Seeking challenges in finance where my education, experience, analytical, customer service, and problem-solving skills will be utilized and expanded. Professional training and experience in JIT, MRP II, and DFT integrated manufacturing methodologies. Training and exposure to Activity Based Costing (ABC) and associated cost management methodologies. Development and implementation of material, labor, and overhead standard costs. Financial statement development from general ledger integration. Large scale systems implementation, including Data III, BPCS, Masterpiece, and JD Edwards. Computer literate on main frame and multiple PC software programs. Ability to simplify complex cost/profit analysis in the form of financial reports. Cross Functional Business Process Owner (CFBPO) for all of Finance implementing SAP and supply chain global business transformation initiatives. includes all facets of accounting and Finance related system projects Cross functional partner working with key management Liaisons from Planning, Sourcing, Merchandising, Materials Management, Sales, Logistics, Marketing, and warehousing. Successful implementations for CSC Canada, CSC Europe, and CSC United States businesses including wholesale, retail, and Ecommerce business models. Managed and led all aspects of global and localized blueprinting pertaining to each implementation site worldwide. Established priorities and elevated key business decisions to executive leadership Audited and reviewed key company operational and financial business policies associated with transactions and standard operating procedures. Led Finance project teams in all phases of FI and CO, MM, SD, and PD implementations that included global and localized blue printing, development, testing, conversion, and go live phases. Other large supporting operational systems involved were warehouse management system (WM), Product Data Management (PDM), and JDA Retail POS and back office financial support, reporting business intelligence applications such as SAP BW and Congos BI, and supporting financial applications of SAP BPC and Cognos TM1. Led all Finance management communications with project and business teams as well as updating executive teams of CFO and COO. Traveled to all foreign sites for phases of implementation and go live support connecting with local senior management for status updates and ongoing support. MFG/Sourcing forecasting and budgeting Product costing and inventory valuation Inventory control Distribution budget and forecasting (created allocation scheme for brand and product line allocations) North America budget forecasting (including payroll, fixed assets) Manufacturing product model "what if" scenario (currency, transportation, duty, factory FOB) Developed models analyzing FOB breakdown of materials, labor, overhead, and factory profit. Inflationary cotton or nylon pricing impacts on Asian factories for example. Duty tariff impacts on leather footwear as another example. Implications of currency exchange impacts for each factory country including hedge analysis. Direct Reports Four direct reporting managers covering Financial Operations, Global Product costing, Direct Accounts Payable, Letter of credit team, Inventory control, and Congos IT team. Six financial operations accountants, Overall, twenty four professional positions under my responsibility. Director of Financial Operations Director of Managerial Reporting Costing Accounting Manager Partnered with VP Mfg. to develop annual budget and forecast plans for apparel and footwear (all brands). Developed sourcing overhead rate models partnering with sourcing VP of Manufacturing and Directors. Experience in 18 years of apparel and footwear industry and 7 years in light and heavy manufacturing industries. Overall 25 years experience with heavy concentration in product pricing, product costing, inventory, Manufacturing and sourcing budget and forecasting, and multiple systems implementations inclusing SAP, JDE, Cognos, hyperian.
Manager, 02/1996 to 05/1998Atlas Copco Wagner － Portland Stockholm, Sweden, OR
Manage cost accounting responsibilities, ensuring that local and international policies, procedures, and internal controls are effective and operating.
Ensure reasonable and accurate cost standards, variance analysis, cost applications, and inventory valuation based on knowledge of product, pricing, procurement, manufacturing, and systems.
GL account analysis on A/P, A/R, and all manufacturing related accounts.
Conducted manufacturing variance reporting for material, labor, and overhead.
Managed hourly payroll for manufacturing departments.
Managed journal entries and reconciliations.
Collaborated annual physical inventory with interim cycle counting program.
Managed all facets of budget preparation (cost, A/P, A/R, fixed assets, and mfg.
department spend overhead).
Established customer cost based pricing and margin analysis.
Performed product cost analysis (break-even, margin, make-buy).
Served as project team member on setup reduction, BOM, and high performance projects.
