Dennis MW McIntosh

Forest Hills, NY CFO

21 Years of Experience

Dennis is a highly accomplished and seasoned CFO with a broad spectrum of experience. He consistently delivers in fast paced environments. After working for Price Waterhouse Coopers, he spent 14 years leading internal audit functions for international manufacturing, publishing, technology, and insurance companies. He then joined Ernst & Young as a Senior Consulting Manager, and was hired away by one of his clients, a start-up life insurance company, as its CFO. After seven years, Dennis led the merger of the company, which was generating over $200M in annual revenue with assets of $1.1B. Subsequently, Dennis, as CFO and investor, led two start-up companies (digital media and energy) through successful sales of the companies. In the not-for-profit world, Dennis accomplished the turnaround of a struggling school management company realizing positive cashflow and supporting 40% growth.

Dennis has strong leadership and mentoring skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. From his insurance expertise, Dennis is familiar with implementing risk management strategies to protect investments. From his start-up experiences, he understands what is required to move a business from an idea into reality and keep cash flowing. He knows how to identify and implement KPI dash boards as well as redesign both products and processes for improved ROI. Dennis is known as a clear goal setter, who gets the immediate and long-term objectives done. His goal is to assist owners effectively, while building respectful trusting relationships with all key stakeholders. He possesses the following core competencies honed by his multiple industry experience:

Core Competencies Industry Experience
  • Cash Flow Mgmt.
  • Treasury/Banking
  • Financial Reporting
  • M&A Due Diligence

  • Risk Mgmt.
  • Audit Mgmt.
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Activity Based Costing

  • Business & Product Modeling
  • International Financial Reporting (IFRS)
  • Financial System Selection/Implementation
  • Staff & Organizational Change Management
  • Energy
  • Digital Media
  • Manufacturing
  • Not For Profit

  • Telecommunications
  • Technology Services
  • Publishing/Advertising
  • Health / Life Insurance

  • Audit /Consulting (PWC&EY)

Through these areas of expertise and industry experience, Dennis has led the due diligence on 18 acquisitions representing $1.3B in investor funds and became proficient out of necessity in forecasting $200M+ companywide multi-national cash flows. He gained an astute understanding of both technology and organizational change management from successfully implementing several finance systems, needed for the start-up companies, including Sage, Microsoft’s AX & NAV Dynamics, NetSuite, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, and SunGard’s EAS.

Dennis holds a B.A. degree with honors from Andrews University, an MBA from UCONN, and is a CPA for the last 30 years. He is also certified in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Not for Profit accounting (NFP), and is a Global Chartered Management Accountant. He is a past president of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Boston), a current member of the Financial Executives Institute (New York), active in the UCONN alumni association, and serves as a mentor for Columbia University masters students. Dennis loves to spend time with his wife, family of five children, and grandchildren. He has a passion for education, golf, scuba diving, and skiing.

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About Dennis McIntosh

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BA, Andrews University, 1977
MBA, UCONN, 1981

Certificates & Licenses:

CPA, Mass 1983
IFRS 2013
GCMA 2013
NFP 2015


Financial Executives Institute
Columbia University Masters Mentoring Program

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