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Sales Inventory Control

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, 19508, United States
October 23, 2016

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512

Home: 610-***-**** e-mail: Cell: 610-***-****


A visionary Cost Accountant, with strong background in manufacturing settings. Experienced in all areas of cost accounting,

with proven results in providing detailed operating analysis and uncovering significant cost savings opportunities. I possess significant experience in the development of annual forecast and budget, set-up and maintenance of standard costs, and variance analysis. Excel power user, proficient in the use of popular ERP packages; including Oracle, Dynamics, JD Edwards, and Baan. Highly effective communicator interacting with various departments and management at all levels to achieve results.


Strong experience with month-end close; including running of month-end processes in ERP packages, prepare journal entries and

P&L statements, general ledger to sub-ledger reconciliations, and month-end KPI reports.

ERP power user, fluent in use of cost accounting, inventory, accounting, and production modules.

Proficient in the use of Excel, especially with formulas, pivot tables, & links and experienced with query writers.

Expertise in:

-Development of standard cost -SOX, GAAP, and audit procedures -Variance Analysis

-Intercompany Accounting -Mfg. Absorption -Job Order Costing

-Sales volume/mix/price analysis -Inventory Reconciliations - Sales Forecasting

-Development of cycle counting programs -Development and review of Forecasts & Budgets.


SUNOPTA Fogelsville, PA 7/2014 to Present


Duties include month-end close for Fogelsville manufacturing facility, monthly inventory reconciliations for all 3PL warehouses, general ledger to sub-ledger reconciliations, preparation of month-end KPI reports for financial management team. In charge of developing cost models for all items manufactured out of Fogelsville facility. Prepare yearly budget for facility, and report monthly to SLT on performance against budget. In charge of managing internal/external, and Sarbanes-Oxley audits for facility.


Recovered $250K in billings for facility, determined shipment made to customer but invoice never processed.

Developed first annual budget and forecast onsite at facility.

Initiated review of variable spend to ensure actual expense comes in under budget on monthly and ytd. basis.

Monthly analysis of aged inventory to identify potential risks and drive improved inventory handling practices.

Developed improved review and close process for batches, to ensure accurate cost of batch and inventory levels.

Part of team that is transitioning average unit cost method to standard cost for all inventory.

ACME HARDESTY COMPANY Blue Bell, PA 1/2007 to 7/2014


Process daily flash report, calculate commissions & new business incentive for sales group, track collection of fuel surcharge billed to customers, prepare daily sales and gross margin estimate for the period to anticipate probable net income for the month, calculate rebates for vendors who have special pricing arrangements, analyze and prepare month-end schedules for sales and cost of goods sold accounts and sales and inventory fluctuations. Reconcile inventory by warehouse on a monthly basis. Monitor receipts of bulk shipments to tank farms to ensure accuracy in system, and file insurance claims if losses exceed threshold. Prepare monthly Lower of Cost or Market Valuation. Prepare monthly thru-put schedule by item and warehouse. Review invoicing by individual sales order on a daily basis to ensure sales fall within proper gross margin guidelines. . Member of team that develops yearly operating plan, involvement includes developing sales by item and customer, calculating total volume, sales amount, and gross margin. .


Worked with IT dept to develop a process to upload yearly operating plan into ERP package.

Participated in 2 upgrades for ERP package, performing tests on inventory and general ledger functions.

Uncovered major item costing issue during testing for most recent ERP software upgrade.

Developed and maintained a monthly forecast for all non-contract customers.

Recovered $270K for loss of inventory and additional expense incurred as a result of damages from Hurricane Sandy.


919 N. Reading Ave

Boyertown, Pennsylvania 19512

Home: 610-***-**** e-mail: Cell: 610-***-****

QUAKER CHEMICALS Conshohocken, PA 11/2004 to 1/2007


Duties include financial reporting of sales & cogs activities; monthly inventory reconciliations for all facilities with Quaker owned product, and update standard costs on a monthly basis. Prepare monthly analysis reports for ppv, mfg absorption, sales fluctuation, & inventory variances. Involved with Sarbannes-Oxley audits to ensure company is compliant in the areas of financial reporting & inventory accuracy.


Developed and maintain a sales fluctuation schedule by industry schedule, categorizing by change in


Provide a detailed breakdown for revenue flux from prior period & prior year.

Developed and maintain a mfg. absorption analysis schedule to reconcile mfg. absorption balance to the change in

inventory from the prior period.

Developed and maintain a schedule to audit salesman commissions, to ensure each salesman was properly paid

for all commissionable sales in their respective territories.

Developed and maintain a process to ensure that all sales have an accurate cog for month-end.

COTT BEVERAGES USA, INC. Reading, PA 3/1999 to 11/2004


In charge of inventory control for warehouse with 3 million cases on the floor and over 1000 different sku’s. Supervised a small staff, one inventory control clerk & one forklift operator. Duties included troubleshooting of inventory control software, developed cycle counting programs and inventory control reports, & reconciled inventory on floor to perpetual quantity. Developed “Standard Operating Procedures” to ensurse inventory is handled properly throughout warehouse on a consistent basis. Prior duties were as a Cost Accountant for all co-packers and warehouse facilities involved with Reading division operation.


Recovered at least $100K annually from co-packers through a bill-back system designed to analyze loss of

company owned raw materials & finished goods at co-packers facilities.

Helped reduce inventory costs, by establishing date-code rotation procedures to ensure all products is shipped to

customer before it goes below shipping guidelines.

Inventory accuracy increased from an average of 92% to 98% over 5 years by improved reporting,

implementing cycle counting, and designing stringent month-end cut-off procedures.

Key member of team that implemented inventory control software, tasks included training of personnel,

developing inventory control reports and trouble-shooting software bugs.

SYNTHES Paoli, PA 11/1998 to 3/1999


Generated standard costs for all new products and engineering proposals. Provided operations & inventory schedules for management.

CHERRYDALE FARMS Pennsburg, PA 1/1997 to 11/1998


Duties included financial reporting of sales & cogs activities, monthly GL to perpetual inventory reconciliation, and preparation of critical labor, overhead, yield, ppv variance, and inventory analysis reports. Provided detail cost & profit margin analysis for all sales proposals. Developed and maintained finished good standard costs.


Developed and uploaded finished good standard costs into BAAN ERP Software package.

Helped troubleshoot major software problems involving flow of work orders, unvouchered payables, & reporting

of sales and returns & allowances.

Reduced perpetual inventory to GL variances by setting in place cutoff procedures, and using troubleshooting

skills to examine irregularities in work orders and flow of materials.


Philadelphia College of Textiles & Sciences, Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science, Major: Accounting, Minor: Finance, 1998

Bucks County Community College, Philadelphia, PA Associates Degree, Major: Accounting, 1990


ERP Software: MFG-PRO, BAAN, Cimpro, JD Edwards, Solomon, Midas, Axapta, Dynamics, Oracle

Business Office Software: Microsoft Office, Showcase and SAS Query Writer, Atlas, Hyperion Inventory Control Software: ADC

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