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Sr Accountant, Cost, Assistant Controller

Location:
Marietta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
December 30, 2017

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EDUCATION:

MBA: Accounting, Capella University

MA: Organizational Leadership, Bethel University

BS: Finance, Hofstra University

TECHNICAL SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE:

SAP R3, SAP, Excel, Oracle, Hyperion FM, FRX Reporting, Crystal, AS 400, Sage, QuickBooks Pro, Peachtree, Access, BAAN, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Epicor, Synergy, On Base, Deltek CP-Project and Material Management, BP Logix, Primavera

CORE STRENGTHS

10 + years of Accounting, Finance, Business Management and Cost Accounting experience in manufacturing environments and during new ERP implementations

Extensive experience in accounting management, cost accounting and bookkeeping

Team leader, with the ability to train, encourage and challenge others

An Auditor by nature: 4 years of public accounting: GAAP/FASB/FERC/ SOX environment

Strong communicator, able to successfully collaborate with internal external customers

ABOUT

Driven Accounting Manager, agent of stability and change in leadership, finance, operations, and accounting function of the organization. In depth experience managing all phases of month end close, budgeting and cost accounting as well as financial reporting to leadership. Hands on experience with job and standard costing, percentage of completion, inventory management.

Excel at creating efficiencies while managing A/P and A/R teams, and led month end close, G/L maintenance, shortened closing times. Involved in 4 ERP implementations; led 2 ERP Cost System implementations. Recommended and implemented process and system improvements provided management reports analyzing the manufacturing cost drivers impacting profitability of products.

EXPERIENCE

SR. COST ACCOUNTANT (CONTRACT): IMR DIGITAL -, Hazelton, PA: 04/17-8/17

Responsibilities

Prepared, analyzed and reported weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis.

Reconciled and analyzed GL accounts. Make journal entries in the ERP system with proper documentation and support.

Monitored daily transactions within the ERP system ensuring accurate recording of labor routings and reporting, bill of material structure, and material purchases in a standard cost environment.

Performed cost accounting and cost analysis activities, working with WIP, BOM, Purchasing and Standard Cost, and financial analysis reporting

Performed accounts payable functions including reviewing invoices, purchasing documents, and shipping documents for accuracy. Resolve AP discrepancies with vendors and the Purchasing department.

Maintained, enhanced and developed processes and procedures to ensure the financial and cost accounting functions within the organization are accurate and compliant.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER: KKM ACCOUNTING South Bend IN: 1/ 2012 –04/2017

Responsibilities:

Streamlined accounting and, bookkeeping processes, set up chart of accounts, created and maintained the accuracy of financial statements. Manage the month end process, accrual transactions, audit ledger transactions, manage inventory and cost accounting resulting in cost savings, increased functionality and accuracy

Offered actionable recommendations to management, lead in the creation and maintenance of financial statement, analysis of accounting transactions, fixed assets and reports using Excel to manipulate information, using charts, diagrams and algorithms to communicate to decision makers, financial and non-financial staff.

Led and participated in month end close, internal audits, work hands on with full cycle bookkeeping, processing of payroll, invoices, accounts payable and receivables, general ledger transaction, reconciliations, financial statements and analysis, credit negotiations, creation of reports using SAP, EXCEL, QUICKBOOKS, SAGE 50, ORACLE

BURNETT STAFFING AND EMR CONSULTING, Houston TX: 1/2005-2/2012

Client: Tempico Manufacturing: (Govt Contractor) COST ACCOUNTANT/ASSISTANT CONTROLLER (Contract: 4/10-2/12)

oManaged and led the accounting team for payroll, banking, general ledger, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Provided accurate and timely financial statements, cash flow and P&L reports,

oManaged payroll, payroll staff and processes, supervised three staffers in A/P and managed cost accounting function; developed overhead rates, orchestrated physical inventory count, cycle counts,

oManage the production of deliverables and supporting analysis for EOM, EOQ Financial Package to management reporting, provided performance analysis for various technical accounting areas including, intangible assets, goodwill, non-consolidated investments, offline international entities/operations,

