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MARY JANE DOE

–Qualifications Summary–

MULTIDISCIPLINED CONTROLLER / MANAGER with 12 years’ experience in financial management, accounting department operations, staff supervision, budgeting, forecasting, tax preparation, cost accounting, and cash management. Thoroughly familiar with GAAP.

* Analytical problem solver, skilled in developing financial controls, policies and procedures to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, protect assets, and maximize profitability.

* Able to communicate effectively with internal / external auditors and representatives of the financial community.

* Effective negotiator with well-developed communication and project management skills.

–Career History–

DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER (1998-Present)

Lawson Container Corporation, Seattle, Washington

Provide accounting and fiscal management leadership for West Coast Division of New York-based manufacturing firm. Supervised three accountants and an accounts payable clerk. Administered payroll for staff of 40.

* Serve as active member of management team and oversee all financial systems and procedures, including inventory control, purchasing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

* Developed 3-year strategic business plan.

* Evaluated, selected, and installed software program that consolidated accounting functions for 14 company locations.

* Directed conversion from MAS 90 to Great Plains software.

FINANCE MANAGER (1995-1998)

Interactive Solutions, Inc., Portland, Oregon

Key member of management team for startup company. Assumed total responsibility for all financial and managerial accounting functions, including preparation of financial statements, financial analysis, and cash management. Supervised support staff of four in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and billing.

* Administered employee medical benefits and pension plan programs.

* Authored and implemented accounting policies, procedures, and guidelines.

INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL CONSULTANT (4/90-8/93)

Provided financial consulting services to various types of small companies; involved in financial forecasting, cash flow budgeting, and tax planning.

* Wrote strategic business plans.

* Oversaw the set up of computerized accounting and payroll systems.

CONTROLLER (4/82-4/90)

Saddlebag Metals Company, Portland, Oregon

Functioned as active member of management team, with full responsibility for financial and managerial accounting and tax compliance. Supervised staff of five.

* Coordinated manual-to-computer accounting conversion. Evaluated, selected, and installed computer hardware and software.

* Handled controllership responsibilities for other corporate entities (i.e., foreign exchange, credit / collection, etc.).

* Optimized profit margins by identifying true product costs.

CONTROLLER (4/80-4/82)

Electronics Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon

Prepared financial statements, analyzed financial data, managed cash flow, and ensured compliance with tax regulations. Handled negotiations for Worker’s Compensation insurance, employee medical benefits and business insurance. Managed sheet metal shop and oversaw a production crew of 18.

–Education–

B.S. ACCOUNTING (1996)

Oklahoma University, Jasper, Oklahoma

–Computer Skills–

Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Great Plains, MAS 90, Quick Books, Quicken, Microsoft Word.

–Affiliations–

American Accounting Association

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MARY JANE DOE
Qualifications Summary
MULTIDISCIPLINED CONTROLLER / MANAGER with 12 years’ experience in financial management, accounting department operations, staff supervision, budgeting, forecasting, tax preparation, cost accounting, and cash management. Thoroughly familiar with GAAP.
* Analytical problem solver, skilled in developing financial controls, policies and procedures to optimize efficiency, reduce costs, protect assets, and maximize profitability.
* Able to communicate effectively with internal / external auditors and representatives of the financial community.
* Effective negotiator with well-developed communication and project management skills.
Career History
DIVISIONAL CONTROLLER (1998-Present)
Lawson Container Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Provide accounting and fiscal management leadership for West Coast Division of New York-based manufacturing firm. Supervised three accountants and an accounts payable clerk. Administered payroll for staff of 40.
* Serve as active member of management team and oversee all financial systems and procedures, including inventory control, purchasing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
* Developed 3-year strategic business plan.
* Evaluated, selected, and installed software program that consolidated accounting functions for 14 company locations.
* Directed conversion from MAS 90 to Great Plains software.
FINANCE MANAGER (1995-1998)
Interactive Solutions, Inc., Portland, Oregon

Key member of management team for startup company. Assumed total responsibility for all financial and managerial accounting functions, including preparation of financial statements, financial analysis, and cash management. Supervised support staff of four in accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and billing.
* Administered employee medical benefits and pension plan programs.
* Authored and implemented accounting policies, procedures, and guidelines.
INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL CONSULTANT (4/90-8/93)
Provided financial consulting services to various types of small companies; involved in financial forecasting, cash flow budgeting, and tax planning.
* Wrote strategic business plans.
* Oversaw the set up of computerized accounting and payroll systems.
CONTROLLER (4/82-4/90)
Saddlebag Metals Company, Portland, Oregon

Functioned as active member of management team, with full responsibility for financial and managerial accounting and tax compliance. Supervised staff of five.
* Coordinated manual-to-computer accounting conversion. Evaluated, selected, and installed computer hardware and software.
* Handled controllership responsibilities for other corporate entities (i.e., foreign exchange, credit / collection, etc.).
* Optimized profit margins by identifying true product costs.
CONTROLLER (4/80-4/82)
Electronics Inc., Hillsboro, Oregon

Prepared financial statements, analyzed financial data, managed cash flow, and ensured compliance with tax regulations. Handled negotiations for Worker’s Compensation insurance, employee medical benefits and business insurance. Managed sheet metal shop and oversaw a production crew of 18.
Education
B.S. ACCOUNTING (1996)
Oklahoma University, Jasper, Oklahoma
Computer Skills
Excel, Lotus 1-2-3, Great Plains, MAS 90, Quick Books, Quicken, Microsoft Word.
Affiliations
American Accounting Association

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