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Accounting Manager

Jonesborough, Tennessee, 37659, United States
May 26, 2010

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Jeffrey G. Meyers

*** ******** **** . ************, ** 37659

(616) ***-**** .

May 26, 2010

Dear Staffing Professional:

With a proven record of senior-level accounting management accomplishments

throughout my career, I have been successful in improving financial

operations, implementing new financial procedures, implementing accounting

software upgrades, and leading successful projects that maximize corporate

profitability. Attached is my resume highlighting major aspects of my

career that demonstrate my qualifications for the Senior

Accountant/Manufacturing position (Position #10274 & #10562) at your

client's organization.

Realizing this resume cannot fully communicate all of my qualifications, I

would like to meet with you to discuss this opportunity and demonstrate my

qualifications as a top candidate for the position.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience. I appreciate your time and

consideration with regards to this opportunity.

Jeff Meyers


Jeffrey G. Meyers

241 Headtown Road . Jonesborough, TN 37659

(616) ***-**** .


Senior-level accounting professional with a proven track record of

achievements for directing financial operations of large manufacturing

facilities and implementing systems/procedures that reduce costs, generate

revenue growth, and maximize productivity. Offer achievements that include:

(1) directing large-scale system upgrade and implementation projects that

reduce costs and streamline operations; (2) developing/implementing

financial controls that enhance the accuracy of financial records, improve

financial reporting, strengthen risk management, reduce losses, and

increase profitability; and (3) supporting company expansion efforts by

assisting with new location start-ups and directing implementation of

corporate accounting and manufacturing systems in acquired plants. Strong

skills for developing financial packages for and consulting with senior

management on corporate improvement strategies. Additional strengths:

. corporate/financial reporting .


controls .



. budgeting & forecasting . business

process analysis

. cost


. asset-based financing . IT system


. employee


. expense/budget variance analysis . human resources




. audit coordination . SAP financial


. client &

vendor relations

Professional Experience

ARBORCRAFT, LLC, Johnson City, TN, September 2009 - March 2010

Chief Accountant

Held the senior-level accounting and finance role with this $35M U.S.

manufacturer of wood flooring. Company has been acquired and all accounting

functions consolidated to buyer's corporate headquarters.

. Worked towards implementation of MRP system to improve

inventory control accuracy and cost control.

. Provided leadership direction and delegated responsibility to

accounting, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, and accounts

receivable staff to ensure the timely completion of month end closings.

. Performed due diligence for the finance department of the

acquiring company based in Boca Raton, FL that was instrumental in

finalizing the sale of the company in February 2010.

WOLVERINE WORLD WIDE, Rockford, MI, April 1983 - November 2008

Assistant Controller (2006-2008) / Cost Accounting Manager (2002-2006) /

Plant Accountant (1997-2002)

Held multiple leadership roles in the Domestic Operations Group from 1997

to 2008 with this $1.0B global footwear and apparel company. Following each

promotion, retained responsibility from previous job.

. Managed 11 employees, including corporate office accounting

staff and plant accountants at six facilities.

. Developed and managed execution of a $150M manufacturing

financial plan.

. Performed all accounting functions, including monthly,

quarterly, and annual closings, budgeting/forecasting, internal

controls, and asset management.

. Prepared and presented timely financial statements to

management recommending areas of needed improvement.

. Directed staff in updating annual standard costs; streamlined

system and realigned the accounting staff by cross-training resulting

in annual savings of $70K.

. Reviewed factory variances and statistics weekly with plant

supervisors resulting in savings of 5-10% of labor dollars annually

through improved production staff scheduling and manpower control for

the $36M annual payroll.

. Compiled information for flow charting, evaluating, testing,

and supervising of factory internal control processes ensuring

compliance with Sarbanes Oxley regulations.

. Held a key role in company expansion by assisting with start-up

and opening of new locations in MO, NY, and AR.

. Directed implementation of Wolverine accounting and

manufacturing systems in acquired plants by corroborating with numerous

department managers and supporting staff to ensure the standardization

of systems at all facilities.

. Held key role in the SAP implementation in the U.S. for the

accounting and manufacturing modules.

. Converted manual accounting system to SAP (for the Dominican

Republic factories) resulting in increased accuracy and annual savings

of $90K.

Jeffrey G. Meyers

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. Selected for a physical inventory team that reduced losses,

errors, and timing issues by implementing new accounting processes,

improving controls in shipping/receiving, and retraining staff on new


. Analyzed physical inventory, researched discrepancies,

determined accurate valuations, reconciled, and recorded book to

physical gain or loss.

. Chaired quarterly review meetings with upper management

delivering financial and cost analysis resulting in operational changes

and savings.

. Created monthly profit planning and comprehensive financial

reports for management team that provided the information and

performance metrics to enable them to make more informed business

decisions for increasing production and profits.

. Developed/justified $3M annual capital budget for multiple

facilities with monthly actual to budget comparisons.

Accounts Payable Manager (1993-1997)

. Directed all accounts payable activity focusing on optimizing

corporate cash position.

. Supervised and trained seven employees in the proper review of

company bills for approval and specific account classification; claimed

cash discounts in excess of $200K annually through timely payment of


. Managed vendor relationships and negotiated equitable solutions

to product-related issues.

. Trained staff in filing company 1099 documents in compliance

with federal regulations.

. Co-developed an on-line system that facilitated bank

reconciliations and saved 500 annual man-hours while improving


. Guided transition of A/P data from AS400 to SAP system,

generating a 10% staff reduction.

Tax Accountant (1987-1993)

. Prepared company tax filings, including sales and use,

property, and income taxes at state and federal level.

. Created calendar ensuring timely filing of over 750 annual

federal, state, and local tax requirements.

. Made tax reduction recommendation to senior management to

change company activities in state with Nexus.

. Managed state audits and negotiated favorable settlements.

Internal Auditor (1983-1987)

. Planned and conducted financial and operational audits within

company-owned locations nationwide.



Masters in the Science of Taxation


BSBA, Dual Major: Business Administration and Accounting

Computer: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP, AS400, Material Requirements

Planning (MRP) System

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