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John Kirou
27 Summitgreen Crescent,
Brampton, ON
L6R 0T4
Phone number: 416 970 4000 Email: johnkirou@hotmail.com
Financial Controller
Experienced Financial Management Professional with over 10 years experience as a Corporate
Controller. Currently enrolled and completed the 6th
level of the CGA program with extensive
knowledge and practical application of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Signature Strengths
 Budgeting, Strategic planning and cash
flow projection.
 Strong Mergers and Acquisition
experience.
 Proven delivery of clean audits
 Foreign exchange hedging
 Full cycle accounting
 Balance sheet reconciliations
 Staff management
 Expense analysis and monitoring
 System implementation
Professional Skills
System controls
 Successfully reduced month end processes from 6 days to 4; resulting in the Executive
Management team receiving accurate information earlier; allowing them to make strategic
decision to improve annual income.
 Lead the implementation of the new company software which brought together all operations;
resulting in live information, overhead savings of $120,000 annually and customer service
satisfaction.
 Performed due diligence leading through developing and implementing all policies and
procedures for the new system, training all staff, improving efficiency, saving time resulting in
minimal errors.
 Strengthen approval procedures to better document and track activity in accounts payable,
purchasing and inventory areas.
Staff management and customer service
 Executive responsibility for the management and leadership in the areas of Information
Technology, financial and accounting services, Conducting annual audits, monitoring
development.
 Qualified team leader who Improved staff morale and dedication by initiating the “Champion”
awards to staff for improving operation efficiency.
 Invested in the development of staff through 1-1 mentorship; resulting in low turnover and a
qualified team through education and experience.
 Fortified communication levels with sales reps to improve production schedules, as a result
time critical deadlines were met and all departments worked in conjunction with each other.
 Primary interface with all outside auditors and corporate personnel.
John Kirou
27 Summitgreen Crescent,
Brampton, ON
L6R 0T4
Phone number: 416 970 4000 Email: johnkirou@hotmail.com
2
Financial and Management Accounting
 Reconciled all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis with emphasis on the Inventory, A/P,
A/R and Fixed Assets.
 Provided leadership and business management in the areas of general accounting, cost
accounting, business planning, cost reduction programs, risk management, business and
financial reporting.
 Significant years of experience with year- end financial audits with great results
 Periodically to secure preferred pricing status
 Extensive experience in Foreign Exchange Hedging and leadership in obtaining new industry
wide certifications.
Professional Employment
Weston Premium Woods Jul 2008 - Jul 2016
Controller
Concord Kitchens Ltd, Bolton, ON Jul 2006 – Jun 2008
Controller
Concord Elevator Inc, Brampton, ON Nov 2003 –Jun 2006
Controller
Lear Canada Corp, Mississauga, ON Oct 1999 – Jun 2003
Assistant Controller
Education
Certified General Accountant (CGA) present
Completed level 6
Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major 1987 – 1991
Ryerson Institute Toronto
Other major areas of study include: Management, Marketing, Economics and languages
References Available Upon Request  Flexibility in Schedule  Multi-Lingual

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Resume JK

  • 1. John Kirou 27 Summitgreen Crescent, Brampton, ON L6R 0T4 Phone number: 416 970 4000 Email: johnkirou@hotmail.com Financial Controller Experienced Financial Management Professional with over 10 years experience as a Corporate Controller. Currently enrolled and completed the 6th level of the CGA program with extensive knowledge and practical application of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Signature Strengths  Budgeting, Strategic planning and cash flow projection.  Strong Mergers and Acquisition experience.  Proven delivery of clean audits  Foreign exchange hedging  Full cycle accounting  Balance sheet reconciliations  Staff management  Expense analysis and monitoring  System implementation Professional Skills System controls  Successfully reduced month end processes from 6 days to 4; resulting in the Executive Management team receiving accurate information earlier; allowing them to make strategic decision to improve annual income.  Lead the implementation of the new company software which brought together all operations; resulting in live information, overhead savings of $120,000 annually and customer service satisfaction.  Performed due diligence leading through developing and implementing all policies and procedures for the new system, training all staff, improving efficiency, saving time resulting in minimal errors.  Strengthen approval procedures to better document and track activity in accounts payable, purchasing and inventory areas. Staff management and customer service  Executive responsibility for the management and leadership in the areas of Information Technology, financial and accounting services, Conducting annual audits, monitoring development.  Qualified team leader who Improved staff morale and dedication by initiating the “Champion” awards to staff for improving operation efficiency.  Invested in the development of staff through 1-1 mentorship; resulting in low turnover and a qualified team through education and experience.  Fortified communication levels with sales reps to improve production schedules, as a result time critical deadlines were met and all departments worked in conjunction with each other.  Primary interface with all outside auditors and corporate personnel.
  • 2. John Kirou 27 Summitgreen Crescent, Brampton, ON L6R 0T4 Phone number: 416 970 4000 Email: johnkirou@hotmail.com 2 Financial and Management Accounting  Reconciled all balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis with emphasis on the Inventory, A/P, A/R and Fixed Assets.  Provided leadership and business management in the areas of general accounting, cost accounting, business planning, cost reduction programs, risk management, business and financial reporting.  Significant years of experience with year- end financial audits with great results  Periodically to secure preferred pricing status  Extensive experience in Foreign Exchange Hedging and leadership in obtaining new industry wide certifications. Professional Employment Weston Premium Woods Jul 2008 - Jul 2016 Controller Concord Kitchens Ltd, Bolton, ON Jul 2006 – Jun 2008 Controller Concord Elevator Inc, Brampton, ON Nov 2003 –Jun 2006 Controller Lear Canada Corp, Mississauga, ON Oct 1999 – Jun 2003 Assistant Controller Education Certified General Accountant (CGA) present Completed level 6 Business Administration Degree, Accounting Major 1987 – 1991 Ryerson Institute Toronto Other major areas of study include: Management, Marketing, Economics and languages References Available Upon Request  Flexibility in Schedule  Multi-Lingual