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Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller

Chicago, Illinois, United States
August 04, 2018

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Katherine Krizenecky

**W*** Hampton Lane, Lombard, IL 60148



Ensono Corporation – Downers Grove, Illinois. Contract May 2018 – Current. Accounting Manager, Revenue Recognition Analyst. Software: Microsoft Workday

JBT Corporation: Chicago, Illinois. Contract March 2018 – May Senior Corporate Accountant

The responsibilities include participating in certain monthly close activities both for the corporate general ledger as well as the external close for a $1.5 billion NYSE listed multinational manufacturing company.

Participate in various monthly close activities including but not limited to:

oCompilation of balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows

oPrepare and assist in review of financial statement flux analysis

oPreparation &/or review of certain account reconciliations, journal entries, and intercompany allocations

Accounting responsibility for the corporate general ledger including certain corporate accounting areas including:

oShare-based compensation

oDerivatives and hedging (Fx and interest rate swaps) calculations and disclosures

oLIFO inventory calculations

oSelf-insurance reserves

oPension & OPEB quarterly accounting and reporting and annual disclosure analysis

oGoodwill impairment analysis

oDebt covenant calculations

Responsibility for annual pension and 401K financial statement audits

Assist the Assistant Controller in various quarterly and year-end tasks including:

oDrafting/reviewing 10Q and 10K disclosures including footnotes and MD&A

oDrafting/reviewing other SEC documents (e.g., 8Ks)

Financial Consultant, Lombard, IL 2016 - 2018

Engaged in various contract assignments with the following clients: McDonalds (Global Mobility Specialist Team), Convergint Technologies, Angus Chemicals, MARS, Inc.

Performed account reconciliation and processed journal entries.

Processed salary, job, location changes, balance sheets and one-time payments as directed by Global Mobility/McDonalds.

Prepared monthly, quarterly, annual cost projections and account analysis.

Prepared and processed all monthly payroll chargebacks to AOW markets via intercompany journal entries.

Performs compensation collection process with Global Mobility and compensation vendor.

Processed tax equalization chargebacks to markets via intercompany journal entries.

Provided quarterly draft W-2s and follow up W-2Cs as needed.

Processed year-end add to earning adjustments and intercompany chargebacks to markets.

Administered all medical, dental, vision life event and coverage changes for global assignees.

Directly supported the general ledger, month end close, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analysis, financial reporting.

Performed analysis of domestic and international consolidated transactions reconciling foreign exchange rate conversions and utilizing IFRS/GAAP rules, SAP & Excel data manipulation.

Conducted analysis and correction of global cost center budgets utilizing SAP and Excel for 2016 forecasts and variance analysis.

IMS Buhrke – Olson, Arlington Heights, IL 2015 - 2016

Assistant Controller

Oversaw financial statement, G/L reconciliation & analysis for U.S. & Mexico manufacturing plants.

Managed accounting staff of 6 direct reports, including A/P, A/R Billing, credit & collections, consolidation accounting – Mexico and US operations, treasury cash management (U.S. & Mexico).

Performed inventory management, reconciliation & analysis.

Conducted process improvements, procedure evaluation through accounting cycle.

Participated year-end & month-end schedules for tax, audit, and bank covenant reporting.

Acted as backup for payroll reporting. (Paylocity & Kronos).

Prepared foreign exchange gain/loss U.S. & Mexico currency.

Recommended benchmark analysis for financial & operating performance.

Performed FP&A analysis.

Maintained fixed asset records.

Prepared cost analysis for manufacturing components and scrap analysis.

Bilz Tool Company, Inc. subsidiary of Bilz Tool Germany, Lombard, IL 2014 - 2014

Controller- Accounting/ General Manager

Oversaw financial statement generation. G/L reconciliation & analysis.

Administered payroll (ADP), 401(k).

Managed office staff of 3 direct reports, including A/P, A/R Billing, credit and collections, treasury cash management (domestic and international).

Conducted inventory management, reconciliation & analysis.

Participated in process improvements, procedure evaluation through accounting cycle.

Prepared year-end schedules and analysis for income tax filings.

Used SAP software for German financial reporting and Prophet 21 (EPICOR) For US financial reporting.

Performed freight invoice verification & analysis for international shipments. (Germany, India)

National Metalwares, LP, Aurora, IL 2013 - 2014

Accounting Manager

Responsible for financial statement generation, month end close and analysis.

Managed accounting staff of 4 direct reports, including A/P, A/R Billing & collections, including Inventory management, reconciliation & analysis.

