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JEFFREY A. MICHALSKI, CPA
(224) 300-3840 | Jeff.MichalskiCPA@gmail.com | Deer Park, IL 60010
www.linkedin.com/in/michalskija
A finance executive with a bias for action and track record of progressive financial leadership in
manufacturing, distribution and service environments. Outstanding leadership that yields and
enables HIGH PERFORMING TEAMs that out perform objectives. Relentlessly looking to improve earnings
& profits by aligning the company’s key processes against business requirements. Relying on data to
assess the future needs and trends of the business, a strategic thinker active in driving M&A activities
coupled with organic growth tactics that include capacity forecasting, operational metrics, and financial
models.
➢ M&A transaction experience that includes 6 acquisitions, 2 divestitures; development of
confidential informational memorandum (CIM) used in the successful of sale platform company;
finance lead on integration of acquired assets.
➢ ERP system implementations that comprise Oracle Hyperion HFM and Infor-Syteline (a
robust enterprise resource planning solution).
➢ Bank | Debt syndication placement $85M, providing decreased debt carrying costs,
additional liquidly for acquisitions, and a significant dividend distribution.
Specialized Skills: Tax planning, Big 4 audit firms, M&A Transactions and integration, Strategic planning,
Business development, Turnarounds, Treasury and cash management in leveraged environment, P&L
management, Risk management, Business Process Automation (BPA), ERP system implementation, Financial
reporting | consolidations | budgets | forecasts, Advanced financial modeling, Supply chain, Labor Strategies,
Cost accounting (standard, average, job, and % completion)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Vice President of Finance | Controller, SUZOHAPP GROUP (PRIVATE EQUITY), 2007 - 2015
The group is a manufacturer and distributer of a wide array of products, which specializes in coin and
currency handling. An industry leader with 500 + employees the group continues to out-perform its peers.
Servicing 20,000 active accounts across 80 country’s through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and
Australia. VP of Finance reported to the America’s President with dotted line to Corporate CFO, contributed
in the strategic direction of the company in addition to leading day-to-day financial reporting, budgeting,
forecasting, operational analysis, working capital management, tax compliance and risk management |
insurance needs.
• M&A team member, in December 2013, lead the financial acquisition of two high margin product lines,
$25M annual sales that solidified the company’s position in the self-pay parking industry.
• Improved working capital 30% through reductions in inventory (improved lead times) and improved
receivables aging (credit scoring). Increased margins in excess of 3% (pricing & supply chain), $2M
EBITDA improvement in operating costs (process automation) while maintaining customer service levels.
• Experienced finance lead for the Oracle Hyperion HFM implementation and Infor-Syteline ERP package
(similar to SAP). Allowing management the ability to review and analyze activities within a single system
instance, providing increased visibility to products and customer buying trends on a global scale.
• Drove concept to completion ACH payment policy saving $0.6M annually by eliminating the practice of
using checks for vendor payments. Proposed phase II “pay on receipt” enabling payment on receipt of
goods vs. invoice - forecasted annual cost savings of $0.2M. Continued…
JEFFREY A. MICHALSKI, CPA Page 2 of 2
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED)
Controller | Chief Accounting Officer, BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE), 2004 - 2006
Oversaw working capital management, risk management, general liability claim reviews, sales and use tax
compliance, budgets, forecasts, and treasury functions for this Fortune 500 manufacturing-retailer, operating
100+ family entertainment centers in North America and Europe.
• Improved efficiency by 20% in key departments through the introduction of KPI metrics while stripping
out $.3M of costs in the first year of process implementation.
• Reduced specific general liability claims reserves by up to 40%. Operational improvements yielded the
reduction of IBNR reserves by $2M in 2006 and $4M in 2005.
• Designed and successfully implemented BPA modifications that facilitated “catch-up” of 22 weeks of
unprocessed work that accumulated prior to joining the team. Proclaimed by analysts and management
as a major accomplishment.
• Dramatically improved results of the retail and distribution centers by introducing and communicating
KPIs designed influence employee staffing models, inventory levels and promotional activities used in
driving business.
Corporate Controller, CITRICO HOLDINGS, INC., 2002 - 2004
Managed cash, accounts payable, T&E, and all general accounting functions for start-up manufacturing
subsidiary of Coca-Cola Corporation. Handled U.S. GAAP financial reporting and compliance for international
subsidiaries via indirect reporting relationship to country managers and controllers. Managed external audit
functions of consolidated & domestic companies during a time of extreme growth.
• Developed and published right-time management reports by successfully mining key system data for
financial and operational reporting packages.
• Reduced transportation costs 30% by moving to direct relationships with industry leaders in the
refrigeration transport business.
