BECKY ORTMAN Greensburg, IN 812-***-**** email@example.com
ACCOUNTING / FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL
Highly-organized and dedicated professional proven in delivering accurate/timely reports and analysis throughout 20+ years in accounting/finance functions. Meet deadlines, contribute to profitability, and reduce risk/costs by effectively managing priorities and time. Recognized as highly-effective and trusted cross-functional business partner dedicated to learning and mastering interrelated enterprise knowledge. Proactively, successfully, navigate intense workloads of concurrent projects and deadlines.
Planning Forecasting Procurement OEM Financial Reporting SAP Project Management Analysis Budgeting
GL/AP/AR Accounting Transactions & Reconciliation Cross-Departmental Collaboration Risk Mitigation Training
Ad Hoc Reporting Due Diligence SAP MS Office Excel Proficiency including VLOOKUP, SUMIF, Pivot Tables
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE, VALEO ENGINE COOLING, 1993 – 2018
Titles include: Sales Controller (2017 – 2018) Fixed Asset Accountant (2008 – 2018) Site Accounting Support (1993 – 2018) Accounts Receivable Specialist (2000 – 2005) Accounts Payable Specialist (1993 – 2000)
Tenure marked by excellence across diverse and overlapping roles and responsibilities for $21M organization serving the auto industry with sites in US, Germany, France & Mexico. Leveraged unique positioning to learn and master interrelated systems, processes, and knowledge to become trusted business partner providing vision and direction for prompt, reliable information, reports, and support to internal and external customers. Key areas of contribution include:
Operations: Improved processes across enterprise for reduced costs, expedited payments, knowledge transparency, and systems automation.
Partnered with IT/project managers on SAP conversion for smooth transition/integration; SME owning global data integrity, testing, and training.
Expanded treasury team’s efficacy and profitability with 3-6 month forecasts that capitalized on low exchange rates.
Supported shared service restructure and doubled team size as informal team, workflow, and training lead.
Reduced AP errors by with tight processing controls, analysis of payment terms and payment forecasts.
Upheld budget and contracted volumes/pricing quotes as hand-in-hand customer service partner accurately capturing customer demands and internal costs.
Maintained profit margin by joining with sales/purchasing to find overhead, material, and labor cost savings.
Reporting: Integrated planning, opportunity analysis and full state of business knowledge into accurate reports, analysis, and forecasts.
Performed monthly accounting tasks including: journal entries and analysis (accruals deferrals, eliminating entries, reserves); corporate purchasing/requisitions verification; closing balances; and balance sheet reconciliations.
Assisted in quarterly and year-end internal and external audits.
Maintained comprehensive fixed assets reports analyzing, calculating, and tracking useful life, disposition, net-value, capitalization/depreciations schedules, and life cycle costs.
Owned GRNI (Goods Received Not Invoiced) to accurately report debts, aging, and costs.
Prepared weekly, monthly, and five-year forecasts integrating pricing updates, deductions, journal entry adjustments, and critical information from sales, shipping, customer service, and planning teams.
Partnerships: Cultivated and maintained strong cross-department relationships for first-rate customer service.
Liaised between global financial leaders and global sites ensuring AR/AP alignment through investigation, reconciliation, and entries/processes documentation.
Expedited AP processing as liaison between purchasing, receiving, buyers, inventory analysts, and suppliers.
Accelerated revenues by facilitating communication between sales, shipping, finished goods, and inventory analysts for accurate discounting, and processing.
Fast-tracked team’s success as SAP Key User providing comprehensive training, tools, and technical knowledge for solutions, customized reports, and ad hoc analyses.
Collaborated with sales, management, and purchasing controllers for accurate recording of fixed assets.
Associates Degree – Accounting, Indiana Business College