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Assistant Controller

Location:
Morgan Hill, California, United States
Salary:
120,000
Posted:
May 24, 2018

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Jose Lopez **** Liberty Dr

831-***-**** Hollister, CA 95023

ac5k6y@r.postjobfree.com

Accounting professional with solid knowledge of GAAP and over eleven years of progressive accounting experience in multi-billion dollar public and private companies, possess strong analytical and problem solving skills to meet and deliver under tight deadlines; proven successful results working independently and cross functionally within departments and all levels.

Competencies/Skills

Monthly, quarterly, and

annual financial close

Cost and margin analysis

Financial forecasting,

analysis, and management

reporting

Interdepartmental

coordination and

collaboration

CPA candidate

Continuous process

improvement

Proficient in SAP, MS DAx,

MS FRx, BI360, JD Edwards,

Advanced MS Excel, MS

Office Suite, Hyperion,

Tableau, SyteLine.

Bilingual English/Spanish,

both oral and written

EXPERIENCE:

Green Giant Fresh – Growers Express May 2017 – Present Assistant Controller – Reporting to V.P. of Accounting

Brought structure to month-end close by establishing cut-offs, streamlining reporting, and allocating workloads expediting month-end review and close.

Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close to include presentation and financial review with Production Management, President, and CEO.

Analyzed margins and cost variances for all product lines and categories leading to elimination of unprofitable SKU’s.

Supervise GL and Payroll groups to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.

Fixed assets and Capex management

Took lead on annual production and SGA budgets.

Responsible for year-end inventory reporting and valuation and establishing controls around daily cycle, physical, and end of year counts.

Earthbound Farms July 2016 – May 2017

Accounting Manager – Reporting to Segment Controller

Responsible for accurate and timely deliverables

Oversee and approve work for direct reports consisting of a staff of eight.

Responsible for all aspects of monthly, quarterly, and year end close including preparation of monthly journal entries, accruals, allocations, account reconciliations, inter-company eliminations, financial statement reporting, analysis, and presentation.

Generate weekly Cash Flow report for distribution to CFO and upper management.

Responsible for maintaining a clean Balance Sheet and P&L reporting.

Review grower contracts and setups on new and ongoing deals for in order to

Responsible for maintaining and accounting of companies fixed asset and depreciation schedules.

Took lead and responsibility for year-end inventory, establishing SOP’s for cycle and physical counts at warehouses.

Lansmont Corporation July 2015 – July 2016

Accounting Manager – Reporting to Senior Corporate Controller

Responsible for all aspects of monthly, quarterly, and year end close including preparation of monthly journal entries, accruals, allocations, account reconciliations, inter-company eliminations, financial statement reporting, analysis, and presentation.

Generate weekly Cash Flow report for distribution to CFO and upper management.

Perform weekly sales and cost analysis

Review sales contracts for proper recognition of sales revenues and cost allocation.

Responsible for maintaining and accounting of companies fixed asset and depreciation schedules.

Took lead and responsibility for year-end inventory, and establishing SOP’s for cycle and physical counts at warehouses.

Updated and created new reports to expedite month end close and analysis. Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates October 2010 – July 2015 Distribution/Logistics Accountant (Accountant II) – Reporting to Controller of the Americas.

Streamlined month end variance analytics and reporting for all U.S. and Mexico distribution centers and service lines due volume/throughput, rate, and commodity mix with annual costs exceeding over one-hundred twenty million dollars in support of 2/5 day close.

Established analytics on previously overlooked service line that led to the recovery of over eight hundred thousand dollars in unrecovered fees from growers and turning an unprofitable service line into one generating 1.5 million dollars in annual profit.

Lead establishment of formal key processes and controls for cycle & physical inventory counts along with SOP’s for Distribution and Service lines.

Revamped old reporting and presentation decks for reporting of monthly financial results to CFO, controller, and senior management for review.

Established productivity rating KRA’s and KPI’s for monthly presentation to finance and supply chain VP’s that led to increased efficiency of company owned distribution centers and eliminating some of the more costly and underutilized third party warehouses.

Led cross-functional team on a continuous improvement project to move non-inventoried supplies into inventory leading to better analytics and visibility of these items.

Slashed distribution costs by over seven million dollars annually by performing cost analytics and tiered pricing models for two of our largest and most costly third party warehouses leading to its implementation and huge savings.

Responsible for assisting business owners in generating annual budgets for all of Distribution and Service lines along with quarterly reforecasts.

Responsible for providing timely and accurate reporting along with cost-variance analysis to budget/reforecast/prior year, due volume and cost for over forty U.S. and Mexico distribution centers and six profit generating service lines.

Month end close preparation of journal entries, trial balance analysis, accounting close, and balance sheet reconciliations.

Dole Fresh Vegetables Inc. (GL Accountant) April 2009 – September 2010

Successfully implemented new reports for monthly sales reconciliation, eliminating a green bar report and cutting reconciliation time from three weeks to one day, eventually leading to the elimination of one position who was solely responsible for this.

Created and revamped reconciliation report for payroll accounts, significantly cutting back time spent.

Prepared month end journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations in support of monthly close.

Prepared weekly cash flow forecast for DFV.

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. (Grower Accountant) March 2008 – March 2009

Established sets of criteria for production team to eliminate deals which were out of the norm and transactionally time consuming.

Actively collaborated in a cross functional team in order to make all grower payments via ACH vs. live checks.

Generated new BI reporting for various commodities to expedite state and county assessment payments.

Set up new grower deals and plantings in system based on contracted agreement. Robert Half International (Accountemps) November 2006 – February 2008

West Marine – Internal Auditor

U.S. Marine Corps March 2004 – October 2006

Overseas Deployment in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom DC Shipping Office Supervisor - Central Coast Cooling April 2000 - February 2004

Shipping/Receiving Supervisor.

Loading and unloading - reefers/flatbeds/bobtails.

Cooling - operated hydro-vac/hydro-wash/slush tank/berry cooling tunnels. Military Service August 1998 – June 2006

U.S. Marine Corps Active/Reserves

January 2007 – February 2008

Infantry/Logistics – OEF/OIF Veteran

EDUCATION

Golden Gate University

Bachelor of Science - Accounting



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