Client: CVR Energy and Petroleum: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (Contract: 07/09-3/10)

oCreated critical efficiencies in organization by shortening the month end closing process by 4 days (from 7 to 3), changing staff responsibilities, stream lining processes, creating boundaries between accounting and finance groups, and removing redundancy, Used SAP, Excel, FRX

oManaged staff of four, led month end close, identified and routinely used the most effective, cost efficient best practices to execute processes; continually evaluated their effectiveness, filled in for accounts payables, receivables and payroll.

oLed cross functional collaboration focused on making the purchasing and cost processes succinct, less complex and transparent to internal and external clients. Resulted in the evaluation, testing and improvement of processes as well as standard measurements

Client: Parker Cabott Subsea Systems: COST ACCOUNTANT (Contract: 9/08- 6/09)

oCollaborated with Operations Managers to increase operational efficiencies, determine product line cost, overhead, freight cost, and conduct margin analysis. Developed a complete understanding of the various services provided to clients, and how the delivery of those services is impacted by various financial and operational cost drivers.

oDesigned, maintained and improved the cost accounting system to interface across various software applications and consolidate all cost data from clinical and financial information systems.

oProvided support to finance staff in responding to various requests for budget data, and assistance in responding to third party requests for proposals (RFP’s)

Client: Manconix Electronics (DOD Contractor): SR COST ACCOUNTANT (Contract: 07/06- 06/08)

oProject Manager of the Quarterly Budget Review; led group tasked with managing, updating and maintaining budget of 60 Million; structured goals and deadlines, assigned responsibilities and point persons, assembled quality team, created budget plan with VP of Finance

oTook a leading role in month end close, directed staff members, audited co-worker transactions, acted as a liaison with other departments. Manage physical and cycle count procedures as well as investigate and report on variance reporting for manufacturing (PPV, Yield, rework, inventory)

oChief Cost Accountant, conducted standard cost rolls on product, provided reporting on internal controls and cost estimating and pricing for government contracts, Boeing, the DOD and GAO, resolve problems in BOM, routing, worked with RM, WIP, FG

Client: Goldman Asia: FINANCIAL ANALYST (Contract: 1/05-06/06)

oDesigned, maintained financial models, templates and algorithms to analyze variances and conduct ad hoc projects in: productivity and sale. Assisted in quarterly budget review, updating and development of forecast

oSupported month-end accounting close and consolidated financial reporting

Supported site assessments of accounting system (SOX 404, DFARS)

oEstablished and maintained operating and business metrics, presented financial summaries and business insights to senior management

CRUDE GAS SETTLEMENTS ACCOUNTANT: NRG ENERGY, Houston TX: 12/1999-10/2004

Responsibilities:

Provided accounting for the recording and settlement of physical, financial and derivative trades of oil, gas, emissions and electricity, used JD Edwards, Bloomberg and ICE

Created and maintained P&L statements, cash flow report, risk exposure, government reports, ensuring state and federal compliance; ICAP, ISO, FERC, EPA and other agencies

Applied FASB 133 to accounting/ finance transactions worked in and with accounting transactions given the rules of Sarbanes Oxley and drafting of title specific internal controls

ACCOUNTING MANAGER/ COST ACCOUNTANT: FRANCHILE PAPER MILL: 12/1991-11/1999

Responsibilities:

Responsible for the preparation and development of standard costing across all facilities, prepared internal and external financial statements and, operating reports.

Assisted with the implementation, design and development of the ERP system, cost accounting system

Managed payroll team, and managed month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary; analyze inventory evaluation, coordinated accounting operational functions (A/R, A/P, and General Accounting).

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Global Micro Mentor; for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses; Micro Mentor Organization, 2014

Business and Finance Chair; Inner City Urban Arts Group, South Bend IN, 2015

Finance Board Member; City of Brooklyn Center, MN 2002-2004

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

“S02: Changes in the S02 Emissions Market”, Environmental Finance, 2003

“Environmental Markets: S02 and NOX”, Energy Markets, 2005



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