Daniel Barr, CFA, CAIA, Finance Expert in Daniels, WV, United States
Daniel Barr, CFA, CAIA

Finance Expert in Daniels, WV, United States

Member since January 15, 2018
Dan led a team of controllers responsible for $185+ billion in assets at Credit Suisse and previously managed the acquisition/development of luxury home communities. He is passionate about helping small and mid-size businesses access the same tools employed by large corporations. Utilizing his financial knowledge and coding experience he has helped companies build financial models, automate processes, and bridge the gap between finance and IT.
Daniel is now available for hire


Case studies

Industry Expertise

  • Accounting Services
  • Construction
  • Commercial & Residential Construction
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling
  • Project Management

Software Expertise

Other Expertise


  • Director of Finance and Analytics

    2022 - PRESENT
    The Wildcat Group
    • Recapitalized a $48 million multifamily project in Florida after a $7 million construction budget overrun.
    • Found a solution for a $15 million cash-out refinance on a multifamily property in Arizona that allowed the owner to lock in a long-term fixed-rate and have two liquidity events to meet both short-term needs and capitalize on fast-growing rental rates.
    • Built Power BI data model that created automated proforma for multifamily projects in 200+ US cities.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Accounting, Analytics, Regression Modeling, Project Finance, Fundraising
  • Consultant

    2011 - PRESENT
    • Built a multivariable regression model to predict rents for multifamily properties across ten US cities in the Sunbelt, leading to an acquisition of a $30 million project in Florida.
    • Created a dynamic cryptocurrency index tracking a large universe of assets for a hedge fund specializing in digital assets using Power BI.
    • Served as the interim CFO and established financial procedures for a new real estate fund prior to launch, including setting up a chart of accounts in QuickBooks, providing financial analysis, and documenting accounting operations for the bookkeeper.
    • Assisted serial entrepreneur in performing due diligence on purchasing a startup eCommerce business. Discrepancies identified in the review of financial records led to further investigation uncovering the past criminal history of the seller.
    • Created courses on derivatives and financial statement analysis for Smartly MBA. Also provided the final review for dozens of courses covering stocks, bonds, valuation techniques, investment decision making, and capital budgeting.
    • Worked with Broadsword Investors, LLC on strategies to identify commercial real estate investment opportunities in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, yielding potential targets in six states.
    • Advised BB&T, Community One, and Life Store Bank on the completion/rehabilitation of foreclosed commercial and residential projects, leading to the recovery of over three million dollars after the housing crisis.
    • Conducted a survey of rental rates across seven county areas for Northwest Regional Housing Authority and implemented a new cloud-based system to track 1,800+ Section 8 rental units.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Big Data, Financial Modeling, Microsoft Power BI, Cryptocurrency, CFO, Due Diligence, Data Analysis, Valuation, Corporate Finance, Finance, Real Estate
  • Business Analyst Manager

    2020 - 2021
    Intertrust Group
    • Managed a business optimization and data quality team split between the Cayman Islands, Delaware, and Chennai, India, covering over 25,000 client entities domiciled in five countries across the US.
    • Designed automated solutions for collecting data from clients and reporting regulatory information to appropriate jurisdictions.
    • Built new analytical tools for business users and other support groups using Microsoft Power BI.
    Focus areas: Financial Services, Big Data, Project Management, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence (BI), Data Governance, Data Migration, Business Operations, Business Analysis
  • Finance Analyst

    2018 - 2020
    • Built automated model using SQL and Power BI to evaluate outstanding client receivables for the provisioning process, forecast future write-offs, and provide targets for collection efforts based on probability of success.
    • Created automated bottom-up revenue forecast for 50+ service offerings across 17,000 client entities used in quarterly forecasts and 3-year budget.
    • Leveraged SQL, Power BI, and VBA to create an automated process for producing and distributing individually-customized, daily MIS reports for the regional head, managing directors, and 60+ relationship managers.
    • Established monthly process for reviewing receivables, collating outstanding bills, and delivering email reminders via VBA macros to thousands of clients leading to a 15% increase in cash collections year-over-year.
    Focus areas: Financial Services, Financial Modeling, Credit Risk, Credit Collection, Process Automation, BI Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • External Contractor

    2018 - 2018
    Deutsche Bank
    • Engaged by Deutsche Bank to manage the novation and termination process for its Corporate Services business in the Cayman Islands.
    • Built an Excel-based system using Power Query that centralized data on various workstreams. The system allowed users to continue using their existing processes uninterrupted while enabling local management and a central project team in London to have real-time data on the current progress on approximately 500 deals.
    • Created over 40 templates in Word to leverage centralized data in the automated production of novation and termination documents. As a result, 1,500+ documents were produced and executed in a 45-day period resulting in a completion rate 3x greater than the next closest office.
    Focus areas: Financial Services, Structured Finance Documentation, Data Analysis, Distressed/Special Situations
  • Assistant Vice President - Legal Entity Accounting and Reporting

