jbrad

President, Pulakos CPAs PC
Shareholder, Assurance
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional
Chartered Global Management Accountant
New Mexico Real Estate Broker

Direct dial: 505 338-1546
Email: bsteward@pulakos.com

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Expertise

Mr. Steward has held various positions in private industry: senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and corporate secretary for a large, growing Albuquerque-based wholesale distributor; as the director of finance for a Fortune 500 aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor; and as the vice president, chief financial officer, corporate secretary and treasurer for a fast growing defense contractor. Mr. Steward served as a senior manager for the Albuquerque office of an international certified public accountant firm.

Mr. Steward provides assurance services; strategic planning; mergers and acquisitions; financial, management and leadership training (certified Covey 7-Habits Facilitator); Federal Acquisition Rules; financial institution; general management consulting; strategic planning facilitation and consulting; performance-based reporting systems; human resources consulting – job redesign and performance-based compensation systems; accounts receivable management; inventory management; pricing strategies and staffing considerations.

Industries Served

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Utilities – Electric, Natural Gas, Water & Wastewater
  • Member Organizations
  • Government Contractors
  • Foundations
  • Art & Education Financial Services
  • Information Technology Services and Products
  • Wholesale distribution
  • Retail Sales
  • Employee Benefit Plans

Accomplishments

  • Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors, New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Chairman of the Board, Qynergy Corporation
  • Chairman of the Board, Sunrise Bank Albuquerque 2007 – 2012
  • Advisory Board Member, SatWest

Why Performance Matters

As the CFO of three companies in NM, I purchased professional services from several different providers. Through those experiences, I promised myself that when I returned to providing professional services I would correct three major deficiencies I believe exist in professional service firms. One, provide pricing for the services that is based on the market. Two, train the professionals providing the services in the management and other topics facing the customers’ industry. Third, ensure that we build an organization of professionals that provide these services as a team.

In meeting those objectives, our clients receive bills based on market – not based on hours multiplied by a “standard rate”, which is not a standard rate! Our professionals receive industry specific training, management and other, this in addition to the technical training as an accountant. Everything we do is team based. One of my favorite John Wooden quotes is “A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that’s teamwork.”

Education

Master of Business Administration – Human Resources Management, Robert O. Anderson Graduate Schools of Management, University of New Mexico
Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting and Financial Management, Robert O. Anderson Graduate Schools of Management, University of New Mexico

Publications, Speaking and Training

  • Guest speaker at business and law classes, and industry/trade groups
  • Past national instructor for international public accounting firm
  • Past member of the instructional staff for the Boeing Executive Program,
  • Boeing Leadership Center
  • Instructor – Covey Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Instructor – How to Manage a Professional Service Firm