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