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Billing Specialist

Houston, Texas, United States
August 28, 2018

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Foluso Joseph

Cell 713-***-****

Objective: Accountant with a proven history of improving efficiency by streamlining payroll and benefit administration processes. Knowledgeable, dedicated and extremely organized, with a strong customer service focus.

Summary of Qualifications:

o Very strong mathematical and financial analysis skills.

o GR/IR Reconciliation

o AP sub-ledger report

o Vendor Statement Reconciliation

o Strong ability to develop a rapport with all groups involved in an audit

o Sound knowledge of account reconciliation

o In depth knowledge of the application of data processing techniques to accounting systems

o Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, QuickBooks and ERPs like PeopleSoft, SAP, JDE and Oracle

o Comprehensive knowledge of payroll systems and processes as well as human resources benefits

o Ability to handle multiple tasks and work effectively with minimum supervision.

o Remarkable customer service and detail orientation skills

o In-depth knowledge of implementation methodology

o Good accounting, organizational and communications skills

o Excellent ability to follow through with tasks and projects to completion in a timely manner

o Remarkable customer service and detail orientation skills

o Ability to identify inefficiencies and present solutions


03/2018 – Present HCI Group (Healthcare IT Consulting) Jacksonville, FL

Epic Activation Go-Live ATE Support

• Performing all work according to project schedules.

• Oversee the completion of Epic project work.

• Support physicians and nurses with updating work list and flow sheet information.

• Provide management support and medical reconciliation.

• Provide staff instruction on the use of EpicCare.

12/2017- 02/2018 Alcon Manufacturing Limited, (Contract) Houston, TX

Surgical Equipment Assembler

• Responsible for assembling equipment for eye surgery which requires great attention to detail.

• Prepared work to be accomplished by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications, and parts lists; gathering parts, subassemblies, tools, and materials.

• Positioned parts and subassemblies by using templates or reading measurements.

• Assembled components by examining connections for correct fit; fastening parts and subassemblies.

• Verified specifications by measuring completed component.

• Resolved assembly problems by altering dimensions to meet specifications; notifying supervisor to obtain additional resources.

• Kept equipment operational by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

• Maintained safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

• Maintained supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

• Conserved resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

• Tested and verified equipment.

• Documented actions by completing production and quality forms.

• Contributed to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

05/2015-11/2017 Khronos Management Inc., Houston, TX Billing Specialist (Contract)

• Reduced time and costs and increased efficiency by introducing new accounting procedures.

• Monitored payments due from clients and promptly contacted clients with past due payments.

• Reconciled discrepancies between accounts receivable general ledger account and accounts receivable trial balance account.

• Created daily and weekly cash reports for accounting management.

• Supervised invoice processing purchase orders expense reports credit memos and payment transactions.

• Researched and resolved billing and invoice problems.

• Balanced batch summary reports for verification and approval.

• Revamped billing quality system to prepare for important audits.

• Coded and processed customer invoice payments.

• Verified details of transactions including funds received and total account balances.

• Calculated figures such as discounts percentage allocations and credits.

• Suggested process improvements to secure prompt and regular payments for company.

• Deposited third party checks as well as monthly reserve transfers.

• Opened and assigned new client accounts.

• Conducted month-end balance sheet reviews and reconciled any variances.

12/2014 – 05/2015 Harris Health Systems, Houston, TX Senior Treasury Accountant (Contract)

• Accumulated and analyzed financial data and prepared accounting reports via PeopleSoft 9.1

• Prepared cash transfer schedules and credit card receivables spreadsheets.

• Responsible for the General Fund Bank Reconciliation.

• Prepared the Pharmacy AR and CC Bank Reconciliation.

• Responsible for the Pharmacy analysis of (Texas Vendor Drugs) TVD/MCare monthly report.

• Responsible for the following reports on a monthly basis:

Ben Taub & Holly Hall Parking Report

Worker’s Compensation

Investment trend table for board package

Pharmacy Accruals

A/P review

• Supported journal entries and maintained excel summary of monthly journal entries

Identified and resolved any discrepancies found.

05/2014 – 07/2014 National Oilwell Varco, Houston, TX. Accountant (Contract)

• Daily review of work order activity, including investigation of significant variances

• Daily review of inventory transactions, including WIP (Work In Progress) analysis.

