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Accounting Plant

Columbia, Tennessee, 38401, United States
April 18, 2018

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Edward S. Pendergrass, Jr – MBA

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

Columbia, TN 38401

Cell Phone 615-***-****


An accomplished accounting professional with diverse industry experience, as well as international experience. Extensive experience in cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting, general accounting, payroll, Sarbanes-Oxley, financial analysis, cash management, government contracts, risk management, new product cost estimating, and corporate reporting. Participated in three system implementations, PRMS, SAP and BPCS. Also trained in lean manufacturing, earning a Six Sigma Yellow Belt, also experience in process improvements utilizing the Toyota Production System. Possess exceptional leadership ability and have excellent supervision and communication skills that allow interaction with all levels in an organization.


TRICOR - Controller/Business Analyst- (Nashville, TN) Oct 2015 to Apr 2018

As a controller, supervise a staff of 6, and provide specific guidance in cost accounting and budgeting. Shortly after coming on board, discovered where manufacturing variances were not reported properly and directed the procedures be changed to post labor hours on a daily basis. Drove the move from a 10 day close to 5 at month end. Prepared the annual business plan for an entity with 3 separate SBUs: manufacturing, services, and agriculture.

•As a business analyst role, work closely with upper management, sales, and operations, preparing financial analysis of new business partners, handling risk management, contracts, and compliance reporting. Prepared monthly reporting for the Board of Directors.

Resources Global Professionals - Interim Controller- (Memphis, TN) Aug 2015 to Sept 2015

•A Japanese manufacturer in Memphis whose controller retired. Supervised a staff of 3 while continuing month end close and reporting to the Japanese parent company until a replacement was hired.

Modine Manufacturing Co. - Plant Controller- (Lawrenceburg, TN) Jul 2014 to Jul 2015

American Automotive and Heavy Equipment Supplier

•Responsible for all the plant financial data, including monthly close, forecasting, and the preparation of the annual business plan.

•Supervised a team of four, including a plant accountant, P/R, A/P, and A/R.

•Used SAP and Hyperion for accounting operations and corporate reporting.

•Mentored staff in process improvements utilizing Toyota Kata philosophy

•2015 process improvement change in physical inventory recording improved results and employee participation. $11 million dollar inventory with only a $90K write-off.

Kongsberg Automotive - Financial Controller- (Milan, TN) Apr 2012 to Jul 2014

Norwegian Automotive Supplier

•Responsible for all IFRS, including the preparation of the annual business plan.

•Supervised a staff of 3 with hands on involvement of the financial group.

•Used SAP and Hyperion for accounting operations and IFRS reporting.

•Led and directed the A/P and A/R functions for the plant.

•Supervised monthly close and forecasting.

•Responsible for working with Deloitte – Norway auditors.

•Helped improve Cash Flow and NWC% for both YE 2012 (+$2 million) and 2013.(Approx. $1 million)

Manuli Stretch USA - Controller- (Shelbyville, TN) Apr 2010 to Apr 2012

Italian Packaging Manufacturer/plastic industry

Responsible for all IFRS between US and Italy.

Used SAP for the accounting financial reporting.

Hands on involvement of financial group, including AP and AR.

Was the liaison for external auditors, benefit providers, and outside legal staff.

1.Mars Pet- Care - Sr. Cost Analyst- (Franklin, TN) May 2007 to Jan 2010

Pet Food Manufacturer

Responsible for the costs and financial reporting for 5 Mars Pet-care plants in the Western Region.

Handled Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) site visits with Price-Waterhouse audit teams.

Prepared annual business plans and developed standard costs.

Prepared variance analysis for management team.

Prepared new cost estimates for products at each site.

Oversaw inventories at each site.

Led inventory system implementation at the Reno, Nevada plant and met deadline of Jan 2, 2010

Participated in the SAP system implementation at corporate headquarters and met deadline of July, 2007.

MeadWestVaco - Plant Controller- (Lanett, AL) Mar 2004 to Apr 2007

Packaging Plant

Supervised the monthly close, with emphasis on production costs and inventory accuracy.

Prepared the annual business plan and developed standard costs.

Prepared variance analysis for plant management.

Prepared estimates for new products.

Supervised the plant production analyst.

Negotiated vendor contracts for cell phones and uniforms resulting in significant savings.

Lee Brass Company - Accounting Manager- (Anniston, AL) Jul 2000 to Mar 2004

Brass Foundry

Supervised all accounting and IT functions for the plant.

Prepared the annual business plan and weekly cash forecasts.

Developed standard costs and prepared variances analysis.

Supervised the physical inventories and the rolling of the plant standards.

Government contract experience, since the company sold parts to Northrop Grumman for US Navy ship construction.

Supervised the month end close and led the move to go from a 5 day to a 3 day close.

Trained in a lean manufacturing system much like the Toyota Production System.

Walter Energy - Plant Accountant- (Birmingham, AL) Sept 1998 to June 2000

Coke, Chemical, & Slag Wool Producer

Maintained all production and inventory accounting records.

Prepared annual budget for the site.

Led month end close.

Supervised 2 men in the plant storeroom.

Participated as a member of the Core Team for BPCS system implementation.

Dry Branch Kaolin - Cost Accounting Manager- (Dry Branch, Ga) Mar 1997 to Sept 1998

Kaolin Clay Mining & Processing

Supervised a staff of 4 cost accountants for a mining/processing company.

Prepared annual business plan and developed standards. Successfully met CFO’s deadline.

Prepared fixed asset requests.

International experience due to French parent company.

Led completion of the annual depletion calculation for tax purposes.

Walter Energy - Supervisor Cost & Budgets - (Birmingham, AL) Oct 1989 to Mar 1997

Coke, Chemical, & Slag Wool Producer

Supervised a staff of 2 cost analysts and a payroll clerk.

Prepared annual business plans and 5 year plans for multiple sites.

Worked closely with Upper management, Sales and Production.

Supervised payroll for both salaried and union hourly employees


Master of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration

University of Tennessee – Martin University of Montevallo

2014 – 2015 Major in: Accounting


Outlook Hyperion Oracle

MS Excel BPCS – ERP Edison

MS Word Cognos


MS Power Point Dataworks – ERP

SAP GL Quickbooks

SAP Fixed Assets CICS

Microsoft Dynamics

(Great Plains)

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