Jobs Landed: Cory Bale

The responsibility as the Finance Manager at Knape & Vogt consists of controllership duties over all accounting and finance functions throughout the Company, including its Canadian and Taiwan subsidiaries.  These controllership duties consist of identifying and correcting weaknesses in internal control, insightful reporting to internal and external stakeholders, building relationships with our banking syndicate as well as our private equity partner, financial lead on a current ERP implementation, and due diligence tasks on potential mergers and acquisitions.  

Prior to Knape & Vogt, I was employed in the Detroit area for a public accounting firm.  As I looked to relocate to the Grand Rapids area, I was searching for a career that would be a new challenge in private industry.  I really enjoy the fact that the business is constantly changing and striving to improve.  The economy has really hit this industry pretty hard during these past few years, however, we have been doing some very exciting things that will ultimately make us a better company in the future.  

Job Title: Finance Manager
Company: Knape & Vogt
College: Michigan State University, Eli Broad College of Business, Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Finance, East Lansing, MI
High School: Fennville High School, Fennville, MI
Lives In: Jenison

Knape & Vogt

2700 Oak Industrial Drive NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

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