Augustyn Cero - Accounting Professional

European Director of Business Development – U.S. Govt. Contracts at Material Management International, Inc.



Work category

Accounting and Finance



Financial executive with senior Fortune 50 experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management. Extensive experience with all aspects of accounting for engineering and construction.

Augustyn Cero's Professional Experience

2008 - Present

Material Management International, Inc. - European Director of Business Development – U.S. Govt. Contracts

Business Development for AFNAFPO and GSA Contracts
Turn-key Project Management
International Procurement
Project Budgeting, Cost Control

Key Skills
budgeting Business Development Contracts Cost Control Project Management
2007 - 2008

Resource Group - Consultant - Management Accounting

Resolution of general accounting issues resulting from the acquisition of four companies.
Analysis and revision of methods for review of production costs and overhead absorption.
Development of budget and forecast systems.
Development of an Excel based contract/project costing system.
Data migration from Sage Line 50 and payroll systems to Excel for management reports.
Review of equipment inventory systems.
Review of materials and supplies inventory systems.
Review of new divisions accounts receivables.

Key Skills
data EXCEL Management Reports Payroll Reports Sage SAGE LINE 50
2007 - 2007

Jones Engineering Group - Internal Auditor

Labour productivity audit for three divisions of the Engineering group.
Review of labour costing systems.
Review of contract bid tabulation systems.

Audit recommendations included revision of labour productivity monitoring practices and revision of contract controls procedures for greater clarity and transparency.

Key Skills
2002 - 2006

The Mainstay Guesthouse - Owner/Operator

Owner/operator of a guest house in Dingle, Co. Kerry. The property contained 15 guest rooms, two lounges, restaurant and garden. In season four people were employed.

1980 - 2003

ABB Lummus Global/Lummus Alireza Ltd. Co. - Financial Director

Chief Financial Officer (Country Controller) for ABB Lummus Global in Saudi Arabia with full financial responsibility for an engineering division of app 800 employees, two project field offices with app 300 employees and financial representation minority interest in an engineering subsidiary and two project field offices.
Responsible for preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, statements of cash flow and other reports such as project cost reports overhead absorption and labour compensation analysis reports.
Responsible for all General Ledger, Project Cost Systems and Employee Compensation Reporting activity.
Developed, implemented and enforced policies and procedures necessary to maintain general and cost accounting records in compliance with accounting standards and ensure internal accounting controls and services.
Responsible for the identification of cost reduction opportunities.
Responsible for the development and monitoring of Key Performance Indicators.
Responsible for division budget compilation and monthly reporting of an 18-month rolling forecast of division operations.
Responsible for the management of all internal and external audits.
Developed and maintained relationships with banking, insurance, Legal Counsel in order to facilitate financial activities.
Responsible for the development of commercial terms and conditions for project subcontracts.
Responsible for the review and analysis of the commercial portion of projects bids and proposals.
Promoted continuously over 22 years of employment with ABB Lummus

Key Skills
Banking cost reports engineering Reports
1977 - 1980

Kean University - Business Manager, Student Organization

Business manager for the student activities portion of the University which was maintained as a not-for-profit organization. The organization had an annual budget of USD 5MM and serviced app. 35 student activity groups inclusive of athletics, Responsibilities included full scope accounting for a funding structured organization, external audit interface, budgeting, contract management and events management.

Key Skills
budgeting Events Management
1976 - 1977

Harrington Construction Company - Controller

Full-charge accounting and reporting responsibility for a construction company, gross revenue app, U.S.D. 1MM per annum,

Key Skills

Augustyn Cero's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - BS, Accounting

Seton Hall University

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