Natalie McFarlane
2930 Downing Street, Marion, IA 52302
Phone: 319-350-2947
natalie.mcfarlane26@gmail.com
Chief Financial ...
 Developandimplementbudgetarycontrolsandrecordkeeping.
 Financial statementandpayroll preparationforoutsidefirm.
 401k ...
Key Accomplishments
 Championedinstallationof leading-edge systemstechnologywhichsignificantly
improvedefficiencywhile re...
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NATALIE D MCFARLANE Resume Aug 2015

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  • 1. Natalie McFarlane 2930 Downing Street, Marion, IA 52302 Phone: 319-350-2947 natalie.mcfarlane26@gmail.com Chief Financial Officer/Controller Senior – level executive with extensive finance, administration and human resource experience in retail/wholesale distribution. Proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profits through achievements in finance management, cost reductions and internal controls. Dedicated, constructive, resourceful, collaborative team player offering excellent leadership with flexibility and open-mindedness; always interested in learning. Applies a complete range of skills developed through practical job experience and formal education to manage the strategic direction of a successful organization. MBA with international background in business. Core Competencies  Technicallyproficient:financial reporting;payroll preparationandreporting;asset/liability management;budgetandcostmanagement;humanresources;oral andwrittencommunication skills,MicrosoftOffice includingWord,Excel,PowerPoint,Outlook;Sage/Mas2000software suite  Administrationand Management:vision;focusonbottomline andlong-termgoals;systems and technologyutilization;facilities  Leadership:teambuildingandperformance improvement bycoachingandmentoring; motivation leadingtoperformingata highlevel of success;profitandlossresponsibility  Personnel and Human Resources: recruiting;hiringandretention;knowledgeof regulations, lawsand rulesgoverningworknecessities;performance appraisals;healthcare, disabilityand life insurance; workcomp;401k administration;terminations  Broad industryknowledge:bankingrelationships;internet;telecommunications;distribution; sales, purchasing;marketingandnew business;currentdevelopmentsandtrendsinindustry Career History ChiefExecutive Officer Jul 2014-Present ExecutiveAccounting and BenefitsAdministration,Inc. –Marion,IA Self-owned consulting businessspecializing in financialreporting and human resourcemanagement  Analyze operationstoevaluate performance of acompanystaff inmeetingobjectivesorto determine areasof potential costreduction,programimprovement,or policy change.  Acts as liaison betweenbusinesses,shareholders,andoutside organizations.
  • 2.  Developandimplementbudgetarycontrolsandrecordkeeping.  Financial statementandpayroll preparationforoutsidefirm.  401k administration.  Insurance premiumnegotiations. ChiefFinancial Officer Feb 1990 – Jun2014 RUD-Chain, Inc. – Hiawatha,IA A $240+ million internationaltire/industrialchain manufacturer/distributorwith over1,700 employeesin morethan 120 countries  Took the leadandworkedagainstresistance toaccomplishgoals.Highenergywitharoll-up- your sleeves attitude.  Managed all corporate financial functionsincludingfinancialreporting(organizational balance sheets,income statements), budgeting,accounts payable,accountsreceivable, payroll, purchasing,salesorder, inventorycontrol,tax reporting,401k administrationandyear-end audit.  Responsible safeguardingof the company’sassetsby ensuringpropercontrolswere inplace for accurate reportingof profitsandassets.  Performedfinancial analysestoassistindecisionmakingprocess.  Excellentleadership,relationshipbuilding, interpersonal andcommunication skills(oral and written), presentation,coaching,andplanning.Able tomake commonsense decisions witha proventrack record. Practicedhighlevel of discretion,mature judgementandtactinhandling issuesof a sensitivenature  Exceptional time managementanddemonstratedorganization andnegotiationskillswithability to prioritize multiple andcomplextasksandprojectsoftenwithconflictingdeadlines.  General knowledge of businessandemploymentpracticesinvolvedinstrategic planning, leadershiptechnique, coordinationof peopleandallocation of resources.  Managed all personnel activates includingrecruiting,hiring,salarymanagement,performance appraisalsandterminations. Developedcompetitivecompensationand benefits package to attract and retain“A” talent.  Wrote employee manual todetail companyhuman resources policies,proceduresandbenefits.  Identifiedopportunitiesforimprovementof organization’spersonnel policiesand working environment.Continuouslyevaluation of employee safety,welfare andwellnessprogramsand made changesa necessary.  ProficientwithMicrosoftWork,Excel,PowerPointandOutlookaswell asvariousinternal databaseswithabilitytoquicklylearnnew programsandsystems.  InterimManagingDirector,Jan2003 – Oct 2003.
  • 3. Key Accomplishments  Championedinstallationof leading-edge systemstechnologywhichsignificantly improvedefficiencywhile reducingcosts,wasmore user-friendlyandcreated infrastructure tosupportcorporate growth.  Significantlyimprovedbenefits programwhile reducingcoststoretainandrecruit“A” employees.  Reorganizedfinancial reportingalongdivisionallineswhichhighlighteddeficienciesper department.  Cut insurance premiumsbymore than25%.  Improvedcashflowby reducingcollectionperiodfrom45+ daysto lessthan30 days and reduced receivable write-offsbyover$350,000 by developingcreditpolicies, institutingaggressivecollectionstrategiesandestablishingconstructive dialoguewith delinquentaccounts.  Implementedsafetyprogram whichreducedworkcompclaimsby90% and workcomp insurance premiumsbymore than50%. StaffAccountant Feb 1988 – Jan1990 Clifton,Gunderson and Co. – CedarRapids,IA A professionalservicesnetworkand thetenth largest accountancy firmin the United States.  2 yearspublic accounting Education MBA Universityof Iowa Henry B. Tippie Collegeof Business,Iowa City,IA B.A. Accounting/Business LorasCollege – Dubuque,IA Affiliations  Bank AdvisoryBoard,F&MBank,CedarRapids,IA  Corporate Secretary,RUD-Chain,Inc.  IowaMBA Alumni Network  Chief Financial OfficerNetwork  ProfessionalWomen’sNetwork

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