Melissa Bryan281-299-7229 loan originator and former financial controller with corporate and site accounting experience; heavy cost accounting; complex inventory reconciliation experience; advanced Excel, Oracle and SAP skills; strengths include relationship building, communication, data analysis and interpretation; a positive addition to your team focused on profitability and excellence through relationship building and fostering a collaborative work environment.EDUCATIONMBA, Finance University of Houston-Clear Lake 2011Bachelor of Science, Accounting University of Houston-Clear Lake 2006PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEBranch Manager 2019 to Present VanDyk Mortgage CorporationResponsible for lead generation, sales and loan origination as well as branch profitability and networking to establish presence and positive brand image in the Houston market for VanDyk Mortgage CorporationProvide excellent client serviceThoroughly interview and review client’s application and documentation to overcome any barriers to loan approval that may need additional documentation or clarification prior to initial pre-qualificationNetwork with Realtors and other Real Estate professionals, gathering information on their goals, needs and motivations, with the goal of gaining their trust and client trust to increase branch salesUS Financial Controller April 2018 – February 2019QuVa PharmaLed the inventory controlling and month end accounting for cost of goods sold for all facilities of a 2.5 year old startup 503b pharmaceutical compounding facilityServed as key point of contact for ad hoc financial reporting and analysis for company CDOServed as Interim Corporate Controller from June 2018 to September 2018Given Financial Controller responsibility for all US facilities beginning in September 2018Worked with KPMG on 2017 audit to reconcile financial reports to ERP system recordsReviewed inventory for expiration risk and reported trends to company owners and VP of SalesHired, managed, and trained Inventory Analyst and Data Entry AdministratorTaught myself how to use INFOR Syteline and trained others on best practice for use of ERP systemAnalyzed material usage variances and purchase price variances and requested updates if neededResidential Mortgage Loan Originator 2015 – 2019 Mid America MortgageResponsible for lead generation and client relationship management to produce high quality loansEarned unanimous 5-star ratings from clients across all rating platformsIncreased referral only production to $7MM within 16 months of entering industryPlanned, promoted and hosted multiple industry networking eventsEstablished a personal network of over 2,985 peopleMaintained the highest level of service and integrity at all timesSenior Cost Accountant 2014 – 2015National Oilwell VarcoManaged the annual budgeting, monthly forecast, cost accounting, and management reporting for an oil and gas equipment manufacturing facility using Oracle and ExcelPerformed monthly site financial review with operations leadersManaged site month end close activities in OracleGenerated daily labor report and ad hoc analysis for operations teamReviewed and analyzed overhead and material usage variances as neededUpdated bills of material as neededPlant Controller 2013 – 2014 CSM Bakery Products Led the budgeting, controlling, month end close and financial reporting processes for an FDA regulated food manufacturing facilityDesigned a daily labor report to give shop level visibility to labor utilization, spurring operational changes that resulted in savings of $1.7MM annuallyAnalyzed material usage variances and recommended scrap factor updates if neededReviewed inventory for obsolescence risk and recommended reserve when appropriateEliminated two days from financial close by creating standard templates and macrosImplemented internal controls for purchasing and trained users on SOPsMatched physical assets to asset ledger to prepare for annual property tax renditionParticipated in site Kaizen events and cross organization best practice sharingPartnered with Engineering to provide financial analysis to optimize ROI from capital expenditurePlant Controller 2011 – 2013Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Led the budgeting, forecasting, month-end close, management reporting, and internal control procedures and audits for a carbonated soft drink manufacturing plant.Worked with AP to reduce unidentified invoices by 80% within 3 months of hireDesigned and implemented weekly report to management for actual vs budgeted spendPartnered with Engineering to validate financial assumptions for capital expenditure requestsInitiated major project to tag existing assets and validate asset registerPartnered with Materials Manager to reduce losses from obsolete and excess inventoryReported mid-month forecast and month end results, including explanation of variancesActive participant in site Kaizen eventsSenior Financial Analyst and Senior Cost Accountant 2009 – 2010Beckman CoulterResponsible for variance analysis, inventory reconciliation, and month end journal entries for cost accounting, royalties, and intercompany accounts.Prepared labor and overhead reports to assist with trend analysis and forecastingCommunicated with materials department to understand material usage variancesLed monthly finance meetings with management to report results and update forecastPerformed major inventory reconciliationCost Accounting Manager 2008 – 2009Valco InstrumentsManaged absorption reporting and variance analysis for 6 plants, inventory controlling, work order settlement, and labor and overhead rates.Eliminated manual labor reconciliation by using Excel to electronically calculate variancesWorking with developers to design custom SAP queries for ad hoc management reportingMinimized manual inventory adjustments by training on cycle count and SAP inventory issuancePlanned and led full physical inventory for year endCost Accountant 2006 – 2008Benchmark Electronics, Inc.Maintained standard product costs in BAAN ERP, reconciled inventory, researched standard cost and variances, performed month end close for labor and inventory, including consignment inventory reporting.Reduced overhead costs by reviewing utility spend and negotiating contractsLed year-end physical inventory of WIP and warehouseConfirmed SOX segregation of duties by testing ERP system and documenting findingsPerformed internal audit of Purchasing and Production for ISO certificationREFERENCESAvailable Upon Request