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Finance, Management, or Purchasing

Greater Sun Center, Florida, 33573, United States
July 01, 2018

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Anita Kay Layton

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Looking for a challenging position in by utilizing my 25 years of experience in the food industry. Held complete Accounting functions, Ability to read, understand, and analyze P&L, Balance Sheets, and Trial Balance, Credit management to include analysis of Customer and Vendor P&L’s, Debt Reduction, P&L monthly reporting, Annual report, Budgeting, Banking, Payroll, HR, and Tax compliant responsibilities.


Speedling Incorporated Mar 2018 – Current

Regional Officer Manager

Supervise and oversee 3 Facility Office Managers

Implement and Manage all Office Processes and Procedures

Establish Standardized Policies between facilities

Enter and extract data for the Finance Department in MAS 500

Research Inventory discrepancies for all East Coast locations

Prepare and Maintain Various Excel Spreadsheet Reports for all East Coast Facilities

Human Resource Implementation

Employee management for the Farm Workers

Time Clock Plus and Scheduler

Safety Officer

SOP Auditor

Blue Star Foods, Inc. Jan 2015- Dec 2017

Supply Chain Director

Procure $8-10 M of crabmeat products from China and Vietnam

Negotiate Price and Contract Preparation saving the company approximately 10% on Purchases

Strategically Plan Purchasing based on JIT and Customer Delivery

Quality Control improving quality 15-20%

Supplier Establishment and Relationship Management

Key Customer Account Support Management

Sigma International, Inc. Jan 1989 - Dec 2014

Sigma Int’l was acquired by Blue Star in Jan 2015

Vice President Jan 2005 – Dec 2014

Lead 10+ employees and manage $20M company. Responsible for overall Business Operations and report to absent President/Owner.

Established goals for A/R - Credit Manager based on my established metrics

Under my management continued to reduce Bad Debt to under $10,000/yr. for the last 5 years of my tenure. Some of those years were under $5,000/yr.

Managed A/P and Cash Flow Analysis

Continued VP of Finance tasks involving Complete Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet, and Trial Balance Reconciliation, Annual Reporting

Increased responsibilities to include: Sales, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Contract Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Quality Control, Plant Processing, Logistics, Importation, Exportation, Government Documentation and Compliance, FDA & Customs, and Customer Relations

Account Manager for the company’s largest customer resulting in $8M-$10M of sales securing an annual 10% profit for account

Vice President of Finance Jan 2000 - Dec 2004

Complete Finance and Accounting Department Management

Continued Controller role of Accounts Receivable Management, maintaining DSO 28-30%

Continued reduction of Bad Debt Loss 10% more

Increased responsibility of Complete Monthly P&L, Balance Sheet, and Trial Balance Reconciliation.

Cash Flow Analysis, Banking (5 Bank Accounts), Credit Line Management, Finance Planning, and Budget

Payroll, Weekly, Bi-weekly, Quarterly, and Annual Payroll Taxes, Section 125, 401k, Health Insurance, LTD/STD, Dental, AD&D, W-2 Preparation, W-3 Reporting, Hiring, Termination, IRS & Sales Tax Audits

Inventory Management up to $25M to include Inventory Plant Processing Yields and Costing, Reconciliations, Counts, and Forecasting

Managed Accounts Payable Staff

Credit Manager/Controller Jan 1989 - Dec 1999

Maintained $3-5M Accounts Receivable at 90% current, maintaining DSO 25-28%

Credit Limit Determination through Credit Report Analysis for all accounts

Reduced Bad Debt by 30% or more in first

Credit Insurance and Factoring, Utilized Credit Insurance as a tool to increase credit limits to customers and reduce risk to the company encouraging growth

Bank Reconciliations for 5 Bank accounts

Managed Credit Lines with Two Banks to include Letters if Credit

Inventory Management and Processing Yields

Month End Closing, P&L Preparation and Balance Sheet

Payroll for up to 200+ employees

Office Administrator/ Office Manager Jan 1989 – Dec 1991


Accounts Payable

Accounts Receivable

Payroll and Employee Set Up

Time Clock and Time Card Calculations

General Office Duties


Manatee Community College – Bradenton, FL (Accounting Courses)

Eckerd College – St. Petersburg, FL, (Qualified for Program for Experienced Learners) Courses included Business Management, Marketing, and Business Law. Approximate 15-20 Credit hours

Other Education or Certifications:

HACCP Certified, Food Manager Certified, HAZMAT Certified

American Management Association Seminars

Dun & Bradstreet Financial & Business Seminar

Notary Public

Insurance Agent, State of Florida Dec 2017 – Present

Licensed 2-15 Life Including Variable Annuity & Health

Additional Skills:

Microsoft - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

10 Key

MAS 500/Sage Computer Software

SBT Computer Software

Private Company Computer Software, Computer Savvy

Internet Research

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