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Manager Accounting

Seagrove, North Carolina, 27341, United States
January 30, 2019

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Ken Yow

*** ******* **** *, ********, NC ***** 336-***-**** H 910-***-**** C

I’m a career accountant with a strong background in manufacturing operations, corporate finance, procurement, cost accounting, inventory control, budgeting, and full charge bookkeeping. My career began in the food industry after earning my Associate’s Degree. My experience includes hands-on and supervisory roles in food manufacturing and distribution, textile manufacturing, project management in implementing common software processes, common software, and teaching sound methods to users who provide quality information to management. I enjoy working with IT to configure and install software, including software updates and the development of reporting tools. My primary career has been in industry as a corporate controller responsible for treasury functions, credit, costing, and inventory control. Prior experiences include ERP installations in garment manufacturing, and in the processed and prepared food industry. Proficient in MS Dynamics, BPCS Mfg. ERP, Quickbooks Pro, and MS Office. I consider myself a self-starter; a good teacher, a good communicator, and a finisher who takes pride in making improvements that utilize user skills to improve profitability.

I’m seeking an opportunity to contribute my experience and background to a local company and to make a positive impact on company performance.

Professional Experience

Controller Feb 2016-Oct 2018

(MAS US Holdings, Inc. Asheboro, NC) Corporate – MAS Holdings, LLC, Colombo, SriLanka

Formerly Acme-McCrary Corp. – a 100 year old textile firm specializing in seamless knitting

Responsible for all treasury functions including ABL and revolving credit support and reconciliation, accounts receivable and accounts payable management, and improving legacy systems for accuracy in product costing including bill-of-materials and inventory reporting. Responsible for credit management and process improvements in procurement, inventory, and accounting. Directed efforts and streamlined processes to reduce monthly close from 20 days to 7 days. Managed a staff of 4.

Procurement and Inventory Control – Fabrics & Yarns Mar 2012 – Jan 2016

(Longworth Industries, Candor, NC)

A division of Stanfields Inc. of Nova Scotia, CN

Provided consulting support to local management and liaison to Corporate IT (Nova Scotia, CN) to build and implement a yarn and fabric tracking system (AS400) that included a fully loaded bill-of-material for contract knitting and fabric finishing. The system was designed to give

visibility to all stages of the knit to cut and sew consumption of fabric, including fabric inventory by lot.


Hired by Longworth in 2015 due to the loss of a key employee. Assumed responsibility for purchasing, contracting materials, and focused on developing accounting processes for inventory costing and tracking.

Directed the IT team in building reports for fabric tracking, purchase commitments, and multiple location reporting of greige and finished fabric. Used Quickbooks to value inventory and track inventory movement; then used the model to get programs done on the company AS400 platform.

Business Finance Consulting – Acoustical Construction Nov 2010 – Jan 2012

(Commercial Acoustical & Dry Wall, Inc., Robbins, NC) Sales $2.2MM Annually

Using Quickbooks Pro (networked), created an automated inventory of materials stocked and direct shipped to job sites and captured cost and freight needed for accurate job costing. Set up automated invoicing including progress billing and receivables, including reports. Automated the tracking of payables and captured component values for average inventory costing.

Business Finance Consulting – Phoenix Business Consulting, Inc. Feb 2008 – Oct 2010

Pittsburg, PA

Various assignments with the ERP Implementation team relating to business processes supporting the BPCS implementation for Del Monte Foods. Trained users in Procurement, Production Planning, and product costing bills-of-material, including labor and overhead routings.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. (Major packaged foods manufacturer – Omaha, NE May 2000 – Dec 2007

Manager, Business Practices & Systems Integration

Responsible for managing the overall business accounting /reporting model for the Grocery Division under the direction of the VP of Finance

Integration of common computer systems and applications (ERP with Time, Attendance, and Labor integration) for twenty three (23) plants

Worked with Project Managers to ensure that systems and software applications resulted in common reporting to the corporate accounting office

Travelled to all facilities and participated in the training of personnel

Provided liaison and direction to the IT group for software changes and updates


International Home Foods (Major canned and packaged foods manufacturer) (Acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc. in 2000) – Parsippany, NJ $6 Billion Annual Sales 1995 – 2000

Director of Business Practices

Managed the Controllers of eight (8) plants.

Responsible for the creation of standard reporting systems and common scorecard for daily performance analysis

Assisted with the implementation of an MRP system (BPCS), along with a Time and Attendance system that was interfaced with the MRP programs

Developed common business practices with respect to acquisition of fixed assets, including expenditure and pay-back analysis

Education: I earned my Associates Degree in Accounting and finished first in my class at Sandhills Community College, Southern Pines, NC


Mike Laux, Phoenix Business Consulting 336-***-****

Shekia Harper, MAS Holdings 336-***-****

Bill Redding, MAS Holdings Director 336-***-****

Brenda Johnson, HR Manager 336-***-****

Rich Very, Phoenix Business Consulting 412-***-****

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