<![CDATA[Bell and Associates, Inc.: talent_showcase]]> http://TALENT.BELLSEARCHFIRM.COM/ en-us <![CDATA[Manufacturing Plant Controller]]> Our candidate is currently the Plant Controller at a large manufacturing company in California and is looking to move to Overland Park as this is where his kids live. He has great experience with ERP systems regarding conversions and implementations (SAP, Great Plains, and Lawson most recently). He also has acquisitions experience both domestically and internationally. He actually led two of the largest acquisitions in his prior company's history, both greater than $150 Million. 

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<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Logistics]]> Our candidate is currently the Director of Operations at a mid-size logistics company where he has been just under 10 years. In this role, he has produced the best numbers company wide in regard to Turnover (as low as 5% in 2014). He currently manages three operations that consist of 300 drivers and 25 driver managers out of Kansas City & St. Louis that generated over $60 million in gross revenue in 2018. He has achieved numerous awards of recognition including, 2016 Lowest Maintenance Cost Per Truck, 2017 YOY Safety Improvement, 2017 Most Improved Turnover YOY. 

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<![CDATA[Finance and Business Operations]]> Our candidate is currently the Director of Compliance for a large advisory firm who services Fortune 500 companies worldwide. In any given audit(which he performs), he can recover anywhere from $200k-$1M in revenue. In total, he has just shy of 20 years of Accounting and Audit experience. In addition, he is equally involved in finance leadership (planning, budgeting, & forecasting) and operations leadership. He is also highly skilled in handling business with foreign companies and holds his CPA.

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<![CDATA[Full Cycle Talent Acquisition]]> Our candidate has 4+ years of Full-Cycle Recruiting experience. She currently works in Austin, Texas but is relocating to Kansas City March 2nd. She started as a recruiter for their hedge fund division where she exclusively worked to fill hedge fund roles and conducted 20-30 pre-screens on a weekly basis. She was then promoted to a Senior Recruiter role and then to Recruiting Manager where she managed a team of 12. She started her career as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator here in Kansas City where she was tasked with full cycle recruiting of C-Suite and Director Level individuals within the Healthcare industry.

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<![CDATA[Accounting Mgr/Sr. Accountant]]> Our candidate is an established accounting professional with over 15 years of experience. In her most recent role, she was tasked with analyzing financial data to determine key financial and operational metrics, monitoring fixed asset activities, and processing bank reconciliations monthly/quarterly/yearly. She has supervised teams of up to 5 individuals. She has also overseen the overall direction of approved manufacturing, engineering and construction capital projects; cost, scheduling and performance objectives. Software Experience: Oracle, Ultipro, QuickBooks, SAP, Peachtree, Xero, Concur, Expensify, Great Plains

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<![CDATA[Staff Accountant/Analyst]]> Our candidate is currently a Staff Accountant in Overland Park and is looking to grow his career in accounting. Prior to this role, he was an Operations Manager at a large bank where he was promoted twice in 5 years from Analyst to Senior Analyst to Operations Manager. At that bank, he was recognized as a Market All-Star(Internal Award) for making several process improvements reducing overall service turn around time from 6 days to 1.5 days. 

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<![CDATA[Controller with MBA & CPA]]> Our candidate is the Controller for an industrial moving company and is looking to move on to a company that is doing better financially and preferably something closer to Liberty. In his current role, he has reduced expenses by 10% and interest expense by 15%. Prior to this role, he was a Senior Accountant at a globally recognized manufacturing company for 10 years. In addition, he has his MBA and CPA.

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<![CDATA[Senior Auditor with CPA/CISA]]> This candidate holds both her CPA and CISA license and is a member of the AICPA and ISACA. The candidate has performed major audits for medium to large sized companies throughout her career including ISO, SOX IT and Internal Controls reviews. As of late, candidate has been the Audit Lead managing 3-5 associates while planning scope of the audit, testing plan, program creation and steps as well as communication of findings. She has reported recommendations and risks to Audit Committees and Senior Management. Candidate started her career in public accounting and audit and feels comfortable in both that setting and the private sector as well.

