for acquisitions in US, Brazil and Norway.
Led 2 ERP conversions and integration of global data to improve business intelligence.
Developed strategic plans, budgets, and rolling forecasts and managed business performance
for all levels of management.
Wrote commercial plan to enter Brazil market leading to new site and rapidly growing local sales
(from $4 to $12 million in 3 years) in the emerging Latin American market.
Implemented detailed manufacturing and E&O analyses and reporting, which were leveraged to
other businesses in the group.
Created and managed global pricing and supply chain strategies, maintaining low stock levels
while enhancing on-time delivery.
Built strategies to move from traditional products to intelligent hearing devices.
Corrected Canadian pricing to garner a 12% increase with key account.
Formulated model to move the business from a pure product to a HaaS model.
Managed foreign exchange effects (FAS 52, ACS-830) on global business.
Led conversion of division business from GAAP to IRFS.
Managed internal and external audits insuring internal controls.
Established controls on price deviation process, focusing on quality leads and new business.
Implemented cost saving initiatives during economic downturns that maintained profitability.
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JAMES HARDIE IRRIGATION 1991 – 1997
Corporate Controller, Laguna Niguel, CA 1993 – 1997
Plant Controller, El Cajon, CA 1991 – 1993
Challenged to lead finance team (US, Australia, Europe) for $140M publicly traded multinational
manufacturer of irrigation equipment. Developed financial systems following company-wide
reorganization of domestic and international divisions. Led consolidation of business information
systems and created financial reporting models. Corrected significant structural corporate and
factory accounting issues.
Resolved persistent external audit issues, reducing audit comments from 26 to 2 in 2 years.
Solidified the balance sheet with strong internal controls and reconciliations.
Took ownership of the IT department, eliminating months-long helpdesk backlog and improving
Reengineered payables to cut staff by 1/3 while continuing growth.
Built a new finance team following reorganization while reducing staffing.
Resolved factory inventory control problems that had led to a large loss.
Attended high-potential management development training in Australia.
Designed and implemented a suggestion/recognition system to address factory morale issues.
Developed EVA analysis to support ultimate sale of the business at a significant premium.
OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
AMERICAN HOME PRODUCTS, Plant Controller, San Diego, CA
CRANE COMPANY, Senior Cost Accountant, Washington, IA
EDUCATION & SPECIALIZED TRAINING
BBA, Finance with Honors, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
James Hardie Management Development
Honeywell Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Dave Garwood MRPII
Oracle JD Edwards System
Theseus International Leadership Development (France)
JD Edwards • MAPICS • Hyperion Enterprise • Showcase • MS Office • Cognos • Business Objects
Board Member and Past Vice-President, Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Western Maquiladora Trade Association