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Accounting Manager

Shawnee Mission, Kansas, United States
December 16, 2018

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Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Cell: 913-***-**** Home: 913-***-****


CAREER FOCUS: Accounting Supervisor/Accounting Manager/Business Analyst

PROFILE: A motivated, goal-oriented professional actively pursuing a position in Accounting Management. . . Experience includes accounting in the banking industry, for commodity markets in the agriculture industry, and in manufacturing, and includes supervisory and auditing experience. . . Completed an MBA in Finance and Accounting, with course work including Financial Statement Analysis, Business Policy, forecasting, and extensive examination of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. . . An individual with a strong work ethic focused on continued development and advancement. . . Intellectually curious with excellent planning and organizational techniques, interpersonal communication, auditing, and information system skills. Interested in a position with growth potential and advancement possibilities in the fields of Finance or Accounting.


ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY, Kansas City, Missouri GPA: 3.91/4.0

MBA Program, Finance & Accounting: Summa Cum Laude Graduation: May, 2003


Bachelor Degree in Business Administration Triple Majors: Finance, Economics, and Marketing Graduation: May, 1998



Senior Accounting Analyst

Utilization of SQL Management Studio 2008 and relational databases to create ad-hoc reports to access and analyze real time data on purchase orders, work orders, inventory, fixed assets, manufacturing expenses, and vendor spend

Member of global corporate 9 member Maximo PO/AP/Internal Vendor/AFE system operations team as a system subject matter expert.

Led effort to clean up warehouse inventory to ensure accuracy of values at year end. Accomplished 100% of inventory counted within the year for the first time in over 20 years

Accounting lead to assist operations management in automation of inventory systems including the incorporation of handheld scanners and barcodes

Subject matter expert of procurement processes, including purchase orders, accounts payable, internal vendor billing, and fixed asset systems

Led training to divisional operational staff on accounting and production reporting systems

Member of core system conversion teams for receiving, purchase orders, fixed assets, and accounts payable workstreams

In depth cost analysis and accounting for manufacturing plants, including cost accounting down to the plant, manufacturing line, product, and customer level

Stepped in to help plant run operationally when plant lacked management for 7 months

Worked with operational staff to set fair market inventory values for 25% of the divisional mills in the United States

Managed and designed internal audit for division headquarters with direct supervision of 7 employees

Lead team of 3 employees for location property fixed asset audits

Assist corporate 1099 process

Supervision of 1 employee with approval status on accounting duties and review responsibilities

Preparation of financials and business analysis for two specialty plants and one US plant

Compliance reporting involving compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, Anti-Trust/Anti-Bribery legislation, and various company policies

Special projects as assigned

Revenue Recognition responsibility for milling division

Strong balance sheet experience including, but not limited to, balance sheet prep, divisional balance sheet training for accountants, and final review for balance sheets involving insurance, rebates, payroll, state and federal taxes, inventory, revenue recognition, etc.

Experience filing property damage insurance claims and work with external adjustors.

Individually created consolidated, real-time US accrual system used for multiple divisions.

Appointed by North American Controllers to simplify, standardize, and process improve divisional work papers and processes for 39 plants in US and Canada with the assistance of 5 dedicated IT programmers,

Create and lead a Shared Services team for procurement, AP, inventory, and expense report systems for the division.

oOversight of 3 employees on the Milling Shared Services team.

oExperience auditing of the Maximo AP/Purchase order system and implementation of conversion to a new version of the platform.

oExperience with external consultants to make sure new system upgrades are implemented correctly.

oDesign and administration of Concur travel reports.

oTroubleshooting and auditing of multiple procurement systems.

