Experienced Financial Controller maximizes financial assets by establishing sound fiscal policies and providing accurate and timely oversight of business procedures, controls, and reporting systems.
Accurate and efficient financial manager oversees all finance and accounting operations. Manages payables, receivables, and reporting processes. Coordinates and directs the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and reports; prepares and publishes timely month- and year- end financial statements. Practiced understanding of auditing methods, accounting standards, and compliance procedures. Manages and complies with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax regulations. Guides, improves, and develops financial processes. Proposes cost reduction measures, provides variance analysis, and delivers financial status reports and presentations. Monitors and confirms company financial condition by conducting audits and providing information to external auditors. Experienced with corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, and developing internal control policies and procedures. Supervises accounting teams; Mentors and trains staff.
Areas of Expertise
Improves Business Processes
Strengthens Financial Controls
Accounting Accuracy and Compliance
Maintains Cost Controls
Leadership and Accountability
Development of programs and policies
Van Dykes Restorers, LLC, Hodges, SC
Controller, April 2016 - Current
Distribution company specializing in building and home restoration materials
Oversees all aspects of daily accounting and business functions. Provides budget development, improves fiscal processes, and manages accurate accounting procedures. Builds strategic budget forecasting models.
Increased efficiencies by creating a SOX program that reduced month-end close report production times.
Built budget models, performed budget analysis, and completed month-end variance analyses.
Completed a sales tax analysis and recommended business changes in order to control costs.
Developed a timely and accurate cycle count program to improve inventory management and accuracy.
Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Assistant Controller, July 2014 - April 2016
Prestigious US country club
Assisted principal controller with all daily accounting procedures. Used research and analysis skills to create benchmark presentations with charts and graphics displaying multiple years of industry comparative data. Analyzed and improved reporting processes to reduce redundancy, increase reporting accuracy, and maximize fiscal output.
Employed technical proficiencies in Excel to create budget models linked to a rolling forecast and summary plan, and developed input spreadsheets to improve reporting processes for managers.
Revitalized monthly financial reporting packages by developing linked versions with summarized data; Added linked charts and graphs to financial reporting packages to display financial results from all departments simultaneously.
Maximized company output by developing a sales tax reporting tool to reduce errors in sales tax submissions and establishing sales document processing and reporting tools to ensure accuracy of sales and member equity accounts.
Developed a forecasting analysis tool to assist Board members in building potential revenue models.
Harman international, Inc, Elkhart, IN
United States Area Controller, December 2011 - February 2013
Global leader in connected car audio technology
Supervised all financial operations for the US divisions of global operations. Created fiscal forecasting models for strategic budget planning; Developed budgets. Oversaw auditing processes; Determined accounting issues, resolved exceptions, and established controls. Managed financial reporting and monthly- and yearly- close out procedures. Served as internal and external audit liaison. Expert knowledge of ADP payroll and HR software systems. Proficient use of SAP and Microsoft packages.
Iluka Resources, Inc, Green Cove Springs, FL
Florida - Georgia Plant Controller, February 2004 – May 2008
Extraction and processing plant for heavily mineralized sands
Led financial activities for large industrial processing plant. Supervised and trained staff; oversaw payroll processing and reporting. Maximized fiscal output using analytical skills to locate inefficiencies and implement process controls and resolutions.
Corrected purchase order issues that had resulted in overspending on budget line items.
Developed new hire orientation procedures to ensure that new IT staff had proper access and training on relevant systems.
Carlisle Container Manufacturing, Green Cove Springs, FL
Accounting Manager/Controller, December 1996 - November 2003
Container and swap body manufacturer
Oversaw all daily accounting activities. Managed journal entry preparation and reconciliation, general ledger, accounts payable and receivable, and payroll activities. Developed cost reports to reduce budget management issues. Provided real-time cost data to leadership. Created inventory controls to minimize unnecessary spending. Supervised accounting staff. Served on integration project team combining manufacturing software.
Master of Public Administration, Public Administration,
Troy University, Troy, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration,
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida