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Manager Accounting

Location:
Visalia, CA
Posted:
April 30, 2014

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Ernesto Garcia

**** ******* ** ( CHINO, CALIFORNIA 91708

acdxou@r.postjobfree.com ( 909-***-****

Accounting / Finance Management

Financial Analysis & Reporting ( Team Building ( GAAP

Compliance

Experienced Accounting Manager with demonstrated expertise in complex

business analysis, financial system administration, cost and financial

accounting, and team leadership.

CORE COMPETENCIES

FINANCIAL STATEMENT PREPARATION PAYROLL, A/R, AND A/P MANAGEMENT

COST CONTROL / ASSET MANAGEMENT PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS / STREAMLINING

CASH MANAGEMENT TEAM TRAINING & MOTIVATION

BUDGETING & FINANCIAL PLANNING INTERNAL CONTROLS DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INTERNATIONAL PAPER - ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA

2/2007 TO PRESENT

Accounting Manager

Ontario (Aug 10'-Present)

Los Angeles (Feb 07'- Aug 10')

Manage full accounting cycle for a paper converting facility in the San

Bernardino area with estimated gross sales of $16MM.

. Responsible for the management and operation of the Finance Dept,

including general accounting, budget, fixed assets, payroll, accounts

payable and cost accounting.

. Provide financial leadership in the development and implementation of

business strategies, objectives and operating plans to ensure fiscal

soundness, operational effectiveness and customer satisfaction.

. Ensures all assets are appropriately safeguarded, transactions are

properly authorized, processed and recorded, and financial reports are

presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

. Ensures the facility maintains accurate ledgers and reports are in

compliant with Sarbanes Oxley and division's procedures and practices.

. Determine the assets of the facility are properly managed and protected

through proper procedures and controls.

. Ensures the accounting and budgeting functions are appropriately

coordinated, standardized and integrated, including appropriate

variance analyses

. Responsible for the analysis of key performance drivers to determine

lack of efficiencies and assist in determining opportunities.

. Committed to mentoring and developing a training program for all

financial employees to assist in creating learning tools that are in

line with their career objectives.

LA Complex Accounting Manager

Manage full accounting cycle for two facilities in the Los Angeles area

with combined gross sales of $125MM. Maintain and establish effective

fiscal procedures and controls, budgeting, analyzing performance, costing

and directing action while providing leadership to the finance staff and

others in the facilities.

. Recruited to develop, train and provide guidance to the accounting

personnel and serve as the company's accounting manager for the Los

Angele Complex .

. Accountable for timely communication with the complex controller,

regional controller and regional manager regarding internal controls,

business analysis and strategic planning.

. Ensure both facilities maintain accurate ledgers in accordance with

generally accepted accounting principles, are compliant with Sarbanes

Oxley and division's procedures and practices.

. Determine the assets of the plants are properly managed and protected

through proper procedures and controls.

. Coordinate internal audits, served as main point of contact with state

auditors and prepared the facilities for balance sheet reviews.

. Communicate with vendors, brokers and customers regarding payment

schedules, cash receipts, rebate payments.

Direct the preparation and analysis of operating results, operating trends,

capital projects, special projects, and operating forecasts to assist in

coordinating management's objectives.

Ultra Pro L.P. - Commerce, California 4/2005 to

2/2007

Accounting Manager

Manage full accounting cycle for $25MM private consumer products

manufacturing company with three business units. Maintain primary

responsibility for financial analysis and decision-making, development of

internal controls, budgeting, and financial planning.

. Recruited to serve as company's first accounting manager; implemented

formal accounting procedures to improve accuracy and integrity of

accounts payable and receivable, and general ledger.

. Significantly improved employee retention through diligent training and

motivation which contributed to zero turnover.

. Proven abilities in back office operations including treasury

management and human resources.

. Project cash flow and provided weekly flash reports to CFO and

President.

. Coordinate external audits and served as main point of contact with

auditors, third party accounting firms and banks.

. Communicate with vendors and customers regarding payment schedules.

. Supervise and train a four-member accounting team in all aspects of

general ledger accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable and

payroll.

UR1 International, USA Inc. - Cerritos, California 4/2002 to 4/2005

Accounting Manager

Managed full accounting cycle for $27MM private wholesale distribution

company. Supervised two members of the accounting department, with

responsibility for preparation of monthly financial statements, bank

reconciliation, cash forecasting, and budget development.

. Organized a new accounting department and recruited and trained two

accountants.

. Negotiated and managed migration to new Paychex payroll system from

ADP.

. Implemented policies and procedures that streamlined the accounting

cycle and financial reporting used throughout the company.

. Prepared personal property and sales & use tax forms.

. Substantially reduced significant audit adjustments through better

financial controls.

. Back office operations including payroll and human resource functions.

. Designed and implemented a department performance evaluation system.

Rembrandt Photo Services - Commerce, California 9/1999 to 4/2002

Financial Analyst

. Streamlined financial package preparation and improved formats.

. Liaised with bankers, insurers and solicitors regarding financial

transactions.

. Performed general ledger and fixed asset accounting.

. Assisted with cash forecasting budget preparation.

. Collaborated with accounts receivable, accounts payable, and sales

staff to verify accuracy and integrity of data on financial reports.

Education / Credentials

MBA - Keller Graduate School of Management, Long Beach, California

Bachelor of Science in Accounting-DeVry University, Pomona, California

Technical Skills-Microsoft Office, MANMAN, SAP, Arrow, QuickBooks,

Netsuites, MAS 90, Witron, Harry Rhodes.



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