Attentive to management needs and value-added requirements. Capable of keeping large groups of employees focused thru challenges and enhance their personal development. Proficient in manufacturing cost accounting. Strong business and financial acumen and ability to engage business leaders. Driven with attention to customer focus to accomplish long-term success.
Business operations organization
Budgeting expertise & analysis
Multimillion-dollar P&L Management
Multi-unit Operation Manufacturing Accounting
09/2008 to Current
Site ControllerBASF Corporation － Geismar, LA
Manage staff that is accountable to site management for preparation and review of $2B budgetary and actual manufacturing cost of the site by plant and operating division.
As finance member for the Site Leadership Team, accountable to report to the Corporate Executive Committee the validation and tracking of specific initiatives, arbitration of inter-business decisions and assurance that decisions made on site are in the best interest of the company.
Spearheaded with our site leadership team a new site culture and mindset to deliver value-added results to the businesses. As the finance lead for our Site Transformation, strengthened the site by adding controls and integrity to reduce overall costs. Slashed 20% of maintenance costs to the site and decreased multiple millions in costs for raw materials.
Collaborate and hold site management accountable for delivering results of the objectives promised for the site transformation and safety targets.
Integrated acquired sites into corporate accounting practices, controls, and policies
Developed personnel in their careers and promoted 50% of staff to higher positions in the organization over 5 years
07/2005 to 09/2008
Manager, Business Accounting PlatformBASF Corporation － Freeport, TX
Ensured conformance to standard costing policies and procedures across all businesses and sites within the NAFTA region.
Managed and developed a team of ~30 accountants answerable for valuation of inventory, cost reviews, income statement analysis, business reporting, and general ledger analysis.
Implemented new procedures and standardized account analysis and business reports.
Guided the platform staff to provide services as needed from site controlling and business controlling requirements.
Provided assistance with internal and external audits, Sarbanes-Oxley audits, plus provided assistance to sites for physical inventory audits.
Stabilized personnel turnover and training and developed trust between the business finance groups and the shared platform.
Assisted with site design, training, and implementation of financial roles for acquired sites.
01/2002 to 06/2005
Manager, Site Accounting ServicesBASF Corporation － Freeport, TX
Monitor, report, and create awareness of site-wide expenses including raw materials, utilities, and fixed manufacturing costs.
Managed co-located accountants in their responsibilities to their plants and businesses.
Pulled together and reported site-wide information and reporting from multiple sources.
Served on the extended site leadership team to ensure continuity and communications across the site.
Worked on multiple, and led one team to develop and enhance reporting needs, policies, procedures, and system requirements.
Participated as site accounting lead with Corporate Finance Planning & Controlling personnel to develop “Platform Service” concept including job descriptions and roles.
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