David Patton, CPA (Inactive)

About David

David is a highly qualified CPA (Inactive) with 30+ years of experience in financial & managerial accounting, budgeting, forecasting, analytical support, and staff management. David has a proven track record of leadership and success at three Fortune 500 companies. He began his career with Big Four firm, EY as an auditor and continued his professional career in a variety of financial accounting roles. His proven expertise includes establishing internal controls, managing the month-end closing process, reporting financial results, providing complex analytical support, and developing & implementing innovative solutions to support various business initiatives.

His experience includes providing analytical support to the executive leadership of a global transformation team with annual revenues of $700M. He developed a critical monthly reporting packet providing executive and operational management data necessary to facilitate sound business decisions, as well as reporting that segregated profitability based upon revenue streams so that underperformance could be isolated and addressed.

David has leveraged upon his knowledge of SAP financials, auditing, investigation, analytical, Excel modeling and communication skills to design, develop & implement many Excel-based workbooks to improve efficiency and accuracy. Those solutions include, but are not limited to executive briefings, forecasting models, financial reporting, and Key Performance Indicators (KPI). 

David is an experienced manager historically involved in hiring, training, and coaching both on-site and remote staff. He has facilitated a standard training process for offshore team members. Other areas of expertise include SAP financial software, labor accounting, and reporting metrics.

David’s strong work ethic, and his managerial, communication, technical and analytical skills make him a key contributor to a variety of accounting projects.

David Patton

David Patton
Consultant


Industry Experience

Consumer Products, Healthcare, Information Technology, Utility, Retail


Education

  • The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

Certifications

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant – Ohio (Inactive)

On a Lighter Note

What are some causes you support?
I support several charities, including the Malawi Talent Fund, which uses a business model to develop sustainable jobs, career development, and mentorship within the African nation of Malawi.  Malawi, Africa is one of the poorest countries on earth. With unemployment well above 70%, those fortunate to have work earn, on average, a mere $2 or so USD per day.  Another charity I support is Almost Home Dog Rescue of Ohio.  AHDRO’s mission is to provide homeless collies, shelties, and mixes of both breeds a safe haven where they will receive medical care, nutrition, and love until their forever homes are found.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy singing in organized choirs.  I am a member of our church’s choir, along with my wife.  We have also participated in the Otterbein Summer Choral, which provides an opportunity to learn & sing with talented music majors.

What is one of the best pieces of advice you have ever been given? 
The advice is simple but holds true in every situation.  Always treat others as you would wish to be treated. Treat them with respect and a kind heart.