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Financial and Administrative Manager

Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 20772, United States
February 01, 2018

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Finance and Administrative Manager/Officer Head of Finance Finance Coordinator

Qualifications Profile

Analytical, goal-driven, and performance-focused professional, offering broad-based experience in finance management; complemented with grants processing, contract administration, and policy implementation.

Armed with proven record of success in delivering top-quality services across international and multi-company settings and directing broad and complex financial, accounting, and operational activities. Adept at creating sound business decisions essential in driving optimal results and operational success, while establishing positive working relationships with various professionals toward the attainment of corporate goals and objectives.

Areas of Expertise

Financial Administration and Analysis

Expense Report Auditing and Tracking

Human Resources and Administrative

Regulatory Compliance

Customer Needs Assessment and Support

Financial Documentations and Reporting

Bank Account Reconciliation and Finance

Cash Flow and Operations Management

Professional Experience

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services – Beltsville, MD, USA

Financial Technician Oct 2016–Present

Expertly manage all accounts and sub-accounts of the local management units in a timely manner through CRIS Allocation Tracking System (CATS)

Handle the reconciliation of CATS data to official accounting reports before the preparation of fund report status and identification of potential errors and issues

Regularly perform revision and update on estimates based on the current information

Monitor all CRIS transactions to deliver pertinent information to fund holders, while providing inputs to research, evaluation, and recommendation of ways to enhance financial operations

Formulate budget forecasts and overhead cost distribution methods and spreadsheets while presenting data on repair and maintenance costs

Provide effective advice to the supervisor and fund holders regarding significant changes in the financial plans

Track all soft fund accounts to ensure compliance with the authority

Manage documentations and correspondence to support reconciliation align with requirements

Joint Aid Management (JAM) International USA – South Sudan

Finance and Administration Manager Dec 2014–Sep 2016

Coordinated Finance Unit’s activities by ensuring adequate resources, while handling all financial issues and correspondence

Supervised and trained Finance, Administrative, and Human Resources staff in performing their daily tasks

Processed and tracked budgets for various projects as JAM and Donor formats on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

Reviewed and modified financial and administrative operations policies and procedures with the approval of the chief financial officer

Drove efforts in external networking and contacts development with colleagues to promote sharing, learning, and best practices

Served as company representative in various forums to report on activities

Joint Aid Management (JAM USA) – Washington, DC, USA

Accountant Apr 2008–Dec 2014

Monitored and revised the revenue and expenses of McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Nutrition program (MGD) – Angola and Mozambique grant program for the USDA reporting

Created aging schedules and conducted more complex audit research for the management and external auditors

Developed and implemented projects and policies with the senior staff, while identifying and resolving ad hoc issues

Participated in junior staff members and new employees training

Administered various functions of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable departments

Thoroughly assessed processes adequacy and impacts while providing recommendations to the management

Observed strict compliance with policies and procedures by regularly verifying accounts

Oversaw all aspects of organization’s finances including preparing relevant financial reporting, which helped the management to track actual expenses compared with budget expenses

Bank of America – Washington, DC, USA

Professional Bank Teller Dec 2006–Feb 2008

Rendered assistance to customers in determining needs and referring them to suitable banking services

Utilized broad industry knowledge in presenting various bank products and services to customers as well as in providing services including ordering bank cards and checks

Earlier Career

World Vision International (WVI) – Freetown, Sierra Leone

Grants Accountant



Master of Science in Accounting and Management: In Progress (Expected Completion Date: Dec 2018)

University of Maryland, University College Adelphi – Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

University of Maryland, University College Adelphi – Adelphi, MD, USA

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Professional

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) –Largo, MD, USA

Graduated with High Honors

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) – Largo, MD, USA

Graduated with High Honors

Associate of Arts in Accounting

Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) – Freetown, Sierra Leone


Federal Publication Seminars Certificate of Completion, Federal Grants Compliance, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Federal Publication Seminars Certificate of Completion, Federal Financial Management, Las Vegas, NV, USA

International USAID Grants Management Workshop (Certified Grants Manager), World Vision, Dakar, Senegal

Professional Affiliation

Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) – London

Technical Acumen

Sun System Accounting /Vision Reporting Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI)

Budget Management System Salary Management System Peachtree Accounting Application


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