General Accountant, Grand Rapids, MI - April 14, 2017
The division of Park where I worked was a small maker of faucet spouts and pull out sprayers. The rest of Park made integrated circuit boards. Locally, we made high quality products and the people I worked with were dedicated and skilled. The accounting and reporting system was a mess and I was tasked with getting it together along with my boss. Hours were long and trying. The internal financials were produced using a concept called Sales Value of Production and measured operations in terms of weekly average values. It was unique and interesting in my experience. The corporate office was in New York City and, honestly, we felt like the ugly step child. Despite that, our effort was earnest and profitable, but not any significant portion of the whole enterprise.