Dan McFarlane, Accountant

February 14, 2010

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(618) 206-8793 or (314) 757-9554

E-mail: dan.mcfarlane@att.net

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Experienced financial reporting accountant and financial analyst with demonstrated abilities in:

  • GAAP
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Consolidations
  • Excel
  • PeopleSoft
  • nVision
  • Actuate


Fleishman-Hillard 1995-2010

2007-2010 Director and Financial Liaison Canada Region

  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for Canada region
  • Provide revenue and expense analysis for five offices across three companies
  • Advise General Managers on Growth Strategy
  • Prepare monthly management reports for regional president and office general managers

2002-2007 Senior Manager

  • Provided monthly, quarterly and annual close and consolidation of books for entire company
  • Analyzed forecasts, budgets and actual results submitted by subsidiaries
  • Developed and issued reports to management to aide in financial analysis and decision making
  • Produced a monthly management report for senior executives detailing the financial results of the company
  • Managed the accounting and finance internship program

2001-2002 Accounting Manager

  • Managed accountant staff of four
  • Was responsible for the General Ledger maintenance and financial statement preparation for parent Business Unit
  • Acted as financial account liaison between Corporate and parent organization
  • Was responsible for budgeting and forecasting for all finance costs for Corporate
  • Assimilated 3 US and one Europe acquisition into our accounting process and procedures
  • Acted as the banking liaison for all domestic and Canadian entities

2000-2001 Senior Accountant

  • Expanded responsibility from one Canadian Subsidiary to four Canadian Subsidiaries and two U.S. subsidiaries
  • Worked with KMPG and Deloitte & Touche in Canada to prepare various Income Tax Returns
  • Assimilated one US Company, four Canadian Companies and one European Company in the accounting processes

1998-2000 Accountant

  • Handled financial Reporting for one Canadian operation
  • Account reconciliation for all balance sheet accounts
  • Assisted in converting company’s first acquisition from cash basis to accrual basis
  • Assisted in conversion of Canadian office from Wang to PeopleSoft

1995-1998 Accounts Payable Clerk

United States Marine Corp                                                        1989-1995

Honorably discharged as a Sergeant


University of Missouri- St. Louis

B.S. in Accounting (December 2002)

Graduated Cum Laude



  1. Dan,
    I ran into your information on the Punk Rock HR blog. I literally applied for a job at Fleishman-Hillard about 20 minutes before I saw this. I was wondering if you had any recommendations or contacts I could use.

    I hope your job search is going well!

    Comment by abrown865 — March 4, 2010 @ 3:37 am

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