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Accounting Manager

Location:
Sturtevant, Wisconsin, 53177, United States
Posted:
October 22, 2016

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Toby J. Steagall

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Sturtevant, WI 53177 Email: acw6sg@r.postjobfree.com

Strategic Finance Professional

Proactive and results-driven Finance leader with broad responsibilities ranging from managing, analyzing and reporting financials to streamlining accounting processes. Demonstrated abilities in accounting, finance and system conversion/implementations. Works well in cross-functional, diverse teams to achieve goals.

Professional Experience:

Johnson Controls, Inc.

Finance Manager, Global Group – Power Solutions May 2014 – Present

Reporting within the FP&A team, responsible for functional SG&A controlling ($100M) for Power Solutions’ President’s Executive Team. Responsibilities include Actual Reporting, Planning and Forecasting; Cash Flow and Trade Working Capital preparation and analysis; Balance Sheet reviews; Capital Appropriation Request reviews; Quarterly SEC reporting schedules preparation and review; Management of Corporate Allocations; Restructuring reporting; and special projects, as required.

Controller, Americas, Lithium-Ion – Power Solutions Oct 2011 – May 2014

Reporting to the VP of Finance, responsible for all accounting and finance functions for two manufacturing facilities, R&D center and HQ location. Responsibilities include: Management and execution of accounting functions – G/L, A/P, A/R, Fixed Assets, Costing, etc.; Monthly close; Variance analysis and reporting; Reconciliations; Annual budgets; Quarterly Forecasts; Annual & quarterly reporting (internal/external/tax); Monthly outlooks; SAP optimization (finance workstreams); Capital expenditure analysis; Management of annual audits (SOX, Financial, DOE grants).

Global Business Process Lead – Johnson Controls-Saft JV Jul 2011 – Dec 2011

Led the analysis, design, implementation, execution and monitoring of the Record to Report and Order to Cash SAP process areas across Johnson Controls Saft to increase process effectiveness and efficiency in alignment with Power Solutions' business strategy to become business process excellent. Led the analysis, design and implementation of MFG/Pro at our Shanghai Li-Ion facility.

Controller, Americas – Johnson Controls-Saft JV Jul 2007 – Sep 2011

Reporting to the CFO, responsible for all accounting and finance functions for two manufacturing facilities, R&D center and HQ location. Responsibilities include: Management and execution of accounting functions – G/L, A/P, A/R, Fixed Assets, Costing, etc.; Monthly close; Variance analysis and reporting; Reconciliations; Annual budgets; Quarterly Forecasts; Annual & quarterly reporting (internal/external/tax); Monthly outlooks; SAP optimization (finance workstreams); Capital expenditure analysis; Management of annual audits (SOX, Financial, DOE grants).

Manager of General Accounting – Power Solutions Jan 2006 - Jun 2007

Responsibilities included: Coordination of the daily general ledger and related financial reporting duties; Coordination of the fixed asset and project spending function; Maintenance of, and training on, the financial systems to support business units and personnel; Account analysis coordination; Budgeting/forecasting SG&A expenses and consolidated balance sheet; Coordination of Shared Services’ SOX testing & audits; Preparation of quarterly/annual accounting & tax schedules; Management of the General Accounting department.

Senior Financial Analyst (Cost Accounting) – Power Solutions Jul 2003-Dec 2005

Responsibilities included: Supported plant operations through accounting and analysis activities; Provided cost quotations for Sales’ team; Coordination of annual budgets and quarterly forecasting with operations; Development of analysis and reporting tools; Preparation of routine and non-routine journal entries; Provided plant support for Controllers and shop floor personnel when going live with MFG/Pro; Conducted special projects and analysis as requested.

SPX Dock Products

Finance Manager Apr 2000 - Apr 2003

Responsibilities included: All accounting and finance activities for two companies; combined gross revenue of $30M. Preparation of financial statements and analysis, cost accounting, budgeting, forecasting, daily accounting functions, inventory analysis, and fixed asset management. Preparation of sales & use tax returns for 45 states, franchise tax audits, Federal & State income tax packages. Supervised accounting and administrative staff.

Key Accomplishments:

Reduced DSO by 30 days, increased DPO by 25 days, and reduced monthly close process to 1.5 days. Resolved financial issues and improved cost-cutting initiatives. Negotiated vendor discounts to improve cost savings. Implemented and upgraded Intuitive ERP (MRP9000), and headed implementation of finance module of

JD Edwards. Streamlined accounting procedures.

KPMG, LLP

Engagement Management Coordinator June 1999 - March 2000

Responsibilities included: Performed various internal accounting functions including; project management, account analysis, billing, resolving collection issues, software training and supervision of personnel and measuring profitability of engagements.

Marvin D. Hatcher, CPA

Staff Accountant August 1995 - April 1998

Responsibilities included: Financial statement preparation, payroll reporting, sales tax reporting, account analysis and federal & state income tax preparation. Headed implementation of various accounting and tax software packages with subsequent training and supervision of personnel.

Education:

Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI August 2012

MBA

Carthage College, Kenosha, WI May 1995

Majors: Accounting and Business Administration

Minor: Computer Sciences

Computer Skills:

Proficient in several software packages including; MS Office, SAP, MFG/Pro, Oracle Financials, Oracle Discoverer, Hyperion Enterprise/Retrieve, Hyperion Financial Management, Intuitive ERP (MRP9000), PeopleSoft, Creative Solutions, and QuickBooks.

References:

Available on request.



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