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Accounting Manager Financial

Location:
Levittown, PA
Salary:
105000
Posted:
September 27, 2018

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EDWARD MARRA

* **** ***** *****, *********, PA **057

ac67gr@r.postjobfree.com

215-***-****

SUMMARY:

Broad operational accounting experience over wide-range of industries and company structures and sizes. Possess and displays exemplary interpersonal leadership and communication skills. Able to get at root cause of situations and interpret and explain financial data to find the answer for “what should be done” question.

EXPERIENCE

ABINGTON-RELDAN METALS

COST ACCOUNTING MANAGER, October 2017 to Present

Identify and mitigate uncosted production jobs

Settle discrepancies between expected results and final settlements

Manage the billing and inventory processes

Maintain weekly and monthly inventory reconciliation and reporting

Recommend and drive improvements to the overall processes related to inventory reporting and controls

RIEGEL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP

CONTROLLER, March 2017 to December 2017

Responsible for all financial and administrative activities for company

Working with ownership and consultant on strategic planning in current business environment

Hands-on evaluation of all processes, systems, and procedures

Development of more relevant KPIs for management action

Identified savings of $200k annualized savings within first month

Reporting for bank lending requirements

Assisted with wind-down and close-out after company ceased operations

JOHNS MANVILLE, A Berkshire Hathaway Company

REGIONAL FINANCE MANAGER, September 2015 to March 2017

Responsible for all financial controls and routines for two manufacturing plants

Completion of monthly closing to accurately reflect business performance and reporting of same

Completion of routine and ad-hoc financial management and reporting requirements identifying key issues to drive continuous improvement

Prepare monthly forecasts to communicate business direction to Plant Managers and Corporate

Driving improvements at plants with cross-functional teams

Reconciliation of selected balance sheet accounts

Development and Maintenance of Standard Costs

Preparation of Annual Operating Plan (Budget)

POWER CONTAINER CORP

Foreign owned manufacturer of airless dispensing units to domestic and foreign customers

PLANT CONTROLLER, February 2012 to September 2015

Responsible for the Financial, Administrative, Information Technology and Human Resources functions for company with $20 million of revenue and 60 full and part-time employees for a diverse organization in a very hands-on environment

Developed budgets and prepare periodic forecasts for investors

Explained and interpret results for operational department heads

Analyzed and updated standard costs of finished goods and proper valuation of inventories

Established formalized procedures and controls that were lacking or ineffective

In-house IT and ERP expert, including the development of formal training documents and procedures

Development of US Customs Duty Drawback program to recover allowable portion of import fees

Liaison with outside accounting firm for tax and audit issues and outside legal counsel as needed

AMTRAK

National Railroad Passenger Corporation

DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS, July 2006 to February 2012

ACCOUNTING MANAGER, November 2002 to July 2006

SAP ERP System Implementation: Project Controls Lead and Functional Subject Matter Expert GL and MM

Assisted with the delivery of SAP FI, PS, and MM modules training to end-users

Developed improvements to internal controls in all areas with operations partners and internal customers

Created and launched a comprehensive audit program for field locations for better internal controls over procedures and financial accuracy

Responsible for the Balance Sheet and costing impacts of maintenance and capital materials worth over $270 million located in over 100 different locations.

Developed plan and led its implementation for capturing actual costs of repair of refurbished materials in compliance with GAAP to more accurately reflect material valuation and capital spending

Transformed and lead the Bank Reconciliation group, working with operations (AR, AP, Audit, Treasury, Operations) to ensure proper controls surrounding company’s cash and streamline processes

Oversaw Amtrak’s Credit Card and Dispute resolution department, working with Inspector General’s office and Amtrak police with strengthening controls and investigating fraudulent credit card activity

Oversaw and approved invoice processing for interline bus providers totaling over $10 million annually

Worked with internal customers to improve the metric reporting capabilities of groups to stakeholders as well as the entire corporation

External auditor point of contact for areas under my responsibility

RCN CORPORATION

Provider of Internet, Telephone, and Cable Services

INVENTORY ACCOUNTING MANAGER, September 2000 to November 2002

Managed day-to-day accounting and controls functions for 20 warehouse sites with inventory of $200 million

Prepared month-end analysis of inventory trends, expenditures, and reconciliations

Established initiatives to improve accuracy of data and efficiency of processes

Provided Oracle and process training to warehouse field staff

SL WABER, INC.

Manufacturer and distributor of power protection equipment

ACCOUNTING MANAGER, September 1999 to September 2000

Managed day-to-day functions of staff of eight in a hands-on environment

Responsible for Receivables, Payables, General Ledger, Inventory and Cost Accounting

Prepared detailed financial reporting including multi-national consolidated financial statements

Established initiatives designed to improve accuracy and efficiency of Accounting processes

Successfully cross-trained staff to reduce overtime expense by $10,000 annually

INTERNATIONAL SOS ASSISTANCE, INC.

Multi-national medical and travel assistance company

ACCOUNTING MANAGER, May 1992 to September 1999

Managed staff of nine in a hands-on environment

Responsible for Accounting functions in North and South America including preparation of multi-national consolidated financial statements (USA, Canada, Venezuela)

Prepared individual and consolidated financial statements, budgets, forecasts, variance reports, account reconciliation, profitability analysis by product line and market segment

Managed foreign currency risk, including saving the company over $1 million by effectively managing currency exposure

Managed four software implementations/conversions including training of staff

Assigned a special project in the Northern Asia Office for two months. Prepared nine months of financial statements, recruited new local Accountant, trained staff, and prepared budgets for multiple offices for presentation on schedule to senior management.

CONTINENTAL BAKING COMPANY

Manufacturer and distributor of Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes

ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR, May 1988 to May 1992

Supervised staff of 18 employees, 15 recruited and trained by me

Managed software conversion including training of staff and other plant personnel

Responsible for Route Sales Accounting, Auditing, Information Services, Inventory and Cost Accounting, Manufacturing Variances, Retail Accounting, Collections/Accounts Receivable

Financial Analysis Projects

Maintained internal control structure

EDUCATION

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY, Moon Township, PA

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Accounting/Finance), 1988

Minor: Quantitative Business Analysis

Final GPA: Overall: 3.6 Major 3.8

COMPUTER SKILLS

SAP, Microsoft NAV, Great Plains/Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, SBT, GIT, Sun Systems, Peachtree, E-pace, AAMPS, Focus, Monarch, and Mapics

Subject matter expert, participated in the design, testing and go-live of SAP ECC, with emphasis on FI-GL, GI-AP, and MM modules

Very strong Microsoft office user (Excel, Access, Power Point, Word)



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