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Finance Director

Sagamore Hills, Ohio, United States
March 13, 2019

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Kim Thornton

Sagamore Hills, OH ***** 216-***-****

Financial Management

Build Cross Functional Collaborative Relationships

Experienced and goal-oriented professional with demonstrated track record of leading skilled teams, supporting achievement of overall corporate goals and objectives. Strategic planner, developing budgets and forecasts and analyzing trends.

Results oriented problem-solver, finding new ways of expanding profitability through analysis of new opportunities and cost cutting measures. Decisive leader, demonstrating business acumen by taking holistic approach with high level view of organization.

Skills and Core Competencies:

Inventory Management Accounting Management and Reporting

Microsoft Office PeopleSoft Essbase Ecometry


QURATE RETAIL GROUP (QVC, HSN, Zulily, Cornerstone Brands), 1996 - Present

Maple Heights, OH

Director of Finance, Improvements 2010 - Present

Sr. Finance Manager 2007 - 2010

Finance Manager 2003 - 2007

Sr. Financial Analyst 2001 - 2003

Financial Analyst 1996 - 2001

Financial leader for Improvements Division, partnering with executive team for development of core business strategies. Develop detailed annual budgets and operating forecasts. Oversee all aspects of finance and accounting. Create financial, trend and variance analysis, driving maximum profitability, including promotional cadence and strategic direction for catalog and digital programs.

Set up and grew highly proficient accounting and finance department, on-boarding and mentoring personnel, expanding contributing roles.

Reduced inventory by 25% in first year of direct responsibility by establishing related policies and procedures.

Generated 400bps improvement in gross profit margin, by partnering with leadership team on strategic pricing initiative.

Drove maximum profitability and maintained high level of quality through RFP analysis for paper, print, warehouse and telemarketing services.

Ensured efficient relocation of warehouse (PA to VA to OH) by playing key role in project team.

Maintained financial integrity during system conversions, including accounting (Lawson to PeopleSoft) and back end systems (MACS to Ecometry) through analysis, reconciliation and user acceptance testing.

Served as member of due diligence team, facilitating company acquisition and company sale.

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Other Relevant Experience


Financial Analyst

Collaborated with division managers, developing annual budgets. Compiled analysis and reconciled general ledger accounts.

Assisted company in developing strategies and objectives by Installing zero-based budgeting system.

Implemented new financial system (FASBE accounting software), providing company with expanded reporting and analysis capabilities.

Increased statement integrity by conducting divisional training seminars on A/P coding and financial statement analysis.

Maintained asset consistency by implementing capital policies, procedures and computerization on FAS software.


Senior Accountant

Provided accounting support for discontinued operation. Maintained PC based financial system (Peach Tree), preparing sales and use tax returns. Coordinated collection activity with agency, prorating distribution to creditors.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Finance,

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

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