Interim Controller Manufacturing Industries

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Successful professional Certified Management Accountant with 20 years of experience with extensive manufacturing accounting experience. Proven record in challenging positions including start-ups, turn around projects, and implementation of advanced software packages. Continuous learner who can blend leadership and analytical abilities to produce bottom-line results.   Christine also has extensive experience working with small PE owned companies and has strong analytical and reporting skills.


  • Costing (Standard, Weighted Avg, Actual)
  • ERP System Implementation
  • Strong FP&A Skills
  • Financial Reporting / Month End Closing
  • Budgeting, Forecasting, Planning
  • Strong People Management Skills
  • Variance Analysis
  • Fixed Asset Management, Capital Project Tracking
  • Inventory Counts and Reconciliation
  • Year-end Audit Process Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Manufacturing Accounting

Relevant Accomplishments

  • As Controller for Private Equity held Co-Packer of Pet Products with revenues of over $20 Million
    • Led team members in implementing SAP B1 ERP successfully, and on time
    • Prepared annual department budgets and mgmt. budget presentations for $20 million business
    • Developed new financial reporting pkg., price mix model, and ad-hoc reporting for executive team and led monthly financial meetings for executive, management, and staff employees
    • Managed year-end Inventory counts and reconciliation; implemented cycle counting program that increased inventory accuracy 15%
    • Developed and tracked KPIs for plant, developed/updated HR and plant policies, mentored plant employees on routing and standard cost development
    • Managed new BOMs, BOM changes, routings, standard cost rolls in SAP B1 and Sage and recommended cost cutting ideas.  This included leading Lean Kaizen events to map/improve plant processes
    • Managed A/P, A/R, Cash Flow on a weekly basis and prepared month end closing journal entries and financial statements; implemented reconciliation of sales and inventories to increase accuracy of monthly financial reporting
    •  Managed weekly payroll, reporting, for 75 employees
  • As Controller for Public Semiconductor manufacturer with $10 Million in revenue
    • Prepared monthly financial statements, quarterly 10Q reports, and ad hoc analysis for management
    • Developed new standard costing process for facility; mapped processes, and cost flows
    • Documented department accounting processes
    • Reviewed and revised corporate policies and procedures
    • Evaluated current internal controls
    • Reconciled bank accounts and prepared journal entries
    • Managed staff of 4 people and 1 Costing Accounting Project Consultant
  • As Controller for Private Equity owned cosmetic company with revenues of $150 million
    • Successfully designed and implemented standard costing for Oracle software implementation; mentored manufacturing personnel in the development of routings and formulas
    • Designed and utilized new budget models for volume, labor, and spending as manufacturing budget leader
    • Worked as financial team member with AZ Mfg. Extension Partnership Group (MEP) on redefining and improving manufacturing processes (Lean Manufacturing)
    • Financial member of Supply Chain team that reduced $3.5 million dollars in costs in 2009
    • Documented new accounting/standard costing/control processes for Oracle implementation
    • Monitored ongoing data integrity of Oracle product costs and analyzed manufacturing batch and spending variances
    • Analyzed actuals and lead monthly financial reviews with supply chain team leaders
    • Developed pricing for new product concepts
    • Provided analysis and tracked cost reduction initiatives as requested by VP of Supply Chain, Plant Manager
    • Managed weighted average costing of inventory prior to Oracle implementation
  • As CFO for LLP selling wholesale and retail beauty devices with annual revenues of $25 million
    • Singlehandedly researched and implemented new payroll and benefits PEO for company
    • Led implementation of SAP B1 ERP system, implemented successfully and on time
    • Instructed/trained team members on how to use new SAP B1 software
    • Researched new system issues and worked through possible process changes with consultants
    • Managed payroll, benefits, and HR
    • Developed and managed reporting process for inventory PO financing and A/R Factoring
    • Developed policies and procedures for organization; reissued new employee handbook
    • Developed a month end closing process and checklist with responsibilities that led to 5-day closings
    • Changed from cash to accrual basis accounting; documented processes and procedures
    • Prepared weekly cash forecast reports, monthly financial reporting packages, ad hoc management reports, and forecasts for organization, cleaned up inventories and implemented slow moving review analysis process
    • Managed external banking and audit relationships
    • Managed 4 direct reports
    • Cross trained team members on accounting processes to cover for vacations and absence


  • Controller / HR Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • CFO
  • Plant Controller
  • Operations Accounting Manager
  • Operations Controller
  • Division Controller
  • Cost Accountant


  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting
  • CMA Certification
  • Software Proficiencies: SAP B1, SAP, Oracle, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, Sage, NetSuite, Hyperion, Cognos, Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint

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