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Controller Resume

Columbia, MO

SUMMARY:

  • Manufacture of Consumer/Professional Cleaning Solutions, utilizing a standard cost system with domestic Sales of $ 75MM and 125+ employees.
  • Lead for all financial aspects of an assembly plant.
  • Lead development of direct reports. (Financial Analyst, AP, AR clerks).
  • Financial lead for utilizing Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) .
  • Developing & implementation of ad hoc reporting to facilitate greater visibility to data, improved action based decision making based on real time data from NAV.
  • Development, implementing and streamline the accounting process.
  • Lead yearly fixed and variable manufacturing budgeting and monthly reporting of variance against budget.
  • Oversight of bills of materials to ensure accuracy of product costs.
  • Analyzing financial records to forecast future financial position and budget requirements. Monthly submission of results/forecast to Plant Senior staff and Board of Directors.
  • Monitor journal entries, accounts receivable, accounts payables and payroll.
  • Processing taxes: Monthly Sales and Use Tax, Yearly Personal Property Tax, Quarterly Canadian Tax.

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE:

Hardware: AS400, IBM 3400, VAX/VMS 8300 series, and IBM and compatible PC's.

Software: Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision), SAP, Smart Kart, I - Pay Smart, LPR, LIS, Bus. Intelligence (BI), PI+, E-works (AR system), Windows, MS Office 2010 (MS Excel Vlookups, Pivot Tables, many other formulas, MS Access, MS Word, MS Power Point), Webi, Business Objects, Prism Crystal, Ariba, SMG, PROS Purchasing System, BPCS, MAPICS and QMF.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Columbia, MO

Controller

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all financial aspects of processing plant for Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs.
  • Lead development of direct reports. (Financial Analyst, payroll clerk).
  • Financial lead for systems go - live, PRISM, SAP FI/CO activity based costing and general ledger.
  • Developed & implementation of ad hoc reporting to facilitate greater visibility to data, improved action based decision making based on real time data from SAP.
  • Lead monthly financial close process.
  • Lead yearly fixed, variable manufacturing and variable distribution budgeting and monthly reporting of variance against budget.
  • Oversight of bills of materials to ensure accuracy of product costs.
  • Analyzed financial records to forecast future financial position and budget requirements. Monthly submission of results/forecast to plant & corporate.
  • Development and implementation new month end results package, lead education efforts of management team to drive understanding of new systems, help guide the plant to cost savings ideation / validation / and meeting productivity contract.
  • Assisted with the development and justification of projects for the Lean Six Sigma initiative.
  • Monitor journal entries, vendor disputes, developed Mid Month financial reporting.
  • Maintain strong internal controls environment: Lead Sarbanes-Oxley testing, labor, mainframe access, SAP, LIS, and plant self assessments, yearly 20% physical Fixed Asset, Inventory cycle counts, and MRO audits.

Confidential, Winchester, VA

Network Financial Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised three employees, Field Accounting Center (FAC) for the Ready-to-Drink Network, and determined salaries.
  • Responsible for monthly financial close for five (5) plants (COGS $700 MM), served as system support for the Grocery Network four (4) plants.
  • Recruited staff oversaw training process with focus on employees to be self sufficient in month end close for their respective plants. Enable them to identify potential problems, trouble shoot, and assist the network to analyze the month end results from all plants.
  • Streamlined month end processes using excel macros and other formulas to reduce the possibility of errors, drove increased accuracy along with reducing processing time of journal entries by 80%, and freed up time to focus on analysis which drove business decisions.
  • Assisted plants when developing new processes to ensure that there will be accounting accuracy.
  • Responsible for inventory reconciliations, and provided commentary for any out-of-balances or large variances.
  • Oversaw all costing model maintenance.
  • Oversaw the operating budgets of the Winchester plant, and monitored the other four (4) beverage plants.
  • Oversaw the monthly close process for the Winchester plant.
  • Provided assistance and direction for the transition to SAP.
  • Responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley testing, labor, mainframe access and plant self assessments, and network plant testing.