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<![CDATA[Accounting Manager with CPA]]> Our candidate is currently the Accounting Manager for a chain of Athletic Clubs in the Southwest region. She is currently relocating to KC and will be here permanently before the end of February. In her current role, she has streamlined monthly processes by reducing journal entries by 10% and reports directly to the CFO with oversight of the entire accounting operation. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Auditor at a large financial services company and has over 6 years of total experience. She is familiar with SAP, Great Plains, Microsoft Dynamics and IDEA. She also has her Master's in Accounting and CPA.   

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<![CDATA[Accounts Payable Specialist]]> Candidate is an experienced AP Specialist with an Accounting and Business Admin degree. Candidate is familiar with high volume AP including proper coding and processing of 1000+invoices in one week including domestic and international clients. She performs three-way match, batching for payments, ACH/Wire transfers along with 1099 and W-9 processing and filing. Candidate also reconciles accounts, corporate cards and expense reports. For her current employer, Candidate also creates reports to show month to month comparisons along with providing backup to the AR and Payroll departments. In her current role, she also performs month end close, assists with audits, and reports on variance analysis and out of tolerance reporting. Her Excel skills include executing Pivot Tables and VLOOKUPs.

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<![CDATA[Financial Strategy Professional]]> Our candidate is currently the Strategic Initiatives Lead Program Manager for the Financial Services division at his current company and is looking to move on to a role where he can have a bigger impact on a company’s long-term goals of strategy and finance compared to his current company which is focused primarily on the short term. He has had numerous accomplishments and among them, he stepped into his company's Retail Bank division a few months ago and he came up with close to $10M in savings, which is a 10% savings in relation to the size of the division. He also implemented a collection strategy 10 years ago and they've been doing $2.5M/year and $25M in total since then.

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<![CDATA[Accounting Manager with CPA]]> Our candidate is an Accounting Manager that holds her CPA in Missouri. During her career, she has overseen all day to day Accounting functions with five direct reports. She is responsible for financial close as well as oversight and analysis. She is currently seeking a role where she can lend her knowledge regarding FP&A, auditing, and a broader operational accounting planning. She also has assisted with implementing ERP systems and has a deep knowledge surrounding GAAP and IFRS practices and principles.

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<![CDATA[Payroll Manager/Bookkeeper]]> Our candidate has spent the majority of her career in a Payroll/Bookkeeper role. In her career, she has experience with company revenues of $50MM+ in both an AP/AP role as well as full-cycle payroll for 3500 associates. In her AP/AR duties, she was responsible for proper coding, 3-way match and batching for payment of 4000 invoices bi-monthly. In her AP/AR role, she would perform the necessary Journal Entries and General Ledger reconciliation as necessary as well as monthly close. She would also perform billing and collections functions as well as necessary reporting on cash flow. She also has experience in dealing with sales commissions, company credit cards, and expense reports for field ops. She can also perform VLOOKUPs and PIvot Tables within Excel and considers herself a "9 out of 10" in knowledge base with the software.

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<![CDATA[Experienced Accounting Professional]]> Our candidate is an accounting professional that has served in numerous accounting roles for a worldwide, billion dollar company. In her career, she has held roles like AP Manager, Senior Accountant, and Manager of Disbursements. She can execute front to back accounting, high volume full-cycle AP, heavy general ledger and journal entry tasks and has a deep understanding and knowledge of SOX auditing and controls. She is most at home performing analysis work and reporting on findings.

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<![CDATA[Manager of Strategy and Planning]]> Our candidate is currently a Manager of Strategy and Planning for a large health insurance company in our local market who got her CFP(Certified Financial Planner) last fall. She also led the RFP which will double her company in the next year or so. She has 15 years of experience, 10 of which are in leadership. 

