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Manager Human Resources

Delafield, Wisconsin, 53018, United States
October 29, 2016

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Delafield, WI *****



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


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


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


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



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


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.


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


Certified Public Accountant November 1990 - Present State of Wisconsin


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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