Sutherland Lumber Company
Payroll Manager for a large regional lumber company. Consistently completes projects ahead of deadline, to allow for frequent assistance to other business areas with projects to maintain smooth business workflow.
►Created a “Tax Control” workbook system to track 89 different payroll taxes for 13 company locations; this slashed monthly and quarterly tax preparation time in half, saving 320 man hours annually.
►Reorganized manual filing system with 30 years of entries, used by accounting, HR, administration, and tax departments; allowing for quick referencing, plummeting research time 50%.
►Highly skilled at multi-state tax filings.
►Aggressively cut semi-monthly payroll processing time by over 87%, and maintains payroll records for over 1,500 employees.
►Discovered several non-compliant processes, bringing it to the CEO’s attention, resulting in sweeping changes in protocol.
►Successfully negotiated $60K in operating expense reimbursements from difficult state agency.
►As an expert in Excel™, reduced a key accounting process from 4 man hours to 5 minutes, a 97% reduction, while nearly eliminating errors.
►Fiduciary Tax experience includes trusted to prepare personal trust tax returns for company’s owner and family.