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Controllership level experience in directing all the accounting, finance, and IT activities.  Areas of strength include developing and maintaining strong internal controls, cash management, modeling and preparing budgets and forecasts,  timely and accurate financial reporting, managing bank relationships, streamlining the plant purchasing process, managing external audits, and implementing more efficient processes.

Lakeview Energy, LLC Chicago, IL Corporate Controller/Operations Controller (Position eliminated-Downsizing) 06/2016 to 12/2018
  • Directed a professional staff of six which includes two plant controllers and one accounting manager.
  • Provided timely and accurate US GAAP reporting for three renewable fuel plants, two grain procurement elevators, one merchandising elevator, and parent company.
  • Involved directly with and supervised the accounting functions/records.
  • Prepared monthly and year-end closing entries in Great Plains.
  • Managed two annual audits and one review (reduced audit fees by 15%).
  • Prepared monthly operating and rolling cash forecasts.
  • Coordinated and reviewed the annual budget for multiple LLC's.
  • Directly involved with supporting the banking relationship and submitted monthly packages.
  • Analyzed returns on capital expenditures.
Bank of America Saint Louis, MO Short-term position - Vice President-Portfolio Management Officer III 09/2015 to 01/2016
  • Responsible for underwriting loans for a variety of Ag clients.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. ($1B Annual Sales) Pekin, IL Corporate Controller (Position eliminated due to merger with Pacific Ethanol Co.) 11/2013 to 07/2015
  • Managed an accounting department of 11 with responsibility for five plants in Illinois and Nebraska that produced 315 million gallons of Ethanol per year.
  • Updated the monthly forecast model and lead the budgeting process.
  • Develop accounting policies and procedures.
  • Assisted with the corporate tax return and coordinated the annual audit.
  • Oversaw the monthly close, prepared the related financial statements, and reviewed the balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assisted the CFO with managing the banking relationship; submitted borrowing base certificates, made advance requests, submitted monthly financial package.
    Gavilon Group, LLC Omaha, Nebraska Finance Manager 05/2012 to 11/2013
    •  Managed a professional staff of six responsible for the monthly accounting activities of the grain division.
    • Oversight of the monthly internal financial reporting.
    • Implemented and administered SharePoint for SOX compliance for the Grain Division's journal entries, close checklists, and balance sheet reconciliations
    • Assisted with the annual plan including overhead allocations, working capital projections, and revenue projections.
    • Collaborated weekly with the regional vice presidents on updating the profit and loss forecast.
    Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur, Illinois Senior Financial Reporting Manager - Grain Division (Position eliminated - Corporate wide layoffs) 08/2008 to 02/2012
    • Directed a staff of four accountants that prepared the quarterly FAS157 (Fair Value Measurement) and FAS161 (Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities) disclosures, quarterly inventory recap and analysis, and sales metrics.
    • Developed various sales reports (by destination country, monthly volume).
    • Consolidated, analyzed, and provided commentary on the monthly and quarterly results.
    • Calculated financial metrics (Days Sales Outstanding, Days Inventory Outstanding, Working Capital, etc.) for reporting and benchmarking.
    • Prepared the quarterly segment profit and loss summary and commentary.
    Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur, IL Senior Accounting Manager (2004 - 2008) - Accounting Manager (1) - Grain Export Group
    • Managed a professional accounting staff of ten responsible for 22 profit and loss centers and over 35 locations in the grain export division.
    • Communicated profit and loss results to commercial and accounting senior management.
    • Coached staff to increase knowledge and supervision skills.
    • Guided staff on location quality reviews and physical inventory counts.
    • Preparation of work papers for the internal and external auditors.
    • Reviewed balance sheet reconciliations prepared by staff.
    Other Employment

    Archer Daniels Midland Company, 1

    Family Service Center of Sangamon County, 1

    Ottoson & Company, P.C. - 1

    Kaiser Agricultural & Chemical Company - 1

    MBA University of Illinois, Springfield
    Bachelor of Science Degree: Accounting Illinois State University

