PRACHANDA (ALEX) SHRESTHA
Fowler, CA 559-***-**** firstname.lastname@example.org
Position of Interest
Director of Finance & Accounting
AGRIBUSINESS ACCOUNTING BACKGROUND – IT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION / EXPERTISE 20+ YEARS IN FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL ROLES – DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING P & L, BUDGETING, RISK MANAGEMENT, & FINANCIAL REPORTING PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Quality Fresh Farms, Fresno, CA 2016 – Present
Responsible for all accounting functions at this Valley grower, packer, distributor, importer/exporter of fresh fruits & vegetables. Duties and accomplishments include:
Transitioned ERP software system to Famous and trained staff on its use in modules for sales and inventory control.
Prepared month-end and year-end entries and financial reports for corporate entities.
Established and monitor banking relationship while coordinating line of credit and lending activities.
Recommended policies and standard operating procedures to drive change while maintaining an adequate level of control.
Managed all farm and corporate accounting and tax matters including GL, AP, AR, Payroll, HR, Insurance, and IT. CONTROLLER
OAG Global, Fresno, CA 2011 – 2016
Developed accounting structure at major importer of fresh fruits from Peru & Chile. Duties and accomplishments included:
Established the accounting and IT infrastructure for this startup whose sales grew from $17M in first year to $70M in 5 years.
Initiated lines of credit, banking relationships, risk management coverage, internal controls, and financial reporting.
Executed the installation, implementation and training of ERP software system; i.e., Famous database software in all accounting, inventory, operations and sales modules.
Prepared and analyzed various financial reports, i.e. profit and loss statements and balance sheet, budgets and forecast. Prepared analytical and cost variance reports for senior executive team.
Supervised IT administration and all accounting processes that include Banking, AP, AR, Payroll, Invoicing, GL, Insurance, Property Taxes & Payroll Taxes etc. and also managed grower accounting and liquidation processes with the growers. FINANCIAL EXPERIENCE AND COMPETENCE
Financial Leadership & Reporting P & L Oversight / Financial Performance Monthly / Quarterly / Annual Financial Reports Annual Audit Preparation / Review Financial Analysis and Strategic Planning Capital & Operating Budgets Software: Excel, Famous, MS Office Proficient in GAAP / Internal Controls Project Scheduling / Oversight / SAP Integration Conversational Spanish Accounts Payable / Receivable Risk Analysis / Insurance Placement Develop / Lead / Oversee Financial Staff Monitor Office Policies / Procedures PRACHANDA (ALEX) SHRESTHA PAGE 2
Sales / IT Administrator
Simonian Fruit Company 2010-2011
Managed various documentation processes and fruit handling procedures for Systems Approach Programs for Mexico and BC Canada Exports and also coordinated with USDA, CDFA & APHIS officials, California Grape and Tree Fruit League.
Managed GMP, GAP, Food Safety procedures, and food safety audits for the plant facility and the farm.
Produced and analyzed reports detailing individual account performance, sales activity, shipments, and inventory management reports.
Prepared Export Documentations, i.e. Phyto Certificate, Country of Origin, NAFTA Certificate.
Produced, reviewed and analyzed condition, quality claims from customers to identify the solutions to reduce the claims.
Developed reporting tools, which provided management with detailed information on business performance to facilitate business decisions on a national, regional, and account specific basis.
Provided User support on desktop PCs; performed trouble shooting of hardware & software issues, and Email Administration. Coordinated IT service request with IT consultant. ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Ballantine Produce Co., Inc., Reedley, CA 2004 – 2009 Supervised daily accounting functions for Valley packer and distributor of fresh fruits. Duties and accomplishments included:
Managed accounting and administrative staff in overseeing A/R, A/P, sales analysis reporting, reconciling bank statements, and streamlining accounting reports and procedures.
Prepared the freight cost analysis reports, carrier pricing and structure to identify the potential savings.
Reviewed & evaluated credit criteria for each customer. Analyzed AR on a daily basis to identify problems and solutions with collection with each customer.
Prepared Financial Statements that includes Corporate Income Statement and Balance Sheet.
Trained and coached staff to increase productivity; conducted performance reviews of staff.
Worked with IT in the development of custom sales & operational accounting report applications.
Monitored and analyzed the department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources. Assisted in development and implementation of new policies and procedures to enhance the efficiency and workflow of department. PAYROLL MANAGER / ASS’T IT ADMINISTRATOR
Enns Packing Co., Inc., Dinuba, CA 1987 – 2004
Managed weekly, biweekly, monthly payroll processing for 500+ employees; also prepared related labor cost analysis reports. Coordinated with the outside auditor for workman’s comp audit process.
Prepared weekly, quarterly and annual payroll tax reports.
Performed general ledger reconciliations, internal audits on Payroll and AP, and supervised accounts payable / receivable.
Assisted IT department with PC troubleshooting, software and hardware installations, and backup procedures.
Assisted in ERP software system, i.e. AS 400 system and Famous software system integration for payroll and accounting. Trained in Famous software in all modules of accounting and operations.
Implemented Automatic time and attendance software to track employee time for payroll. EDUCATION
Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, California
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration