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Manager Management

Location:
Springdale, Arkansas, 72764, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Joseph A. Edwards II

**** ********** *****, ************, ** 72764

abmqh9@r.postjobfree.com 479-***-****

Strong, results-oriented leader. Over 20 years experience in the areas of

budget management, payroll, cash flow management, inventory control, audits

and personnel direction. Proven ability to increase profits, improve

operations and impact growth through financial analysis of procedures, cost

reductions, and organizational efficiency. Exceptional analytical, problem

solving, communication and relationship management skills. Highly

motivated to complete tasks and projects ahead of schedule, in anticipation

of unexpected situations. Experienced in:

Accounting and Financial Oversight Product Cost

Analysis

Tax Compliance Banking and Cash

Management

Budgets and Cost Control

Risk Management

OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Contributed to 400% increase in sales and profits: Key member of Executive

Committee charged with directing and implementing the growth of the

company. This nine year tenure resulted in the addition of ten non-poultry

companies and three additional processing facilities. Combined annual

sales increasing from $45 million to $180 million and net income increasing

from $1.1 million to more than $8 million.

Initiated significant cost-saving measures: Developed and implemented all

reporting, and financial accounting policies and procedures, including:

plant by plant budget and weekly reporting of budget variances for cost

control, along with a weekly estimated P&L on a product level basis.

Improved Balance Sheet: Negotiated with bank for lines-of-credit to have a

two year maturity with annual renewals, thus making all balances classified

as long-term debt as opposed to current debt. This opened new doors with

vendors, increasing credit limits.

Increased profits: As CFO, worked with the states of Arkansas and Missouri

to obtain Enterprise Zone tax credits saving over one million dollars in

taxes for Twin Rivers Foods.

Ensured sustained company profits: Constructed a product level costing

system allowing production management to assess profitability of individual

products.

Facilitated addition of $1 million to bottom line: With the start-up of

the Atkins Prepared Foods facility in 2004, arranged for a $1,250,000

forgivable loan through the state of Arkansas, of which $1,010,000 of the

loan was forgiven.

Joseph A. Edwards II 479-***-****

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TWIN RIVERS FOODS, INC., Fayetteville, AR

Chief Financial Officer 2000-2009

Controller 1997-2000

. Responsible for management of all financial and accounting operations of

four poultry processing plants and various non-poultry corporations under

the Twin Rivers Group

. Chairman of Capital Improvement Committee, charged with reviewing and

approving all capital expenditures

. Risk Manager for all companies, arranging coverage and claim resolution

. Handled the oversight of internal and outside auditing and compliance

. Established the company's financial and cost reporting systems from start-

up

. Directed and supervised the 20 member accounting team, IT department and

corporate maintenance staff

SIMMONS FOODS, INC., Van Buren, AR

Cost Accounting Manager 1991-1997

. Controlled all phases of product costing and cost department management

. Continually worked to improve the accuracy and timeliness of product

costing by introducing improvements to the costing system

. Worked with IT to update the costing system from spreadsheets to a

database system

. Specific duties included; weekly costing, inventory control, plant

payroll reporting, weekly P&L estimates, production reporting, financial

P&L statement and balance sheet tie-back to weekly estimates

MBC HOLLIS & CO., Fort Smith, AR

Accounting Manager 1990-1991

Managed all financial accounting functions for this industrial wholesale

company including: AP/AR, cash flow management, tax reporting, inventory

management and financial statements. Held this position until the

ownership dissolved the company in 1991.

U.S. NAVY USS O'Brien / USS Frederick

Assistant Supply Officer

Planned and managed a ship habitability renovation project with a budget of

$262,000, contracted with civilian companies for materials and services.

As ship's Disbursing Officer, maintained as many as 380 payroll accounts

with a cash disbursement of over $230,000 monthly. Responsible for the

operation of the ship's retail store ($22,000 in monthly sales), vending

and video machines, laundry and barber shop. Specific areas of duty:

purchasing, cash management, inventory control and financial record

keeping.

EDUCATION

Navel Supply Corps School

Officer Candidate School

University of the Ozarks

Bachelor of Science

Business Management and Accounting



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