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Human Resources Manager

Whitmore Lake, MI
April 29, 2014

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Michael Baitinger

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Brighton, MI 48116


Objective: A full time position as a financial/accounting professional

with a desire to join a stable and growing organization with the potential

for personal growth.

I have an extensive background in manufacturing environments and in cost

accounting. I have designed and implemented cost accounting systems with

several organizations throughout my career. In addition, I have been

instrumental in designing and implementing financial systems, operating

systems and information systems for a variety of businesses and industries.

Successfully implemented and managed various programs instituting policies

and procedures incorporating GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley, ISO and industry

specific criteria. Considered a hard working, self-starter with the

ability to get things done in a timely and efficient manner. I have the

ability to get along well with people and have earned the respect and

cooperation of fellow workers and managers. I am considered a dedicated

worker with the ability to motivate.

Knowledgeable and adept at using IBM Personal computers and related

software. Currently using Windows XP and Office 2007. Previous experience

with MAS90, QFIN (Multiview), Glovia, Hyperion, Outlook Soft and Lawson

Accounting and General Ledger software packages. I am adept at using all

accounting software, including but not limited to Peachtree, Quick Books

and Quicken. I have also used LaCerte, Turbo Tax, Tax Cut and CCH Pro

Systems Tax programs.


FC Mason Company 2009-Present:

Hired as Controller in fast paced, growing manufacturing and distribution

business. Managed a staff of 5 handling all aspects and responsibilities of

the accounting and finance function.

. Designed and set up cash management programs and tracking systems

. Worked closely with banking relationships negotiating lines and of

credit and equipment loans.

. Implemented and oversaw a detailed cost accounting system for better

tracking of manufacturing costs and variances.

. Responsible for annual strategic planning

. Accelerating and improving the process of producing, analyzing and

submitting period end financial statements in a timely, accurate and

efficient manner.

Detroit Media Partnership 2006 - 2009:

Hired as the Financial Reporting Manager in August 2006 and learned a new

industry and responsibilities in a fast paced environment. Managed a staff

of six Financial Analysts and General Ledger Accountants. I worked closely

with the Controller to meet deadlines with accurate and meaningful reports,

analysis and results for two large newspaper operations and several smaller

operations. In this position my major accomplishments and duties


.Accelerating and improving the process of producing, analyzing and

submitting period end financial statements in a timely, accurate and

efficient manner.

.Updating and evaluating new computer software (Outlook Soft/Lawson) for

more efficient and accurate financial reporting. This included conversion

from a previous reporting system to implementing and training on the new


.Complete responsibility for reviewing and overseeing the preparation of

monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.

.Generated and reviewed monthly P&L reports for various newspaper and

online products.

.Developing, analyzing and updating annual corporate strategic business

plans and budgets.

.Responsibility for Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) compliance and management as well

as implementing and directing the maintenance of these guidelines and


.Preparing weekly forecasts for internal as well as corporate management


.Responsibility for providing corporate with quarter end and year end


.Assisted the transition of related organizations financial

responsibilities from an independent operation to a combination within the


.Supervising the staff through their daily responsibilities including

inventory management, cost center analysis, profit center analysis, account

reconciliations, process investigations and compliance.

Axson North America, Inc. 2004 - 2006:

Hired as Financial Controller in October 2004 and assumed the task of

filling a position that had been vacant since the beginning of 2004.

Assumed complete responsibility for all financial aspects of a multi-

million dollar international corporation. Managed a staff of four in

accounting as well as human resources. Worked closely with the General

Manager, as second in command, to improve the operation of the business.

Temperform Corporation 1999 - 2004:

Hired as Director of Finance and Human Resources in April 1999 and assumed

complete responsibility for all functions of both areas. Managed a staff

of three in accounting, human resources and general office administration.

Raycon Corporation 1997 - 1999:

Hired as Finance Director (CFO) in 1997 and established complete

responsibility for all financial aspects of a multi-million dollar

international corporation. Supervised staff of five including the

Controller in two domestic locations. This included reporting to corporate

financial manager at Trans Tec in the UK and directly to Managing Director

(CEO) at Raycon Corporation in the states.

The Newman Group, Inc. 1983 - 1997:

Hired as a Controller in 1983 and was responsible for the accounting

functions of multiple divisions as well as the combined financial function

of the holding company. In this capacity prepared consolidated financial

statements and tax returns for The Newman Holding Company, Inc.

Following are summary highlights and accomplishments from previous


.Direct responsibility and management of cash flow including reporting,

forecasting and monitoring. This included preparing bi-weekly, monthly and

quarterly financial and cash forecasts.

.Responsible for generating and providing accurate and timely financial

statements as compared to annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts.

.Designed and implemented employee policies and procedures resulting in a

new corporate employee handbook.

.Updated and evaluated new computer software for more efficient and

accurate inventory tracking and costing.

.Interfacing within independent auditors on an annual basis and working

with them during our annual physical inventory.

.Responsible for managing and maintaining the human resource functions,

including benefit and 401k administration.

.Launched dynamic procedures improving the manufacturing process and flow

which improved efficiencies and reduced costs.

.Responsible for establishing, maintaining, and analyzing data for the cost

accounting system in a manufacturing environment.

.Providing the necessary leadership to design, implement and maintain

controls, policies and procedures to improve the operation of the business

in preparation for ISO 9000 certification. Successfully became certified

as an Internal Auditor.

.Developing annual corporate tactical and strategic business plans,

forecasts and budgets.

.Managing the successful relocation of an entire operation to a new

facility, including organizing the design and layout, as well as

negotiating the lease term and amount.

.Responsible for up to a ten person staff across several subsidiary

companies, supervising accounts payable, accounts receivable, general

ledger, fixed assets and payroll.

.Responsible for inventory management and control.

Education/Personal Information:

Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Eastern

Michigan University.

I have been involved in youth sports with the Southeastern Livingston

County Recreation Authority (SELCRA) as a coach of soccer, baseball, and

basketball for fifteen years. I also have served as a board member with

the Brighton Soccer Club as well as the Brighton Youth Baseball/Softball

Board (BYBSP). Currently, I am the Treasurer of BYBSP.

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