JOEL D. SCHWARTZ
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
SUMMARY: An experienced Accountant with proficiency covering general accounting, cost and inventory accounting, sales invoicing, budgeting and fixed assets, as well as supervision of staff responsible for daily activities.
Finance Manager – DHL Supply Chain, Chippewa Falls, WI March 2018 - October 2018
Manage all accounting operations of the DHL Supply Chain distribution center. Track weekly labor forecasts and monthly expenses for month end reports to the customer. Perform monthly reconciliations. Provide purchasing functions responsible for warehouse supply levels and suppliers. Supervise support staff responsible for setup of accounts payable, and office operations.
Financial Analyst – HPE, Inc., Chippewa Falls, WI November 2011 – February 2018
Fixed Assets: Responsible for all fixed assets activities, from budgeting to set up. Controlled US sub ledger accuracy, maintenance and performed world-wide reconciliations. Supported fixed asset physical inventory of 2016, in three US locations.
•Directed managers and analysts to account for and setup assets in proper financial centers,
•Reported monthly and quarterly capital spending to management and corporate locations,
•Manually tracked and organized CIP projects through start to completion of asset setup,
Costing: Managed inventory and production cost for the costing group. Responsible for standard costing reports and updates, systems closures and setups. Point of contact for costing information and consolidation.
•Performed cost analysis of purchase price variance and standard costing of over 5,000 parts,
•Analyzed configuration variance to standard, and worked with both production and product management to determine explanations,
Accounts Receivable: Inherited month end reconciliations of customer accounts and the receivable bank accounts. Worked with receivable staff to resolve banking discrepancies and write-offs. Managed bank statements on-line.
Plant Accountant - Clopay Building Products, Inc., Baldwin, WI July 1999 - October 2011
Managed and supervised accounting activities for the Baldwin production facility. Supervised 8 employees, providing coaching and training for new or expanded positions within the company.
Transitioned to a new computer costing program and taking on the accounting responsibilities for the Auburn, WA, facility. Worked through closing Baldwin facility and transferred responsibilities to others.
•Assist in the implementation of new Oracle costing software, establishing routings, standard operations, resources and outside processes for two locations,
•Transferred data to the new system and performed reconciliations to ensure consistent reporting,
•Training others in Oracle use, shortcuts, downloads, etc.to prepare staff for transition, and/or new positions within Accounting,
•Compile monthly financials for management as well as ad hoc requests for projects or investigation,
•Created sales database for "Model" costing that was ultimately used by Corporate for margin analysis,
•Facilitate annual standard cost update, and quarterly inventories,
Senior Accountant - NBI, Inc., Altoona, WI October 1997 - July 1999
•Installed Norwest’s Positive Pay Program which increased checking account security,
•Calculated and filed 1099 reports for individuals to the IRS,
•Preparation of monthly financials for Controller, and balance sheet reconciliations,
•Train new employees on operating expense and monthly close procedures,
•Performed monthly inventory reconciliation,
Accounting Manager - Holiday Vacations, Inc., Eau Claire, WI October 1994 - October 1997
•Preparation and presentation of monthly financial statements to the Controller and President,
•Individual and consolidated tour gross margin reports and variance analysis,
•Creation of Management reports that had been calculated manually,
•Installed Norwest's Worldties system for International cash purchases and payments,
•Hired, trained, and did performance evaluations for accounting staff of three,
Senior Accountant - Fiserv, Inc., Brookfield, WI September 1993 - October 1994
•Monthly financial consolidation from center level to divisional level,
•Balance sheet analysis and reconciliations,
•Monthly, quarterly, and annual sales tax reporting for forty-five states and seven companies,
Staff Accountant - Jerome Foods, Inc., Barron, WI July 1989 - March 1993
•Financial statement preparation - Managed all aspects of the monthly closing process including support of department allocations, computer interfacing, financial report preparation and review,
•Financial analysis - Responsible for monthly review of accounts payable and benefit accruals,
EDUCATION: Minnesota State University- Mankato, MN: Accounting Major/Business Admin. Minor