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David S French

1178 Richmond Road


Mahwah, New Jersey 07430
(201) 407-9515
df549ad6@westpost.net
GENERAL MANAGEMENT/FINANCE PROFESSIONAL
Budgeting | Management/Corporate Reporting | Payroll | Accounts Receivable | Acc
ounts Payable | P&L | Insurance | IT | HR
Energetic and innovative General Management/Finance Professional with 15+ years
of diverse experience in aviation and retail service organizations with the abil
ity to continually improve systems, procedures, reporting and control, and to di
scover significant cost savings.
High achiever in managing all aspects of budgeting, forecasting, strategic plann
ing, expense management, operations, and administration.
Team leader who effectively meets goals through strong leadership,
interpersonal communication and analytical abilities.
Skilled staff developer and coach who motivates staff to reach full
potential.
Client-driven change agent experienced in establishing and
implementing department goals and objectives, managing change,
overseeing budgets and implementing IT needs toward targeted goals.
Executive Summary
*Balance Sheet Review
*Budget Analysis
*Business Analysis
*Cost Analysis
*Financial Data Analysis
*Financial Goals Development
*P&L Responsibilities
*Reporting
*Research & Analysis
*Year End Closings
*FET & Sales Tax Reporting
*Insurance Procurement
*Payroll Oversight
*IT Management & Oversight
*HR Oversight
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President/General Manager - 2008 to 2009
Aircraft Services Group, Teterboro, NJ
Aircraft Services Group (ASG) is one of a few mid-size aircraft management and s
ales companies serving the high-end corporate flight customer in the NE. ASG is
the main company of six affiliated companies. (EVAS Worldwide, Safety Operating
Systems, Start Flight, Aircraft Services Resales, G&J Realty.
* Report to Chief Operating Officer - Manage customer relations, operations, acc
ounting and finance, human resources and information technology
* Responsible for placing all annual insurance and bonds, successfully negotiate
d a $300,000 annual reduction in aircraft insurance
* Responsible for annual budgeting and budgetary control for companies and clien
t aircraft, monthly company and client financial review, payroll & benefits revi
ew, FET tax review
* Maintain company software and hardware, implemented two additional servers
* Setup a separate HR department
* Moved corporate headquarters with two month notice
* Successfully outsourced IT to New York firm
* Applauded by IRS for detailed records on FET audit
* Streamlined dispatch department, converted dispatch software
Vice President Finance & Administration - 2001 to 2007
Aircraft Services Group, Teterboro, NJ
* Managed accounting and finance department,
* Successfully negotiated a $1,000,000 line of credit
* Responsible for directing the legal preparations, and installing the financial
system, procedures, and controls, required to establish six new affiliated comp
anies
* Maintained commission structure and monthly commissions for the affiliated air
craft safety products company
* Placed and maintained all insurance - Aircraft, Health, Life, Long-term Disabi
lity, Property, Liability, Customs Bonds, Surety bonds
* Implemented and maintained all company software and hardware
* Outsourced payroll and payroll tax preparation at a savings through efficiency
of staff
* Maintained a $2,500,000 401(k) plan and moved the plan to a better performing
fund sponsor
* Closed operations and books for aircraft management clients
Accounting & Human Resource Manager - 1998 to 2000
Aircraft Services Group, Teterboro, NJ
* Managed the accounting department, and responsible for information technology
and human relations
* Converted the accounting software to a system that maintained records and rep
orted performance of our two companies and each client's operation
* Set up accounting procedures and controls, and established basic HR procedures
* Maintained in-house payroll
* Oversaw the installation of the company's first server
* Implemented a Microsoft Exchange e-mail system
* Analyzed maintenance costs for the prior five years received a significant re
fund from clients
* Researched previous IRS federal excise tax issues, corrected errors, reduced
penalties, revamped FET procedures and converted reporting to IRS alternative m
ethod
* Worked with IRS and NJ Division of Taxation to correct payroll tax issues, and
revamped payroll procedures
* Set up and maintained 401(k) plan
Project Coordinator - 1992 to 1997
Villeroy & Boch, Princeton, NJ
US division of the German based Fine China and Ceramics manufacture selling prod
ucts through retail outlet stores, high-end retail chains and wholesale. The co
mpany offers a diversified range of lifestyle products and expertise in internat
ional design, the ceramics manufacturer is one of the oldest industrial enterpri
ses of international standing dating back to 1748.
* Report to Vice President of Retail and Project Manager - Manage outlet store s
etup and breakdown for new build-outs and remodels, oversaw constructions crews
and maintained adherence to budgets. Responsible for all strict adherence to ti
ght opening schedules. Coordinated moving companies, packing of product, utiliti
es setup/discontinuation, IT setup/breakdown, permits and inspection.
EDUCATION
Associates in Applied Science, Mercer County College, West Windsor, NJ
Graduated 1994

REFERENCES
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