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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Finance and Accounting Specialist
Over 10 years of diverse experience consulting and supervising in public and corporate accounting for non-profit and for profit companies. Implementing conceptual ways to improve productivity through:
●Advising companies on restructuring their finance and accounting departments according to the provisions of the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures and Financial Accounting Standards Board.
●Proven troubleshooting skills with the ability to assess issues with current internal controls, identify potential audit risk and implement problem-solving solutions.
●Implementing and managing system conversion projects for cloud based, paperless and integrated accounting systems according to specific industry and company needs.
●Training staff to fully utilize all functions of their accounting systems and providing continued support.
●Dedicated to building and maintaining strong business relationships through adhering to set deadlines, effectively communicating complex financial concepts to diverse audiences with varying levels of accounting training and knowledge, and continuing education and research to provide financial and accounting advise that is both relevant and current to meet individual client needs.
●QuickBooks Desktop and Online ProAdvisor
●Microsoft Great Plains
●Microsoft Office Suite - Advanced Level - Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Senior Accountant, New Vision Properties, Washington, DC
December 2017 – Present
Assist with full cycle accounting for parent company and subsidiaries.
Served as lead accountant for new acquisitions, tasked with recording acquisition journal entries, creating new schedules for all balance sheet accounts, creating and training staff on updated accounting processes and procedures.
Implemented monthly procedures for accounting and created month end close process for Controller.
Accounting Consultant, Bryant Consulting, Germantown MD
September 2017 - October 2017
●Created Accounting Procedures for all levels of the accounting department according to GAAP.
●Created a month end close process and trained management on review process.
●Delegated/assigned accounting duties to accounting staff based on observed strengths and growth opportunities.
●Trained all levels of staff on the accounting software and customized settings and reports for each individual need.
●Created Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for Staff Accountant’s reconciliations.
●Performed complex General Ledger reconciliations and advised management to consult with Tax Accountant to determine the year-end tax implications.
●Created custom financial reports.
●Created payroll and insurance PowerPoint presentations for employee site.
●Created an annual budget and budget template for future use.
Senior Accountant, Outsourced Accounting Department, Snyder Cohn, Bethesda
September 2015 - March 2017
●Provided advanced outsourced accounting services for an expansive client base
●Specialized in consulting non-profit organizations, property management, real estate development, managed healthcare providers, and startup companies.
●Advised nonprofit organizations on implementing the FASB’s changes to financial reporting for not for profits (Topic 958)
●Trained and supervised staff accountants in processing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and month end reconciliations.
●Prepared monthly financials, annual budgets, reviewed and advised on new contracts, acquisitions and mergers
●Consulted clients on how to improve current work flow processes by standardizing accounting procedures, implementing accounting policies, and tailoring their accounting software
●Tasked with new client procurement and setup, which included creating or updating their existing chart of accounts, job costs, class and item list, tailoring reports, memorized transaction and complex excel schedules.
●Prepared quarterly household payroll taxes, personal property tax returns and year end engagements for Outsourcing clients assist tax department with tax returns.
●Managed and reviewed 1099s for all of the firm's clients.
Staff Accountant II, National Spine & Pain Centers, Rockville, MD
February 2014 - August 2015
●Established the Accounting Department’s Accounting Manual to ensure department wide compliance with GAAP;
●Assisted with the implementation of Kwiktag document management system;
●Lead Project Manager for our department’s intranet site in charge of all content and updating with relevant material using Microsoft PowerPoint;
●Reviewed all invoices entered by Accounts Payable Accountants to ensure accuracy and adhesion to established AP Policies;
●Reconciled all accounts payable, outstanding check liability and accrual accounts for monthly close;
●Maintained and Reconciled the prepaid expense schedule and recording monthly expense entries:
●Prepared annual 1099’s for 5 companies;
●Facilitated semi-weekly check runs including preparing cash requirements, approving EFT and Check batches, sending Account Reconcilement files to the bank, and providing disbursement reports to the Treasury Manager and Corporate Controller;
●Prepared monthly fixed asset addition, depreciation and retirement entries and reconciled all construction in progress, asset, and accumulated depreciation accounts;
●Worked in liaison with Compliance and external accountants to organize Personal Property Tax files, ensured prompt payment of bills, updated and reconciled schedules, and recorded monthly accruals;
●Integrated vendor files, Fixed Asset, Personal Property Tax and Intangible schedules for 4 major mergers and acquisitions;
●Prepared monthly goodwill, intangible and deferred loan amortization entries.
Staff Accountant, Manna, Inc., Washington, DC
August 2012-February 2014
●Performed all AP functions for Manna and its’ subsidiaries, including job costing, coding,and vendor maintenance which consist of setup, obtaining W9’s and preparing 1099’s;
●Initiated procedures to automate Manna's financial functions, specifically led efforts to automate the Condominium monthly Financial Statements;
●Performed all Cash Management functions for the parent company and subsidiaries which includes monthly bank reconciliations for over 50 cash accounts;
●Performed full scale accounting functions for the Property Management department, including reviewing and posting entries made by the AP Accountant, Cash Management, Monthly Financial Statements, Prepaid Insurance Amortizations;
●Assisted with preparing the fixed assets schedule by obtaining invoices, contracts and other supporting documents, reconciling the schedule to ensure all balances match the general ledger accounts, assist with the depreciation of assets using a straight line method ; and
●Performed routine account analysis and reconciliations for closing, which includes verifying any discrepancies and making appropriate adjusting entries, recording any accrual journal entries, updating schedule, and assisting with the annual audit process.
Accounting Consultant, Sparks Personnel – Accounting & Finance Division, The Water Works, Rockville, MD
March 2012 - May 2012
●Improved upon the accounting procedures for The Water Works, including implementing a new Chart of Accounts and incorporating GAAP guidelines into the accounting processes;
●Assisted management in preparing operating budgets;
●Assessed current accounting procedures, provided suggestions to improve upon accounting processes and implemented ideas.
Accounts Payable Consultant- Contract, Meridian Senior Care - Silver Spring, MD
December 2011 – January 2012
●Assisted the Accounts Payable team by providing expertise assistance with invoice, petty cash and employee travel and expense entries, assisting new employees with Peachtree functions, and creating Accounts Payable reports to assist the accountants with year-end closing.
Program Specialist, Financial Operations- Contract, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
November 2010 – September 2011
●Monitored, facilitated, and analyzed the local and state Time Study Programs;
●Updated, maintained, and tracked employee records;
●Prepared, daily, monthly, quarterly compliance and quality assurance reports for the Time Study programs;
●Assisted the Fiscal unit in reconciling accounts, the Contract Management Team with preparation of contract documents for renewal and the Budget Team with annual Budget reports;
●Assisted with the preparation of the Cost Allocation for the county’s Department of Health and Human Services programs; and
●Helped the internal Auditor by preparing spreadsheets, obtaining and reviewing contracts for auditing purposes.
Program Assistant/Client Intake Specialist- Contract, Housing Initiative Partnership, Inc., Germantown, MD
March 2010 – September 2010
●Provided executive assistance to three Housing counselors.
Staff Accountant, Taurus Development Group, Washington, DC, January 2007- August 2008
●Served as an acting Accounting Manager;
●Provided interim contract administration;
●Implemented Standard of Procedures for Taurus Development Group’s timesheet submittals, reimbursement payments and other routine accounting processes which dramatically reduced processing time.
●Performed all AP, AR and Payroll Accounting functions;
B.Sc., Economics and Finance, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, Fall 1999 – Summer 2004