John R Losch
About John R Losch
John has over 30 years of experience, which began with several years as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. Those early years provided him with a unique combination of skills in auditing, accounting, client service, and the opportunity to work in, and learn about, many companies in several diverse industries. John believes he learned one of the most important lessons of his career during those early years at Arthur Andersen: first think as a business person, and secondly as an accountant and auditor. This training and mindset is the foundation of his philosophy when dealing with clients and serving their needs.
From Arthur Andersen, John transitioned to private industry where he continued his business education in both small and large companies. Here he gained experience across a broad range of industries including marketing & advertising, communications, publishing, software development & services, and small commercial equipment distribution.
John is a trusted business partner and financial executive with a proven track record in multiple industries. He is an effective and active listener who works with his clients to match their needs with creative solutions. John is innovative, resourceful, and committed to honesty, integrity and quality. He believes in a mentoring and collaborative leadership style and works well with all levels of an organization.
His core competencies include:
- Financial planning & analysis
- Cash / Working Capital Management
- Budgeting and Forecasting
- HR Management
- Operational Excellence / Continuous Improvement
- P&L Management
- Client Relationships
- Team Leadership: Recruitment, Mentoring, Retention
- Contract Negotiation
- Company Start-up
John graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Accounting and Computer Science. After college he earned his Certified Public Accountant certificate. John and his wife live in a Northwestern suburb of Chicago where they enjoy tennis, golfing, traveling, and spending time with family.
• Northern Illinois University
Certificates & Licenses:
• Certified Public Accountant (Inactive)
• Illinois CPA Society
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
• Financial Executives Networking Group (FENG)