Jill M. Swinger

Jill

Jill Swinger is a director of Warren Whitney and is primarily engaged by organizations requiring financial management and marketing analysis. Jill brings more thanĀ 30 years experience in both public accounting and private industry.

Management Experience:

Jill generally serves her clients in the role of business controller, sales and marketing controller, chief financial officer, or special assistant to the president or owner. She offers a well-rounded business background with a concentration in financial controls; sales results measurement; and profitability analysis of customers, products, and distribution channels. Jill can also serve her clients as an active driver in company acquisition analysis and has played a lead role in computer system implementation and the financial justification of facility closures, expansion, and consolidations. She functions as a leader in cross-functional teams to improve asset management and increase sales and margin performance.

Prior to joining Warren Whitney, Jill was the sales and marketing controller with Overhead Door Corp. in Dallas, Texas where she was responsible for directing sales and marketing reporting and analysis for an industry-leading $340 million garage door division and a $160 million Genie-brand opener division. She developed district, regional, and channel sales reporting structures, including forecasting; customer contribution margin; salesman performance results and product line price; and volume and mix analyses. Jill was also responsible for developing and monitoring the performance of more than $30 million in sales and marketing expenses.

Before joining Overhead Door, Jill worked as an independent consultant on a project for a $25 million vertically integrated manufacturer of cotton apparel where she was responsible for overseeing the daily manufacturing operations and managing the procurement, planning and distribution, and system support for two facilities. Prior to this, Jill worked with Rubbermaid, Inc. where she held a variety of positions during her 10-year tenure, including internal auditor, general accounting manager, manufacturing accounting manager, manager of sales and marketing financial support, and ultimately business controller.

As manufacturing accounting manager for the Home Products Division of Rubbermaid, Jill was responsible for reporting cost of goods sold for $500 million that represented approximately 60% of gross sales for a six-plant operation, including outsourcing operations. She also developed plant overhead rates, shipping budgets, and warehousing budgets. As manager of sales and marketing financial support, Jill provided financial analysis and support to achieve optimal sales and margin generation, expense control, and resource allocation. As business controller of Rubbermaid Cleaning and Maintenance Products, she managed all financial functions of a $120 million strategic business unit, including budgeting and forecasting, asset control and management, and full profit and loss reporting. She also performed due diligence prior to an acquisition and was part of the transition team during the integration of the former Empire Brush facility with Rubbermaid Cleaning Products.

Jill began her professional career with KPMG Peat Marwick, rising to the position of audit senior. She performed audits of various manufacturing, health care, and not-for-profit educational institutions.

Education and Professional Associations:

Jill earned her B.B.A degree in Accounting from Kent State University and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio. Since moving to the Richmond area, she has volunteered as Treasurer to several local non-profit organizations.

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