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Name : Gary Beckman
Industry Type : Financial Controller
City & State : Jasper, IN
Job Title
Relocation Preferences : Related Professions
Objective : Louisville, KY; Indianapolis, IN; Evansville, IN; Bloomington, IN
Resume :  
680 E. State Road 164
Jasper, Indiana 47546
(812) 630-9189



Over 15 years experience in accounting, financial management, financial analysis, treasury management, internal audit, and financial forecasting. Most recently, the Controller of a $250 million community bank. Previously, directed the corporate financial/treasury management function of a large manufacturing company during significant growth in sales. Strong financial career complemented by diverse business experience in areas such as: development and implementation of a business risk management process to more effectively utilize internal audit resources and support financial reporting compliance; and successful quality systems development and ISO 9000 registration initiatives. Continually accepted and successfully completed challenging business initiatives. Specific expertise in:

* Financial statement preparation
* Financial / data analysis
* Financial forecasts / budgets
* Financial / treasury management
* Regulatory reporting
* Business Planning
* Audit / business risk assessment
* Compliance to standards (FDIC, GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO 9000)


Controller 2006-2009
* Prepared consolidated financial statements for timely management and regulatory use.
* Analyzed financial statements and results for management reporting and discussion.
* Actively participated in the annual budgeting and planning process.
* Effectively supervised the accounting/finance department.
* Updated general ledger through monthly journal entries, while improving the standard entry process.
* Maintained fixed asset system for book and tax purposes.
* Supervised and maintained the Accounts Payable process with improved efficiency and reduced cost.
* Prepared and filed quarterly regulatory reports, while improving and standardizing the process.
* Evaluated and documented internal controls to support revised audit standards.
* Assisted with external audit and regulatory exam preparation and activities.
* Led and participated in financial projects, as directed by senior management and the business plan.

KIMBALL INTERNATIONAL, Jasper, IN ($1 Billion manufacturer of electronic components and furniture products)

Audit Risk AnalystAudit and Management Services 2003-2005
* Developed and implemented Business Risk Management (BRM) process to identify key business / financial reporting risks and to determine appropriate mitigating controls.
* Integrated this BRM process into the ongoing internal audit cycle, eliminating duplicate processes and costs.
* Led and assisted in financial, operations, and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audits.
* Successfully accomplished the above in aggressive timeframe required for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance deadlines.

VP, Director of Quality 2002-2003
* Led and completed the conversion of ISO 9000 quality systems to the revised ISO 9000:2000 standard well ahead of aggressive deadlines, with reduced staff. Registrar noted that our conversion process was the best they had experienced to date.
* Led and assisted in quality systems internal audits to support registration and facilitate continuous improvement.
* Successfully integrated the quality metrics into a comprehensive financial and operations scorecard.
* Supervised clerical staff of one, with more than 20 professionals reporting to me on a dotted-line basis.

VP, Planning and Quality Systems 1991-2001
* Led 17 business units to quality systems implementation and successful ISO 9000 registration on each units first registrar audit, resulting in numerous State of Indiana Quality Improvement awards.
* Integrated statistical thinking and tools into the financial and operations review framework, resulting in improved, trend-based decision support information.
* Led and assisted in financial, operations, and quality systems internal audits.
* Coordinated the annual operations review / business planning process, including balanced scorecard metrics.
* Facilitated development and rollout of corporate Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles, as the key foundation for the Total Quality initiative.
* Supervised corporate staff of 2, with more than 20 professionals reporting to me on a dotted-line basis.

VP, Strategic Planning and Assistant Treasurer 1982-1990
* Directed the Treasury function, including cash flow and financial forecasting, banking relationships, short-term investment portfolio management, short-term and longer-term financing, capital expenditure analysis / authorization, foreign exchange management, and financial / analyst communications.
* Increased profits by approximately $1 million over two years with alternative investment program designed to enhance money market yields with measured, minimal risk.
* Developed and led the strategic planning and 5-year financial forecasting process.
* Supervised corporate staff of 2-3, with more than 20 professionals reporting to me on a dotted-line basis.

Executive Finance Assistant Prior
* Conducted financial and operations analyses and projects, reporting directly to the CFO.
* Led the LIFO inventory conversion project, saving significant income tax expense.

Internal Auditor Prior
* Led and assisted in financial and operations internal audits.
* Developed and executed the first operations, information technology, and process improvement audits.

ERNST AND YOUNG, Indianapolis, IN Prior

Staff and In-Charge Auditor
* Variety of public accounting engagements in audit and tax departments.


B. S. Accounting (Magna cum Laude), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
* Passed CPA exam
* Awarded 4-year Kimball and 1-year IACPA scholarships

* Completed extensive in-house and external training, including:
* Regulatory / Financial Reporting
* Essentials of Banking
* Auditing / Sarbanes-Oxley
* Enterprise Risk Management
* Treasury and Cash Management
* Lean Manufacturing
* Creative Problem Solving
* Data Analysis / Continuous Improvement Tools
* Six Sigma
* Quality Management Systems (ISO / QS 9000) and Total Quality
* Microsoft Excel 2007 and Access 2007

* Experienced user of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, in addition to specific accounting and financial software tools.


* Jasper Chamber of Commerce Liaison and Ambassador, 2006-Present
* Regional Church Finance Council, 1989-Present
* Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA): Volunteer Fundraiser and Camp Counselor, 1982-Present

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