cost accounting manager controller resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Meticulous Accounting Manager with 19 years of experience in cost and managerial accounting. Expert in Macola and Syspro with dedication to accuracy and efficiency. Developed standards for internal controls to mitigate loss risk.

  • Project management
  • Reporting
  • Budget development
  • Payroll
  • Inventory auditing
  • Statement review
  • Internal controls
  • Cost and budget analysis
  • Organizational skills
Education and Training
Baldwin-WJessicace College Berea, OH Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Business Management/Accounting - GPA :
Cuyahoga Community College Cleveland, OH Expected in Associate of Applied Science : Business Management - GPA :
9 Energy Service - Cost Accounting Manager/Controller
Corpus Christi, TX, 02/2007 - Current
  • Review manufacturing activities daily and analyzed transactions for important metrics and trend tracking.
  • Developed cost system and related internal controls.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end reports.
  • Created internal controls and corrective actions to reduce risk or deficiencies.
  • Supervise accounting tasks, which included accounts payable and receivable, general ledger management.
  • Co-developed departmental accounting policies, procedures and processes to establish and standardize accounting best practices.
  • Organize manufacturing cost information and modeled data for trend forecasting.
  • Collaborate with accounting departments to deliver comprehensive financial information to facilitate decision making for executive committee.
  • Oversee cash flow and controlled costs.
  • Developed and implemented cost accounting methodologies with existing company accounting and administrative systems.
  • Developed corporate policies on delegation and purchasing authority.
  • Perform audits of bills of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and are accounted for properly.
  • Review product profitability and make recommendations for corrective action when required.
  • Develop target margins and product pricing structure in various markets.
  • Oversee pricing structure and developed profitability standards on all products and product lines.
  • Review processes to ensue cost effective and efficient measures are in place.
  • Supervise reconciliation and audit unusual activity of all cost accounts.
  • Maintain cost structure in ERP system for accurate costing.
  • Review anomalies that occur in production to facilitate correct entry and minimize inaccurate variances.
  • Work with operations department to maintain accurate processes in production to ensure transactions are reported and costed accurately.
  • Delegate tasks to staff of 8 employees.
  • Apply accounting concepts knowledge in overseeing accounting and finance operations for $20+ million dollar business.
  • Supervise accounting tasks, which included accounts payable and receivable, general ledger management.
  • Manage payroll processing and changes for 50 employees through ADP.
  • Developed commission structures for national sales force.
  • Calculate monthly commissions and annual targets for sales team.
  • Perform Fringe Benefit calculations for bi-weekly payroll withholding.
  • Participate in annual budget preparation.
  • Supervise Custom Service through complaint process to ensure complaints are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Review and approve credits and refunds and/or replacements as required.
  • Analyze and maintain Caiptal Budget data quarterly.
  • Repeort to Executive Committee progress of Capital projects quarterly.
  • Work with the Sales Team and Vice President of Sales on various projects to develop strategic solutions for special agreements.
  • Coordinate necessary steps in order to successfully implement strategies defined for non-standard sales solutions.
  • Assist with bid preparation, including developing competitive pricing solutions.
  • Assist with month end financial review.
Unique Paving Materials Corp. - Accounts Payable Specialist/Accounting Assistant
City, STATE, 04/2005 - 02/2007
  • Problem-solved accounts payable questions on behalf of internal team members, management and vendors.
  • Analyzed invoice and expense reports, identified variances and researched issues to correct problems and maintain financial compliance.
  • Managed over 300 accounts worth over $2,000,000 with accuracy in various software systems.
  • Produced high-quality documents, reports and presentations using ERP systems and powerpoint.
  • Supported month-end closing functions for detailed reporting.
  • Supported senior leadership by producing month-end closing reports and advising on remittance for quick resolution.
  • Reduced financial discrepancies by accurately processing invoices and journal entries.
  • Tracked income and expenses for business using accounting software and excel.
  • Verified vendor accounts by reviewing documentation, rectifying issues and contacting account holders.
  • Processed and reconciled 400+ purchase parts, raw materials, and freight invoices weekly.
  • Coded invoices and other records to maintain organized and accurate records.
  • Communicated with vendors and customers to confirm information and address vendor and client issues.
  • Managed bookkeeping and accounting systems and completed data entry with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Reconciled monthly statements and transactions to keep records accurate and current.
  • Prepared and updated vendor files, including tax and insurance information.
  • Applied mathematical skills to calculate totals, check figures and correct problems with physical and digital files.
  • Assisted managing leaders to identify and eliminate non-value added tasks.
  • Handled high-volume invoice processing with minimal supervision.
  • Calculated month-end accrual entries for trade payables.
  • Processed incoming payments worth up to $200,000, confirming information to maintain a high percentage of accuracy.
  • Processed and maintained inventory transactions for production of finished goods.
  • Reconciled inventory for 62 locations on a monthly basis.
Dawson Insurance Agency Inc. - Assistant Controller
City, STATE, 1999 - 2003
  • Supervised and coordinated assigned audits ensuring accuracy and timely completion.
  • Reviewed sales numbers and calculated commissions.
  • Developed and prepared numerous sales and financial performance reports per month for 13 subsidiaries.
  • Contacted non-compliant accounts to collect outstanding payments, negotiated installment methods and processed payments.
  • Compiled, prepared, and filed federal and state tax returns in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Prepared variance analyses, supporting and documenting all accounting activities.
  • Executed annual budgeting and modeling to project monthly cash requirements.
  • Developed and distributed operational reports to management and stakeholders.
  • Developed annual budget and compared actual expenses against projected budget.
  • Assisted CFO with mergers and acquisitions through financial audits of prospective companies.
  • Reconciled general ledger accounts across 13 companies and reported discrepancies to Controller.

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School Attended

  • Baldwin-WJessicace College
  • Cuyahoga Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Cost Accounting Manager/Controller
  • Accounts Payable Specialist/Accounting Assistant
  • Assistant Controller


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science

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