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Manager Accounting

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
November 04, 2018

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Helmut J. Goth

*** ******** **., **********, ** *5220

Phone: 412-***-****



Senior Accountant with over 30 years of proven experience in Accounting, Business Management & Administration, and Financial Controlling for privately owned companies and publicly traded multi- national corporations. Excellent team builder and team lead with over 20 years of experience in a cross- cultural and cross-geographical environment with a record of improving system controls, data integrity, staff productivity, and staff loyalty.

Experience & Accomplishment







Responsible for integrating books of 3 acquired companies.

Integrated all accounting processes pertaining to AP, AR, Payroll, Timesheets, Billing, and Asset Management.

Implemented functional accounting processes in SAP for AP, AR, Timesheets, Billing, and Asset Management.

Standardized SAP functions across 4 North American offices.

Acquired functional proficiency in FI, SD, MM, and AA.

Instrumental in documenting accounting processes for SOX compliance.

Created workflows and process summaries.

Conducted & documented walk-throughs for Accounting, Finance, and HR.

Established controls, identified key controls, and built control matrices.

Acted as a primary contact during SOX audits.

Hired offshore resources and established an offshore support staff team (from 6 to 10 resources) to support North American accounting functions and processes.

Established guidelines and standard operating procedures to support the key functions in AP, AR, Payroll, Timesheets, and Billing.

Trained and groomed core team members to become subject matter experts and supervisors/managers to create reporting hierarchies and independent oversight.

Experienced in working with government agencies such as the Department of Revenue and the Secretary of State.

Acquired working knowledge of government compliance and regulations. Helmut J. Goth 412-***-****


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Integrated input/output requirements for substantive data processing improvements across all accounting functions that increased output speed and reduced errors and mistakes.

Initiated SAP system changes to conform to ever-changing business requirements.

Outsourced several key processes such as payroll (ADP), expense reimbursement (Concur), and travel/logistics (World Travel) to streamline data collection and processing.

Implemented process controls and feed-back loops to enhance data integrity and data accuracy.

Responsible for monthly closing of the AP, AR, Payroll, Timesheet, and Billing cycles.

Key contact for quarterly reviews and annual audits by external auditing firm and internal auditing teams.

Key contact for annual SOX audits and compliance.

Collected, assembled, and provided data, supporting documents, and reports for audit requirements.

Key contact for tax preparations in North America.

Prepared and collated all required data for State, City, and Municipal tax apportionment.

Created and implemented purchasing protocols and workflows.

Established inventory controls to reduce shrinkage.

Built bills of materials and performed job cost accounting that included new systems of data collection and data processing.


April 2001 to Present August 1993 – December 1996

Ness USA, Inc. Boury, Inc.

Position: Senior Director – Financial Operations Position: Accountant, Store Manager August 1998 – February 2001 May 1986 – July 1993

Alltwin, Inc. New Age Distributors

Position: Full-charge Accountant & Controller Position: General Manager, Accountant January 1997 – August 1998

CDS Lines

Position: Over-the-Road Truck Driver


West Virginia Business College – GPA 4.0

Associate’s Degree – Accounting / Business Administration Fachoberschule Traunstein, Germany

Major: Economy & Business

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