Robert Fitzgerald



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Robert Fitzgerald

207 Wabash Avenue Linwood, NJ 08221 609-926-1399 rfitz628@verizon.net


Director of Finance

Strategic Vision and Planning / Finance / Cost Control / M&A / Continuous Process Improvement Customer Service / IS / IT / Infrastructure Management / Business Expansion
Increased efficiency and cost control and improved operations for multi-million dollar public housing authority. Combined financial acumen and business savvy to develop new approaches and exploit opportunities for revenue growth and management. Implemented process and service upgrades that fueled operational capability and enhanced staff performance.
Installed new accounting and operational software to integrate all functions of public housing administration.

Formulated and implemented effective budgeting plan to ensure proper utilization of taxpayer funds.



Implemented new and refined existing accounting policies to provide tighter cost control procedures.
Key Skills: Finding practical solutions to complex operational and financial issues. Motivating through sound leadership and communications. Defining clear visions and strategies. Uniting personnel for common purposes and direction. Consistently finding new alternatives. Understanding trends and needs. Remaining calm under pressure.
BS, Accounting, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Highlighted Accomplishments


Installed new accounting and operational software to integrate all functions of public housing administration. Developed and implemented strategic plan to integrate all general ledger, budgeting, purchasing, public housing and U.S. Department of Housing Voucher programs in accordance with federal and state guidelines.
Formulated and implemented effective budgeting plan to ensure proper utilization of taxpayer funds. Set up integrated departmental budgets and procedures to provide meaningful and timely controls of expenditures and revenue on a line item basis in conformance with federal and state requirements.
Implemented new and refined existing accounting policies to provide tighter cost control procedures. Wrote new accounts payable, budgeting and purchasing procedure manuals in order to provide a more streamlined material procurement process thereby reducing service and material delivery problems.

Career History


Director of Finance, The Housing Authority and Urban Redevelopment Agency of the City of Atlantic City, a $20M public housing authority from February 2009 to the Present. Held total financial and administrational leadership including development of strategies to elevate authority’s financial strength, revenue management and cost control. Directed computerized processes for accounting, administration and operational systems, optimizing service to the poor while protecting taxpayer funds.
President / VP Finance, The Atlantic City Sewerage Company, 1985 to 2008. $18M sewage collection and transmission company. Held total financial and operational leadership including development of strategies to elevate company financial strength, revenue growth and cost control. Directed computerized processes for accounting, administration and utility billing systems, optimizing service to customers. Created a data-based budgeting plan for one, five and ten year periods, integrating the planned improvements, debt requirements, capitalization goals, and rate relief needs. Led to elevated financial position of company and ability to increase rate base to needed levels over time.
Generated $11.5M in new cash flow by negotiating sale of two parcels of company owned land. Raised dividend payout to shareholders from 31% to 76% and paid $21M+ in dividends to parent company From 1988 through 2007, dividends paid out to parent company were in excess of $21M. Prepared and filed testimony with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in 17 rate cases, three debt offerings. Reduced costs and enhanced service reliability by supervising maintenance of sanitary sewer system and implementing updated preventative procedures
Earlier Career: Controller, Dodge Foundry and Machine Company, manufacturer of steel castings. Controller / Accountant, Environmental Tectonics Corporation, manufacturer of flight simulators.

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