Objective

Provide operations management with accurate and reliable financial and accounting systems to manage the business and accommodate the continued growth of the company through oversight of personnel and internal controls.

Professional Accomplishments

Contract Accountant

  • Provide part-time bookkeeping
  • Provide part-time accounting
  • Provide Controller oversight
  • Provide assistance in setting up accounting systems & user training
    • QuickBooks & Sage 50

 

Interim Controller

  • Prepare and analyze operating budgets, income statements, balance sheets, and 0ther financial statements as needed
  • Ensure adequate cash flows to meet organizational needs, maintain bank account balances, and maintain banking relationships
  • Develop, maintain, and monitor a system of internal controls that effectively safeguards the company's assets
  • Provide leadership and direction to the payroll and accounting team, ensures that the team's ongoing performance is aligned with organizational goals
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Prepare accurate monthly invoicing
  • Provide management accounting reports necessary for top management to successfully implement the company's long and short-term business goals

 

Contract Accountant

  • Prepare SEC Reporting
  • Provide part-time accounting
  • Provide Controller oversight
  • Provide leadership and direction to the payroll and accounting team, ensures that the team's ongoing performance is aligned with organizational goals
    • Microsoft Office Accounting & QuickBooks
  • Provide Compliance testing for gaming industry
  • Provide Compilation Review
  • Provide training for new financial personnel
  • Prepare current year forecast and next year's annual budget
  • Finance lead on Global Artwork Center initiative
  • Update Accounting Policy Manual
  • Accounts Receivable Collection Team - Best Practices
  • Streamline New Business Development bonus program

 

Financial Manager of Operating Systems

  • Provide financial support for implementations & integration for new operating locations
  • Lead the business analysis and design direction for finance
  • Provide analysis and support services for finance and accounting personnel surrounding the corporations operating, job costing, billing and invoicing systems.

 

Group Controller

  • Provide monthly oversight and review of divisional accounting personnel
  • Provide financial support for divisional accounting personnel

 

Division Controller

  • Oversee all accounting functions for two divisions of publicly held company
  • Prepare monthly statements by 5th working day
  • Prepare annual operating budgets by division
  • Prepare monthly variance reports: Budget / prior year
  • Prepare quarterly review reports: Performance / productivity / financial / capital expenditures
  • Review, analyze and ensure operating expenses are properly recorded
  • Monthly profitability reconciliation to verify rates
  • Audit schedules: Quarterly roll-forward schedules / trial balance analyses

 

Public Accounting

  • MAS [Management Advisory Services]
    • Computer Installation
    • Software training and support
    • Hardware maintenance
  • Non profit audits
  • Compilations
  • Tax returns

 

Employment History

September 2012 - Present
Entrepreneur, Accountant
KMAS Consulting LLC
Plymouth, MN
July 2011 - August 2012
Interim Controller
Retail Merchandising Services
Plymouth, MN
September 2006 - July 2011
Entrepreneur, Accountant
KMAS Consulting LLC
Plymouth, MN
August 2005 -
August 2006
Finance Manager of Operating Systems & Group Controller
Schawk USA Inc.
Des Plaines, IL
December 1995 -
December 2005
Division Controller
Schawk Minneapolis & Schawk St Paul
Schawk USA Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
April 1992 -
December 1995
Controller
R&S Digital
Minneapolis, MN
January 1985 -
April 1992
Staff Accountant
Copeland Buhl & Company PLLP
Wayzata, MN

Education

May 2002
Master of Business Administration, Finance
Metropolitan State University
Minneapolis, MN
February 1979
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud, MN

Systems

Advanced User

Microsoft Office 2007: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Accounting;
Sage 50 (Peachtree); QuickBooks; PeopleSoft; Lawson; uniVerse; Paychex; ADP; Quicken;
SharePoint

Moderate user

FileMakerPro; Crystal; Timberline; Great Plains; MAS90

Operating Systems

Windows 7, Vista, XP, Windows NT, uniVerse, DOS, Mac

Networks

Wireless, Home, LAN, Novell, Remote Access via: VPN, Citrix, GoToMyPC

Certification & Affiliations

Certified: 1987 Certified Public Accountant by State of Minnesota
Active Certificate: State of Minnesota Board of Accountancy
Active Professional Society Membership: Minnesota State Society of CPAs (MNCPA)
Active Business Memberships: Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN)

Volunteer Positions:

  • MNCPA Management & Business Advisers Conference Task Force since 2009
  • WeMN Treasurer/CFO & Board Director since 2011
  • Treasurer & Board Trustee: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, MN Chapter, 2008-2012
  • WeMN Mentoring Program Participant, 2009-2010 Mentor, 2010-2011 Mentee &Mentor
  • Ambassador: TwinWest Chamber of Commerce, 2008-2011
  • WoLF Omega MN Chapter 4: Best Buy's Women's Leadership Forum, 2008-2009