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Accounting Manager

Charlotte, NC
February 20, 2020

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D. Brian Furr

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Hickory, North Carolina 28601

Mobil: 828-***-****



Thirty years of cumulative accounting experience in escalating levels of responsibility

Proven track record of successful completion of assigned responsibilities

Proficient knowledge of SAP; JD Edwards, Radius, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook


Accounting Consultant, Robert Half, Charlotte NC) – May 2019 to Aug 2019

Accounting Manager

Recording of month end Journal Entries; Quarterly & Annual

Produced Financial Statements

Accounting Consultant, Aerotek., Charlotte NC) – Oct 2018 to March 2019

Holding Accountant

Recording of month end Journal Entries; Quarterly & Annual

Recorded & Reconciled AARO reports to tie Account balances (Audited)

Reconciliation of 400+ balance sheet accounts & Uploaded into Blackline

Accounting Consultant, Robert Half Mgmt., Charlotte NC) – Aug 2016 to Sept 2018

Multiple Assignments

Recording of month end Journal Entries

Reconciliation of various balance sheet accounts

Reviewed Standards to correct absorption; thru puts & activity rates

Weekly cash call to corporate

Audited the standard update of all finished goods wastes and thru puts to assure consistency by Product class; Work Center

Defined & Calculated cost savings project results for Plant

Analysis of potential BOM & Routing changes versus current and Other changes

Identified inconsistencies in Business Warehouse versus ERP

Independent Consultant, Cost Accountant, Shurtape Technologies, Hickory, NC (Manufacturer; $450 million revenue; 500 Employees) – Aug2015 to Nov 2015

Performed various costing options for finished goods

Ad Hock reporting for projects

Accounting Consultant, Robert Half Mgmt, Charlotte NC) – March 2013 to August 2015

Multiple Assignments

Filled in for Vice President over plant implementation & advised in the structure & development of new ERP System

Cleaned up backlog of Accounts Payable freight invoices & documented the process

Documentation of Plant Accountant Function to be turned over to new employee

Calculation & entry of monthly & month end Journal Entries

Maintained files used to determine the operation of the manufacturing plant

Coordinated with the regional sales & product managers on the projected sales forecast

Calculated the shipments for the forecastCoordinated with the supply group on determining what the appropriate build should be

Presented to Management the results of the monthly SIOP process

Prepare Master Data Files for upload

Assist in the writing of Automatic Accounting Instructions

Document the workflow process

Communication with 2 sister companies to establish process

Trained shop floor team on the module

Corporate Controller, Etimex USA, Charlotte NC (Manufacturer; $8 million revenue; 40 Employees) – Aug 2011 to March


Prepare Financial Statements with 3 month rolling forecast to be reviewed by Board of Directors

Prepare Budget for approval by Dir. Of Finance

Review & approve JE’s prepared by Asst. Controller for entry

Review of Balance Sheet accounts

Negotiate Personnel benefits with providers to assure the maintenance of benefits & expense.

Administrator of 401K

Maintain the IT hardware & software.

Negotiate the Corporate Insurance policies & premiums; and file any necessary claims

Cost Accountant, Shurtape Technologies, Hickory NC (Manufacturer; $450 million revenue; 500 Employees) – July 2008 to Aug 2011

Prepare Budget for four company codes representing 8 manufacturing & 5 distribution centers

Maintain standard costs for 45,000 item/plant combinations

Review all New Finished Goods quotes and provide information and analysis to product managers

Provide data and assistance for BOM and Routing Team to analyze accuracy

Investigate manufacturing variances for all manufacturing plants; (PPV, Waste, thru put, Expenses)

Provide remedies for inconsistent accounting transactions

Monthly review of plant financials with plant managers & key employees

Maintain and verify invoice and purchase order markup rates

To assist with implementation of newly acquired manufacturing plant and distribution center

Division Controller, Janesville Acoustics, Old Fort NC (Manufacturer; $25 million revenue; 125 Employees) – Nov. 2007 to March 2008

Calculate month end Journal Entries and close the divisional books

Prepare Budget

Communicate an accurate weekly forecast to upper management

Investigate variances between Actual; Budget and Forecast

Manufacturing Cost Accounting Manager, Entertainment Distribution Co., Grover NC (Manufacturer; $125 million revenue; 500 Employees) – March 2006 to Nov. 2007

Build foundation for manufacturing accounting module to be implemented into system

Streamlined month end closing and daily processes

Assist in Budget preparation

Calculate and enter month end Journal Entries

Calculate and remit monthly sales and use tax

Review Profit/Loss statement for irregularities

Reconcile various balance sheet accounts

Assist accounting staff to more fully understand journal entries and the accounting process

Perform various projects as assigned

Assistant Controller, Greer Laboratories Inc., Lenoir, NC, (Manufacturer; $25 million revenue; 250 employees) July 2003 to November 2005 (Promoted to Sr. Cost Acct. November 2005 to February 2006)

Responsible for maintaining costs in a standard cost manufacturing system for multiple branch plants

Analyze manufacturing work orders for variances to determine correctness

Financial lead on implementation team responsible for setting up of Chart of accounts; development of Automatic Accounting Instructions; mapping of old accounts development of accounting procedures; training of accounting support staff.

Maintain fixed asset records and record depreciation expense

Reconcile balance sheet accounts to the supporting ledgers and amortization schedules

Review Income Statement for actual to budget variances

Prepared daily cash flows report and distributed to Board of Directors

Independent Consulting, Various Companies August 2000 to July 2003

AccountTemps - Bank of America - Reconciled mortgage accounts

AccountTemps -FCR - Reconciled Vendor/Customer Accounts – Sales/Use tax review

Controller for 3 divisions, GDS, Inc., Conover, NC, (Service Industry; $25 million revenue; 125 employees)

September 1998 to August 2000

Produce, Analyze and interpret the financial statements for multiple operating divisions of the company

Prepare bank reconciliation for all divisions of the company

Maintain fixed asset records and record depreciation expense

Reconcile balance sheet accounts to the supporting ledgers and amortization schedules

Prepare budgets

Accountant, Boggs & Company, Inc., Charlotte, NC, (Wholesale Distributor; $8 million revenue; 25 employees)

February 1997 to August 1998

Month-end journal entries

Prepared bank reconciliation

Calculated and reported payroll to external payroll service

Calculated and reported sales tax returns for multiple states

Reported machinery installation forecast

Analysis and reconciliation of various general ledger accounts

Inventory and cost of goods sold journal entries

Human resource functions

Accountant-Corporate Trust, First Union National Bank, Charlotte, NC, September 1995 to October 1996

Verified accuracy and compliance with internal control procedures for the following:

Stock for stock, cash for stock, stock and cash for stock, stock splits, stock reverse splits, and stock dividends

Planned and directed exchange audits

Reconciled subsidiary ledger composed of shareholder accounts to controlling account

Reconciled shareholder funds to general ledger cash movements and demand deposit registers


Bachelor of Arts-Accounting, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC, May 1991

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