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Nicole Boatwright

Senior Staff Accountant/Accounting Manager at Vertis, Inc

Rock Hill, SC

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A financial professional with over 15 years of experience with expertise in general accounting, budgeting, forecasting, internal controls, fixed assets, GAAP and SOX controls. Strategic planner with strong background in a company's growth expansions and the development and promotion of team work within the work force. Highly motivated and results-oriented professional with exceptional leadership and mentoring skills. Earned fast-track promotions due to attention to detail and ability to adapt to fast paced environments. Background in manufacturing, service and retail industries.

Work Experience

Senior Staff Accountant/Accounting Manager

Vertis, Inc
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Charlotte, NC
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2006 to Present

* Division manufacturing facility with sales of $65 million and combined corporate sales of over $1 Billion consisting of 20 manufacturing locations across the United States. 
* Managed four person accounting department consisting of accounts payable, accounts receivable, costing, and paper inventory functions 
* Managed and developed accounting staff by cross-training, motivating and mentoring 
* Member of the Acquisition Integration team to train new divisions acquired through purchase 
* Performed floater accounting manager duties for three other divisions during acquisition and plant consolidation 
* Analyzed and processed expense and freight payables, payroll, paper usage, billing, purchasing cards, purchase orders, receivers, memo bills, checking and petty cash accounts and fixed assets 
* Managed costs by identifying and investigating opportunities to negotiate with new vendors, eliminate waste, and review procedures for efficiencies 
* Performed account analysis, reconciliation, and preparation of journal entries and accruals 
* Performed intercompany billings and reconciliations between divisions and corporate 
* Prepare and analyze financial statements and yearly budgets 
* Tracked daily labor and prepared weekly and monthly labor reports for reconciliation 
* Performed month-end and year-end closing duties as well and internal and external reconciliations 
* Developed and implemented ink processing and purchase order procedures to manage ink inventory, track credit card purchases, and freight shipments-resulted in yearly savings of 250K 
* Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for accounts payable, ink, purchasing cards, and month-end closing 
* Backup to HR manager-skilled in HR reporting functions, recruiting, reduction in force, and safety related matters 
* Safety council chairperson reduced accidents by 10% 
* Chairman of employee morale committee-organized and directed employee morale events including company picnics and monthly motivational events 
* Chairman of process improvement teams-implemented recycling program, implemented waste reduction program for paper and ink 
* Completed Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and 5 S training

Vertis, Inc
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Charlotte, NC
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February 2001 to Present

Senior Accounting Clerk

Vertis, Inc
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2003 to 2006

* Performed account analysis, reconciliation, and preparation of journal entries and accruals 
* Performed intercompany billings and reconciliations between divisions and corporate 
* Tracked daily labor and prepared weekly and monthly labor reports for reconciliation 
* Performed month-end and year-end closing duties as well and internal and external reconciliations 
* Developed and implemented ink processing and purchase order procedures to manage ink inventory, track credit card purchases, and freight shipments-resulted in yearly savings of 250K 
* Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for accounts payable, ink, purchasing cards, and month-end closing 
* Analyzed and processed expense and freight payables, payroll, paper usage, billing, purchasing cards, purchase orders, receivers, memo bills, checking and petty cash accounts and fixed assets 
* Managed costs by identifying and investigating opportunities to negotiate with new vendors, eliminate waste, and review procedures for efficiencies 
* Backup to HR manager-skilled in HR reporting functions, recruiting, reduction in force, and safety related matters 
* Safety council chairperson reduced accidents by 10% 
* Chairman of employee morale committee-organized and directed employee morale events including company picnics and monthly motivational events 
* Chairman of process improvement teams-implemented recycling program, implemented waste reduction program for paper and ink 
* Completed Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and 5 S training

Accounting Clerk

Vertis, Inc
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Charlotte, NC
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2001 to 2003

* Analyzed and processed expense and freight payables, payroll, paper usage, billing, purchasing cards, purchase orders, receivers, memo bills, checking and petty cash accounts and fixed assets 
* Managed costs by identifying and investigating opportunities to negotiate with new vendors, eliminate waste, and review procedures for efficiencies 
* Developed and implemented ink processing and purchase order procedures to manage ink inventory, track credit card purchases, and freight shipments-resulted in yearly savings of 250K 
* Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for accounts payable, ink, purchasing cards, and month-end closing

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Ostrow Textile Co, Inc
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Chester, SC
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November 1999 to February 2001

* Small business manufacturing company with sales of $1 Million. 
* Managed all aspects of office including customer service, cash management, bank reconciliations, accounts receivables, accounts payables, purchasing, payroll, fixed assets, supervised work schedule of crews, and produced and maintained records of all taxes and licenses including sales taxes and property taxes.

Ostrow Textile Co, Inc
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Rock Hill, SC
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September 1993 to February 2001

Accounting Supervisor

Ostrow Textile Co, Inc
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1996 to 2001

Accounting Clerk 1993-1996 
* Retail and manufacturing company with sales of $5 Million that consisted of wholesale division with domestic and foreign subsidiaries and twenty retail locations. 
* Supervised Accounts Payable staff of three employees, maintained trade payables, vendor correspondence, sales taxes, property taxes, letters of credit, cash flow management, assisted Controller as needed processing financial reports, budgets, performed month-end and year-end duties including journal entries, accruals, 1099's, and W-2's.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Science Accounting and Business Admin

Limestone College -
Gaffney, SC

2009

Additional Information

SKILLS 
* Microsoft Office, Lotus notes, and Access 
* Great Plains Accounting Program 
* QuickBooks Pro, Various Dos Programs, TC Win, VMAC 
* Windows, System 36, AS 400 
* PeopleSoft 
* SAP, Hyperion, and AD Hoc 
* Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and 5 S 
* Kronos payroll system 
* Budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management 
* GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley controls 
* Analytics and data management 
* Self-starter and problem solver 
* Self-motivated and driven entrepreneur. 
* Solution, detail, deadline and goal-oriented 
* Strong analytical and organizational skills 
* Strong verbal and written communication skills 
* Mission conscious, Team-player, Adaptable, Committed, Enthusiastic, Disciplined, and Dependable