SUMMARY

Summary

Aaron is an accomplished financial engineer with 18 years’ experience in financial management as a CFO, controller, and operations manager across multiple industries, including construction, manufacturing, engineering, non-profit, and professional services. These organizations have ranged in size from start-ups to well established companies.

 

Aaron also has extensive experience managing the human resources, information technology, legal affairs, risk/insurance and tax functions at several companies.

 

Aaron specializes is building and (re)developing complete, full-service finance departments from scratch and is considered a “hands-on” Controller/CFO who enjoys rolling up his sleeves and developing employees’ technical knowledge and management skills.

 

Companies looking for a strategic Controller of profitable growth.

Companies in need of an experienced CFO who could also easily handle the HR functions and hit the ground running on Day One.

Rapid growth companies in need of establishing a state-of-the-art financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and analysis function within their finance department.

Corporate entity looking for middle management for financial analysis and/or project management

 

 

Target

Opportunities

Professional

Experience

International Towers, Inc., Tucson, AZ                       2018– Present

CFO  

GAC, Inc., Tucson, AZ                                                               2016 – Present

VP of Finance     

.

RG & Sons Plumbing, Tucson, AZ                                    2012 – 2016

CFO  

 

Toltera, Tucson, AZ                                                                  2002 – 2012

Controller / General Manager

 

 

 

Areas of

Expertise

Finance

  • Management of full accounting departments

  • Financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting

  • Working capital management (AP, AR, inventory)

  • Annual financial budgeting cycle

  • Treasury operations and global cash management

  • Crisis management

  • Presenting to boards of directors

  • Audit and internal controls

  • Working with investment and commercial banks

  • 401(k) plan implementation and administration

  • Job costing, standard costing, overhead allocation

  • Percentage of Completion and Work In Process Schedules (WIP)

 

Operations

  • Team development through mentoring and coaching

  • Strategic and business planning processes

  • Human resources management

  • Information technology management

  • Legal affairs management

  • Corporate communications and media relations

  • Risk management and insurance

  • Tax planning and management

  • Production scheduling implementation and project management

 

Accomplishments

  • 18 years of career experience in Finance, Banking, IT, HR, Risk Management, Contract Review and Operations.

  • Developed and enforced policies and procedures resulting in a 23% reduction in department costs.

  • Increased cash flow by 300% through the implementation of a program that controlled aging times on A/P and A/R.

  • Increased revenue by 25% and reduced AR Turnover Ratio by 30% through implementation of service department.

  • Performed regular variance analysis, resulting in a 36% decrease in labor costs.

  • Updated IT systems eliminating 72k of costs for outside vendor support.

  • Oversaw process’ and served as point of contact for two acquisitions.

 

What I Can Do

For You

Finance & Accounting

Organization

  • Controller & accounting operations

  • Financial reporting

  • Treasury management

  • Financial planning & analysis

  • Corporate Development

 

Financial Planning & Budgeting

  • Strategic and business planning

  • Annual budgeting process

  • Financial forecasting

  • Capital budgeting & allocation

  • Financial modeling & evaluation

 

Financial Reporting & Communication

  • Over/Under Billings Schedule (WIP)

  • Variance analysis

  • Internal management reporting

  • Scorecards, dashboards & Ratio analyses

  • Profit center reporting

  • Board of directors reporting

 

Treasury Options

  • Daily cash management & sweep accounts

  • Short and long term investing

  • Cash forecasting

  • Commercial bank lending & relationships

 

Management

  • Managed teams of up to 14

  • Routine training and coaching

  • Team development and establishment

 

Working Capital Management

  • Accounts payable management

  • Accounts receivable management

  • Credit & collections policy and management

 

Internal Audit

  • Internal controls

  • Expenditure approvals

  • Policies & Procedures

  • Annual company audit planning

 

Start-Up Business Plans            

  • Market assessment

  • SWOT analysis

  • 5-year financial plan

  • Investment proposition

 

IT Systems

  • Microsoft Office 365

  • Active Director environment

  • IT Strategic Plan

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Excel Expert

  • Proprietary ERP Systems

  • SQL/MySQL Databases

 

Administrative Functions

  • Human resource administration

  • Payroll management

  • 401(k) plan establishment & administration

  • Information technology management

  • Legal affairs and contract management

  • Risk management and insurance

 

Education

MBA Business Administration, University of Arizona

 

BS, Civil Engineering, University of Arizona

Certificate, Greater Tucson Leadership

Certificate, Project Manager Development Program

 

Course, Certified Construction Industry Finance Professional (CCIFP)

 

Memberships/Philanthropy

Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson

www.bgctucson.org/​

  • Current Facilities Chair

  • Current Executive Committee Member (current)

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona

​www.unitedwaytucson.org/

  • Finance Committee

Autism Society of Southern Arizona

www.as-az.org/

  • Past Treasurer

  • Past Board Member

  • Past Business & Finance committee chai

 

Financial Executives & Affiliates of Tucson (FEAT)

​www.feat-az.org/

  • Current Executive Committee Member

  • Current Programs Chair

 

Nexus Executives

www.nexusexecutives.com​

  • Current Vice President

 

The Centurions of Tucson

www.thecenturions.com

  • Current Member

Construction Finance Management Association (CFMA)

​www.cfma.org/​

  • Current General Member

  • CCIFP

Pima Community College and University of Arizona

  • Past Adjunct Professor

  • Past Guest Lecturer

 

Biography

Aaron Skoczen is a financial engineer with extensive experience in finance.  He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for a Tucson based technology contractor and is responsible for the overall accounting, operations, and profitability.  

 

In his spare moments, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife and kids as well as various outdoor activities such as running, hiking, and traveling.  He also enjoys contributing to the community by being a part of Nexus Executives, Financial Executives and Affiliates of Tucson (FEAT), the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, and serving as the treasurer of the Autism Society of Southern Arizona.

 

Contact

I am available for part-time and contract work, temporary/ consulting assignments, or full-time, long-term employment.

 

Please email me at aaron@aaronsko.com

 
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