Charron Kim Robinson is a partner with Rankin McKenzie having over 30 years of public and private financial accounting experience in both the US and Canada.
As CFO/Controller, Ms. Robinson has been responsible for overall financial management of accounting operations for various clients including; financial reporting, revenue recognition, cost accounting, payroll and benefit implementation, cash management and forecasting, board participation, establishing and maintaining; banking, legal counsel and accounting firm relationships. Ms. Robinson has spent the majority of her career focusing on commercialization of early-stage technology, life science, and service companies. Her clients are active in various business segments including, manufacturing, retail, aerospace, defense contracting, engineering, and IT.
Professional Career Timeline:
Joined Rankin McKenzie as partner in 2012, past notable clients include:
- Corporate Controller, at Aseptia Inc. prior to the sale of Wright Foods Inc. and Carolina Dairy Inc. preparing consolidated monthly financials, interfacing with Plant Controllers, managing year-end audit, assisted in upgrade and integration of SAP Business One, sourced workers compensation policy which resulted in $150k savings.
- Controller, at Polarean Inc. a medical device startup (hyperpolarized xenon or helium gas for use in MRI) who has since been acquired and is currently trading on London AIM. Functions included all financial accounting and reporting, HR admin, cash management and year- end review.
- Controller, at Organic Transit a design and manufacturer of the “ELF” a solar and pedal Powered Electric Vehicle.
Currently, Ms. Robinson is serving as the CFO to Comfort Monster, Anfield Inc. and Celito.net.
Professional Career Timeline:
- Prior to joining Rankin McKenzie, Ms. Robinson worked as an independent consultant for New Phoenix Aerospace. In this role, she transitioned the accounting system to support manufacturing. She was involved in the financial review of all government quotes and contracts, sourced funding for job training and implemented the award of a workforce program.
- Robinson transitioned from RSM McGladrey to assume the role as North American Controller for Kudos Information Inc., responsibilities included consolidation reporting of multiple US facilities; project accounting, revenue recognition, cash flow management and management of year-end audit.
- Subsequently, Ms. Robinson stepped into the public accounting domain working as business accounting consultant offering services for varied businesses with Richter, Usher Vineberg in Canada and more recently with RSM McGladrey in the US.
- Robinson held the position of Assistant Controller at two multinational retail clothing chains in Canada with revenues exceeding $150M (Pantorama Industries Inc. & Boutique Au Coton B.A.C.) She was a key contributor in Pantorama’s initial public offering.