dave coffman is the people's accountant

i've been working in accounting and finance for over 20 years and have done everything from processing payroll to leading a budget process for a number of organizations whose budgets exceed $1 million.

i am able to handle most any area of the accounting and finance function (other than doing your taxes), including handling day-to-day accounting operations while keeping an eye on the overall financial picture.

i have experience presenting financial data to groups of all sizes and I take pride in my ability to explain complex financial concepts in a way that is understandable for those without a financial background.  i am reliable, accurate, approachable, calm, friendly, and have a good sense of humor.

here's a brief summary of my qualifications.  if you find yourself wanting to know more about my experience, let me know and i can send you my complete resume and some references as well.


summary of qualifications

10+ years of experience managing the financial operations of a non-profit organization in portland, oregon with a budget in excess of $1 million.  responsible for everything from accounts payable and payroll to coordination of organization-wide budget process and creation of monthly financial reports for the board of directors.  extensive experience providing long-term financial visioning and planning.

5+ years working in the for-profit sector in a variety of accounting/finance positions, most recently as the controller for a culinary school located in portland, oregon.

6+ years of accounting experience working with a variety of governmental entities in ohio, including two public school districts and the ohio state university.