My professional accomplishments are in the area of gaining well rounded accounting
knowledge about the business and communicating how the bottom line is affect by decisions.
I was part of a team that created, advised and implemented SAP in North America while
working for Colgate.
At other businesses I helped implement several different accounting
08/2016 to 03/2017
AccountantVacation Rentals / dba The Maintenance Co － Bella Vista, AR
Handled the day to day accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly financial closing, work in process, and sales tax.
01/2007 to 08/2016
Co-OwnerThe Gathering in Rogers, Inc － Rogers, AR
Created a business plan to help preserve a historic landmark building and encourage economic
development in Historic downtown Rogers.
Created from scratch Poor Richard's Art (an artist
co-op) and then purchased The Rabbit's Lair and turned it into a fabric & fiber center that
became one of the top 10 shops in America.
Handled all day to day operations, finances, management of employees, strategic planning,
and worked with City of Rogers to help with beautification and implementation of events.
11/2001 to 01/2007
OwnerBookkeeper Plus, Inc BKP － Rogers, AR
BKP was created after I had my daughter and wanted a more stay at home job.
It turned into
a bookkeeping/accounting firm that had 7 employees and over 120 different business
BKP specialized in small businesses that needed a bookkeeper to come to their site and keep
their accounting records up-to-date and train them in the day-to-day accounting needs.
BKP was sold to Beall-Barclay is 2005, where I became the Business Development Manager.
09/1999 to 06/2001
Accounting ManagerHanna's Candle Company － Fayetteville, AR
Hanna's was a company that had grown so fast it needed process, procedures, and software
to bring it up to speed.
While I was there we implemented new software, audits, and
inventory controls for the retail shops.
09/1997 to 09/1999
Cost Accounting ManagerStarbuck's Coffee Company, Inc － Seattle, WA
My job was to implement SAP software.
Starbuck's was going through their manufacturing
processes and creating a cost accounting system.
It was a fabulous job, I just found the
Seattle gray days too hard.
06/1989 to 09/1999
Cost Accounting ManagerColgate-Palmolive － Kansas City, KS
I begin as a cost-accountant for the Irish Spring portion of manufacturing at the Kansas City,
It was a time of change, automation of the manufacturing process, and upgrading
software to SAP.
This is where I fell in love with accounting and helping the manufacturing
team understand how it worked for them or against them.
During my time at Colgate, I was
involved in the cost of unions, strikes, complete downsizing of administrative roles, different
general managers of the facility, and working with New York on monthly reports and annual
Other projects included the creation of the Cost Accounting system and processes
with the CPA firm hired to implement the software.
My counter-part and I flew up to NY
each week to work on this and then flew back each Thursday to work on our regular jobs.
Once SAP was up and running for Colgate, I was transferred to Hill's Pet Nutrition in
Topeka, KS as the Cost Accounting Manager to implement SAP.
02/1985 to 01/1989
Accounting ManagerSpeco Foods, Inc － Kansas City, MO
Speaco Foods was a manufacturing facility (multi-state) that made vinegar, juices, hot sauce and
It was a family owned business that I worked at all my summers during high school
I worked in the manufacturing plants until I graduated college.
Once I graduated
college, I worked in the accounting department.
I started in Accounts Payable, then
receivables and then inventory control.
My role in the accounting was to implement new
software, train others, and get the inventory and cost accounting systems up and running.
Before I left Speaco Foods, I became the Accounting Manager.
Bachelor of Science: Business AdministrationUniversity of the Ozarks － Clarksville, AR, USABusiness Administration Affiliations
Main Street Rogers
Account reconciliations, accounting, accountant, Accounting Manager, accounts payable, accounts receivable, administrative, artist, Art, automation, Bank reconciliations, bookkeeping, bookkeeper, Budget analysis & preparation, budgets, Business Development, business plan, closing, Strong communication skills, Cost Accounting, CPA, Creative Problem Solving, fast, financial, financial reporting, General ledger accounting, inventory, inventory control, managerial, manufacturing process, manufacturing
processes, problem solving, processes, QuickBooks, retail, sales, SAP, Strategic planning, tax, time management, upgrading