Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Solutions Consultant

  • 30+ Years of Experience in Accounting & Finance Leadership​

    with start-up, growth companies & established market leaders.​

  • Proven Financial & Technical Expertise​

    and strong communication, leadership & problem-solving skills illustrated in successful partnerships with staff, peers & management in achieving business goals.

  • Cost Savings & Decision-Making Support

    acts as a trusted business partner to steer C-level executives in key decisions, establishing control systems that drive down costs, preserve company assets & improve bottom line performance.​



  • Led financial reporting, prepared consolidated financial statements and footnotes, managed cash flow for parent & 24 subsidiaries, managed billing & receivable processes for 65 franchise offices.​
  • Led development & implementation of corporate-wide accounting policies, procedures & related internal controls for rapidly growing technology company; provided direction to a staff of 28 tasked with supporting 16 international datacenters. ​

  • Coordinated preparation of consolidated financial statements for 13 entities, ensured compliance with GAAP, and drove timely & accurate disbursement of 23,000 customer invoices representing more than $30M in monthly revenues.​

  • Coordinated regulatory and telecom tax filings; managed cash flow and prepared/ monitored bank compliance reporting​

  • Prepared departmental budgets and re-forecasts & directed a staff of 32.​


  • Assisted CFO in negotiations to secure more than $60M in additional capital.
  • Recommended and successfully justified investment in new accounting system​

  • Assessed expenses and determined that rising supplier costs were eroding profit margins. Successful negotiation with vendors resulted in $1.5M in annual savings.​