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Robert Spokane

Internal Auditor

Shelby Residential & Vocational Services, Inc

CPA with Financial Management expertise with over 20 years experience in Retail, Real Estate, Non Profit and Healthcare. Skilled at assisting teams to achieve organizational goals, and the effective use of data to demonstrate business concepts.

Intermediate excel and Powerpoint skills MAS200, Quickbooks, Skyline, and other software packages Software implementation experience Excel in process engineering, lean management training.

 

Experience

Internal Auditor/Director of Finance : Shelby Residential & Vocational Service - [2006-11 to Current]
(Provider of Vocational, Medical, Behavioral, and Housing Services to the intellectually disabled. Largest Agency in Western, TN with Revenues in excess of $30 Million) Oversee Accounting, Funding, Financial Case Management; Tax Reporting, Budgeting, Cash Management, Planning, AP, AR, and State & Federal Reporting. Prepare all Board Financial Reports, Cost Reports to the State for Medicaid Waiver, State, and various Grant funding. Responsible for all Treasury functions. Key Accomplishments: •Developed and implemented new procedures to handle Establishment, MR Housing, and Client funds that saved the organization $75,500 •Created cash flow projections for month, year and five year to support the growth of the agency, saving the Company $170,000 •Improved internal controls over benefit reporting, cash planning, and assured proper payments resulting in refunds and cost savings to the Organization of $160,700

Controller : WESTON COMPANIES, INC - [2003-05 to 2006-06]
Oversaw Financial and Tax Reporting, Budgeting, Cash Management, Treasury, Planning, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Risk Management for all owned and managed entities (with an asset value of over one billion). Directed and analyzed the appeals process for all property tax issues. Prepared all consolidation and tax projection reports to majority owners. Key Accomplishments: •Developed and implemented a Tenant Construction Allowance Tracker System that resulted in saving $138,500 •Audited and improved internal controls over construction contracts, and assured proper billings saving the Company an additional $133,700

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE : Rue 21, Inc - [1987-09 to 2001-01]
(Retail chain of 285 clothing stores in 38 states generating sales of $250 million dollars) Managed forty-five very diverse financial and accounting personnel. Oversaw Financial and Tax Reporting, Budgeting, Planning, Treasury, Payroll, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Inventory, Sales Lease Audits, Fringe Benefits, Risk Management, Banking and Factor relationships, and administration of investment and pension plans. Key Accomplishments: •Developed open-to-buy inventory system, reduced markdowns $750K per year •Created short, medium and long range Cash and Financial plans to assure proper capitalization and ability to grow, saving the Company $350,000 •Implemented a lease audit system for cost savings of over $350K •Created and implemented lease review checklist saving $197K annually •Audited and uncovered a cash fraud scheme, saved the company $195,475

 

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting : Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus - [1974 to 1978]