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Phil Murray

VP of Finance & Administration

Kimbia, Inc.

Executive finance/accounting leader possessing both strategic and hands-on abilities, and who emphasizes actions directly affecting the bottom line.

I thrive in environments of growth, challenge, and innovation. Strong GAAP accounting and financial analysis skills, coupled with a solid IT background. I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant (TX) and also hold an MBA degree (finance emphasis).

Specifically, I have ten (10) years of experience in finance/accounting management in high-growth, fast-paced situations where quick and accurate analysis, developing and maintaining accurate systems/reporting as well as managing ongoing change is critical.

Experience in the technology, services, construction, and manufacturing/distribution industries.

IT-savvy and a systems expert, with extensive experience implementing ERP, HR, cost accounting systems, and custom web applications in a high-growth environment. Heavy MS Dynamics Great Plains and Dynamics CRM experience; Crystal Reports and FRx Reporting.

Very strong in situations requiring heavy analysis, with an absolute commitment to act on the results. Strong negotiator and deal-maker skilled at bringing diverse parties together to achieve results

 

Experience

VP of Finance & Administration : Kimbia, Inc. - [2012-02 to Current]

VP of Finance : Tutors with Computers - [2010-04 to Current]
Serve as top finance/accounting leader in a fast-growing E-Learning company, which maintains a presence and a large services workforce in multiple states. Ultimate responsibility for all external financial reporting, as well as analysis and budget management company-wide. Provides supervision to the accounting/finance group in addition to the logistics and distribution group.

Director of Finance : StrictlyTalent.com - [2009-06 to 2010-04]
StrictlyTalent (http://strictlytalent.com) provides a strategic, low cost way for companies and search firms to fill current executive positions (Director-level and above) and build relationships with talent ahead of demand. StrictlyTalent was founded by the Austin-based leader who successfully launched and grew Hire.com into a major concern in the 90's.

In the role of Director of Finance I oversaw finance/accounting and back-office operations for this new start-up. Extensive financial projection work, investor relations, preparation of investor presentation materials, compiling and reporting financial projections/business plan; analysis of competitive environment and pricing structure.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) : Hattaway-Baxter, LLC / Sealing Agents - [2005-08 to 2009-06]
Oversaw the accounting, credit, information technology, and human resource functions of the organization which included 7 entities (broadly referred to as Hattaway-Baxter & affiliates) under common/similar ownership, including Inc5000 award-winner Sealing Agents Waterproofing, Inc.

Ultimate responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of all financial reporting and GAAP compliance. Responsible for all insurance, benefits, and lending/leasing negotiations and arrangements. Shared P&L ownership, and management of high-level budgets. I reported to the CEO, and served as a member of the strategic leadership team. Key achievements included leadership of 5 successful business acquisition transactions (out of 8 attempted), MS Dynamics Great Plains implementation, negotiation of multiple credit facilities, mortgages, and aircraft/vehicle/equipment loans and leases, and facilitating a tenfold revenue and headcount increase over a 7 year period

Controller : Hattaway-Baxter, LLC / Sealing Agents - [2001-08 to 2005-09]

Staff Accountant/Special Projects : Hattaway-Baxter, LLC / Sealing Agents - [2000-08 to 2001-08]

 

Education

MBA, Finance : University of North Carolina at Charlotte - [2004 to 2006]

BSBA, Business Admin./Operations Management : University of North Carolina at Charlotte - [1997 to 2000]