ABCLLC Core Values
A - Adhere - to the highest standards of honesty and integrity
B - Build - on the basics to lay a foundation for sound financial management
C - Commit - to excellence in the preparation and delivery of all client services
L - Listen - to the client's dreams and concerns so that both can be addressed in meaningful ways
L - Lead - by being, doing, and saying the right thing at the right time
C - Center - on the client's best interest and do for the client what you would do for yourself
Help clients be good stewards of the financial resources available to them by providing the tools, insights, plans, and strategies (TIPS) to help them achieve their goals.
Bio - Douglas A. Shearer, CPA
A results oriented senior finance professional with an extensive financial, operational, and administrative background in the profit and nonprofit worlds with a reputation for integrity. Worked at American and Japanese manufacturers, public and privately owned. Skilled at business and financial management, financial reporting and analysis, spending plan development, and cost reduction and elimination. A resourceful problem solver experienced at financial statement design and implementation, process improvement, profit improvement, and turnarounds. Also a strong leader who is able to build and motivate new teams to maximize their potential.
Church of God Ministries, Inc. Director of Resource Ministries/Vice President 2005 – 2008
Board Chair of Warner Press (Sub of CGM)
London Industries, Inc. General Manager/Controller 2003 – 2004
Harmony Systems & Service, Inc. Chief Financial Officer 2000 – 2003
F&P America Manufacturing, Inc. Manager of Accounting 1995 – 2000
Assistant Manager of Accounting
Supervisor of Accounting
The William Bayley Company Controller/Director of Industrial Relations 1993 – 1994
Primex Plastics Corporation Chief Financial Officer/Controller 1992 – 1993
Philips Industries, Inc. Acting Controller – Versa Corp 1978 – 1991
Acting Controller – J&J Register
General Accounting Manager – Lau Division
Plant Accountant – Dexter Axle Division
Fixed Asset Accounting Supervisor – entire co
- Tore down a 7,000 seat auditorium contaminated with asbestos for $469,000 vs. professional estimate of $700,000 - $800,000
- Created a turnaround plan that enabled a manufacturer to go from losing millions to profitability
- Returned another manufacturer to profitability by eliminating excess and unproductive costs
- Redesigned the chart of accounts and income statements of two different manufacturers to determine profitability by product by customer
- Collaborated with investment bankers/attorneys/state officials to help secure the financing for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility
- Helped several entities become compliant with the latest GAAP, managed many outside CPA audits, managed a two year IRS audit, helped a new manufacturer obtain real estate and personal property tax abatements and other state incentives, supported sales growth of foreign owned manufacturer from startup to $110 million, and grew from $250M to $1B in sales with a publicly traded manufacturer
Certified Public Accountant – Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in Accounting – Wright State University
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Board member of Family Connection, Inc., Mt. Sterling, KY
Doug has been invaluable to our company and its profitability. He has reviewed our accounting and business practices and has made suggestions to get and keep us on the right track.
Allen Promotional Products
I had the privilege of working closely with Doug Shearer in my position as CEO of a retirement program that provides services to ministers and missionaries. Doug’s position as CFO of a large not-for-profit church headquarters gave opportunity for me to benefit first hand from his remarkable accounting and administrative skills. I frequently sought out Doug’s help and counsel in our area of work for the broader church. His problem solving abilities, his detailed approach to quality work and his integrity are characteristics that enable me to recommend Doug without reservation.
Board of Pensions of the Church of God
Doug is the consummate professional. Quite simply he is decisive, exacting, meticulous, and completely trustworthy. If you want it done right the first time, Doug is your man.
Director of Communication Services,
Church of God Ministries, Inc.
I had the privilege to work with Doug for a couple of years. Doug has a wide scope of financial and professional experience and knowledge. But, it is his work ethic and integrity that sets him apart.
Warner Press Inc
Doug was a skillful director of our team at Church of God Ministries at a critical time as we realigned our resources for the future. Doug has a high degree of personal and professional integrity, a clear understanding of corporate accounting, and effective communication skills. He is able to convey complex accounting and management concepts in clear, actionable ways. I recommend him to any organization that needs an executive who can marshal its resources--material and personnel--to meet the challenges of a changing business environment.
Coordinator of Publishing
Church of God Ministries
Anyone that ever meets Doug Shearer will remember his energy and high ethical standards from that day forward! Doug is technically qualified and has the high level of enthusiasm necessary to lead his clients as an Accounting and Business Coach. I had the pleasure of working with Doug Shearer at a major Japanese automotive supplier and know that he operates with a high level of expertise.
Ronda S. Reynolds, PHR
Brainerd Industries, Inc.
I have known Doug Shearer for just over a year and have found him to be very professional, task oriented, and very adept with business advice. His accounting knowledge significantly enhances his overall grasp of business concepts and challenges. He is a problem solver and his “always respect others” approach makes him unique in the business world. I would recommend Doug on both a personal and professional basis.
Chairman of the Board
Family Connection, Inc.
It is a great pleasure to recommend Doug as a successful business leader. He is an effective leader because of his strong foundation of business knowledge along with his belief of exhibiting Christian values. Doug’s leadership is the combination of these two traits providing an environment that is well trusted, supporting and balanced. Doug’s attributes consist of good work ethics, integrity, and the gift of developing good business relationships. As a supervisor he treated staff with justice and fairness always looking for a win-win solution to problems or issues. Doug’s abilities and talents bring a team together to function at their best. This was very inspiring to those around him! If the opportunity arose I would work alongside him again.
Human Resource Manager
Church of God Ministries
I worked closely with Doug Shearer for three years while he served as Treasurer of Covenant Church in Vandalia, Ohio. Doug’s meticulous and highly principled manner in approaching each task, no matter the size or complexity, is remarkable. While his experience and training speak for themselves, his dedication to provide the highest standard of accounting services can only be experienced firsthand. Based on that firsthand experience, I would recommend his accounting and financial consulting services to anyone without reservation.
Linda S. Kelley
McNamee & McNamee, PLL