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Sr. Accountant, Project Accountant, Accountant

San Diego, California, United States
March 06, 2018

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ACCOUNTANT with a proven record in areas relating to managing complex projects across a spectrum of general accounting principles. Responsible for the development of accounting, practices and procedures in adherence with GAAP used to produce accurate and timely financial statements. I have a solid history of leadership, supervision, and mentoring of staff. I am respected as a valuable contributor to the team and for having critical awareness and the timely execution of projects, reporting and deadlines.

Project Cost Accounting

Software Transitions

Budget Planning and Control

Indirect Cost Recovery/Rate Management

Cost Savings/Containment


Process Improvement

Large ERP Systems

Team Building

Project Financial Bidding


Barta Engineering Services 2016 - Present


Responsible for project accounting and creating project accounts.

Setup Quickbooks Pro

Manage various project budgets, obtain authorizations and create project billings to customers.

Review and approve sub vendor/supplier invoices.

Manage multiple projects at one time, ranging up to $2M per project.

Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash-flows Preparation.

A/R and A/P processing.

Bank and balance sheet reconciliations.

Moss & Associates LLC (formerly Hunt Building Company) 2008 - 2016

Project Finance Manager/Senior Project Accountant

Managed multiple projects ranging from $30k to $450 million over 2400+ units primarily on Camp Pendleton.

Developed project savings calculation to ensure maximum profits per contract.

Reviewed and provided guidance on Project Bids.

Project Budget set up, maintenance and adjustments.

Change order preparation and tracking.

Prepared monthly development reporting to owners and partners.

Contract Compliance and Audits, Sub Contractor payments, and waiver compliance.

Assisted Program/Project managers with the conversion to CMIC from JD Edwards ERP.

Managed legacy projects and new company projects on two accounting systems JD Edwards 1 and CMIC.

Determination of indirect cost allocations.

Liaison for Project Audits from CPA Firm and Third Party Government accountants

USI of San Diego (formerly Rancho Valley Builders)

2003 - 2008

Branch Controller & Operations Manager

Converted branch accounting and bidding manual systems to QuickBooks and then to Microsoft Navision accounting systems.

Established new branch office.

Implemented consistent bidding process that assured job profitability

Improved GAAP adherence.

Developed new financial statements and metrics package.

Monthly inventory and supply ordering.

Bidding - review of all new bids for accuracy and proper billing rates.

Orbital ATK (formerly Science and Applied Technology)

1997 - 2003

Accounting Manager/Controller

Successfully established a self-sustaining accounting department and assumed control of the company’s accounting function, which was being performed by an outside accounting firm, resulting in a cost savings of $50k/year.

Served as interim Finance Director for an eighteen-month period. Was able to maintain both financial and accounting positions without major impact to operations.

Negotiated $1 million dollar line of credit and coordinated the support activities to increase the line of credit to $3 million dollars.

Led the finance team and other departments through the successful selection and implementation of new ERP system, Compass Contract Enterprise.

Provided indirect rate management and budgetary control.

Coordinated with Program Business Management to establish new project WBS structures and provide guidance on forecasting budgets and revenue stream projections.

Knowledge of Earned Value Management

Liaison for DCAA

Financial and rates audits.


MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and MS Navision, QuickBooks, Compass Contract Enterprise, Jamis Open, JD Edwards One, Textura, and CMIC


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting San Diego State University

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