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Accounting Manager/Corporate Controller

Location:
Franklin, Tennessee, 37064, United States
Salary:
70,000 - 90,000
Posted:
April 30, 2012
Contact Info:
*******@***.***


SANDRA S. KIGER
*******@***.*** ~ 615-***-****
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-kiger/6/a77/98b

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

COMMITMENT & INTEGRITY | FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP | PROJECT MANAGEMENT
A proven visionary and strategic leader that translates financial strategies into maximum profits commensurate with corporate missions. Skilled in enhancing profitability, streamlining processes, developing strategic initiatives, and introducing process improvements. Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, financial expertise, business acumen, and uncompromising ethics. Specialized expertise in understanding corporate culture, navigating organizational dynamics, and translating corporate strategies into tangible operating results.
CORE COMPETENCIES

Financial Management
Financial Reporting
Team Leadership
Auditing
Process Improvement
Budgeting & Forecasting
Financial Analysis
Taxation
Controllership
Strategic Planning
Internal Controls
Foreign Exchange Transactions

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

VACO TECHNOLOGY STAFFING & RECRUITING (Present)
Accounting Consultant – Shared Services Department - Contract end date - May 11, 2012
26 High-volume, transaction-oriented business locations
Detailed oriented, with the ability to handle multiple assignments promptly
Ensure accuracy of financial statements in compliance with US GAAP

PADDYWAX, LLC, NASHVILLE, TN (2011 – 2012)
Controller – Manufacturing & Distribution Company
Maintained sole accountability for financial stewardship, controllership, and accounting activities. Handled financial reporting, budgeting, P&L management, cash flow management, capital asset management, and financial analysis. Prepared monthly and quarterly reports summarizing and forecasting company business activities. Trained and mentored the team in performing at optimal levels. Created and adhered to a new employee handbook.
Implemented new operational protocols to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
Gained significant experience in foreign vendor currency exchange.
Developed accurate and reliable financial reports that detailed the financial position.
Played a key role in troubleshooting system errors in online ordering and shipping problems as well as customer service training due to conversion to NetSuite.

BINDTECH, NASHVILLE, TN (2009 – 2011)
Controller - Manufacturing
Provided direction to the financial operation of multiple plant locations. Supervised and mentored 4 employees in performing at optimal levels. Researched and resolved financial discrepancies. Managed inventory reconciliation on a quarterly basis.
Executed budgeting, administration, auditing, taxation, accounting, and general ledger activity.
Spearheaded the development of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports summarizing and forecasting income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.

O’MORE COLLEGE OF DESIGN, FRANKLIN, TN (2005 – 2009)
Controller/CFO – Private Accredited 4 year College
Directed all aspects of financial management, accounting, and cash flow management for a company with $5.5M in annual revenue. Prepared monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements that aided in business decision-making processes. Executed accounting functions involving general ledger activity, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and budget management. Administered the 401(k) plan for 75 employees. Managed legal and compliance initiatives concerning ERISA, Section 125, COBRA, and HIPAA.
Served as a key member of the executive team charged with process improvement and executive leadership.
Provided recommendations to senior management and the Board of Directors concerning policies and programs.
Introduced new operational procedures to secure optimum efficiency and reduced costs.
Reduced significant audit adjustments by implementing effective financial controls.
Participated in the successful conversion of new internal controls for safety and security of handling incoming and outgoing cash.

W. Z. BAUMGARTNER & ASSOCIATES, INC., FRANKLIN, TN (1989 – 2005)
Corporate Controller – Civil Engineering Services Company
Spearheaded accounting and finance functions for a $10M business. Created and implemented a new database.
Pioneered the launch of a new accounting department including financial infrastructure and new internal controls.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science in Accounting 1989
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Cookeville, TN

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel, NetSuite (Oracle Based ERP System), MAS 90, Peachtree, Great Plains, QuickBooks Pro, Crystal Reports, Word Perfect, PayChex’s Payroll, ADP Payroll