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Manager - Compensation & Benefits

Newfane, VT
November 30, 2018

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Phone: 802-***-****


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Experienced human resource/financial professional with a unique & diverse combination of highly responsible skills & expertise.

Highly-motivated individual with a record of solid accomplishments, who is results-driven, committed to excellence, & demonstrates a strong work ethic.

Successful in providing strong leadership for groups involved in complex problem-solving situations. (payroll/timekeeping system conversions/implementations, transitioning defined benefit & defined contribution plans, & union contract negotiations)

Consistent demonstration of superior detailed-oriented, problem-solving & analytical skills. Key role in HR/Payroll processes for acquisition and divestiture integrations.


Bennington College – HR Assistant


Manage calendars, organize meetings/events/interviews, draft and edit correspondence

Assist with budgeting and recruitment efforts, manage onboarding for new hires

Handle inquiries/calls and interface with a host of internal and external constituents including employees and applicants

Maintain/update staff personnel files and HRIS, as well as process employee changes to payroll in a timely and accurate manner

Help to coordinate social programming for staff events

Coordinate with staff in other offices of the College on a range of projects and initiatives

Arrange for transportation, car service, hotel accommodations for candidate visits to campus

Post open positions on various job boards

Landmark College – HR Specialist/Assistant Registrar


Responsible for adding new hires/terminating employees in ADP payroll/HRIS system, as

well as enrolling and terminating employee benefits in provider online sytems.

Replied to applicants for open positions forwarding resumes, references and cover letters

to the appropriate search committee. Responded to candidates who were not selected

for the position.

Assisted in the on-boarding process, meeting with new employees and students to

complete required paperwork, explain benefits.

Requested background checks for potential new hires upon receipt of employee consent.

Updated student FERPA contact information.

Fulfilled requests for student official and unofficial transcripts, as well as copies of psych-

educational evaluations.

Entered Spring 2018 course offerings into PowerCampus system.

Uploaded syllabi to campus website for Fall 2017 course offerings.

Prepare and distribute requests for anticipated dates of graduation to students and their

corresponding advisors, prepare correspondence from Registrar to students, faculty, and


Check student transcripts for prerequisite course requirements based upon enrollment


Neenah Paper Inc. (formerly FiberMark North America, Inc.) – HR Manager - Compensation & Benefits

1995 - 2016

Plan administrator & fiduciary for the company’s three defined contribution 401(k) plans with assets totaling $42 M. Plan administrator & fiduciary for the defined benefit union hourly pension plan covering three active & nine shutdown manufacturing facilities.

Directly responsible for all government mandated reporting, including, but not limited to 5500’s, annual discrimination testing, summary annual reports, W-2’s, & all ACA reporting for self-insured ermployers.

Directed HR Leads at seven manufacturing facilities to ensure the accuracy & integrity of union hourly, non-union hourly & salary, exempt and non-exempt payrolls, with a combined headcount of five hundred & totaling $32 M annually.

Corporate liaison & point of contact for all health & welfare benefits, Worker’s Compensation administration & compliance, as well as, corporate financial year-end audits. Key contact with actuaries, brokers and investment service providers.

HR point person during all transitions/conversions of payroll/timekeeping systems, benefit providers, (health & life insurance, 401k, short-term disability & long-term disability) software & HRIS upgrades.

Participated as human resource representative on the corporate IT security team for onboarding, position responsibility changes & terminations.

HRIS security gatekeeper to ensure all employee personnel data compliance as per HIPAA requirements.

Prepared & compiled all employment & benefit costs/data for union labor contract negotiations; providing guidance & support to Senior HR VP & negotiating teams.

Coordinated & interpreted all defined-benefit pension calculations with actuarial provider, reviewed for accuracy, & provided explanations & communicated benefit options to participants.

Developed yearly communication materials for annual benefit open enrollment meetings for hourly union & non-union & salary exempt & non-exempt employees.

FiberMark North America, Inc. (formerly Boise Cascade, Specialty Paperboard) – Mill Controller/Assistant Controller/Senior Accountant

1990 - 1995

Prepared & presented full P & L budgets for multiple reporting entities to division senior management.

Generated, reviewed & analyzed monthly financial reporting statements, including variance & cost analysis, for five paper manufacturing & transportation operations.

Conducted & reconciled annual physical inventories.

Directly supervised a staff of five accounting personnel.

Prepared & distributed monthly product costs analyses for senior corporate & senior manufacturing plant management.

Forecasted monthly profit & loss projections for senior corporate & senior manufacturing plant management.

Harris Graphics Corporation – Accounting Supervisor

1986 -1990

Developed & verified standard cost for OEM manufacturing processes.

Supervised shop floor control timekeeper to ensure standard cost accuracy.

Monitored, audited, & reported research & development project costs.



J. D. Edwards

ADP PC Payroll for Windows/Reportsmith

Kronos Time and Attendance


Microsoft Office/Windows



Google Suite



State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY

-B.S. Cum laude, Child and Family Services

-M.A. Management and Leadership

-References attached in separate document

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