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Michele K.

Cripps

3426 West 171st Street Home Phone: (310) 527-7233


Torrance, CA 90504
Email: chelk22@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Mar 2005 Spektrumh Enterprises, Inc., Torrance, CA
to Present: (Specialized Accounting Services for Individuals and
Businesses)
Consultant
* Perform entire Accounting cycle including day-to-day activities, month-end, an
d year-end close for over 20 companies
* Formalize job costing process and utilized process for specialized client
* Train clients in regard to all aspects of the accounting cycle
* Prepare documents and clients for all external audits including IRS, Workers C
ompensation, & Franchise Tax Board
* Payroll for multiple companies
* Main Contact for tax preparers

Mar 2001 R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Inc., Torrance, CA


to Jun 2004: (Delivers integrated communications and is a
Manufacturer of Printed Product)
Paper/Ink Supervisor - Supply Chain
* Supervised thirteen employees handling the entire supply chain process
* Management of cost for 95% of Raw Materials
* Redesigned Inventory ordering, warehousing, and delivery
* Subject Matter Expert for Company relating to Roll Level Inventory (RLI) softw
are: led the Beta Site for entire company, trainer, implementer, troubleshooter,
liaison, and continuous support
* Lead for the following Continuous Improvement Projects: Material Yield, a pape
r saving initiative to save 1.2M pounds of paper in 12 months; PapiNet, a method
of streamlining customer reporting; Retirement of obsolete computer systems
* Performed analysis of Statistical Process Control
* Developed or revised operating practices to reflect changes in operations and
technology while maintaining quality
* Division Liaison with Suppliers, internal and external Customers, and Corporat
e Paper Services
Oct 1998
to Mar 2001: Accounting Supervisor
* Performed monthly detailed Forecasting and Annual Budget from inception to com
pletion
* General Ledger analysis and applied technical skills to complete Financial sta
tements
* Responsible for hiring, developing, and coaching three Financial Analysts
* Liaison for Accounting process changes with Corporate, other Divisions, and in
ternal/external Auditors
* General Accounting responsibilities: Budget, Forecasting, General Ledger, Fina
ncial Statements
* Integral player of Hourly Wage Action Team
* Primary Communicator with all areas of Division and Corporate Finance

March 1995 Swift-Cor, Inc., Gardena, CA


to Oct 1998: (Manufacturer of Fabricated Sheet Metal Products with
Commercial and Aerospace Specialties)
Accounting Manager
* Financial statement preparation including General Ledger analysis and journal
entries
* Cost accounting and analysis; Cash forecasting and tax reporting
* Supervision of three staff and managed Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable,
and Payroll
* Formalized and trained personnel in procedures relating to credit approval, sa
les expense reimbursement, returns and receiving
* Key member and team player of the International Standards Organization (ISO) T
eam with the end result being certification and duties including: development of
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), training others in the ISO process, analys
is, auditing

Feb 1994 MGV International, Inc., Irvine, CA


to Jan 1995: (Corporate Office for Manufacturer of Computer Memory)
Accounting Manager
* Performed month-end analysis with resulting entries having focus of inventory
control, gross profits and overhead expenses
* Developed and implemented inventory, Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA), a
nd sales order procedures during a special assignment at the Alabama Manufacturi
ng facility with a result of 30% less RMA's lost after arrival in plant
* Trained and supervised twelve team members on customized version of MAS90 soft
ware

Sept 1991 Cargill, Lynwood, CA


to Jan 1994 (Division of Company Manufacturing Resin)
Assistant Accounting Manager
* Led four administrative staff
* Improved accounts receivable from 52% current to 84%, analyzed inventory, and
managed payroll
* Chairperson of new Awareness Recognition Committee and Editor of monthly Quali
ty Newsletter
* Active member of Quality Improvement Team and Safety Committee resulting in re
duction of accidents by 45%

EDUCATION
- University of Phoenix
Executive Master of Business Administration, May 1999
- The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting and Finance Major, A
ugust 1991
SPECIAL TRAINING
- Notary Public 2005 - 2009
- Continuous Improvement Analysis Tools Training, 2002
- Foundations Workshop for Developing Team Environments, 2002
- Process Variability Reduction, 2000
- People Skills Leadership Development Workshop, 1996
- Problem Solving and Decision Making "Genco" Workshop, 1993
- Supervisory Development Workshop, 1993
- Quality Awareness Experience Course, 1991
COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Office Professional: Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint;
Roll Level Inventory (RLI), QuickBooks, Enterprise