    Oracle, Great Plains, Hyperion, and Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

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    Professional Summary
    Customer first. Make it happen efficiently and reliably and your business will grow, be it retail sales, professional services or business to business.
    Accounting and finance professional adept at handling challenging and changing situations, coaching, and enhancing customers' understanding of financial documents.
    • Customer service
    • Lean thinking
    • Internal controls & SOX
    • Accounting & reporting
    • Accounts receivable and payable
    • Purchasing card administrator,
    • Pharmacy third party billing
    • Supply chain
    • MS Office-advanced
    • MedSeries4
    • McKesson Enterprise RX
    • Peoplesoft conversion subject matter expert
    • Budgeting and finance
    • Process implementation
    Work History
    Senior Accountant, 02/2017 to 09/2017
    University of Wisconsin - Madison Madison, WI
    • Served as financial liaison for UW School of Medicine and Public Health, including facilitating reporting of operations, policy interpretation and application and ad hoc reporting between University and School's departments.
    • Processed and reported Dean's financial commitments for research, equipment, staffing and discretionary support.
    • Reviewed and approved fund cost transfer requests with consideration for the sponsor, government and University policy and process.
    Pharmacy Accounts Receivable Supervisor, 04/2013 to 02/2017
    Roundy\'s Supermarkets, Inc Milwaukee, WI
    • Third party pharmacy AR collection, analysis and rebilling for 100+ retail pharmacies owned by a regional supermarket chain with locations in IL and WI.
    • Private AR account billings and service.
    • Performed AR analysis as the basis for operational changes to improve billing and collections.
    • Customer satisfaction and continuous process improvement.
    • Improved DSO to 16.5.and reduced write-offs 12 basis points resulting in annual savings of +$150,000.
    Accounts Payable Supervisor/Manager, 01/2003 to 04/2013
    Columbia St Mary's Inc Milwaukee, WI
    • Direct daily operations for a high volume, multi-company accounts payable staff.
    • Annually paid 120,000 to 150,000 invoices with noted lower than industry average recoveries during third party post audits.
    • Hire, train and supervise and train employees; reinforce standard company policies/procedures.
    • Authorize disbursements; review audit documentation and maintain documented internal controls;.
    • Completed integration of Accounts Payable departments after merger, including documenting internal controls and policy and procedures.
    • Advocated and implemented e-payables/purchasing card program with annual rebates exceeding $125,000.
    Accounting Manager, 08/1995 to 01/2003
    St Mary's Hospital Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
    • Managed accounting, payroll and accounts payable functions with direct report responsibilities.
    • Developed internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as cash and payables management, timekeeping and payroll, and accounting.
    • Prepared and filed annual 1099 tax forms for multiple entities as well as preparing information for annual audit.
    Accounting Supervisor/ Financial Reporting Manager, 01/1989 to 08/1995
    United Health, Inc. 105 W Michigan Milwaukee, WI
    • Analyzed the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities and areas of improvement.
    • Monitored and evaluated the performance of accounting staff; recommended and implemented personnel actions.
    • Supervised property tax payments and fixed asset records of a national nursing and rehabilitation center company.
    • Prepared and directed preparation of financial statements, activity reports, financial forecasts, annual budgets, and regulatory reports.
    Financial Reporting Analyst/Senior Financial Analyst, 08/1984 to 01/1989
    Marine Bank / Banc One Milwaukee, WI
    • Provided direction and assistance to subsidiaries regarding accounting policies and procedures.
    • Provided reporting of financial results to public board of directors.
    • Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
    Bachelors of Business Administration: Accounting, 1984
    University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh - Oshkosh, WI
    Associates of Arts: Business, 1982
    University of Wisconsin Washington County - Bend, WI

    Certified Public Accountant - State of Wisconsin

    License 11081-1 (expired)

    Certification Date - Jun 1988 – Dec 2013