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Accounting Manager

Macomb County, Michigan, United States
March 11, 2018

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Dear Hiring Manager:

At a time when businesses are facing increased economic pressure – rising costs, increased demands for lower prices, more aggressive competition – I am sure you will agree, there can be no substitute for the highest standards of competence, experience and profit consciousness on the management team.

As indicated in the accompanying resume, I offer comprehensive experience in all phases of accounting, budgeting, cost analysis, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, inventory control and financial reporting. Couple this experience with the ability to analyze problems, identify needs, evaluate alternatives and initiate appropriate action, and I believe you will find me to be a potential asset to your team.

My career has developed in my personality a willingness to accept difficult assignments, interpersonal communications skills, and a strong commitment to goal achievement. I also have the capacity to build productive relationships with people of diverse interests and authority levels. I am a reliable, resourceful team player who can be counted on to handle a high amount of responsibility. Also, I am an open-minded team player capable of adapting and functioning in different work environments.

I welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss, in greater detail, how my background and abilities can most profitably serve your needs. I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Richard R. Cartwright


586/231-0734 •


To capitalize on proven accounting skills in a position where experience combined with organizational talent, analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities can be utilized to impact cash flow and bottom line objectives.


Cost conscious, conscientious professional well versed in general and cost accounting functions; experience includes developing standards, operating budgets, financial analysis for multiple plants.

Analytical and logical thinking problem-solver with close attention to detail; able to apply an organized, common sense approach in seeking practical, profitable solutions to issues.

Effective communicator with excellent listening and observation skills; demonstrated capacity to work and relate well with people of diverse interests and authority levels to achieve objectives.

Hardworking, reliable team player who learns and adapts quickly; possesses a working knowledge of computer applications, AS400, Bann, Excel, Vertex, Outlook, QuickBooks, PowerPoint and Word.


Accountant, Site One 10/2016- 06/2017

Update sales and use tax certificate obtained from customer and branch

Accountant, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, Detroit, MI 07/2012- 01/2013

Assisted the accounting department in different projects that included bank reconciliation, analyze accounts, A/P

and support department for additional assignments when needed.

Accountant, Lumber & Millworks, Detroit, MI, 2003-2008/Retired

Prepared financial reports and income statements analyzed accounts; also served as office administrator.

Restructured chaotic financial system to achieve efficiency, accountability and fiscal integrity.

Established methods for improved cash management/control.

Accountant, Milliken Millwork, Sterling Heights, MI, 2002-2003

Performed a variety of tasks to assist the Accounting Manager.

Prepared financial reports and income statements, analyzed accounts, performed variance analysis to identify causes and special projects.

Budget Analyst, Lamb Technicon, Warren, MI, 1998-2001

Charged with formation of operating budgets for $360 million division of an automotive supplier.

Analyzed budgets dealing with variances, costs, operating deficiencies and prepared management reports impacting short and long-term decisions.

Engaged in accounts payable and receivables activities; resolved inter-company accounting/budget issues. Assisted in month-end and year-end closings.

Analyzed and interpreted budget variances to assist in providing better understanding for management.


Accountant/Cost Accountant, DE-STA-CO Industries, Madison Heights, MI

Exercised responsibility for preparation of monthly journal entries and analysis of financial data for five manufacturing plants; duties included fixed assets, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, taxes and budgets.

Performed account, cost and operating analyses; prepared monthly and year-end schedules.

Developed budget standards, reviewed budget variances.

Monitored and participated in physical inventories and monthly and year-end closings.

Prepared financial data and assisted auditors.

Formulated standard costs and monitored efficiencies, reporting variances in material, labor and burden.

Developed process to reduce personal property tax preparation from 1-3 days to 6 hours.

Advised management of bottom line impact resulting from changes in manufacturing process.


Graduated from Walsh College : Major Accounting

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