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Benson K

Experienced cost accountant and a Financial manager

Occupation:

Financial Manager

Education Level:

Master

Will Relocate:

YES

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Drive cost out of manufacturing through process improvement and using industry best practices Apply my earned experience to facilitate profitability improvement for the organization Continuously improve accuracy in reporting Listen to customer needs and drive to solve their concerns Work closely with management to achieve company goals and objectives

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COMPANY POSITION HELD DATES WORKED

(Confidential) Finance Manager 12/2012 - Present
Argon Medical Devices Cost Accounting Manager 4/2009 - 11/2012
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION Cost Accounting Manager 4/2002 - 6/2006
IBM CORPORATION Financial Group Manager 1/2000 - 5/2002
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SCHOOL MAJOR YEAR DEGREE

University of Utah Finance 1997 Master Degree
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Accounting 1992 Bachelor Degree
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Highlights:

♦Boosted operational efficiency 45% ensuring data integrity across financial processing for United Technologies ♦Corrected errors in bill of materials improving inventory accuracy Led financial operations and accounting management for budget development, internal controls plus financial reporting and analysis. ♦Realized $1.5 million in annual savings by implementing Heatsink recovery project at IBM Corporation. •Designed and provided performance management metrics and variance analysis to business units and senior management. (Standard cost roll-ups with annual COGS at $500 million)

Companies I like:

BP, Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Texas Instrument, Hospitals, Government

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•Preparation of all Month-end close operations, including directing work order close, General ledger close, evaluation and reporting of plant efficiency, variance calculation and explanations, responsible for month-end reporting and analysis •Preparation of annual budget and quarterly forecast •Preparation, evaluation, and rolling of annual plant standard cost including engineering studies for pay points within each operation •Examination of runtimes and labor rates for reasonableness •Balance sheet Inventory reconciliation to perpetual balances •Oversaw accounting functions for diverse industries providing in depth reporting and historical financial data to shareholders. •Evaluated risk-based audit operations from inception ensuring budget requirements and industry policies were met. •Provided practical and value added solutions to identified issues. Presented overall status and in-depth reporting to review findings with senior management team. •Monitored results, risks and developments across organization and provided input to planning decisions •Management and coordination of budget and forecasting activities for $650M cost structure operation (AS400)in US and Europe •Calculation and reporting of total plant variances, analyzing the Mine area unit cost of ore produced, and the Evaporation Deca area soda ash unit cost. •Supervised $135 Million expansion project (performed construction audits and budget Vs spending analysis)
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