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
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
.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
.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.
Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, from Eastern
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.