Several years experience in providing information and creating software solutions for business
needs and efficiencies. Three plus years experience in varying accounting positions.
Work well independently and as part of a team.
Knowledgeable in use of MS Office products.
Meticulous attention to detail
Professional and mature
Strong problem solver
Dedicated team player
01/2009 to 02/2010
AccountantErichsen, Eckard & Associates, P.C － Spirit Lake, IA
Prepared, amended and reviewed individual income tax returns.
Assisted in individual tax planning and preparation of corporate income tax returns.
01/1993 to Current
Data Processing Manager/ProgrammerStine Seed Company － Adel, IA
The nation's largest independent corn and soybean seed company, focused on developing the world's best-
performing corn & soybean seed.
Responsible for enhancements to software written in COBOL and CL on an IBM System i (AS/400,
iSeries, Power System).
Assist management and other staff with information needs and questions.
Design, develop, test and document modifications to Accounts Receivable, Orders, Inventory,
Growers, Billing, Miscellaneous Invoicing, General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Bank
Reconciliation and Budgeting.
Provide information to management through reports, queries, spreadsheets, maps, written documents
Support and train employees in software changes.
Schedule and monitor system backup; restore information when needed.
Design and maintain resource and password security.
Automate emailing of statements to account managers
Create maps for management
Automate creation of cash management spreadsheet
Automate end of year sales reporting
Transfer grower pricing information to Accounts Payable
File W-2s, state W-2 and SUTA reports electronically
Payroll direct deposit and 401k benefit
Add/increase/remove fields in the database (account number, product code)
Developed and modified software for various marketing/pricing programs
Converted software from S/36 environment to native (OCL to CL, 1985 COBOL standards)
Design, develop and test underlying database used in web portal created by consultants
Direct deposit of checks to a select group of vendors
Developed Bank Reconciliation and Financial Statement consolidation applications
Program interfaces between AS/400 & KRONOS (employee and hour information)
Enhancement to allow access to select information by outside account managers via dial-up
Reviewed/changed programs where necessary for the year 2000 (increase year from 2 to 4 digits)
Developed bill of lading application to interface with Inventory and Accounts Receivable.
01/1991 to 01/1992
Supervisor of AccountingIowa Lakes Electric Cooperative － Estherville, IA
A member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative serving farms, homes & businesses in northwest IA.
Supervised the General Accounting system, including the preparation of timely and accurate financial
reports and the maintenance of the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers and related records in
accordance with GAAP and the REA system of accounting.
Supervised the non-energy related Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cash
Management and Work Order accounting systems work performed by three people.
Responsible for employee training and performance evaluations within the department.
ProgrammerStine Seed Company － Adel, IA
Modified existing software written in COBOL on the IBM System/36 to price products according to the
Designed and programmed an Inventory system that interfaced with the existing invoicing system.
01/1981 to 01/1990
ProgrammerResponse, Inc － Jackson, MN
A software development company specializing in Pharmacy, Seed and Banking applications.
Responsible for program development and modifications in COBOL (5 years) and BASIC (5 years).
Hardware included System/36, AS/400 (36 environment), PC's, 5120, System/23 and System/34.
Software experience included General Accounting, Seed Industry, Pharmacy, Banking and Trucking.
Consulted with customers to determine special needs and modified software accordingly.
Backup to the support department in providing installation, training and telephone assistance to
Assisted the sales department with demonstrations and technical questions.
Wrote software documentation.
Designed Payroll tax calculation program to accommodate tax withholding for majority of states
Instrumental in design of Order Entry application.
01/1980 to 01/1981
Staff AccountantNorwest Bank － Fort Dodge, IA
Bank with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN that later merged with Wells Fargo & Co.
Responsible for the preparation of month-end financial statements, quarterly Call Reports and internal
Balanced or monitored the balancing of all subsidiary ledgers to general ledger on a monthly basis.
Reviewed income and expense accounts for proper classification.
Wrote BASIC computer programs.
Participated in the bank's business development program.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Accounting Mathematics Computer ScienceUniversity of Northern Iowa - Cedar FallsAccounting Mathematics Computer Science
Passed Certified Public Accountant exam,
- State of Iowa certificate
accounting, General Accounting, accounting systems, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, AS/400, Automate, Backup, Bank
Reconciliation, Bank Reconciliation, Banking, BASIC, Billing, Budgeting, business consulting, business development, Cash
Management, cash management, CL, COBOL, Hardware, Certified Public Accountant, client, database, train employees, employee training, Financial, financial
reports, financial statements, General Ledger, IBM, Inventory, Invoicing, KRONOS, marketing, access, Order Entry, Payroll, PC's, pricing, profit, program development, sales, sales reporting, software development, software documentation, spreadsheets, spreadsheet, tax, tax planning and preparation, tax returns, telephone, web portal, written, year 2000