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Financial Analyst - Mercury Marine

Financial Analyst - Mercury Marine

West Bend, WI

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Professional CPA with over twelve years progressive experience. Strong attention to detail and history of process and procedure improvement. Experience managing and directing staff and processes.

Work Experience

Financial Analyst - Mercury Marine

Aerotek
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Fond du Lac, WI
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January 2017 to July 2017

• Prepare and post journal entries 
• Compile and load monthly forecasts 
• Prepare account reconciliations 
• Prepare miscellaneous reports

Controller

Regal Ware, Inc
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Kewaskum, WI
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December 2014 to April 2016

• Managed overall general accounting, payroll accounts payable, accounts receivable, treasury and budgets 
• Ensured the accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial statements and related schedules 
• Developed and monitored internal controls 
• Managed the implementation of DayforceHCM a new payroll and human capital management system 
• Developed employee guides for DayforceHCM and delivered all employee trainings prior to go live and subsequent update training 
• Managed finance team of up to 10 direct reports and several indirect staff 
• Directed the finance team in moving to paperless processing 
• Managed the opening of a wholly owned UK subsidiary 
• Administered Concur expense reporting system and corporate credit card program 
• Managed the implementation of new banking relationship 
• Coordinated annual financial statement audit and tax filings with external firm 
• Coordinated annual budget and ensured accurate consolidation and presentation in the financial statements 
• Promoted from Accounting Manager to Controller after seven months

Assistant Controller

Norscot Group, Inc
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Mequon, WI
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April 2014 to November 2014

• Managed month end close process 
• Ensured the timely preparation of sales and use, and VAT tax returns 
• Collaborated with outside accountants to provide information as needed for the corporate tax return 
• Administered access to company merchant services processing 
• Ensured accurate and timely preparation of monthly financial statements for distribution to executive team and bank

Accountant II

Veolia
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Milwaukee, WI
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December 2013 to April 2014

• Assisted with month end close - post entries, reconcile accounts 
• Assisted management with reviewing current processes and procedures and made improvements 
• Trained junior accountants on proper reconciliation techniques

Accounting Manager

National Accounting & Business Solutions
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New Berlin, WI
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January 2013 to December 2013

• Assigned and supervised staff on client engagements 
• Compiled client financial statements 
• Planned and facilitated staff meetings and trainings 
• Worked with President on initiative to move to a paperless environment

Accounting Manager

CC&N, Inc
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Pewaukee, WI
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March 2012 to December 2012

• Updated and reorganized company financial processes to be more efficient 
• Set up the accounting and reporting for newly organized subsidiary. 
• Developed intercompany processes, reconciliations and transaction processing 
• Prepared revenue recognition reports, reconciliations, and recorded revenue adjustments

Accountant

Lulloff & Taylor, LLC
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Wauwatosa, WI
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January 2012 to March 2012

• Compiled financial statements 
• Reconciled client accounting records 
• Maintained fixed assets records

Accounting Supervisor

Rockwell Automation, Inc
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Milwaukee, WI
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July 2010 to January 2012

• Worked with the global technology project team to convert Canadian divisions from PeopleSoft to SAP. 
• Supervised accounting staff 
• Facilitated quarterly meetings with various divisions related to financial statement preparation and potential issues 
• Improved the month end reconciliation process resulting in the elimination of material errors

Senior Accountant

Kolb+Co, SC
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Brookfield, WI
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September 2008 to April 2010

• Prepared and presented CPE trainings to firm staff 
• Supervised work of accountants 
• Compiled financial statements 
• Assisted clients with installation and maintenance of accounting software systems

Senior Accountant

John Brandt, SC, AKA National Accounting and Business Solutions, LLC
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New Berlin, WI
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November 2005 to September 2008

• Compiled client financial statements 
• Managed and trained firm staff 
• Prepare business tax returns 
• Set up and maintain client accounting software and records

General Accountant

Siemens
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Milwaukee, WI
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November 2004 to October 2005

• Prepared commissions for payment 
• Prepared information for sales tax returns 
• Prepared bank reconciliations 
• Ensured proper recording of inter-company transactions

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Business Administration

Marian College of Fond du Lac
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Fond du Lac, WI

Certified Public Accountant

Wisconsin Institute
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Institute, WI