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Manufacturing Accounting

Location:
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85254, United States
Posted:
May 23, 2010

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Jim Dufresne

***** * **** *****. **********, AZ *5255

Home: (480) ***-**** . Mobile (503) ***-**** . Email:

abmho1@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Successful accounting/finance management career spanning 19+ years,

demonstrating continuous improvements in cost savings, efficiency of

financial processes and compliance. Strong and decisive leader with

excellent analytical, organizational and planning skills. Committed team

player recognized for integrity and professionalism.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

1989 to 08/2008

World Wide Manufacturing Controller 2007 to 2008

. Earned recognition for improvement to gross margin forecasts. Gross

margin guidance variances dropped from 100's of basis points to typically

less than 20 basis points under my watch

. Manage month/quarter end close process for inventory and manufacturing.

Improved the accuracy and timeliness of GAAP and non-GAAP financials for

the manufacturing organization

. Plan, direct and coordinate the quarterly standard cost revision for all

internal and external manufacturing. Ensure that manufacturing expenses

are equitably distributed to the business units through the use of

activity based costing. Constantly reviewed cost drivers and

methodologies utilized for allocating overhead expenses

. Financial responsibility for two wafer fabrication facilities, two

offshore test facilities and numerous subcontract vendors

. Managed all manufacturing and inventory related internal controls in

accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley.

. Oversee cycle count programs for all inventory locations

Plant Controller, Hillsboro, OR 1995 to 2007

. Guardian of all assets and spending for a $600M semiconductor fabrication

plant.

. Advise and influence management on all expenditures. Variable spending

per wafer dropped over 20% during my tenure through perpetual cost

reduction efforts

. Perform financial analyses that provide the foundation for most strategic

and tactical decisions; provide operations management with the financial

ramifications of everyday business decisions

. Implemented automated time accounting system which eliminated paper time

cards for all non-exempt employees and saved considerable payroll

processing time

. Developed an inventory costing methodology that allows costs to be

accurately calculated for each step of the fabrication process

. Perform regular asset reviews to comply with FASB and internal accounting

policies

. Involved with all financial aspects of starting up this 400,000 sq. ft.

wafer fabrication facility (50,000 square foot Class 1 clean room).

Developed a 7 year business plan that was utilized in obtaining financing

for the project

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Senior Cost Analyst, Salinas/San Jose, CA 1993 to 1995

Provided Accounting/Finance leadership for two wafer fabrication

facilities. Became an integral part of the manufacturing teams, working

proactively to anticipate and support their needs

Monthly inventory valuation including R&D determination, slow moving and

excess inventory reserves

Streamlined/automated routine tasks; cut month-end close time by over 50%

Implemented cycle counts to eliminate costly year-end annual physical

inventory counts

Cost Accountant, Salinas, CA 1990 to 1993

Responsible for all Fabrication, Assembly and Test process costing for

Specialty Memory and SRAM integrated circuits

Assisted in preparation of product line profit and loss statements

Coordinated physical inventory audits with independent auditors; analyzed

variances of perpetual records to physical balances

Production Supervisor - Backend Testing, Salinas, CA 1989 to 1990

Monitored production resources and schedules to achieve established output

commitments for the final testing/inspection of integrated circuits

Hired personnel to effectively staff a four shift operation

Reviewed factory commitments and optimized resources to maintain high

output levels.

Software Knowledge: SAP, Microsoft Office Applications, 3C Impact, Cognos,

Hyperion Pillar, Consilium Workstream

B.S. Accounting; University of Southern Maine 1988



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