Experienced business analyst with 10 years of leading and managing finance and accounting projects totaling up to 50 million in annual revenue. Familiarity with both the commercial and government sectors handling small and large-scale finance and accounting functions on the project and program level. Experienced in analyzing and developing budgets and forecasts, planning, and project analysis.
Continual business process improvement Finance and accounting on federal government contracts Compliance-focused with technical and analytical skills Managing and executing system conversions Customer and team-centric leader
McDonough School of Business
Washington, DC May 2017
Zicklin School of Business
B.S. Business Administration
New York, NY May 2005
HONORS & AWARDS
Summa Cum Laude
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society June 2005
Golden Key International Honor Society October 2004
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society April 2002
Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society April 2002
Microsoft Office, Peachtree, PC Payroll, Procas, PeopleSoft, Deltek, Oracle
French – fluent
Amharic (Ethiopian) – fluent
Michael Baker International Alexandria, VA 2011 – 2018
Michael Baker International is a government contractor and a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence, and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. Michael Baker is a one-billion-dollar company with 90 offices worldwide and 6,000 employees.
Program Controls Manager May 2016 – Nov 2018
Perform financial analysis by comparing actuals to initial budget to ensure contractual costs obligations are on target.
Maintain and update financial forecast monthly with program managers by reviewing revenue and future gains or losses of projects for accurate sense of expected performance for the fiscal year.
Resolve critical financial and accounting issues, including reviewing effect of surge hours on profitability, mitigating risk by recommending cost saving options on projects with low or negative profit, and supporting accounts receivables with problematic clients.
Perform project cost estimation including pricing.
Conduct month-end close process and monitor monthly reporting on project financial performance, revenue, and P&L.
Prepare month end financial reports including project management report and cash flow forecast to provide upper management with regular performance snapshots.
Work closely with project managers to maximize profits and to reach organizational goals by analyzing and evaluating results and making recommendations.
Review and approve work breakdown structure (WBS) for accuracy and compliance with contract terms before creating new projects in Oracle.
Review cost proposals to verify proper application of indirect rates and cost build-up.
Approve expense reports, timesheets, and subcontractor invoices.
Program Accountant May 2011 – Apr 2016
Analyzed revenue and cost stated on projects.
Ensured internal controls and financial excellence were at the project level, including GAAP and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance.
Michael Baker International Alexandria, VA 2011 – Present
Program Accountant (cont.) May 2011 – Apr 2016
Facilitated internal, external, and DCAA audits.
Reviewed contract documents for accuracy.
Prepared monthly revenue and expense accrual calculations and journal entries.
Calculated contract ETCs and EACs monthly to determine revenue.
Assisted program managers on pricing.
Coordinated with program managers to provide monthly actual revenue, expenses, and contribution margin for forecasting purposes.
Review and approve client invoices ($3 million per month) for 25 contracts in accordance with contract terms and consistent with labor and expense accumulation in Oracle.
Regularly reviewed accounts receivable and followed up with client collection issues.
Tracked and reported billable and un-billable time, associated labor costs of employees, contractors, subcontractors and Other Direct Costs.
America World Adoption Association Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2009 – 2011
America World Adoption Association is an international adoption agency committed to orphans finding suitable American families.
Project Manager Nov 2009 – Apr 2011
Facilitated training workshops for all staff members.
Advised and kept upper management informed of Human Resource concerns.
Supervised investigation team at satellite offices and compiled investigation reports.
Oversaw daily activities at the transitional home for 70 employees.
Supervised a team of 10 travel coordinators.
Prepared and reviewed documents submitted to the US Embassy and local government offices.
Supported Finance Manager and Country Representative in preparing budgets and forecasting.
Monitored orphanage funding to ensure all donations are allocated appropriately.
Performed quarterly quality reviews of orphanages.
Kadix Systems Arlington, VA 2005 – 2009
Kadix Systems is a government contractor that provides management, consulting, and information technology services.
Senior Business Management Analyst Nov 2007 – Oct 2009
Supervised a team of five financial analysts.
Performed financial analysis including budgeting, trend analysis, forecasting and planning.
Worked closely with project and contract management staff to optimize financial performance.
Created profitability reports for all projects.
Responsible for the invoicing and collections of over 50 client accounts to include the Army, Navy, NSA and FBI.
Coached and trained analysts on a daily basis.
Reviewed contracts and teaming agreements for accuracy.
Assisted the proposal team with pricing.
Set up and closed contracts in the accounting system.
Supervised payroll and accounts payable.
Troubleshot payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable management issues related to contracts.
Assisted Controller with monthly closing process.
Analyzed project performance.
Accounting Specialist Sep 2005 – Oct 2007
Conducted biweekly payroll functions for more than 180 employees located in three locations.
Reconciled balance sheet and bank accounts on a monthly basis.
Performed timesheet audit semi-monthly to comply with DCAA regulations.
Prepared and posted journal entries semi-monthly.
Prepared monthly employee benefit schedules including Leave, 401K, and Medical.
Managed multiple vendor accounts.
Generated weekly checks and performed other daily accounting transactions.
Assisted in the conversion from Peachtree to Procas (Accounting Systems).