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Resume for Jim V. for Executive Manager / Manufacturing in Evansville, Indiana

Occupation: Executive Manager Industry: Manufacturing
Country: United States City: Evansville
State: Indiana ZIP: 47725

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Jim V., MBA

Bernadette Dr, Evansville, IN



Resultsoriented senior financial executive with extensive global company experience in financial and accounting roles in manufacturing industries. Strong reputation for developing strategic partnerships with functional leaders to effectively combine operational decisions and financial objectives. Highly motivated, very decisive, reliable person and a precise logical thinker in problem resolution. Approach opportunities and challenges with an innovative mind, resourcefulness, and the competence to take appropriate calculated risks when necessary.   

  • Financial Management        
  • Management Accounting
  • Strategic & Financial Planning
  • Financial & Operational Reporting
  • Collections Management
  • Project Financing
  • Cash Management
  • Funding / Investment Management
  • M&A Management


    ACCURIDE CORPORATION, Evansville, IN  ACUZ.OB                                                    –  

    Director of Treasury and Risk Management , Evansville, IN                        –  

    Primarily responsible for financial and operational reporting, financial planning, working capital management, customer credit and collections, debt and investment management and compliance. In addition, I was responsible for the banking and credit rating agency relationships, cash operations, capital structure management, property management and leasing, insurance and risk management. Directly oversaw department budget of $M with employees.

  • Managed a large property insurance claim which resulted in profit and cost recovery of $.M.
  • Reduced insurance premiums D&O, property, WC, etc. by $.M over two years % drop in premiums
  • Successfully completed a $M operating lease for manufacturing equipment at a key business unit
  • Directed ABL Asset Backed Lending/ st lien bond financing initiative $M with banks and performed accounting and appraisal due diligence. Change in market conditions prevented execution of financing alternatives.
  • Led two credit agreement amendments with banks and obtained favorable covenant cushions
  • Engineered DIP DebtorinPossession ABL financing of $M and developed corporate week cash flow model for weekly management of cash against covenants

    THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY, Midland, MI DOW                                                    –  

    Customer Financial Services Department Manager, Indianapolis, IN          –

    Directed the risk assessment and management of the accounts receivable portfolio in North America. Managed six employees directly professional, office professional and responsible for credit decision evaluations and management of overall collection procedures for the various North American businesses. In addition, I managed the financing programs and was responsible for business and financial analysis and enforcement of corporate credit policy / Sarbanes Oxley and Audit requirements.

  • Teamed with other functional leaders in developing and implementing a successful new approach in managing the customer risk in a new business model  within existing accounting and finance processes and internal controls
  • Evaluated and obtained alternative financing for the Seeds business which opened up new customer channels and segments which increased sales as well as enable the cross selling of the chemicals side of the business
  • Implemented a new collections process in North America which resulted in decreasing DSO by days – a cash  improvement of $M and an increase in % current from .% to .%
  • Led development and implementation of a new credit evaluation approach for the pest control business which allowed more efficient and effective management of credit risk resulting in more visibility to risk / reward and minimal writeoffs

    Jim V. – Page  

    Financial Operations Manager, Midland, MI                                                  –

    Directed the treasury operations for all Dow North American subsidiaries as well as Canadian country finance leader. Major areas of responsibilities include management of North American cash operations, daily funding and investment management. In addition, I was responsible for banking relationships, integration management for all M&A activity, economic analysis, project financing, leasing and corporate governance for Dow Canada.

  • Led successful integration of UCC treasury function into Dow Corporate Treasury within days of close resulting in central streamline operations with no requirement to hire UCC treasury personnel
  • Teamed with corporate and local tax and legal departments to successfully restructure the finance companies in Dow Canada which resulted in NPV savings to the company of $M
  • Teamed with local government and tax authorities to obtain a tax effective financing treatment for a pilot plant in Sarnia Ontario $M project

    Financial Planning Manager, Calgary, AB                                                       –

    Managed the Canadian area’s short term debt requirements, investments, foreign exchange and long term interest rate exposure; as well as overseeing reporting and planning, financial tax planning, setting dividend policy and project financing.

  • Provided lease and financing modeling and evaluation for $M operating lease of a large manufacturing plant resulting in $M NPV savings versus alternative financing
  • Increased returns on $M cash using tax effective investments and other investment structures resulting in $.M increase return over benchmark rate.

    Credit Manager, Toronto, Ontario                                                                    –

    Managed the investment in accounts receivable for a North America business. Major responsibilities include: develop and implement customer strategies with business, formulate / apply procedures and control to optimize credit / collection performance, prepare business credit management reports monthly and quarterly to evaluate business and customer performance 

    Management Accountant Hydrocarbons and Energy, Calgary, AB             –

    Provided the contract and management accounting for Dow Canada’s monomer activities, including ethylene, styrene and other monomers.  

    Accountants Receivable Accountant, Sarnia, Ontario                                     –

    Performed accounting of accounts receivable, rebate system and programs, factoring of receivables and general accounting of receivable transactions. 

    Cost Accountant, Sarnia, Ontario                                                                      –

    Provided cost accounting of one of the manufacturing units in Sarnia. Prepared budgets and standards and provided management reporting and variance analysis. 


    Masters of Business Administration MBA – Central Michigan University, Michigan USA,

    Bachelor of Business Administration BBA – Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario Canada,

    Certified Management Accountant CMA – Ontario Canada,  


    Computer Skills:  Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Mainframe SAP R / R AS.

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