- Belington US-WV
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Information Technology and Accounting professional with over 15 years experience. A 'Jack of all Trades' that can improve any process, support any group of workers and the tools they employ. Strong accounting experience applied to technology strategies secure an impact to the bottom line and the most effective use of assets. Leadership enriched by the forging of teams for the purpose of quality and focused work. Success through the adaptation of technologies, open honest communication, and commitment to shared goals. A history of successful growth, continued development of skills and education.
Provide technology support to administrative and teaching staff supporting two county schools. Technical support of on-line systems including West Virginia Education Information System (WVEIS), network client/server systems, PC, printer and server maintenance and repair. Installation of wired and wireless network systems. Inventory and update lab environments to latest software ensuring compliance with state requirements and online testing initiative. Assisted install and managing a VMWare ESXi cluster hosting a Windows Server 2008 Active Directory domain infrastructure.
Consolidated supervision of Accounting and Inventory Control departments creating positions and developing new team work-flow. Designed new IT infrastructure facilities for Central Distribution Center including WAN, LAN, Wireless LAN, VOIP Phone systems, Unified Communications and integration with legacy systems. Completed a company wide conversion/upgrade of Activant Eclipse Enterprise system from an IBM RS6000 systems to a modern and efficient Red Hat Enterprise Linux system running on Dell Hardware.
Supervised a $300,000.00 hardware and software upgrade from Prophet 21 Acclaim to Intuit Eclipse (now Activant Acclaim and Activant Eclipse) including contract/license negotiation to securing financing for capital expenditures. Conversion of disparate data systems accomplished with ODBC and Vb-script programming. Began and managed a 3 year implementation schedule of upgrades including Document Imaging, Digital Signature Capture, Shipping Manifest Processing, Wireless Warehouse, Integrated Credit Card Processing, Integrated Web Order Entry, and supplemental Product Data Warehouse database application. Navigated the company into the Linux and Open Source age leveraging these new technologies into the day to day operations of a 21st century wholesaler.
Accepted additional role in Accounting management when position was vacated unexpectedly. Improved accounting processes with technology by incorporating online tax and vendor payments. Learned new skills in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger. Continued maintaining Information Technology systems and completed moving the corporate WAN between VPN and Frame Relay. Also followed the Windows system upgrade path into XP, Windows Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2003, as well as Microsoft Office 2003 productivity software for clients. Coordinated the Accounting and IT aspects of our corporate acquisitions. Also implemented a Human Resources time and data management software package.
First corporate IT Management staff, building the first PC Client/Server network, structured on TCP/IP and Cisco routers. Established our first Internet presence with Email via Microsoft Exchange and dedicated Internet access. Developed the company's first web site and a web storefront powered by Microsoft IIS. Custom designed a web “Shopping Cart” application for our E-Commerce initiative. Expanded the company IT Infrastructure to a third branch location. Trained in recent upgrade to Prophet 21 Acclaim ERP System.