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Manager Accounting

Grayslake, IL
November 27, 2018

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Lake Villa, IL I I 224-***-****


Auditing Policies & Procedures Process Improvement Compliance Testing

Financial Reporting Accounts Payable and Receivable Cost Reductions

Taxation Laws Problem Resolution


Corporate and International Accounting including Consolidations, Discontinued operations, Foreign Currency Hedging, Research and Development and Goodwill Impairment Analysis

Expert in areas of Accounting and Finance, Payroll, Receivables, Payables Taxation and Inventory

Internal Controls – SOX Champion for both domestic and foreign subsidiaries

Cost Reductions – Operating Cost Reductions Initiatives


Results-oriented leader with the ability to streamline operations and enhance profitability through strong analytical and organizational skills.

Exemplary communication skills with a proven history of implementing dynamic process improvements through a collaborative workplace environment.

Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting in the areas of general ledger, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and inventory.

Team lead upgrading an ERP system, JD Edwards Enterprise One, reducing operating costs and improved employee production.

Implementation of Sarbanes Oxley controls on a global scale. Successful completion of annual internal and annual external audits.

Research and documentation of GAAP standards pertaining to research and development for a subsidiary. vetted by Deloitte and Touché.

Kaizen Black Belt Transaction Flow certification – creation of an automated expense report system.

Federal, State, Sales and Use tax filing for various states within the United States and Canada.

Information Technology – JDE Edwards EnterpriseOne ERP/Oracle, SAP ERP, Hyperion, and QuickBooks.


Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County McHenry, IL June 2018 – October 2018

Finance Manager

Creation of daily and monthly financial reports and reconciliations.

Reconciliation of general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.

Management and reconciliation of forty-eight mortgage accounts and cash application processes.

Responsible for accounts payable functions.

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc – Contract – Lincolnshire, IL February 2018 – April 2018

Responsible for transferring and transitioning the Accounting department from the Connecticut office to the Illinois corporate office.

Design internal controls for the following accounting transaction cycles: accounts payable, payroll, travel and expenses reporting and indirect taxes.

American Fluorescent Lighting, Inc – Waukegan, IL September 2017 February 2018

Accounting Manager

Assisted the CFO with preparation of monthly and annual budget reports.

Compilation of ad hoc financial and accounting reports including weekly cash flow statements.

Reconciliation of monthly financial and general ledger accounts.

Supervision of the Accounts Payable, Payroll and cash application processes.


Senior Accounting Reporting Manager

Successful reporting of actual, forecast and budget results for thirty-five business entities including variance analysis and Blackline account reconciliations.

Improved financial reporting by documenting and enhancing internal procedures and processes.

Performed physical inventories for all US and Canadian warehouse locations.

Supervised a staff of three financial reporting analysts and two accountants.

OMRON HEALTHCARE, INC. Lake Forest, IL April 2012 – May 2015

Controller/ Assistant Controller

Monthly, quarterly and annual financial consolidation reporting for the Omron Healthcare Group, consisting of Omron Healthcare Inc., MIRA LLP, Omron Healthcare Mexico and Brazil.

Forecast and budget reporting on a consolidation, business unit and product line level.

Internal Controls – domestic and foreign Sarbanes Oxley champion.

Responsible for coordination and testing of interim and external audits functions.

Implementation team leader for an ERP JD Edwards upgrade and subsequent system administrator coordinating and training on all system modules.

Responsible for the coordination and results of global internal risk assessment audits.

Supervised a staff of eight for the following departments: accounting, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, cash applications and finance.

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS INC. Buffalo Grove, IL May 2004 – April 2012

Assistant Controller/Accounting Manager

Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting for US and Canadian operations.

Increased efficiency by 25% by implementing an online expense report template.

Supervised and reviewed US and Canadian ADP bi-weekly payroll submissions.

Managed accounts payable for both United States and Canadian operations.

Responsible for corporate, state and sales tax reporting for the United States and Canada.

Responsible for the transfer of the Canadian office to our consolidated US operations.

Developed, created, and launched an internship program.

Supervised a staff of five.

TRUSTMARK INSURANCE COMPANY, Lake Forest, IL February 2001 – March 2004

Manager of Taxation & Compliance/Cash Reconciliation

Improved financial management reporting by enhancing internal control procedures and processes, improving staff skills through training and mentoring.

Successfully filed corporate and state tax returns and surveys.

Supervised and managed the integrity of seventy-four cash accounts.

Designed and documented a major comprehensive procedures manual for the Bank Reconciliation department.

Responsible for the evaluation and implementation of a computer software program resulting in an integrated reconciliation program (T-Recs) which improved the accuracy, decreased the analysis time and generated superior management reports.

Restructured the department, allowing three positions to be eliminated through attrition or transfer, saving $95k annually.

Supervised a staff of five accountants.


Bachelor of Science – Accounting Northern Illinois University August 1983

Master’s Degree - Business Administration Keller Graduate School December 2013

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