An extroverted professional with a proven track record of proposing and implementing process improvements, reporting tools and financial solutions. Wide-range of experience in accounting and financial analysis for large,multi-billion dollar international public and private companies. Comfortable interacting with all levels of management. Passionate about supply chain finance.
SAP FI/CO SAP BPC & Business Warehouse Hyperion
*Advanced Skills in Microsoft Excel & Access
Senior Financial Analyst03/2014 to Current Schneider ElectricPalatine, IL
Ongoing COSBI Sweep analysis resulting in ~$4M in favorable P&L adjustments from 2014 - Present Designed and implemented an integrated capital and depreciation forecasting tool for all Global Supply Chain locations in North America Time and Attendance Cost Competency Kaizen event to understand employee resources and constraints and recommend future state of organization's headcount Standardize Capital BCFE Templates for SVP GSC Reviews Streamline Fixed Asset Policy & Procedures into one central handbook with guidance from Internal Audit group Created an automated salaries forecasting model for Logistics team Work closely with Finance Business Transformation Controller and Operational Excellence Manager to develop a vision and strategy to drive transformation efforts by recommending process improvements, standardization opportunities and efficiency improvements Act as liaison for Supply Chain Finance team on all transversal projects; build appropriate teams from business/finance groups, manage deadlines, and deliverables Ability to connect business processes to correct accounting treatment while assessing best practices and driving implementation within the organization through process documentation & training.
Senior Financial Analyst06/2012 to 03/2014 Pactiv, IncLake Forest, IL
Member of highly visible team tasked with identifying $10M of Transfer Freight Savings; provided recommendations and solutions to Business Units and present findings and results to Board of Directors Provided financial analysis and recommendations for new Midwest warehousing strategy resulting in the closure of one facility and the creation of a larger, more strategically located facility realizing $4M of annual savings Developed process to identify potential loopholes with inventory movement in warehouse locations resulting in the identification of $700K of finished goods inventory being misrepresented on the balance sheet Redesigned and enhanced reconciliation process for leased CHEP pallets at manufacturing and warehousing locations Built inventory reserve model for new business acquisitions to be used prior to go-lives Streamlined process and documentation for locations to submit Finished Goods Physical Inventory Exemption Responsibilities: Coordinate the forecasting and budget process for $300M Warehouse and Transportation organizations Monthly consolidation and reporting of warehouse and freight spend; variance analysis to budget, prior year, and forecast; 58 warehouse locations, 50 profit centers Provide Freight and Warehouse costing information to Business Units for use in Customer RFPs Monthly journal entry preparation for global freight claims, payments, and warehouse damages.
Senior Financial Analyst12/2009 to 06/2012 Fenwal, IncLake Zurich, Illinois
Consolidate financial statements from five manufacturing plants for creation and analysis of the Global Operations P&L as well as other supporting reports & KPIs for Monthly Operating Review.
Manage monthly global analysis related to manufacturing variances, PPV, inventory revaluation, freight, and warehouse.
Calculate global quarterly inventory reserve and monitor monthly discards to minimize financial impact.
Work with Tax and Manufacturing organizations to establish standard costs for annual budget.
Staff Accountant03/2009 to 12/2009 Fenwal, IncLake Zurich, Illinois
Assisted with SAP Fixed Asset Implementation & Go-Live after divestiture from Baxter.
Analyzed and performed month-end journal entries for all prepaids, accruals, and payroll taxes.
Managed the global fixed asset data base of $160M.
Primary finance contact for all global fixed asset capitalizations, retirements and system maintenance.
Staff Accountant01/2007 to 01/2009 ArcelorMittal InternationalChicago, Illinois
Month end responsibilities preparing and processing entries for all accruals, prepaids, payroll, and inventory-in-transit, and inventory write downs in accordance with IFRS.
Performed intercompany reconciliations monthly, comprised of sales/purchases and payables/receivables.
Examine monthly profitability analyses on US/Mexico/Canada orders to ensure proper gross margin; prepared adjusting entries accordingly to ensure proper revenue recognition.
Accounting Analyst01/2006 to 01/2007 TAP PharmaceuticalsLake Forest, Illinois
Implemented new Fixed Asset Management system.
Managed capital spending of $8M to ensure company spend was in line with forecast.
Worked directly with Directors and Vice Presidents for future capital needs and related impacts to financial statements.
Master of Business Administration2011Northern Illinois UniversityHoffman, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts: Accounting and Business Administration2006Carthage CollegeKenosha, WIAccounting and Business Administration
Green-Belt Six Sigma: Expected Completion December, 2016
Two-Day workshop: "Connecting with Executives: How to Influence Decision Makers" 2015