Dennis J. Kanai

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Dennis J Kanai

Atlantis, FL CFO

39 Years of Experience

Direct Contact

denniskanai@b2bcfo.com

office (561) 601-5567

Universities:

Florida Atlantic University

Certificates & Licenses:

BBA, CPA (Florida)

Organizations:

Contact Dennis Kanai and receive a free Discovery Analysis™

  • A confidential meeting with the business owner(s), then interview company staff.
  • Look at the company’s financial information and computer systems.
  • Benchmark financial information against industry averages.
  • Create a confidential report of our findings in The Strategy Gameplan™







Dennis’ Bio

Dennis is a senior financial executive with over 35 years of leadership and management experience with domestic and multi-national corporations including consolidated groups and holding companies, with organizations ranging from startups to $250 million in revenues. His diverse industry experience includes Telecommunications, Insurance, Agriculture, Real Estate, Securities Brokerage, Service and distribution, and general business consulting with companies that realized market phases including growth, and market share, as well as companies dealing with declining markets requiring downsizing and workouts.

As a goal oriented visionary, Dennis has experience in strategic planning and tactical execution leading global initiatives and managing business at multiple locations. He developed and implemented staffing strategies and programs that improved operational outcomes and maximized the available staff resources. Dennis also has experience in human resource planning and operations, organizational change and effectiveness, team building, and facilitative leadership. He has resolutely educated and mentored staff, rewarding results and steering long-term tenure and promotions.

Dennis is a leader who shapes strategic financial direction. He has a consistent record of minimizing financial losses and bettering financial performance by identifying and eliminating financial performance issues while creating and environment of collaboration and continual evolution.

Dennis' titles have included Chief Financial Officer, Board Member, Chief Compliance Officer, Director, and Controller.

Dennis enjoys being involved with both highly structured and hands on entrepreneurial companies, and is experienced with systems from PC's to AS400 and financial packages from Quick books to Great Plains and MAS200.

Dennis also has extensive experience with both defined benefit and contribution pension plans, audit control, negotiations of acquisitions, financing, long term leases, and bank relations.

Some of Dennis' significant accomplishments would include:

  • Turned around finance function for consolidated group of over twenty entities.
  • In one year reduced audit completion time and cost by over 60%, while successfully eliminating subsequent audit adjustments.
  • Implemented and enhanced a consolidated reporting and budgeting process.
  • Drove financial plan for road show to refinance company
  • Finalized merger, centralized 5 offices, and relocated overburdened financial function to state-of-the-art office. Redefined departmental vision and quickly increased staff morale.
  • Deferred $1.2+ million in pension contributions by improving reporting procedures and establishing benchmarks
  • Piloted comprehensive projections/analysis and acquisitions/dispositions for $100 million real estate portfolio
  • Realized $1 million in tax credits generated by developing program to retroactively review 100 research/experimentation projects.

Dennis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and has been living and working the Greater West Palm Beach area since 1971. Dennis is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and The Florida institute of Certified Public Accountants. He sits on charitable and civic boards and committees and performs charitable work throughout the Greater West Palm Beach community. Dennis lives in Atlantis Florida with Cynthia his wife and partner for 22 years. Dennis enjoys the south Florida lifestyle including family activities, tennis, and is a classic car enthusiast.

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Recent Articles

Mar 31Dennis Kanai

Leadership is necessary for success

Mar 31Dennis Kanai

Over the years, I have observed the successes and failures of many organizations. As a sports fan, I am always reminded when I watch a ballgame of the similarities between leadership and success in both sports and in business. In sports, there have been some amazing success stories: teams that defied the odds, such as the Amazing Mets in ’69, the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers becoming the first team to win the Super bowl without playing a single home game and

Jan 27Dennis Kanai

The Unofficial Organization Chart

Jan 27Dennis Kanai

The unofficial organization chart that we speak of at B2B CFO© is a simple pyramid. The finder is the business owner who continually anticipates and finds the future successes of the company.  The minders are the administration staff who typically are dealing with the accounting and administration functions, and the grinders are either providing the service or producing the product of the company. Generally, the finders minders and grinders are in different “life time zones,” meaning the finder lives in

May 15Dennis Kanai

Aug 22Dennis Kanai

For the third consecutive year, B2B CFO© ranks among America’s fastest growing companies

Aug 22Dennis Kanai

Despite tough economy, B2B CFO continues record growth and takes spot in the prestigious Inc. 5000 list Phoenix, Ariz. – August 21, 2012 – B2B CFO, the nation’s largest provider of CFO services, has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the third consecutive year. The annual ranking by Inc. Magazine judges US-based and privately held companies by their revenue growth. This year’s list was ranked on the percentage in revenue increase