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Name : bluesong
Industry Type : Senior Cost accountant
City & State : Eugene, OR
Job Title Open
Relocation Preferences : Energy Producers- Developers
Objective : Open
Resume :  
341 E 12th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 689-3353
e-mail: bestfinancemanager[at]


Financial manager with an outstanding record for building highly effective finance teams that enhance organizational goals while safeguarding its managerial policies and statutory obligations. Experienced in all disciplines of accounting, combined with a multifaceted background ranging from small start-ups to large international corporations. A proactive team member recognized for incisive judgment and creative problem solving.

Core competencies include:
* Budgeting and Capital Planning * Margin Improvement
* Financial Reporting and SEC Compliance* Financial Modeling
* Manufacturing Systems and Processes* Software Integration and Training
* Enterprise Reporting Systems (SAP) * Supply Chain and Inventory Control
* Financial Analysis and Planning* Staff Management and Development
* General and Cost Accounting * Credit and Cash Management


PACIFIC NW STABLES and Assoc. Properties, Eugene, Oregon 2007-Present
Managing Partner
Responsible for the financial and operating management of several family owned investment properties in Oregon, which include horse stables, beachfront vacation real estate, and residential property.

DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC., San Francisco, California 2005-2007
Manufacturing/Cost Analyst
Responsible for working closely with manufacturing operations to ensure the integrity of the cost accounting and inventory processes. This responsibility entails establishing international product costs, developing manufacturing budgets and forecasts, analyzing and reducing manufacturing costs, and preparing executive summaries for management. Also responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley (SEC) remediation procedures for plant activities, developing accounting policies and controls, and proactive monitoring of key indicators, communication, and resolution of supply chain problems.

QIAGEN/OPERON TECHNOLOGIES, Alameda, California 2001-2005
Finance Manager
Assist in managing all global financial practices, internal controls, financial reporting, and SEC (Sarbanes-Oxley) compliance. Direct the finance and manufacturing functions for improving profitability through cost control and improved manufacturing processes. Administer forecasts, budgets, capital and business operating plans, long range business planning, cash management protocols, and executive reviews for the business.

Designed a global standard cost and pricing model that significantly increased profit margin potential despite the extreme volatility of production costs inherent in custom order manufacturing businesses.

Reduced administrative overstaffing by 40% by integrating financial reports, automating clerical processes, and eliminating redundant procedures. Simultaneously improved the financial reporting cycle from 7 to 3 days.

Created a comprehensive executive-level business synopsis presented to Qiagens Board of Directors steering committee each month.

Effectively disputed a prior ruling by the California State Board of Equalization that resulted in a gross rebate in excess of $350K in spite of a rigorous state audit extending over 5 years.

Significantly improved standard product costing methods by establishing improved manufacturing and supply chain procedures even with continual production improvements required in a price competitive marketplace.

Documented and trained all IT and finance personnel on SEC requirements associated with internally developed software efforts.

Created a financial model for monitoring and auditing all cash activity as well as automatically projecting short and long-term cash requirements, insuring liquidity and banking compliance.

BAYER/CHIRON DIAGNOSTICS, Emeryville, California 1997-2001
Senior Financial Analyst
Corporate partnership accounting and auditing, cost accounting and manufacturing reporting, supply chain support, budgeting and forecasting, resource and project planning, financial modeling, product sales reporting and analysis, capital planning, and product pricing. Also served as training facilitator and financial liaison supporting product launch teams.

Partnered with manufacturing operations to develop and successfully install enterprise-level cost and manufacturing systems and compiled clear and concise manuals for company wide training and reference.

Instituted several company-wide training seminars and published employee instruction materials, saving the company the considerable cost of outside facilitators, travel, and lost productivity.

Conducted a field audit of intercompany charges to Bayer that resulted in the successful recovery of $350K despite several contractual disagreements that ultimately required a negotiated compromise.

Designed improved financial reports for monitoring and analyzing product sales and margins, price/volume variance analysis, average product sales pricing, transfer pricing, gross margin analysis, product sales analysis, country contribution margin analysis, as well as examining the impact of exchange rates on international sales.

Supported several successful product launches leading to FDA approval and served as the finance liaison in initiating company-wide manufacturing and supply chain improvements.

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT, Pleasanton, California 1994-1997
Independent consultant specializing in providing accounting, finance, banking relations, and taxation services to startup and emerging growth companies.

R.W. LYNCH COMPANY, San Ramon, California 1988-1994
Directed all finance and accounting activities, IT operations, risk management, banking relations, and corporate planning.


California State University, Hayward MPA, Organizational Theory & Management Hayward, California
California State University, San Jose BS, Accounting San Jose, California

Continuing education includes advanced training on SEC requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley, SAP, AS400, BPCS, OLAP, database and project management software, as well as Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access.


Bayer Corporation special recognition award for Facilitating Learning
Qiagen/Operon special award for individual achievement
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