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Accounting Manufacturing

Cleveland, Ohio, 44111, United States
March 06, 2011

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John A. Peluso

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Cleveland, Ohio 44111

Home: 216-***-****

Cell: 216-***-****


Results-oriented Controller and ERP Consultant with both hands-on and

management experience in all aspects of accounting, operations, Sarbanes-

Oxley compliance audits, business process re-engineering and uniquely

skilled in planning and implementing accounting and ERP integrated systems

for both distribution and manufacturing organizations.


J. Peluso Consulting, Cleveland, Ohio, 10/2002 to Present

Independent consultant providing financial and systems expertise to small

and medium sized businesses in the areas of improving business

profitability, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audits, business process re-

engineering, accounting system and ERP implementation.

Business Consultant/Analyst

Specialized services include: Sarbanes-Oxley audits, business process re-

engineering and ERP implementation.

. Implemented MS Dynamics Great Plains V10. Set up accounts payable,

accounts receivable, Inventory, general ledger, financial statements,

and fixed assets.

. Assisted clients in the entire software lifecycle from kickoff through

implementation of Epicor's Vantage ERP manufacturing system; this

included GAP analysis, financial and manufacturing modules.

. Implemented and trained clients on the Sage Fixed Asset System (FAS).

. Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Audits. Worked at three global companies and

one bank, as part of Sarbanes-Oxley teams. Tested internal controls,

wrote narratives; recommended corrective actions and performed

walkthroughs at plants and corporate offices; did risk and control

matrix's; flow charted processes; developed audit steps and did pre-

testing, testing and quarterly update testing. Processes included

the following: payroll and benefits, taxes, treasury, financial

statements, general ledger, purchase to pay, order to cash, inventory,

accrued expenses, cash management, property, plant & equipment, BOM's,

routings and spreadsheets. Also audited General Computer Controls.

Worked on 4 different audits for a total of 3 years experience.

. Performed interim accounting manager duties for a manufacturing

company whose operations were being relocated out of state.

Responsibilities included daily cash management, cost accounting and

preparation of financial statements and operating reports.

Ricerca Biosciences, LLC. Concord, Ohio, 10/2000 to 9/2002

$20M privately held research and development company providing chemistry,

biology and manufacturing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Senior Business Analyst

Developed and managed Project Cost Accounting System, did cash forecasting

for seven business centers and credit analysis of current and potential


. Developed, managed and improved operating efficiency of project cost

accounting system. This resulted in more accurate reporting of

interim and final project results for senior management.

. Established procedures to ensure revenue recognition on contracts

complied with SEC and GAAP regulations.

John A. Peluso

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Sabtronics Inc., Willoughby, Ohio, 9/1992 to 10/2000

$30M privately held audio and video equipment manufacturer.


Managed general/cost accounting, IT and human resources departments.

Responsible for preparation and analysis of financial statements, operating

reports, budgets, year-end audits, and banking relationships.

. Planned and implemented ERP system (BPCS). Established accounting and

manufacturing control procedures to improve production efficiency, and

financial and managerial reporting.

. Established standards for material, labor, and overhead costs.

. Setup bills of material and routings with production and engineering


Sentinel Consumer Products, Inc., Mentor, Ohio, 3/1991 to 9/1992

$20M privately held manufacturer of health and beauty aids with 3

manufacturing plants.

Assistant Controller

Managed general and cost accounting departments for 3 plants. Responsible

for annual and

quarterly audits, financial analysis and financial statements.

. Reduced month-end closings by 4 workdays.

. Selected and implemented fixed asset system, resulting in more

accurate reporting of fixed assets and depreciation expense.

. Designed and implemented new chart of accounts and trial balance by

manufacturing plant and cost center which resulted in better

management controls and reporting.

Amship Div. of American Shipbuilding Co., Lorain, Ohio, 3/1974 to 2/1991

$200M construction company that built ore boats for the great lakes.

Division Accounting Supervisor, Cost Accountant, Internal Auditor


Windows, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Vantage ERP system, Vista ERP system,

Microsoft Dynamics GP Financials and Distribution, Made2Manage, BPCS,

Visio, Sage Fixed Asset System (FAS).


B.B.A. Degree, Major: Accounting, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

M.B.A.- Completed 28 qtr hours

Certified - Sage FAS Fixed Asset Accounting

Certified - Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Financials V10

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