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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
January 18, 2018

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Morrissa Lynnette Perkins

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Columbia, SC 29229



Senior level professional with extensive knowledge of all aspects of accounting, financial management and regulatory reporting with government/commercial mix. Team oriented approach in departmental work flow management and supervisory experience in a fast-paced environment. Successful at managing multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines under pressure. Offering over 10 years of experience an effective, analytical approach to identifying and solving complex problems.


Cash management/Treasury A/R & A/P Specialist

Master’s Degree (Management) Strong team leadership

Self-motivated Financial Statement Analysis

QuickBooks Accountant Administrator Payroll Administrator (Paycom System)

Financial Edge Accounting System Administrator HR Benefits System Administrator (Paycom)

SC Public Employee Benefit Authority Administrator Transamerica Retirement Administrator

Wells Fargo Banking System Administrator Wells Fargo Purchasing Card Administrator

Unum Life Insurance Benefits Administrator GAAP Knowledge

Account Reconciliation Expert General ledger accounting

Hiring Board Member for Finance & Administration Dept. Accurate and detail-oriented Experience

Accountant 2007 to 2017

South Carolina Research Authority Columbia, SC

Processed bi-weekly and special payrolls to include preparation and transmission of all payroll and payroll related transactions and W-2 review.

Full knowledge of the general ledger system including account maintenance, and accurate accounting records


Managed implementation and maintained all aspects of the finance and accounting, grant management and projects system. Reviewed the terms and conditions of new contracts/leases.

Prepared and reviewed all monthly reconciliations of Balance Sheet Analysis, Bank Reconciliations, Income Statement Trend analysis, monthly balance sheet and MTD & YTD P & L statement, four multi-million-dollar investment accounts and revenues to project closing summaries. Also prepare weekly journal entries for staff payroll.

Prepared, reviewed and approved all monthly accounts payable entries, purchasing requisitions, cost segregation, indirect costs pools, prepared all intricate journal entries for general ledger system and tracked job costs against job budgets in our job cost module of all (4) company divisions.

Managed and approved accounts receivable processes, and daily cash receipts & wires for accounts receivable. Also oversaw treasury and customer tenant billing for four facilities.

Prepared bank reconciliation of company’s major concentration account.

Collaborated extensively with external auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes, as well as compiled the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).

Supervised accounting operations and processes of four employees. Additional Duties

Managed new accounting and human resource benefits system implementation.

Assisted in human resource responsibilities, such as, creating job postings, managing talent acquisition database, new employee onboarding, employee out processing, insurance benefits processing, retirement plan changes/updates, and managed employment files for new hires and changes. page 2 of 3

Accounting Specialist II 2007 to 2016

Advanced Technology International (an Affiliate of South Carolina Research Authority) Summerville, SC

Prepared weekly government and commercial billings in accordance with contract terms and conditions utilizing a computerized project accounting system.

Managed Petty Cash Box.

Managed and Coordinated Defense Contract Audit Agency Government audits and interim voucher request for government contract invoicing, along with contract, project and account reconciliations.

Worked with Contracts Department and Management to assist with reviewing government contract agreements, contract modifications for funding obligations/deobligations assigned to multi-million and billion-dollar government contracts and contract closeouts.

Managed and tracked obligations and expenditures of all government funding contracts relating to accounting processes.

Processed cash receipts, journal entries (accruals/reversals), accounts payable, accounts receivable, and timesheet/payroll.

Managed and executed government year-end closing.

Collaborated extensively with external auditors during preliminary and year-end audit processes, as well as compiled the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).

Financial statements preparation and government 990 tax reporting.

Improved operations, accuracy and set internal controls.

Cash monitoring and funds availability for check register/wires.

Ensured all balance sheet and bank accounts are reconciled/reviewed monthly. Billing & Accounts Receivable Specialist 2007 to 2014

Prepared weekly government and commercial billings in accordance with contract terms and conditions utilizing a computerized project accounting system.

Monthly reconciled aged accounts receivable to the general ledger.

Quarterly reconciled earned unbilled amounts to the general ledger.

Prepared monthly statements, if required.

Accounting Technician 2007 to 2007

Processed accounts payable vouchers and expense reports.

Prepared general ledger entries.

Reconciled account balances on a quarterly and annual basis.

Reconciled project cost summaries.

Accounts Payable Specialist 2006 to 2007

United Siding Specialist Goose Creek, SC

Managed payroll and accounts for subcontractors.

Managed accounts payable and subcontractor’s contracts and files.

Accounts Payable reporting.

Project Managers/Administrative Assistant 2004 to 2005 Fencon Corporation North Charleston, SC

Performed general administrative duties.

Managed vendor files, project files and maintained database for vendors and government jobs.

Kept track of licenses and permits for government jobs.

Responsible for submitting certified payroll to the government.

Responsible for posting bid dates and all updates to solicitations, such as addendums, amendments and modifications from the EPS Government and South Carolina business of Opportunities (SCBO) websites. page 3 of 3


Masters of Science: Organizational Management 2017 Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC

Cum Laude (3.55 GPA), Honors

Bachelors of Science: Business Accounting 2012

University of Phoenix Phoenix, AZ

Associates of Science: Business Technology 1998

Aiken Technical College Graniteville, SC

Diploma: Automated Office


Accounting/Financial/Human Resource Packages:

Deltek Costpoint Accounting System; Financial Edge Accounting System; Paycom Payroll System; Paycom Human Resource Benefits and Talent Acquisition System; Solomon Accounting System and Quick Books Accountant Applications:

Applications: Microsoft Works, Microsoft Access, Word Processing, Word Perfect 5.1 & 6.1, Excel (Pivot tables & Vlookups), Microcomputer Database I & II, Microcomputer Spreadsheet (Lotus 1.2.3), Desktop Publishing

(PageMaker), Machine Transcription, Mas 90, Charting Pro, PowerPoint, Creating Web Pages on the Internet, Document formatting and Creating tables. Key 70 words per minute Certification

Notary Public South Carolina

Commission expires Feb. 23, 2025

National Public Contracting Institute: 2016 Supply Chain Symposium Session 4: Advanced Flow-Downs: What Do Department of Defense Agencies Require Beyond the FAR National Public Contracting Institute: 2016 Supply Chain Symposium Session 5: Strategic Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Teaming Agreements

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