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Controller, accounting manager

South Bend, Indiana, 46628, United States
May 23, 2010

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***** ******* ***** **.  South Bend, IN  46628  574-***-**** 



I have performed many projects for various companies over several years. In these capacities, conscientious decisions were made regarding which entry-level positions to accept and included the decision for my return to post-high school education and to achieve a CPA license. I am seeking an accountant opportunity to learn, grow, and build a long-term career for my future.


• Over 7 years experience in accounting with strong academic background

• Known for hardworking, strong communication, organizational, comprehensive, active listening, and has proven to be reliable.

• Excellent decision making and problem solving skills.

• Technology Experience: Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel, Pivot Tables, Access, Visual Manufacturing, Equipment Tracker, MAS 200, PayChoice, Elite, CODA, and 10-Key Calculator.

• Knowledgeable of all financial statements.

• Finished degree while working fulltime and having a family.


Davenport University, South Bend, IN GPA 3.45

Bachelor Degree in Accounting Information Management Expected July 2010

Michiana College, South Bend, MI GPA 3.5 South Bend, IN

Associate Degree in Accounting Awarded 1997 Awarded: 1997


Accounting and Bookkeeping

• Successfully completed multistate monthly sales and use tax returns before due dates.

• Investigated discrepancies on monthly balance sheet and bank reconciliations

• Manipulated reports to prepare monthly journal entries for month-end

• Analyzed financial reports to record cost/revenue to books

• Accurately performed all Accounts Payable responsibilities for multiple companies.

• Managed and calculated the weekly payroll for 106 employees

• Reconciled inventory by researching differences of physical inventory and receipts.

• Piloted quarterly inventory of physical assets.

• Administered daily purchase orders for raw materials & supervised daily inventory

• Critically saved money on vendor discounts

• Analyzed data to produce daily manufacturing schedule for the warehouse inventory

• Completed monthly and quarterly physical inventories for raw materials and finished goods.

• Solved monthly inventory issues to minimize purchasing new raw materials.

• Critically thought to prepare month-end journal entries for month-end schedule.

• Cut time 50% by creating a new process to reconcile five ATMs every month.

• Controlled project of tracking company assets that were on loan to customers by utilizing Equipment Tracker Software.

• Maintained depreciation and setup of new assets into Fixed Asset Software.


Loucks & Weaver, Nappanee, IN (Redirecting career goals) May 2009 – January 2010


• HUD Accounting responsibilities (Fund Accounting)

• Accurately close client’s monthly books

• Communicate effectively with 26 clients

• Fixed asset accounting

1St Source Bank, South Bend, IN March 2009 – May 2009

Temporary Accountant

• Completed special projects in creating reports by manipulating loan and lease data.

• Financial reporting of loan and leases for month-end meetings.

Crowe Horwath LLP, South Bend, IN Oct. 2006 – Dec. 2008

Staff Accountant Assistant

• Successfully completed multistate monthly sales and use tax returns before due dates.

• Serviced in house clients in regards to: reporting income/expenses, customer invoicing, and taxability on products and services for multiple states.

• Actively served on committees to organize social and community service events.

• Maintained a strategic communication relationship with vendors and clients in order to handle conflicts and concerns.

Yoder Oil Company, Elkhart, IN March 2004 – June 2006

Accounting Assistant

• Critically audited daily work reports to determine fraud.

Schafer Gear Works, South Bend, IN Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2004

Temporary Accountant

• Matched invoices with purchase orders and entered invoices into Visual Software

• Handled Accounts Payable and Receivable inquiries

Jeld-Wen Corporation (Challenge Door Company), Ligonier, IN Feb. 2001 – Mar. 2002

Inventory Control Effectively scheduled daily manufacturing schedules for Plant Supervisor.

Flexco Products Aug. 1999 – Nov. 2000 Elkhart, IN

Lead Accounts Payable/Inventory Control

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