Thomas A. Kielbasa, Jr.

CFO Consultant
Cell: 630-204-5431


Benedictine University – Daniel L. Goodwin Graduate School of Business – MBA in Finance

DePaul University – Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business – MS in Taxation

St. Norbert College – Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics – BS in Accounting



An executive leader in International Specialty Construction / Commercial / Heavy Civil / Industrial / Construction Management / Multifamily / Single Family Residential Real Estate Development and Operations (private equity, public and private). Extensive background in improving the organization’s policies and procedures relating to Finance / Accounting, ERP Implementation, Operations, Estimating, and Human Resources, resulting in organic and inorganic growth. Instrumental in developing business strategies and operational improvements to achieve significant financial results. As your financial consultant/advisor, I would like to apply my strong financial and operational leadership skills in strategic and tactical planning, accounting, finance, project management, information technology, human resources, and risk management as a strategic PARTNER.

Suppose the organization requires a fresh perspective, new strategies, and an objective viewpoint. I welcome the challenge to focus on growth and improving the company’s financial results through progressive, results-orientated systems. Complete understanding of new Revenue Recognition concepts using FASB ASU 2014-09 – Accounting Standards Codification 606 Revenues from Customer with Contracts, and new Lease accounting concepts using FASB ASU 2014-16 – Accounting Standards Codification 842 Leases.

CFO with a solid finance, Accounting, Operations, and estimating record. Possess strong leadership skills, with a history of working through change to improve operational performance and shareholder value. Comprehensive knowledge in strategic planning, banking, acquisitions, start-ups, system conversions, budgeting, operations, job cost accounting, work in progress, internal controls, information technology, forecasting, cash management, risk management, human resources, and internal audit.



Strategic Planning & Execution

Percentage of Completion

Work in Progress Schedule

Policies & Procedures

Financial Reporting

Contract Negotiations

Tax Preparation / Planning

Crisis Management

Cash Forecast

Mergers & Acquisitions


Financial Modeling

Human Resources Benefits/Payroll

System Implementation/Conversion

Federal Acquisition Requirement

Banking & Treasury Relationships

Surety Relationships

Operational Efficiency

Strategic Reasoning

Bonding & Insurance

Margin Improvement

Tax Issues/SEC/IFRS

Risk Management

Team Building



CFO Accounting Solutions

Provide strategic consultant/client relationships to execute a significant strategic plan to enhance an organization

Kielbasa & Associates
2017 – Present

Certified Public Accountants established relationships with construction clients with revenues between $1 million and $150 million.

Provide financial leadership, financial performance, WIP Analysis, and new ERP systems. Strategic and Tactical planning, M&A, & KPIs analysis. Clients include OHL USA/ Arellano Construction – Complete Asphalt, Tower Group, Dragados USA, and Oderbrecht, USA.

Tower Contracting, LLC  /  LRC Group, LLC  /  Etera Group, LLC
Vice President Chief Operating / Financial Officer
2006 – 2017

A closely held $200 million Multifamily Real Estate Development – Construction and Operations / Full-service architectural, electrical contracting/service, design-build general contractor, and construction management.

Commercial / Industrial / Heavy Civil / Multifamily / Single Family Real Estate Development and Operations

Provide strategic and tactical leadership for the firm with ten operating entities engaged in commercial projects ranging from $100,000 to $100 million. Responsible for core business functions: Administration, Finance, Accounting, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Marketing, and Human Resources. Analyze and report on construction projects to Chairman, CEO/President. 

LMS Contracting Group, Inc. – LMS Environmental, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer – Commercial / Multifamily / Single Family Real Estate Development and Operations
2002 – 2006

A closely held $ 250 million general contractor / heavy civil contractor, real estate developer. Sold to Private Equity



Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Certified Construction Industry Finance Professional (CCIFP)
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA
Certified Financial Manager (CFM)
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified in Strategy and Competitive Analysis (CSCA)
Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt



Argus, Yardi. JD Edwards, Bidtek/Viewpoint (Vista), Spectrum, Timberline (Sage 300), MasterBuilder (Sage 100), Timberscan, Penta, CMiC, Spectrum, Computer Guidance Corporation, Foundation, ComputerEase, Deltek, Oracle, Quick Books – Contractor Version, Procore, Bid2Win, Yardi, Heavy Job, Heavy Bid, Advanced Primavera, Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Crystal Reports, HCSS.