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Consulting Contractor Resume

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

  • Finance manager with broad experience in the operations of multiple functional areas of a divisional business.
  • Accounting manager with technical expertise in analyzing manufacturing operations, standard cost, productivity and variances.
  • Track record of building professional working relationship outside of Finance and establishing himself as a valued business partner with the management team.
  • Expertise in designing and developing new business processes and building a professional finance team.

CORE COMPETENCY:

  • General Ledger
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Financial Planning
  • Price Volume Cost Mix
  • Manufacturing Analysis
  • Business Process Re - engineering

TECHNOLOGY:

Microsoft Office, Hyperion Enterprise, Hyperion Financial Management, Essbase, Smart View, Oracle/JD EdwardsMicrosoft Dynamics AX, Sage, Crystal Report, ABC Flowcharter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Consulting Contractor

Responsibilities:

  • Worked at a Consumer Goods divisional business in Woodridge on monthly Close, journal entries, accruals, stock adjustments, general ledger and account reconciliations.
  • Worked at a multi-billion-dollar Confidential in Lake Forest and developed an Excel model with over 600 columns to consolidate a 12-month manufacturing forecast for 20+ plant locations around the world.
  • Worked as a Business Analyst for a consulting company in Buffalo Grove and sold Management Services to Small Business Owners around the country.

Senior Financial Analyst

Confidential, University Park, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the Annual Operating Plan for a $245mm Confidential and security business with nine market segments.
  • Led and developed a new process and sales model for monthly forecasting.
  • Assisted in the conversion from Great Plains to the Confidential accounting system and reconciled Accounts Receivable account.
  • Designed the Business Intelligence Dashboards for the Oracle B.I. (Business Intelligence) System.
  • Developed a Manpower Planning model to set the annual budget and standard cost for manufacturing operations.
  • Report directly to the VP of Finance.

Confidential, Rosemont, IL

Manager of Financial Planning & Reporting

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared Sales Flash at beginning of new month.
  • Participated in monthly Close.
  • Reviewed General Ledger and accuracy of significant monthly entries. Maintained reporting structure. Performed currency translation analysis.
  • Analyzed monthly results of 11 market segments. Authored the monthly business commentary analyzing variances of Actual versus Forecast versus Plan versus Last Year for the global business. Worked closely with the regional controllers in each country. Performed quarterly and year end flux analysis.
  • Developed a financial model to support the National Sales Manager in the single largest bid in company history.
  • Designed and maintained a financial model for the divestiture of CLSG.
  • Pioneered a Price Volume Cost Mix Analysis to explain sales growth from quarter to quarter.
  • Published a monthly 80/20 Customer Pareto Report that identified sales trends for major customers.
  • Redesigned the Sales Compensation Program with a sliding scale that aligns sales rep performance with company goals and assisted VP of Sales in optimizing sales territories.
  • Set a new pricing matrix in 2009, and maintained a price list by territory, by customer and by product for over 3,500 items.
  • Worked with the Global VP of Manufacturing to report and explain standard cost changes and manufacturing variances for manufacturing plants in the USA and Asia.
  • Power-user of the Data Warehouse.

Senior Financial Analyst

Confidential, Northbrook, IL

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the consolidation of the annual plans for eight operating groups with combined annual sales of $920mm worldwide.
  • Uploaded the plans into the Hyperion Enterprise system and published the consolidated financial plan.
  • Maintained a $30mm capital budget for Confidential Worldwide.

Confidential, Elgin, Illinois

Senior Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed an Excel model to calculate return on capital investments.
  • Interim Finance Manager for the Confidential customers.

Senior Project Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Team member of the Key Performance Indicators (“ Confidential ’s”) Project and the Month End Close Project.
  • Coordinated the design, implementation and training of a new Data Warehouse; automated data download in a “lights-out” environment and pioneered the Customer Tenure analysis.

Audit Supervisor

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Wrote audit programs to standardize audit procedures.
  • Trained new auditors and supervised the drafting of audit reports.

Confidential, Chicago, Illinois

Staff Internal Auditor

Responsibilities:

  • Participated in audits of manufacturing plants and a retail chain of 150 stores nationwide.

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