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Ron B.

San Carlos, CA

$75/hr

CFO w/35+ years experience in corporate accounting and finance.

Background check passed as of 3/13/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

CFO w/35+ years experience in corporate accounting and finance.

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Pragmatic teacher/mentor with sense of humor will explain accounting and finance subjects in "plain English." I do not preach rote memorization or complex formulas, unless the subject requires it; but rather how these things work in the real world. With over 35 years experience, I have literally done everything in accounting and finance; involved in mergers and acquisitions, two IPO's, sales of assets, winding businesses down, tripling revenue growth in one year; you name it, I've done it. My recent projects have involved early-stage start-ups, setting up legal entities, developing accounting systems, capitalization tables, fund-raising, stock options, etc.

Accounting seemed so hard long ago, but now it is more natural to me. My experience and dealing with large companies that are great training grounds for new people to learn the "right" way through time-tested, documented policies and procedures.

As you move forward in your career, chances are you will be moving into smaller companies where you have more impact through a larger scope of responsibility, but most likely lacking in documented policies and procedures. Unless prior companies specifically forbid copying the policies, I'd make sure I make copies and keep them filed for your reference in the future.

Testimonials

"What an Amazing Tutor"

- Dinora, Redwood City, CA on 2/26/14

"Very good for Excel Review"

- Guy, San Mateo, CA on 3/15/14
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Corporate Training:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Accounting

I have a BA in Accounting and spent 35 years in the corporate accounting and finance world. I have an MBA in Finance, which I attained while working full time. I am a Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.). I have mentored at least three of my former colleagues who have attained the position of CFO in both public and private companies.

Business

I have 35 years professional experience in a corporate environment, from large companies to early-stage start-ups.

Career Development

I managed Human Resources for over 15 years as part of start-up teams. I have hired, fired, promoted, developed and mentored over 100 people.

Tax Preparation

I worked for free for several years on low-income people's tax returns. Typically I used canned tax programs, but understand rules and regulations behind those.

Golden Gate University
Accounting
Golden Gate University
MBA
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Master's

Education

Golden Gate University (Accounting)

Golden Gate University (MBA)

Golden Gate University, San Francisco (Master's)

What an Amazing Tutor — I met Ron for the first time on 2/14/2014 for help on with my financial analysis course project. My class was very confusing for me and tough to follow, which contributed to my lack of knowledge on the project. When I met with Ron I had nothing to go on, the only thing I had were the statements that he had told me to print out. In less than two weeks, Ron helped me break down my project into secti ...

— Dinora, Redwood City, CA on 2/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

I use $75/hr as a base rate. Most students usually will need further tutoring. I will give student a slightly lower rate, usually $65/hour. I am looking to build repeat business.

Travel policy

Ron will travel within 10 miles of San Carlos, CA 94070.


About Ron

Pragmatic teacher/mentor with sense of humor will explain accounting and finance subjects in "plain English." I do not preach rote memorization or complex formulas, unless the subject requires it; but rather how these things work in the real world. With over 35 years experience, I have literally done everything in accounting and finance; involved in mergers and acquisitions, two IPO's, sales of assets, winding businesses down, tripling revenue growth in one year; you name it, I've done it. My recent projects have involved early-stage start-ups, setting up legal entities, developing accounting systems, capitalization tables, fund-raising, stock options, etc.

Accounting seemed so hard long ago, but now it is more natural to me. My experience and dealing with large companies that are great training grounds for new people to learn the "right" way through time-tested, documented policies and procedures.

As you move forward in your career, chances are you will be moving into smaller companies where you have more impact through a larger scope of responsibility, but most likely lacking in documented policies and procedures. Unless prior companies specifically forbid copying the policies, I'd make sure I make copies and keep them filed for your reference in the future.

Testimonials

"What an Amazing Tutor"

- Dinora, Redwood City, CA on 2/26/14

"Very good for Excel Review"

- Guy, San Mateo, CA on 3/15/14
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Education

Golden Gate University
Accounting
Golden Gate University
MBA
Golden Gate University, San Francisco
Master's

Education

Golden Gate University (Accounting)

Golden Gate University (MBA)

Golden Gate University, San Francisco (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required

I use $75/hr as a base rate. Most students usually will need further tutoring. I will give student a slightly lower rate, usually $65/hour. I am looking to build repeat business.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Carlos, CA 94070

Ron’s Subjects

Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Business:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Homeschool:
Accounting
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Corporate Training:
Accounting,
Business,
Career Development,
Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ron B.

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