Chief Finance Officer VP Director Finance Controller in New York City NY Resume Dennis Callahan

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     Dennis R. Callahan, MBA, CPA                                                   cell 908.812.9065 home 732.607.1195

                                                      FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE
                                                         CORE COMPITENCIES
             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
         Organizational Contributions:
                  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
the President.
         Organizational Contributions:
                    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
         Organizational Contributions:
                 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 |
Advanced Excel
                                                      CERTIFICATES & LICENSES
                                                       Certified Public Accountant

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Description: Dennis Callahan has experience as interim Chief Finance Officer. Dennis and has planned, directed, and overseen strategic, financial process improvements to lower costs, budgets, audits and Information Management.