Conducted process improvements with objectives of streamlined reporting in A/P, A/R/ inventory, payroll, and customer contract adherence and negotiating.

Supported SOX compliance reporting.

Performed schedule preparation for annual audit and tax return.

Created monthly sales tax reports.

Prepared cost analysis for manufacturing components and scrap analysis.

Banking responsibilities include improving the controls over ACH and wire transactions to and from China.

Constructed reports of daily cash activity to report line of credit balances for compliance reporting.

Supported human resource functions including payroll (Paychex), taxes, 401(k) administration of union and non-union plans.

WFS, Inc., Broadview, IL 2011 - 2011

Accounting Manager

Responsible for financial statement generation, month end close and analysis.

Managed accounting staff of 2 direct reports.

Supported human resource functions including payroll (Paychex), taxes, 401(k) administration, used Syteline ERP manufacturing software.

Anasco, Inc., Addison, IL 2002 - 2010


Responsible for all month-end entries through financial statements, year-end reconciliations and initial preparation of year-end audit reports, budgeting and forecasting for sales and management personnel. Coordinated quarterly reviews of variances between budget vs. actual results.

Led a corporate team in developing and analyzing a capital expenditure project for a service-based repair application for on-site construction companies requiring immediate repairs. Developed a plan detailing cost outlays with FP&A Analysis.

Coordinated cost analysis program for purchasing/procurements as well as vendor contract analysis and negotiations. Results included vendor accountability, lower administrative expenses, and a positive employee team building response.

Implemented an automobile fleet cost containment program. Standardizing approved purchases reduced variable costs, resulting in an overall lower expense for company cars.

Implemented direct connection of on-line banking transactions. Provided a spreadsheet analysis of cash position for senior management, allowing informed analysis to evaluate new product line acquisitions and growth.

Organized and developed a management team to evaluate vendor purchasing. Developed policies and procedures for overseas container purchases, resulting in stable cash flow analysis.

Managed the introduction of a payroll direct deposit program, including employee savings accounts. Responsible for payroll (Paychex), taxes, profit sharing reporting, and reconciliation of federal and state tax audits.

ProQuip, Inc. ($5MM distributor & service center measurement & process control instruments.)

April 1989 – July 2002

-- Accounting Manager/Controller

Managed conversion of a non-compliant Y2K accounting system to Windows-based wholesale distribution software. Eliminated a financial disaster, since the old software became non-operational January 1, 2000.

Responsible for financial statement generation, budgeting and forecasting, month-end procedures, human resource functions including payroll (ADP), taxes, 401(k) administration, and management of accounting staff, A/P & A/R Billing (Direct reports = 4 accounting staff).

Designed and wrote Microsoft Excel financial statements to supplement system-produced canned reports. Comparing current to historical results, these statements provided a solid basis for identifying future opportunities or obstacles.

Developed annual expense budgets, identifying areas of opportunity for savings and cost reductions. Reduced overall expenses and boosted cash flow. Coordinated quarterly reviews of variances of FP&A Analysis.

Supply Chain Team member for increased vendor efficiency improvements.

Responsible for vendor contract negotiations and well as corporate insurance review, analysis, and compliance.

Responsible for OSHA certification and on-site training – safety training and employee education.

VCS, Inc. – Manufacturer for Motorola (1987-1989 – Senior Financial Analyst)

Tekno, Inc. – Distributor for French Owned Manufacturer of Professional Photographic Equipment

(1985 – 1987 – Accounting Manager)


Bachelor of Arts - Accounting

Aurora University, Aurora, IL

January 2013 – April 2013 – Enrolled at College of DuPage. Successful completion of classes in Advanced Excel 2010 (Pivot Tables, V-lookups,)

Revenue Recognition Education and Seminar, SEC Reporting & SOX & Internal Controls by Illinois CPA Society


MS Office products (Excel/Word/Access/PowerPoint); Advanced Excel certification of Pivot Tables, V-lookups, and H-lookups; Excel Financial Modeling, Windows-based payroll applications (ADP, Paychex, Paylocity, & Kronos) and accounting applications; Sales Force Automation (CRM) software; WDSII Windows wholesale distribution accounting software;

IBM general ledger/accounting software, AS400 applications; ERP conversions, Microsoft Workday, Syteline windows based manufacturing accounting software, Prophet 21 Accounting Software, SAP Accounting software, Microsoft Dynamics, Hyperion, Oracle.

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