Result-driven accounting professional with extensive financial management and controller experience with a multifaceted background in wholesale/retail sales, transportation and information technology arenas. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in financial management, cost reductions, automating accounting systems, leadership, and maximizing productivity.
Business Manager01/2007 to CurrentColumbus Kenworth, IncHilliard, OH
Produced yearly business plans for each department including budgets and sales forecasts, using business trends, market trends and past history to establish a working yearly business plan.
Responsible for overseeing payroll, HR and employee benefits for 3 dealerships.
Established cost saving measures in all departments including, by renegotiating software contracts, janitorial services, waste and recycling services, landscaping and snow removal services resulting in a 20% cost reduction for 2013.
Established strong relationships with customers, vendors, accounting firm, legal firm, and banks to ensure successful negotiations and rapid response on all levels.
Oversee the daily, monthly and yearly accounting for three dealerships, while working closely with our corporate office.
Responsible for all company's assets including, corporate banking accounts, floor plan lines of credit, and along with truck and parts inventories at all branches.
Automated numerous manual payroll procedures throughout the company cutting time spent processing time cards and payroll and HR duties by nearly 50%.
Automated numerous accounting and month end procedures such as labor variance, labor accruals, indirect labor, estimating CAT taxes, used truck write downs and technician productivity and efficiency, shaving 2 to 3 days off of month end closing procedures.
Controller01/2006 to 01/2007Abranda, LLCColumbus, OH
Managed all day to day accounting and financial concerns for Abranda, LLC and its family of companies; including MC Web Stores LLC, Oncyles and MotoMillennia.
Extensive use of Microsoft Access and Crystal Reports to extract data from Peachtree accounting for complex customized reporting.
Set up accounting controls and procedures for two divisions resulting in increased productivity and accuracy.
Set up international letters of credit used to import 4 new product lines from Italy and Great Britain.
Established 2007 budgets with cost savings measures to be implemented to save an estimated 15% over previous year's expenditures.
Controller, Secretary/Treasurer01/1990 to 01/2005H&S Forest Products, IncColumbus, OH
Managed all accounting and financial concerns for this $40 million dollar per year industrial wholesaler.
Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual reports summarizing and forecasting company business activities and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present and expected operations.
H&S Forest Products - Continued Designed an analytical model to determine the profitability of our customers to be used as a management tool and for the sales staff to renegotiate pricing, adjust payment terms or trim cash discounts to get customer profitability within acceptable parameters.
The result increased the profitability of over 20% of the existing customers.
Spearheaded the implementation of an automated accounting system by investigating multiple vendors to find a viable product to meet the company's needs.
Interviewed and hired team of professionals.
Managed and worked with team to perform installation, preliminary tests, data conversion, and final tests with live data while running simultaneously with old system.
The new system went online two months before the final project deadline and under budget 15%.
Developed credit granting procedures based on credit reports and trade references that were used for establishing and maintaining customer credit limits on over $5 million in accounts receivable, some limits exceeding $2 million.
Responsible for the collection of delinquent accounts and worked with slow to pay accounts keeping the company's percentage of bad debt to under 0.5% of gross sales.
Preparation and presentation of the P&L statements for management and stockholders for both U.S.
and Canadian companies.
Maintained, reconciled, and balanced, all corporate checking accounts, lines of credit and all other assets totaling over $8 million.
Delivered a substantial savings by planning and implementing the outsourcing of the in-house multi-state payroll, which resulted in a 15% company wide savings on payroll services.
Created and molded a specialized team of accounting and support staff to provide the needed manpower to run the accounting and IT departments.
Daily responsibilities included balancing cash and inventory, reviewing billings and cash receipts, daily check runs, and balance of G/L accounts.
Controller/Systems Administrator01/1989 to 01/1990Patient Billing Systems, IncColumbus, OH
Converted the company's General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable from Peachtree accounting to SBT accounting, performing software installation, data conversions, and setting up of G/L accounts for two separate divisions.
Provided training for over 25 users and clients in both SBT Accounting software and WordPerfect.
Calculated commissions and processed bi-monthly payroll in house, along with filing all payroll related Federal, State and Local taxes, Workers Compensation and Ohio Unemployment forms.
Bachelor of Science: Computer Information Systems AccountingDeVry UniversityComputer Information Systems Accounting