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Manager Management

Location:
Schaumburg, Illinois, 60194, United States
Posted:
May 26, 2010

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****** *******, M.B.A., C.P.A.

**** ********* ******, **********, ******** 60194

H: 847-***-**** C: 224-***-**** **********@***.***

FINANCE PROFESSIONAL

Business Professional with an outstanding, progressive background in

accounting and financial management, seeking a challenging career

opportunity. Strong experience in budgeting and reporting, financial and

cost accounting, GAAP compliance, Sarbanes Oxley, banking relations, and in

developing and analyzing consolidated financial reports for top management.

Well-rounded business experience in a variety of administrative and

operations functions.

Highly analytical and computer savvy, variety of software packages. Solid

problem-solving and decision-making skills. Experienced in hiring,

mentoring and overseeing diverse finance and administrative staffs, and

creating highly motivated and productive teams of employees.

CAREER HISTORY AND HIGHLIGHTS

CONTROLLER / CREDIT MANAGER, Guardian Metal Sales, Inc., Morton Grove, IL,

2004 - August 2009. A $25 million ISO 9001 certified distributor of non-

ferrous metal products. Due to major downturns in the markets, company

ceased operations in August of 2009.

. Improved cash collection procedures resulting in a DSO reduction of 7-

10 days.

. Enabled company to reduce debt requirements by $1 million by

persuading top management to upgrade supply chain management by

lowering inventories.

. Facilitated cost savings on annual audit by documenting internal

control processes and providing associates with specific procedures to

follow.

. Improved inventory reserve positions thereby increasing customer

satisfaction through serving on Material Review Committee.

. As liaison between bank audit team and company management, assured

proper disclosure of financial and operational issues and enabled

company to continue its line of credit.

SENIOR FINANCIAL CONSULTANT (various temporary assignments), LaSalle

Network, Inc., Chicago, IL, 2002 - 2004. Leading provider of professional

staffing and recruitment services specializing in accounting and finance,

as well as administration, technology, human resources and customer

service.

. Performed major bank reconciliation project enabling Aon Corporation

to ensure good internal control and compliance with Sarbanes, Oxley.

. Saved Aon $150,000 in abandoned property payments.

. Developed financial presentation for Baker & McKenzie including budget

development, variance analysis, and account reconciliation and

analysis.

. Successfully completed Sarbanes Oxley documentation project for U.S.

Cellular.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER, AAA Chicago Motor Club, Inc., Aurora, IL 1989 - 2002.

$70 million company made up of five profit centers: Insurance, Insurance

Agency, Motor Club, Travel and Road Services.

. Managed daily operations of accounting department, and oversaw banking

and vendor relations.

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AAA Chicago Motor Club, Inc. continued...

. Oversaw preparation of annual reports and working papers, resulting in

significant annual savings on audit fees.

. Evaluated and converted Platinum-FRX, Acuity-FRX and Peoplesoft

financial accounting software packages, which greatly increased

accounting productivity.

. Developed complex Excel spreadsheets to download relevant data.

. Created new and effective financial analysis procedures and policies

supporting senior management information needs.

. Improved accuracy of postings to cash and income accounts by upgrading

month-end reporting.

FINANCIAL PLANNING & CONTROL MANAGER, Peter R. Johnson & Associates,

Chicago, IL 1987 - 1988. Software development company serving the retail

industry.

. Oversaw financial administration and office support staff.

. Decreased operating expenses and maximized client billable hours by

introducing better cost control practices.

. Created annual budgeting process, as well as company operating

guidelines.

. Created fixed asset register and depreciation schedule for all Chicago

assets, as well as monthly P&L spreadsheets.

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Master of Business Administration, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Science, Business Management Major, DePaul University, Chicago,

IL

Financed over 50% of education by working full-time while in school.

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Peoplesoft, MAS-500 and

Platinum (Epicor) G/L software, FRX report writer.

Completed IFRS course: "What the Practitioner Should Know", 2009.

Passed CPA Exam, October, 2005. Member: AICPA, Illinois CPA Society.

President, Windsong Homeowners Association.

Personal and Professional References are Available Upon Request.



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