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Human Resources Sales

Location:
Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
Salary:
90000.00
Posted:
January 25, 2018

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IGNACIO G. GONZALES

*** *********** ******

Schaumburg, Illinois 60193

(847) ***-****

ac36z1@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

An accomplished and results-driven finance and business executive with demonstrated experience in cost analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, contract negotiations and strategic alliances. Established capabilities in ad hoc analysis, decision support, growth/expansion strategies and profitability. Proven expertise in driving efficiency and productivity through evaluation of financial management systems and implementation of process and improvement. Possesses dynamic ability in resolving multiple and complex issues in accounting, human resources, marketing, operations and sales.

Strategic Planning

Organizational Leadership

System/Technology Utilization

New Business Analysis

Team Building/Performance Development

Process Design

Productivity Improvement

Forecasting

EXPERIENCE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, 2014 – Present

Managed fiscal year-end close and tax planning for an Industrial Machine Tool Manufacturer of accrual basis accounting to cash basis to meet corporate goals and reduce tax exposure. Established contract negotiation standards for third party negotiations of raw material.

Converted ERP system for a Bank Security/Construction Company and established an inventory control system. Assisted in developing an annual operating budget. Installed a cash flow system based on a cash basis.

Developed an order processing system for a Tobacco Manufacturing Company to reduce excess inventory and carrying cost. Streamlined the production planning process to generate additional production and reduce cost. Redesigned the warehouse to allow for efficient order fulfillment by reducing miss picked and returned orders. Developed a just-in- time inventory system by analyzing past purchasing practices.

HERITAGE WINE CELLARS, LIMITED, Niles, Illinois

Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, 1998-2014

Oversaw all finance, accounting, human resources, IT, warehouse, fleet management, compliance and sales decision support. Implemented all human resources employee benefits including medical, dental/life insurance and 401K plan administration. Converted ADP Easy Pay System to ADP Work Force Now, allowing human resources to comply with new state and federal reporting requirements. Developed corporate 401K plan with safe harbor matching, reducing third party testing of annual corporate filing of tax Form 5500. Reduced corporate long-term debt 30% by consolidating term notes and negotiating line of credit with bank, while staying within bank covenants.

Annualized savings on interest payments of $125,000 by establishing daily sweep account to line of credit.

Developed and implemented fraud protection for company by working with bank to set up check review processes as checks are presented for payment while utilizing I-Business Banking solutions.

Created multiple templates for domestic and international wire transfers reducing errors and time spent on verification of electronic funds transfer.

Created and implemented vendor charge back system generating $1,500,000 in gross annual revenues.

Reduced annual fleet cost 25% by converting entire fleet to diesel fuel and ensuring temperature control in each vehicle, allowing additional daily order delivery to maximize resources and increase sales.

Instituted process/policies for delinquent accounts and processes for collections, reducing receivables 12% and days outstanding by four.

Decreased time required to complete daily deposits by introducing check scanning capabilities, saving two hours per day on new functionality.

Managed fiscal year-end tax planning and conversion of accrual basis accounting to cash basis to meet corporate goals and minimize tax exposure.

Automated sales force with hand held computers, increasing sales across all sales divisions, annual sales $750,000 and operational overhead by four employees.

Director of Operations, 1995-1997

Directed and implemented all systems including accounting, finance, IT, warehousing, purchasing, supply chain management, customs and human resources. Managed and controlled corporate move from 17,000 square foot facility to 80,000 square foot facility. Developed distributor profitability and price structuring, resulting in additional 3% gross profit. Created purchasing manager position, resulting in 12% gain in buying efficiency on $12,500,000 inventory.

Worked with warehouse and purchasing to increase inventory turns and decrease inventory value 8% annually.

Converted all United States customs and clearance duties on international containers from outsourcing to in-house, realizing annual savings of $150,000.

Managed IT function, providing leadership and stability during time of transition.

Implemented effective software system to deliver cost and time savings.

GEORGE S. MAY COMPANY, Park Ridge, Illinois

Project Director, February 1993 – March 1995

Lead management consultant for multiple projects running concurrently throughout the country. I had of consulting team of 3 -5 individuals per engagement, depending on the size of the project. Engagements ran any ware from 1 week to 3 months on average. Clients brought me in to address a multitude of business and operational issues. My focus was to stream line the operation and add revenue to the bottom line. Systems installed were as follows.

Established inventory systems and cycle counts in multiple distribution companies. This reduced inventory shrinkage and carrying cost by running leaner and more efficient.

Implemented many integrated accounting systems and trained all accounting personnel on system functionality. This allowed for internal reporting and enhanced month end closings. Systems that were installed were for distribution, manufacturing, and service industries.

Standardized payroll procedures to ensure clients were in compliance with state and federal requirements.

Stream lined client efficiencies by implementing policy and procedures for each department, followed up with employee training programs.

ABN AMRO / LA SALLE BANK, Chicago, Illinois

Bank Officer – Accounting Systems Analysts for all of North America, September 1991 – February 1993

Worked in a fast pasted environment that was constantly going thru merger and acquisition conversions of smaller banks into the La Salle Bank portfolio. Was the chief liaison between the end user and the I/T department in regards to ad hoc reporting and establishing a stable operating environment.

Designed month end and year end templates for the accounting department. This streamlined the monthly closing procedures.

Designed multiple conversion tables for the accounting and finance departments during system conversions of newly acquired banks.

Resolved all system issues during nightly core processing of all bank feeds into the main system. This was a 24/7 position that required going to the data center to resolve issues if needed.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA, Norman, Oklahoma

B.B.A., Accounting, Finance



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