|Clifford Timmermans, Controller |
As controller for the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Clifford Timmermans is responsible for accounting operations with various Service Center-related entities. As Cesar Chavez Foundation controller, his day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing a staff that produces financial reporting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, reconciliation, budgeting and cash flow management.
Timmermans graduated with an associate liberal arts degree from Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington state and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from the University of Washington in Seattle.
One of the strengths he brings to his job is knowledge of cost and construction accounting. He was a general contractor from 1976 to 1980 with Timberline Construction Co., handling management and general accounting for the construction of single-family residences; vice president of Timmermans Lumber Co. Inc. between 1976 and 1980; Realtor associate with Associated Realtors Inc. from 1980-1983; and president/director of Guaranty Construction Finance Corp. between 1983 and 1998, responsible for all accounting operations and corporate management.
At Guaranty Construction, his job responsibilities included manager and controller of business affairs, including general ledger, accounts receivable and payable, job cost, reconciliation, budgeting and cash flow analysis. His management functions as director, officer and general contractor included dealing with property acquisitions, land development, construction and marketing of single- and multi-family residences and condominiums, property evaluation, negotiating purchases, assisting with title transfer and coordinating with regulatory agencies regarding matters such as codes, permits and fees.
He started with Cesar Chavez Foundation as a senior staff accountant in 1999 and became acting controller in late 2001.