Turnaround Consultant, REESEMCMAHON, 1999 - 2002
Audit Group Manager | Supervising Senior, MCGLADREY & PULLEN, 1997 - 1999
Supervising Senior | Lead-in-charge, GRANT THORNTON, LLP, 1994 -
1997
EDUCATION & LICENSES
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Northern Illinois University, 1994
Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Illinois License No.: 239.016162
Software: Oracle Hyperion, Infor-Syteline (Similar to SAP), Microsoft Office Suite
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Jeff Michalski Resume

  • 1. JEFFREY A. MICHALSKI, CPA (224) 300-3840 | Jeff.MichalskiCPA@gmail.com | Deer Park, IL 60010 www.linkedin.com/in/michalskija A finance executive with a bias for action and track record of progressive financial leadership in manufacturing, distribution and service environments. Outstanding leadership that yields and enables HIGH PERFORMING TEAMs that out perform objectives. Relentlessly looking to improve earnings & profits by aligning the company’s key processes against business requirements. Relying on data to assess the future needs and trends of the business, a strategic thinker active in driving M&A activities coupled with organic growth tactics that include capacity forecasting, operational metrics, and financial models. ➢ M&A transaction experience that includes 6 acquisitions, 2 divestitures; development of confidential informational memorandum (CIM) used in the successful of sale platform company; finance lead on integration of acquired assets. ➢ ERP system implementations that comprise Oracle Hyperion HFM and Infor-Syteline (a robust enterprise resource planning solution). ➢ Bank | Debt syndication placement $85M, providing decreased debt carrying costs, additional liquidly for acquisitions, and a significant dividend distribution. Specialized Skills: Tax planning, Big 4 audit firms, M&A Transactions and integration, Strategic planning, Business development, Turnarounds, Treasury and cash management in leveraged environment, P&L management, Risk management, Business Process Automation (BPA), ERP system implementation, Financial reporting | consolidations | budgets | forecasts, Advanced financial modeling, Supply chain, Labor Strategies, Cost accounting (standard, average, job, and % completion) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Vice President of Finance | Controller, SUZOHAPP GROUP (PRIVATE EQUITY), 2007 - 2015 The group is a manufacturer and distributer of a wide array of products, which specializes in coin and currency handling. An industry leader with 500 + employees the group continues to out-perform its peers. Servicing 20,000 active accounts across 80 country’s through facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. VP of Finance reported to the America’s President with dotted line to Corporate CFO, contributed in the strategic direction of the company in addition to leading day-to-day financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, operational analysis, working capital management, tax compliance and risk management | insurance needs. • M&A team member, in December 2013, lead the financial acquisition of two high margin product lines, $25M annual sales that solidified the company’s position in the self-pay parking industry. • Improved working capital 30% through reductions in inventory (improved lead times) and improved receivables aging (credit scoring). Increased margins in excess of 3% (pricing & supply chain), $2M EBITDA improvement in operating costs (process automation) while maintaining customer service levels. • Experienced finance lead for the Oracle Hyperion HFM implementation and Infor-Syteline ERP package (similar to SAP). Allowing management the ability to review and analyze activities within a single system instance, providing increased visibility to products and customer buying trends on a global scale. • Drove concept to completion ACH payment policy saving $0.6M annually by eliminating the practice of using checks for vendor payments. Proposed phase II “pay on receipt” enabling payment on receipt of goods vs. invoice - forecasted annual cost savings of $0.2M. Continued…
  • 2. JEFFREY A. MICHALSKI, CPA Page 2 of 2 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (CONTINUED) Controller | Chief Accounting Officer, BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE), 2004 - 2006 Oversaw working capital management, risk management, general liability claim reviews, sales and use tax compliance, budgets, forecasts, and treasury functions for this Fortune 500 manufacturing-retailer, operating 100+ family entertainment centers in North America and Europe. • Improved efficiency by 20% in key departments through the introduction of KPI metrics while stripping out $.3M of costs in the first year of process implementation. • Reduced specific general liability claims reserves by up to 40%. Operational improvements yielded the reduction of IBNR reserves by $2M in 2006 and $4M in 2005. • Designed and successfully implemented BPA modifications that facilitated “catch-up” of 22 weeks of unprocessed work that accumulated prior to joining the team. Proclaimed by analysts and management as a major accomplishment. • Dramatically improved results of the retail and distribution centers by introducing and communicating KPIs designed influence employee staffing models, inventory levels and promotional activities used in driving business. Corporate Controller, CITRICO HOLDINGS, INC., 2002 - 2004 Managed cash, accounts payable, T&E, and all general accounting functions for start-up manufacturing subsidiary of Coca-Cola Corporation. Handled U.S. GAAP financial reporting and compliance for international subsidiaries via indirect reporting relationship to country managers and controllers. Managed external audit functions of consolidated & domestic companies during a time of extreme growth. • Developed and published right-time management reports by successfully mining key system data for financial and operational reporting packages. • Reduced transportation costs 30% by moving to direct relationships with industry leaders in the refrigeration transport business. Turnaround Consultant, REESEMCMAHON, 1999 - 2002 Audit Group Manager | Supervising Senior, MCGLADREY & PULLEN, 1997 - 1999 Supervising Senior | Lead-in-charge, GRANT THORNTON, LLP, 1994 - 1997 EDUCATION & LICENSES Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Northern Illinois University, 1994 Licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), State of Illinois License No.: 239.016162 Software: Oracle Hyperion, Infor-Syteline (Similar to SAP), Microsoft Office Suite