Supervised on full time employee under cycle count program.
Cost Accountant, 01/1992 to 02/1994Schrock Cabinet Corporation White Consolidated Industries － Hillsboro, OR
Forecasted manufacturing budgets.
Performed cost, volume, and profit analysis for specific product lines.
Reporting monthly inventories and cost of sales activities for three Oregon facilities Reported monthly profit and loss manufacturing statement.
Implemented product pricing files and model-options structure in conjunction with marketing segments.
Maintained standard inventory cost and analyzed monthly variances.
Supervised and trained various employees regarding departmental projects.
Periodic preparation of all cost of sales accounts Managed A/R invoicing and customer credits Conducted month end journal entries, reconciliations, general ledger, and fixed asset monitoring.
Columbia Sportswear Company
Retail Brick and Mortar Stores and Ecommerce Financial and inventory Activity Retail product costing for merchandise Closing store reconciliations of General Ledger store activity Point of Sale activity GL mapping to general ledger Store physical inventory coordination and reconciliations Management of inventory control Managed Revenue and COGS account reconciliations with monthly/quarterly performance analysis Manufacturing Facility in Chaffee, MO Standard cost creation through manufacturing routings and work center/mfg.
Worked with manufacturing engineers to establish labor processing times.
Created, managed, and assessed material, labor, overhead rates used in standard costs Tracked work in process value added accounting inventory with work order variances.
Assessed and analyzed procurement purchase price variances including FOB, duty, freight, sourcing office overhead, and importation fees.
Managed, Coordinated annual physical inventory with back end GL reconciliations SGPA Program Managed and engineered a complete cross functional global end to end business model to establish seasonal merchandise selling pricing (MSRP, MAP, Base Pricing) and product cost by brands, product lines, categories, gender, and unique merchandise pricing points with special make units (SMU).
Established executive level bye in to implement project from inception and overall financial ownership Implemented pricing business model into Cognos Planning business intelligence software to support program Engaged cross functional management teams of Sales, Merchandising, Planning, Sourcing, IT, and Finance Responsible for managing each regional management team for support and bye in to use new global pricing and costing models with planning/forecasting and performances metrics for each region (US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea, and South America).
Established key performance metrics in seasonal forecasting and actual to plan performance for sales, COGS, and margins.
Cognos Projects Was responsible for selecting unique financial reporting software to support JDE GL financial reporting.
Established bye in and approval of Cognos Finance and Cognos Planning software.
Presented capital investment and RIO to executive leadership with approval.
Responsible for resource plan to support implementation and also capital investment approvals.
Recruited outside consulting firms and negotiated contracts.
Recruited and hired internal IT support team of (1 manager and 2 developers).
Worked closely with IT organizational leadership to incorporate into existing global infrastructure.
Managed project and change management for each implementation for every region.
Product Costing Established annual and seasonal product rates for sourcing overhead, transportation ocean and inland, import duties, 3PL storage and handling fees, and misc.
Managed multiple systems including PDM, SAP, JDE, and Cognos Planning Established seasonal US dollar hedging rate on manufacturing factory pricing (FOB) Developed standard costing methodology used and administered in PDM, JDE, SAP Developed product costing forecasting models for each season working with manufacturing sourcing offices and third party manufacturing oversees facilities.
In collaboration with internal mfg.
sourcing management teams, Worked directly with and negotiated with third party factories on seasonal factory price quotes and their estimated internal costs compared to Columbia acceptable procurement goals.
Global inventory Reporting Established executive review of global and regional inventory performance Emphasis on slow moving inventory and sell through potential Created KPI for inventory turns and cost breakdown by brands, product lines, and regional performance Co-partnered with Planning organization to Forecast global inventories for executive review on a monthly basis Managed inventory corporate reserves for obsolescence, warranty, and returns.
M&A activity (acquistions, brands, JV) Pre audit review of financial operations on potential acquisitions traveling to domestic and European sites.
Led project to established new entity JV company implementation within JDE and SAP Retail.
B.S:finance and AccountingCity University University of Oregon － Bellevue, WAfinance and Accounting