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Accounting Manager

Florence, KY
May 11, 2020

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Stacey Stephens, CPA, CMA

Florence, KY, United States Phone: 859-***-**** Email:


Accounting - US GAAP, IFRS, IRS Tax Knowledge

International business and ISO 9000 experience

Advanced Excel and Word

Cash Flow Management

Budgeting and Forecasting

Cost Accounting - Project and Standard Costing

Tax Filing and Reporting (Local, US and Global Indirect)

ERP (Quickbooks (Desktop), SAP, Oracle, NetSuite)

SQL (Axiom, Access)

Expense Software (Expensify, Concur)

Financial Modeling

Strong written and oral communication

Analytical Skills - Data tells a story

Continuous Process Improvement

EXPERIENCE 08/2018 – present


Accounting Manager Senior

Hebron, KY

Ensure GAAP compliance, as well as, other regulations. Monitor changes and assist in the implementation of necessary internal procedural changes

Ensure proper debt accounting processes and controls are established and maintained, with a focus on continual process improvement

Perform ad hoc analysis/research projects as they arise

Provide guidance on payroll tax and labor work issues in multi-state and international production environments

Support Financial Reporting Manager on technical accounting or new accounting procedures Support the business with accounting-related questions for new investment structures and transactions Company financial reporting including the preparation of regular financial statements, necessary corporate filings, and specialized management reports

Create a monthly close calendar, determine the division of tasks for team members, present proposals to supervisor for resolution of important issues and ensure deadlines are met by the team Full maintenance of the company general ledger, chart of accounts, and all financial records

Highly motivated team player who can manage a team and work cross-functionally

Identify and implement process improvements and system enhancements

Coordination with external third party for various corporate, income, US and international tax filings work papers, where applicable

01/2018 – 08/2018


Accounting Manager, Controller

Florence, KY

Plant financial reporting including the preparation of regular financial statements, necessary corporate filings, and specialized management reports

Develop and maintain accounting policies, procedures and internal controls

Improve and issue timely monthly financial statements, financial plans, budgets, and financial forecasts

Full maintenance of the plant's general ledger, chart of accounts, and all financial records Manage day-to-day and close process (month, quarter) accounting, payroll, and IT department operations for plant activities

Assist in special projects as necessary ( work with landlord for new lighting project which reduced lighting cost and 80% landlord reimbursement)

10/2016 – 12/2017


Internal Controls Manager

Florence, KY

Act as a Business Partner to the Finance Leads and business stakeholders; play a key role in the development of global financial processes and enhancing the capacity of the IC&A function Responsible in conducting the annual IT fraud risk assessments utilizing SAP GRC module and reports

Design and implement ways to streamline and standardize operations, which included creating metrics for success

Perform business control risk assessments, working closely with management to ensure compliance with policies

Provide guidance and support to internal stakeholders as they look to address IT control deficiencies or make significant process changes (e.g. implementation of new process)

Review work flow processes and provide continuous process improvement suggestions (VBA macros, Templates to mitigate calculation errors, etc.)

02/2015 – 10/2016


Sr. Financial Analyst

Florence, KY

Spearheaded financial analysis by developing, preparing, and presenting financial reports, guiding decisions aligned with regulatory compliance, creating monthly forecasts and financial models, and annual operating plan and budget development.

Created macros for Excel and Hyperion to update 52 budgets for monthly analysis reducing four-hour process to 15 minutes.

Provided support with the completion of the annual standards revaluation, monthly perpetual inventory reconciliation, and annual physical inventory reconciliation. Performed SOX compliance audits quarterly

02/2013 – 02/2015


Cost Accounting/Business Analyst

Florence, KY

Led annual calculation and update of budget across five business units in addition to BOM and labor routing audits, process documentation, cost-related operational support using Six Sigma, auditing support, and inventory analysis.

Collaborated with overseas IT to investigate and resolve SAP data errors utilizing "Super User" rights. Served as a resource for Excel and SAP transactions and processes including facilitation of training for SAP calculations.

Created templates with offset formulas and macros to add new monthly columns and update charts reducing time required for weekly inventory report preparation by 65%. Assisted in monthly closing and reporting process, using SAP, B/W, and Excel

Established and oversaw adequate internal controls over inventory handling, including cycle counts, inventory adjustments, and scrap, for a multiple plants environment

Provided guidelines for standard cost approaches used in business decisions; establishes and monitors cost reduction programs (financial team member for Six Sigma projects)

08/2012 – 02/2013


Staff Accountant

Florence, KY

Contributed to accounting goals by assisting with banking related activities, audits, month and year-end closing, expense analysis and payment, support external auditor's cost segregation study, and ensure correct accounting treatment.

Investigate SAP transactions, research state income tax exposure and compliance.

Partnered with AP staff to implement tracking for AP related delays and timely supplier invoicing and to generate codes for bills to understand issues leading to identification of supplier opportunities and term renegotiation.

Established macros in Excel to convert files for J/E and electronic storage within SAP achieving a 35% reduction in time required for data entry.

12/2010 – 08/2012


Cost Accountant

Wilder, KY

Executed activities such as analysis of PPV, formulation of raw material standards, identifying manufacturing discrepancies, recording production J/E and adjusting G/L ensuring accuracy and adherence to GAAP.

Identified production discrepancy by investigating cost reports contributing to a reduction of month-end closing of inventory from eight hours to two hours.

Developed and implemented cost reports achieving a 20% increase in accuracy of data.

Guided operations and personnel in the proper treatment or correction of inventory transactions to ensure accurate accounting and inventory balances.

Prepared month-end reporting for distribution to management and facilitated the quarterly standard cost update including budgeting and forecasting activities.

Conducted correlation and regression analysis to understand cost drivers, reviewed BOM and labor routing against actual for accuracy, and calculated standard and process costs.

04/2008 – 12/2010


Senior Accountant, Financial Reporting

Erlanger, KY

Assist President in creating and maintaining company internal policies and procedures

Assist in the interpretation, communication, documentation and implementation of new accounting and reporting standards

Researched and interpreted accounting guidance to determine accounting positions

Assist with the preparation of accounting entries and documentation for specialized accounting transactions, including impairment of goodwill and long-lived assets and transfer pricing

Assist with the preparation of monthly reporting to Senior Management, the Board of Directors and the majority shareholder

Develop processes and procedures within Accounting, Sales, and Warehouse Operations Help manage quarterly reviews and annual audit with external auditors

Monitor compliance with various debt and management agreements Work effectively within the department and across departments



Bachelor of Science, Information Systems

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems; Minor, Business Administration - Northern Kentucky University


Bachelor of Accountancy, Accountancy

Bachelor of Accountancy - Northern Kentucky University

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