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Jun 2012Present

Accounting Manager

G & H Orthodontics
  • Calculate and prepare daily sales report to track progress versus budget and distribute throughout company
  • Create quarterly sales tracker on a daily basis to monitor progress versus budget by sales channel
  • Analyze pricing changes to compare old to new margin percentages, and enter new prices as requested
  • Actively involved in month-end closing process by calculating commissions and royalties, inventory analysis and reporting, and actual versus budget expense analysis
  • Prepare special monthly report during month-end closing including charts, graphs, and comments comparing actual month-to-date and year-to-date results to budget and prior year
  • Generate monthly sales reports and provide analysis and data to other departments as needed
Jan 2011Jun 2012

Cost Accountant

3M Aearo
  • Expedited month-end closing process by downloading multiple general ledger accounts from SAP to Excel to be used in variance reporting
  • Coordinated with plant accountant to prepare monthly variance report and submit to corporate in a timely and accurate manner
  • Coordinated with plant accountant to complete variance spreadsheets versus plan and versus prior year
  • Prepared factory cost current month actual versus plan and prior year reports after month-end close process was completed
  • Performed special projects as needed such as ATM Mexico customs declaration and GR/IR cleanup issues
Aug 2008Jan 2011

Senior Cost Accountant

Firestone Industrial Products
  • Coordinated with other accountants to develop standard cost of materials for a company that generated 300 million dollars in revenue
  • Performed weekly and monthly analysis of material price variance; exported data from SAP to Excel and used a pivot table to format data
  • Provided detailed information on a monthly basis for executives for monthly management meetings
  • Performed month-end closing duties for corporate location including various journal entries
  • Prepared raw material price index spreadsheets as needed for Sales which provided valuable costing information by commodity
  • Maintained accounting and costing views information in SAP for certain parts per requests from the Materials Planning Department to ensure on-time shipping and analyzed bill of materials, activity types, operations and labor and overhead
  • Communicated closely with management to ensure compliance with Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley (JSOX)
Mar 2007Aug 2008

Senior Accountant

Firestone Industrial Products
  • Performed month-end closing process for the plant by gathering data, preparing and entering journal entries
  • Reconciled various balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Generated department actual versus budget expense information after month-end close and organized monthly meetings with managers to communicate results
  • Coordinated expense budgeting process with department heads to arrive at specific line item expenses by providing accurate historical information and calculations
  • Communicated with internal and external sources to ensure accurate and timely month-end close data
  • Coordinated processing of miscellaneous accounts payable invoices to ensure proper documentation and authorization for prompt payment at corporate office
  • Oversaw weekly and monthly payroll functions including timecards, paychecks, deposits, and resolved issues
  • Coordinated official accounting for plant shutdown procedures including equipment removal orders
Dec 2005Mar 2007

Financial Analyst

Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Prepared daily report of actual versus budget labor expenses by department for daily managers’ meeting
  • Prepared monthly report that included detailed breakdown by product, material cost, conversion cost, and variances
  • Coordinated with controller to prepare weekly estimate versus budget for corporate headquarters
  • Gathered data, prepared and entered various journal entries on a monthly basis
  • Coordinated with finance manager to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Oct 2000Dec 2005

Senior Accountant

Firestone Industrial Products
  • Gathered data, prepared and entered various journal entries for month-end closing
  • Gathered data from monthly sales and cost report; created spreadsheet that generated income statement by channel report
  • Created domestic income statement actual versus budget report on a monthly basis
  • Coordinated with upper management to complete standard monthly report that included income statement, balance sheet, cash flow, and gross profit variance analysis
  • Coordinated with various department heads to generate their expenses for the original and revised budgets
  • Calculated sales commission payments on a monthly basis and prepared check requests
Oct 1998Oct 2000

Accounting Manager / Financial Analyst

AgReliant Genetics, LLC
  • Supervised staff accountant, accounts payable clerk, and accounts receivable clerk
  • Assisted controller in the budgeting process, specifically in working with regional sales managers in arriving at expense budgets
  • Participated in month-end closing process
  • Assisted in taking the annual physical inventories
Jun 1990Oct 1998

Accounting Manager / Senior Accountant / Staff Accountant

CeCorr, Inc
  • Gathered data, prepared and entered journal entries on a monthly basis for a corrugated sheet manufacturing company that generated 200 million dollars in revenue
  • Communicated with plant personnel regarding accounts payable invoices, expenses, and various accounting items
  • Prepared audit work papers each year prior to auditors’ arrival
  • Maintained fixed asset records
  • Created general ledger accounts and financial statements layouts for a newly acquired subsidiary paper mill
  • Administered payroll for the paper mill
  • Calculated paper consumption on a monthly basis for several plants and a specialty coatings company; this crucial calculation represented 70% of each plant’s expenses 


Aug 1985May 1989

Bachelor of Science

Milligan College