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<![CDATA[Controller/Chief Financial Officer]]> Our candidate is currently a Senior Operations Manager for a company who deals heavily with oil & gas and he handles $600 -700 Million Dollars in assets. Along with his operational duties, he does play a heavy role in their finances including the creation of detailed financial models to support acquisition of critical infrastructure. He has also worked prior as a CFO and VP of Finance in his former roles. At one point in recent past, he led underwriting and execution of a development equity investment in a $1B gas-fired power plant.

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<![CDATA[Human Resources Executive]]> Our candidate has launched their company’s KC based headquarters, growing the office to 100+ personnel in first year, and 300+ in three years, while establishing HR operations, redefining culture and managing multiple acquisitions (total workforce of 750+). This person has supported the company’s brand transformation, championing the alignment of people practices with corporate values and methods.  She managed the cultural repositioning for leading the company-wide reorganization, organization development and operational initiatives resulting in $30M in total savings. She provided management and oversight for the standardization, optimization, and shifting of back-office administrative services (40 locations) to a centralized shared services center.  She drove this agenda leading to recognition by the Kansas City Business Journal as KC’s Best Places to Work (2012, 2013, 2014) and ‘Healthiest Employer’ (2015).  She implemented and enhanced digital solutions enabling HR efficiency and insights including SAP HR/Payroll, Taleo, ADP, Concur, Workday, and Paycor.

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<![CDATA[Audit Manager with CPA and Master's]]> This A-player is actively pursuing his next career opportunity so he can relocate to KC by end of year. He does not need relocation assistance. Additional info listed below:

-Audit Manager with large CPA firm's Dallas, TX office

-Has worked with clients $15M to $350M in revenue, publicly traded and privately held

-Top performer who has been promoted rapidly with his firm

-CPA with Master's in Accounting from KU

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<![CDATA[Hands-On Financial Controller]]> Our candidate is the hands-on Controller type, accustomed to wearing many hats.  She has her CPA and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Service industry experience.  She has great process improvement and internal controls success stories and will make an impact with her next company.

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<![CDATA[Private Equity Chief Financial Officer]]> Our candidate is currently the CFO for a large Midwestern private equity firm. Each individual company does between 10-70 million and they do about 250 million total. These companies range in industry from manufacturing to construction and technology. In the 3 years he's been with the firm, he's initiated all the internal audits and ended up saving the company 1.2 million by simply combing through numbers. He is very meticulous in his day to day and leaves no stone unturned. His motivation to move on is the intense level of travel and he's looking to find something in the KC metro.

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<![CDATA[Contract Financial Controller]]> Our candidate has been a controller for roughly 18 years and is looking to spend the next 4-5 years contracting with a focus on large projects such as conversions, implementations, moving of operations etc.. He has experience with several ERP systems and has done implementations with MAS, SAP, & CMS. He has also had experience with moving plant operations across state lines including the opening of new plants and the shutting down of older ones. He thoroughly enjoys helping companies identify their ultimate end goal and helping them reach it.

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<![CDATA[Executive Director of Human Resources]]> Our candidate is a master’s prepared human resources professional with years of advancing experience in human resources handing a variety of functions from recruiting, compensation & benefits, employee relations, compliance, employee counseling and performance management. She has worked in a variety of industries from manufacturing to transportation, real estate and insurance. She has worked in union environments but wouldn’t consider her skills in labor relations as one of her strengths. Due to recent changes at her current organization creating financial instability, she has begun considering her options in the market.


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<![CDATA[Mechanical Process Engineer]]> Our candidate currently works as a Mechanical Process Engineer for an Equipment company and previously worked as a Process Engineer with a Minneapolis based manufacturer of milling equipment. He moved to Kansas City in June 2018, but his current role isn’t as challenging as expected and he is considering a change. He has a high exposure working with customers working through product modifications and re-design and collaboration with internal Engineers to modify and produce those changes. Although his Bachelor’s degree is in Milling Science & Management, he has a high proportion of Engineering coursework completed in the degree and has held positions of a technical nature since graduation.


