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Sugar Grove, Illinois, 60554, United States
March 16, 2011

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Self- starter, results-oriented CPA

. Producing accurate and timely financial reporting for private and

public companies.

. Contributing to accounting management team with a positive and

enthusiastic work ethic.

. Possessing a high level of understanding of business ERP systems.


Triangle Dies & Supplies, Inc., Batavia, IL

Mar 2005 -Present

Two locations, 70 employees, $7 million annual sales, Midwest

manufacturer of steel rule dies for the corrugated industry.

Controller Reporting to the President my responsibilities include, but are

not limited to, 3 day month-end close, internal and external

monthly and annual financial statement preparation and general

ledger account reconciliations, bank reconciliations, and sales

tax returns. Supervise accounts payable, accounts receivable,

credit and collections, purchasing, inventory management.

Prepare weekly benchmark analyses, coordinate year-end review

with external auditors, and work as IT liaison with external


Key Successes:

. Originally hired as a consultant to investigate significant

internal embezzlement in March 2005.

. Instrumental in stabilizing the company with proper

internal controls, and policies and procedures.

. Uncovered embezzlement schemes through examination of

customer ledgers, payroll detail, purchase orders and

supplier payments.

. Developed daily and weekly tracking benchmarks (e.g., sales

and production goals, headcount) that improved management


. Researched and implemented a fully integrated ERP system

and internal network for 2 locations. Trained all employees

on all areas of the system.

. Guided management's focus on controlling daily labor costs

during the economic downturn, using various reporting

schedules, contributing to 100% profit increase for 2009.

. Instrumental in improving strategic functions such as job

cost accounting, financial reporting, sales analysis, job

flow, and cash management.

The ABC's of Business, Sugar Grove, IL

Nov 1999 - 2005


. Provided excellent customer service to inspire client

confidence and satisfaction.

. Provided bookkeeping services, accounting support, and

installation and training of QuickBooks Pro to small

businesses in the greater Fox Valley area.

. Handled monthly financial statement preparation, payroll, bank

reconciliations and accounts payable and accounts receivable

functions for small businesses.

. Effectively communicated on client's behalf with auditors,

tax preparers, IDES, and IRS.

. Clients included small public accounting firms, retail, not-for-

profit, service and manufacturing entities with annual sales

ranging from $20,000 to $10 million.

First Data Solutions, Division of First Data Corp. (FDC) Naperville, IL

Dec 1997 - Nov 1999

Seven facility, 750 employee, $160 million annual revenue,

national provider of online products and information services.

First Data Corporation sold the Naperville division to InfoUSA

in 1999, and relocated to Iowa.

Assistant Controller

Reported to the Controller and managed the general accounting and

accounts payable departments. Responsible for a 4-day month-end

closing and reporting process. Reviewed the work of 6

accountants, which included corporate financial and tax

reporting, journal entries, account and variance analysis.

Worked directly with the forecasting and budgeting department at

month, quarter and year end.

Berlin Industries, Inc., Carol Stream, IL

May 1995 - Dec 1997

Accounting Manager

Reported directly to the Vice President of Finance and

supervised accounts payable and general accounting. Developed a

month-end financial package for executives. Responsible for

account analysis, month-end closing and reporting process and

variance analysis. Responsible for the year-end audit workpapers

and communication with auditors, and assisted VP Finance with

annual budget, and various projects.

IKO Chicago, Inc., Chicago, IL

May 1992 - May 1995

Acounting Manager/AS400 Implementation Team

Reported directly to the VP Finance, and managed the accounting

department of 4 employees. As member of the AS400

Implementation Team, worked closely with consultants and

employees to successful move US locations to proprietary

software on the AS400.

Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser, Chicago, IL

Sept 1989 - May 1992

Certified Public Accountant

As an auditor focused in the manufacturing industry, performed

year-end GAAP audit procedures, and prepared tax return

schedules for privately-held clients.


Bachelor of Science Accountancy May 1989, University of Illinois, Champaign-


Certified Public Accountant - IL, 1989


Quick learner with strong software and hardware knowledge. Advanced

user of ERP systems, Oracle Financials, Microsoft Outlook, Word,

Excel, PowerPoint, Oracle Financials, and other industry specific


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