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Accounting Management

Saint Louis, Missouri, 63131, United States
May 27, 2010

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Expert in: Strategic Planning ~ Financial Reporting & Analysis ~ Management

Accounting ~Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Versatile, high-energy executive who leads companies through change and

challenge to profitable growth. Strategic problem-solver who envisions

smart solutions and executes with urgency across all levels of the

organization. Hands-on financial leader with multi-company controllership

experience. Outstanding leader able to deliver streamlined reporting, major

cost reductions, system integrations and emplimentation in highly

competitive business markets. Skilled in negotiating partnerships,

alliances and other business transactions with a keen ability to forecast

industry trends, capture opportunities and catapult new ventures.


Profitability Analysis ~ System Integration ~ Change Management ~ Budget &

Forecast Planning ~ P&L Management

Strategic Planning ~ Banking Relationships Financial Accounting ~ Cost

Accounting ~ Productivity & Performance ImprovementGAAP ~ FASB

Pronouncements ~ Projections ~ Organization & Communication


bissinger's chocolate

2009 - Present

European-style chocolatier with a history that dates back to the 17th


Vice President of Finance

Leveraging broad competencies in financial management, relationship-

building and information technology, direct all financial activity for all

divisions, including human resources. Direct, monitor and evaluate

financial objectives, strategies and functions ensuring achievement of

organizational goals. Coordinate monthly updates to profitability plan and

responsible for ongoing relationships with banking officials.

Key Achievements

. Hand-selected to establish financial objectives and targets for all

divisions, including annual budget process.

. Developed and implemented recapitalization of Bissinger's Inc.,

converting subordinated debt to preferred stock.

. Key member of implementation team for new accounting and MRP system



1984 - 2009

Wholly-owned subsidiary of Belgium-based Anheuser-Busch InBev and largest

brewing company in the United States.

Senior Director - Budget and Projection

Progressive record of positions with increasing responsibility, culminating

as Senior Director - Budget and Projection, based on strong performance in

process optimization, productivity improvement and quality management.

Responsible for the annual budget process for all Anheuser-Busch entities

with net sales in excess of $18B and EBITDA of $5.2B. Fully responsible for

the coordination of monthly updates to profitability plan for all entities

as well as analyzed and evaluated profitability of partnership

opportunities. Provided significant leadership, creative thinking and

problem solving in relation to the preparation of financial portions of

annual report. Prepared expert analysis of annual board member compensation

and routinely reviewed financial impact of latest GAAP and FASB



Key Achievements

. Appointed subject matter expert and accountable for setting financial

objectives and targets for Anheuser-Busch corporate entities and


. Integrated InBev financial systems with Anheuser-Busch systems to produce

consolidated financial reporting.

. Chaired annual Financial Leadership Conference for 100 top-level

financial executives.

. Completed process improvement review for all functions within the

Controller's group.

Group Controller

Directed the creation of financial statements, forecasts and budgets within

the Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group. Led a cross-functional group consisting

of 12 corporate accounting professionals, 15 plant controllers and

accounting departments at the various plant locations. Analyzed and

presented financial and operational performance reporting to group senior

management. Directed reporting of actual business unit performance against

strategic objectives. Coordinated development of annual operational budgets

and monthly projection updates.

Key Achievements

. Integrated financial reporting for six Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group


. Implemented subsidiary accounting policies and procedures in compliance

with external reporting requirements.

. Member of 2005-2006 MDP (Management Development Panel) - selected by

Anheuser-Busch Policy Committee members to complete rigorous analysis and

designation of corporate objectives.

. Recipient of 2003 President's Award, an annual award given to one

employee of Anheuser-Busch Packaging Group in recognition of outstanding

job performance.

Controller Financial Accounting and System Development

Managed group of ten corporate accounting professionals responsible for

month and year-end closing functions, account analysis and reconciliation

and variance analysis. Prepared annual budget data and monthly projection

updates for senior executives. Held various accounting positions from 1984-


Key Achievements

. Designed Anheuser-Busch's first shared-services organization which

consolidated all accounting and financial functions and resulted in

reduction of 22 positions and annual savings of over $2M.

. Coordinated financial and operational audit process for 11 manufacturing



Accounting Software: SAP Modules (Controlling, Financial Accounting,

Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Profitability

Analysis), IBM Cognos Controller, EPICOR MRP


Master of Science, Finance, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science, Accounting, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO

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