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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.
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Skills Summary
 Strong analytical skills  Advanced Excel and Database
 Leadership and Training Background Management
 Judgment and Decision Making and  Lean Manufacturing Experience
Complex Problem Solving  Management of Personnel, Material, and
 Advanced Mathematics and Accounting 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