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Controller/Accounting Manager

Holland, Michigan, 49423, United States
May 26, 2018

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Mark S. Lewis

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Versatile financial professional with over 30 years of solid experience with proven success in all facets of accounting and financial management. Well-disciplined and articulate leader with a strong work ethic, who collaborates with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial goals. A sharp analytical mind with excellent problem solving abilities that excels in streamlining and improving financial processes, managing staff, and increasing productivity/profit.


Financial Analyst (Contractor) - Ranir, LLC Kentwood, MI (March 2018 – May 2018)

Financial Analyst working in the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis

●Developed a sales budget tracker spreadsheet used by the sales team to evaluate customers sales by product and reviewed according to budget.

●Monthly journal entries for pre-paid expenses and reconciliations of those accounts.

●Month end financial package preparation of power point deck for executive team.

Financial Analyst (Contractor) - Haworth Holland, MI (February 2017 – October 2017)

Financial Analyst working in the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Feb - July

Financial Analyst working in the Corporate Accounting May - August

Financial Analyst/Associate Tax Accountant working in the Sales Tax Dept. August –October

●Created competitor analysis for executive team.

●Managed weekly reporting for orders, shipments and backlog for all divisions resulting in elimination of existing multiple errors. End result was a balanced/correct reporting system.

●Created spreadsheets using Longview excel add in to update census reporting.

●Monthly sales tax reporting and state corporate tax returns for 15 states.

Owner - Eagle Accounting Services Zeeland, MI (March 2015 – May 2018)

● Monthly financial statement preparation and review with client(s), corporate and individual tax preparation and FAFSA preparation for college students.

● Resolved IRS issues for clients.

Senior Accountant - The Stow Company Holland, MI (2012 - February 2015)

● Recognized in 2012 and 2013 for FABW’s (Find a Better Way) solutions for resolving company issues:

2012: Worked with IT consultant to create sales tax software to ensure accurate sales tax charges to customers, resulting in no taxing errors either to the customer or to the taxing authority.

2013: Created construction in progress spreadsheet to help with communication between departments for fixed assets to be placed into service. This resulted in better communication across the company, paying our vendors on time and placing the assets in service correctly.

● Managed the accounting team for month end close including schedules, meetings, journal entries and month end weekend reports.

● Conducted year end book, tax, AMT, and ACE reports including mid quarter convention switches, reconciled tax and book for the year on any additions, disposal, and transfers for 4 different companies.

● Audited monthly sales tax reports, incorporated monthly sales into pivot table, calculated sales taxes for 25 states including reconciling to each sales tax payable account, and filed taxes online for those states.

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Accounting Manager/HR Manager - GRW Technologies Grand Rapids, MI (2007- May 2012)

● Implemented procedures which slashed the receivables by 89%; collecting over $300,000.00 in the first two months.

● Implemented a recycling program for the plant’s scrap metal resulting in a $36,000/yr. increase in company revenue.

● Responsible for payroll checks and taxes for 120 people on a weekly basis.

● Managed contract negotiations with outside vendors for health insurance, benefits, temp staffing and corporate taxes.

● Hired and trained a new accounting department where none existed.

Controller/HR Manager - Alacrity Staffing & CJN Management Grand Rapids, MI (2006-2007)

● Established good accounting practices where none existed to the point where the industry recognized the positive change within first 9 months. Supervised and re-trained the accounting staff of two people.

● Directed payroll check runs for over 500 people in 6 different states on a weekly basis.

● Recommended cost cutting measures in the first month that saved the company over $43,000.00.

● Number of days to collect receivables was decreased by 12 days per cycle.

Controller - ERO Meat Company– Niles, IL & Holland, MI (1992-2006)

● Effectively led the accounting department/functions for 5 different corporations in multiple states while supervising 3 employees. Responsibilities included hiring and training employees, assigning projects, supervising/auditing all accounting functions which included inventory control, A/P, A/R, payroll, taxes, and petty cash. Prepared monthly financials and compared to budget. Analyzed plant production and calculated finished costs.

● Improved audit procedures and job tasks to save company time and money without losing efficiency.

● Researched and installed accounting software to upgrade our accounting system to Great Plains Dynamics.

● Designed and calculated customer product profit analysis to sales team to support their sales efforts.

● Created accounting deadlines and procedures to help other departments with timely reporting of information.

● Established daily cash flow report with estimated future expenses to increase usage of money market investments.

● Drove key efforts to managed credit potential on existing customers where results were only 2 bad debts in 14 yrs.

Controller - Woodlife, Ltd. - Franklin Park, IL (1990-1992)

Accounting Manager - Buchholtz Financial Services - Elgin, IL (1989-1990)

Sr. Acctg. Specialist - Baxter Healthcare Corp.-Information Resources Division-McGaw Park, IL (1985-1989)


SAP Vertex Corp tax MS Excel MS Office/Word Sage Fixed Assets

Great Plains Peachtree Sphynx Vivid Staff Cash Pro Ross ROI Manage 2000

Turbo Tax Quicken Dynamics QuickBooks FRX Reporting Pro Series Fixed Asset Manager

Power Point MS AX Dynamics Longview Excel Add in

Multi Company Financial Reporting Multi State Payroll & Benefit Plans Multi State Sales Tax Compliance Budget & Forecasting Cash Flow Management & Investing IT Enhancements & Process Improvement


Colorado State University Bachelor of Science - Accounting June 1985


2015 - 2017 Zeeland Williamsport Board-Double A Commissioner Zeeland, MI

1998 - 2015 Boy Scouts of America Hoffman Estates, IL & Zeeland/Holland, MI

2003 - 2010 Zeeland Public Schools - Math Pentathlon Zeeland, MI

2005 - 2009 Zeeland Williamsport Board - Umpire Coordinator Zeeland, MI

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