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					JAAKKO TALVITIE, CPA                                                                   Cell: (512) 745-7823
7301 RR 620 N Suite 155 Box 356                                                           Tel: (512) 351-9719
Austin, TX 78726                                                                 e-mail: jaakko@jrw.us
                                                                     www.LinkedIn.com/in/JaakkoTalvitie



Accomplished entrepreneurial financial executive (CPA/MBA) with extensive corporate
and consulting experience overseeing local, regional and corporate level activities for public
and privately held businesses; coordinating and supervising external audits and budget
processes. Documented record of cost savings, collections & billings, design &
implementations of accounting/management reporting systems, solving tax and insurance
problems, as well as re-construction of financial records at the CFO, Vice President of
Finance/Accounting, and Controller levels.
        Energetic, Goal-Oriented Team Player with High Ethical Standards
        Highly Organized and Self-Motivated Problem Solver
        Effective, Innovative and Motivational Leader/Coach/Mentor with Extreme Patience
Honest Loyal Trustworthy
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Manufacturing and Distribution:
       CFO - NuVANTE, Inc. (Austin, TX)                2004-06
                   Start-up consumer products marketing
       Controller – Nutrition For Life International (Houston, TX) 2000-02
                   Consumer products marketing with US, Europe, Japan and Korea
       CFO - Farouk Systems, Inc.(Houston, TX) 1989-96
                   Consumer products manufacturing with domestic and international distribution
Hospitality:
       The Crossings (lodging, conference center & spa) – Controller (Austin, TX) 2008-2010
       The Luxury Collection Hotel (Sheraton) – Controller (Houston, TX) 1997-99
       Four Seasons Hotels – Regional Controller Texas (Houston, TX) 1985-89
       Mariner Corporation – Vice President Hotel Accounting (Houston, TX) 1983-85
                   20 hotels in five states - Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Sheraton and Ramada
       Westin Hotels and Resorts
          o Controller Westin Oaks Hotel (Houston, TX) 1978-85
          o Assistant Controller Peachtree Plaza Hotel (Atlanta, GA) 1975-78
Residential Property:
       Controller - Campus Advantage, Inc. (Austin, TX) 2006-07
                   Student housing management with 30 locations in 16 states

JAAKKO TALVITIE, CPA (1981- present)
SOLE PRACTITIONER – part-time tax and consulting practice with entrepreneurial clientele (see
the attached listing for sample of consulting assignments).
VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS:
    HFTP - formerly International Association of Hospitality Accountants (IAHA)
                   President (1989-90), Member of Executive Committee (1985-91)
       American Hotel & Motel Association (AH&MA) Research Foundation
                   Treasurer (1991-93)
JAAKKO TALVITIE, CPA                                                                 Cell: (512) 745-7823
7301 RR 620 N Suite 155 Box 356                                                         Tel: (512) 351-9719
Austin, TX 78726                                                              e-mail: jaakko@jrw.us
                                                                  www.LinkedIn.com/in/JaakkoTalvitie




EDUCATION:                 MBA in Finance and International Business
                                   Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
                           B.S. (Business Economics) in Marketing
                                   Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
CERTIFICATION:             Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Texas
                           Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE)
                           Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor (Pro and Enterprise Solutions)


Extensive Professional Experience in:

       Manufacturing and Distribution cost accounting, Sales analysis, Customer profit
        contributions
       Hotel and Commercial Property Management with multi-unit responsibilities, ranging
        from luxury and large convention hotels to mid-size franchise operations, including
        distress properties
       Owner Representation, Expert Witness
       Contract Negotiations
       Operational and Financial Analysis
       Budgeting & Forecasting
       Pro-Forma Analysis and Projections
       Accounting, Purchasing and Cash Flow Controls
       International Consolidations

       Accounting and Reporting Systems - Design, Implementation and Conversions
                   SAP, Timberline, SBT, Peachtree, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor
       Accounting Policies & Procedures
       Reconciliation and Re-Construction of Financial Records

       Staff Recruitment and Training

       Multi-State Sales Tax Administration (up to 130 sales tax permits)
       TABC, Occupancy, Property Tax, and Franchise Taxes
       Payroll Taxes and Workers’ Compensation
       Corporate, Partnership, and Individual Income Taxes
       IRS Income Tax and Contract Labor Audits
       Sales, Occupancy and TABC Tax Audits

       Property and Business Interruption Insurance Claims, including major Hurricane damages
        for multiple properties
JAAKKO TALVITIE, CPA                                                  Cell: (512) 745-7823
7301 RR 620 N Suite 155 Box 356                                          Tel: (512) 351-9719
Austin, TX 78726                                                   e-mail: jaakko@jrw.us
                                                       www.LinkedIn.com/in/JaakkoTalvitie




The following is a sample of Special Consulting Projects by Jaakko Talvitie, CPA:

Dental World, Inc. - Houston, TX (1996-97)
Multi-location dental practice. Responsible for a complete re-organization of accounting
(Peachtree); management reporting, cash flow and budgeting systems. Significant improvements
in the collections allowed for expansion and resulted in a subsequent acquisition by a publicly
traded company.

Almeda Dental Group - Houston, TX (2002-04)
Large dental practice (50+ employees). Responsible for a complete re-organization of
accounting, as well as management and financial reporting functions (QuickBooks).

University of Houston - Hilton Hotel. Houston, TX - Review of accounting policies,
procedures, and internal controls.

Canal Place, New Orleans, LA - a multi-use complex consisting of two office buildings, garage,
fashion mall and a 455-room luxury hotel, Hotel Iberville, subsequently Westin Canal Place, and
currently known as Wyndham Hotel
The project included review of the hotel operations, financial statements, internal controls,
budgets, pre-opening expenses, negotiations for a new management contract (The Westin) and
termination of the old contract with Trusthouse Forte. The 20-year non-cancelable contract
was terminated after the first year without any penalties and with savings of $200,000 in
the pre-opening and operating expenses.

SARA Hotels, Stockholm, Sweden - Accounting systems and reporting review for the multi-
property hotel management company in conjunction with a London based hospitality industry
consulting firm.

The Plaza, New York, NY - Preparation of a 5-year operating budget as a support for Donald
Trump’s $600 million refinancing package with international financial institutions.

Disney World, Orlando, FL - Preparation, review and presentation of an automated catering
booking system for all the Disney hotels in Orlando in conjunction with a Birmingham, AL based
consulting firm.

The Prudential Insurance Company of America - Review of financial and operational
projections, preparation of a 5-year operating budget, and expert witness work regarding the
bankruptcy case of Houstonian Hotel.

Other - OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HazComm - “Employee-Right-to-Know”
Law) - implementation & training seminars for Texas Hotel & Motel Association, New Jersey
Hotel & Motel Association, and Hawaii Hotel Security Association.
rating budget, and expert witness work regarding the bankruptcy case
of Houstonian Hotel.

Other - OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HazComm - “Employee-Right-to-Know”
Law) - implementation & training seminars for Texas Hotel & Motel Association, New Jersey Hotel &
Motel Association, and Hawaii Hotel Security Association.

				
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Description: Jaakko Talvitie is an accomplished entrepreneurial financial executive (CPA/MBA) with extensive corporate and consulting experience overseeing local, regional and corporate level activities for public and privately held businesses; coordinating and supervising external audits and budget processes. He has documented record of cost savings, collections & billings, design & implementations of accounting/management reporting systems, solving tax and insurance problems, as well as re-construction of financial records at the CFO, Vice President of Finance/Accounting, and Controller levels.