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Project Accounting

March 06, 2018

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Chaitali Dave

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Garland, TX ***44



●Proficient in preparing financial, government, cash flow statement and analyses reports

●Conversant in many Accounting Information Systems

●Strong communication and organizational skills

●Reliable, cooperative, independent worker and a good team member


●Specialized cost analysis experience with focus on project control side of the Total Cost Management (TCM) process

●Prepares and maintain budgets for projects / programs

●Generates cash flow forecasts in collaboration with scheduling resource Accounts Receivable and Revenue Tracking

●Reconciling All General Ledger Accounts

●Preparing and planning for Taxation

●Preparing Earned Value report and project schedules

●Preparing SEC Filings, Office of Thrift Support Reports

●Conducting financial analyses and month end close functions

●Preparing Payroll and Payroll Taxes

●Draft manual for implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.

●Preparing presentations to provide weekly and monthly statistical/financial reporting, recommendation reports, budget reviews for senior management.


●Advanced Knowledge of Hyperion, Cognos, Vista, SharePoint, SAP ERP Financials, Great Plains, EAS /Oracle, PeopleSoft, eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), Visio and MS Project.

●Skilled of Python, C++, HTML, CSS, Adobe Creative Suite.

●Developed financial report spreadsheet using Excel & Lotus 1-2-3,

●Developed queries & maintaining database: ACT, Access, & AS/400

●Proficient in Accounting & Tax Software: Quickbooks, Peachtree, ACCPAC, Prosystem.

●Proficient with tax research tools: CCH, BNA, RIA, Brentmark


●University of Phoenix - Master of Science - Computer Information Systems, July 2015

●University of Phoenix - Masters of Science - Accounting, September 2012

●Villanova University - Masters of Business Analytics, August 2010

●Villanova University - Six Sigma - Green Belt, August 2010

●Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois Bachelors of Arts - Economics, May 1998


Mr. David’s Flooring

Financial Analyst

August 2016 - Present

Performed financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking, analyze financial data – and create financial models for decision support

Reporting on financial performance and analyze past results, perform variance analysis; identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements

Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting and decision support

Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with budget and forecasts

Guide cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures,identifying and driving process improvements.

Developing automated reporting/forecasting tools, including creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools and dashboards using

Microsoft Excel, data query/data management tools (Access, SQL, Business Objects.)

System One – ComEd

October 2015 – August 2016

Cost Engineer

Persistently applied the concepts of total cost management and cost engineering, through effective application of professional and technical expertise to plan and control resources, costs, profitability and risk.

Prepared Budget Review for Project Cost Control Managers

Implemented systematic approach to managing cost throughout the life cycle of projects by utilizing tools such as budget, plan and monitor variance to avoid cost overruns and schedule slips. Managed cost analysis for $60M+ annual Capital and Expense budget including monthly forecasting and accruals.

Successfully supported team of 14+ Project Managers, by assisting implementing capacity expansion, reliability, facility relocate, and system performance projects, including multiple Engineering and Construction contractors

Assisted Project Managers in meeting all targets by effectively tracking monthly & yearly forecasting accuracy and budget variances.

Assisted in development of 5-Year Long Range Plan and project prioritization / cash flows

Implemented new PIs including EVA, CPI, SPI, Project Aging, and project variance analysis

Used various computer programs such as Hyperion Financial Workspace, WPT/Clarity, EPS Portal, Passport, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Madison Street Capital, LLC. Chicago, IL October 2013 – December 2014


Ensured all accounting allocations are appropriately made and documented.

Performed cash management functions, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash disbursements, payroll and bank reconciliation functions

Responsible for establishing and executing internal controls over the company’s accounting and financial procedures

Drafted Accounting Policy and Procedure for implementation in accordance with GAAP

Responsible for providing accurate and comprehensive financial information to executive management for long-term financial strategizing

Created spreadsheet designs for in-depth financial analysis and providing expert financial perspective and opinions.

Boeing Company. Berkeley Heights, NJ February 2009 - February 2011

Deputy Director Program and Finance

Prepared financial reports, create cash management strategies and direct investment activities

Played a key role in developing the long-term financial goals for organization with Chief Financial Officer. Created and maintained SharePoint site for production of financial reports, such as balance sheets, expense reports and income statements.

Composed reports for Management Information and Project Analysis,

Created Project Master Schedule based on the Project Quotation Schedule

Developed reports as per contract requirements

Liaison with Corporate Supply Chain Coordinator to ensure timely and accurate supply of material and equipment

Cox and Company, Inc. New York, NY June 2008 - January 2009

Cost Accountant

Responsible for planning, studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor

Analyzed data collected and recording results

Analyzed changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost

Analyzed actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs. Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures

Responsible for audits of costs and preparing reports

Making estimates of new and proposed product costs

Provided management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services

Maintained Cost Accounting System using SAP ERP Financials modules

Assisted in Month end close of the General Ledger

Conducted physical inventories and monitors cycle count program

Reconciled finished goods inventories

Lehman Brothers, Inc. New York, NY September 2005 - February 2006

Senior Auditor

Assist in development of audit programs and internal audit

Responsible for Internal Audit deliverable for Treasury Department

Supervised internal audit team juniors

Assisted Vice president of Audit in improving processes, access to audits review,

Played a key role in meeting Internal and External deadlines for Audit Reports

Navigant Consulting, Inc. Vienna, VA March 2005 - September 2005

Senior Consultant - Fannie Mae Restructuring

Responsible for assessing internal controls, applying internal audit methodologies

Create and review work products documentation, procedures performed

Responsible for reporting the findings of internal audits

Responsible for administering Sarbanes-Oxley compliance testing

E*trade Bank Arlington, VA June 2004 - January 2005

Accountant - SEC Analyst

Prepared financial disclosures for the Company’s Form 10-Q, Form 10-K and Earnings Release; quarterly and other financial schedules, liaise with external auditors.

Blackman Kallick Bartelstien, LLP Chicago, IL October 2002- May 2004

Staff Analyst

Prepared federal and multiple state income tax returns for individual and trusts, including projection and estimated tax payment calculations

TD Waterhouse June 2000 – July 2002

Broker - Risk Management

Review and mitigate risky customer account to avoid margin calls.

Co-ordinate with floor broker to correct errors in completing option trades in timely manner.

Tripp Lite Power Protection, Chicago, IL April 1999 - June 2000

Finance Co-ordinate

Interacting with internal clients in a clear and concise manner for gathering information and resolving accounts receivable related issues, submitting financial statements for all entities.


• River Grove Public Library - Trustee - Board of Directors

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