division operations controller resume example with 13+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Visionary, forward-thinking Certified Public Accountant with over 11 years of progressive, professional experience, including two years as the Director of Operations and Finance for trucking company, four years as Controller in RV manufacturing environment, and over five years in public accounting serving high net worth individuals, C corp., S corp. and partnerships.

Core Competencies
  • Analytical reasoning
  • Confidentiality
  • Complex problem solving
  • Cross-functional team management
  • Effective time management
  • Executive leadership advisement
  • Flexible team player
  • Issue and conflict resolution
  • Staff development
  • Supervisory experience
  • Accounting information systems
  • Cost accounting
  • Federal, state and local taxation
  • Financial accounting & reporting (GAAP)
  • Inventory valuation & analysis
  • Management accounting
  • Month-end and year-end closings
  • Process and procedure development
  • Profit and loss management
  • Strong Excel skills
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais, IL Expected in 2007 Bachelor of Science : Accounting & Economics/Finance - GPA :
  • Study Abroad - University of New York - Prague, Czech Republic (Spring Semester 2004)
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) , Expected in : - GPA :
  • 40+ hours of live courses, seminars and self-study pertaining to auditing, financial accounting & reporting, information technology, taxation per year.
Technology , Expected in : - GPA :
  • Traverse Accounting & ERP Software
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV, AX 2012 & AX 2009
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)
  • ProSystem fx (Engagement, Fixed Assets, Tax)
  • Lacerte Tax
  • QuickBooks
Professional Experience
University Of Colorado Boulder - Division Operations Controller
Boulder, CO, 08/2019 - Current
  • Manage all daily, weekly & monthly tasks pertaining to financial accounting, reporting & budgeting for a $100M division of Rev Group, Inc. (REVG).
  • Provide sound judgement & business guidance to the VP/GM in an ever changing & growing organization.
  • Assess team proficiencies, identifying and targeting areas for improvement.
  • Create effective 12-36 month business plans to focus strategic decisions on exceeding long-term objectives.
Ardelyx, Inc. - Director Of Operations And Finance
Detroit, MI, 02/2017 - 05/2019
  • Led and developed with credibility, team of 67 individuals, effectively and efficiently serving customers by safely utilizing a fleet of 1,000 sub-contract trucks/drivers
  • Directed the operations and financial management of a $90M multiservice/multistate trucking company that's a division of Skyline Champion Corp. (NYSE: SKY)
  • Reviewed & approved monthly, quarterly & annual financial statements
  • Analyzed and administered moving forecasts and annual operating budgets, consistently maintaining controls and preventing overages to support sustainability
  • Coordinated with internal & external audit staff to document & modify business processes when necessary to comply with corporate accounting policy’s & SOX
  • Formulated and reviewed daily, weekly & monthly KPI's and direct margin reports with management to assess performance and make proactive adjustments, keeping operations highly responsive to changing business conditions
  • Managed key company accounts to promote ongoing profitability and superior customer satisfaction
  • Improved gross profit margin by 2% through the standardization of driver pay processes
  • Negotiated contracts with customers and vendors
  • Prepared & reviewed capital expenditure requests, while strictly adhering to a $750K annual capex budget
  • Worked closely with terminal managers to immediately address issues and implement effective solutions
  • Directed training improvements to reduce knowledge gaps and eliminate workforce performance and process inefficiencies
  • Strengthened marketing efforts by rebranding, website redesign & increased social media awareness & presence to improve engagement
  • Reduced the overall exposure to risk through coordinated efforts with the Safety Director & renegotiation of insurance contracts
  • Conducted ongoing review & analysis of transit damage claims to minimize losses
  • Increased operational efficiency through the consolidation of terminals, terminal staff & resources
  • Reduced annual G&Amp;A expenses by over $250k by eliminating unnecessary spending and waste
DRV, LLC & Cruiser RV, LLC (Acquired By Heartland RV - Jan. 2015) - Controller
City, STATE, 10/2012 - 02/2017

Highly motivated, competent and well respected controller of two RV manufacturing companies; employing over 300 individuals, operating three production facilities and generating revenues in excess of $135 million.

  • Manage and assist with daily, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks related to finance and taxation
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements
  • Perform reconciliations & analysis of general ledger accounts
  • Create monthly allocations, accruals & make necessary adjusting entries to ensure accurate financial presentation
  • Oversee A/R, A/P & payroll functions
  • Plan, organize, direct and measure all key aspects of the department to ensure timely and accurate performance
  • Oversee and assist in the coordination of quarterly physical inventory counts. Analyze and review inventory valuations and scrutinize the accuracy of the results
  • Through the implementation of streamlined processes and deadlines, the month end close timeline was cut in half.
  • Led the implementation of the PO Module within the ERP system to align with our purchasing needs. Prior to the integration all PO's were being done manually in excel. Post integration over 15,000 PO's per year were being system generated by six purchasing agents
  • Organized the implementation of the Bill of Materials module within the ERP system. Prior to implementation all Bill of Materials were being managed & manually updated in excel
  • Modified and integrated business processes to align with the new parent company's accounting procedures and corporate policy, while maintaining strict adherence to GAAP and SOX
  • Valuable team player post Heartland acquisition: ensure accurate & timely recording of transactions and manage the transfer of sensitive financial information from one accounting system to another
Meador Stratton, LLP (Acquired By Porte Brown, LLC - Dec. 2011) - Certified Public Accountant
City, STATE, 05/2007 - 10/2012
Trusted business adviser serving high net worth individuals, C corp., S corp. and partnerships with exceptional accounting and tax services.
  • Managed 50+ small/medium-sized clients generating professional service revenue in excess of $400,000.
  • Performed Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Statement Reviews & Compilations.
  • Performed duties related to the following: bookkeeping, payroll processing, financial statement preparation and information technology consulting.
  • Prepared and reviewed complex personal tax returns, pass-though entities, consolidated and multi-state business returns. 
  • Built strong working relationships with managers, co-workers and clients.
  • Assisted partners in consulting with closely held businesses and clients on financial and tax planning matters.
  • Identified and researched various tax compliance issues.
  • Was influential during the acquisition of the firm by accepting change, working diligently and seamlessly transferring confidential client information and data to a new accounting & tax preparation system. 
Certifications and Affiliations
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Indiana, 2013
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

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School Attended

  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
  • Technology

Job Titles Held:

  • Division Operations Controller
  • Director Of Operations And Finance
  • Controller
  • Certified Public Accountant


  • Bachelor of Science

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