Seasoned Accounting & Finance Manager eager to contribute exceptional talents in
fiscal leadership toward supporting the employer in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Proficient in full-scope financial management inclusive of general accounting, internal controls, reporting and statements, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, and precise tracking of company expenditures. Adept at performing complex fiscal analysis to effectively support short-term and long-range strategic plans and operating budgets. Excel in steering regulatory compliance and coordinating technology projects involving financial system implementations, upgrades, conversions, and management. Strong ability to establish cohesive working relationships with all levels of an organization including top-level management, and regarded as a natural leader. Deploy sound business instinct to analyze, identify and implement solutions to capture measurable process improvements and profit improvements.
Established, implemented and administered company-wide Activity-Based Costing system.
Precisely tracked historical product price trends, crucial to effectively timing release of price changes.
Proactively teamed with IT group in developing broad-based software programs to expedite and streamline functions related to financial analysis.
Championed several projects that automated annual budget development, monthly and yearly LIFO inventory projections, and various financial administration tasks.
Researched, selected, installed and/or upgraded general ledger systems such as Serenic (Navision), JD Edwards and QuickBooks, and provided staff/end user training on all applications.
Strategically accelerated and fine-tuned wide range of accounting functions such as cash management, employee reimbursements, payroll processing, grant management, and report processing.
Feeding America, Chicago, Illinois 2006 to Present
Finance Manager / Project Manager
Spearhead full spectrum of accounting and financial administration for nation s largest domestic hunger-relief non-profit organization.
Apply exemplary leadership talents toward mentoring, motivating, coaching, directing and managing five employees.
Efficiently manage A/P, A/R, payroll, budgets, employee reimbursements, internal controls, daily cash management, and all banking transactions.
Assemble, review, verify and submit monthly financial statements to top-level management.
Seamlessly orchestrated payroll processing system conversion to web-based third party provider.
Oversaw deployment of online expense reporting system designed to strengthen cost control and tracking.
Decisively determined specifications and implemented new general ledger system.
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Professional Experience continued
ACH Food Companies, Inc., Summit, Illinois 2003 to 2004
Controller C ARGO Division (Mazola Corn Oil, Karo Syrup and Starch)
Reliably oversaw complete financial control for division, with an emphasis on profit maximization.
Scrutinized plant operations to identify and contribute to process improvements and profit-enhancing opportunities.
Exercised excellent critical thinking abilities to develop periodic financial provisions, annual operating budgets, and daily key indicators to enhance evaluation and control of operating costs.
Diligently updated, monitored and documented standard production costs.
Analyzed and fortified internal controls to sufficiently protect inventory, fixed assets and computerized systems for inventory, payroll, and purchasing.
Led monthly financial reviews with senior management to discuss strategies for continuous improvement and cost savings.
Ryerson Tull, Chicago, Illinois 1986 to 2002
Corporate Accounting Manager (1996 to 2002)
- Steadily advanced through a series of promotions based on exceptional financial acumen, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to accuracy.
- Proficiently steered Corporate Accounting Department s accounts payable functions, general ledger, financial reporting, budgets and sales costing.
- Liaised with Controller to monitor and validate proper accounting across all departments.
- Prepared and facilitated special training programs for non-accounting personnel in inventory accounting, sales costing, budget planning, and activity-based costing.
Accounting Manager C Financial Analysis (1994 to 1996)
Contributed substantial analytical abilities to assess cost behavior for sales and operations, design innovative systems to monitor performance, and report results to senior management.
Exhibited sharp organizational skills in performing general accounting for six facilities and devising comprehensive cost account system for 36 locations nationwide.
Expertly formulated five-year strategic plan and compiled annual budgets.
Meticulously computed cost projections on various pieces of production equipment.
Diligently researched and designed in-depth department budget comparison reports and coordinated reports monthly production, distribution and review.
Prior roles with Ryerson Tull:
Accounting Supervisor C General Accounting (1990 to 1994)
Accounting Supervisor C Sales Costing (1988 to 1990)
Accounting Supervisor C Inventory Accounting (1986 to 1988)
B.A., Business Administration and Computer Science, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
CPA, State of Illinois
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a financial/accounting leadership capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
I bring to you a solid background in directing and performing a broad range of financial management operations, exemplary expertise in general accounting, and outstanding capabilities in streamlining and fortifying internal control processes. To complement these qualifications, I offer polished forecasting, analytical, budgeting, reporting and information technology skills which are paramount in financial management.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a driven and scrupulous professional and stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance, prudence, integrity, and initiative. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of organization>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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