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RssCost Accounting Manager/ Controller

You will be interested to know that you have found someone with over 15 years of financial management and problem solving experience, mostly with small and mid sized manufacturing companies. My proven accounting expertise managing and performing general and cost accounting functions could pay huge dividends for your company. Please view my resume for an extensive overview of my experience and abilities.


Rochester, NY

About Me


Accounting & Finance




Eagle Scout

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Rochester, NY

Work Experiences

8/2007 - 2/2009

ESAB Cutting & Welding Products


  • · Facilitated month-end closing activities on BPCS version 6.0 software, including journal entries, reconciliations of general ledger cost accounts and supporting schedules, and other duties as necessary. · Performed monthly analysis of manufacturing costs and reported results to facility management (i.e, variances from cost standards, production pounds summary, labor hours by process, labor and fringe costs, indirect department costs). · Reviewed detail and provided feedback to engineering department on all new capital expenditure requests prior to being sent to corporate. · Participated in preparation of annual budgets for Ashtabula facility. · Planned, oversaw, and reconciled annual physical inventory.

5/2006 - 6/2007

Novis Marine


  • · Performed cash management functions, including gathering data and preparing cash activity and cash flow forecast reports using Excel software for a “cash challenged” sailboat manufacturer. · Improved relations with several vendors and upgraded payment terms from COD to open account status. · Implemented accounting procedures to improve efficiency of current accounting staff of 3. · Coordinated efforts to record transactions from the beginning of the calendar year effecting accounts payable (vendor invoices, manual checks) and accounts receivable (customer billing, cash receipts). · Revised prior fiscal year-end and current fiscal year’s monthly financial statements due to material errors discovered during internal audit.

5/2005 - 4/2006

ATC Lighting & Plastics


  • · Managed and coordinated daily financial activities for accounting staff of 5 (that included a cost accountant, staff accountant, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk and collection specialist) for a headlight manufacturer. · Prepared and reviewed month-end and year-end financial statements and reports for all divisions. · Coordinated and oversaw clean-up efforts of accounts receivable subsidiaries for 3 divisions and coordinated credit analysis for new and existing customers. · Coordinated and oversaw year-end physical inventory activities. · Prepared quotations of new and existing part numbers and updated Prologic computer software with revised unit sell prices and corresponding unit costs. · Reviewed and researched standard price variances and coordinated revision of standard costs. · Corresponded with Certified Public Accountants pertaining to normal business activities and provided general ledger account supporting schedules for year-end audit.

8/2002 - 5/2005

Unemployed/ Short-term Work Assignments

Individual Contributor

  • Unemployed; short-term cost and general accounting work assignments.

5/2001 - 8/2002

PCC Airfoils

Individual Contributor

  • · Prepared weekly/monthly material variance reports for all raw material inventories and outside operations for a turbine blade manufacturer. · Maintained perpetual alloy inventory; analyzed and improved accuracy of weekly usage reporting. · Identified and analyzed material variances from standard cost system; provided variance details and explanations of these variances to the general manager. · Researched, reported and significantly reduced unexplainable alloy variances between perpetual alloy inventory and physical count by 25%. · Reconciled all raw material inventory accounts with supporting detail and investigated discrepancies.

4/1998 - 5/2001

Coe Manufacturing Company


  • · Prepared monthly and semi-annually cash flow forecasts. · Managed cash management operations including analysis of actual daily, weekly and monthly cash inflows and outflows, as well as reviewed and approved vendor invoices prior to disbursement. · Oversaw preparation of shipping documents for international shipments including those orders under a letter of credit for a major machinery manufacturer. · Reviewed terms of customers’ contracts and coordinated commercial invoicing of ‘per diem’ charges and related travel expenses by field service consultants and engineers. · Maintained financial records of capital purchases and dispositions on FA-1000 fixed asset software.

8/1997 - 4/1998

Unemployed; Short-term Work Assignments

Individual Contributor

  • Unemployed; short-term cost accounting work assignments.

10/1996 - 8/1997

Bob Johnson Chevrolet


  • · Managed and coordinated daily activities for accounting staff of 4. · Coordinated efforts to research and correct all ‘accounting schedules’ that contained erroneous postings dating back 4 years. · Implemented new collection procedures that improved inflow of cash from body shop customers by over 50%. · Created new accounting schedules on ADP 8800 mainframe computer to better track general ledger accounts and to better serve accounting staff.

9/1987 - 10/1996

Eldre Corporation


  • · Managed and coordinated daily accounting and I/S department activities for a staff of 6. · Provided training to new hires in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, computer maintenance and report generation on an IBM System 36 mainframe computer with MAPICS software for a bus bar manufacturer. · Generated and reviewed month-end/year-end financial statements and reports. · Reconciled monthly operating and payroll bank statements to general ledger cash accounts. · Collected and analyzed direct labor cost variances from closed manufacturing orders. · Coordinated activities associated with reporting and input of annual physical inventory data. · Assisted consulting firm with their programming efforts to design the new cost accounting system. · Communicated with Certified Public Accountants pertaining to normal business activities and provided general ledger account supporting schedules for year-end audit. · Part of committee directly responsible for company becoming ISO-9002 certified.