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Senior Cost Accountant/Inventory Management

St. Louis, Missouri, United States
January 17, 2018

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Jerry Burdette

Hazelwood, MO *****



Experience in Manufacturing Accounting:

Extensive years of experience in manufacturing accounting which included standard product costing, general ledger review, monthly closing journal entries, budgeting and forecasting. Additionally,I prepared monthly financial reports for the executive team within the scope of SOX and GAAP compliance.

Experience in General Ledger:

Monitored inventory transactions and reconciled inventory accounts to the general ledger. Also, I worked closely with the IT team in reviewing and validating inventory transaction interfaces with Lawson general ledger system.

Experience in Tax:

Prepared and submitted tax returns for sales and use, tangible personal property, business taxes and machine equipment certifications and permits.


University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY GPA: 3.65

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Business Administration, Management


University of Kentucky academic scholarship, Dean’s List, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society,

Golden Key International honor society



• Oracle Enterprise 9.0 – JDE, Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Essbase

• IBM AS/400, IBM System 36, Protean ERP

• Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, vlookup, if then statements), Access Database, Power Point, Word, Visual Basic, ODBC

Links, Crystal Reports

• Blackline, Infinium GL, Lawson Insight II, McCormack & Dodge Financial Package, Dunn & Bradstreet


Charter Spectrum (Time Warner) – Des Peres, MO April 2017 – June 2017

Revenue Recognition Contractor

Responsible for the analysis and interpretation of the general ledger for the integration of Time


Provided insight into the variances of assigned ledgers and communicated with the Senior Accounting team.

Affirmed revenue validations and performed revenue accounting and reporting activities on a monthly basis.

Actively and consistently supported all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

Huntsman Pigments – East St. Louis, IL April 2015 – September 2016

Senior Cost Accountant - Contractor

Maintained accurate standard costs and ongoing actual costs of all raw material and manufactured products for the Coatings Division totaling $546 million.

Analyzed and consolidated monthly financial reports for executives, yearly budgets and manipulated large amounts of data in excel using (vlookup, pivot tables, if then statements) for weekly forecast meeting with plant operational team.

Tracked and analyzed price and efficiency variances versus standard resulting in weekly reviews of goods receipt transactions and purchase order pricing.

Forecasted and analyzed detailed monthly plant costs totaling $25 million.

Monitored inventory transactions on a daily basis and reconciled monthly inventory accounts to the general ledger.

Prepared monthly project reclass journal entries related to Augusta plant start-up operations totaling $3 million.

Prepared ad hoc financial reports and ensured all financial reporting deadlines were met.

Actavis Pharmaceutical (Formerly Forest) – Earth City, MO June 2014 – April 2015

Inventory Accountant - Contractor

Monitored SAP daily inventory transactions and verified accurate standard costs.

Reviewed inventory batch records from sub-contracted packaged products and received into SAP system.

Reconciled monthly sub-contractors (5) inventory reports to perpetual inventory and GL balances.

Reviewed daily intercompany sales activity (10) for Actavis Ireland/Canadian affiliates to US distribution centers.

Supported cost accounting department of four people with quarterly inventory roll forward and open purchase order analysis for internal audit reviews.

Sun Edison - Saint Peters, MO March 2014 - May 2014

Accounting Manager - Contractor

Prepared and reviewed monthly balance sheet reconciliations in Blackline totaling 2,000+ line items for the Solar business unit.

Posted daily bank transactions (6) in SAP and prepared bank reconciliations for weekly review.

PLZ AeroScience - Pacific, MO November 2013 - December 2013

Fixed Asset Accountant - Contractor

Asset database maintenance of equipment acquisitions (40) in SAP FA module.

Ensured that the proper asset modifications were updated in SAP (sales, asset additions, asset write-offs/disposals, master data modifications).

Graham Packaging Company, Lexington, KY September 2011 - March 2013

Plant Controller

Coordinated and prepared annual operating budget totaling $80 million in direct collaboration with the plant operational and corporate financial business unit teams.

Consolidated and reported Lexington’s monthly financial results by preparing and executing journal entries, maintaining account accruals and reviewing manufacturing variances versus budget resulting in labor overtime savings of $30K per month.

Ensured the accuracy of financial statements and physical inventory counts for 750 part numbers at month-end and prepared detailed analysis of variances in compliance with corporate policies, closing schedules and reporting requirements.

