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Manager Accounts Payable

Millersville, Maryland, 21108, United States
March 04, 2018

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Kisanga Disasi

*** ****** ***** *****, ************, Maryland 21108 ● 410-***-**** ●

Experienced and accomplished Accounts Payable Manager

Regulatory Compliance ~ Audits ~ Personnel Management ~ Cash Flow Management

Internal Controls ~ Program Development & Administration ~ Payroll ~ Vendor Relations


Adept throughout a vast range of financial functions spanning accounts payable and receivable (A/P, A/R), general ledger (GL), financial statements, reporting, auditing and reconciliations.

Proven success in establishing, implementing and maintaining financial systems, procedures and controls to optimize information flow, expense tracking and financial analysis.

Skilled at creating and maintaining spreadsheets, charts and databases to organize complex financial data.

Extensive leadership expertise includes hiring, coaching, delegating assignments and direct supervision.

Significant global experience with specialization in international development and the non-profit arena.

Considerable expertise in recruiting, training and directing quality-focused accounting professionals.

Exemplary strengths in team-building and interfacing with personnel from all cultural backgrounds.

Fluent in English, French, Kikongo and Lingala; basic skills in Portuguese.

Selected Accomplishments

Winner of Special Appreciation Award at the Academy for Educational Development (AED) for outstanding contributions to improving influenza preparedness, response and control on a global scale.

Championed all financial systems and procedures for a $12M program focused on restoring peace in Liberia.

Demonstrated outstanding skills in all aspects of project accounting for Liberia initiative including budgeting, financial reporting, financial analysis, cost containment, and facilitating internal controls to meet regulatory requirements.

Presented with Management Achievement Award at the Academy for Educational Development for exceptional talents in A/P administration.

Received Special Program Achievement Award at the AED for playing an instrumental role in driving productive and cost-efficient A/P operations.

Won Distinguished Service Award for delivering top-notch accounting services at Pragma Corporation.

Professional Experience

Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC / Family Health International 360, 1996 to 2015

Senior Accounting Manager (2009 to 2015)

Accounting Manager / Accounts Payable Manager (2005 to 2009)

Promoted to oversee up to $100M annually and functioned as Senior Accounting Director during absences.

Directed, motivated, mentored and supervised two accounting officers in meeting deadlines for payment of invoices, expense reports, travel-advance requests, payments for consultants, employee-education benefits and wire transfers overseas.

Audited and coded international and domestic expense reports and review A/P vouchers for accuracy and completeness.

Actively supported audit and compliance activities as needed.

Efficiently processed monthly rent payments for offices in Washington, New York City, Boston and Atlanta.

ACDI/VOCA, Washington, DC 2004 to 2005

Senior Project Accountant

Review and approve proposal budgets for new bids and existing project extensions. Participate in budget preparation for programs and administration

Oversee the preparation of designated donor specific reports and invoicing to Non USAID funding sources. Follow-up on invoicing and claim issues with Project Accountants

Analyze, audit, and process monthly field financial reports received from designated field project. Communicate relevant issues and questions effectively. Update and resolve field financial issues

Review, analyze, audit, and process divisional expense reports. Prepare monthly journal entries to record field project financial data. Analyze weighted average currency calculations and application

Prepare and process obligated information into accounting system. Prepare monthly reports and schedules. Work with Coordinators to ensure project cost information is complete and accurate

Prepare periodic reconciliation of cumulative project costs to the general ledger. Communicate directly with Headquarters and country staff on field financial issues. Support and provide training to/for field staff

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Project Finance Manager (2002 to 2003)

Instituted and managed the financial and administrative aspects of projects and programs aimed at fostering peace and resolving conflicts in Liberia.

Diligently ensured strict compliance pertaining to donor accounting, procurement efforts and reporting.

Disbursed project funds and acquired assets in support of project goals such as vehicles, generators, office furniture and computers.

Applied dynamic leadership talents toward hiring, training and supervising a local finance officer, and supervised a procurement officer and two drivers.

Reviewed financial and management data involving official non-governmental organization contractors onsite in Liberia and ensured constant adherence to budget and billing requirements.

Maintained up-to-date payroll records and authorized salary payments.

Accounts Payable Manager (1999 to 2002)

Spearheaded daily operations of Accounts Payable division with responsibility for tens of millions of dollars in annual costs.

Supervised timely vendor payments, staff expense payments and cash flow management.

Analyzed, determined and recommended amount of working capital necessary to finance A/P activities and efficiently maintained A/P ledger.

Recruited, trained, directed, evaluated and supervised six A/P staff with decision-making authority for promotions, transfers and terminations.

Created policies and procedures to optimize cash flow during government payment of company's bills,

Senior Accountant (1996 to 1999)

Collaboratively directed and coordinated daily activities within Accounts Payable division.

Processed and audited hundreds of millions of dollars annually in consultant fees, employee travel expenses, and vendors for worldwide travel.

Scheduled and seamlessly administered weekly employee reimbursement payments and vendor payments totaling tens of millions of dollars monthly.

Delex Systems, Inc., Vienna, VA, 1996

Senior Accountant

Processed $24M in payroll for more than 350 employees, $1.32M in annual vendor invoices, $180K in yearly employee education benefits and $3M to procure equipment for overseas contracts.

Pragma Corporation, Falls Church, VA,1986 to 1995

Assistant Financial Manager

Expeditiously processed up to $50M annually in A/P and up to $15M in receivables.

Administered payroll for 250 employees translating to $12M yearly and handled $11M in annual invoices.

Prepared and meticulously reconciled vouchers for contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, the United Nations and Saudi Arabia.


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, MD

Associate of Applied Science, Electronics Engineering

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

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