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Accounting Financial Analyst

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States
April 02, 2018

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Accomplished, entrepreneurial financial executive employs extensive business financial management experience and expertise within diverse and highly competitive markets. Analytical professional skilled in successfully evaluating and controlling budgets, inventory, accounting and financial transactions in major national and global organizations. Propels comprehensive financial processes that maintain and enhance profitability. Areas of Expertise include:

Strategic Planning & Analysis

Detailed Audits and Accounting

Comprehensive Computer Skills

Business Development

Supports Global Finance

Project Management

Budgeting and Forecasting

Supervises, Trains Accounting Staff


Experience & Notable Contributions

ANDRITZ METALS, INC January 2017 to Present

Business Controller

Manage costs for POC projects working with projects managers to accurately forecast and improve profitability. Manage all accounting and financial transactions for US metals group utilizing SAP. Responsible for team that manages, A/P, A/R, and closing process.

Monthly closing, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis for percentage of completion and completed contracts

Manage Letters of Credit and foreign currency hedges

AMERICAN WIRE RESEARCH April 2014 to June 2016

Financial Controller

Direct all accounting and financial transactions for two legal entities, establish all accounting policies and controls for start-up manufacturing company with Taiwanese parent, originated company’s 401K program acting as administrator

Created and maintain accounting transactions in Quick books online system

Prepare weekly cash flow analysis managing cash deposits/expenditures

Manage Information Systems, supervise and train accounting staff

CATERPILLAR/BUCYRUS AMERICA December 2009 to April 2014

Business Resource/Controller- Belt Product Group

Support global finance policies and procedures, global product line reporting, budgeting, forecasting and analysis responsibility. Plants located in US, Czech Republic and China.

Analyzed and approved capital investment opportunities including DCF, NPV and IRR analysis

Provided recommendations for reducing and controlling cost center spending

Evaluated product group inventory and assisted in disposition of unwanted content

Assisted in due diligence and provided analysis in acquisitions/divestitures, conducted inventory and provide plant closure accounting support

Trained as 6 Sigma DMAIC Green Belt

BUCYRUS AMERICA/DBT AMERICA, INC. March 2006 to December 2009

Cost Accounting Manager

Managed Cost Accounting process for nine manufacturing units, supervised corporate cost accountants, prepared and approved journal entries for costing, inventory, warranty, percentage of completion and obsolescence

Corrected monthly SAP environment closing errors

Prepared monthly executive management reports on inventory and warranty

Provided reports and resolved external audit questions concerning inventory, cost of goods sold, and completion and warranty percentage, served as FI/CO lead in 2007 SAP implementation to version 6.0

Reduced closing process from 5 to 3 days, settlement transactions from 18 hours to 5, implemented ABC inventory cycle counting program within SAP

Created controls and prepared control narratives for SOX compliance

WAYNESBURG COLLEGE March 2002 to December 2006

Part-Time Facilitator

Facilitated Cost Accounting and Auditing classes to undergraduate students in college’s AACE program

LANXESS/ BAYER CORPORATION December 2003 to March 2006

Inorganics Business Unit Controller

Completed accurate and timely monthly closing for Inorganic Pigments Business Unit, compiled and analyzed income statements and reviewed income and expenses for accuracy



Senior Financial Analyst-Ur/Balance Sheet January 2002 to December 2003

Verified that balance sheet was in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, maintained balance sheet account reconciliations, monthly A/R, inventory, and quarterly cash flow return on investment

Achieved $1.5MM adjustment by conducting physical inventory.

Set up adequate reserves for obsolescence following examining of Dead & Slow inventory.

Served as cost accountant for Resale products in Imported Chemicals Department

Senior Financial Analyst June 2001 to December 2001

Completed analysis for Performance Chemicals and ION Exchange business units, examined costs for accuracy and profit margins to determine if products should remain in product mix

Adjusted income statements and balance sheet in preparation of journal entries

Completed budgets for the two business units, adding products from other groups

Auditor September 1998 to May 2001

Examined and verified accounting records and confirmed existence of assets or liabilities represented by the records, prepared necessary papers to support audit work performed

Ensured that company policies, procedures, and internal controls were properly completed and federal, state, and local regulations followed

Participated in specific contractor audits to determine that costs of goods and services rendered were in accordance with contractual agreements and discussions with divisional or headquarter management concerning results of reviews

Prepared accurate and concise audit reports stating review findings and recommendations

Performed audit test of accounting records in accordance with designed programs as part of interim and year-end financial reviews to satisfy the external audit requirements

FORE SYSTEMS Pittsburgh, PA October 1993 to September 1998

Staff Accountant/Accounts Payable

Tracked current year capital purchases in excess of $60 million, developed policies and procedures for monitoring fixed assets and calculated monthly book and yearly tax depreciation

Assisted completing interim and year-end audits, analyzed account balances and determined allocations

Provided weekly accounts payable data, reconciled monthly cash balances and bank accounts and improved check payment processes

Education & Training



Joseph M. Katz School of Business

Concentration: Finance GPA -3.57

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Business Administration


Major: Accounting GPA-3.01


SAP, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook, Brio Query,

ADP Payroll, Oracle, SAS, Monarch, FAS Encore, RMDS, AS2, and ACL, Tip-Top.


Certified Internal Auditor, Certified ISO 9001 Internal Auditor


Youth Soccer Coach, Powder Hounds Ski Club, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity (9/88-5/92),

Peters Township Steering Committee Member

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