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Mark Wade

440-871-3569
mwe442d0@westpost.net
CAREER SUMMARY
Accomplished Accounting Management Professional with 20+ years
of experience with a demonstrated record of success in financial
oversight. Focused on maximizing sustainable growth and profits
through achievement in financial management, cost containment
and internal controls. Expertise in reviewing financial
statements, providing technical accounting guidance, performing
self assessment audits and recommending system improvements to
senior management Skilled in effectively handling multiple
projects and providing mentoring and coaching to direct reports.
Specific expertise in the following:
* Operational Accounting
* Financial Management / Analyst
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Problem Solver
* Budget Preparation / Administration
* Financial Reporting / Documentation
* Internal / Financial / Bank Collateral Audits
* General Ledger / Accounts Receivable and Payable / Fixed Assets
* Excellent Communication Skills
* Cost Cutting
* MS Office, CRC, PaperMaster, Dynamic AX
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Millcraft Group, Cleveland, OH
1988 - 2010
A premier, independent merchant and converter of printing paper.
Controller and Director of Corporate Financial Services
1994 - 2010
Provided accounting oversight and support for financial
statements, accounting, payroll, 401(k) and financial systems
technology and implementation.
* Performed as Team Leader on the major conversion of financial
systems, which resulted in moving off of an aging system which
allowed the company to move forward with e-business initiatives;
enhancing reporting and integrated systems.
* Worked closely with senior management on evaluations of mergers
and acquisitions. Worked through 6 acquisitions.
* Managed the financial audits conducted by outside CPA firms.
Served as the liaison to outside CPA firms working on corporate
taxes.
Financial Analyst
1988 - 1994
Served as an assistant to the Vice President of Finance,
responsible for budgeting, financial statements, general ledger,
and payroll.
* Created a full blown budget process first time in the company's
history.
* Responsible for developing financial reports for analysis which
led to better control of the business.
* Managed the system conversion for a manual payroll process to a
full automated system which ultimately improved record keeping.
Reduced cost, and provided management reporting tools to better
manage overtime, PTO, etc.
* Developed a credit process for customers that regionalized
credit management oversight with closer customer contact,
accountability, and improved Days Sales Outstanding (DSO).
Fisher Foods, Inc., Bedford Heights, OH
1983 - 1988
Northeast Ohio food retailer and distributor.
Accountant
Responsible for General Ledger, Account Reconciliations, Expense
Payable Department, and internal audits for the Retail Grocery
chain, Wholesale Distributor, and 3 Manufacturing Plants.
* Managed the financial report writing and development.
* Worked with the controller on various projects.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting and
Business Economics
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
VOLUNTEER WORK
Masindi Education Foundation
2005 to Present
Our goal is to provide high-quality, affordable educational
opportunities for the children of the families of Masindi Uganda,
East Africa; constructing school facilities, fundraising, and
working with the ongoing support of the families in the
community.
BSF International
2007 to Present
Teaching children core values as a Children's Leader in a weekly
program.