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A/P Specialist, Staff Accountant, Accountant

Houston, TX
October 29, 2018

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Senior accounting professional with demonstrated expertise in GAAP, Cost Accounting and General Accounting functions. Superior analytical skills, practiced at drilling down to transaction/workflow details in support of process and profit improvement. Collaborate effectively with business managers to resolve variances, refine forecasts, and identify opportunities for improvement. Excellent communicator.


Budget & Planning

Financial Analysis

Variance Analysis

Cost Analysis

Inventory Management

ERP Systems


Various Temp Assignments Houston, TX.

March 2014 – Feb 2018

Harris Health Systems. Accountant/Grant Dept.,TMK IPSCO,A/P Specialist Akzo Nobel (International Paint),Tenaris, Air Liquide,Houston Area Woman’s Center Sr. Accountant/Grant Dept.

Prepared & updated spreadsheets as related to grant billings

Record all cash receipts.

Reconciled Payroll by Depts.

Month end Reports, Journal Entries

Recorded expenses for Grants, Reimburstments.

Back up for other Accounting processes when needed.

Input Canadian invoices, rebates and discounts and USA invoices.

Three way matching invoices with Purchase Orders, coding invoices, journal entries.

Assembles wire information for payments, Ach, Transfers, Check runs, Check Request.

Post invoices for payment.

Perform1099 maintenance processed and reported.

Communicate with vendors to resolve discrepancies & reconciling statements.

Prepared reports as needed.

Various special projects.

Using SAP, PeopleSoft.

Men’s Wearhouse Houston, TX.

A/P Processor December 2009- March 2014

Input KNG Inventory Invoices, GBR (Canadians), TWINHILL, TMW Invoices.

Editing invoices.

Prep and scan invoices.

Customer Refunds TMW, MWV, COBB, KNG.

Open and distribute mail to other processors.

Filing invoices and various special projects.

Coordinate the W-9/1099 process and year end reporting.

Prepare expense reports and reviews.

Heath Consultants Houston, TX.

Staff Accountant / Contractor July 2009- November 2009

Posted A/P, A/R, to general ledger using SAP.

Posted Sales and used taxes.

Managed the unapplied accounts.

Produced Monthly Financial Reports.

Managed Inventory, fixed assets.

Cuts checks for various vendors.

Various Specials projects.

Compass Minerals International Overland Park, Ks.

Sr. Accountant / Contractor May 2008- September 2008

Reconciled of A/P, A/R, accounts to general ledger.(in PeopleSoft)

Managed preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports.

Prepared/posted journal entries to general ledger (in PeopleSoft).

Prepared budgeting and forecast for the different salt division (in PeopleSoft).

Assisted in Pricing and adjustments of the product (salt).

Analysis the various accounts and reported the variances.

Managed federal and State taxes.

Hallmark Cards Inc. Kansas City, Mo.

Accountant / Contractor August 2007- April 2008

Reconciled Hallmark Cards accounts and Subsidiaries accounts of Hallmark cards on a monthly, quarterly basis.

Prepared/posted journal entries for the various subsidiaries of Hallmark accounts on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis and also A/P clearing accounts daily.

Calculated advertising sales commission and prepared sales rep commission statement.

Reviewed and approved peer’s journal entries posting to the general ledger.

Reconciled accounts in the oracle data base being posted to the general ledger.

Posted and reconciled Hallmark Magazine A/R lockbox on a daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.

Various Special projects.

Billing Hallmark customers for magazine orders.

Analysis accounts and reporting the variances using GAAP.

Posted Federal & State sales taxes and used taxes.

Collection of vendors hitting my aging report 30 days and older.

Full Employment Council Kansas City, Mo.

Sr. Accountant November 2006- March 2007

Produced monthly financial statements ensuring accuracy and timeliness

Provided executive overview analysis of each month’s statement indicating key financial highlights, trends and red flags.

Perform detailed, in –depth financial analysis as required using SAP.

Administered budget development in conjunction with the CFO, including distribution, compilation and analysis of all forms, correspondence and documentation required.