Prepared and discussed monthly with the plant management team (8) actual financial results versus budget for labor costs, variable and fixed expenses and production reporting.

Focused on operational KPI’s, accounting and financial reporting controls within the plant’s departments and scope for SOX compliance.

Storopack, Inc., Cincinnati, OH April 2008 - September 2011

Regional Financial/Operation Accountant

Coordinated and prepared annual operating budget totaling $365 million for six (6) facilities in the Southeast in direct collaboration with the regional Vice-President and Director of operations.

Scheduled and conducted monthly performance review of budget versus actual P/L financial results which yielded savings in labor overtime and maintenance expenses.

Developed spreadsheets and database analysis for presentation and review of monthly financial reports, sales margin and inventory parts totaling $18 million.

Developed and implemented standard policies, procedures and SAP systems of internal controls for plant facilities. For example: Weekly operational spending report to track labor/overhead expenses versus budget/forecast and sales reports to compare to budget/forecast files.

Prepared monthly working capital report for Corporate Controller’s review to determine whether Storopack’s short term assets cover it’s short term debt.

Assisted in site-wide cost reduction and control initiatives, reports status of projects through appropriate tracking of key metrics such as productivity, cost-per hour etc.

Created and consolidated monthly ad hoc reports for corporate and plant operations.

Provided year-end support during audits, including maintenance of inventory material master, account reconciliations, fixed asset reporting and excess and obsolete inventory valuation.

Prepared and submitted tax returns for sales and use, tangible personal property, business taxes and machine equipment certifications and permits.

International Paper Company, Lexington, KY January 2006 - April 2008

Manufacturing Operations (Contractor)

Assisted in the manufacturing of products and streamlining the production process flow.

Communicated and assisted various internal departments with processing production information in the plant system.

Assisted in designing and implementing inventory control policies and procedures for the stockroom area.

Assisted in special projects related to the manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Sara Lee Branded Apparel, Winston-Salem, NC August 2001 - December 2005

Sourcing Database Administrator, Global Sourcing, Sportswear Division

Coordinated and updated Sourcing Vendor Master database for all Sara Lee Branded Apparel (SLBA) divisions.

Communicated with Risk Management and Global Compliance group supplier certification status according to company Global Operating Principles/Procedures.

Collaborated with Intertek Testing audit firm regarding offshore plants’ WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production) status and Sara Lee’s Supplier Selection Guidelines (SSG).

Senior Inventory Accountant/Systems Support, Intimate Apparel Division

Coordinated the offshore cycle count program for raw materials and finished goods.

Analyzed inventory variances for raw material usage, inventory adjustments, irregular finished goods and aging of ATF/WIP inventory levels.

Coordinated and audited physical inventories for US and offshore facilities totaling 200+ million.

Served as team leader in partnering with the MIS group to develop internal reports for a new shop floor control system (SLIIC).

Reviewed and completed Playtex/Bali inventory code blocking and validation of transaction interfaces for the Lawson general ledger system.

Streamlined the slow moving and obsolete inventory processes for finished goods at the distribution center.

Cross Creek Apparel, Mount Airy, NC October 1999 - August 2001

Cost Accounting/Inventory Manager

Coordinated and directed the financial departments for new plants in Honduras and Mexico.

Calculated labor, overhead and material costs standards for plant operations.

Performed root cause analysis for item master, bill of material and labor routing audits to ensure standard cost accuracy and completeness.

Developed, implemented and documented standard policies, procedures and systems of internal controls for both domestic and foreign plants.

Consolidated plant operation and cost results during monthly closing process.

Sara Lee Branded Apparel, Winston-Salem, NC April 1995 - October 1999

Plant Controller, Honduras (1997 - 1999)

Coordinated and prepared annual operating plans (AOP) for Choloma and Villanueva plants in direct collaboration with the Director of Central America operations.

Prepared and maintained all accounting records and controlled plant spending versus budget.

Managed the preparation, submittal and disbursement of funds from the payroll department.

Implemented improvements within various departmental functions such as logistics, purchasing, warehousing and information systems.

Offshore Inventory Accountant, Winston-Salem, NC (1995 – 1997)

Analyzed inventory variances for raw material usage, inventory adjustments, aging of ATF/WIP inventory levels and obsolete and waste/scrap inventories.

Prepared weekly and monthly inventory reports for upper management and plant controllers.

Coordinated and audited physical inventories for all offshore facilities.

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