Senior Cost Accountant Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Proficient senior accounting professional offering over 10 years of experience in financial operations. Strategic business leader, communicator and people manager. Hardworking Senior Cost Accountant proficient in providing cost-effective analysis and accurate accounting oversight in the Consumer Product Group manufacturing industry. Exceptionally talented at preparing financial statements, reconciling transactions and assisting with internal and external audits. Detail-oriented professional bringing expertise in SAP software and other ERP systems. Over 10 years of progressive experience in field of accounting with deep understanding of GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley and other relevant guidelines.

  • Knowledge of financial statements
  • ERP systems expert
  • Standard cost analysis
  • Account reconciliation expert
  • General ledger accounting
  • Budget forecasting expertise
  • Analytical research
  • GAAP Accounting
  • General ledger updates
  • Database management
  • Payroll oversight
  • Training and development
10/2014 to Current Senior Cost Accountant Materion | Lorain, OH,
  • Acted as temporary Controller at Victorville and Madera plants for 6 months due to the sudden resignation of the plant controller. Assumed all the job responsibilities of a controller and attended management leadership meetings.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual plan statements and associated cost reports for the two plants. Provided detailed analysis on the monthly production volume: per brand, per product line, and per SKU. Set new standard costs according to Corporate Finance schedule.
  • Prepared annual operating and quarterly budgets, direct labor and manufacturing overhead requirements and cost of operations reports. Documented and tracked manufacturing overhead, labor, and capital expenditures for budgetary purposes.
  • Created a database program that records and monitors plant production downtime hours that impact OEE. Reduced data input time by 50% and decreased errors by 30%. Reviewed manufacturing activities daily and analyzed transactions for important metrics and trend tracking.
  • Analyzed financial discrepancies and accurately reconciled accounts using detailed data analysis results. Reviewed and reconciled discrepancies in balance sheet accounts and updated financial documentation.
  • Completed updates to general ledger by adding journal entries and reviewing transactions entered by staff. Performed biweekly payroll and updated employee records.
  • Managed accounting department staff (Accounts Payable clerk) and the related workload. Minimized AP backlogs by covering AP processing during staff turnover or extended leave of absence.
  • Created an excel-based key performance measurement for all forklift operators at the warehouse distribution center. This leads to the adoption of my project as part of HR’s employee performance review.
  • Organized accounts for internal audits and supported audit process. Liaised with auditors to complete compliance with annual SOX audits.
  • Supported plant lean initiatives like performing Leaders Standard Work, Lock-out Tag-out Audits, Safety and Quality Checks, and other CI layered card audits.
01/2013 to 08/2014 Senior Accountant Cirruslabs | Herndon, VA, YtacIsabelo
  • Managed corporate accounting and consolidating functions. I managed two US companies located in Northern California and Minnesota. Duties includes from data entry to cash, receivables, inventories, fixed assets, payables, accruals, payroll, and intercompany accounting.
  • Performed analysis and consolidation of financial reports from operating companies outside US like China, Singapore, Malaysia and Germany.
  • Prepared journal entries using Glovia ERP accounting system and reviewed trial balance at month end. Actively participated in the transition into the new SAP accounting system.
  • Generated month-end cost inventory reports and analyzed variances as requested by management. Ascertained that journal entries were organized and posted to accurately report raw material inventory balances. Performed monthly test counts to verify accuracy of inventory balances by analyzing inventory reserve for slow moving items. Suggested inventory dispositions or adjustments to reserves.
  • Analyzed the purchase price variance account and performed standard price cost updates as necessary. Reviewed unusual fluctuations of direct materials and labor costs compared from prior year.
04/2005 to 12/2012 Accountant Amentum | Palm Beach, FL,
  • Prepared monthly and year-end closing statements, financial documents and invoices.
  • Created detailed financial models and applied analytical tools to facilitate variance analysis. Prepared and reviewed financial statements, resolving discrepancies after careful analysis.
  • Analyzed balance sheet and income statements to review company's financial performance. Monitored all company costs and presented budget forecasts each quarter. Aligned all financial activity with GAAP regulations and standards.
  • Assessed accounting accuracy of daily cash transactions, including A/P and A/R tracking, budgeting, payroll transactions, wage allocation, salary expenses, online payments, bank and credit card transactions, and petty cash reconciliations. Investigated and resolved discrepancies in monthly bank account reconciliation.
  • Identified operational process inefficiencies and recommended necessary improvements. Coordinated with other departments to achieve cost planning targets. Analyzed monthly operating performance and profit projections for reporting and developing action items.
  • Collaborated extensively with auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes.
  • Successfully negotiated, in coordination with the Sales Manager, the acquisition of two major accounts. These accounts generated total revenue of approximately $800K a year.
  • Created an Excel-based program to help shipping department in generating packing lists and shipping labels. Saved the company approximately 50% of the processing time to complete each task. Designed a new program to upload individual customer data into the UPS and FedEx shipping system. It resulted in speeding up the shipment efficiency process by as much as 80%.
  • Spearheaded the transition from the IBM AS400 G/L financial systems and reports to the new ERP accounting system. Completed comprehensive valuation analysis and credit review of acquisition target, and played a key role in the due diligence effort that was crucial to a successful merger.
Education and Training
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Applied Business Management Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, ID GPA:
  • 3.90 GPA
Expected in 03/1989 Bachelor of Science | Accounting University Of Mindanao-Philippines, Davao, Philippines, GPA:
  • Magna cum laude graduate
Additional Information

Candidate for the State of California CPA Examination (in progress)

Certified Public Accountant – (in the Philippines)

Candidate for the State of California CPA Examination (in progress). A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Philippines.

Many years ago, a CPA license from the Philippines can be converted into a US license. But due to changes in the law, I am now required to take another CPA examination in the state of California to be able to do a public practice. This is now in progress and hopefully will get my license in a year.

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