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Manager Accounting

Gainesville, Georgia, United States
April 30, 2019

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David W. Thompson **** Brookston Cir, Flowery Branch, GA 30542



High-performing and skilled finance professional with extensive knowledge of systems, product costing, data analysis, strategic planning and cost savings initiatives seeking a rewarding and challenging position as an Regional Controller as the next step in my career evolution. AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cost Accounting and Analysis Capital Investment Analysis P&L Management Lean Principles

Budget Development and Management Proficient in MS Office & SAP Cash Flow and Management Systems Implementation


Complex Accounting Manager 2015 – present

Perdue Farms, LLC – Gainesville, GA

Responsible for all financial reporting and analysis for an $80M chicken processing plant utilizing multiple locations. I have been instrumental in streamlining our accounting process and increasing the validity of the reports coming out of our department.

- Took an under-performing department and improved it through mentoring, training and eliminating non-essential positions.

- Reduced headcount in the department by more than half while improving the analysis and reporting generated.

- One of my direct reports was promoted to Accounting Manager at another Perdue facility.

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis 2012 – 2015 Scovill Fasteners, LLC – Clarkesville, GA

Responsible for all financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting for a $50M Manufacturing/Sales organization with locations in multiple countries. I worked to help transform the Accounting Department to be viewed as a true partner to Operations.

- Implemented new financial reporting package.

- Helped decrease the time to close the books from ten days to three.

- Perform all Eliminating entries and Consolidation Review.

- Instrumental in Due Diligence gathering leading up to the purchase of our Company.

- Communicated financial information to all levels of management. Senior Financial Analyst 2007 – 2012

Wrigley Manufacturing, LLC – Flowery Branch, GA

Responsible for maintaining P&L and Fixed Assets for a $1B manufacturing facility. Routine tasks included period close and reporting, analysis and forecasting, budgeting and product costing. I was generally recognized as the subject matter expert in SAP for the Americas and routinely provided support for my peers at other facilities.

- Developed and documented a formal written budget process in SAP.

- Developed Waste Data Collection System which generated $2M in savings.

- Developed in-house costing system to enable non-financial personnel to trial cost products.

- Helped implement process to enable Supplier-Owned Inventory.

- Back-filled as Controller at another facility while associate was out on leave.

- Cross-trained in Procurement and External Manufacturing. Chief Financial Officer 2004 – 2007

Atlantic Engineering Group, Inc. – Braselton, GA

Responsible for all Finance, Human Resources and IT services for a fiber-optic cable contractor. I prepared all financial statements, budgets and percentage of completion documents. I arranged Surety Bonds for all out municipal jobs and secured financing for our operations. EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration – 1991

Auburn University

- Member, Society of Management Business Students

- President, Association of Graduate Business Students

- Member of MBA Alumni Advisory Board

AB Degree – 1988

University of Georgia

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