Summary

DRIVING RESULTS WITH HIGH-IMPACT, DATA-DRIVEN COMMUNICATIONCollaborative Senior Finance and Accounting Manager with progressive experience impacting the financial performance of both small and large organizations.Experienced in Supply Chain, public accounting, consumer retail, consumer packaged goods and agribusiness.Consistently recognized for the ability to present ideas with impact to all levels across the organization.

EXPERIENCE: Supply chain management analysis, KPIs / Scorecarding, financial analysis, FP&A, budgeting, forecasting, long-range planning, capital analysis, accounting, sku rationalization, controllership functions, corporate audit and public accounting, team & employee development. INDUSTRIES: Legal print, Consumer retail, consumer packaged goods / CPG, manufacturing, food and beverage production, member-owned cooperatives, agribusiness and public accounting.PHILOSOPHY: I'm committed to serving as an integral business partner to achieve optimal results; mentoring individuals to help them achieve their full potential; building dynamic and productive teams with a collaborative leadership style and sense of humor to cultivate a positive work environment. StrenthsFinder Themes:

Positivity(light-hearted, work can be fun, must never lose your sense of humor), Developer(see the potential in others, mentoring, seeing others grow gives me satisfaction), Communication(love to explain, describe, host, speak in public,Intellection(introspective, constant mental hum in my head).WOO (Winning Others Over - like to strike up conversations, build rapport, strangers can be energizing)

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

Finance Manager - Print Business

Thomson Reuters

Responsible for the financial analysis of Thomson Reuter's Print business.  Extensive involvmement with forecasting and financial analysis supporting sales and marketing programs.

Sep 2007 - Mar 2010

Finance Manager - Supply Chain

Land O'Lakes

Financial lead for Supply Chain Scorecarding KPIs, Facility Rationalization, Fleet Optimization, Continuous Improvement Process Development, Budgeting and Forecasting. Provided accounting, financial training, budgeting and operational pressentations and support for more than 75 outlying plants and warehouses throughout the U.S.

Mar 2002 - Aug 2007

Divisional Controller

Agriliance

Held responsibility for all financial aspects of $2.5 billion division, including forecasting, long-range planning, annual budgeting (using Cognos system) and benchmarking.Served as primary support person for divisional Vice President and sales & marketing directors.Provided leadership and talent development to financial analysts.

May 2000 - Mar 2002

Senior Financial Analyst

Target

Developed analytical models and P&L projections in support of Marketing and Finance initiatives. Break-even analysis for sweepstakes, gift cards, coupon offers and events which increased profitability and use of cards. Analytical support for Target credit card loyalty and frequency programs, deferred billing, cardholder events, credit limit increases and special events.

Aug 1990 - May 2000

Accounting Manager

Land O'Lakes

Performed operational and profitability analysis for Land O’Lakes Butter and Spreads portfolio. New product introductions, pricing strategy, forecasting, variance analysis, budgeting, ABP, LRP, advertising & promotion analysis and unsaleables management.

Oct 1987 - Aug 1990

Senior Auditor

HLB Tautges Redpath, Ltd.

Planned and conducted audits of manufacturing and governmental clients, including preparing comprehensive financial statements, footnote disclosure and management letters.

Education

Education
May 2007 - May 2007

University of Missouri - Columbia
1993 - 1997

MBA

University of Saint Thomas - School of Business
1982 - 1986

B.S.

Montana State University