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Controller/Accounting Manager

Location:
Joliet, Illinois, 60431, United States
Salary:
82,000
Posted:
March 18, 2011

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LAURA L. ROWE

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Phone: 815-***-**** Cell: 815-***-**** Email: ktxdiu@r.postjobfree.com

CORE COMPETENCIES

Senior Level Executive with extensive hands-on experience in management, business leadership and working with all levels of corporate. Strong in budgets, cash forecasts, business valuations, reporting, audits and analysis. Demonstrate organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to prioritize multiple and complex tasks, often with conflicting deadlines. Proven ability to work independently as well as perform as a team member. Exercise a high degree of discretion, mature judgment, and tact in handling issues of a sensitive nature. Advanced knowledge of personal computers and associated software applications including: Excel, Word, Access, ADP, QuickBooks, Great Plains, Act!, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and integrated accounting and manufacturing ERP systems. Strong leadership, problem-solving, planning, team-building and project management skills.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

MAKOTA CONSTRUCTION, Joliet, IL 2009 to current

Controller – Part-time

Assisted in the development of direct costing for bidding calculations

Introduced internal policies and procedures to ensure a more efficient and effective company

Managed all payroll used ADP, accounting using QuickBooks, and office transactions

BRYANT MIDWEST CORPORATION, Naperville, IL 2004 to 2008

Controller

Implemented annual budgets and WIP forecasting. Orchestrated budget process with all departments and senior management concluding in the presentation of a final budget approved by the President and CEO. Implemented weekly forecasting of financial results versus the budget and WIP expectations

Introduced more effective budgeting, financial accountability, SEC compliance, and internal management procedures and policies according to Sarbanes-Oxley

Reduced monthly closing of financial results from 18 to 5 days; reducing bad debt write-offs 15%

Supervised three direct clerks and indirectly managed two other co-workers

Processed payroll for 50-400 salary, hourly, and union employees using ADP software in multiple states

Traveled among our stateside job locations to oversee all procedures, policies, and requirements were followed according to the company, state, and government requirements for payroll, billing, risk management, and audits

Managed and implemented a new accounting and maintenance system to serve as a more cost efficient method of financial reporting. Saved approximately $500 thousand in time and financial reporting discrepancies

PERDEL CONTRACTING, INC., Lockport, IL 2003 to 2004 Controller

Established and managed internal audit functions

Recorded all payroll and fringes for salary, hourly, and union personnel

Processed annual corporate P&L statements and variance costing reports

Served all Controller responsibilities for her heavy highway construction, steel construction, and real estate company

Processed all payroll for hourly, salary, union, and non-union employees including the processing of all quarterly and annual payroll taxes

Reduced monthly closing of financial results from 20 to 7 days

Orchestrated budget process with all department management concluding in the presentation of monthly budget approved by the President

Constructed and allocated all direct and job related cost effectively reducing discrepancies among clients billings and vendor liabilities

JOHNSON BROS. METAL FORMING, Berkeley, IL 2000 to 2003

Assistant Controller

Responsible for assisting the Controller for the integrity of the financial information for this custom manufacturing corporation. Responsibilities included all aspects of financial reporting, budget management and analysis, inventory variances, human resources and payroll, taxes, cash and banking, accounts payable, accounts receivable & billing, commission calculation, and purchasing of raw material. Performed internal audits and prepared internal and P&L statements to be presented during monthly sales and production meetings. Assisted in the implementation of a custom ERP system from design to set-up to training to full implementation. Directly implemented a payroll job-cost order system using ADP.

TDC FILTER MANUFACTURING, INC., Cicero, IL 1996 to 2000

Assistant Controller

Responsible for assisting the Controller for the integrity of the financial information for this filter manufacturing corporation. Responsibilities included all aspects of financial reporting, budget management and analysis, inventory variance, cash and banking, accounts payable, and sales tradeshow management. Performed internal audits and prepared internal and P&L statements to be presented during monthly sales and production meetings.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL AFFLICIATIONS

MORTON COLLEGE, Cicero, IL

AAS Business Management

DEVRY UNIVERSITY, Tinley Park, IL

BSBA Accounting

KELLER GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, Naperville, IL

MBA/CPA Accounting – completion pending CPA classes 2011

Certified Public Bookkeeper

Certified Public Accountant – expected completion date mid-year 2011

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