Accountant in Richmond Hill, Ontario
PROFILE: I am an enthusiastic, outgoing professional with a Degree in Business Administration major in Accounting and highly experienced in all Financial Areas in a variety of Industries. My goal is to enroll in an MBA/CMA program offered by Laurier University in near future. I also have completed Six Sigma projects and as the result I am a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Communication and computer skills are part of my strengths; SAP, Oracle, AS400 and ACCPAC are a few examples of this. I am an independent thinker and problem solver, seeking challenging tasks constantly. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting Major), Lake head University, Thunder Bay, Ontario Financial Management Diploma (Accounting Major), Centennial College, Scarborough, Ontario PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Senior Cost Analyst–Maple Leaf Food. Toronto, Ontario (Contract) Mar 12- Now • Daily production, Yield and Labour Variance analysis and presentation to Sr. Management. • Weekly reports: Yield, Labour, Vitals, P&L and daily inventory reconciliation. • C3 review, self-assessments and tests to verify and evaluate accounting procedures and reporting functions and Controls. • Ongoing process validation and improvement, reporting inefficiencies to Sr. Management. • Assisted Six Sigma Staff with OEE project in gathering and validating data when required. • Period end Financial/Cost activities, Reconciliation, Journal Entries, analyzing accounts, PPV analysis, finalizing and reporting the Financials to Plant and Corporate Sr. Management. • BOM reviews per assigned tasks and other ad hoc reporting. Senior Cost Analyst – Warren Industries Inc. Vaughn, Ontario (Contract) May 11- Feb 12 • Setup, maintain and analyze BOM and process routing to verify correct cost of a manufactured part. Transferred intercompany charges through transfer pricing. • Evaluate actual manufacturing costs and prepare periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs. • Studied and collected information to determine standard and actual costs of manufactured parts including raw material purchases, inventory, labor and Overhead. • Provide management with reports comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products explaining monthly variances to senior management • Utilize technical and fundamental analysis techniques to evaluate efficiency and productivity trends. • Various month-end responsibilities and other assigned tasks. Senior Accountant – Lambda CRO, Scarborough, On. (Part Time Contract) Aug 10 – May 11 • Responsible for training the staff in Finance department with month end closing, revenue recognition by projects, and accounts reconciliations. • Reconciled all G.L. Accounts and set-up internal control for manual cheques issued to subjects. • Cleared and reconciled the Fixed Asset sub ledger to the new re-appraised PP&E ledger. Senior Cost Accountant – CPI Card Group, Vaughn, On. (Part Time Contract) Oct 10 – Feb 11 • Responsible mainly to assist with system implementation to avoid manual inventory control. • Extracted reports to enable production to follow the flow of inventory and knowing the inventory on hand at all times (Live Data). • Assisted the Controller with financial reporting to Corporate. • Assisted the Controller with Budget. • Assisted the Sr. Accountant with month end closing • Assisted the Sr. Accountant with inventory evaluation. • Calculated the annual Fixed and Variable overhead Rates. Senior Project Accountant – Biovail Contract Research, Scarborough, Ontario Jun 08 – Jul 10 • Responsible in all functions of Accounting, Revenue Recognition by projects and variance analysis, Current and Fixed Assets maintenance and reconciliation, reconciliation of Liability accounts and Interco Transactions. • Responsible for budget and monthly forecast. • Designed a weekly Overtime report for management review. • Designed and improved Sample Storage revenue sheet to efficiently keep track of all samples according to inventory on hand and contracts. • Coordinated month end functions within department to meet reporting deadlines meeting local and corporate reporting requirements. • Responsible for quarterly reporting and reconciliation to the Corporate and Auditors. • Improved internal controls. • SOX review, self assessments and tests to verify and evaluate accounting procedures and reporting functions and Controls. • Interface with all departments at various levels. • Responsible for calculation of some Key Performance Indicator, i.e. FTE • Monthly review of the Financial Statements for accuracy, review of departmental expenses and comparison to forecast, review of departmental performance with each manager. Senior Cost/Accounting Specialist – IAC (Lear) Corp, Mississauga, Ontario Jan 06 – Apr 08 • Completed Six Sigma projects after obtaining Black Belt Certificate and saved the company $90,000 annually. • Daily Flash preparation, analysis and presentation, and weekly sales and gross margin analysis by using ARTS