Dennis R. Callahan, MBA, CPA cell 908.812.9065 home 732.607.1195
NFP Management - GAAP - 990 - 501 (c) (3) Board, Committee Reporting
Reporting, Analysis, Forecasts Staff Development
Strategic Planning – Budgets Staff-Training, Customer Service Focus
Cash Management, Treasury Performance Evaluations - Metrics
Best Practices - Internal Controls – Audits P&L Management
Organizational Intelligence - Information Management Expense Control
Change Management - Redesign Facilities Management
Project Management – User Acceptance Superior Interpersonal Skills
CAREER TRACK & PERFORMANCE
CFO SERVICES - 2007 to Present
J A Districts and Other Not for Profits
Purpose and Scope: Assume interim CFO responsibilities. Plan, direct, and oversee strategic, financial process improvements to
lower costs for underperforming business units while improving internal controls, accuracy and personnel redundancy. Train and
supervise employee to ensure efforts meet and exceed expectations while personally selecting vendors and managing conversion
and user training requirement
Introduced Change Management of financial function, in multiple locations, saving an annual total of $250,000
Planned and managed upgrade to accounting and constituent software
Converted and trained staff to use this new - updated software and reduced cycle time
Achieve target of critical backup capability and redundancy with no additional costs to the organization
Standardized accounting policies and procedures, providing greater controls
Implement, in all areas, a Daily Dashboard Update and established metrics for a Balanced Scorecard
Upgraded data security, with 4 hour recovery provisions. Plan tested quarterly
Updated Strategic Plans with Board participation
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT, INC. - JULY 1987 to JUNE 2007
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER - Feb. 2004 to June 2007
Purpose and Scope: Hired in this position, to turn around the unmet expectations in these former JA areas. I assumed control of a wide
range of programs, funding oversight, financial reporting, technical and administrative services. I lowered costs, achieved short and long-
range operational targets, focused on improving financial stability, and initiated total transparency in reporting. Managed staff of 7, reported to
Consolidated 4 operating areas into 1 statewide entity. Improved external audit results.
Integrated financial and constituent databases, and implemented controls to maintain full GAAP compliance.
Averted fiscal shortfalls through analysis and monitoring of budgets and cash flow projections.
Increased revenue by 41% and Program impact by 53% over 3 years.
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Dennis R. Callahan, MBA, CPA
SENIOR V. P. OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION - Jul. 1992 to February 2004
Purpose and Scope: Chosen for overall financial and operational leadership experience, to plan and deliver P&L outcomes, and to
consistently exceed goals of a growing organization. Directed all Financial, HR, Information and Facilities Management activities.
Established controls, improved policies and procedures. Developed and implemented Daily Dashboard Update, using data feeds from
existing systems. Maintained strong working relationship with the Board of Directors. Developed and mentored staff to optimize performance
and maintain an optimistic and efficient workplace culture. Managed 11 direct reports. Reported to the President
Reduced bad debts by $200,000, through stringent revenue recognition policies.
Reduced A/R turnover to 20 days, streamlining billing and collection process, which improved cash flow dramatically
Recorded 12 years of surplus by tightly managing P & L and budgets.
Relocated 50 staff to new office facility, project finished on time and on budget.
Led working group to standardize data warehousing for 125 JA areas in ERP and financial databases
Improved organizational communication through use of a new customer satisfaction survey.
MBA – FINANCE | BUSINESS MANAGEMENT BS - ACCOUNTING
Baruch College, CUNY – New York, NY | 3.7 GPA St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY
Additional courses, seminars and workshops include: Six Sigma Quality | Current Audit Techniques Advanced Financial Analysis |
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
Certified Public Accountant
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