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Manufacturing Cost Accounting and Financial Analysis

Santa Clarita, California, 91354, United States
85,000 - 110,000
April 21, 2018

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John H. Cody

***** ********* **. **** *********, CA 93532

Tel: 661-***-****, E-mail:


Results oriented Financial Analyst with both hands-on and management experience in all aspects of finance, operations and cost accounting. Strong problem solving skills with a passion for finding ways to measure and improve performance.


2014 - Financial Analyst, Nestle USA, Glendale, CA

Present Member of a 5 person factory finance support team (Costing Center of Competence) supporting 29 Nestle factories and 7 co-manufacturing locations in U.S. Subject matter expert in Activity Based Costing processes. Provide training and analysis for factory variances in SAP, month end closing processes, monthly working capital analysis and commentary, creating annual factory budgets as well as quarterly dynamic forecasting.

Drive accurate annual factory budgets and forecasts by performing key health checks as well as updating documentation of budget and forecast processes.

Received Certificate of Appreciation for helping beverage plant meet key deadline for costing new materials after a factory production system upgrade in 2016.

2007- Finance & Control Project Analyst, Nestle USA, Glendale, CA

2013 Implemented and trained factory finance personnel in developing annual Activity Based Costing factory budget in SAP and assisted in reconciling results to legacy budget. Focus on training factory finance staff in performing SAP daily, weekly health check transactions, variance analysis using R/3 & BI/BW reports as well as the month end closing processes in SAP.

Lead FICO implementation analyst in 10 successful factory implementations across the U.S.

Awarded Certificate of Excellence for timely and accurate SAP implementations.

2006- SAP Supply Chain Business Process Analyst, Nestle USA, Glendale, CA

2007 Tested and validated SAP Warehouse Management (“WM”) scenarios prior to factory implementations. Completed training of SAP WM to factory associates during two successful factory Go-Live implementations in WI and Il in 2007-2008.

2001- Warehouse Supervisor, Maly’s of California, Valencia, CA

2006 Day to day management of 22 warehouse associates and 1 clerical employee in a privately owned beauty care products sales and distribution business. Focused on employee development, inventory control and ensuring accurate, productive operations.

Eliminated use of temporary workers saving $1,800 per week in agency fees.

Drove improvement in accuracy by 60 % by updating quality/accuracy

process for Order Checkers and added basic math and reading test for order fillers.

Eliminated outdated location labels by using Microsoft Access to print color labels on demand.

Awarded Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance.

1999- Asst. Distribution Manager, Shield Healthcare, Valencia, CA

2001 Oversaw and developed 24 warehouse associates and 2 supervisors in a 2-shift medical supply sales and distribution business. Focused on employee development, inventory control and ensuring that all orders shipped accurately and on time.

Drove process for new method of stacking picked orders that reduced packing time by 15%.

Initiated purchase of automatic case sealer that reduced packing bottleneck and increased

productivity by 15%.

1998- Warehouse Supervisor, Bergen Brunswig Drug Company, Valencia, CA

1999 Leadership and development of 62 warehouse associates in a 300,000 sq. ft. facility with a $3MM warehouse budget and annual sales of $500MM. Supervised night shift activities of order filling and truck loading of pharmaceuticals and medical supply orders. Focused on timely and accurate completion of customer orders and inventory control.

Initiated changes to billing process to optimize night shift start time schedule.

1997- Warehouse Manager, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Sylmar, CA

1998 Managed a 100,000 sq. ft. beer distribution facility with a $2MM warehouse budget and sales of $60MM annually. Safety trainer for facility employees. Earned class A commercial driver’s license in preparation of labor dispute.

Added receiving area work station for more efficient receiving reconciliation area.

Added wall mounted cleaning tools storage area for efficient end of shift clean up.

1992- Operations Manager, Nabisco Foods Company, Valencia, CA

1996 Responsible for delivery, warehouse and office operations for a Direct Store Delivery (“DSD”) facility with a $2.5MM budget and $40MM in annual sales. P & L responsibility as well as product sales forecasting and ensuring a high level of customer service. Managed a 4 person clerical staff with 30 union warehouse and delivery personnel.

Initiated absentee policy for warehouse & delivery personnel.

Initiated a 4-day, 10-hr workweek for 30 % of drivers.

Initiated conveyor belt extension project to allow better operational efficiency.

Reduced delivery truck maintenance costs by 35 % and reduced truck down time by upgrading

maintenance provider.

1989- Western Region Operations Analyst, Nabisco Foods Co., Pleasanton, CA

1991 Analyzed effectiveness of DSD system in selected facilities and made recommendations for improvements. Coordination and implementation of an computerized truck routing system in Nabisco Western region facilities. Performed statistical analysis on delivery data to set program parameters, installed software and trained personnel to operate the system. Acted as regional troubleshooter for dynamic routing system.

Awarded Nabisco Fitness Award in 1991 for outstanding performance.


B.S. in Business Administration with a Communication Studies minor from California State University - Sacramento

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