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LEE DUCHARME
18719 Red Cherry Circle• Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-261-6726 (Cell) • leeducharme5@gmail.com
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT / LEAD ACCOUNTANT / SMALL BUSINESS CONTROLLER
To work in a collaborative environment as an accountant where my skills, experience and background will
contribute to the business goals of a growing organization.
ACHIEVEMENTS
• Financial professional with experience in diverse business environments. Integral team member adept in
implementing fiscal controls, systems, and process improvements to enhance efficiencies, reduce costs, and
protect assets.
• Integrated and standardized finance/accounting processes and procedures for three mergers/acquisitions;
managed due diligence and continually improved finance administration during a dynamic growth period.
• Cross-departmental consensus builder and motivational team player with a history of building a collaborative
culture aligned with organization goals. Critical thinker, detail oriented and proactive problem solver.
CORE COMPETENCIES
• Financial Analysis/Reporting
• GL/Bank Reconciliation
• Sales Tax Reporting
• Accounts Payable/Receivable
• Payroll Reconciliation/Reporting
• Process Development/Improvement
• Contract Administration
• Intercompany Reconciliation
• Accruals/Prepaids
• Online Expense Reporting
• 401(k) Reporting
• Fixed Asset Management
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Accountant, RENOVATION SYSTEMS, INC. – Plymouth, MN Apr 2011 - May 2015
Regional $27M provider of Flooring, Construction and Restoration services to the Multi-Housing Industry.
Manage the day-to-day accounting functions for 3 entities and 6 divisions with revenue of $27M.
• Instrumental in resolving 4-month delinquency with cash application, bank and general ledger reconciliations
after the departure of the previous controller.
• Successfully consolidated four accounting systems into one financial package monthly and year-end.
• Managed required vendor compliance to ensure insurance and liability requirements were met/maintained and
fees paid.
• Managed the financial activity with the outside CPA firm for the year-end audit and tax return.
• Successfully managed two sales tax audits in 4 years resulting in minimal citations.
• Provided timely A/R data to sales reps and upper management for collection purposes.
• Prepared and submitted 401(k) reporting and census filings meeting deadlines.
• Reviewed contracts for accurate and timely A/R billings.
• Oversaw the AP/AR/PR processes for timely and accurate reporting.
• Interfaced and fostered relationships between accounting, sales and operations departments.
Senior Accountant, SAP AMERICA, INC. – Atlanta, GA Feb 2006 - Oct 2010
Global €10.9 billion software technology company, employing 50,000 and over 95,000 companies using SAP
worldwide.
Ensured complete and successful integration of Visiprise, Inc. into SAP America. Managed balance sheet and back
account reconciliations, bank account closure, AP/AR transition and collections.
• Prepared and post inter-company transactions between Visiprise and SAP and its subsidiaries.
…Continued…
LEE DUCHARME PAGE 2
• Successfully provided tax department documentation backing up two state sales tax audits.
• Participated in the preparation of year end reporting packages for external audit, resulting in no post audit
entries.
• Assisted with the transition of $700K fixed assets to various SAP subsidiaries. Visiprise, Inc., a global $40 million
software technology company integrating shop floor manufacturing solutions was acquired by SAP in 2008.
• Managed general ledger and bank account accruals/reconciliation, AP/AR, and month-/year-end closing.
• Administered cash application, wire transfers, and online expense reporting payment authorizations.
• Oversaw filing of sales/use tax returns and annual business registrations. Manage year-end audits and due
diligence in tandem with external auditors. Consult with outside accounting firms in the UK and Canada to ensure
compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
• Develop and maintain commercial banking relationships. Administer third-party royalty reporting for software
licenses and maintenance sales.
• Reduced costs and improved efficiencies by identifying, implementing, and managing a new online expense
reporting system that streamlined the reimbursement process and decreased staffing requirements.
• Led closing and asset relocation of international Canada-based facility corporate headquarters within a three-
month timeline; managed sales of fixed assets, tenant replacement, and vendor/customer communications.
