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October 1, 2017
Brian ONeill
13 Saint Pierre Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679

Highly successful finance professional, accomplished at performing comprehensive financial analysis, forecasting, financial modeling, and internal control tracking to support short- and long-range strategic plans and operating budgets. Exemplary capabilities in cost accounting and manufacturing variance analysis, cash management, payroll, business leadership, acquisitions, fund accounting and non-profit accounting, business system implementations and GAAP compliance.


YMCA of Orange and Riverside Counties (CFO) 1/17 9/17
 Chief financial officer for the $40M 1,300 employee, 100 field sites non-profit.
 Supervised and manage a staff of six
 Member of executive leadership group and support the finance committee of the BOD
 Installed new budgeting and reporting software, BI360
 Prepared the operating budget and capex budget
 Oversee the annual audit
 Introduced lean concepts and lean-based problem-solving techniques

Beckman Coulter, Brea, CA (Plant Controller, Porterville/Chatsworth, CA) 2014 1/17 A Danaher company, Leader in Medical Diagnostic & Life Sciences Instrumentation

 Controller for PCBA factory and Urinalysis DX instruments factory total employee 350
 Member of executive teams at both factories
 Full P/L responsibility for a $100M budget at standard cost
 Developed the operating and capital budgets, department budgets, and eight forecasts
 Responsible for all cost accounting activities, including annual standard cost build for more than 2,000 unique assemblies and instruments comprised of over 20,000 components
 Oversaw inventory reduction and MUV and PPV activities
 Uncovered significant overspend in two departments, reduced costs by 21%
 Adjusted labor and overhead rates to reflect accurate rates resulting in lower factory cost variances
 Presented monthly results to leadership
 Developed finance scenario modeling
 Tracked and reported daily plant financial KPIs including daily absorption rates, work-cell productivity and scrap

Gannett, McLean, VA (Controller, Tulare/Monterey Counties, CA) 2013 - 2014
Global Media (Public Company)

 Controller for two daily newspapers and several weekly papers
 Managed a staff of six accountants/ analysts, member of the operating committee
 Lead financial and operational strategist responsible for annual operating budgets and sales budgets, monthly close and presentations to superiors, rate analysis, GAAP and SOX compliance
 Established Operating Committee Instituted policy resulting in a reduction of revenue adjustments by 95% and inventory by 33%
 Consolidated department functions, which reduced operating expenses by 12%.

Freedom Comm./Churm Media, Santa Ana, CA (CFO/GM) 2004 2013
Magazine Division (CFO pre-ACQ/GM post-ACQ) (Acquired 2012)

 Managed and trained a staff of six accountants in two states
 Responsible for all accounting, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, credit management, GAAP compliance
 Presented monthly and annual financial statements
 Built and managed strategic partnerships
 Coordinated annual audits and counter-measured budget variances

 Managed human resources, established defined contribution plans and other EE benefit plans, created bonus plans for key employees, resolved staff conflict issues
 Managed owners comprehensive due diligence in a condensed period to prepare the company for successful acquisition and on time
 Oversaw a smooth transition for 35 employees in four departments to the acquiring company culture, protocols and policies
 Successfully launched a new bi-weekly magazine to become the largest magazine publisher on the west coast.
 Expanded company (Pre-Acquisition) from one brand to nine brands in two states in six years, which increased revenues from $700K a year to $10MM. Achieved record profit margins of 21%. Invested free cash flow to enhance company earnings
 Diversified revenues from one revenue stream to five streams, including print, digital, live events, custom content and marketing & public relations, which allowed the company to endure revenue fluctuations during turbulent economic condition
 Spearheaded acquisitions of three consumer titles including all financial due diligence, tripling revenue within seven years resulting in the largest advertising market share in Southern California in its class, totaling $10MM full-service multi-brand consumer media company serving 1.5MM readers/viewers
 Responsible for hiring of top-level talent in key positions, reorganized positions in every department resulting in labor savings of 44% and conducted performance reviews of every employee in the company
 Proficient with crisis management strategies resulting in renewed company profitability in the midst of a total industry and market collapse due to economic conditions

Controller and General Manager (1994 2004)

 Responsible for all general operations
 Set up full GL accounting and reporting systems
 Financial reporting to the CEO and private equity owners
 Created multiple reporting tools for all departments to improve speed and efficiency
 Managed outside audits. Managed Credit staff

SOFTWARE: Oracle ERP (manufacturing and OBI), SAP BPC and EPM, Great Plains, Sage Business Works, Sage 100, BI360

EDUCATION: State University of New York at Utica - Bachelor of Science: Business & Finance
Schenectady County Community College AA: Hotel Management

Other: Notary Public

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