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RICHARD J. BENDELL, CPA, CMA
61 Rollins Drive, Welland, Ontario L3C 6Z8  (905) 734-4726  rbendell@yahoo.com
Results-oriented professional combining superior service with financial integrity and ability.
Dedicated, organized and quick-learning team player with a wide range of experience and the
demonstrated proven ability to take on new tasks, provide solutions and be a positive contributor
towards maintaining effective systems and improving performance. My areas of proficiency include:
 Research & Planning
 Cost Accounting
 Fiscal Responsibility
 Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis
 Internal Controls and Budget Management
 Account Payables (A/P) & Receivables (A/R)
 Creative and Resourceful
 Volunteering (Sports)
 Flexibility with Initiative
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT
REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF NIAGARA, THOROLD, ON
Financial Analyst - Planning and Development Services, Public Works, ICP 2010- 2015
 Manage all aspects of the Region’s Development Charges including verifying compliance, payments,
reporting, and perform as the primary liaison with internal staff and the 12 local municipalities.
 Provide timely internal/external customer-first service guidance and issue resolution with a strategic
focus on applicants and local municipal partners that collect RDC’s on behalf of the Region.
 Through due diligence and attention to detail during reviews of payments, oversaw the recovery of
$437,086 that was owed the Region because of missed or incorrect RDC calculations from 2000-13.
 Identified ‘big picture’ process improvements, made recommendations, and implemented solutions.
 Co-leader for the IT Development Team for the new DC module in the iDARTS reporting system (a
16-month collaboration that went live and was fully functional in June 2011). This enabled Regional
staff to precisely track building permit data form information and then report the detailed results of
the financial impacts of existing policy decisions and exemptions to Committee and Council.
Financial/Transition Analyst - Corporate Services 1999-2009
 Responsible for all day-to-day administration duties of the Region’s Development Charges By-law.
 Played a key role in delivering financial advice as an internal analysis resource to Regional boards,
departments and agencies, and prepared reports relating to financial impacts for senior management.
 Assignments included providing administration and financial support to Niagara Regional Police,
Social Housing, POA, Purchasing and Public Works with special projects, post-devolution budget
preparation, journal entries, time sheets, Accounts Payable, and Housing by-type mortgage analysis.
 Primary lead for the Region’s annual Capital Market Debenture issue from 2000 to 2010. This
integral role included coordinating all local municipal requests, consulting with legal solicitors and
clerks department to ensure timely approval and submission of all supporting by-laws. Final steps
included the debenture closing and final issuance documents, then remittance of participant funds.
Cost Analyst – TROPHY FOODS, BRAMPTON, ON 1998-99
 Developed new product costs and then calculated sales prices needed to achieve margin targets.
 Ensured accuracy of cost of sales and inventory reports, prepared production and labour reports.
Financial Analyst – VELCRO CANADA, BRAMPTON, ON 1994-97
 Assisted with development of G/L accounts and reports in the Oracle system. Responsible for journal
entries, account analyses, bank reconciliations and preparation of month-end financial statements.
 Supervised the Accounts Payable, Reception and Cafeteria areas.
Accounting Supervisor – GOLDEN MILL BAKERY, HAMILTON, ON 1992-93
 Set-up accurate Product Master List and related formulas of standard usages and costs of
manufactured goods used by the Controller to create a workable Activity-Based Costing System.
 Created/maintained reports for production, sales rebates, franchisee commissions and GST returns.
 Provided Payroll support and back-up. In this capacity, recovered an uncashed, payroll-related bank
draft overlooked in old files that allowed for a cash recovery of $4,982.
Acting Controller (7-mth contract) - WALKER MAGNETICS NATIONAL, BURLINGTON, ON 1991-92
 Costed labour and materials on new and used Magnet production and repairs.
 Uncovered issue regarding incorrect interest being calculated on the daily account, and negotiated the
recovery of significant back interest from the bank worth $4,624 plus est. $150/month ongoing.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING & FINANCE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE 2001
Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT (CMA) 1992
As of April 2014, now a member of the new Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA)
(CMA’s, CA’s and CGA’s have merged together to form one professional accounting association)
BACHELOR OF ARTS in ADMINISTRATIVE & COMMERCIAL STUDIES (BA) 1988
University of Western Ontario
COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
MS Excel 2010  Word  PowerPoint  Outlook  Adobe Reader  various acctg systems inc Oracle
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS / TRAINING / AWARDS
* Author of the book; 1972 – THE SUMMIT SERIES: Canada vs. USSR, Stats, Lies & Videotape,
The UNTOLD Story of Hockey’s Series of the Century (written and researched from 2002-2012)
* Next Generation of Public Involvement Webinar and Advanced Excel Training - 2012
* Member of team that received Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) - 2006 & 2007
* Received Senior Mgmt recognition for RDC report template that Province adopted as standard - 2005
* MFOA Municipal Cash Management & Investment Approaches Seminar - 2004
* Region’s support representative attendee to OMBI Treasurers User Fee Subcommittee from 2002-04
* QS-9000 Quality System Auditor Certificate and Oracle General Ledger course Certificate - 1996
* WHMIS Workplace Training Certificate - 1995
* Workers Compensation Training - 1993
* Provided admin back-up for WCB, Retail and Federal Sales Tax audits. By double-checking the
consultant’s FST refund requests uncovered eligible, but unclaimed amounts and directly enabled the
company to apply for and recoup over $5,000 with PETERBILT OF ONTARIO in Milton, Ont - 1990
* Harvey Woods safety contest winner with the slogan; ‘Safety Never Hurt Anyone’ - 1987
RICHARD J. BENDELL, CPA, CMA  (905) 734-4726  rbendell@yahoo.com Page 2

