Michael Peterson

Chief Financial Officer

Financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. Direct experience with strategic planning, budgeting, cost accounting, computer modeling and training.

Experience

CFO Financial Resources
President
2002 – Present

Small Business consulting firm specializing in Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Pro-forma Computer Modeling, Costs Accounting , and Financial/Accounting Management

Registration Control Systems
Chief Financial Officer
1998 – 2006

$10 Million company in the Trade Show Services Industry. Responsibilities include all financial and accounting policies, banking and debt instrument relationship.

* Set up Corporate Headquarters for multiple division entity, completing the transfer in less than three months with completely new staff.
* Wrote basic policies and procedures for expenditures, purchase orders, internal controls, banking relationships, travel and vacations and holidays.
* Chose new computer system using software tool to decide which system was right for the company, then set up reporting system to reflect the changes in operations.
* Renegotiated terms of leases and debt restructuring

Comet West (Formerly Comet California Culinary)
Chief Financial Officer
1991 – 1998

A $30 Million manufacturer and distributor of disposable plastic dinnerware. Responsibilities include all financial and accounting policies, internal controls, standard costing, data processing, production control and scheduling, inventory control purchasing and human resources.

* Developed analytical methodology for controls and reconciliation to financial statements.
* Systematized and implemented more timely closing schedule.
* Expanded financial reporting to a departmental basis upon conversion to new software.
* Trained division operating personnel in Business Conduct Policy, and served as Division compliance officer.

Education
Brigham Young University
MBA Field Of Study: Finance and Investments

Brigham Young University
BA Field Of Study: Political Science and Economics