Accounting Analyst

Prepare financials for four international plants, code AP, approve expense reports for division, special projects

SOX site operational audits

Assist in preparing international regulatory filings

Formed Communication Committee to improve interdepartmental relationships and communication

Corporate Implementation Team member for new Concur expense report system

Member of Corporate Tech Resource, Process Improvement, and Tech Representative Teams

Company coordinator for Kansas City Corporate Challenge

Direct supervision of 1 employee

Designed Gross Margin Analysis file to analyze company profitability

Recruit and interview prospective employees at universities in Missouri and Kansas

Manufacturing/Cost Accounting experience including Mark-to-Market and Cost accounting

Member of the Helping Hands Committee and organizer of many ADM community events including divisional Habitat for Humanity events, organizing Earth Day clothing drive, introducing the Kansas City Corporate Challenge to ADM, organizing a Special Olympics softball tournament, and organizing the donation of office supplies to a major charity in the Kansas City area



Audit data for a database conversion for an international management consulting company

Reconcile and clean up 6 years of unbilled/unearned project revenue entries for an international pharmaceutical company


Accounting Team Lead (04/06 – 02/07)

Acting in role of Accounting Manager/Controller

Manage accounts payable, fixed asset, and teller accounting operations staff

Manage 3 employees directly and 9 indirectly

Manage daily operations of the accounting department

Prepare all published financial information and regulatory information

Work as contact person for internal and external auditors

Work closely with external regulatory agencies

Oversee review of all department reconciliations

Strong Balance Sheet experience

Project Management

Selection, implementation, validation, and report set up for new accounting general ledger and accounts payable system

Management of Special Projects such as:

oSarbanes-Oxley Implementation Exploratory Committee

oAcquisition of 3 branches from a bank

oNew branch implementation and training

oCompanywide cleanup of core system data

oSetup a credit card program with promotional rates

oHelped implement business loan program

oDeveloped department financial education program

oImplemented 1099-MISC and 1099-INT controls for accounting, frontline staff, and internal audit

Senior Accountant (07/05 – 04/06)

Prepare NCUA 5300 Call report, Annual Financial Institution Tax for State of Missouri, CUNA Financial & Statistical Trend reports, monthly financial statements and variance reports; perform monthly reconciliation reports

Work as a liaison with the finance department helping implement a branch profitability system by implementing branch chargeback allocation methodology, reviewing all department budgets for accuracy, and helping create department specific, real time financial statements

Accounting Analyst II (11/03-07/05)

Prepare monthly financial statements, variance analysis reports, and general ledger reconciliations

Developed department cross-training program

Brought ledger reconciliations that were not in balance for 3 years up-to-date and in balance


Senior Accountant (5/01- 4/03)

General Ledger and month-end statement analysis/preparation; internal audits; aiding Assistant Controller with special projects; bank reconciliations; submitting reports to the State of KS; wire transfer/dealer finance reserve tracing; ensuring compliancy with Privacy Disclosure Act/No-Call List legislation; filing GAP insurance/warranty insurance paperwork for processing/claims

Decreased Month-End Statement Preparation time from 11 days to 3 days

Accountant (12/99 - 5/01)

In-charge: account reconciliations, processing warranties, after-market item paperwork, invoice coding, keying sales into the computer

Accounts Payable Administrator - sales, leasing, remarketing, rentals (12/98 - 12/99)

In-charge of 450 vendor accounts -- journal vouchers, general ledgers,

purchase journals, account schedules, reconciling statements

RECOGNITION: Accounting Employee of the Month, 4/99, 7/00, 12/01, 6/02


Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

SQL Management Studio 2008

Relational database utilization to create ad-hoc queries


Epicor, Peachtree, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, and AS400 ledger systems

Concur and Tenrox Expense Reporting systems

Maximo Purchase Order system



Access and FRx report writing systems


University of Missouri Alumni Association

Rockhurst University Alumni Association

Benninghoven Elementary PTA Committee Chair – 2006 to 2010

Benninghoven Elementary PTA Executive Board Member – 1st Vice President – 2008 to 2010

Ambassador for Kansas City Corporate Challenge – 2010 to 2016

Board of Directors Member – Hampshire Square Home Owners Association – 2010 to 2012

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