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Rockford, Illinois, United States
August 24, 2018

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Loves Park, IL 61111 Cell: 815-***-****


CPA candidate with interpersonal skills, fine-tuned through customer and vendor relationships. Dedicated accountant wearing many hats to ensure company success. Focused on cost savings to increase profits.

Monthly Forecasting / Yearly Budgets

Account Reconciliations

Cost Accounting

Proficient-Word, Excel, Power Point

Fixed Assets

Credit Management

Inventory Control

Variance Analysis

Job BOSS, MAS200, QuickBooks, AS400, BPCS, Great Plains, FAS, Kronos, Everest

Oracle, Hyperion, Macola

Month End Journal Entries

Internal Auditor – SOX Testing




Plant Cost Accountant implementing MRP system from inventory, purchasing, and bills of material managed on Excel spreadsheets. Bank and general ledger reconciliations, month-end journal entries, payroll entries, maintain company matrices. Assisted in sales and use tax preparation. Acting Controller responsible for yearend closing, receivables and collections utilizing QuickBooks accounting. Assisted in hourly payroll of 300 plus employees. Filed and paid federal and state payroll taxes. Solving IRS notices for past due taxes. Property Accountant. Managed multiple escrow accounts for real estate taxes.

Implemented updated accounting practices and increased data security.

Organized procedures increasing job productivity by 15%.

Utilized advanced Excel skills to reduce time to perform a reconciliation by 25%.

Executed 99 page state grant application resulting in funds being awarded.

Walters Accounting, Inc. Stillman Valley, IL 2010 - 2012

Tax Accountant (Seasonal Part-time)

Prepared individual tax and small corporate returns past two tax seasons.

Interacted with clients; analyzed prior returns to maximize tax deductions

GUNITE CORPORATION, Rockford, IL 2006 - 2008

Accountant III (2007 - 2008)

Assisted Controller with special projects as assigned and performed month-end journal entries, monthly forecasting, yearly budgeting, variance analysis, payroll and general ledger reconciliations.

Trained 3 employees in new BPCS (LX) software.

Analyzed possible capital expenditures, recommending different scenarios to attain maximum ROI.

Trained personnel in company procedures for yearly budgeting.

Designed 4 new raw data reports reducing prep time by 10%.

Consolidated multiple branch management reports.

Staff Accountant (2006 - 2007) Gunite through Robert Half International

Assisted accounting manager through computer software conversion. Aided Controller in different projects which led to being hired as a full-time employee.

Promoted a teamwork atmosphere demonstrating a strong work ethic.

Diligently worked to accomplish unfamiliar tasks to satisfactory completion.

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ROBERT HALF INTERNATIONAL, Elgin, IL 2005 - 2006 Cost Accountant (Contract) Colony Display, Inc.

Evaluated year-end inventory. Helped centralize inventory in MAS90 previously kept on multiple Excel


Enhanced cost accounting skills.

Volunteered to orchestrate physical inventory reducing count time by 10% from prior year.


ELGILOY SPECIALTY METALS, Hampshire, IL 2002 - 2005

Inside Sales

Expedited orders, resolved EDI issues, production setups, maintained routers, and customer service functions.

Vast knowledge used in alternate areas such as backup to shipping manager.

Made production setups maximizing product yield.

METALS USA, Northbrook, IL 2000 - 2001

Inside Sales

Coordinated orders, production and shipping. Purchased specialty steel to enhance customer satisfaction.

Demonstrated team-player attitude wearing different hats as needed.

LIEBOVICH BROS, INC., Rockford, IL 1986 - 2000

Steel Sales/Inventory Control

Purchased and sold secondary steel. Performed inventory control for $8 million dollar inventory by precisely attending to detail and recording accurate information into AS400 system. Processed raw material to customer specs. Go-to person for discrepancies with AP and AR. Negotiated costs with vendors.

Monitored quality control, reducing mill claims by 25% enhancing customer satisfaction.

Increased profit by 2% performing job and product costing.

Consistently maintained production setups, which maximized product yields and product profits.

Quickly identified slow moving/obsolete inventory, resulting in increased inventory turns by 3%.

Maintained a 99% accuracy level of all offsite inventory.


MBA, Finance, Rockford University, Rockford, IL, 2009

BS, Accountancy, Rockford University, Rockford, IL, 2004

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