Confidential, Tarrytown, NY

Field Finance Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Integrated the Veryfine locations (Littleton and Berlin) into Confidential ’s manufacturing software, Prism.
  • Lead training / education of plant personnel on the proper procedures for month end closing. This included reading, examining and illustrating how to interpret reports, proper documentation needed for journal entries, and finalizing month end results.
  • Evaluated data pertaining to variable manufacturing costs between plants of similar finished goods, which enabled management to make better informed production decisions.
  • Liaison between Plant and Category Managers.
  • Consolidated information from 17 plants, not limited to: Operating Budgets, Revised Forecast, Month End Results, Mid Month reporting, and Productivity Reporting.
  • Assisted with monthly closings when there was a Controller vacancy at any of the locations.
  • Assisted with the development of analytical spreadsheets to help the plant analyze their monthly results.

Confidential, Winchester, VA

Financial Team Leader

Responsibilities:

  • Served as interim Controller for seven months (March 2000 - September 2000) while the search for a Controller was conducted.
  • Exposed to lean manufacturing, also called, continuous improvement, high performance work force, and Six Sigma.
  • Managed direct reports: Cycle Counting Analyst, two Cycle Counters and Raw/Pack Receiving Clerk.
  • Conducted Sarbanes-Oxley testing, Labor Audits and other plant audits.
  • Analyzed Monthly Financial results to ensure accurate reporting of all aspects of the balance sheet and COGS.
  • Developed Annual Operating Plans for both Beverage and Oscar Mayer Divisions.
  • Prepared Monthly Reporting for both Beverage and Oscar Mayer Divisions.
  • Improved the Cycle Count process so that a year-end Physical Inventory was not required.
  • Responsible for Operational and Financial Yield Analysis, Cost Simulations, Bills of Material, and Inventory Reconciliation
  • Responsible for the oversight of SAP, Ariba, and PROs purchasing (everything except raw and packaging materials).
  • Participated on cost reduction teams.
  • Developed analytical tools when computer systems were migrated to ensure proper credits for volume produced and accurate charges to the division.
  • Developed an Access Database to assist production workers in monitoring their production results for each shift, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Prepared monthly Journal Entries for both divisions.

Confidential, South Plainfield, NJ

Senior Cost Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with the conversion from a homegrown computer system to BPCS.
  • Assisted with the Monthly Financial Reporting to upper management.
  • Reconciled Inventory, Inter and Intra Company accounts, and Purchase Price Variances.
  • Responsible for Monthly Cost Revaluations, and Costed Bills of Material.
  • Initiated the use of Routings, Production Yields and Outside Production Routings.
  • Assisted with the development of BCPS’ General Ledger processing.
  • Established 150 queries used in the day-to-day operations utilizing the BPCS Databases.
  • Prepared and entered monthly Journal Entries in the CES environment.

Confidential, Cherry Hill, NJ

Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised Accounts Payable.
  • Assisted with the Monthly Financial Reporting to upper management.
  • Worked in ABC Costing (Activity Based Costing) environment.
  • Initiated new Return Defective Material procedures.
  • Prepared Overhead, Inventory Turns, Sales Analysis, Royalty calculations and Inter-Company charge backs.
  • Analyzed Purchase Price Variances.
  • Maintained Fixed Asset Register.
  • Handled Foreign Inventory payments and disputes.
  • Prepared monthly Journal Entries pertaining to Sales, COGS, and Overhead.

Confidential, Eatontown, NJ

Cost Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised Accounts Payable, Payroll, Benefits and Auxiliary Supervisor for Transportation.
  • Reduced Physical Inventory losses from $500K to $20K.
  • Supervised, controlled, maintained and monitored all aspects of order processing, requisitioning and customer invoicing on parent company's computer system.
  • Conducted annual cost revisions, and semi-annual Physical Inventories.
  • Maintained computerized product structures and item master maintenance.
  • Analyzed all inventory accounts, consignment inventory, and job shop analysis.
  • Monitored Internal and Inter Company material transfers, and all Foreign Inventory payments and disputes.
  • Recorded Sales, Cost of Goods Sold and produced reports by product line.
  • Prepared monthly Journal Entries pertaining to Sales, COGS, and Overhead

Confidential, Wall, NJ

Cost Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Reduced Physical Inventory Losses from $250K to $30K.
  • Prepared monthly Financial Statements, Fixed Asset schedules, Commission Schedules, and Weekly Order and Shipment reports, monthly Journal Entries pertaining to Sales, COGS, and Overhead.
  • Responsible for computerized product structures and item master maintenance.
  • Responsible for tri-annual Physical Inventories and semi-annual Cost Revisions.
  • Assisted with Financial Consolidations of subdivisions.
  • Managed Accounts Receivable.

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