• Monthly consolidation of reporting entities utilizing Hyperion Financial management (HFM).

• Assisted facility operations group with annual budget process and monthly forecasts and analysis of actual versus budget/forecast spending at the department level

• Liaison for Intercompany Receivables and Payables, including research, reconciliation and accruals for open and unresolved balances.

09/2013 – 11/2013 Weatherford Oil & Gas, Houston, TX. Intercompany Accountant (Contract)

• Reviewed and approved monthly reconciliations for Balance Sheet accounts.

• Researched accounting issues and mismatches related to Intercompany transactions.

• Recognized where escalation is required for outstanding issues.

• Investigated issues/concerns raised and resolved problems accordingly.

• Prepared and processed month end accruals.

• Prepared and ensured correctness and completeness of intercompany invoices including appropriate backup and documentation according to requirements.

• Performed monthly processes in JDE 9.1 necessary to ensure timely and accurate Intercompany reporting.

• Sorted and organized data into useful summaries and also created various formulas into spreadsheets through Excel Pivot Table and VLOOKUP.

• Assisted in Monthly Unbilled Analysis/Review.

• Created Intercompany Accounts Payable entries.

• Coded and scanned Accounts Payable invoices from Intercompany partners.

• Performed various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor.

08/2012 – 09/2013: Proconsult Global LLC, Houston, TX. Cost Specialist (Contract)

• Provided project controls services to project team including long term planning, scheduling, cost control, earned value analysis, forecasting, report production and change management in accordance with the company standards and contractual requirements.

• Coordinated with program and project teams to identify cost impacts of proposed changes as well as monitor management of change process.

• Tracked committed and actual. Reconciled actual with estimated cost. Developed cost forecast. Analyzed variations against baselines.

• Utilized Excel Data Analysis for Dashboard reporting.

• Controlled and monitored project total expenditure including verifying and checking of invoices and claims from suppliers, vendors and subcontractors to ensure that all project expenditures were captured.

• Prepared reports that outline the project’s financial position in the area of income and expenses for overseas team.

• Maintained cooperative relationships with project managers, department heads, as well as outside clients and subcontractors.

• Developed and maintained weekly staff utilization reports and Earned Value reports for overseas team.

• Developed project budgets based on the estimates and Work Breakdown Structure.

• Developed and maintained charts/graphs that demonstrate financial changes to project and their impact over time.

• Developed and documented project’s cash flow.

• Projects worked on include: O&G pipeline installation in Warri for an indigenous corporation, construction of a 24 floor multiuse building, repair of a damaged O&G pipeline in Port Harcourt, construction of a housing estate for 267 families and construction of nine floor office complexes.

02/2012 – 07/2012: TIC (The Industrial Company) Office Manager (Payroll)

• Managed payroll for 1500 employees of the Wayne County Combined Cycle project - $273 million power plant project for progress Energy of North Carolina via SAP Payroll.

• Responsible for extracting data and uploading into the payroll system.

• Performed the file transfers of time and attendance hours as well as special payment files.

• Entered data into payroll system to compute wages and deductions

• Posted data to payroll records.

• Reviewed wage computed and corrected errors to ensure accuracy of payroll.

• Recorded changes affecting net wages such as exemptions, insurance coverage, and loan payments for each employee and updated master payroll records.

• Recorded data concerning transfer of employees between departments.

• Prorated expenses to be debited or credited to each department for cost accounting records.

• Prepared periodic reports of earnings, taxes, and deductions.

• Kept records of leave pay and nontaxable wages.

• Prepared and issued paychecks.

• Uploaded, audited and transmitted 401k file; prepared check request for all benefit plans; generated miscellaneous payroll reports such as monthly salaries, earnings, vacation, sabbatical, employee changes, 401k and other reports as requested.

• Worked closely with Human Resources Department and the Project Manager to ensure that all payroll related issues were addressed accordingly.

12/2005 - 11/2011: Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) LOGCAP III Govt. & Infrastructures Iraq Payroll Accountant

• Managed payroll for the base which included multi-state payroll procedure. Tracked benefit days, employees/ESP attendance records, distributed paystub electronically, maintained and monitored personnel on vacation (R&R), temporary leave (TDY), transfer, assisted employees with payroll issues and made regular updates to records using SAP database.

