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Manager Accounts Payable

Clio, Michigan, 48420, United States
May 23, 2018

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April Timm, MBA

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MBA Central Michigan University – 2002

BBA Accounting Sam Houston State University – 1996

Certified Internal Auditor


Timm & Sons, LLC – Accounting & Business Finance Consulting 2017 – present

Non-Profit Support (“pro-bono” for my education) for Emergency Food Pantry Network capital campaign for new building

Non-Profit Support (“pro-bono” for my education) for Camp Fire (consulting on financial analysis)

Timm BnB, LLC – Air BnB Venture in Shiner, TX 2017 – present

Olin Corporation [Olin] 2015 – 2017

Finance Director, Global Accounts Payable Leader & Finance Services

Accounts Payable Lead working with Accounts Payable Service Provider, The Dow Chemical Company

Process Improvement Lead for global accounts payable work process

People Leadership responsibility for Fixed Assets, Transfer Pricing and Travel & Reporting

Focal point for External & Internal [SOX & Operational] Audits

Finance Director, Global Cost Accounting Leader

People Leadership responsibility for 15 Cost Accountants [US, Germany, Brazil, China]

Lead Cost Accounting Integration for Olin for Dow Chlorine Envelop Carve-Out

Project Manager for Finance Transitional Services between Olin and Dow

Focal point for External & Internal [SOX & Operational] Audits

Dow Chemical [Dow] 1996 – 2015

Finance Director, M&A Implementation & Finance Services, May 2014 – Sep 2015

Lead global Controllers Implementation team for up to 10 divestiture projects concurrently

Drive execution of Day 1 implementation between Dow and buyer’s finance organizations

Ensure consistency between finance, M&A and cross functional teams to enable successful integration and implementation of divestitures

Liaise between Finance & Controllers Leadership, Information Systems, Services Business and Cross Functional & Controllers Implementation Teams to ensure consistency for implementations and finance services

Lead Controllers/Finance integration between Dow and buyer

Finance Director, Business Finance Lead – North American SAP/ECC Implementation, Jan 2013 – Oct 2014

Collaborate with Business Finance organization to drive management reporting requirements

Ensure implementation of Balance Sheet Initiation to enable consistent segmental reporting

Lead finance role security access and training roll out to enable a successful Day 1

Test SAP functionality to ensure key reporting dimensions enabled proper management reporting

Global Controller for Performance Plastics Division [predominantly Polyethylene], Jul 2011 – Mar 2013

Provide reporting and analysis to Division President & CFO for division reviews at various levels of The Dow Chemical Company [across division – executive reviews]

Lead annual budget & profit plan, long-term financial plan [10-yr] and monthly estimates

Liaise with Corporate Controllers and Business Finance Team for closing results reviews in preparation for quarterly earnings release

Played integral role in division redesign

Various Business Finance Roles within Dow Building Solutions, Jul 2007 – Jul 2011

Finance Manager, North America Dow Building Solutions, Jul 2007 – Jul 2011

Finance Leader on NAA DBS Leadership Team providing business counsel and advise across a multi-functional team

Provided business counsel for daily run the business, annual profit plan and long-term financial plan to NAA DBS General Manager

Lead volume and price management for NAA DBS process, including collaboration with key decision makers and information providers [i.e. Commercial Organization, Business Management and Supply Chain] to gain a clear understanding of market conditions and top-line plan achievability.

Drive business interventions to achieve EBITDA plan [i.e. including expense management and exiting unprofitable business units/applications/projects].

Lead annual profit plan and strategic financial plan

Lead business model [s] evaluation for asset rationalization, divestitures and acquisitions

Provide counsel and mentoring to new Finance Manager to enable him to successfully work with business partners to define the Retail long-term strategy and refresh/ground NAA DBS growth projects [Structural Insulated Sheathing and Thermax Wall Systems].

Coach office professional staff supporting finance re: reporting deliverables and day to day business requests.

Additional Roles:

July 2005 – June 2007 – Global Controller Analyst for Dow Building Solutions [Midland, MI]

February 2002 – June 2005 – In-Charge Auditor [Midland, MI]


Treasurer & Executive Board Member for Adams Elementary Parent Teacher Organization – 2017 – Present

Treasurer & Executive Board Member for Camp Fire – 2016 – Present

Treasurer for Emergency Food Pantry Network [EFPN – Midland County] – 2014 – Present

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer [MSABC] – 2013 – Present [Committee Chair – 2014]

Executive Leadership for Women Seminar [Michigan State University] – 2010

Junior Achievement Volunteer [Midland Elementary Program] – 2010 – Present

Dow representative at Women in Leadership Conference [University of Michigan] – 2009, 2010

Dow Finance Academy Leadership Pilot Program – 2009

H.H. Dow Academy Lead to Discover – 2006

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