    2016 - 2017
    Credit Suisse
    • Supervised team of legal entity controllers for U.S. broker-dealers as well as mortgage and derivative entities with $185+ billion in total assets.
    • Provided monthly/quarterly commentary and variance analysis of balance sheet movements and P&L drivers used for investor reporting and business planning.
    • Served as IB Americas Subject Matter Expert on Securities and Prime Brokerage, providing training and expertise on securities and institutional trading to employees within the CFO division.
    • Led working group to automate the processing of servicer remits for over 40,000 distressed residential mortgages in order to correctly account for $100+ million in annual expenses.
    • Coordinated with teams across six countries to appropriately resolve consolidation breaks between 20+ global affiliates before the close.
    • Prepared regulatory reports and answered questions from regulators for derivatives and mortgage entities.
    • Reviewed approximately 150,000 open and failed security trades each month to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, CFO, Accounting, Financial Regulations, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Controller, Financial Reporting
  • Assistant Vice President - Product Control

    2016 - 2016
    Credit Suisse
    • Supervised daily P&L reconciliations for 100+ bankers and traders covering private label MBS issuance, mortgage trading, and derivatives hedging with annual revenue of $1+ billion.
    • Centralized the daily/monthly revenue reconciliations of commercial and residential mortgages previously performed by three separate teams.
    • Oversaw the migration of $10+ billion in revolving credit facilities from Credit Suisse USA to Cayman Islands Branch.
    • Identified solutions for reporting 50+ loan-level attributes on mortgages, which is required by the Federal Reserve under a new Intermediate Holding Company structure.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Project Finance, Asset-backed Securities (ABS), Financial Reporting, Profit & Loss (P&L)
  • Senior Product Controller

    2013 - 2015
    Credit Suisse
    • Established standard procedures for daily and monthly reconciliations of the relaunch of a commercial mortgage business, originating $10+ billion in loans in two years.
    • Designed reports for commercial real estate team to analyze deal-level P&L, balance sheet utilization, derivatives hedging, funding costs, and profit-sharing agreements.
    • Reviewed mortgage warehousing master repurchase agreements for revenue recognition under U.S. GAAP and trading/banking book capital treatment.
    • Maintained commitment receivables and fee amortization schedule on 50+ mortgage warehouse facilities.
    • Performed daily front and back-office reconciliation of trade breaks, inventory, and P&L for desks trading asset-backed securities, derivatives, futures, and mortgages.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Asset-backed Securities (ABS), Project Finance, Finance, Real Estate, Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), Financial Reporting, Profit & Loss (P&L)
  • Principal/CFO

    2005 - 2013
    Barr Development
    • Planned, designed, and managed the development of five luxury home communities between 15-65 acres in size.
    • Built cash flow models, P&L forecasts, and market absorption studies to analyze dozens of potential projects.
    • Created business plans and presentations used to raise over $5 million in capital.
    • Produced reports for limited partners, summarizing their investments, analyzing current market conditions, and projecting future sales.
    • Maintained financial records, prepared operational budgets, and performed bookkeeping activities including paying vendors and reconciling bank statements using QuickBooks.
    • Created geospatial models using SQL and ArcGIS to identify properties suitable for development in a 4-county area based on location, topography, and MLS sales data.
    • Oversaw marketing efforts including online marketing and direct mail campaigns, hiring an ad agency and maintaining relationships with local realtors.
    Focus areas: Statistical Analysis, Big Data, Financial Modeling, Project Management, CFO, Business Planning, Fundraising, Cash Flow Modeling, Market Research, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Revenue & Expense Projections, Cash Flow Forecasting, Investment Decision-making, Construction, Real Estate
  • Research Analyst

    2004 - 2005
    • Built multivariate regression models to predict store sales for Pizza Hut, FedEx Office, Restoration Hardware, 99 Cents Only, A.C. Moore, and GameStop.
    • Prepared research reports for retailers, economic development corporations, and commercial developers to predict performance of retail locations nationwide.
    • Created model using SQL and ArcGIS to measure the urbanization of every Zip+4 postal code in the U.S. using statistical analysis of household and business densities.
    • Developed AutoID product to identify potential opportunities for car dealerships based on a leakage analysis of new car sales.
    Focus areas: Statistical Analysis, Big Data, Market Opportunity Analysis, Market Research, Finance, Real Estate, Revenue Modeling

Other Experience

  • Real Estate Valuation Using Regression Analysis – A Tutorial (Publication)
    Traditional approaches to valuing real estate can lean towards the qualitative side, relying more on intuition over sound rationale. Linear regression analysis, however, can offer a robust model for using past transactions in an area, to provide better guidance on property valuations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    2000 - 2004
    Southern Methodist University - Texas


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
    MAY 2017 - PRESENT
    CAIA Association
  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9

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