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Manager Accounting

Location:
Woodstock, Georgia, United States
Posted:
February 09, 2018

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KATHRYN A. FITTS

Woodstock, GA • Mobile 678-***-**** • ac4e0j@r.postjobfree.com

EXECUTIVE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Blends more than two decades of experience with a progressive leadership style directing Accounting, Human Resources, Benefits, Cash Management, Analytics and Administration. Specialized experience in ERP implementations for both Great Plains and PeopleSoft Software. Recognized for success in developing systems, processes, and procedures that streamline corporate operations, increase revenues, and enhance profit performance. Strong analysis skills of P&L, Balance Sheet and Operating expenses. Fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Respected as an intuitive turnaround specialist and effective change agent who assesses corporate needs and delivers process change which saves both time and corporate dollars.

CORE PROFICIENCIES

P&L Analysis

Budget Director

Cash Management

Cost & Benefit Analysis

Human Resources

Software Administrator

GAAP Reporting

Risk Analysis

Business Development

Payroll

Strategic Planning

Team Leadership

Team Motivation

Training & Development

Benefits

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Peach State CFO June 2016-present

CFO/Controller Consulting

- Rivermend Heath LLC working as Interim Controller while the company replaces key

Accounting professionals.

- One Path. LLC working on special projects while Dynamics Great Plains was being implemented to all

newly acquired companies while consolidating the financials with legacy systems.

Messe Frankfurt Inc. Nov 2012-June 2016

Global Trade Show Company

President/CFO

-Business Development within North America

-Financials for three companies

-Budget/Forecasting

-Strategic Planning

VP Finance and Administration

Responsibilities:

-Provide accurate and timely monthly closing and reporting of financial results to parent company and key personnel.

-Budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.

-Develop and maintain documentation of accounting policies and procedures.

-Make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of policies and practices.

-Ensure compliance with financial controls.

-Maintain effective communications within areas of responsibility.

-Supervise accounting personnel, including defining responsibilities, training, cross training and monitoring performance.

-Review, consider and evaluate ERP system and plan and implement upgrade.

-Work with independent CPA firms in preparation of annual audit and company income tax returns.

-Work with finance department and internal audit team of parent company.

C2 Education, Johns Creek, GA Aug-Oct 2012

Tutoring and Testing Company

Senior Consultant

Company purchased by Venture Capitalist - Creating beginning Balance Sheet and the acting as the liaison with the outside Auditors. Implement Project Accounting and Fixed Assets module in Dynamics GP 2010

Progressive Logistics, Atlanta, GA Feb-Apr 2012

Interim Controller

Two logistic companies merged. I reconciled their Balance Sheet after going live on Dynamics GP 2010 and mapping the ADP payroll to the General Ledger.

IBIS, Inc., Norcross, GA 2007 – 2011

A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Reseller, and Software Development firm with 75+ employees and annual revenues of $18M.

CFO

Consistently delivered the Financials in a timely manner and with detailed analysis and focus of the Key Performance Indicators important to effectively manage Finance and Accounting; Responsible for Human Resources and Benefit Negotiations and Payroll for the company.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Reduced Closing Process from 10 Business days to 4 days in less than 9 months

Lowered DSO by 8 days during the recession

Increased working capital by over 50% during my tenure

Improved the Dun & Bradstreet rating to the highest level the company had ever received in 22 years

Improved Accounting processes to insure Contracts were renewed timely and at a greater than a 95% rate

Worked with Developers to create an internal Commission Software program which reduced the time to calculate each month from 7 days to 1 day

Voted by employees as the "2009 Manager of the Year"

Corautus Genetics, Atlanta, GA 2003-2007

Publicly held Biotech company in Clinical trials for Coronary Artery Disease

CONTROLLER

Transition the company to Great Plains Software; establish GL, AP, Financial reporting and Payroll for the company. Liaison with outside accounting firm on quarterly audits.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

Implemented Great Plains Software at the start-up company

Responsible for hiring and training both accounting and administrative professionals

Human Resource generalist for the company

Responsible for SOX compliance; provided all the support for the SEC reporting

Liaison with outside Auditors on quarterly and annual filings

When the clinical trial failed to meet FDA requirements; closed the company down

PeopleSoft Consulting, Dallas, TX 1997 – 1999

SENIOR SOFTWARE CONSULTANT- TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

SCA TECHNOLOGY

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

General Ledger Specialist and nVison report Writer for Republic Insurance, Q4I Financials, Burlington Resources, Budget-Rent -A-Car and Northwestern Mutual Life Company.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (1995-1997). Dallas, TX Manager of Subsidiary Ledgers- Implemented PeopleSoft 4.0 at the corporate headquarters.

JIM BEAM BRANDS CO. (1985-1993) Director of Financial Services Chicago, IL

Corporate Accounting Manager- Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting, consolidations, payroll and budget analysis. Acquired National Distillers in 1987. Responsible for building a new team to support the acquisition. Also built out a 50k sq ft office and relocated the headquarters to Deerfield, IL.

1988- Director of Financial Services. I was the Assistant Treasurer and responsible for payroll, excise tax filings and payments, customer service and administration for the corporate headquarters.

CONTAINER CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1980-1985). Chicago, IL Control Trainee to Regional Controller

Began as a Control Trainee and was promoted in 15 months to Accounting Manager with responsibility for the Wildwood, Florida plant. Promoted two years later to Regional Plant Controller in the Recycling Division in Chicago IL.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, University of Georgia

Masters of Business Administration, Finance, Boston University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

CFO Roundtable, SISO, IAEE

Dining for Women, Financial Committee Member TECHNOLOGIES

PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY AND PRESENTATION APPLICATIONS

MS Office 2010, 2007 including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Snag It, Adobe Professional

ERP / ACCOUNTING PACKAGES AND RELATED APPLICATIONS

Microsoft Dynamics GP5 thru GP10, GP2015 R2(Great Plains): Financial series (GL PM, RM, BR, FA), distribution series (INV, SOP, POP), project accounting, field service (service call management, returns management, contracts), Business Portal 5.1 (including earlier versions) benefits administration, SmartList Builder, Integration Manager, PeopleSoft 4.0, QuickBooks, Quicken, Peachtree, Mainframe Systems AS400. Saleslogix (CRM)

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Windows 10



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