• Decreased the company’s royalty liability $165,000 by identifying errors in initial reporting of third-party royalties
and directing subsequent external 3-year retrospective audit.
Assistant Controller, TESSY PLASTICS CORP. – Elbridge, NY Jan 2001 - Jun 2005
Global $100 million plastic manufacturer with 900 personnel and three locations in New York, Virginia and China.
• Managed financial and accounting operations, reporting directly to the President. Supervised a five-member
office administration team.
• Administered AP/AR, bank and general ledger reconciliation, month/year-end closing, cash flow projections,
auditing, and large cash handling. Prepared and reviewed financial statements and reports for annual, quarterly,
and monthly budget and profit planning. Performed comprehensive project cost accounting and analysis.
• Turned around ongoing operational issues by re-engineering processes and updating outmoded systems; teamed
with Controller to resolve three-month delinquency in year-end closing within six weeks.
• Assumed Interim Controller responsibilities in 2002 to consistently manage financials during intermittent and
extended medical leaves of Controller due to family illness; offered Controller position in 2005.
• Integral in evaluation, selection, implementation and training of new ERP software system as accounting team lead.
Accounting Supervisor, Corporate Services, J. F. AHERN CO. – Fond du Lac, WI Feb 1996 - Jun 2000
Regional $98 million mechanical contractor and provider of fire protection systems with 700 personnel.
Managed accounting operations and six-member A/P and Job Cost Budget team, reporting to the Controller. Oversaw
financial statements, bank reconciliation, month/year-end entries and weekly management reporting for cash analysis.
• Lowered annual operating costs $20,000+ by automating bank reconciliation of corporate and payroll accounts.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Leadership 2000 (Selected Management Training)
Principles for a Collaborative Workplace • Human Resource Training for Managers
Winona State University, Winona, MN
TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES
Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, ERP Software Systems (SAP, IQMS,
Softrax, CGC, DTR), QuickBooks, Concur (Online Expense Reporting Tool)
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Ducharme_Lee_Resume

  • 1. LEE DUCHARME 18719 Red Cherry Circle• Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-261-6726 (Cell) • leeducharme5@gmail.com SENIOR ACCOUNTANT / LEAD ACCOUNTANT / SMALL BUSINESS CONTROLLER To work in a collaborative environment as an accountant where my skills, experience and background will contribute to the business goals of a growing organization. ACHIEVEMENTS • Financial professional with experience in diverse business environments. Integral team member adept in implementing fiscal controls, systems, and process improvements to enhance efficiencies, reduce costs, and protect assets. • Integrated and standardized finance/accounting processes and procedures for three mergers/acquisitions; managed due diligence and continually improved finance administration during a dynamic growth period. • Cross-departmental consensus builder and motivational team player with a history of building a collaborative culture aligned with organization goals. Critical thinker, detail oriented and proactive problem solver. CORE COMPETENCIES • Financial Analysis/Reporting • GL/Bank Reconciliation • Sales Tax Reporting • Accounts Payable/Receivable • Payroll Reconciliation/Reporting • Process Development/Improvement • Contract Administration • Intercompany Reconciliation • Accruals/Prepaids • Online Expense Reporting • 401(k) Reporting • Fixed Asset Management PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Senior Accountant, RENOVATION SYSTEMS, INC. – Plymouth, MN Apr 2011 - May 2015 Regional $27M provider of Flooring, Construction and Restoration services to the Multi-Housing Industry. Manage the day-to-day accounting functions for 3 entities and 6 divisions with revenue of $27M. • Instrumental in resolving 4-month delinquency with cash application, bank and general ledger reconciliations after the departure of the previous controller. • Successfully consolidated four accounting systems into one financial package monthly and year-end. • Managed required vendor compliance to ensure insurance and liability requirements were met/maintained and fees paid. • Managed the financial activity with the outside CPA firm for the year-end audit and tax return. • Successfully managed two sales tax audits in 4 years resulting in