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THOMAS BULLIS

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CFO / FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS


PROFILE
Successful senior executive with demonstrated skills in financial operations and financial planning & analysis to directly effect positive growth and ongoing profitability of multiple market leaders. Confident development and implementation of innovative financial solutions, corporate accounting structures, audit completion with internal/external entities, full regulatory compliance and identification of internal business opportunities across diverse market spaces, including software technology, manufacturing, mining and financial services. Unique blend of revenue recognition expertise, business savvy and financial acumen to maximize corporate growth, launch new programs, achieve optimal operating efficiencies and drive higher revenue levels. Solid background in business operations, financial analytics, corporate valuation and internal audits, while providing critical interfaces between multiple business units. Fully familiar with P&L, budgeting, SEC requirements, GAAP compliance, SOX Section 404, financial analysis, cost controls and effective facilitation of corporate transitions into very competitive market spaces. Highly skilled in managing general accounting, risk management, process reengineering, cost reductions, tax liabilities, business forecasting and prompt resolution of operational crises. Total strategic planning background in identifying and supporting new financial technologies and software solutions, along with maintaining fully operational business units. Positive capabilities in hiring, training, evaluating, motivating, leading and mentoring talented staff at all levels. Hands-on expertise in designing and implementing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, along with internal restructurings, financial models, operating policies and business procedures for flat or matrix organizations. Revenue Growth Change Management Full Financial Accountability General Accounting Accounts Payable C-Suite Interface Cost Accounting Budgeting & Forecasting Enterprise Solutions Staff Management Expense Controls Operational Streamlining Internal Controls Audit Completion Multi-Project Management Process Reengineering Due Diligence Capital Planning SOX Compliance Financial Reporting Internal Controls Policy Design General Ledger Financial Closings Tax Issues Divestitures Mergers & Acquisitions

CORE COMPETENCIES

EMPLOYMENT & ACCOMPLISHMENTS


National Coal of Alabama, Inc., Jasper, AL 2009 Present Chief Accounting Officer (CFO equiv.) In charge of overseeing all accounting and auditing functions, as well as insurance, benefits and equipment financing areas, for this wholly-owned subsidiary of a major investment firm. Key participant in all aspects of M&A activity with top executives. Saved the company $1.2 million after collaborating with an external consulting firm to create and deploy an efficient trucking & royalty system. Quickly achieved additional savings in costs and sales contracts that improved cash flow and helped the firm during a difficult financial period in last 2 quarters of 2009. Tasked with fully revamping the financial reporting function, allowing senior management to identify profit generating and low-performing units. Hired after previously working as a consultant to support several tax audits and providing financial solutions to Arch Coal and National Coal of Alabama through multiple engagements in 2008 and 2009. Thunder Basin Coal Company, Wright, WY 2006 2008 Business Manager Responsible for coordinating all financial operations for Arch of Wyoming, Coal Creek mine and Black Thunder mine, representing $800 million in annual revenue, with a team of 30 professionals. Utilized expertise in accounts payable, purchasing, mine accounting, warehousing and SOX compliance.

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Completely reorganized the accounts payable group and reduced redundancies, streamlined processes and cleared an invoice backlog of $15 million. Succeeded in passing a new internal audit in 2007 after turning around the Accounting Department and correcting a wide array of problems and critical board-mandated, non-compliance audit issues. Clearwater Natural Resources, Inc., Kansas City, MO 2005 2006 Corporate Controller Managed accounting, payroll, AP/AR, cash forecasting and financial reporting tasks with a staff of 3 and a $260,000 budget. Liaised with external auditors in handling the 401(k) plan and financial statements. Successfully guided the company through its first audit after booking the acquisition valuation and cleaning up the trial balance. Personally recruited, hired and trained new employees to coordinate payroll and AP/AR duties. Smoothly integrated acquired companys accounting function within 2 months, avoiding $30,000 in ongoing monthly fees. Triton Coal Company, Gillette, WY 1997 2004 Controller Directed corporate accounting, payroll, AP/AR, purchasing, warehousing and financial reporting, while also analyzing P&L and variances with 7 employees and a $400,000 operating budget. Created annual budgets, 5-year plans and financial forecasts. Finished external financial and tax audits. Introduced cash flow growth strategies to expand production and enable $45 million in new profits. Specially chosen to take over construction operations at a greenfield project at North Rochelle mine. Developed and instituted the entire accounting system at this mine with new staff. Acted as Consultant on transition and tax issues after the purchase of Triton by Arch Coal. Antelope Coal Company/Kennecott Energy Company, Gillette, WY 1993 1997 Controller Initially hired at Kennecott and transitioned to Antelope to manage critical financial tasks with a team of 8 staff and a $500,000 budget. Deployed skills in general accounting, payroll, AP, purchasing and reporting duties. Coordinated weekly/monthly management reporting, budgeting, 5-year planning and strategic forecasting. Analyzed and reviewed a wide range of financial alternatives to justify the annual increase of production from 21 million to 30 million tons. Re-filed severance and gross-proceeds tax returns to save $1 million in tax payments. Organized and conducted internal training in reporting and variance analysis.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
* * * Held management, professional and consulting positions in financial planning & analysis for operations with NERCO Coal Corporation and Hyster Company. Consistently recognized for financial expertise, process improvements, enterprise solutions, management reporting and timely due diligence. Gained hands-on knowledge of US GAAP, SEC and industry requirements, general accounting, internal controls, regulatory compliance and financial statement preparation.

EDUCATION
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, AZ M.B.A. Degree University of California, Los Angeles, CA B.A. Degree in Economics