James Emerson McMillan9003 Pitner Road, Houston, TX 77080 | (404) 808-1203 | jemcmillan@hotmail.comPERSONAL STATEMENTHighly accomplished, results-driven senior executive with more than 20 years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within start-ups and multi-million dollar organizations. Demonstrated ability to streamline business operations and improve elements of marketing, accounting, and HR using carefully developed, innovative approaches in new environments to promote personal growth. Focused on continuous quality improvement, financial growth and sustainability, and promoting positive work culture development.SKILLS & ABILITIESActivity-Based CostingHR ManagementNew Business StartupOperational BudgetingCash Control & ForecastingGeneral Ledger MaintenanceAccounting Systems Implementation Profit Enhancement StrategiesStrategic PlanningAsset-Based LendingFinancial ReportingWorkout ManagementEXPERIENCEGeneral Packaging Equipment Co.Houston, TXChief Financial Officer2016 – PresentResponsible for hands-on management of accounting, finance, purchasing, HR, IT, and marketing.Acting president of General Packaging, involved in all major decisions of profitable 65-year-old company.Implemented new ERP and MRP systems that decreased net operating costs by 18%, and reduced labor by 14%.Redesigned KPI reports for AR and AP to increase cash flow and make the company even more profitable.Involved in all major decisions, which drove me to create financial reports used to make timely decisions.Performed market research and designed specifications of new machines to compete with foreign products.Vertec Polymers, Inc.Houston, TXChief Financial Officer2008 – 2018Applied management expertise to accounting, financing, purchasing, HR, and QMS of growing high-tech company.Analyzed and implemented operational reports that increased efficiency and reduced operating expenses by 9%.Implemented weekly, monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports and closing procedures.Implemented a QMS system that achieved and maintained ISO 9001 Certification.Aggressively shopped raw material vendors, decreasing the cost of goods by finding the best possible deals.Acquired multiple lines of credit for capital purchases and cash flow management, turning the company around.Negotiated sensitive and complicated contracts with customers and vendors, solidifying relations in the process.CFO for HireAtlanta, GAChief Financial Officer2006 – 2008Conducted six-to-nine month consulting assignments for companies in fields such as construction and software.Worked with asset-based lenders, vendors, and creditors to minimize expenses and stretch cash flow.Restored financial credibility with creditors, creating models that led directly to acquiring financial partners.Implemented mid-market Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management systems.Environmental Landscaping, Inc.Houston, TX & Atlanta, GAChief Financial Officer2000 – 2006Responsible for all accounting and operational functions in a fast-growing, profitable company.Architect of a MBA inspired business plan that grew income from 5M to 45M in six years.Acquired local companies and created profit center to increase customer base and expand into new markets.Improved credit, cash, and collections processing activities by instilling best practices for staff to follow.Negotiated sale of business units on the company owner’s behalf.Developed automated costing models, improving credit, cash, and collections processing activities.Sage Automation, Inc.Beaumont, TXController1997 – 2000Oversaw the accounting operations of the company, including record maintenance and financial report production.Supervised all phases of accounting department and reported to the company owner.Developed activity-based costing models used to bid on profitable multi-million dollar projects.Negotiated employee benefits, and group medical and 401K plans to create a positive environment for all staff.Designed and implemented compensation plans, commissions, and charge backs.Interviewed, hired, and recruited all accounting personnel, creating an accomplished team.Ikon Office SolutionsBeaumont, TXSales Manager1995 – 1997Led team of successful sales force of a profitable branch of a Fortune 500 office equipment companyPerformed financial analysis to improve profitability, and implemented computerized tracking system.Provided marketing support to sales staff, devising and installing marketing incentives to increase revenue.Championed, designed, and applied more efficient sales territories, after marketing to high-profile clientsDomino’s Pizza, Inc.Atlanta, GADirector of Operations1983 – 1995Responsible for supervising all operations of low, medium, and high-volume restaurants.Implemented cash control and security controls for high-security units.Developed spreadsheets using regression analysis for both scheduling employees and ordering food.Performed operation audits to analyze results and improve poor performing units.Established HR policies, compensation plans, and recruited personnel, guiding them through training process.Installed new store opening guidelines for marketing, hiring, and start-up procedures.Worked previously as manager, supervisor, and franchisee of the world’s most successful pizza delivery company.EDUCATIONLamar UniversityBeaumont, TXB.B.A. in Accounting, Overall GPA 3.8/4.01990 – 1994 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONSoftware Knowledge: MAS 200, Sage 100 ERP, Peachtree, Open Systems, QuickBooks Enterprise, Timberline, Great Plains, New Views, Soloman, Excel, Access, Oracle, PowerPoint, Word, Cougar Mountain, iCode, NetSuite, M1 ERP, Visual ERP