Benjamin Mueller, M.B.A.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / CONTROLLER / START UP ACCOUNTING (REMOTE)

Rotonda West, FL 33947 · (720)-937-0843

www.linkedin.com/in/bluecollarcfo/ · www.bluecollarcfo.com

SKILLS

*Capital Raises / IPO, FP&A / Budgeting, Month & Year End Close, Financial Statement Preparation                           

*Cost Reduction & Control, Fraud & Data Analysis, Accounting Process Creation & Implementation

*International Accounting, IFRS / GAAP, Tax & Audit, Project Accounting, Start-Ups, Not For Profit                                      

*Financial Software Set Up & Integration, Mergers & Acquisitions, QuickBooks Pro Advisor

*Trust & Wealth Management Accounting, Asset Management

                                                                                            

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008 TO PRESENT

CFO, CONTROLLER, & ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT

BLUE COLLAR CFO/MUELLER FINANCIAL, ROTONDA WEST FL, DENVER CO

Providing full range of professional accounting services for start-ups, NFP, public, and private, in; Tech, Healthcare, Retail, Oil & Gas, Restaurant, Construction, Legal, Commodity, Marketing, & Family Office.

 

Backhouse Brands/NextGem: CFO for tech start-ups. Built out accounting departments, processes, FP&A, and helped drive several million in capital raises.

 

Crystal Love Collective: Retail, online, and wholesale. Revamped accounting department from a 1-person bookkeeper to a fully functioning accounting department. Software migration and inventory process development. Internet sales tax implementation. Helped drive 10% increase in revenue.

 

Tribe Recovery Homes: NFP was in danger of losing its 501(c)(3) status due to fraudulent accounting. All accounting was restated and taxes filed to allow the NFP to keep its status. Developed all accounting processes and department buildout.

 

New Health Services: Restatement of all accounting records and tax filings, for multiple healthcare locations. Identified over $1.5M in fraudulent activity and established all accounting processes and procedures to move company forward.

 

Magnolia Road: Complete rebuild of all accounting records for several years. Identified inventory theft through fraud detection. All tax work completed.

 

The Minerva Group: CFO & Controller for multiple clients (> $1M revenue); restatements, software implementations, remote employees, ME/YE close, and financial statement management. Helped several companies grow profit margin by 25-50%.

 

GDBA Investments: Family office CFO ($100M in Assets). Managed 20 entities. Investment portfolio management, fraud analysis, audits, ME/YE close, process and software implementation, tax filings.

ADM Labs LLC: CFO for a CBD start-up. Implemented new accounting system/CRM, processes and procedures, full restatement of accounting, GAAP audits and tax returns, $5M in capital raises, created inventory accounting for product derivatives, contract management, and loan restructuring.

 

ADM Labs LLC: CFO for a CBD start-up. Implemented new accounting system/CRM, processes and procedures, full restatement of accounting, GAAP audits and tax returns, $5M in capital raises, created inventory accounting for product derivatives, contract management, and loan restructuring.          

 

2005 TO 2008

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING MANAGER & LEAD PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL (TELECOMMUNICATIONS), DENVER CO

Using Forensic Accounting, restated all statutory and GAAP financial statements from 1998-2005 (126 sets of financials and tax returns for 15 countries). Project accounting including SAB 108 analysis, tax initiatives, and software implementation. Nominated for Spirit of Service Award for work on international restatement (Only 4 out of 30,000 employees receive the award).

 

2003 TO 2005

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING MANAGER & DISTRIBUTION CONTROLLER

SWIFT & COMPANY (COMMODITY), GREELEY CO

Maintained accounting for international operations and Swift Distribution Centers ($1.5B) including IFRS and GAAP, FAS 52, audits, and managed 35 employees. Created all procedures for Corporate Accounting to satisfy SOX. Brought $5.6M to bottom line in cost savings by outsourcing to 3rd party warehousing.

 

2001 TO 2003

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTANT

JD EDWARDS (TECH), DENVER CO

Maintained General Ledger for several countries, trial balance, reconciliations, journal entries, fixed assets, and financial statement preparation and presentation.

 

1999 TO 2001

CONTROLLER

CORETEC-DENVER (CIRCUIT BOARD PRODUCTION), LITTLETON CO

Cost accounting, financial statement prep, ME/YE close. Completed 3 successful audits and an I.P.O. Installed new accounting software and implemented all accounting processes and procedures.

 

1996 TO 1999

ACCOUNTANT

FIDUCIARY COUNSELING (FAMILY OFFICE), ST. PAUL, MN

Taxes, audits, financial statements, AP, AR, GL, payroll, reconciliations, and trial balances for the Weyerhaeuser family individual and trust accounts.

 

EDUCATION

JUNE 2003

MASTERS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, AACSB ACCREDITED, GPA 3.89

 

JUNE 1996

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING & SPANISH

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY & UNIVERSITY OF COSTA RICA, GPA 3.25

*Fluent in Spanish

                 

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

QuickBooks Pro Advisor (all), NetSuite, Slack, Bill.com, Gusto, Brex, JustWorks, Zoho Inventory, Zoho Books, Zoho CRM, Payroll 1, AS400, JD Edwards One World & World, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Macola, Progression, Time Value, Business Works, Access, Fast Tax, MS Mail, CD-ROM, Portfolio Analysis, F9, Winstar, Ceridian, Peachtree, Great Plains, Acorde, Microsoft Project, Business Intelligence, Solutions Modeler, Crystal Reports, H&S, MAS 90, Word, Excel (Pivot Tables and Macro level) and many other applications.

 

References and letters of recommendation are available upon request.