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7531 N. 1st Apt. 101 | Xxxxxx, CA xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx | firstname.lastname@example.org
Results-focused, accomplished Controller and Accounting Professional with nearly 10 years of progressive experience in serving within fast-paced settings in the agriculture industry. Proven success as it relates to completion of accounting and financial management functions. Decisive with a history of proactively leading growth efforts that align with GAAP, accounting theories and sector best practices. Thrive under deadlines in demanding, high-pressure settings. Proven ability to offer direction in groups or independently. Communicate well with a range of audiences including external stakeholders. Enthusiastic and driven to succeed. Targeting leadership opportunities in the Finance and Accounting fields as a CFO/Controller that will allow for partnership with leaders to improve company finances.
Food Production Accounting | Financial Reporting | SOX & GAAP Guidelines | Process Improvement | Data Analysis
GAAP | Regulatory Compliance | Teamwork | Leadership | General Ledger | Accounts Payable | Reconciliations
Monthly Closings | Variance Reporting | Budgeting | Forecasting | Internal Controls | Audits | Internal Controls
Collections | Financial Management & Statements | Payroll | Human Resources | Insurance Acumen
Time Management | Communication | Inventory Control | Accounting Systems | Microsoft Office Suite
Cut the costs for Worker s Compensation insurance by 15% using improved Xmod ratings and by properly classifying all Lamanuzzi employees
Set into motion the Orchard Payroll Tracking for more than 500 staff members at 10 Douglas locations
Transitioned Douglas from check-based Accounts Payable to ACH electronic payment, a change that vastly improved cash flow (Douglas)
Streamlined Sunopta processes vastly which included assisting with Oracle implementation
Decreased Stemilt grower costs by 10% by minimizing un-packable fruit losses based on assessment of orchard costs
Spearheaded training and development initiatives for new hires at Stemilt including over 20 Managers; touched on pertinent topics including budgeting and variance reporting procedures
Lead accounting and finance operations across five entities including Farming, Fresh Packing and Wine/Juice Concentrate
Handled internal decision making related to relationship building, cash flow, banking, reporting, taxes and regulatory reporting processes
Liaised with ownership to fuel sizable cost savings and guide the company in a forward-moving financial direction
Fixed interest rates and restructured long-vs. short-term debt to restructure it with positive results
Called on cost accounting procedures to provide ownership with a clear depiction of operational standing
Led accounting for fruit growing, packing, marketing, and shipping organization across multiple entities
Directed internal controls specific to internal decision making and regulatory reporting
Worked cross-functionally to drive innovations in management, reporting and accounting systems
Headed multi-part projects to culmination by prioritizing and managing workflow to ensure timeliness
Developed and implemented packaging material inventory valuation and reporting processes
Drove a series of IT systems improvements including an upgrade to an enterprise solution that cut downtime and increased productivity specific to inventory control
Devised daily metrics for orchards and production
Also created a system to track planting for projections, along with what-if analyses
Efficiently reported on finances by developing effective accounting controls for a multinational, NASDAQ-traded natural and organic food vendor
Ensured regulatory compliance with company best practices, GAAP and SOX regulations
Played a key role in supporting new sales by developing budgets, pricing, forecasts and CAPEX analyses
Advocated for internal controls, measured and assessed key performance indicators (KPI), as well as completed monthly and quarterly financial reports with thoroughness and attention to detail
Organized intricate accounting functions for a family-owned fruit and farming business dedicated to sustainability; included control over accounting, reporting, internal controls and budgeting
Supervised a team of five Accounting Clerks and one Accountant; trained, motivated and assessed the performance of each
Devised forecasts and reports that summarized financial positions in order to drive important business decisions
Heightened levels of accuracy through early issue detection and strong management of pool accounting using new process to estimate grower returns
Directed monthly closing and cost variance analyses efforts
Sharpened and refined accounting skills by assisting with financial reporting, budget development and management
Led monthly close processes and cost variance analysis, as well as audit planning and execution.
Superbly addressed external audit questions and liaised regularly with internal customers as well
Evaluated overhead costs and informed managerial staff of variances
Notably improved budgeting processes by carefully conceptualizing and setting into motion plan for fruition
Master of Business Administration, Accounting, Keller Graduate School of Management Online
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance, Colorado Technical University Online
Certifications: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant
Coach, Various local Youth Sports
Young Professionals Committee, Institute of Management Accountants
7531 N. 1st Apt. 101 | Xxxxxx, CA xxxxxx xxx-xxx-xxxx | email@example.com
March 16, 2018
Hiring Agent Name
Dear [Hiring Agent Name],
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration. As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:
I bring to any Controller or CFO role almost 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in numerous fast-paced and deadline-driven working environments in the agriculture industry.
My skill rests in the successful completion of accounting and financial management by calling on a history of leading efforts that align with GAAP, accounting theories and corporate policies.
I am motivated and passionate about what I do, with an innate drive to achieve great things.
As a professional, I find that I particularly excel in high-pressure settings. I am adept in directing others in group or independent environments and work well with audiences at all levels.
Presently, I hope to bring my experience and talents to an innovative company s Finance and Accounting department in a capacity that will allow for partnership with leaders geared towards the improvement of company finances.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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