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Continuous Improvement, Management, Budgets, Forecasts, Month-end

November 30, 2017

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Maurice A. F. DeWolf B. Comm., CPA (CMA)

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A designated financial professional with strong business acumen gained over many years making sound financial decisions. Extensive manufacturing experience gained in various organizations. Combines “big picture” thinking with strategy and bottom up execution that improved the bottom line. Very much a hands-on team player,empowering the wealth of knowledge throughout the operation to create positive change using lean manufacturing methods.

Core Competencies

Financial Planning

Quotation, product launch

Financial analysis

Management Reporting

Order Backlog management

Fixed Assets

Forecasting and Budgeting

Profitability and Cost Analysis


Six Sigma, Lean manufacturing

Capacity Planning


Margin Analysis

Standard Costing

Process Improvement

Inventory Control

Cash Flow

Payback justification


Epicor Vantage, CMS, Hyperion, Citrix, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word, Fourth Shift, Great Plains, Abaci, MS Dynamics, AccPac, Simply Accounting, QuickBooks


Controller - MJ Manufacturing – a division of Martinrea International 2004 - 2017

Job Order process in metal fabrication (Laser cut, Bend and Weld).

Major Customers are Bombardier Rail, Orion Bus, John Deere, GDLS (Military Vehicles).

I was responsible for 2 divisions: MJ Canada, and MJ USA. Cradle to the grave responsibility including the Annual Audit package, 5 Year Business Plan, Weekly Forecasts and Monthly and Quarterly Financial Statements with associated analysis. A staff of 2 we closed the month in 4 days, and managed payroll, treasury and finance. A large portion of the role was mentored the General and Assistant General Manager on business issues, and provided coaching to Engineering and Plant personnel to assess the feasibility of cost reduction ideas.

Implemented Daily Flash Report to provide up to date delivery comparison to Forecast and Budget.

Developed measurables to evaluate, monitor and direct the Business Plan and Continuous Improvement Activities by determining data flow and reporting – are we winning today?

Champion of Operational Excellence ( cost saving initiatives from all departments ) YTD saving of 275k on target for 700k for the year

1M foreign exchange gain in 2015, YTD 2017 250k gain. By timing of conversion and self-hedging where possible

Burden Rate and Quotation Form redesign to adopt Activity Based Costing structure by defining Work Centres, Head Count, Freight by component, SPC costs, setups, etc.

Direct Labour dropped from 18% to 12% by trimming our contracts to only those with good returns

Maintained positive net income and cash flow despite sales drop from 75M to 22M after Orion bus plant closure. Redesigned the quoting system with more realistic overhead rates.

Controller JEMS COATING LTD. Concord, ON 1997 to 2004

A tier 2 E-coat and Electrostatic Powder Coater primarily for the OEM Automotive Market.

Champion of QS/ISO development by establishing procedures, work instructions and controls in all areas consistent with BOS and TQM goals.

Chair of the Jems Management Review Meeting; focusing on Continuous Improvement and effectiveness of the ISO/QS Quality System.

Successfully brought the company from 4M to 23M and Achieved QS9000 Registration

Evaluated integrated MRP & Accounting packages. Abaci implementation.

Prepared $1M in SRED applications, $100k in annual cost savings.

Controller MULTIMATIC MANUFACTURING – Magna International Concord, ON 1991-1997

A tier 1 Automotive Parts Supplier (Stamping & Assembly) An affiliate of Magna.

Key member of the Kaizen, Quality Circle and Suggestion programs and champion of the Total Quality Management system

Integral member of team that achieved Quality Systems (QS9000) for all major OEMs

Implemented a complete computer conversion upgrade to Fourth Shift Integrated Software


1987 - Certified Management Accountant, Society of Management Accountants of Ontario.

1980 - Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto.


One Minute Manager

Effective Communications - York U.

Analytic Trouble Shooting - Kepner Tregoe

Becoming a Controller - MICA

Effective Motivation - MICA

Managing for Improved Performance - MICA

Interactive Management - Development Dimensions International

Quality Operating Systems - Ford Training Institute

Time Management - Day Timers

Team Building - The Hutchison Group

Kaizen - Kaizen Institute of America

Internal Audit of QS 9002 ( Automotive version of ISO)

Martinrea 2.0


Sailing, curling, gardening, and backgammon.

References available upon request

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