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Accounting Manager

Montgomery, AL
September 12, 2018

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Kimberly Joan Engle

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Millbrook, AL 36054



Objective: To obtain a position that offers opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to overall profitability through the utilization of my accounting and management skills.


Troy State University, Montgomery, AL

MBA, GPA: 3.8,

Thesis: A Study of Leading Companies Use of Activity Based

Accounting to Obtain a Competitive Advantage

Troy State University, Montgomery, AL

Bachelor Degree, Human Resource Management, GPA 3.4

Associates Degree, Business Administration

(Self-financed 100% of college costs)

Robert E. Lee High School, Montgomery, AL

Graduate, GPA: 3.278


Kemco Facilities Services LLC, Montgomery,AL 2011-Present

Director of Accounting and Finance

Accomplishes accounting strategies for six businesses by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation strategies. Develops accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives. Establishes accounting operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change. Provides financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information; advising departments on the collection and analysis of data. Maintains sufficient funds by forecasting cash requirements and obligations. Minimizes legally required taxes by studying regulations; presenting tax strategies to management; filing returns. Maximizes sales margin by recommending product and service pricing policies. Accomplishes department and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

STORE ROOM FASTENERS INC., Montgomery, AL 2008-2011

Accounting Manager

Responsible for all accounting functions for four business locations.

Maintain profit and loss statements and audit for accuracy. Analyze general ledger accounts on P&L statement for correct allocations i.e. cost center or classification. Oversee and direct accounting functions including general ledger, accounts payable, receivables/credit/collections, fixed asset and cost accounting. Prepare monthly profit and loss statements and balance sheets. Oversee and prepare entries and adjustments to company records, files, and statements. Assist with financial and variance analysis and budget preparation. Prepare quarterly borrowing base calculations. Complete monthly cash flow statement. Provide management team with information pertinent in decision making. Prepare bi-weekly payroll and process corresponding tax deposits. Complete monthly/quarterly/annual tax returns. Responsible for human resource function for company including new employee orientation, training, and performance reviews.

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY LP, Montgomery AL 2007- 2008 (layoff)

Administrative Manager

Accounting: Responsible for all accounting functions for the Montgomery plant.

Maintain profit and loss statements and audit for accuracy. Analyze general ledger accounts on P&L statement for correct allocations i.e. cost center or identification. Guide team members in the correct GL coding of purchase orders, p-card purchases, and corporate-contracted invoices. Conduct weekly raw material inventories and semi-monthly finished goods inventories. Reconcile finished goods inventories with raw material usage to ensure truthful reporting in production. Post journal entries for gains and losses discovered from inventories.

Reconcile p-card statements monthly. Audit and reconcile employee expense reports. Audit and reconcile payroll uploads between attendance system and accounting system. Work with senior management annually to prepare plant budgets and bill of materials for all product produced. Use budget and bill of materials as guide for controlling all manufacturing costs incurred by plant. Establish tools for tracking material, indirect and direct labor, variable, fixed, and depreciation costs. Compare costs with revenue earned on daily basis and guide team members on methods for controlling costs. Complete month-end closing of financial statements by reviewing system for such issues as open receipts to be accrued, stock in transit to be posted to inventory, open sales orders that will be completed within accounting period, un-posted journal entry batches, expenses incurred during period for which accrual should be done. Guide management team for SOX compliance.

Human Resources: Perform new employee orientations. Oversee new employee training and review at 30, 60, 90 days for adequate skill attainment. Administer all company benefit programs at plant level by assisting employees with questions, issues, enrollment, and changes. Prepare weekly payroll for 75 employees and process upload between Attendance Pro and SAP software. Train and assist plant supervisors with hiring, firing, interviewing, and evaluating techniques. Maintain HIPPA records, Federal and State tax records, I-9 records, and employee records. Insure plant has all state and federal government required employment posters posted. Supervise one assistant. Assist employees with all human resource issues.

