THOMAS R. KIMBLE CPA, CMA, CPIM
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
Over thirty years of financial reporting, cost accounting and financial analysis experience involving various production processes and a wide variety of products. Skilled in analyzing financial data for developing and presenting information to management. A fast learner who is highly self motivated and excels in innovation and people skills. Experienced in developing close working relationships with diversified personnel from many different backgrounds and disciplines.
CONSULTING / TEMP ASSIGNMENTS: SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS, FOREMOST FARMS, CLEARY BUILDING CORP., GENUS/ABS, STATE OF WISCONSIN 2016 - 2018
Helped these organizations with month-end processing, forecasting, budgets, hedging / investment strategies, cost accounting, payroll, financial reports, accounts receivable, accounts payable, contract review, audits, and risk management.
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE – B&A SOLUTIONS, Madison, Wisconsin 2015 - 2016
A multi-line insurance provider with premiums of $10 billion; B&A Solutions Division has $250 million in premium.
Financial Services Team Manager
Responsible for proper processing of insurance premiums to vendor partners along with commission payments to our agents. Supervised a staff of eleven, provided financial statistics, developed budgets, implemented financial controls, and reported financial results to management. Worked closely with Sales Managers to address concerns of agents, vendors, and other staff related to financial transactions.
Updated department policies and procedures for proper documentation, better cash controls, and to improve new employee training.
Improved annual budget process, quarterly forecasts, variance analysis, and monthly financial reports by getting more managers involved providing better forecasts and improved understanding of financial results throughout the division.
GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE – HMO, Madison, Wisconsin 2004 - 2015
A health care provider and insurer with over 750 employees and annual revenue in excess of $400 million.
Chief Financial Officer (2014-2015), Controller (2004 – 2015)
CFO position and duties added in 2014. Responsible for all accounting activities including financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis, budgets and forecasting, investment analysis, financial analysis, cost accounting, risk management, statutory reporting, and staff supervision. Key player in merger/acquisition analysis and negotiations.
Updated our financial reporting structure for more timely and accurate financial statements and analysis.
Developed allocation model to separate our Insurance operations from our Medical Provider business along with breaking out Pharmacy, Optical, Physical Therapy, and Complementary Medicine from General Practice.
Implemented more sophisticated analysis of Cash and Investments improving Investment Income by $1,000,000.
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AMERICAN MEDICAL SECURITY, Green Bay, Wisconsin 1999 - 2003
A health insurance company specializing in individual and small group policies with over 1,800 employees and annual sales in excess of $750 million.
Senior Financial Analyst
Reporting to the Vice President - Financial Planning and Analysis. Responsible for working with internal and external entities to assure proper financial reporting, annual budgeting, quarterly reforecasting, variance analysis and justification of major capital expenditures. Primary support for Operations, Product Pricing, and Sales and Marketing Departments.
Installed new Financial Forecasting Software (Adaytum) which improved forecasting and data analysis efficiencies.
Developed Product Costing Model and Activity Based Costing to differentiate costs for the separate lines of business and processes which led to more accurate income statements and a better understanding of administrative expenses.
Implemented standardized Cost and Benefit Analysis for major projects with NPV, IRR and payback calculations.
AGRILINK FOODS VEGETABLE COMPANY, Green Bay, Wisconsin 1997 - 1999
A $1.5 billion national food processing company offering branded, private-label and foodservice products. Acquired Dean Foods Vegetable Company in 1998.
Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning. Responsible for all financial analysis and accounting for $300 million private label business. Duties included analyzing customer profitability, sales, promotions, pricing, spending variances and other financial statement analysis; along with forecasting revenue and expenses. Presented financial results to senior management.
Developed pricing analysis by customer and commodity for better sales and marketing decisions.
Developed customer and product profitability reports allowing management to better understand the business.
MIRRO COMPANY, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 1993 – 1997
The world's leading manufacturer and marketer of cookware and bakeware with $300 million in annual sales. A division of Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., a $7 billion international consumer products company.
Plant Accounting Analyst
Reporting to the Cost Accounting Manager. Responsible for all accounting issues at two production plants, distribution center, and warehouse. Duties included budgeting, projecting expenditures, capital project approval and review, inventories, cost reductions, variance analysis and cycle counts. Also presented financial analysis on plant operations.
Developed analyses utilizing Actual production costs versus Standard which saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Instrumental in implementing Cost Reduction Program which saved over $1 million in 1995 and 1996.
BADGER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT, Baraboo, Wisconsin 1992 - 1993
A government owned ammunition facility spending over $20 million annually for maintenance and modernization. Managed by Olin Corporation, a $3 billion producer of specialty metals, chemicals and ordinance.
Reporting to the Accounting/Contract Compliance Manager. Responsible for managing accounts payable, payroll, time keeping, budgets, and cost submissions. Analyzed and reconciled general ledger accounts, developed operating budget, prepared project updates and constructed government cost proposals. Supervised three accounting professionals.
Received recognition for multiple cost reductions and improvements including training staff on computer skills and software programs that significantly increased productivity and efficiencies.
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3M (MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING), St. Paul, Minnesota 1984 - 1991
A $16 billion diversified manufacturing company.
Senior Product Accountant - Electrical Products Division, Austin, Texas (1989 - 1991)
Advanced Product Accountant - Protective Chemical Products Division, St. Paul, Minnesota (1986 - 1988)
Inventory Accountant, St. Paul, Minnesota (1984 - 1986)
Ever increasing responsibility that began as an Inventory Accountant with promotions to Advanced Product Accountant and Senior Product Accountant. Responsible for assuring accurate production reporting, transfers, inventory balances for 15 different plants as well as precious metals (gold and silver), all accounting functions for $115 million dollar Scotchgard division, cost accounting, profit and loss analysis, plant accounting and forecasting, presenting financial results to management, and supporting five business teams for Electrical Products division with annual sales of $50 million.
Coordinated Division’s financial forecast and inventory pricing process which included five separate plants.
Developed Activity Based Accounting System which provided more accurate and timely unit costs.
Implemented selling price analyses which led to better marketing and pricing decisions and uncovered potential pricing errors; discovered one mistake saving $800,000.
Established accounting procedures and methods for new Scotchgard Stain Protection Agreements which increased timeliness and accuracy of payments for $2 million business; received recognition for innovative efforts.
RELATED EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
MBA - Finance Concentration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.8/4.0)
BBA - Comprehensive Accounting Major, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin (3.9/4.0)
LAKELAND COLLEGE, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Instructor - Intermediate Accounting
NORTHEAST WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Instructor - Managerial Accounting and Accounting III
CPA – Exam Passed 1984 CMA – Exam Passed 1986 APICS – Exam Passed 1991