Stephanie Jones

Stephanie Jones


I have recently started volunteering at the Opportunity House.  The Opportunity house is part of the Cooperative Christian Ministry.  They offer basic computer training, internet access, an interview clothing closet for those in need of workplace appropriate clothing and a variety of other resources.


I am a CPA with a Masters of Accountancy. I have worked in the accounting field for over 13 years with increasing responsibilities. My lastest roles have included Financial Services Manager where I created forecasts for the plant and assisted in the creation of the Annual Operating Plan. My latest role was Cost Accounting Manager. Here, I was instrumental in assuring that physical inventories were correct. I was also n charge of setting annual standards for the plant. I am looking for a position where I can continue to grow professionally.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2006 - Jun 2009

Cost Accounting Manager

Ingersoll Rand

Organized month-end close, prepared reports and analysis, directed accounting side of physical inventory, facilitated setting annual standards and development of cost accounting team

  • Restructured department into business units to ensure proper development of cost accounting team to build their knowledge base and understanding
  • Enhanced relationship with operations improving communications while we learned together their processes, fixing many issues at the source
  • Provided business leadership for moving a $10 million business unit out of the Davidson Operations factoryas well as assisted with moving Davidson Operations to Mocksville, NC
  • Expanded physical inventory training of auditors, supervisors and tag control ensuring more accurate results
  • Improved controls of managing inventory including reviewing and presenting variance analysis
  • Conducted annual review of setting standards and lead cost side of major model presentation
May 2004 - Apr 2006

Financial Services Manager

Ingersoll Rand
  • Managed financial accounting, reporting and analysis including balance sheet reconciliations and quarterly management testing
  • Coordinated month-end accounting closes to meet corporate requirements of closing the books within three business days
  • Provided budget versus actual reviews with summary
  • Imported sales and reconciled them from the order entry system into the general ledger
  • Developed monthly operating income forecasts while working with cost accounting and business units
  • Coordinated with Ingersoll Rand International to reconcile international sales communicating errors or issues with their team or the local team depending upon the nature of the issue
Sep 2003 - Apr 2004

Sr. Cost Accountant

Ingersoll Rand

Calculated daily costing of machines and activated new parts and assisted with month-end journals

  • Calculated and entered cost of complete machine shipments into sales order system
  • Analyzed and booked purchase price variances for direct materials and integrators
  • Setup and entered new costs while working with purchasing and receiving
  • Participated in calculating annual standards and auditing physical inventory
Jan 2001 - Apr 2003

Seasonal Tax Preparer

Stocks, Smith, Land, Campbell & Dendy CPAs
  • Prepared and reviewed tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations
  • Created financial statements as required
2001 - 2003

Accounting Manager, Pillow and Mattress Pad Division


Analyzed balance sheet accounts and sales by major customer and channel, verified entries were correctly loaded and posted for all division branches

  • Measured division branches change by allocating expenses and overhead absorption, recording adjustments to reserves, and researching details and trends of accounts
  • Compiled data for royalties and rebates to ensure their proper accrual and validated with accounts payable
  • Standardized procedures by visiting branches in other states to review processes and establish normal operating procedures among branches for petty cash, returns to vendors and payables while training them to use Oracle to obtain information at the branch level
  • Assisted with budget and forecast process and Citrix Hyperion updates
Mar 1997 - Jun 2001

Plant Controller for Sheet Cut and Sew Plant 6


Cost Accountant/Financial Analyst(5 months)

I started Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc. in March of 1997.Within a few months, Pillowtex bought Fieldcrest Cannon and reevaluated all positions.At that time, all of the budgeting moved to the corporate office and I became strictly cost accounting.

Cost Accountant Wet and Dry Finishing (1.5 years)

I analyzed costs and worked with the management teams for the wet finishing and dry finishing plants.Wet finishing is beaching, tinting and printing.Dry finishing is sheet and pillowcase cutting and sewing.I was located in the main office in Kannapolis.I reported to the assistant controller of the Sheet Division.

Plant Controller for Sheet Cut and Sew Plant 6 (2.5 years)

Management decided that it would be beneficial for the plants to have accountants physically located at each facility.Sheet Cut and Sew was the plant where most variances occurred.There were often substitutions required to get product out on time.This is the plant where the product was completed.Working in the plant allowed me to develop relationships and work closely with day-to-day operations of the plant.I developed new product costs by working with marketing and plant engineers, ensured payroll was entered and processed correctly, created new reports as needed for the plant and computed month-end journal entries.I reported directly to the assistant controller of the Sheet Division as well as the plant manager.

Developed new product costs by working with marketing and plant engineers, ensured payroll was entered and processed correctly, created new reports as needed for the plant and computed month-end journal entries

§Assisted in preparing yearly budgets by working with plant management

§Analyzed costs and bills of material while working closely with plant management

§Created a packing supply quantity-on-hand report by working with the supply department – this report prompted the review and correction of bills of material

§Audited plant during annual physical inventory verifying all off premise inventory was counted and entered into Oracle - helped explain overages and shortages

Dec 1993 - Mar 1997

International Accounting Analyst I

Bank of America

Started as an Executive Secretary and was promoted to International Accounting Analyst I upon completion of my B.S. Degree.  I worked full-time at Bank of America while I completed my degree.

  • Prepared month-end close journal entries and reconciliations
  • Participated in three-week Accounting Review in Atlanta for the BankSouth merger
  • Ensured validity of foreign representative offices monthly expenses, cash disbursements and reimbursements including wiring funds to foreign branches
  • Researched, explained and corrected differences on daily reconciliation of Computron to General Ledger
  • Assisted with compilation of monthly and quarterly Country Exposure reports


2003 - 2005


University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Belk College of Business
1990 - 1996


University of North Carolina at Char



Lacert Tax


Used to track sales transactions at IR Davidson Operations.

Manufacturing Pro

Used to track inventory transactions at IR Davidson Operations.


Used to extract data from canned reports when access queries could not extract the information.



Oracle and Discoverer


Microsoft Access

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel


Aug 2005 - Present

Certified Public Accountant

Jul 2009 - Jun 2014

Gold Career Readiness Certificate

State of NC