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George Voleta 15601 Glenlake Drive * Orland Park, Il * 708-642-3618 gv1375b0a@westpost.

net PROFILE Innovative financial and accounting executive with extensive experience in longrange and business planning, leading finance function integration with company s trategic objectives, and ensuring use of latest technology. Demonstrated success and creativity in television, publishing and manufacturing sectors in multi-div isional settings. * Strengths in problem solving, and co-operative interaction with operational/fi eld management in developing budgets, forecasts, and financial analysis utilizin g up-to-date technology applications. * Developed a spectrum of expertise in all facets of finance, accounting, and bu siness systems, with emphasis on implementation, training, and maintenance of po licy and procedures. * Systems knowledge: Windows...Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)... PBS, En coda Advtsg...Collier-Jackson (GEAC, Cybergraphics)...Hyperion, People Soft, Ora cle systems: G/L, A/R, A/P, P/R, Fixed Assets modules PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, Chicago, Illinois 2006-2011 A $145 million two-television station entity in Chicago. Director of Finance Responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, monthly an d quarterly closings, impact studies, financial analysis, capital expenditures, fixed asset accounting. Specific initiatives: * * * * Centralization of Accounts Payable and Payroll functions Operational cost-reduction feasibility analyses Streamlining of finance function Improved efficiencies in areas of collections and financial reporting

21ST CENTURY NEWSPAPERS, Pontiac, Michigan 2002 - 2006 A $150 million six-division newspaper publisher with 1,500 employees and four su burban daily newspapers as well as 130 non-daily newspapers in the state of Mich igan, with additional distribution and commercial printing operations. Finance Director/Controller Head of Northern Group with responsibility for all facets of finance including A ccounts Receivable, Billing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, financial reporting and analysis. Staff includes 15 professionals. Direct involvement includes strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial controls, cash management, tax liab ilities, financial closings and analysis, Sarbanes-Oxley, and systems design. Ke y accomplishments include: * Enhanced financial monitoring system enabling management to gauge key trends a nd develop proactive strategies to maximize financial performance. * Perform detailed analysis of revenue sources which examine the impact of ratin g structures on financial performance at the client level. * Generated cost savings through consolidation of operations and re-deployment o f personnel.

* Leading financial implementation of new Advertising system which has resulted in new revenue opportunities and improved reporting for the entire organization. FOX VALLEY PUBLISHING/COPLEY NEWSPAPERS, Plainfield, Illinois 1999 - 2001 An $80 million six-division newspaper publisher employing 750 employees in the C hicago area. Controller Directed entire Corporate Accounting Department including Accounts Receivable, B illing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Financial Reporting. Hired, performed annual reviews, and streamlined department of 20 professionals. Member of company Plann ing Committee. Key accomplishments included: * Developed innovative revenue reporting system enabling line management to trac k results in detail and develop growth strategies. * Created financial modeling approach to expansion feasibility studies, which co ntributed to double-digit revenue and margin gains. * Led implementation of new G/L and A/P systems, including training of personnel during conversions to Lawson and subsequently Oracle. * Initiated cost-savings analyses of outsourced functions that resulted in $75K savings annually. * Reduced labor costs 15% through the streamlining of clerical functions within the Finance Group. DAILY SOUTHTOWN, Tinley Park, Illinois 1986-1998 A $75 million newspaper publisher employing 600 employees. Controller (1991-1998 Assistant Controller (1986-1990) Managed all financial operations with 4 direct reports and 30 employees: account ing, A/P, A/R, Human Resources, Payroll, Billing, Credit and Information Service s Department. Administered the company's business insurance, property taxes, and real estate division. Selected accomplishments included: * Consolidated the Accounting function from multiple companies after acquisition . * Implemented cost saving measures and controls for each operating department th at contributed to consistent achievement of budget. * Headed conversion to new Advertising system software, including hands-on devel opment of procedures, training of personnel, and adherence to policy. * Member of the Management Committee for strategic planning, budget/financial an alysis and projections, policy development, new products and services, etc. OGDEN COIL & TRANSFORMER, Chicago, Illinois A $4 million manufacturer of coils and transformers employing 35 people. Accounting Manager Supervised staff of three in Accounting, Payroll and Personnel. Managed A/P, A/R , general ledger, financial statement preparation. Primary accomplishments inclu ded: * Served as accounting/finance expert during a manual-computer conversion; imple mented a PC-based Accounting system. * Formulated company policy with CEO/owner that encompassed finance and operatio ns. * Converted outsourced functions in-house resulting in $40K annual savings. EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois B.S FINANCE, CPA (Michigan)