Management professional with more than 25 years of quantifiable achievement. Combine strong analysis, organization, planning and consensus building abilities with effective problem resolution, negotiation and relationship management skills. Consistently employ an energized, participative management style encouraging motivation, teamwork, approachability, empowerment and accountability.
Treasurer; currently employed.
Promoted to Treasurer of this $150 million corporation and retained all previous duties.
•Initiated replacement and managed conversion team which replaced Oracle with our new ERP system, on budget and on time and resulted in first year savings of $230,000.
•Published first Cost of Benefit statement to all employees showing total cost of company paid benefits for each employee in order to increase employee awareness of escalation of health care costs.
•Developed Actual Gross Margin reporting by sales program, comparing actual cost to standard cost and sales quote enabling management to focus on improving underperforming programs
•Planned and implemented 401(K) Plan conversion to participant directed; led multifunction team in identifying new 401(K) provider resulting in significant percentage of employee satisfaction and reduced company expenses by $50,000 in first year.
•Instituted Pay on Receipt, enabling a 50% increase in production suppliers without any increase in accounts payable personnel.
•Member of Executive Management Team.
Director of Finance and Administration, 1997- 2000
Promoted to Director and retained all duties of the Controller, plus: Directed all compensation and benefits activities.
•Lead process of converting from indemnity to self insurance for medical and health care plans resulting in cost savings of $275,000.
•Negotiated lower premiums and reserves for Workers' Compensation insurance.
•Revamped existing compensation program which resulted in reduction of turnover by 30%.
•Implemented new strategic planning process by using the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) methodology, resulting in the entire company focusing on specific goals and objectives.
•Co-leader on successful QS 9000 implementation team.
New Startup Company
Controller, 1988 - 1997
Member of team responsible for the successful startup of this new company. Directed all financial aspects of Company, such as banking and treasury, risk management, accounting activities and policy, standard costs and management; annual financial plan preparation and analysis, semi-annual reporting to Board of Directors and external audit relationships. Responsibilities included 401(k) Plan administration and Information Systems management and direction.
•Designed and established all financial functions of startup company.
•Managed Team which installed first fully integrated accounting and manufacturing system in 1990. Designed and programmed all financial reports used by management.
•Directed Team responsible for selection and installation of Oracle System software package when $100 million sales achieved.
•Assumed responsibility for Material Control and Inventory Control departments during installation of Oracle.
•Established program to determine sales profit, internal rate of return and payback in years used by Sales to determine selling price on quote responses.
$750 Million Manufacturing Company
Government Contracts Coordinator, 1985 - 1988
•Administered and maintained all Government contract accounting responsibilities, including preparation of required Government documentation and audit data.
•Worked closely with management to determine selling prices, as well as worked directly in contract negotiations.
•Established accounting systems required to pass Government audits for contracts.
•Coordinated efforts of Advanced Technical Center in obtaining it's first ever Government contract.
$300 Million Manufacturing Company, 1978-1985
Manager, Cost and Budgets, 1981 - 1985
•Managed activities of Cost Accounting, Budgets and Planning, and Cost Estimating departments.
•Responsible for capital appropriations, fixed assets, inventory revaluation, LIFO reserves and preparation and analysis of annual profit plans.
•Directed Team responsible for design and successful implementation of fully integrated standard cost accounting system.
•Modified accounting system which qualified company for over $1 million in Government progress payments, thus earning the 1984 Outstanding Achievement Award.
Supervisor, Inventory Reporting and Invoicing, 1979 - 1981
Supervised preparation of month end entries. Prepared written reports to Management which analyzed inventory changes, backlog, and sales.
•Designed and implemented new and improved inventory reporting programs which combined duplicate set of records being maintained by Accounting and Production into one system.
Staff Accountant, 1978 - 1979
Western New England College
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
•Mahler Executive Management Program (Company Management Development Program)
•American Management Association Seminars: The Management Course, Advanced Strategies for Controllers and Financial Analysis.
•Introduction to Hay Job Evaluation
•Received a Certificate in Salary Administration from World at Work
•In-process - Certified Compensation Professional, (7out of 9 tests taken and passed).
Memberships and Volunteer Activities:
•Local Chapter American Red Cross, 1st Vice Chair-Board of Directors and Finance Committee member 2003 ~ Present
•Local School District Board, Finance Committee Chair 1990 ~ 1996
•The Learning Institute Board of Directors, Treasurer 1997 ~ 1999
•City Business Roundtable, Board of Directors 1999 ~ 2000
•Member of Institute of Management Accountants
•Member of World at Work