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Microsoft Office Human Resources

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
October 17, 2016

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A solid accounting and finance professional with experience principally in the cost accounting area for manufacturing in the automotive and chemical industry using robust ERP systems. Experience includes all financial aspects of cost accounting in development of standards, product structures, variance analysis, forecast, budgets, and financial reporting. Additionally, some experience in related fields of Human Resources and IT.


Career goal is to work for an organization that is focused, innovative, and able to use my skills to their fullest potential.


Microsoft Office



Product Cost development.

Budget planning and development.

Capital Investment analysis

Internal auditing experience.

Accounts Payable.

Accounts Receivable.

Payroll processing.

Some Human Resources experience.

Some IT experience.


Masters Degree – MBA 2008-2011

Walsh College, Troy, MI

Bachelors Degree – Accounting 1986-1994

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Completed BS degree in Accounting.

Some College Coursework Completed – Accounting 1984-1986

Grand Valley State College, Allendale, MI

Completed first two years towards BS in Accounting.


TI Automotive Full Time

Site Controller June 2015 – Jan 2016

Product costing

oYearly Cost run

oMonth-end Actual Cost run

oNew Products

oSimulations (quotes)

Prepare weekly Flash reports for management.

Maintain various account analyses & prepare analytical reports.

Preparing Budget and Forecasts.

Cash flow analysis

Prepare monthly Business review

Review and approve all POs.

AkzoNobel – Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Full Time

Site Controller Feb 2011 – May 2015

Product costing (including maintaining ICD prices)

oYearly Cost run

oMonth-end Actual Cost run

oNew Products

oSimulations (quotes)

Prepare and Review monthly Cost Center reports with Managers.

Maintain various account analyses & prepare analytical reports.

Preparing Budget and Forecasts.

Perform analysis on variances daily, weekly, and monthly, including raw materials, freight and duties.

Close Plants at month end for US and Canada.

Assists in audits from internal and external auditors.

Prepare and validate monthly financial statements.

Monthly comments for plant.

Data Security Officer for SAP authorizations.

Supervise Plant Accountant.

Review and approve Capital Investments-assist site in development of Investment applications.

Regional Business Process Support for Analytics and In-Control for OneSAP project.

Assist Regional Controller.

Functional Reporting for Site.

Assist other sites when needed.

Ogura Corporation, Chesterfield Twp., MI Full Time

Accounting Supervisor Jun 2010 to Feb 2011

Handle all duties under Cost Accountant position.

Disbursement treasury functions including international wires, ACH transactions, and check disbursements.

Supervise Accounts Payable function (currently 1 person)

Ogura Corporation, Chesterfield Twp., MI Full Time

Cost Accountant Feb 2001 to Jun 2010

Coordinated all monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports, which includes analysis of variances, product mix, and significant operating functions.

Track price fluctuations related to foreign currency under a yen-sharing arrangement.

Track price fluctuations denominated both in dollars and yen.

Establish and maintain product structures and routings for new and existing products.

Assist in the development of all budgets and forecasts.

Develop and maintain standard costs for material, labor, overhead, and burden.

Coordinate Physical Inventories.

Work with production, engineering, and sales in developing new product costing and new business quotes.

Regularly calculate sales and material projections used for forecast and budgets.

Establish monthly work orders for subcontract purchases.

Perform internal audit functions for annual J-Sox internal control testing.

Attend weekly production meetings.

Attend APQP meetings for new product development and changes.

Back-up human resources/payroll.

Back-up IT department (hardware setup & trouble shooting, software trouble shooting(Microsoft Office and QAD), system backup and shutdown procedures, security system trouble shooting, some ASN processing and trouble shooting, and shipping label setup and trouble shooting).

Develop any ad hoc reports as requested.

BASF Corporation, Wyandotte/Detroit Full Time

Senior Accountant Nov. 1988 to Feb. 2001

Performed all financial reporting and analysis for Wyandotte location and Cost and Financial analysis for Urethane foam business.

Coordinated and performed all physical inventories for Wyandotte location and Urethane Foam business locations.

Assisted with the implementation of SAP ERP system into the Wyandotte location and Urethanes business and the Corporation as a whole.

Assisted sites and business units in developing and maintaining forecast and budgets.

Coordinated the tracking of product costs for Free Trade Zone designation for Wyandotte location.

Supervised three other accountants.

Update and maintain product cost such as Material, Labor, Burden, and Overhead.

Perform freight accounting for automotive Coatings division.

Assist Accounts Payable function.

Developed cost center reporting program using Access and Excel to assist managers in reviewing their monthly cost reports.

Maintain and develop item masters, product structures and routings in SAP.


Successful upgrade implementation of SAP for Michigan, Illinois, and Mexico sites.

Developed database in Microsoft Access to track product cost for location designated as a Free Trade zone under NAFTA.

Implemented Standard costing system used in QAD (previous standard costing was calculated using Excel).

Train the trainer for SAP implementation.

Involved in the start up of a pharmaceuticals plant at the BASF Wyandotte location. Assisted implementing standard costs, reporting, and implementation of SAP.

Simplified cost center reporting at BASF Wyandotte location using SQL, Access, and Excel.

Assisted the City of Harper Woods school district in a successful school bond to renovate the grade schools and build a new Middle/High school.

Assisted with the implementation of a Total Quality Management system at BASF Wyandotte location.

Able to obtain both my Bachelors and Masters degrees working full time and with my wife, raised 4 daughters.


20 years experience coaching youth softball

Active member of Harper Woods Band Boosters (past Booster of the year).

Former school board member for the city of Harper Woods School district (2007 - 2011 )


References available upon request.

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