RESULTS-ORIENTED MANAGER Focused, results-oriented accounting and financial leader with excellent organizational, management, and marketing skills. Proven abilities to increase business and foster growth through effective leadership, staff motivation and development, and data-driven analysis and decision-making. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Commitment to Quality Calculating Financial Management Delivery Management Administration Customer Service Supervision Time Management Problem Solving Accounting P and L Responsibility Analyzing Marketing Cost Analysis and Reduction Initiative SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS ACCOUNTING • Performed all accounting functions using QuickBooks Professional computerized accounting software. Provided company’s board of directors and shareholders with a quick and accurate measure of the business’s financial health and well-being. • Processed payroll for twenty employees, including all withholding taxes, garnishments, direct deposits, and issuance of W2 and ••••• forms. Ensured fair compensation of employees while controlling labor costs. • Generated financial statements including Balance Sheets, Income Statements, and Cash Flow Statements on a monthly basis. Effectively communicated organization’s financial condition to company board of directors, shareholders, creditors, and government entities. ANALYZED DATA OR SITUATION • Developed and set up a month-by-month and yearly budget for Bent River Brewing Company. Provided the company with a “road map” to guide and forecast future revenues and expenditures. • Determined and recommended dividends to be paid to shareholders of the company. Restored shareholder confidence in company after more than five years of non-payment of dividends. DECISION MAKING • Selected and approved all forms of advertising and marketing for company products and programs. Tripled sales and took company to profitability over a three year period. • Approved venders and purchases based on price criteria. Brought company to profitability for the first time since establishment after more than five years of losses.
DESIGNED/CREATED • Designed and created all forms of printed advertising and marketing. Increased consumer awareness of company, resulting in a •••••% increase in sales. • Designed items incorporating use of company logo including gift cards, employee name tags and uniforms, menus, and merchandise for resale. Resulted in the maintaining of a consistent and vibrant company image. INITIATED ACTION • Implemented QuickBooks Professional computerized accounting software. Brought all accounting functions in-house, saving company $3,••••• per year as opposed to using a public accounting firm, while facilitating improved tracking of sales and expenses. • Developed and implemented reloadable gift card program. Improved ease of operation over former gift certificate program, while increasing sales. ORGANIZED • Codified policies and procedures into a logical and cohesive order. Expedited ability to write employee handbook in an easily readable and understandable format. • Devised and maintained an asset and depreciation schedule for over sixty-five classes of assets in five asset categories. Enabled management to effectively evaluate new asset and equipment purchases and accurately determine depreciation rates. TROUBLE SHOOTING AND PROBLEM SOLVING • Maintained computers and Point-of-Sale terminals in an up-to-date and virus free condition. Enabled operations to continue in a smooth, uninterrupted fashion. • Developed a working relationship with various repair and maintenance companies and services. Enabled quick and efficient repair and upkeep of equipment and premises while obtaining optimum pricing for services. RESEARCHED/INVESTIGATED/DISCOVERED • Learned the art and science of zymurgy and brewing beer through self-study and hands-on experience. Facilitated business growth and prosperity through advanced knowledge of beer styles, types, and flavors. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Tax Return Preparer Self-employed, Moline, Illinois ••••• – Present Tax Return Preparer B & C Income Tax (Manpower), Davenport, Iowa ••••• Accountant Atwell Heating & Air (Accountemps), Davenport, Iowa ••••• - ••••• General Manager Bent River Brewing Co., Moline, Illinois ••••• – ••••• Office Manager Bent River Brewing Co., Moline, Illinois ••••• – ••••• Accountant Bent River Brewing Co., Moline, Illinois ••••• – ••••• Route Sales Representative J. B. Sanfilippo & Sons, Elk Grove Village, Illinois ••••• – ••••• EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Accounting Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa Associate of Arts, Accounting•••••Blackhawk College, Moline, Illinois