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Kevin Kelso

Controller

The Arc of Delaware

The Arc of Delaware is a non-profit social services agency providing housing, employment training and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is part of a national organization spanning 60 years.

  • Manage accounting, finance and IT functions for eleven legal entities encompassing 80+ group home rental properties, government grants and contracts, private and corporate contributions and fundraising.
  • Perform full cycle accounting including A/R, A/P, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Treasury, HUD, Management and Financial Statement Reporting utilizing MS Dynamics SL and FRx. Prepare financial analyses, budgeting and ad-hoc reports for Executive Director and an active Board of Directors.

Seasoned management accounting professional with 20 years in financial services in progressive leadership roles including strong internal control/risk assessment (SOX404, COSO, FDICIA), continuous process improvement & systems automation expertise.

In my most recent role as a hands-on Controller, I had broad financial responsibility for a global line of business with approximately $400M in annual operating revenues. I built a Controllers team of accounting professionals and made significant improvements to the:

> Internal control environment

> Weekly/Monthly forecast and periodic plan processes

> Daily accounting and monthly close process

> Automation of key financial systems (SAP GL, Recon+ Subledger, AP)

> Management Reporting and Client Profitability Analyses.

I possess superior interpersonal communication skills and a proven ability to provide high levels of service in a time sensitive environment requiring flexibility and continuous multitasking. I work effectively with others in many specific disciplines and have forged strong partnerships to achieve shared objectives. My soft skills include:

> Facilitating collaboration across an organization’s various departments

> Providing consultative services to business partners for financial decision making

> Leading/working within a team to improve processes

> Developing and mentoring staff

> Documenting processes and procedures, and

> Providing analytical services and problem solving in crisis situations.

I have a very strong background in assessing and improving internal control environments, implementing corporate governance (SOX404 & COSO), extensive financial systems applications expertise, an Accounting Policies/Procedures & internal audit background.

Internal Control Specialist (SOX404) Manager

Business Analyst/Project Management: SAP R/3 FI (multi-currency GL) implementation

 

Experience

Management Consultant : Management Consultant - [2010-12 to Current]
Seasoned financial professional providing accounting/financial services, systems automation/implementation, business process improvement, risk assessment and project management experience on a consultative basis.  Manage the accounting infrastructure for a new non-profit elementary education institution which includes: implementing Sage BusinessWorks 2011 accounting suite, establishing financial policies and procedures, creating the budget and forecast models, instituting standard management reporting, partnering with ADP for payroll services, maintain banking relationships and provide various risk management services to enable the school finance office to operate efficiently. Manage AR, AP, banking, payroll and tuition servicing.  Assisted non-profit elementary education institution with budgeting, cash-flow, risk analysis and facilitated the operational implementation of a student migration project to transfer students from a closing school.

Vice President/Controller : JPMorgan Chase Bank NA - [2005-11 to 2010-04]
Managed day to day accounting for international line of business (ADR's) with $400M Annual Operating Revenue.

 

Education

Bachelors, Accounting : Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - [1977 to 1981]