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<![CDATA[Manager of Talent Acquisition]]> Our candidate brings a variety of recruiting expertise and experience in multiple industries to this position. He has worked for a variety of organizations including large, international corporations and smaller, local companies. He has held Human Resource Generalist roles as well as internal recruiting and talent acquisition management positions in both private industry and 3rd party recruiting organizations throughout the bulk of his career. He has experience utilizing Taleo and working in the Healthcare industry as well. He has worked on recruiting initiatives including on-campus recruitment fairs, partnering with career services teams and professors in the classroom setting up classroom chats, training/education. Currently, he is working as a healthcare Corporate Recruiting Manager. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and 11 years of experience.


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<![CDATA[Accounting/Finance Professional with CPA]]> Finance professional and CPA with extensive hands-on experience in accounting department management.  Extensive experience working with Board Directors and executive management, banks, brokers, consultants, venture capital partners, auditors, suppliers and customer relationships.  Areas of expertise in:

    • Accounting department management – including monthly closing, consolidation, general accounting, cost accounting, A/R, A/P, general ledger, fixed asset, payroll, internal reporting, and external reporting
    • Treasury management – including borrowing base reporting, quarterly debt covenant compliance reporting, weekly internal rolling 13 week cash forecasts, daily flash reports, and cash management during challenging financial situations
    • Relationship management – including external financial statement audits, benefit plan audits, tax compliance and planning engagements
    • Staff management & development
    • Budget development & forecast management
    • Merger, acquisition and divestiture management/coordination
    • ERP system implementation
    • SEC filings – including 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, and Proxy Statement preparation and filing

Proven track record of strong organizational and negotiation skills and the ability to prioritize multiple and complex tasks, often with conflicting deadlines.  Exercise a high degree of discretion, mature judgment, and tact in handling issues of a sensitive nature.  Advanced technical and IT skills in working with software applications including supporting and reporting software such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Project, Adaptive Insights, Adaptive OfficeConnect, ADP, UltiPro, and Tableau, as well as fully integrated manufacturing, service, and distribution ERP systems such as Epicor, MS Dynamics NAV, JobBoss, and MAS 200.


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<![CDATA[Director of Operations - Construction]]> Our candidate has a Bachelor’s degree and brings over 20 year of construction industry experience performing as a high level operations leader. He has strong skills in contract negotiation, financial leadership in budgeting, forecasting and planning and construction project management. He has worked with both domestic projects and international clients on projects up to $650M in scope. Current changes in his company has him open to considering other opportunities in the Kansas City area.


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<![CDATA[Big 4 Senior Auditor with CPA/MBA]]> Our candidate is a Master’s prepared CPA with Master’s degree in Finance and an MBA. He brings a mixture of public accounting and private industry accounting over his 12-year career. He worked 6 years with a regional firm for various governmental and not-for-profit organizations and the most recent 4 years as a Senior at a Big 4 public accounting firm. He has worked with a company which provided back-office support for the mutual funds services industry. After the operation moved his function, he joined his current company as a contractor which turned into a permanent role. He is currently seeking an opportunity in Kansas City in the private industry.


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<![CDATA[Distribution Chief Financial Officer]]> Our candidate brings 7 years working within Distribution as a CFO. During his tenure, he increased revenues through growth from <$1M to over $6M in 2017. He presents as a driven, process improvement oriented, "expand and grow" minded leader who has been involved in redeveloping and repairing companies throughout his career. He recently relocated back to the Kansas City area.  He is currently leading his current company as CFO/COO remotely until he finds something in the KC area.


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<![CDATA[Vice President of Operations]]> Our candidate is a Master’s prepared Operations Director with 12 years of experience. Currently, he works for a large manufacturing company as a Vice President of Operations and previous to that as a Director of Operations for a $10M steel and aluminum manufacturer of custom-built greenhouses. Although not certified, he has worked in Lean Manufacturing environments and also in ISO 9000 facilities.


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