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Senior Accountant

Location:
Springfield, Virginia, United States
Salary:
Negotiable
Posted:
January 29, 2018

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MEHARI WODAJO

**** ******* ****** ***** *****: ac38od@r.postjobfree.com

Springfield, VA 22151 Mobile: 703-***-****

U.S. Citizen

SKILLS SUMMARY

Over 19 years of experience in all facets of the accounting process

Over 10 years of auditing internal controls and financial systems

Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills and excellent team player.

Comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment

Ability to multi-task and coordinate with all elements of the accounting process.

Software and Applications Experience:

Highly proficient in Microsoft Dynamics GP/SL, QuickBooks, Advanced Excel, MS Word and outlook.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ardi Solutions, INC - October 2016 – Present Location: Springfield, VA

Title: Accountant (Consultant- part time)

Day to day processing of Accounts Payable in timely manner.

Posting daily transactions to general ledger account

Distribute invoices to customers and enter in general ledger

Enter daily cash and check collections in QuickBooks and perform bank deposits

Preform monthly bank reconciliation

Analyze Account Receivables and Aging for timely collections

Matching POs to invoices when processing for payment ensuring coding and payment amounts are accurate.

Verifying checks with invoices for weekly mailing and filing all backup as appropriate.

Accounts Payable invoices coding, analysis, and reconciliation to General Ledger

Issue payment checks on weekly basis

Monthly review of vendor statements.

Prepare and enter journal entries as needed.

Prepare monthly financial statements and closings

Administrative Duties:

Assembles annual budget reports and assists with audit preparation by gathering requested documentation.

Edits department documents prior to posting or mailing (i.e. grammar and proper formatting)

Performed duties such as mail distribution, copying, filing, and data entry.

Back-up coverage:

Processes and issues vendor payments in accordance with the A/P schedule.

Responds to vendor inquires related to A/P invoices.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (Nonprofit Organization)November2017 – December 2017 location: Alexandria, VA

Title: Accountant

Assist for audit Preparation, to review and auditing expenses for reimbursement and ensuring proper documentation is with each payment.

Audited receipts for proper documentation and coded to the correct receivable accounts

Prepared schedule for auditors for Balance sheet audit from MS Dynamic GP.

Recorded and entered daily cash receipts, other receivables, and miscellaneous cash transactions.

Reconcile various balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis.

Facilitate the processing and mailing of refund checks.

Compiled receivables aging report before each billing cycle.

Reconcile monthly bank reconciliation.

Assist with special projects, assignments, and other duties as required.

American Public Power Association (Nonprofit Organization) September, 2017October2017

Arlington, VA

Title: Accountant (Accountant (Family Leave Contractor) September 2017 – October 2017

Reconciled general ledger accounts, bank statement, and related journal entries

Performed monthly expense accruals and salary/benefit allocations

Created receivable invoices including prepayments, staff and standard receivables

Received, processed and deposited payments sent to finance departments

Analyzed and post records receivables from daily bank transactions into Microsoft GP software

Monitored outstanding accounts receivable and processed quarterly bad debt write-offs

Administrative Duties:

Assembles annual budget reports and assists with audit preparation by gathering requested documentation.

Edits department documents prior to posting or mailing (i.e. grammar and proper formatting)

Performed duties such as mail distribution, copying, filing, and data entry.

The National Caucus and Center on Black Aging, Inc. January 2005 to July 2016

(Nonprofit Organization)

Washington, DC

Title: Senior Accountant

Using MS Dynamics SL, analyzed and reconciled Account Payables, Account Receivables in General Ledger accounts

Prepared, analyzed, reviewed, verified and reconciled federal grants budgets against actual

Monitored over/under spending on all federal grants

Prepared vouchers, journal entries, accounting classifications and other accounting/financial statements records and reports

Worked with controllers closely to prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to the monthly, quarterly, and yearly closings

Prepared, entered, and posted all proper General Journal entries

Provided guidance and support to less-experienced accounting staff

Prepared quarterly, Federal Cash Transaction and required compliance reports

Monitored Federal grant budget and expenditures

Prepared and monitored grants cash drawdowns and reconcile with financial records

Ensured compliance of grant budgets with expenditure

Prepared and calculated Indirect Cost distributions as needed

Generated Management reports using Great Plains/ Microsoft Dynamics SL financial systems to reconcile Balance Sheets and Budget analysis for over/under spending

Performed General Ledger accounts reconciliations and analysis and prepared journal entries for accounting classifications and corrections

Monitored and controlled employees’ benefits

Title: Staff Accountant: January 2000 to December 2004

Posted approved budgets in the budget maintenance database

Processed fund requests, updated and maintained the cash draw-down records

Processed monthly bank reconciliations and prepared related adjustments if any

Reconciled balance sheet accounts and conducted research to review transactions and prepare subsequent journal entry corrections

Maintained, updated and prepared annual property inventory lists

Processed A/P invoices and issued checks using Solomon Accounts Payable database

Processed postings of all transactions, cash disbursements, cash receipts and general journal entries to MS Dynamic SL General ledger database

Riggs Bank (Robert Half Accounting and Financial)

SENIOR AUDITOR: (February, 1999 - December 1999)

Evaluated various bank functions and summarized audit findings.

Prepared audit working papers in accordance with company’s standards.

Conducted meetings with all levels of management to discuss audit findings and presented recommendations.

A. W. Thomas & Co. For Price Waterhouse Coopers

SENIOR AUDITOR: (February 1985 – July 1998)

Prepared draft audit reports including recommendations to correct identified deficiencies and or improve controls and procedures.

Evaluated the level of compliance with relevant policies, contract requirements, laws, and regulations.

Evaluated internal controls over financial report as part of audit compliance.

Provided the necessary corrective recommendations when deficiencies are discovered.

Communicated audit results, in oral or written format, to the auditee, company management.

Supervised Junior Auditors on field audit.

Organized and reviewed audit working papers prepared by Junior Auditors

Prepared draft financial statements for review by Audit Manager.

Performed Balance sheet audit as per audit plan and audit program prepared by manager or partner.

Discussed issues raised by the client with the audit manager and the principal during the field audit.

Reviewed junior auditor’s working papers and make sure the issue of their findings will help clients for implication to be reported as ICM (Internal Control Memorandum).

A.W. Thomas & Co. for Price Waterhouse & Coopers

JUNIOR AUDITOR: (September 1982 – January 1985)

Performed transaction audit (Interim Audit) as per audit plan and audit program prepared by Manager.

Analyzed profit and loss account and prepared comparison of expenses for increases/decreases statements as per audit program.

Prepared draft Internal Control Memorandum (ICM) Reports and discussed with clients’ management staff.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Bachelors of Science in Accounting, University of Addis Ababa, June 1982

Certification: Auditing, Coopers & Lybrand’s October, 1996



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