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Experienced Financial Analyst with Proven Track Record

  • 1. RICHARD J. BENDELL, CPA, CMA 61 Rollins Drive, Welland, Ontario L3C 6Z8  (905) 734-4726  rbendell@yahoo.com Results-oriented professional combining superior service with financial integrity and ability. Dedicated, organized and quick-learning team player with a wide range of experience and the demonstrated proven ability to take on new tasks, provide solutions and be a positive contributor towards maintaining effective systems and improving performance. My areas of proficiency include:  Research & Planning  Cost Accounting  Fiscal Responsibility  Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis  Internal Controls and Budget Management  Account Payables (A/P) & Receivables (A/R)  Creative and Resourceful  Volunteering (Sports)  Flexibility with Initiative PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF NIAGARA, THOROLD, ON Financial Analyst - Planning and Development Services, Public Works, ICP 2010- 2015  Manage all aspects of the Region’s Development Charges including verifying compliance, payments, reporting, and perform as the primary liaison with internal staff and the 12 local municipalities.  Provide timely internal/external customer-first service guidance and issue resolution with a strategic focus on applicants and local municipal partners that collect RDC’s on behalf of the Region.  Through due diligence and attention to detail during reviews of payments, oversaw the recovery of $437,086 that was owed the Region because of missed or incorrect RDC calculations from 2000-13.  Identified ‘big picture’ process improvements, made recommendations, and implemented solutions.  Co-leader for the IT Development Team for the new DC module in the iDARTS reporting system (a 16-month collaboration that went live and was fully functional in June 2011). This enabled Regional staff to precisely track building permit data form information and then report the detailed results of the financial impacts of existing policy decisions and exemptions to Committee and Council. Financial/Transition Analyst - Corporate Services 1999-2009  Responsible for all day-to-day administration duties of the Region’s Development Charges By-law.  Played a key role in delivering financial advice as an internal analysis resource to Regional boards, departments and agencies, and prepared reports relating to financial impacts for senior management.  Assignments included providing administration and financial support to Niagara Regional Police, Social Housing, POA, Purchasing and Public Works with special projects, post-devolution budget preparation, journal entries, time sheets, Accounts Payable, and Housing by-type mortgage analysis.  Primary lead for the Region’s annual Capital Market Debenture issue from 2000 to 2010. This integral role included coordinating all local municipal requests, consulting with legal solicitors and clerks department to ensure timely approval and submission of all supporting by-laws. Final steps included the debenture closing and final issuance documents, then remittance of participant funds. Cost Analyst – TROPHY FOODS, BRAMPTON, ON 1998-99  Developed new product costs and then calculated sales prices needed to achieve margin targets.  Ensured accuracy of cost of sales and inventory reports, prepared production and labour reports. Financial Analyst – VELCRO CANADA, BRAMPTON, ON 1994-97  Assisted with development of G/L accounts and reports in the Oracle system. Responsible for journal entries, account analyses, bank reconciliations and preparation of month-end financial statements.  Supervised the Accounts Payable, Reception and Cafeteria areas.
  • 2. Accounting Supervisor – GOLDEN MILL BAKERY, HAMILTON, ON 1992-93  Set-up accurate Product Master List and related formulas of standard usages and costs of manufactured goods used by the Controller to create a workable Activity-Based Costing System.  Created/maintained reports for production, sales rebates, franchisee commissions and GST returns.  Provided Payroll support and back-up. In this capacity, recovered an uncashed, payroll-related bank draft overlooked in old files that allowed for a cash recovery of $4,982. Acting Controller (7-mth contract) - WALKER MAGNETICS NATIONAL, BURLINGTON, ON 1991-92  Costed labour and materials on new and used Magnet production and repairs.  Uncovered issue regarding incorrect interest being calculated on the daily account, and negotiated the recovery of significant back interest from the bank worth $4,624 plus est. $150/month ongoing. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTING & FINANCE PROGRAM CERTIFICATE 2001 Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) CERTIFIED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT (CMA) 1992 As of April 2014, now a member of the new Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) (CMA’s, CA’s and CGA’s have merged together to form one professional accounting association) BACHELOR OF ARTS in ADMINISTRATIVE & COMMERCIAL STUDIES (BA) 1988 University of Western Ontario COMPUTER EXPERIENCE MS Excel 2010  Word  PowerPoint  Outlook  Adobe Reader  various acctg systems inc Oracle NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS / TRAINING / AWARDS * Author of the book; 1972 – THE SUMMIT SERIES: Canada vs. USSR, Stats, Lies & Videotape, The UNTOLD Story of Hockey’s Series of the Century (written and researched from 2002-2012) * Next Generation of Public Involvement Webinar and Advanced Excel Training - 2012 * Member of team that received Canadian Award for Financial Reporting (CAnFR) - 2006 & 2007 * Received Senior Mgmt recognition for RDC report template that Province adopted as standard - 2005 * MFOA Municipal Cash Management & Investment Approaches Seminar - 2004 * Region’s support representative attendee to OMBI Treasurers User Fee Subcommittee from 2002-04 * QS-9000 Quality System Auditor Certificate and Oracle General Ledger course Certificate - 1996 * WHMIS Workplace Training Certificate - 1995 * Workers Compensation Training - 1993 * Provided admin back-up for WCB, Retail and Federal Sales Tax audits. By double-checking the consultant’s FST refund requests uncovered eligible, but unclaimed amounts and directly enabled the company to apply for and recoup over $5,000 with PETERBILT OF ONTARIO in Milton, Ont - 1990 * Harvey Woods safety contest winner with the slogan; ‘Safety Never Hurt Anyone’ - 1987 RICHARD J. BENDELL, CPA, CMA  (905) 734-4726  rbendell@yahoo.com Page 2