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Manager Accounting

Lynnfield, Massachusetts, United States
April 04, 2019

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Michael W Rapoza

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Peabody, MA *****


To obtain a senior level Finance position that will provide me with challenging duties and a position that has the opportunity for advancement.


Professional with 17 years’ experience and having as many as 4 IT members and 8 financial members as my entire team.

Key Competencies made include the following:

Budgeting / Forecasting

Financial Reporting

Advanced Excel

GAAP Reporting

Audit and Compliance

Balance Sheet Recon

Evaluated Cost Variances Analysis

System Conversion / Implementation

P&L, Departmental inventory Analysis


Aerotek, Inc SG&A Boston, MA

Consultant, Interim Controller (Jul-2015 – Nov 2015)

Completing trending Financials as well as labor statistical and trend data, Billing to clients, Invoicing from vendors.

Payroll ADP and using HR Knowledge as an outside advisor for payroll, 401K, and other...

Using Ajera, Newforma Project, and other software.

Paradigm Precision, Inc. (Privately held), Malden, MA, 2014

Consultant (2014-2015)

Working as consultant for company controller until they hire someone new. Then work until the controller feels good about his approach and feels comfortable with Cost and Controls.

Working on special projects like developed Inventory aging, gross margin report, DBA from payroll to review labor, and Monthly labor true-ups and ad-hoc reports as needed.

Trio Trust Company (Private), Peabody, MA 2013 – Feb 2016

Peabody Principal

Deliver accounting and financial Services to a diverse group of Partners Provide Cash Flow Analysis, Operational Forecasts, and Variance Analysis. Prepare and present financial Statement. Evaluate Commercial financing acquisitions and make recommendations on which assets to focus on. $10 million dollars in asset value in three markets (Florida, Massachusetts, and Vermont).

Paradigm Precision Holdings, LLC (Privately held), Malden, MA, 2010 – 2012

Malden / Peabody Site Controller (2011-2012)

Responsible for reporting monthly financials, MD&A, budget/forecast to actual bridge, Review with CEO, CFO, Group Controller and local VP of Operations.

Develop and implement a comprehensive cycle count program.

Work closely with outside Audit firm as needed (annual audit; inventory costing; physical inventory).

Weekly Spend and cost variance reporting.

Created budgets, monthly P&L forecasts, and weekly financial forecast scorecards.

Work on special projects as assigned by the CFO, the Group Controller and the CEO.

Worked on TIFF or EDIP incentives from both city municipalities.

Supervised staff including: Finance Manager, Cost Accounting Manager, and AP Admin.

Paradigm Precision Holdings, LLC (Privately held), Malden, MA, 2010 – 2010

Cost Accounting Manager (2010 – 2010)

Worked with accounting staff and department heads to develop annual budget.

Responsible, along with the CFO, for the creation, accurate maintenance, and Reporting of all Cost related journal entries.

Maintained and presented the gross profit bridge analysis that detailed variances from standard costs.

Was an effective member of the team that planned and implemented annual physical inventory at both manufacturing locations.

Gloucester Engineering Co., Inc. (Privately held), Gloucester, MA, 2008 – 2010

Cost Accounting Manager

Performed WIP analysis, monitoring COGS accounts, and standard cost maintenance.

Reviewed various financial analyses for senior management regarding sales, gross margins, inventory and reserves, and fixed assets.

Tracked departmental expenses, compared them to budget, and provided detailed reports to department managers.

Managed accounts payables which included the supervision of two employees, their daily duties, approval of weekly check runs, and resolution of various issues.

Responsible for annual overhead rate calculation and compared them to actual rates on a quarterly basis.

Amphenol Pcd Inc., Beverly, MA (moved to new location 03/2007) 1996 – 2007

Divisional Controller (2006-2007)

Manager of 4 Finance team members, 2 IT team members, and a cost accountant in Mexico.

Conducted periodic reviews and merit increases for each team member.

Trained staff accountant on various cost accounting duties like variance analysis and perpetual inventory to general ledger reconciliation and cost of goods sold true up.

Offered full time support for home division as well as Canada, Mexico, and China facilities (primarily remotely through Skype and GoTo Meeting).

Finance team lead for implementation of new ERP system in US and Mexico, China, and assisted team in Canada.

Began SOX preparation by writing work instructions and focusing on segregation of duties.

Assistant Controller, 2003-2006

Assigned to oversee both Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable administrators.

Assisted in forecast preparation on a monthly basis specifically working with Sales managers and Supply Chain managers for orders and revenue figures.

Expanded duties to include analysis of cost savings opportunities in China and Mexico. This included assisting with the out-sourcing team to analyze annual cost savings opportunities.

Continued booking of accrual, re-classing and correcting entries with expanded balance sheet account reconciliations.

Created and maintained schedule for booking and reporting sales commissions to both related and unrelated entities.

Communicated with other divisions of corporation locations throughout Asia, Europe and Canada.

Assisted on Annual budget involving bookings, sales and standard margin.

Communicated with outside audit team primarily month/year end closing and annual physical inventories.

Senior Cost Accountant, 2000 – 2003

Analyzed and presented of Excess and Obsolete inventory to management.

Calculate and assign new material, labor and burden (per labor and machine) rates for the coming year.

Have some experience in the development of reports through Oracle Discoverer.

Participated in a monthly progress analysis of Oracle and its uses /functions.

Amphenol Corporation acquired Pcd Inc in May 2003 after Pcd Inc petitioned for bankruptcy protection (March 2003).

Some knowledge in ADP E-Time which is an interface between a time clock and the payroll application. Team leader for new payroll system implementation. ADP payroll for 100+ employees. Some Ceridian experience.

Team leader for financial department for custom Oracle reporting (Discoverer).

Formally trained in Oracle Payables, Cost Management, Bill of Materials, Inventory, General Ledger, Work in Process, and ADI which is an interface between Excel and Oracle GL.

Cost of Sales true-up to general ledger. Purchase Price Variance, Scrap.

Worked with vendors to maintain consignment inventory.

AP Accountant in 1996 and cost accountant in 1998


Northeastern University, MA. 1995

Bachelor’s of Science with concentration in Accounting


Advanced skills in Excel and Word

Thorough knowledge of Oracle 10.7 ERP system

Experience with AS400, Profit Key, Macola ES, Ask ManMan, MS SharePoint

Use of Vantage and Lawson General Ledger software.

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