Purchasing/Payables: Complete purchasing procedure of setting up new vendors, entering purchase order requests into system, coordinating shipments from vendors, checking packing slips for accuracy, posting goods receipts in system, and resolving shipping/billing discrepancies with vendors. Review report weekly for open purchase orders not completed within 30 days and resolve. Review report weekly for purchase orders not billed by vendor and resolve. Complete weekly raw material inventories and schedule purchases based on production schedules. Enforce SOX procedures on all purchasing documents.

CARQUEST Auto Parts, Montgomery, AL 2002-2006 (layoff)

Regional Credit Manager

Accounting: Responsible for the balancing of accounts receivable ledger entries to the cash ledger account. Create adjusting entries for reconciling items i.e. insufficient checks returned by bank, electronic transfer payments, and credit balances refunded via check not posted to payables. Insure maximum income from service fees by monitoring reversing entries and enforcing approval processes. Generate entries between the NSF fee revenue account and accounts receivables to bill customers. Manage notes receivables ledger account by approving the creation of the account, journal entries reducing accounts receivables and increasing notes receivables ledger account, and booking interest entries. Coordinate accounts payable functions by classification of all invoices generated by department including payroll expenses, supply expenses, and legal fee expenses. Manage bad debt expense ledger account through creation of ledger entries between accounts receivables and bad debt and verifying accrued entries for reserve for bad debt balance with actual entries made. Monitor consignment asset accounts for accurate inventory records, adequate inventory turnover, and correct classification of inventory as fixed assets versus current asset. File UCC-1 securities on assets. Work with regional controller in all reconciling functions.

Credit/Accounts Receivables: Organize and enforce corporate credit policies for 180 company stores and 40000 customers located in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Coordinate the collection functions of research, collection phone calls, demand/skip letters, placement and correspondence with third-party collection agencies to reduce past due monies and increase cash flow. Monitor and maintain company guidelines for percent-currents, bad debt percentage of sales ratios, and days-sales outstanding percentage. Manage bankruptcy communications through claim processing, preferential claims, and attorney inquiries. Review and assign credit limits on current and new customer accounts to identify collection issues and reduce sales risks to company. Review commercial credit information to approve/decline open lines of credit through the use of Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, and Equifax internet systems. Reconcile customer accounts through evaluation of payment applications and deduction resolution. Assist store managers and customers with accounts receivables questions.

Regional Manager: Oversee the job responsibilities of two Assistant Credit Managers, an AR Supervisor, and 10 AR Processors. Complete all performance evaluations, training, and development for subordinates. Insure company guidelines are met for collections, credit functions, and accounts receivables through the synchronizing of team work between Credit Assistants, AR Processors, General Managers, Regional Managers, and Store Managers. Generate monthly spreadsheet reports for corporate offices. Update credit department web page monthly. Manage accounts payable functions for credit department. Manage purchasing functions of credit department. Attend quarterly store managers meetings to train on credit-related topics.


SAP, Advanced Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Applications (basic macros and vertical lookup functions), Microsoft Word, People Soft Programs, Oracle, AS/400, QuickBooks, Power-Point, Ten-key calculator, type 70 WPM.

Continuing Education:

NACM designation: CBA (Credit Business Associate) Dec 2005

Principles of Business Credit

How to Read and Interpret Financial Statements

Basic Financial Accounting

Rockhurst University: Collecting Accounts Receivables,

Karrass: Effective Negotiating, Rockhurst Univeristy:

University Short Cut Series: Mastering Microsoft Excel,

Rockhurst University: Advanced Microsoft Excel for Power User.

Carquest Management 101, 202, 202A training

Relevant Coursework:

Accounting I, II, III, Managerial Cost Accounting, Basic Financial Accounting, Personnel Management, Managing Organizational Behavior, Management Seminar, Decision Theory, Managerial Marketing, Managerial Economics, Managerial Finance, Business Strategy, Corporate Finance, Effective Communications, Statistics

References available upon request.

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