and ACCESS Data Base. • Achieved labour overtime reduction by $200,000 per annum simply by adding graphs to the daily flash to track the overtime by departments and discuss them during the production meetings. • Reduced cycle count adjustments by looking at different work cells and making sure that the actual material consumption is according to the Bill of Material standards. By doing so we have achieved a more accurate cycle counts and more on time order • Cost and price analysis, setup and maintenance. Analyze BOM, Material, labour and overhead cost. • Implement and manage inventory counts and prepare related reports, i.e. obsolete list and Variance analysis report and Monthly inventory reconciliation. • Month-end accounts reconciliation and analysis. Fixed Assets’ maintenance and CIP reconciliation. Financial reporting i.e. Balance sheet, P&L, Cash Flow and forecasting. • SOX review, improve processes on an ongoing basis, • Problem solver and improvement of reports on an ongoing basis. • Received TS audit certificate to assist in internal control audit. • Working with Continuous Improvement department to reduce the overall cost of production on an ongoing basis. Cost/Financial Analyst - ST MARYS Cement, Toronto, Ontario Jun 04- Nov 05 • ST Mary’s Cement is one of the largest cement manufacturer’s in Canada and is privately owned by Votorantum Cementos’ with an annual revenue of over $300 million • Reported and analyzed all financial statements in Great Plains. • Month-end accounts reconciliation and analysis. Fixed Assets’ maintenance and CIP reconciliation. Financial reporting i.e. Balance sheet, P&L, Cash Flow and forecasting. GST auditing and government filing. • Assisted in designing, developing and implementing system for the new plants acquired, assisted in matrix budgeting and any ad hoc requests or reporting. • Created and implemented new cost reporting for Canada and US plants. • Identified issues that would arise from centralizing A/P in head office and reported to management, and that as the result this would weaken some internal control areas such as purchases and handling of source documents as such. • Received Six Sigma Greenbelt certificate after a week of onsite training. Senior Cost / Inventory Analyst - NBS Technologies (MIST Wireless), Toronto May 02- Apr 04 • With an annual sale of $25 million NBS Tech manufactures smart cards and wire/(less) Pinpads is a public company. • Assisted Controller with monthly, quarterly and annual reports i.e. Cash flow and sales analysis. Also preparation of year-end schedules for the auditors. • Maintained and reconciled inventory complying with standard costing methodology. • Planned, evaluated and implemented ACCPAC and M.I.Sys. • Prepared monthly Journal Entries and reconciled General Ledger accounts. • Assisted in preparing budget, and ad-hoc reporting. • Successfully implemented a new system and designed an inventory system to capture the value of each product line separately. As the result reconciling inventory became more efficient. Financial/ Cost Analyst (Temp) - Land Canada, Mississauga, (Contract) Jan 02- May 02 • A privately owned title transfer company, with an annual sale of $15 million. • Prepared monthly journal entries and monthly bank reconciliation. • Modified the new system for Trust Fund Accounting and trained key employees to utilize the new system in Canadian offices utilizing Business Vision. • Prepared all financial statements and any ad-hoc reporting as required. Set up part numbers and prices, and implemented Standard Costing nationally. Financial Analyst - SUMMO STEEL Corp, Burlington Apr 01- Nov 01 • Summo steel is a privately owned company in distribution of steel pipes with annual revenue of $17 million. • Monthly journal entries were prepared, analysis and reconciliation of all accounts. • Reconciled bank and inventory accounts. • Analyzed general ledger accounts. • Assisted in preparation of financial statements, P&L, balance sheet and Cash Flows. Prepared budget on a quarterly basis. • Planned, evaluated and implemented a new system Business Vision for Manufacturing. Cost Accountant - Jacuzzi Canadian Operation, Etobicoke, Aug 95-Apr 01 • Jacuzzi specialized in manufacturing bath tubs and above ground pools with over $150m in revenue was a publicly owned company. • Worked closely with Sales and Marketing team and analyzed pricing to ensure profit maximization • Maintained standard costing system and new products cost developments. • Analyzed variances and gross margins of products and prepared sales reports daily. • Developed computerized internal reports and cost simulations (in Excel). • Implemented a new system and evaluated changing from AS400 to SAP. • Prepared management reports and participating in problem solving on an ongoing basis. • Prepared all adjusting journal entries related to cost accounting. • Audited the physical inventory count and reconciliation annually. • Participated in annual budget preparation and implementation.
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