Financial Controller

Juanita A. Steele
2625 Adams Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20031
(301) 630-8433

Qualifications Profile

Professional Senior Finance Executive focused on solutions. Demonstrated ability to build top organizations and consistently beat revenue and profit objectives. Able to lead in high-pressure, competitive environments. Excellent ability to drive business start-up, turnaround, and reinvigorate infrastructure across diverse inventories. Able to deliver strong revenue gains and reduce costs through performance-driven management.

Core Competencies

• Forecasting and Analysis     • Strategic Management
• Software Enhancement     • Personnel Building
• Market Share Growth     • Cash Flow Optimization
• Negotiations     • Corporate Finance

Professional Experience

FRT Systems, Temple Hills, MD

1999 – Present
Financial Controller
Lead financial operations for this multi-million dollar importer of raw materials.

When hired was challenged to turn the company around within existing markets. Used strategic evaluation and operational-enhancing solutions to capture dramatic improvements. Turned substantial losses into healthy returs.
• Led turnaround efforts resulting in a 45% increase in target.
• Changed the finance facility to reflect business needs which saved thousands in interest charges.
• Improved stock management through identification of obsolete stock.
• Increased product margins in a price-driven marketplace.
• Transformed bad accounting practices into an efficient operation.

Ruby International, Temple Hills, MD

1990 – 1998
Financial Controller
Was responsible for financial operations for this clothing manufacturer with annual revenues of $50M.

Identified and implemented solutions to create a sound financial base to accelerate growth and improve profitability. Monitored progress by utilizing sound financial accounting practices.
• Led the company from negative cash flow to in excess of $1 M in funds in the first year.
• Developed  a cash forecasting model which phased in overseas purchsing.
• Implemented long-term cash forecasting and brought company back from near bankruptcy.
• Key personnel identified with focusing on margin instead of sales to improve profitability and cash flow.

Education & Professional Development

University of Maryland

M.B.A., Finance & International Business

University of Baltimore

B.A., Finance

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