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Mary Lesher

Grand Junction, CO 81507(970) 640-3959 JLLesher@juno.com

Profile

Experienced life-long learning individual with solid history of achievement in all areas of Accounting, Analysis, and Supervision. Proven ability to collaborate with management, work within a team, and excel on an individual basis. Able to take responsibility, increase efficiency, and train others, while providing accurate and reliable financial reporting.

Flexible and versatile. Able to maintain composure under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments.

Skills Summary

Strong analytical skills

Advanced Excel and Database Management

Leadership and Training Background

Judgment and Decision Making and Complex Problem Solving

Advanced Mathematics and Accounting

Lean Manufacturing Experience

Management of Personnel, Material, and Financial Resources

Professional Experience

Accountant II Ametek ISCD, Grand Junction, Colorado

Responsible for project accounting, forecasting, general ledger account reconciliations, fixed assets, financial reporting, sales and use tax reporting, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance

Developed processes to identify and pursue corrective action for unprofitable product lines resulting in changes to pricing and cost reductions

Implemented accounting process in Quickbooks which manages financial reporting for Ametek VIS-K, a subsidiary of Ametek VIS doing business internationally

Streamlined Month End Close reducing the process by a half day

Revised filing process for personal property taxes, reducing total taxes paid by $10K per year and obtained rebate for prior years’ taxes

Instituted barcode count sheets which reduced the time for the annual physical inventory by a half day

Supervisor Financial Planning & Analysis / Procurement / Interim Controller Sundstrand Aerospace, Grand Junction, Colorado

Responsible for budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis, and financial reporting.

Lead Financial Advisor for Supply Chain Initiatives resulting in improved product cost and quality, decreased production lead times and inventory levels, and providing Just In Time delivery on key products.

Developed a training program for inventory reduction efforts and inventory forecasting resulting in 15% reduction in inventory.

Team lead for A.C.E. (similar to six sigma) standard cost project establishing a streamlined process which reduced the labor statement for the annual cost roll and inventory valuation by 20%.

Trained Accounting personnel in Puerto Rico, Singapore, and Phoenix on General Ledger entry and reconciliation, Payroll, Cost Accounting, and Financial Reporting functions.

Lead auditor for Sarbanes Oxley compliance

Supervised five staff members

Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS: ACCOUNTING Colorado Christian University - Grand Junction, Colorado MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Colorado Mesa University -Grand Junction, Colorado BACHELOR OF ARTS: MATHEMATICS EDUCATION & SPANISH MINOR University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado

Community Service

Precinct captain and central committee member Mesa County Republican Party

Steering committee for Hilltop Challenge and Hilltop Challenge for Children

References

Gladly furnished upon request