Sign in

Finance Leader, Controller, Director of Finance

Jackson, Georgia, 30233, United States
January 04, 2017

Contact this candidate

Dervin Taylor

*** ***** ****

Jackson, GA *****

810-***-**** (C)


Central Michigan University Flint, MI MSA: International Administration

Morehouse College Atlanta, GA BA: Business – Finance

(Six Sigma Green Belt, Certification in Lean Accounting)


To utilize my experience, education, dedication and hard work to obtain an Executive Level Accounting or Finance position within a great organization.


Chromalloy (A Division Of Sequa Corp)

Newnan, GA Director of Finance Sep ‘15– Current

Responsible for Financial & Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Treasury, Tax, Payroll, Audit for Division

Responsible for integration and due diligence support for add-on acquisition

Implementing standalone ERP System for more improved efficiency in mfg analysis, accounting, reporting

Developed and implemented business short and mid-term turnaround plan.

Developed (currently implementing) 1st ever standard costing by part number within Chromalloy


Year over Year Financial Improvements on Sales: $5.5M, EBITDA: $2.9M

Only Division to meet or exceed all major aspects of budget

Reduced Month End Close From 12 Days to 5 Days (2016)

Established Standard Cost for all product lines and part numbers (2016)

Implemented Daily Flash and Daily Tracker to drive annualized cost reductions of 19% or $365K (2015)

Reduced credit risk by establishing customer credit limits (2016)

Reduced past dues receivables by $500K+ by creating A/R Management Program (2016)

Grew year over year revenue by $6.7M via awarded contracts and an Improved Quoting Process (2016)

Implemented “Accounting 101”; a program designed to teach non accounting personnel key accounting metrics and calculations

Storage Products Group (SPG)

Covington, GA Corporate Controller Feb ’13 – Sep ‘15

Oversee and Manage all aspects of Accounting, A/P, A/R, Payroll, Treasury

Oversee and Manage Company’s foreign operations (Mexico, China)

Co-Leader for establishing foreign entity in China

Oversee and Manage Financial Statements for the company including external reporting to bank and investors

Develop the company’s annual operating budget

Oversee and Manage Fixed Assets and GAAP Policies

Develop and Implement Accounting Policies to meet GAAP and SOX Compliance

Investigate and properly set bom, routers, standard inventory cost


Reduced Month End Close From 17 Days to 3 Days (2013)

Reduced External Year End Audit findings from 13 to 0 (2012 to 2014)

Reduced Days Sales Outstanding from 56 days to 36 (2013/2014)

Developed and Implemented Plant Metrics for company resulting in over $400K annual savings. (2013/2014)

Implemented Company’s 1st ever 401K plan (2014)

Implemented New and Improved Annual Budget Package to reduce errors and improve accuracy (2014)

Implemented Cycle County Policy to eliminate required year end physical inventory (2015).

Solo Cup Company

Thomaston, GA Division Controller: Plastics Division Aug ’12 – Feb ‘13

Manage 3 Plants and Accounting Staff at each location

Monitor actual results and assist management in meeting objectives.

Create and implement accounting procedures to assist all plants

Work closely with VPs and Directors to create/implement company policies and projects

Solo Cup Company / (InnoWare Inc)

Thomaston, GA Plant Controller Jul ’07 – Aug ‘12

Maintain plant financials in compliance with Solo policy, GAAP. This includes monthly and yearend close, B/S and P&L reconciliations.

Prepare and coordinated annual budget plan & capital plan.

Monitored actual results and assist management in meeting objectives.

Set material & work center rates annually for inventory valuation and standard product costing.

Support and participate in SIX SIGMA activities.

Coordinate plant cycle counts with accurate results to gain exemption from annual physical inventory

Ensure that plant meets all internal controls requirements per GAAP


Received Company Award for Outstanding Yearly Performance-2008

Solo Strong Award Recipient in 2010,2012

Created and Implemented new Plant Metrics System (Tracks Production Cost Drivers)

Assisted Plant with Cost Savings Reduction of $1.4 Million in 2011

Successfully assisted sister plant through a major ERP system conversion in 2012

International Seal, a Division of Freudenberg – NOK

Santa Ana, CA Plant Controller Jul ’05 – Jul ‘07

Maintain plant financials in compliance with FNGP policy, GAAP & IAS. This includes monthly and yearend close, B/S and P&L reconciliations.

Maintain fixed asset listing, accounts receivable and accounts payables.

Set material & work center rates annually for inventory valuation and standard product costing.

Support and participate in GROWTTH and SIX SIGMA activities, including obtaining both certifications.

Coordinate physical inventories, encourage and verify cycle counts, process supplier returns, verify receipt of credit.

Facilitate annual cost roll and other cost analysis.


Awarded membership into the Executive Mentoring Program (1 of 8 Company Wide)

Awarded Most Improved Plant for Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 and Full Year 2006.

Lowered monthly breakeven point from $1.5M to $1.2M

Reduced yearly property taxes from $86K to $68K by removing “ghost” assets.

Improved forecast accuracy from 93% to 98%.

Implemented Inventory Cycle Counting Process

Reduced over 90 Day AR from $285K to $15K by recovery.

Created and Implemented “Quick Quote” Database for Customer Service

Lear Corporation (Atlanta, GA) Asst. Controller May ’04 –Jul ‘05

Goody Products (Manchester, GA) Cost Accountant Dec ’02 – May ‘04

General Motors (Pontiac, MI) Financial/Cost Accountant Jul ’00 – Dec ‘02


Excel, Hyperion, Spreadsheet Server, Microsoft Office, Epicor, QAD, Oracle, SAP, Six Sigma, GAAP, PeopleSoft, SOX,

(References upon Request)

Contact this candidate