George Knighton - Controller Resume Simple
Experienced accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, including public accounting, and manufacturing. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines under pressure.
  • compliance, fixed asset, reporting, controller, tax compliance, finance, accounting, manufacturing, operations, and accounting, tax, analysis
  • due diligence, fixed asset, management, financial management, reporting, integration, internal audit, planning, financial reporting, accounting, manufacturing, job cost, analysis, audit, corporate accounting
  • 2017-12-252017-12-25


    Qualified Staffing

    • Implemented a new FASB 109 and FIN 48 tax compliance and analysis for the fixed asset and accounting department. The company was a significant improvement in the company's financial statement.
    • Led the Finance team to implement new manufacturing operations and reporting systems to improve efficiency and accuracy. Reduced month end close from 10 to 5 days.
    • Reduced the month end close process from 10 to 5 days by implementing a new Controller system. Eliminated manual processes and improved the accuracy of the financial statements.
    • Implemented new accounting system and trained staff on the use of the general ledger, fixed asset, and accounts payable modules.
    • Analyzed and reconciled accounts payable and receivable, and prepared monthly financial statements. Created and maintained a system of internal controls to ensure compliance with GAAP.
  • 2017-12-252017-12-25

    Corporate Controller

    Trustco Bank

    • Directed the financial reporting, analysis, and reconciliation of all fixed asset accounts including the annual audit and quarterly reviews.
    • Managed the financial planning and management of a $1.2B acquisition of a manufacturing company with a focus on the company's growth and retention.
    • Responsible for all accounting functions for the company including acquisitions, divestitures, and due diligence for a $20 million acquisition.
    • Implemented a new accounting system and internal controls for the corporate organization. This included the development of a standardized chart of accounts, cost accounting, and the integration of a new financial system.
    • Developed a corporate accounting function and implemented a new FP&a process for the company. Managed the financial and operational audits of the division.
    • Oversaw the job cost accounting system for the company. Developed and implemented a new financial management system. This allowed the company to manage their jobs and achieve profitability.