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Matt Sobraske, CPA

Matt Sobraske, CPA

Controller

Waycrosse, Inc

New Hope

Controller at Waycrosse, Inc

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Waycrosse, Inc

Controller

Responsible for all accounting operations including financial reporting, treasury, and staff management.
• Managed all stages of month end, quarter end, and year-end financial statement preparation.
• Managed 10 direct reports: Asst. Controller, G/L Accountants, and Payable staff.
• Led comprehensive IT security risk assessment performed by outside consultants. Presented key findings to Board of Directors and partnered with IT to remediate high risk areas.
• Project manager of corporate process-improvement project. Responsible for flow charting accounting processes implementing accounting best practices
• Stabilized post go-live phase of new financial software. Role included mapping new financial statements, defining functional requirements for new development, testing bug-fixes, defined ongoing support model.

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Patagonia

Financial Business Analysis Manager

Finance leadership role that provided vision for developing and implementing financial IT initiatives. Initial focus on implementing corporate best practices in worldwide ERP roll out. Provided oversight for global inventory stock ledger, purchase and margin accounting. Developed and maintained financial models for executive teams for M&A decisions and profitability analysis.

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Patagonia

Manager of Inventory and Supply Chain Planning

Managed team of four Supply Planners for $150 MM seasonal inventory buy. Developed inventory purchasing strategy with Executive team and presented KPIs in weekly Sales and Operation Planning meeting.

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Patagonia

Inventory Manager

Accounting management team member- focused on inventory stock ledger, purchase, and margin accounting. Compiled and analyzed period end financial statements against plan and prior year actuals. Met regularly with Corporate Controller and CFO to review financial analysis and discuss suggested actions. Partnered with planning team to develop annual budgets and roll forecasts.

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Patagonia

ERP Finance Functional Analyst

ERP core project member representing the Finance/Accounting department. Gathered key business process requirements and worked with other ERP project team members and consultants to ensure the new application accurately meets the department’s needs. Key tasks included system and process testing, data clean up and migration, end user training and post go-live support.

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Patagonia

Senior Accountant & Inventory Analyst

On General Ledger team responsible for month and year end closing duties in addition to inventory tracking and analysis.
Month end tasks included performing journal entries, reconciling balances, and analyzing inventory accounts.
Year end tasks included coordinating year end inventory counts with internal business partners and accounting management. Responsible for communicating processes and results to outside audit firm.

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General Mills

Accountant

University of California, Santa Barbara- Extension program

Certificate, Accounting

University of St. Thomas

BA, Financial Management