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Accounting Manager

Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37128, United States
March 02, 2011

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Robin Tidwell

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128

Home Phone 615-***-****

Cell Phone 615-***-****



Highly motivated, dependable accounting professional with management

experience in general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable,

payroll and budgeting processes. Management responsibilities at Shared

Service Center Financial Operations for Ceres Terminals, Inc., a subsidiary

of NYK Line Tokyo, and Gannett Co, Inc.. Experienced in preparation of

accurate and timely financial statements, balance sheet reconciliation and

financial analysis. Lead in documentation and implementation of policies

and procedures in compliance with JSOX (Japanese version of Sarbanes-Oxley)

and SOX. Successfully managed system conversions of Lawson GL, JD Edwards

GL, JD Edwards Fixed Assets, Lawson AP, Genesys AR, Cyborg Payroll and

Outlooksoft budgeting and reporting tools. Managed budgeting processes by

creating analysis, assisting in budget creations and budget review.


Ceres Terminals Inc. Nashville, TN

2007- 2010

Assistant Controller

. Managed General Accounting functions for Shared Service Center Financial


. Managed a staff of 7 employees consisting of Senior Accountants, Staff

Accountants and Fixed Asset Accountant

. Prepared and distributed, accurately and timely, consolidated US and

Canadian financial results for reporting as NYK Terminals (NA) Inc.,

Yusen Terminals Inc., Houston Terminals LLC, and New Orleans Terminals


. Reviewed over 800 balance sheet account reconciliations for accuracy

. Managed property and sales/use tax returns for 16 port locations

. Managed year end and mid- year audits

. Ensured compliance with corporate policies

. Ensured JSOX (Japan version of Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance was met by

March 2009

. Managed the implementation of system alignment project

The Gannett Co. Inc. 1995-2007

The Tennessean/Gannett Co. Inc, Nashville TN

Assistant Controller

. Responsible for four Middle Tennessee Gannett newspapers in newly

consolidated finance department

. Managed a staff of 9 employees consisting of a general ledger manager,

accounting supervisors, A/P clerks, payroll clerks and general


. Reviewed all general ledger account reconciliations

. Managed all accounts payable, payroll, and general accounting processes

. Managed and reviewed newspaper inventories

. Responsible for month end closing processes, year end closing processes,

corporate reporting and monthly departmental expense reviews

. Created procedures for consolidated financial reporting that are in

accordance with corporate policy and reviewed all new procedures to

ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance

. Managed yearly budgeting process files, created inventory usage budgets,

statistical budgets, finance department budget and employee benefits

budget for all newspapers

. Completed monthly reviews of all actual departmental expenses versus

budget to ensure accuracy

. Assisted in creation of departmental allocations for consolidated

production and distribution operations

The Daily News Journal/Gannett Co. Inc., Murfreesboro, TN

Finance Director

. Managed the accounting functions of a newly acquired daily newspaper

. Converted previous owners accounting systems to Lawson general ledger,

Cyborg payroll, Genesys circulation and Outlooksoft budgeting

. Trained personnel in corporate financial reporting and billing

. Created and implemented internal control procedures in accordance with

corporate policies

. Managed a staff of 7 employees consisting of general ledger accountant,

payroll clerk, A/R clerks, A/P clerk, cash processor and receptionist

. Created accounting analysis reports, reconciliations, and managed month

end and year end reporting

. Assisted Publisher in creating operating plans, new rate structures,

contracts and commission plans

. Held position on newspaper's operating committee

. Co-chaired strategic planning group to increase newspaper circulation

. Trained Department managers in corporate budgeting procedures.

. Created, analyzed and reviewed budgets for multiple departments

The Tennessean/Gannett Co. Inc., Nashville TN

Assistant Controller

. Responsible for daily accounting procedures, month end reporting, year-

end reporting and budgeting functions for the Middle Tennessee Community

Newspaper Group

. Assisted the Vice President of Finance and Controller in month end

reporting, year-end reporting and budgeting functions for the daily


. Managed a staff of 9 employees consisting of a payroll manager, payroll

clerks, A/P clerks, and general ledger accountants

Accounting Supervisor

. Managed a staff of 4 employees consisting of accounts receivable

bookkeepers and general ledger accountants

. Maintained fixed asset and depreciation accounts

Staff Accountant

. Responsible for cost accounting for newspaper

. Maintained newsprint inventories and usage accounts

Advertising Special Accountant

. Responsible for developing and maintaining accounting spreadsheets and


Lineage Analyst

. Maintained Daily Lineage and revenue reports


BS Business Administration, Lincoln Memorial University

Computer Experience

Excel, Lotus, Access, MS Word, AS400, Lawson, Outlooksoft, Genesys, Cyborg

and JD Edwards.

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