Michael Certini

  • Fairfield US-CA

Summary

Progressive financial manager with proven leadership skills.An energetic and motivated manager with a leadership style built upon a foundation of effective communication, training and teamwork.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2006 - Sep 2009

Product Line Controller

Brooks Automation

International refrigeration manufacturing firm – 28 million dollar company

Managed one cost accountant and two customer service representatives.Compiled yearly plant departmental budget, capital budget, inventory plan, material cost down plan, labor, labor overhead and material overhead rate calculations.Prepared monthly income statement and financial forecast for production and service profit centers.Analyzed and presented monthly actual to forecast analysis report on account categories and departments. Responsible for compliance with export regulations, tax regulations and company policy. Monitored internal controls and prepared audit support for compliance with Sarbanes Oxley section 404. Managed the Central Contractor Registration website (CCR) and Online Representations and Certifications website (ORCA) and completed Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) transactions for U.S. Government sales.Ensured compliance with U.S. Government contracts through a contract clause review process.Developed databases to assist in ad-hoc reporting and the month end close processes. Created pivot tables and utilized advanced Excel skills for ad hoc reporting.Assisted in the company’s Oracle implementation.

·Designed business case analysis that involved eliminating sub-contractor repair services in favor of building an in-house repair service business.This yielded a savings to the company of .2M.

·Designed two year business case analyses for the plant’s chief research and development effort that was instrumental in obtaining concept phase funding from corporate headquarters.Project was projected to cost 2.8M.

·Streamlined the financial close and achieved a reduction of one day.This effort allowed Brooks corporate office to report rolled up financial statements to senior management in a more timely fashion.

Jan 2006 - Mar 2006

Senior Financial Analyst

Medtronic

International medical device firm – 11 billion dollar company

Performed input and reporting for budgeted plant operations in Hyperion Pillar program.Assisted in design and completion of plant operations staffing program and budget summary program.Assisted in establishing project scope and requirements for an inventory reporting program.Developed adhoc reporting in Business Objects for an accounts payable reconciliation project.

Aug 2005 - Oct 2005

Senior Cost Accountant

Hayes Medical

International medical device firm – 7.5 million dollar company

Researched and reported work in progress project job order cost variances.Organized and managed plant wide physical inventory involving raw materials, work in progress, finished goods and subcontract parts. Designed adhoc reporting in Crystal Reports.

·Implemented improvement measures for labor reporting which advanced efforts in labor efficiency reporting.

·Implemented bill of material restructuring effort which yielded more accurate standard product unit costs.

Mar 2005 - Jul 2005

Financial Analyst

USDA Forest Service

United States Government agency

Completed working capital fund asset audits. Reviewed and ensured proper documentation for capital asset folders.

Audited equipment rental rates, vehicle use rates and job orders.

·Identified $3.1M in overstated U.S. Forest Service revenues, $.5M in capital valuation errors and 199 vehicle capitalization errors.

Nov 2004 - Jan 2005

Interim Controller

Standard Register

International printer and fulfillment company – 42 million dollar company

Supervised four billing clerks, an accounts payable clerk, a purchasing clerk and an accounting clerk.Managed month ending plant physical inventories and month end close.Documented and evaluated plant internal control design and tested design effectiveness in response to Sarbanes Oxley section 404 compliance.Designed action plans to remediate internal control deficiencies.Documented internal control design, performed testing and input results into Deloitte and Touche Risk Control Tracking System.

Apr 2004 - Sep 2004

Cost Accounting Manager

Club Fresh

Fresh cut produce manufacturer – 18 million dollar company

Created conceptual framework and template for time and motion studies.Designed and led program for documentation and standardization of plant production processes.Supervised plant production manager in conducting time and motion studies as well as the evaluation of ingredient yields.Designed plant gross profit analysis program.

·Provided leadership in plant standards improvement project which included commodity yield analysisand time and motion studies for over two hundred products.

·Created standard production processes and product valuations and applied unit costs uniformly across products thereby deriving more accurate standard product unit costs.

·Created standards for intermediate products and modified existing end products to include newly created intermediate product standards in deriving more accurate standard product unit costs.

·Created a spreadsheet to report gross profit at the customer level as well as at the product level givingvisibility to high profit customers and seasonal gross profit trends.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Microsoft Front Page

Crystal Report Writer

Printstream

VMS Focus

Business Objects

R&R Report Writer

Infinium Financials

Hyperion - Pillar

Oracle

JD Edwards

BPCS

SAP

ASK Manman

Peachtree

Solomon III

Microsoft Visual C++

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft Power Point

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Access

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel