Overland Park, Kansas 66213
A highly proficient and detail-oriented accounting professional with extensive experience in P&L oversight, location auditing, team training and mentoring, policies and processes development, compliance oversight, budgeting forecasts, reporting and analysis, cash flow statements, and documentation. Excels at working alongside staff and leadership to cultivate an efficient working environment built primarily around regular analysis and proper protocol implementation. A proven track record of finding methods to lower costs, reduce spending, and streamline staffing. A dedicated and accomplished producer who maintains efficiency and accuracy throughout an organization to better promote sustained growth.
EXPERIENCE 2018 Officer
STATE STREET FINANCIAL GROUP, Kansas City, MO.
Officer (Contractor) January 2018 - February 2018
Assisted in Reconciliations for Multi-Strategy Funds ensuring annual financial books were accurate for all Schedules of Investments, Balance Sheets, Statements of Operations (P/L’s), Statements of Changes of Net Assets and Financial Highlights.
Prepared month end close entries reclassifying net assets.
EXPERIENCE 2017 (Sept thru Dec) Controller
KINDRED HOSPITALS, Kansas City, MO.
Controller, September 2017 - November 2017
Oversaw P&L for two long term care hospitals having 4 direct reports. Provided CEO and executive team with all month end financials. Hospital closed December 1, 2017
Hospital closed December 2, 2017
EXPERIENCE 2002 – 2017 Accounting Supervisor Auditor
Accounting Supervisor, 2006-2017
Oversaw P&L and all accounting functions for 36 flour milling locations. Acted as supervisor for six Canadian locations, managing four accountants reporting P&Ls to regional managers. Streamlined direct reports from eight accountants to six accountants across 12 months. Acted as safety team lead for flour milling HQ. Created milling emergency action plan, guiding 12 safety team members in promoting and maintaining adherence to safety processes.
Acted as SOX coordinator for all accounting personnel.
Trained and provided supporting documents following completion of internal location audits.
Lead a Team of 5 Staff Accountants training 36 milling locations management teams on preparing Annual Budgets providing locations personnel on tools to provide Costs, Revenues and Volumes.
Managed locations perpetual inventories on new ERP systems.
Internal Auditor, 2004-2006
Maintained and promoted ADM GAAP policies and processes in all divisions and departments. Performed several SOX Audits.
Improved Division SOX Compliance from a 30% compliance rate to 75% in two years.
12407 Mastin Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
CARGILL, INC., Overland Park, Kansas, Controller for Kansas City Trading Office, 2001-2004. Oversaw all accounting practices and procedures. Reconciled and managed all balance sheet accounts, including monitoring A/R and A/P. Prepared annual budgeting forecast and worked with entire management team on developing and implementing tools to improve methods used in meeting company goals. Streamlined month-end P&L processes by creating linked-based worksheets, enabling more reliable tool for measuring revenues and expenses. Lowered attrition rate from 50% to 0%, increasing revenues by 25% and decreasing expenses by over 15%.
CONAGRA FOODS, INC., Omaha, Nebraska, Manager of Accounting/Controller, 1996-2001. Completed analysis work on soft costs, including problem shipments and accounts receivable percent current, demonstrating overall P&L impact. Developed monthly financial statements, using Microsoft Binder and eliminating all paper reports. Formulated and automated annual planning process. Created daily cash flow statements, increasing efficiencies for cash management. Initiated and completed new finance agreement for joint venture company, decreasing finance costs by 25% per year. Acted as EEO compliance officer. Assisted in downsizing efforts for manufacturing plant ($95,000,000 in sales).
Office Manager, 1989-1996. Created daily profit and loss projections for plant manager. Automated perpetual inventories for more efficient scheduling on line production. Served as safety team member, overseeing plant practices for all safety processes for 175 plant and management employees. Reduced office staff by 40% over two-year period by utilizing better training methods and techniques. Negotiated lease agreement with major railroad in New York, decreasing demurrage expense by $400,000 per year.
Senior Staff Accountant, 1984-1989. Prepared weekly and monthly profit and loss analysis reports for six manufacturing locations.
BENEDICTINE COLLEGE, Atchison, Kansas, B.A., Accounting/Business
Special Olympics Coach with 20+ years’ experience in softball, basketball, and soccer