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Plant Controller, 16 years

Chelsea, Alabama, United States
95,000 +
October 29, 2016

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More than 20 years of comprehensive experience as a Controller, Manager, and Accountant within the manufacturing industry. Utilize analysis, insights, and a team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Adept in preparing financial analysis, financial statements, and efficiently targeted audits. Ensure accuracy of transaction level accounting completed by staff. Strong communication and leadership skills as demonstrated by proficiency in establishing productive relationships with colleagues, as well as building talented teams through training, coaching, and mentoring. Possess skills and abilities that are well suited to a variety of industries.


Transaction-level Accounting Staff Training / Coaching / Mentoring Project Design / Direction

Financial Audits Business Development Financial Statements Cost Accounting Foreign Rate Exchange Fixed Assets Sales Tax A/R & A/P Processing Account Analysis SAP AS/400 Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word


Omya Inc., Sylacauga, AL 2000 - Present

Global company that provides calcium carbonate-based products to their customers. Our organization provides these products to the paint, paper, and plastics industries. The Sylacauga plant has annual revenues between $100M-$120M with a workforce of 68 employees.

Plant Controller

Charged with managing the accounting department at the Sylacauga, AL facility. The staff consists of one cost accountant.

Work with plant and area managers to develop cost savings initiatives. This process is performed annually, with new initiatives added throughout each year. The annual cost savings are in excess of $1M. The results are reported on a monthly basis.

Provide financial management for approximately $230M in fixed assets (e.g., annual fixed asset review, additions, obsolescence, etc.)

Account for capital expenditures amounting to in excess of $150M over the past 11 years

Foster relationships with capital project managers in order to prepare capital asset requests for approval, which includes performing return on investment and cash payback analysis for potential capital projects.

Assist in the preparation of our plant’s annual business plan

Compile, analyze, and issue post audit reports for capital projects' performance to management

Manage monthly financial closing process, which includes preparing journal entries, reconciling inventories and other balance sheet accounts, and preparing monthly financial statements and other financial reports

Function currently as a key user within the controlling group for SAP and during the company's transition to SAP in 2009

Compile and issue monthly cost variance analysis reports for all aspects of quarry mining and plant operations

Prepare annual budgets and develop standard costs for finished and semi-finished goods, utilizing SAP

Organized the accounting department to reduce the month-end closing process from 4 days to 1-1/2 days

Reviewed and approved accounts payable transactions locally until July 2009

ConAgra Poultry Company, Dalton, GA 1997 - 2000

Company was a subsidiary of ConAgra Inc. The poultry company supplied numerous customers in North America. The Dalton, GA facility was a poultry processing facility. There were approximately 200 employees at this facility. Supervised six accounting clerks, who were responsible for performing accounts payable, live operations, cost accounting, payroll, and sales invoicing functions. Annual revenues were $40M-$50M. The facility is closed.

Accounting Manager

Prepared cost reports for live and plant production operations

Prepared weekly and monthly financial statements

Executed month-end closing duties (prepared and posted journal entries, reconciled intercompany transactions)

Reviewed, analyzed, and closed general ledger for each accounting period utilizing an AS/400 System

Marshall Durbin Poultry Company, Birmingham, AL 1997

This company supplied customers throughout Alabama and Mississippi. I worked at the corporate office in Homewood, AL.

Staff Accountant

Prepared weekly and monthly profit and loss statements for multiple locations

Compiled cost reports for departmental managers

Handled month end closing duties (e.g., prepared journal entry for posting into the general ledger system)

Reviewed and analyzed general ledger accounts during and after the monthly closing process

ConAgra Poultry Company, Birmingham, AL 1994 - 1997

Company was a subsidiary of ConAgra Inc. The poultry company supplied numerous customers in North America. The Birmingham, AL facility was a poultry processing facility. There were approximately 200 employees at this facility. Annual revenues were approximately $40M. The facility was closed in 1997.

Staff Accountant

Prepared weekly and monthly financial statements

Prepared journal entries for posting

Reconciled intercompany balances of purchases and sales from the general ledger system

Prepared cost reports for the departmental managers

Monitored and reconciled transactions involving purchases, sales, and transfers of inventory utilizing an automated system

Proficient in the use of the company’s AS/400 general ledger system

Robert Half International, Inc., Birmingham, AL 1994

Accounting Clerk

West Central Alabama Skills Center, Birmingham, AL 1989 - 1994

State of Alabama – Department of Post Secondary Education

Accounting Clerk

United States Coast Guard Reserve, Mobile, AL 1985 - 2001

Senior Chief Petty Officer / Storekeeper (Retired)

United States Coast Guard, New Orleans, LA 1980 - 1985

Petty Officer Second Class / Storekeeper


Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Concentrating in Accounting and Finance - University of Alabama at Birmingham – June 1989

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