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Project Training

Location:
Terre Haute, Indiana, 47802, United States
Posted:
March 07, 2012   all resumes
Email:
cj5xpi@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
****.****@***********************.***


Anna B. Lowe
Professional Profile

Over thirteen years of finance and business control systems experience with eight years of experience supporting the Department of Defense and six years of managerial experience. Expertise in accounting and finance reporting, audit support, procurement and contract compliance with specialized knowledge of the government sector. Key Accomplishments:

• Expert knowledge and skills in all facets of finance, procurement, audits, business control systems compliance, contract compliance, processes and procedures, and labor charging.
• Recognized by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity and attention to detail. Known for delivering personal service, a talent for resourceful business solutions and delivering result driven solutions.
• Experience with an engineering and construction field project facilitating budgets, and accomplishing contractual cost milestones under budget and ahead of schedule.
• Expertise knowledge of CAS (Cost Accounting Standards), GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Practices), and FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations). Expertise utilizing Microsoft Office, Excel, Access, PRISM, DCMS, and SAP systems.

Professional Experience

Owner/Executive Consultant – Sterling Compliance Group, LLC, Terre Haute, IN 2010 – Current
• Provides consulting services to emerging businesses, commercial clients, and federal contractors in the area of contract compliance, procurement and purchasing systems, finance and business systems.
• Facilitates Federal Contract Compliance employee training sessions.
• Assisted clients with development of Direct and Indirect Rates, analysis of financial systems for audit ability and compliance, development of business processes and procedures.
• Completed costs proposals for emerging federal contractor clients.

Senior Accountant – Parsons, Newport, IN 2007 – 2010

• Maintained all financial reports and performed routine analyses to ensure accuracy and contractual compliance.
• Coordinated with Procurement Department to ensure all vendor purchases and subcontracts were being executed within full compliance of contract terms and conditions.
• Conducted full financial reconciliation of a $1.2 billion contract with three different colors of money from inception to closeout phase of a twelve year contract with zero deltas.
• Conducted financial reviews and analyses to recommend improvement and efficiency of work processes and operations resulting in increased production and costs savings.
• Responsible for all financial administration of project contract, including accounting, budgeting, determination of allowability of costs, allocation of costs to hundreds of WBSs, internal/external auditing, billing and financial reporting.
• Conducted Procurement contract closeout functions in PRISM financial system and DMCS procurement system. Completed a cleanup of over 23,000 procurement packages to ensure allocation of costs, auditability and compliance.
• Conducted Project Controls closeout of WBS and Job numbers in PRISM financial system to ensure compliance of closeout procedures and DCAA auditing standards.
• Processed, monitored and tracked all accounts payable, accounts and project billings for the Newport Chemical Disposal Facility (NECDF).
• Conducted Craft labor audit of over five hundred Service Contract Act employees and implemented corrective actions that resulted in a cost savings of over a million dollars to the government.
• Developed lessons learned for Administrative Contract Closeout and Finance of the NECDF project to be used to aid other projects in the Department of Defense Chemical Demilitarization division.
• Prepared and maintained weekly, month-end and year-end financial reports and schedules.
• Developed AP Adjustment guidance for the Newport project to establish and clarify the cost re-classing process. Provided training to Project Controls and Procurement employees on the AP Adjustment process.
• Audited and assisted employees with completing expense reports in accordance with Corporate and Government financial policies and procedures for compliance with government accounting standards of allowable cost.
• Analyzed project billings for financial compliance and accuracy for Cost plus Award Fee $1.2 billion contract (Base + Award + Fixed Fee + Incentive Milestones)
• Worked closely with Project Management, departmental management and the government client to fulfill all financial obligations, tasks and financial requests for the project to ensure compliance and profitability.

Communications Specialist – Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Newport, IN March 2007 – Sept. 2007

• Assisted in development, coordination, production, and assessment of the Newport Chemical Depot communication and action plans in accordance with organizational goals.
• Responsible for establishing and projecting the Newport Outreach Office budget.
• Responsible for processing all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable for the Newport Outreach Office.
• Served as the lead for actions related to outreach office computer operating systems, including attending and facilitating all related training sessions at the site level.
• Assisted in development, coordination, production, and assessment of all Newport Chemical Depot outreach products such as press releases, newsletters, inserts, fact sheets and employee communications to ensure that all communications convey a current, accurate, and consistent program message.
• Ensured that all financial and government property functions were executed within compliance of the contract terms and conditions.
• Developed and maintained training material for the Newport Ambassador Spokesperson training program at Newport Chemical Depot. Facilitated Newport Ambassador Spokesperson training sessions for Newport Chemical Depot and Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility employees.

Operations Specialist – SYColeman - Advanced Concepts, Newport, IN Feb. 2004 – March 2007

• Performed site-level finance tracking and budget review to ensure that the outreach budget, schedules, and performance requirements were met. Established and project the budget annually.
• Analyzed monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and ensured finance information had been recorded accurately.
• Ensured that all financial and government property functions were executed within compliance of the contract terms and conditions.
• Served as a member of the WiredContact! Data Integrity Action Team to assist and provide input on database functionality and improvement as it related to achieving Balanced Scorecard measures.
• Assisted in development, coordination, production, and assessment of the Newport Chemical Depot communication and action plans in accordance with organizational goals.
• Served as the lead for actions related to outreach office computer operating systems, including attending and facilitating all related training sessions at the site level.
• Developed and maintained training material for the Newport Ambassador Spokesperson training program at the Newport Chemical Depot. Facilitated Newport Ambassador Spokesperson training sessions for Newport Chemical Depot and Newport Agent Disposal Facility employees.

Office Manager – Service Corporation International, Terre Haute, IN Feb. 2001 - Jan. 2004

• Managed the General Administration department which consisted of five employees.
• Processed all accounts receivable, accounts payable, and processed employee payroll for three office locations.
• Performed site-level finance tracking and budget review to ensure that the facilities budgets, schedules, and performance requirements were met for three locations.
• Interviewed prospective employees, conducted employee training, and addressed and advised staff members in resolving problems and issues that would arise in the workplace.
• Served as a member on a five-member management team to make corporate decisions for the three local locations and made recommendations for improvements in overall production.