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Olmsted Falls, Ohio, 44138, United States
May 26, 2010

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To obtain a responsible and challenging position in an environment offering

a solid career opportunity and enabling me to use my creative thinking,

educational background and extensive and varied work experience.


Successfully passed all four parts of CPA exam on first attempt in November



Cleveland State University Bachelor of Business Administration

Major: Accounting Graduation: June 1993

3.3 Overall GPA 3.5 Accounting GPA


G&S Metal Products Co., Inc. Cleveland, Ohio May 2003 - Present

Privately held corporation with $70 million in annual sales that is the

largest producer of metal bakeware in the United States.

Controller/Human Resources Manager

Oversee all financial and administrative aspects including the following:

prepare month end close, financial statements, variance analysis, payroll

tax returns and management reports; maintain banking relationships;

negotiate all leases and perform job costing. Responsible for all Human

Resource functions for office and plant personnel of parent corporation and

related companies totaling 220 employees.

. Standardized Employee Handbook for corporation.

. Negotiate insurance rates and determine proper insurance carrier for

health insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life

insurance, general liability and casualty insurance. Reduced total

insurance premiums by $100K annually.

. Worked with TPA to develop company procedures to reduce Workers

Compensation premiums. Additionally, worked with plant managers to

implement safety procedures for plant workers to reduce frequency of

injuries. Overall, reduced Workers Compensation premiums by $50K


. Implemented new accounting software (QAD) for all facets of the

organization including the following modules: inventory, purchase

orders, multi-currency, sales, accounts receivable, accounts payable

and general ledger.

. Transferred over 500 Fixed Assets from manual records to BNA Fixed

Assets Software.

. Worked with sales team and company president to increase sales margin

by determining proper sales prices for all items. Increased profit

margin by $300K in first year.

Bowne of Cleveland, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio July 1996 - May 2003

Global leader in delivering high-value document managing solutions by

providing financial printing and outsourcing services for law firms and

investment banks.

Controller/Director of Financial Reporting

Responsible for standardization and integrity of financial reporting for

eastern region sites consisting of $300 million in annual revenue. Oversaw

all financial aspects of the 40 million Ohio division.

. Assisted corporate office with global implementation of PeopleSoft

accounting software.

. Assisted eastern region site controllers and staff with utilizing the

PeopleSoft accounting system to its fullest potential.

. Collaborated with local and corporate senior management to develop and

track short term and long term strategic plans and goals.

. Determined hourly rates for manufacturing plant personnel,

performed job costing and utilized percentage of completion

method to record revenue.

. Negotiated rental and equipment leases, maintenance contracts and

overall pricing guidelines with outside vendors.

. Prepared annual operating and capital expenditure budget.

. Promoted rapidly from Senior Accountant to Assistant Controller and

then to dual role of Division Controller and Director of Financial

Reporting for the entire eastern region.

Kopperman & Wolf CPA's Cleveland, Ohio August 1993 - July 1996

Senior Accountant

. Participated in variety of assignments including audit, review and

compilation engagements and the rendering of accounting services

serving primarily manufacturing and professional services clients.

. Prepared individual, corporate, partnership and fiduciary tax returns

and financial statements.


. Proficient in many software applications including Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, QAD, Crystal Reporting,

QuickBooks and PeopleSoft.

. Strong management skills and ability to coach, motivate, and lead by


. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.


. Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants - Cleveland Chapter

. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

. Notary Public for State of Ohio

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