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Senior Accountant

Newburgh, IN
September 28, 2018

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Seeking a challenging position where I can leverage my knowledge and skills. My background is strong in monthly closings and account reconciliations as well as variance analysis. I know I can make a difference for any company I work.

Relevant Experience Summary Highlights

Berry Global, Evansville, IN 1998-2017

Manufacturer of plastic packaging, closed top packaging, engineered products, and flexible packaging products.

Assistant Corporate Controller/Director

Responsible for consolidation of month end closings for 100+ plants domestic/foreign with annual sales over $5 billion (using JD Edwards ERP).

Shortened corporate close process to C+3 by convincing co-workers to work late on C+2.

Supporting schedules, journal entries.

Account reconciliations, bank reconciliations.

Variance analysis.

Collaborated with purchasing, payroll, fixed assets, and other departments.

Simplified intercompany elimination process by using foreign agings.

Supervised 2 general accountants and 4 AP analysts.

Key player in working with Plant Controllers to assist with month-end closings.

Other responsibilities included preparing and filing quarterly and annual SEC reports, working extensively with outside auditors, internal/Sox compliance auditing.

Special projects such as leasing schedule for 10K filing; quarterly cash schedule; new reports off ERP system.

Trained new controllers on JD Edwards ERP software accounting procedures.

Jenkins, Hakes & Associates, CPA firm, Norwalk, OH 1990-1998

Financial Statement Manager

Compiled and reviewed financial reports; assisted with audits and peer review; prepared federal, state, local and property taxes; supervised the IT function.

Maginnis and Associates, CPA firm, Bellevue, OH 1986-1990


Complied financial reports, bank reconciliations, sales & use taxes.

Academic and Certifications

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1981

Tiffin State University, Tiffin, OH

Accounting, 1991-1993

CPA (inactive) - 1993

Certified in Excel 2016 - 2018

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