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Danny Brooks, CPA, CGMA

Summary

Professional accountant with over 35 years’ experience in accounting, finance, and management, including 30 years of supervisory experience in all facets of business accounting, including public and private accounting for a variety of businesses including law firm with international clients, construction companies and government contractor.  Private CPA experience with for profit and non-profit entities, including auditing, financial statement and tax return preparation. Experience with a multitude of accounting software platforms.

Experience

Owner, Brooks Accounting Services
Ocean City, MD Feb. 2016-Present

Chief Financial Officer, Jim Corridon Electric Company, Inc.
Fairfax, VA Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016

  • Oversee monthly accounting processes, payables, billings, receipts, payroll and closings
  • Prepare monthly job cost reports
  • Prepare monthly and annual closing adjusting entries in preparation for reviews and tax returns
  • Oversee monthly requisition process and AIA preparation for multiple projects
  • Begin updating processes and procedures for 40 year old contractor

Chief Financial Officer, DA Foster Company, Capitol Cable Construction Company
Sterling, VA Apr. 1998-Nov. 2014

  • Oversee preparation of annual budget and periodic reporting of actual versus budget reports
  • Preparation of monthly and annual financial statements
  • Serve as Corporate Officer and Board of Director Member
  • Arrange financing and lines of credit with banks
  • Supervise 8 person accounting department of $33M company, with growth to $50M
  • Meet with outside accountants to arrange annual review of financial statements and preparation of income tax returns
  • Prepare quarterly payroll, sales and use tax, and fuel tax credit reports
  • Prepare monthly job cost reports
  • Prepare reports for annual audit of company 401K plan, annual review of plan investment results with advisors
  • Prepare reports for annual summary of company Simple IRA plan, annual review of plan investment results with advisors
  • Report directly to owner of multiple, inter-related construction companies
  • Arrange all lines of insurance coverage, including corporate liability, workers compensation and employee benefits
  • Direct Human Resource department
  • Oversee conversion of accounting software and automation of time reporting
  • Oversee preparation of invoices for 63 year old multi-state company
  • Interview, hire, plan, assign, evaluate and direct work for new employees

Controller, Lucas Communications, Inc.
Greenbelt, MD June 1995-Apr. 1998

  • Supervised staff of 5 for $15M cable construction company
  • Arranged financing and lines of credit with local banks
  • Met with outside accountants to arrange annual review and tax returns
  • Ensured licenses and multi-state filings were accurate and current for company doing business in 4 states.

Controller, Cole, Corette, and Abrutyn, PC
Washington, DC Dec. 1993-June 1995

  • Full charge accountant for unique law firm specializing in international tax law
  • Supervised small staff in billing international clients, foreign invoice conversion and international collection efforts
  • Worked with attorneys and clients to manage client billing inquiries
  • Coordinated and submitted foreign vendor payments involving foreign currency
  • Worked with attorneys, clients, and collections department to ensure outstanding invoices were properly collected
  • Managed employee reimbursement expenses

Owner, Brooks and Company, PC
Centreville, VA June 1991-Dec. 1993

  • Operated small CPA business, specializing in business consulting, start up businesses
  • Prepared tax returns, both corporate and individual
  • Performed audits and reviews for clients, working with firm’s audit and accounting staff

Controller, Concept Automation, Inc.
Sterling, VA June 1985-June 1991

  • First Controller for initially small government contractor
  • Oversaw financial growth from $6M to $30M
  • Oversaw accounting staff of 5, including accounting and software training
  • Set up company 401K plan, and met with outside accountants for annual Audit

Staff Accountant, Thompson, Greenspon, & Co. CPA’s
Fairfax, VA Jan. 1983-June 1985

  • Audited and reviewed financial statements
  • Experience with Non-Profit and For Profit businesses
  • Recorded trust accounting receipts, disbursements, and account reconciliations
  • Prepared tax returns for regional accounting firm, including 1120, 1120S, 1040, 990 and 990T

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, George Mason University Graduated: 1982

Notable Achievements and Memberships

Certified Public Accountant, April 1986
Chartered Global Management Accountant, 2012