Counselors to America's Small Business
3300 McKee Road
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Phone (661) 836-8382 Fax (661) 834-7732
Over Twenty years experience in accounting, specializing in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budget and Forecasting, Payroll, Sales Tax, Bank Reconciliation., Food and Beverage Cost Analyst, Un-Claimed Property and Non Profit Accounting.
Proficient in PC various software such as: Peach Tree, QuickBooks Pro, Quicken, Dac Easy, AccPac, Lotus123, AS 400, JD Edwards, Famous, Data General, CLS, Frame Work, First Choice, Word Perfect, Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and D Base III.
Excelsior Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Westwood Marquis Hotel 5 times winner of Employee of the month
Team Achievement Award for quality contribution at Arthur Young & Company
AL’S SERVICES Los Angeles & Bakersfield, CA
Self Employed (Bookkeeping & Tax Services) Jul. 1993 - Present
Also worked directly with the temp. agency (accountemps) for various major / medium / small corporations
such as; Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios and some others
WESTWOOD MARQUIS HOTEL & GARDENS Los Angeles, California
F & B Cost Analyst/Credit Manager(promotion) Aug. 1991 - Jun. 1993
HILTON HOTEL (500 ROOMS) Burbank, California
Chief Night Auditor Feb. 1991 - Aug. 1991
EXCELSIOR HOTEL (500 ROOMS) Little Rock, Arkansas
Purchasing Clerk/General Cashier (promotion) May 1987 - Dec. 1990
ARTHUR YOUNG & COMPANY (Ernst & Young) Tehran, Iran
Staff Accountant Sep. 1975 - Sep. 1983
B.A. – Public Business Administration and Finance – University of Tehran 1975-1980
Masters Degree - University of Heidelberg - Germany 1983-1987
B.A. – Public Business Administration and Finance – University of Tehran <strong>1975-1980</strong></p>
Masters Degree - University of Heidelberg - Germany<strong> 1983-1987</strong></p>
Chemist for 25 years then an Arby's Roast Beef Franchisee for 20 years. Retired in 2006
MS in Chemistry in 1971 at Marshall University
11 years in the Hospitality industry & 22 years in Salon & Spa industry. Business Consulting since 2007.
Bachelor Degree -Central Michigan University -Business Management with Major in Human Resources
MBA -currently pursuing.
Government contracting, sales, marketing, social media experience, start up and multiunit franchising ownership experience.
B.A. Economics, University of Michigan
Forty years of management and leadership experience, including 22 years as CEO of an independently managed division of a $20 billion public company and two years as CEO of an international training and consulting company. Directly involved in major cultural changes, acquiring and integrating acquisitions, implementing integrated information systems, moving businesses to world-class performance levels, and leading a major manufacturing asset restructuring. Strong strategy formulation, organizational development, and decision-making skills.
HarvardBusiness School, MBA, 1975
University of Michigan MA Japanese Area Studies, 1968
University of Michigan, BA, Political Science. 1967
Business start-up and operational challenges with an emphasis on the photography and restaurant industries are the primary focus of my mentoring to over 1500 SCORE clients since 2003.
After working for United Press as a news photographer, I started a commercial photography studio specializing in editorial style photography for business clients. The studio became a trusted source for photography and the largest commercial studio on the San Francisco peninsula. We built long-standing relationships with our clients, regardless of whether they were a small business or a Fortune 500 company.
In 1992, while still operating the photography business, our family purchased a fine dining restaurant on the S.F. Peninsula. I handled all day-to-day management details and long term planning. After 11 years of successful operation, we sold the restaurant. This is the type of hands-on knowledge I can share with you.
My past volunteer work as a crisis counselor sharpened my listening skills and trained me to realize there are multiple solutions to all challenges. I try and bring this approach to you my SCORE clients regardless of where you are in your business development.
<p> B.A. San Jose State University</p>
Skillful in Business Plans and Finance. Completed a very successful 36 year Banking Career centered on Commercial Lending Administration, Branch Operations Administration and Delivering Superior Customer Service in Every Transaction.
Received a number of Business Awards the result of his professionalism and extensive background.
<p> Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY Degree in Banking, Insurance & Real Estate</p> <p> Banking & Business Expertise Spanning near 40 Years</p> <p> Quality Customer Service Certified Professional</p> <p> Community Advocate Supporting Americas Small Business</p>
Bill Litchman, currently Vice Chair of the Princeton Chapter of SCORE serving Mercer and Middlesex Counties, NJ retired from active consulting in 2011. With a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, For a number of years Bill worked for a large, Multinational conglomerate whose every business unit was actively engaged in business planning throughout the year.Bill left this company as General Manager of its $100 million dollar Latin American sales company to start a developmental telecommunications company, was responsible for its business plan and raising its first $50 million in seed capital. Bill also worked for other entrepreneurial companies before starting his own consulting practice serving international companies. While at SCORE, Bill has helped numerous entrepreneurs write their business plans, raise their initial capital and start their own small businesses. He has also worked with a number of established companies to stabilize and grow their small businesses.
BSEE, Tufts University
Career began in retailing with Federated Department Stores, Abraham & Straus,Brooklyn, NY and Filene's Boston, Ma
Joined Dunkin Donuts Corporation in 1972, in Purchasing, Operations,and other small business areas and progressed in expanding the Company through 25 years to a system of 5000 retail Franchised stores. Developed and implemented the Franchise Owned Distribution and Purchasing Co-operatives system which included distribution centers located in US and Canada. Current system services over 10,000 outlets, sales estimated at approx $2 bil.
Upon retirement in 1996, started a small business in the greater Boston area , that reached break-even within twelve months. Re-located to the West Coast,and joined SCORE Los Angeles, and Executive Service Corp of Southern California. Developed, as SCORE Counselor, Workshops for Los Angeles SCORE with expertise in Franchise development, operations, and focus Franchising, and small business start-ups and growth. In Maui, HI, transferred to Maui SCORE and developed seminars in Home Business Start-up and growth, and after relocating back to Cape Cod, Ma. transferred to SCORE Cape Cod, with focus on small business development.
BSBA degree, Boston University
Agribusiness Seminars,Harvard Graduate School of Business
An innovative, technology industry Senior Level Executive with outstanding results in mission critical areas of Computer Software New Product and Business Application Systems Design, Strategic Business Planning, Automation Reengineering, Enterprise Resource Planning and Integrated Accounting / Financial Systems Development and Deployment.