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As client needs arise, CFO Synergy is able to draw on the resources of other small but exceptional experienced professionals in engineering, IT or other management specialties. These teams are managed and controlled by CFO Synergy, to provide a solid framework for customer support.


Jim Smith, Founding Partner

Jim brings a wealth of CFO level experience to clients. Experience gained from leading public and private manufacturing conglomerates such as Magna International, Leggett & Platt and the Marmon Group, as well as extensive consulting experience as a Principal with Ernst & Young (now Cap Gemini). In addition, through a variety of Interim CFO assignments, a thorough knowledge and experience base with Private Equity and other Equity Groups has been developed.

Jim is a senior financial executive with over 30 years of experience in operations, advisory services and corporate turnaround actions. A specialist in the development and implementation of cost management systems focused on customer profitability analysis and manufacturing success factor measurement. A team player equally comfortable on the shop floor and the executive suite. Jim is a senior financial executive with over 40 years of experience in operations, advisory services and corporate turnaround actions. 




Equity CV

Publications by or about Jim Smith

Lessons from the ABM Battlefield, R. Steven Player and David Keyes, 1995

Multiple Project Rollout Creates Leverage, John Vale and Jim Smith, Journal of Cost Management, 1996

KISS: Keep it Short and Specific, Jim Smith, Cost Management Insider's Reports, 1996

ABC Comes of Age, John J. Xenakis, CFO Magazine, 1996

ABC's That Aren't so Simple - The Marmon Group: The Price is Right, John Goff, Global Finance, 1996

Cost Accounting, Tenth Edition, Charles Horngren, 1998

Public speaking engagements

Using Activity-Based Management, Toronto, Ontario, Institute of Internation Research, 1996

Advanced Cost Management, New York, World Research Group, 1996

Annual Cost Management Congress, Global Research Group, 1995 through 1999 (various locations)

The Model Approach, Insititute of Management Accountants, 1997 - 1999 (various dates) 

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