Benjamin Barrone

Accounting Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

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I am a Finance and Accounting Leader from Chicago, Illinois. I have developed a passion for helping growing startups reach their strategic goals and solidify their finance needs.

I recently served as an organizational and financial leader for Vital Proteins, a Chicago-based startup, and led their finance needs from startup phase through Series A financing. In just one year I led a wide range of impactful organizational initiatives to support growth and scale including:

- Series A Financing from start-to-finish
- Built Accounting and Finance department from scratch
- Contract negotiation for a wide range of contractual relationships
- Strategic guidance serving on Senior Leadership Team and Compensation Committee
- Selection and implementation of ERP and PEO systems
- Evolution of accounting systems from spreadsheets to real-time GAAP reporting on ERP system
- Budgeting and forecasting
- Month end close and financial reporting
- Debt Financing - securing multiple favorable agreements
- Revamp and consolidate incentive-based compensation and bonus structure/agreements
- Financial modeling support to assist in business decisions and maximizing ROI
- Cash Flow planning and navigation in rapid-growth environment
- Supported Founders' business needs including tax planning and compliance

Outside of work I enjoy golfing, meditation, yoga, food & wine, and travel.

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  • Work
    • Vital Proteins
  • Education
    • University of Illinois at Chicago