• Ensured all payroll and benefit transactions were coded properly and on time

• Configured the posting model for expense posting to different G/L accounts on SAP.

• Resolved payroll discrepancies

• Prepared payroll compensation, overtime and headcount reporting schedules and other ad-hoc payroll-related entry adjustments (e.g. month end accruals)

• Processed global payroll.

• Handled employee phone calls and queries in a professional and courteous manner with respect to employees payroll transactions and questions

• Maintained accurate and current documentation and files

• Recognized and escalated urgent/sensitive issues to manager.

• Prepared payroll and benefits reconciliations

• Ad hoc payroll and benefits reporting.

• Responsible for the monthly disbursements of cash to approximately 900 employees.

• Prepared monthly purchase orders, sub-contracts, cash journal reports, accruals, contract workbooks, shift reports showing cost flow, trend logs and concrete curves.

• Prepared and processed weekly wires for payment packages, reviewed supporting documents, and prepared weekly timesheet training.

• Evaluated the internal control measures and procedures for SOX requirements and standards and reported the non-complying areas.

• Processed daily cash journal entries, daily cash account balancing and reconciliations.

• Prepared expense report for reimbursement/deductions of travel, miscellaneous expenses of incoming employees, tracked check-in and check-out of personnel for accounting purposes

10/2001-11/2005 HPB Pharmacy, Houston, TX Accountant/Bookkeeper

• Prepared financial statements, payroll and sales tax filings.

• Audited and reconciled financial data several times a year.

• Reconstructed business records going back 10 years for new computer systems (QuickBooks).

• Compiled documentation for IRS audit preparing and filing appropriate papers.

• Ensured AP/AR practices always aligned with subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP principles.

• Supervised accountability in reporting processes collecting weekly financial reports.

• Oversaw monthly financial reports for timely submission to external accountants.

• Managed invoices and bill payments.

• Administered payroll taxes, AP, AR and monthly reports.

• Streamlined operations by designing and implementing updated filing system.

• Software: QuickBooks and Excel

01/2001-09/2001 El Paso Energy, Houston, TX – General Ledger/Intercompany Accountant (Contract)

• Prepared and recorded journal entries as well as Intercompany activities.

• Responsible for Intercompany process, Intercompany reconciliation and Intercompany mismatches.

• Maintained general ledger functions.

• Performed monthly expense/balance sheet analysis and reconciliations.

• Responsible for monitored fixed asset projects.

• Extracted general ledger information from PeopleSoft 5.1 to PeopleSoft 7.5 for report analysis

06/1999 – 12/2000 PG & Electric Corporation, Houston, TX Accountant (Contract)

• Coordinated the Accounting Transition Team for merger and acquisition with Pacific Gas &Electric Company.

• Converted S Maintained the monthly general ledger analysis (Equity Report) via Solomon and Excel software.

• AP information into Excel and Access software for management reporting purposes.

• Maintained the monthly general ledger analysis (Equity Report) via Solomon and Excel software.

• Finalized accounting data in SAP for conversion into PeopleSoft software.

• Responsible for balance sheet preparation and adjustments for approximately 1500 accounts.

04/1995 - 06/1999 Torch Energy Advisors Inc., Houston, TX – Treasury Accountant

• Responsible for setting daily cash position and posting documents into the Cash Book via Quicken software.

• Accessed and retrieved payment information using automated banking services.

• Updated database of bank accounts, wire transfer agents and ACH transfers.

• Maintained the Accounts Receivable Aging for timely collections.

• Analyzed and researched discrepancies of bank charges with banking institutions.

• Reconciled 20 bank accounts on a monthly basis using Oracle Financials.

EDUCATION: BS (HND) Business Administration. Major– Accounting - Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos, Nigeria

SOFTWARE: SAP, Epic, Cerner, Soarian, PeopleSoft, Oracle, AS400, Solomon, Lawson, JD Edwards 9.1, Mas90, QuickBooks, Quicken, Right Angle, Prism, Primavera6.7, Hyperion and Microsoft Office, PL/SQL/Visual Basic.

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