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Fiscal Manager

Arlington, Texas, United States
110,000 annually
January 23, 2018

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Norman F. Marquart, MBA

**** **** *** ***** *********, TX 76012 Phone: (469) ***-****

Finance & Accounting Manager

Top performing and results oriented professional and finance leader with extensive, hands-on experience in management, finance, accounting, with an MBA and an established record of success.

Expert in all aspects of financial management with a track record of accomplishment in multi-location accounting, finance, information systems, and process improvements.

Highly proficient in compiling, analyzing and interpreting accounting information, negotiating, establishing priorities and creating action plans.

Able to manage multiple assignments while meeting tight deadline schedules.

Possess reputation as a self-directed professional with excellent problem solving, analytical and communication skills.

Proven track record of performing work in an ethical manner while consistently maintaining the integrity of all financial data.

Strong relationship-building skills and effective collaboration with management, coworkers, vendors and clients.

Proven track record in developing Key Performance Indicators (KPI), data mining, dashboards and reports.

Core Competencies

Business Acumen: Business Partnership, Grant Management, Continuous Improvement, System Implementation, Process Improvement & Automation, Problem Solver

Financial Management: Financial Dashboard Development, Budgets, Forecasts, Financial Analysis & Modeling, Financial & Management Reporting, Corporate & General Accounting, Audit & Controls, Cost Reduction, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Accounting & Financial Operations, Variance Analysis

Leadership: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Change Agent, Relationship & Team Building, Mentoring, Organizational Restructuring, Staff Management, Training, Mentoring & Development

Computer Skills: Deltek Costpoint, Cognos BI, Advanced Excel and Access, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft One World, AS400, Impromptu Report Writing, Oracle., Microsoft Word, Lotus, Real World Accounting, MIP Accounting, Skyline Accounting

Professional Experience

North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington, TX 2008-Present

Fiscal Manager

Administer $60M grant accounting and coordinate with staff on allowable expenditures and regulations

Major contributor to accounting system redeployment.

Subject matter expert on Costpoint Accounting System and Cognos.

Create business intelligence dashboards, develop cash flow reports, and track cash flow.

Develop management reports, dashboards, and Access Database for special tracking and reports for departments.

Supervise Accounting Supervisor, 2 senior and 2 staff accountant.

Collaborate with the operations staff to track grant expenses.

Manage year-end grant reconciliations and develop new technical solutions to streamline process.

Design and implement policies and procedures to enhance grant accounting controls

Presented Cognos / Costpoint content management at Deltek annual convention.

Train staff on Cognos reports, dashboards and on changes in funding regulations, corporate policies, and local operating procedures.

Arbor Education & Training, LLC, Dallas, TX 2007-2008

Finance Manager

Administered fiscal operations and prepared budgets for major funding streams and special project grants.

Forecasted expenditures and communicated with the Board on budgets, billings, and financial related matters.

Supported internal and state monitors during the financial review of program expenditures.

Prepared responses and coordinated with supervisors to determine allowable expenditures, regulations and available funds.

Collaborated with Project Director to ensure operational success of the project.

Created and implemented policies to procedures to ensure the effectiveness of financial systems.

Developed reporting mechanisms to facilitate expenditure tracking.

Prepared and distributed ad hoc financial reports to corporate, state and local management teams.

Managed the accounting team and trained staff on changes in funding regulations, corporate policies, local operating procedures and Board policies.

Coinmach Corporation, Dallas, TX 2000-2007

Divisional Accounting Manager

Prepared annual budgets and financial statements for a regional division in Texas and Arizona in accordance to GAAP.

Managed a staff of 3, liaised with senior managements, and performed variance and budget analysis.

Member of systems conversion team from JD Edwards to PeopleSoft.

Trained personnel on accounting software packages and performed general ledger account reconciliations.

Prepared multiple bank reconciliations and computed monthly regional sales taxes.

Designed and documented procedures in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley

Career Note: Financial Accountant, Higher Education Servicing Corporation, Arlington, TX (1996-2000)

Education, Certifications & Licenses

MBA, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, May 2008

BBA Accounting, University of Texas, Arlington, TX, December 1998


Federal Grant Management Certification

Access I, II, III.

Excel I, II, III

Cognos BI Report Writing

SQL Query

Securities and Insurance License (Expired)

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