minimal citations. • Provided timely A/R data to sales reps and upper management for collection purposes. • Prepared and submitted 401(k) reporting and census filings meeting deadlines. • Reviewed contracts for accurate and timely A/R billings. • Oversaw the AP/AR/PR processes for timely and accurate reporting. • Interfaced and fostered relationships between accounting, sales and operations departments. Senior Accountant, SAP AMERICA, INC. – Atlanta, GA Feb 2006 - Oct 2010 Global €10.9 billion software technology company, employing 50,000 and over 95,000 companies using SAP worldwide. Ensured complete and successful integration of Visiprise, Inc. into SAP America. Managed balance sheet and back account reconciliations, bank account closure, AP/AR transition and collections. • Prepared and post inter-company transactions between Visiprise and SAP and its subsidiaries. …Continued…
  • 2. LEE DUCHARME PAGE 2 • Successfully provided tax department documentation backing up two state sales tax audits. • Participated in the preparation of year end reporting packages for external audit, resulting in no post audit entries. • Assisted with the transition of $700K fixed assets to various SAP subsidiaries. Visiprise, Inc., a global $40 million software technology company integrating shop floor manufacturing solutions was acquired by SAP in 2008. • Managed general ledger and bank account accruals/reconciliation, AP/AR, and month-/year-end closing. • Administered cash application, wire transfers, and online expense reporting payment authorizations. • Oversaw filing of sales/use tax returns and annual business registrations. Manage year-end audits and due diligence in tandem with external auditors. Consult with outside accounting firms in the UK and Canada to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. • Develop and maintain commercial banking relationships. Administer third-party royalty reporting for software licenses and maintenance sales. • Reduced costs and improved efficiencies by identifying, implementing, and managing a new online expense reporting system that streamlined the reimbursement process and decreased staffing requirements. • Led closing and asset relocation of international Canada-based facility corporate headquarters within a three- month timeline; managed sales of fixed assets, tenant replacement, and vendor/customer communications. • Decreased the company’s royalty liability $165,000 by identifying errors in initial reporting of third-party royalties and directing subsequent external 3-year retrospective audit. Assistant Controller, TESSY PLASTICS CORP. – Elbridge, NY Jan 2001 - Jun 2005 Global $100 million plastic manufacturer with 900 personnel and three locations in New York, Virginia and China. • Managed financial and accounting operations, reporting directly to the President. Supervised a five-member office administration team. • Administered AP/AR, bank and general ledger reconciliation, month/year-end closing, cash flow projections, auditing, and large cash handling. Prepared and reviewed financial statements and reports for annual, quarterly, and monthly budget and profit planning. Performed comprehensive project cost accounting and analysis. • Turned around ongoing operational issues by re-engineering processes and updating outmoded systems; teamed with Controller to resolve three-month delinquency in year-end closing within six weeks. • Assumed Interim Controller responsibilities in 2002 to consistently manage financials during intermittent and extended medical leaves of Controller due to family illness; offered Controller position in 2005. • Integral in evaluation, selection, implementation and training of new ERP software system as accounting team lead. Accounting Supervisor, Corporate Services, J. F. AHERN CO. – Fond du Lac, WI Feb 1996 - Jun 2000 Regional $98 million mechanical contractor and provider of fire protection systems with 700 personnel. Managed accounting operations and six-member A/P and Job Cost Budget team, reporting to the Controller. Oversaw financial statements, bank reconciliation, month/year-end entries and weekly management reporting for cash analysis. • Lowered annual operating costs $20,000+ by automating bank reconciliation of corporate and payroll accounts. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Leadership 2000 (Selected Management Training) Principles for a Collaborative Workplace • Human Resource Training for Managers Winona State University, Winona, MN TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, ERP Software Systems (SAP, IQMS, Softrax, CGC, DTR), QuickBooks, Concur (Online Expense Reporting Tool)