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Accounting Manager

Beloit, WI
55,000 -60,000
April 26, 2016

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Elizabeth A Laage

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Beloit, WI 53511



Manager/Supervisor experience

Interfaces well with all levels of personnel

Utilize sound and ethical judgment in making critical decisions

Knowledgeable with GAAP standards & SOX compliance

Reliable under stress and proficient in a multi-tasking environment

Conscientious and detail-oriented

Advanced analytical and problem solving skills

Strong project management and leadership skills


Proficient in JD Edwards, E1, Cognos (EDW), Excel, MAS 90, Platinum, E2 Shoptech, Microsoft Office

Agile, SAP, Hyperion Planning, Access


Life Technologies/Thermo Fischer Scientific– Jr. Cost Accountant Analyst

(ProUnlimited) 5/2015 – Current

Key accomplishments

Ad-Hoc reporting in Agile, SAP, EDW

Ensuring integrity of SKU alignment to the Business Unit with Scrap, E&O, Replacement Accounts – submitting change requests

Utilizing Volume/Usage analysis to realign Raw and WIP SKUs to Business Unit

Ensuring integrity of manual entries for Scrap, E&O, and Replacement accounts

Establishing new business processes to ensure accurate alignment is maintained

Reconciling OPEX Accounts and Inventory

Validating and Reconciling the interface between multiple systems

Working on several project teams – analyzing and compiling data for uploads

Working with IT personnel finding errors in mapping, testing, and data validation

Plasti-Coil, Inc – Accountant 12/2013-5/2015

Key accomplishments

Calculated Labor Rates Manufacturing

Reconciled Inventory: Finished Goods, Work-In- Process and Raw Material

Managed cash receipts, bank reconciliations, credit memo entry, invoicing, collections

Created Budget and ran analysis for variances

Project Lead of Assets: Updated / maintained and improved procedures and efficiency of the fixed asset lists and depreciation schedule

Managed A/P voucher entry, cash disbursements, ACH payments, Vendor maintenance

Updated processes and managed all month end functions / year end functions: accruals, reconciliations, journal entries, month-end / year-end close including financial statements preparation.

Project leader of record retention system: Coordinated, updated and maintained the processes and actual record retention.

Managed payroll entries and time clock adjustments / quarterly reporting / payment of payroll taxes, also acted as back-up to payroll data entry position

Calculated & Maintained Commissions and Accruals


Key accomplishments

Restructured general ledger chart of accounts – improving financial statements both month-end and year-end

Reconciled numerous general ledger accounts – improved integrity of accounting details

Implemented ADP payroll software and time keeping; reduced accounting data entry time by 30%

Transformed Accounts Payable – reduced accounting’s time to voucher entry / cash disbursements by 10%

Streamlined credit card receipt processing by recommending a spreadsheet resulting in a 4 hour savings per month

Acted as process improvement point person for general office & accounting - eliminated unnecessary procedures

Performed the daily, month-end, and year-end accounting functions, inventory/cost of goods sold entry

BOUMATIC – DAIRY XPRESS 10/1988-4/2010


Key accomplishments

Supported Accounting Department by acting as Cost Accountant during a transitional phase

Acted as Liaison between IT and Accounting departments- resulting in improvement of systems functionality and efficiently

Performed daily accounting functions when necessary for Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Accounting projects.


Key accomplishments

Maintained, and validated inventory control processes

Assumed role as point person for general accounting and cost accounting

Served as Credit Manager during transitional phase for nine months, with 3 direct supports

Analyzed, monitored and performed all inter-company and inter-branch transactions

Served as point person for IT department in testing and implementation of JD Edwards and subsequent upgrades

Worked closely with IT department, improving the integrity of inventory reports, customer look-up and other reporting functions

Trained new employees on JD Edwards

Performed daily accounting functions – Accounts Receivable: invoicing, cash receipts. Accounts Payable: Voucher entry, cash disbursements, and general ledger account reconciliations, journal entries.

Improved communications between Accounting, Purchasing, and Customer Service departments as point person streamlining activities


Key accomplishments

Member of implementation team – transitioned to first ERP system and then transitioned to JD Edwards and streamlined our reporting with parent company’s (BouMatic’s) reporting.

Organized and efficiently ran all daily, month-end, year-end accounting operations – Accounts Receivable: cash receipts, invoicing, statements, collections, account reconciliations. Accounts Payable: 3-way match, voucher entry, vendor reconciliations, and cash disbursements. General Ledger: journal entries, accruals, account reconciliations. Bank reconciliations. Inventory Calculation and entry. Managed inventory counts and entry.

Supervised three employee positions: order entry clerk, collection clerk, and a floating position clerk

Implemented and maintained accounting procedures for consolidation of inter-company accounts

Functioned as point person for all external audits

Monitored, reconciled and reported on COGS issues

Implemented and maintained a Return of Goods policies and department

Implemented and controlled all physical inventory counts, transactions and reconciliations, including inter-company inventory transfers


University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Graduated 12/2013 with Bachelor Degree in Accounting

Madison Business College – Madison

1988 - Associates Degree in Accounting


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