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BERNADETTE MARIE 3694 Elizabeth Drive Vermilion, OH 44089 (440) 864-4257 Bernnimarie@hotmail.


Seasoned knowledge and experience in the holistic approach to managerial and fin ancial process concerning both personnel and organizational situations. CORE COMPETENCIES BudgetsForecastingNew Business PlansStrategic Planning TrainingDevelopmentProduction SchedulingLean Manufacturing Employee Health, Insurance, 401K and Workers Compensation Administration...Payro llFinancial Statements Cost AccountingFinancial AnalysisAudit (A144)....Project Bid ProposalsInventory ControlCustomer SatisfactionCustomer Retention COMPUTER SKILLS TimberlineGreat PlainsMas90SAGE Products ERPQuick BooksMicrosoft OfficeFRX Report Master Crystal ReportsLotusIBM PCPeach TreePro Homes Power PointBar Coding Software.MRPSAP...Pay Roll Software CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS Operations/Financial Manager (For Profit and Non Profit Entities) 2006 - Present WNC MANAGEMENT GROUP, Cleveland, OH Oversee all financial processes including developing business plans, billing pro cess for Insurance, Medicaid/Medicare, budgeting, costing, capital purchases and inventory control. Establish policy and procedures. Recovered overpayment to vendor of over $200K and found $120K in assets that ha d been mistakenly written off while performing annual audit. Developed and implemented a more accountable paper flow and tracking process th at increased efficiency and reduced costs by $156K per year. Issued an RFP to banks to increase line of credit, lower the interest rate and institute a sweep on deposits. Negotiated a rate reduction from 8.5% to 4.5%, da ily interest income, and no expiration date on the line of credit saving the com pany over $68K annually in interest expense and gaining over $30K in interest in come. Established new Policy and Procedures covering the approval process for levels of purchasing, vacation and time off, expense reporting and checks requests resu lting in a 20% decrease in frivolous spending. Through monthly audits was able to identify over $525K of billable items that h ad not been invoiced and recovered all monies. BERNADETTE STITCHICK PAGE 2 Financial Manager/HR & IT Administrator 2002 - 2006 ZAREMBA BUILDERS, Cleveland, OH Full charge accounting up to and including general ledger entries for 32 sets of books. Prepared monthly and annual financial statements, 5-year forecasts, cos t / sales analyses. Established vendors and purchased materials. Handled all a spects of Human Resources including union negotiations. Performed IT trouble-sh

ooting and development of templates and programs. Developed a program that would allow all staff to track each house, purchase or ders, change orders, design changes, cost and schedule reducing rework and costs by 25%. Reduced data entry work 20% by developing a program that interlinked all entiti es with the parent organization ledger, so that data only had to be input once. Created a Drug and Alcohol Program that reduced insurance premiums by 15%. Instituted an RFQ process in purchasing that reduced overall material costs by 8.75% and subcontracting by 10%. Recommended the purchase of parking lots in downtown Cleveland from an owner in financial trouble, resulting in the generation of healthy cash flow when other areas had ups and downs. COO/Financial Manager 1997 - 2002 FREELY MANUFACTURING INC., Cleveland, OH Responsible for overall plant operations, production improvements, business deve lopment and finance. Discovered unreported sales during an audit that resulted in additional $22K in revenue per month. Introduced and helped help implement new marketing plan that included a new log o, marketing materials, website and introduction to management changes, resultin g in a revenue increase of 100%. Reduced costs 21.25% by reengineering production process and relocating plant f rom a 3-floor building to a single story. Negotiated a line of credit for $1.5M with no guarantor and the bank holding on ly the accounts receivable and inventory as collateral. Established a Policy and Procedure Committee to produce the first manual in thi s growing company. Office Manager 1995 - 1997 HORIZON DENTAL (Non-Profit), Lorain, OH Financial/Office Manager 1988 - 1995 CLEAN HARBORS ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES OF CLEVELAND, Cleveland, OH ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS 2009-2010 Volunteer Grant Writer for Non Profit Organization which was awarded $250K in additional Funding. 2002-2008 - Business Owner of AFG Manufacturing Co. performed all Financial Mana gement Functions of the Organization. 1995-1996 Consultant for Small Manufacturing Company which resulted in increasi ng Revenues from $350K/month up to $780K/month allowing for a 21% net profit mar gin. EDUCATION CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY 1994 Bachelors of Business Administration AIU Pursuing Masters of Business Administration Anticipated Graduation in 2011