I joined the Florida CFO Group in 2016 with over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, primarily in an executive leadership capacity. I am a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the AICPA. I earned a Bachelor of Science from Glassboro State College, specializing in accounting, and an MBA from the University of South Florida.
Professional Experience: Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Internal Auditor, External Auditor, Corporate Secretary, Financial Institutions, Marketing and Servicing Companies, Healthcare
Although I can help you with just about anything from a financial or operational perspective, my expertise is in:
Ginger is a detail-oriented person with skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for her profession. She adapted quickly to a different business and made valuable contributions to the organization. She would be on my short list of CFO's.
I worked with Ginger for approximately 3 years, where (together with a few other key players) we turned around a struggling bank. Ginger knows her craft (accounting) well and is hard-working, detail-focused, and results-oriented. She understands and balances the importance of gathering meaningful information and including others to make key decisions ... and then has the confidence, resolve and judgment to make routine and critical decisions in timely and appropriate manners. Ginger expects much of herself ... and the best from others ... and this led to a successful turn-around.
I hired Ginger Mentzer as our CFO Consultant and have known and worked with her now for over two years. She has become an integral part of our advisory team and has helped our business in a variety of ways. Working closely with our bookkeeper, she has thoroughly reviewed our financial statements and made necessary adjustments that were overlooked by previous CPAs. She was able to recommend a new CPA with whom we are much more comfortable. With her banking background, she has been able to negotiate with two banks for two of our businesses for great terms to refinance loans. She continues to monitor our financial statements and offer recommendations for cost savings and increased profitability. Ginger is a tough negotiator which makes her a great asset to our team. She always maintains a professional working relationship with me, my hospital administrator and our bookkeeper, and we are happy to recommend her without hesitation to any CEO needing assistance with all things financial.
We hired Ginger in May of 2018 as the CFO for our organization. She quickly established herself as an insightful and resourceful presence on our team. Ginger has spearheaded and brought to completion a number of key projects including renegotiating our credit facilities, establishing accounting and cash flow management procedures, budgeting processes, and aligning our employee benefits with our long- term objectives. She has also proven to be attentive and helpful to our employees as a whole on a variety of issues. I and my other tax advisors rely on her counsel for any major financial decision for our organization, and she is an integral part of our year-end tax planning. I wholeheartedly recommend her work and feel we are fortunate to have her as a part of our team.
I am pleased to say how much Ginger was able to help our organization as we grew from a small regional company based in Tampa to become a leader in Seniors Healthcare. The Managed Division was a key driver in our success, and she was a key leader assisting me through several transitions. I appreciate all she did and would highly recommend her services to any organization needing a financial transitions leader.