Managed bank accounts and ensure compliance with regulations.

Month-end and year-end processing, including overseeing annual outside audit.

Ensured special audits & quarterly monitoring is completed with timeliness and accuracy.

Prepared weekly cash flow report and other financial management tools as requested using GAAP.

Reviewed and ensured grant compliance requirements.

Coordinate and lead the fiscal team and ensure team’s goal is met.

Monitors accounts and process paperwork, identified charges, verified availability of funds and obtain proper authorizations in accurate and timely manner.

Ensure the expenditures are paid within five working days.

Billing Government for reimbursement.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Reviewed & prepared department journal entries for general ledger.

Reconciled A/P and A/R to bank statements.

City Of Atlanta Atlanta, Ga. Sr. Accountant / Grant Dept. March 2003– September 2006

Processed fund transfers, budget adjustments, and account charges for Intergovernmental Grant Funds.

Managed Grant Accounts to ensure the availability of funds agree with terms of Legislation, and /or in agreement with purchasing guidelines and using GAAP.

Coordinat éd the Budgéter set up & review and draw down of Federal funds of the Governor’s office of Community Affairs Pass Through Grants, Mayor’s Office of Weed and Seed Program, City Of Atlanta Police and Fire Department and Summer Food Program Grants.

Ensured all adopted and approved legislation are properly anticipated and appropriated into MARS/G system.

Responsible for drawing down Federal Funds for HOPWA daily and quarterly for Department of Justice Grants.

Reviewed and processed CD-1 payment form.

Responsable for drawing down Funds Under the IDIS system for HUD Grants.

Analyzed and prépare the (SF269) Federal Financial Report.

Billings Government for reimbursement.

Reviewed & prepared journal entries in conjunction for the general ledger department.

Worked with the general ledger department on year-end closing.

Department lead person for quarterly & year-end Audit review.

Morris Brown College Atlanta, GA

Promoted to Accounts Receivable Manager May 1998 – January 2003

Reported to the Director of Financial Aid / Controller

Supervised Student Account Manager and Student Account/ Billing Technicians.

Reconciled, prepared and presented all daily and monthly A/R Reports.

Rewrote policies and procedures for enrollment and payment plans for Student Accounts Department.

Responsible for revenue recognition.

Billing Students for laptop’s received.

Collected students’ delinquent accounts; established payment plans & insured payments made in timely manner, and prepared follow up delinquent letters.

Write off and out-sourced delinquent accounts.

Prepared department journal entries for student accounts to be posted to the general ledger.

Impute tuition, fees, and late fees per semester.

Calculated the percentage rate of what withdrawn students owed per semester.

Morris Brown College

Accounts Payable Supervisor

Reported directly to Accounting Manager / Controller.

Implemented a payment plan to re-establish credit which was in arrears $50 to $60K.

Planned, monitored and supervised Accounts Payable Technicians and cash activities.

Rewrote policies and procedures to go thru Procurement to create purchase order numbers and restructured Accounts Payable Department.

Ensured accurate and timely input of all A/P and cash receipts data.

Interacted with Management and vendors to resolve accounts payable issues.

Monitored the collection of NSF checks.

Reconciled monthly subsidiary accounts payable ledger to the general ledger using SAP.

Monitored cash controls and policies.

Posted journal entries to general ledger.

Coordinated student accounts ledger maintenance with cash reports function.

Produced vendor history, accounting reports, and other related A/P reports (i.e. 1099).

Monitored and facilitated the implementation of all A/P controls, policies and procedures.

Assisted with annual A-133 audit of federally funded programs using GAAP.


Bachelor of Arts in Accounting Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, Texas


ADP, Windows 95, Window 98, Microsoft Excel and Word, SCT Banner, SAP, Always, Paradox, QuickBooks, Timberline, FoxPro, Oracle, FAS 2000, Solomon IV, Peachtree, Great Plains, AS400, Access, Accpac, PeopleSoft, Mas 90, JD Edwards, Sage Mip, and Fiserv, Data Works, Microsoft Office.

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