SUMMARY

Aaron is an accomplished financial engineer with 16 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.

 

Summary

Financial-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

GAC, Inc., Tucson, AZ                                            2016 – Present

VP of Finance     

.

RG & Sons Plumbing, Tucson, AZ                 2012 – 2016

CFO/ Controller      

 

Toltera, Tucson, AZ                                               2002 – 2012

Controller / General Manager

 

Jordan Engineering, Phoenix, AZ              2001 – 2002

Civil Engineer

 

 

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

Successful management of multiple accounting departments from diverse industries.

Developed company KPI’s and monitored metrics against financial objectives resulting in a 12% decrease in spending.

Increased cash flow by 300% through the implementation of a Working Capital Management program.

Reduced debt financing needs by 25% through the use of financial modeling to predict company cash requirements.

Achieved 36% decrease in labor costs through regular variance analysis and cost accounting methods of job costing, standard costing, and overhead allocation.

Optimized productivity by 22% through redevelopment of proper Work In Progress (WIP) schedules.

 

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

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Advanced Excel

  • Proprietary ERP Systems

  • Sage 100/300

  • QuickBooks

  • 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)

 

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

Autism Society of Southern Arizona

  • Past Treasurer

  • Past Board Member

  • Past Business & Finance committee chair

Pima Community College and University of Arizona

  • Past Adjunct Professor

  • Past Guest Lecturer

 

Biography

Aaron Skoczen is a financial engineer with extensive experience in the construction industry.  He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for a Tucson based engineering and construction company and is responsible for the overall accounting, operations, and profitability.  Prior to this, Aaron founded and operated a successful construction management company, performed analysis as a structural engineer, and served as a business consultant.

 

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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