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Manager Human Resources

Location:
Delafield, Wisconsin, 53018, United States
Posted:
October 29, 2016

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ELIZABETH DELANY, CPA

Delafield, WI *****

acxaux@r.postjobfree.com

262-***-****

www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethdelanycpa

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Senior-Level Finance Leader that is a business partner, proactive, results oriented, and thinks strategically; balances the need for innovation with fiscal responsibility, understanding where resources should be allocated in order to generate the most profitability and value; builds/inspires finance teams that are smart, credible, and collaborative; focuses on developing process improvements and providing proactive insights and financial support in a collaborative environment.

Strategic Planning

Product Innovation and Pricing Analysis

Budget Development, Analysis, Impact

Facilities Management/Business Continuity

Business Process Improvements

GL/AP/AR/Payroll/Inventory

Financial Forecasting, Analysis, Reporting

Team Leadership and Management

Tax Planning, Research and Compliance

Capital Project Analysis/Impact

Microsoft Office/GP Dynamics/NetSuite

Corporate Insurance/Banking

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kalmbach Publishing Co., Waukesha, WI 1993-February 2016 An 80+ year-old media company with 13 magazine brands, multiple book lines, events, board games CONTROLLER

Responsibilities:

Directed, reviewed, and prepared financial forecasts, reports, and analysis supporting corporate objectives, strategic planning, and new product initiatives; recommended appropriate direction/action. Provided proactive, actionable financial insights and guidance with analysis, forecasts, and consultation to all management levels.

Led and managed three departments with 15-22 team members; promoted importance of teamwork and collaboration within the finance area, as well as with co-workers and cross-functional teams. Directed all financial reporting, analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and capital project analysis. Maintained and safeguarded 120,000 square-foot corporate building and surrounding grounds. Key Member of Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Team. Managed all activities related to the General Ledger, Payroll, Inventory, Accounts Payable/Receivables, Credit and Collections, and Facilities Management.

Directed tax research, planning, and compliance.

Accomplishment Highlights:

Developed consistently high performing, customer oriented, productive teams due to strong leadership, team management, communication, and coaching.

Reduced month-end close by three business days and eliminated overtime during budget season using Business Process Improvement; saved over $60k/year. Identified the benefit of, and selected and oversaw the implementation of integrated, cloud-based software for Payroll/Human Resources after achieving Human Resources’ support; saved $24k/year. Gained approval for recommended SaaS software system (NetSuite) after initiating/spearheading the search. Led the remodel/design of an existing space into a creative space named Innovation Center, where team members meet to discuss/create new business initiatives. Key member of team that recommended and received approval to outsource consumer fulfillment to a specific vendor; saved over $500k/year.

Assessed several key vendors and recommended changes to those vendors; saved over $175k/year. ELIZABETH DELANY, CPA

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Cont’d)

General Thermodynamics Inc., Oak Creek, WI 1991-1993 ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Oversaw and performed general ledger activities, reporting, projections, analysis, budgets, federal and state corporate tax returns, personal property, real estate and sales and use tax returns; Managed an accounting department of three.

KPMG, LLP, Milwaukee, WI 1987-1991

SENIOR TAX SPECIALIST

Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of corporate, trust, state, sales and use tax returns and various tax research projects; Acting manager of several clients including the largest Milwaukee office tax client; Supervised three staff levels.

EDUCATION

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, Milwaukee, WI B.S. Business Administration Major: ACCOUNTING Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Fraternity, Secretary

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Public Accountant November 1990 - Present State of Wisconsin

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Financial Executives International: Past President of Milwaukee Chapter, 1999 - Present Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants: 1990 – Present VOLUNTEER

Kettle Moraine School District: KMMO Boys Hockey Treasurer, 2014-Present Kettle Moraine Junior Laser Football: Organization Treasurer, 2012-2014 Waukesha County Youth Hockey Association: Team Treasurer, 2010-2012



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