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Rodney David Metzger, CPA

Tax Consulant

Randstad / CHEP
Livonia, Michigan, USA

Corporation - Publicly-Held

Professional Summary

Rodney D. Metzger, CPA
5960 Purple Martin Drive, South Rockwood, MI 48179
(734) 625-0236 – rodmetzger@comcast.net

OBJECTIVE

A tax or financial management position in an organization requiring an analytical leader who can:
• Implement new work processes and solve problems.
• Train and develop staff to improve department efficiency and generate positive results.

EXPERIENCED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Researching Financial Reporting Acquisitions/Dispositions
Auditing Cash Management Oral/Written Communications
Budgeting IT Knowledge Govt. Relation Knowledge

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ANALYZING Reduced department staff shortly after arriving at a company by identifying inefficiencies. Result: Staff reduction from 8 to 7 without requiring overtime.

IMPLEMENTING Improved the computation of deferred tax balances from a separate process that was performed infrequently to a natural part of the annual tax return preparation process. Result: Improvements in accuracy and timeliness plus a much easier process for external auditors to review.

PROBLEM Obtained a tax-free transfer of cash from a foreign subsidiary for a company
SOLVING experiencing cash flow problems. Result: A tax-free cash transfer in excess of $10 million.

STAFF Trained the plant controller at a foreign location in the process of preparing
DEVELOPMENT the annual income tax disclosure package for corporate. Result: Elimination of revisions in the schedules submitted and better communication between corporate and t

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • Logistics
    • Accounting Firm
    • Toys
    • Furniture
    • Automotive and Parts
    • Compressors

Interests/Hobbies

  • Running
  • Reading
  • Camping

Birthday

April 11

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Experience

Randstad / CHEP
Livonia, Michigan, USA 48150
Tax Consulant
Corporation - Publicly-Held
2016 - Present
Contract position responsible for U.S. Sales/Use Tax and Canada GST/HST/PST tax filings. The assignment includes current monthly filings, catchup and correction of prior filings. Also streamlining the tax return preparation process, fully documenting the updated processes and preparing the function to be outsourced to a third party. General Ledger account reconciliation for all taxes and numerous other balance sheet accounts have also been added to the assignment since the initial phase.
Bayco Management Company
Southfield, Michigan, USA 48134
Tax Manager
Accounting
2015 - 2016
Responsible for the tax filings for over 50 businesses, including income tax, sales tax, property tax and other taxes. Also performing research and planning to reduce taxes.
Robert Half / Alex Brands
Canton, Michigan, USA
Tax & Accounting Compliance Coordinator
Manufacturing
2014 - 2015
This was a contract assignment that changed to a permanent position. Tax responsibilities included all non-income tax filings, such as property, sales/use, and Canada GST. Computed the cost for each of several hundred different products for accurate profit analysis. Computed and paid royalties on numerous products sold and tracked all fixed assets and depreciation computations. Dealt with insurance brokers on renewals and filing of documents, plus miscellaneous accounting duties.
La-Z-Boy Inc.
Monroe, Michigan, USA 48161
Tax Director
Manufacturing
2011 - 2013
Supervised staff of seven and responsible for all taxes of the company, including US and foreign income taxes, property taxes, sales/use and other taxes. Responsible for computing the tax provision including the financial statement tax disclosures and SOX compliance. Performing tax research, resolving tax audits and planning to reduce tax liabilities. Implemented numerous process changes to increase the timeliness and efficiency of the tax function.
Tower International Inc.
Livonia, Michigan, USA 48150
Tax Director
Manufacturing
2010 - 2011
Directed staff of three and responsible for all taxes of the company, including US and international income taxes, property taxes, sales/use and other taxes. Responsible for computing the tax provision including the financial statement tax disclosures and SOX compliance. Performing tax research, resolving tax audits and planning to reduce tax liabilities. Training of foreign controllers on procedures for reporting tax information under US GAAP.
Tecumseh Products Company
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 48109
Tax Director
Manufacturing
1998 - 2010
Supervised staff of three and responsible for all taxes of the company, including US and foreign income taxes, property taxes, sales/use, payroll and other taxes. Responsible computing the tax provision including the financial statement tax disclosures and SOX compliance. Performing tax research, managing tax audits and planning to reduce tax liabilities. Performed research and development credit studies to claim tax credits and defended those upon audit. Implemented strategies to repatriate foreign cash with minimal US tax.

Education

BBA, Accounting 1980
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Member of Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Fraternity)
MST, Taxation 1988
Walsh University
Troy, Michigan, United States

Professional Certifications

CPA
Active
1982

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Executives Institute (Chapter President and Chapter Representative to National)

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