Jeff Brenner, CPA

Jeff Brenner, CPA

CFO/Controller on Call

Location
Columbus, Ohio Area
Industry
Accounting

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Jeff Brenner, CPA's Overview

Current
  • Treasurer - Board Member at Employment for Seniors, Inc
  • Owner at Consultant
Past
  • Treasurer (volunteer) and Member of Fund Raising Committee at Forty Plus of Central Ohio (www.fortyplusoh.org)
  • Controller at Thomas Glass Company, Inc
  • CFO at C.E.M.A., Inc
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Jeff Brenner, CPA's Summary

Forward thinking CFO/Controller with over 15 years of proven experience directing financial operations and providing solid leadership in a variety of industries. Highly regarded for strong accounting knowledge and recognized for an ability to effectively communicate corporate visions at all levels. Brings excellent organization and interpersonal skills; stays informed on industry trends to ensure compliance and introduce best practices to profit the company. Accomplished in developing and implementing office and accounting policies and procedures, improving efficiency, slashing costs, and providing growth strategies.

Specialties

• Accounting Policy/Procedure Development
• A/P-A/R
• Cash Management
• Consolidation/Elimination
• Contract Negotiations
• Documentation/Reporting
• Efficiency Improvements
• Financial Statements Preparation & Analysis
• Forecasting & Budgeting
• GAAP
• General Accounting
• Interpersonal Skills
• Job Cost Accounting
• Mentoring & Coaching
• Planning/Scheduling
• Public Accounting
• Review Coordination/Regulatory Compliance
• Strategic Planning
• Taxation/Reporting

Jeff Brenner, CPA's Experience

Treasurer - Board Member

Employment for Seniors, Inc

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2011Present (3 years 10 months)

Organization' s mission is to place qualified older adults in gainful employment which is mutually beneficial to both the person and employer.

Owner

Consultant

August 2009Present (5 years 3 months)

Complete resource for small businesses and individuals that includes financial and cost management. (Consulting, Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Taxes). Forward thinker applying big business practices to small business owner’s unique needs. From providing short-term small business advice to consulting owners, managers and employees, increase productivity, reduce cost and let owners concentrate on what they do best.

Treasurer (volunteer) and Member of Fund Raising Committee

Forty Plus of Central Ohio (www.fortyplusoh.org)

August 2009January 2011 (1 year 6 months)

40 Plus of Central Ohio is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 tax exempt member operated organization. The mission of 40 Plus of Central Ohio is to educate persons previously holding administrative, executive, technical, managerial, professional and other positions of responsibility in the necessary skills for a successful job search, career change, or career advancement.

Controller

Thomas Glass Company, Inc

May 2007August 2009 (2 years 4 months)

In charge of all phases of financial reporting, taxes, daily cash flow management, budgeting, job cost reviews and payroll of multi-entity environment.
Maintained customer, vendor and banking relationships.
Continually review, evaluate, and recommend enhancements to the Company’s finance and accounting policies while staying informed about changes and developments in technology, industry standards, and the regulatory environment.
Serve as a key adviser and technical resource, while providing comprehensive financial information to the President and Senior Management team.

CFO

C.E.M.A., Inc

November 1999January 2007 (7 years 3 months)

In charge of all facets of financial reporting, income taxes, cash flow management, budgeting, information system, payroll and human resource departments. Prepared consolidated financial statement per GAAP.
• Increased efficiency and improved productivity by initiating import of the major vendor invoices on a daily basis eliminating manual data entry.
• Saved costs of over $25,000 and reduced completion time by over 50% by developing new automated method of reconciliation of eight bank accounts valued at $3.1 million total.
• Recoup an immediate and annual savings of $30,000 on improper sales tax spearheading a change in Ohio Tax law within four months period.
• Increased efficiency and reduced processing time due by implementing in-house computerized payroll system, utilizing cash register at 30 locations as time clock and importing into payroll software.
• Reduced federal income tax liability by $100,000 by allocation of an expense between affiliate Companies.

Treasurer / Member

AmSpirit Business Connections

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

20072007 (less than a year)

AmSpirit Business Connections is a national organization that assists select group of highly qualified men and women who succeed by creating a forum where they can exchange qualified referrals with other sales representatives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Audit Manager

Longanbach, Guisti, Kuch & Hornberger, CPAs

January 1998November 1999 (1 year 11 months)

• Implemented new division, “Controller on Call” for clients that have a need for an experience finance professional immediately or on a recurring basis.
• Learned and effectively applied five different accounting software packages in two months.
• Consulted clients on budgeting, financial reporting, statement analysis, job costing, forecasting, inventory and cash flow management. Identified shortcomings in operations and accounting systems and implemented effective solutions to increase efficiency.
• Management and supervision of audit, review and compilation engagements for various businesses and governmental entities.
• Prepare and presented management advisory letters, audit and operational results to clients’ board of directors.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Accounting industry

December 1990December 1997 (7 years 1 month)

Management and supervision of audit, review and compilation engagements for various businesses and governmental entities. Specialize in Hospitals, Non-profit organizations Retail/Wholesale distribution, Manufacturing, and Construction. Researched and prepared taxes for Corporations, Partnerships and Individuals; which include federal, state, local, sales, personal property and payroll.

• Increase usage of computer for use in audit application and analysis/financial formats resulting in increase audit efficiency. Managed, supervised staff and trained firm employees and college interns in the correct and current audit, accounting and tax procedures.
• Developed a customized spreadsheet program for a state agency, which reduced time to produce a report on an Ohio employer from 2 months to 2 days. Spreadsheet was implemented into the state agency's computer program.

Jeff Brenner, CPA's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cash Management
  2. Financial Reporting
  3. GAAP
  4. Tax
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Microsoft Excel
  7. Microsoft Word
  8. Non-profits
  9. Accounting
  10. Budget
  11. QuickBooks
  12. General Ledger
  13. Due Diligence
  14. Variance Analysis
  15. Entrepreneurship
  16. Auditing
  17. Payroll
  18. Problem Solving
  19. Strategic Planning
  20. Employee Benefits
  21. Cost Saving Initiatives
  22. Consolidation
  23. Consultants
  24. Team Building
  25. Job Costing
  26. Leadership
  27. Management
  28. Budgets
  29. Small Business
  30. Cash Flow
  31. Accountants
  32. Financial Analysis
  33. Account Reconciliation
  34. Coaching
  35. Forecasting
  36. Fundraising
  37. Finance
  38. Risk Management
  39. Nonprofits
  40. Contract Negotiation
  41. Strategy
  42. Analysis
  43. Financial Statements
  44. Human Resources
  45. Process Improvement
  46. Strategic Financial Planning
  47. Time Management
  48. Organizational Development

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Jeff Brenner, CPA's Education

Ohio Dominican University

BA, Accounting

Majored in Accounting with an emphasis in Business Administration

Activities and Societies: Captain of Track Team, "O" Club

St. Charles

Jeff Brenner, CPA's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

professional networking, organizational development, strategic planning, corporate financial reporting, digital photography, bicycling, guitar, community theater, reading novels, automobile racing

Groups and Associations:

Treasurer; three nonprofit organizations, Volunteer, Ohio Society of CPAs, Westerville Bicycle Club, NASA-National Auto Sport Association, Sport Car Club of America, Member of Westerville Chamber of Commerce, Coach various youth sports in Westeville Community

Honors and Awards:

Certified Public Accountant, Time Trial Road Course Racing License

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