BRADLEY J. UDELL
Innovative Manufacturing and Financial Professional with extensive background in Operational and Financial Controllership, Cost accounting, Inventory management and valuation, Manufacturing production and operating metrics, Continuous improvement, Shop floor workforce development and training, Capital investments and Project tracking. Supply chain. Financial management and analysis, General accounting, Staff development. Committed team player, skilled at problem solving and issue resolution. Effective communicator. Proven multi-site abilities. Energetic ‘Go-Getter’.
-High level of technical accounting skills.
-Standard Cost Accounting – implementation, operation, analysis, reporting, education.
-Production and OPEX cost management and control. Profitability analysis.
-Manufacturing Performance Metrics, Improvement and Reporting expertise.
-Capital and Project accounting and management.
-Financial analysis and review. Period close. Financial statement preparation. Consolidations.
-Budgeting and Forecasting at the plant and the business unit level.
-General ledger, Accounts Payables, Receivables, Credit and Collections.
-Inventory valuation and control; materials management
-Treasury and cash management. Sales and use tax.
-Policy Development and Administration. Business observations and recommendations.
-Customer and business partner focus.
-General IT systems knowledge and application.
-Segregation of duties and internal controls.
-Process and control design and implementation. Problem identification and issue resolution.
-Employee training, mentoring and motivation. Team building
-Strong background with QAD-MFGPro, JDE, MAS, ROSS, Great Plains, Microsoft Excel, Office.
Leadership – innovative, forward thinker and strategic planner, creating operational improvements and advantages.
-Designed, implemented Standard Cost System, reporting and analysis tools for multi-plant pharmaceutical manufacturer. Developed labor, equipment metrics reporting to drive visibility and improvement to the shop floor. Brought financial disciplines and ‘speak’ to the organization.
-Introduced comprehensive flex-forecasting tool into a mid-sized manufacturing facility, giving financial trend and variance information to management for near real time adjustments and course corrections.
-Spearheaded multi-functional team to analyze, strengthen controls within Central Distribution Center, leading to implementation of bar coding and cycle counting program.
-Finance lead for three ERP implementations, including QAD MFGPro implementation into a mid-sized manufacturing and distribution company. JE Edwards. Great Plains
-Utilized training, team-building, performance expectations, constructive feedback, and employee mentoring to enhance employee expertise and increase productivity.
Impact Player – consistently exceeds expectations of team members and company stakeholders.
-Developed comprehensive Budget / Forecast model for $100M manufacturing facility: realistic operational plans, timely and accurate forecasts, enhanced controls and analysis.
-Developed, implemented daily production Metrics and Trend Analysis reporting, providing operations management a key tool for effective and timely production management.
-Shortened plant close cycle from 5 days+ to 1 day.
-Designed and installed successful cycle count process within a $15M central distribution center, adding 3 scheduled shipping days and eliminating $100k in annual physical count costs.
-Established financial processes documentation and cross-training program within accounting group, establishing Accounting Best Practices disciplines within the accounting environment.
-Lead Finance contributor - implementation of Toyota Production System, one piece flow into $100M manufacturing facility. Shorter run times, reduced WIP, increased productivity, improved order fill.
RR DONNELLEY, Plover, Wisconsin. August, 2017 to present.
Plant Controller/Finance Manager
Monthly Close and reporting. Inventory and Cost accounting responsibilities. Plant period forecasting and analysis process. Finance interface with corporate office and plant leadership team. Reorganized and mentored site finance personnel. Led finance team thru JDE E1 system implementation. Successfully navigated first site financial audit in 5 years. Raised level of financial acumen and accountability of Site Leadership Team. Voluntarily leaving RRD to relocate back to northern Indiana.
Creative Financial Staffing.
Temporary Contract Accountant on Assignment. General accounting and special project work for variance clients. Summer of 2017.
Monosol Rx, LLC/Aquestive RX, LLC – Portage, Indiana, August 2008 thru March 2017:
Full internal accounting and reporting responsibilities for two plant Pharmaceutical Manufacturer.
-Designed and implemented standard cost system for full product line for 2 manufacturing facilities.
-Designed and implemented labor and equipment reporting efficiencies for 2 manufacturing sites.
-Refined and streamlined entire financial closing process and shortened reporting schedule.
-Created and refined Manufacturing Dashboard for key manufacturing metrics.
-Responsible for timely month end ‘hard close’ and year end close.
MISCOR GROUP, LLC – South Bend, Indiana 2006 to 2007.
Full internal accounting and reporting responsibilities for four operation units of $60M manufacturing and service organization. Corporate offices relocated to Massillon, Ohio.
BENTELER AUTOMOTIVE, INC – Goshen, Indiana. 2006.
Full Accounting and Reporting responsibilities within an $200 million manufacturing facility, including variance analysis, operating metrics and labor reporting, reconciliations, capital project justification, and financial reporting.
CEQUENT TOWING PRODUCTS/REESE PRODUCTS, Inc. – Elkhart/Goshen, Indiana 1992 – 2006.
Plant Controller, October 2002 to January, 2006.
Managed accounting and financial reporting systems for a $100 million manufacturing facility. Set and maintained standard cost system for all domestic facilities. Month end close cycle. Payroll. Capital spending justification and analysis. Manufacturing budgeting and forecasting.
Corporate Controller, Reese Products, Inc – July, 1997 thru October, 2002.
Managed accounting functions for Reese Products US, Reese Products of Canada, PlasticForm, Inc. Supervised the general accounting function; managed all divisional general ledgers. Maintained the standard cost systems for all operating units. Lead budgeting and forecasting efforts. Analyzed labor, production, manufacturing variance reporting. Drove the period end close with timely and accurate financial reporting. Supervised payables, credit and collection, payroll and treasury functions.
Assistant Controller, Reese Products Inc, October 1992 to July, 1997. Responsible for General Ledger, Fixed Assets, credit and collections, and accounts payable for US and Canadian operations. Standardized accounting processes, upgraded training and competency of accounting staff, improved month end reporting.
EDUCATION: Indiana University at South Bend. Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Finance.
Passed Certified Public Accountant’s Examination – CPA.