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Project Accounting

King George, VA
October 31, 2018

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David L. Horton

**** ******* **** *****, **** George, Virginia 22485-7812

Mobile: 540-***-**** Email:


Thirty-two years data processing experience: 11 years IT Management; 17 years systems application development; 4 years computer operations.

Proven ability and desire to “make things happen and get things done”.

Adept in problem solving – both human relations and ADP - related issues.

College level computer programming teaching experience.


Jul 95 – Jul 16: VSL Controller, Vitreous State Laboratory, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

-Responsible for the budgeting, project accounting and project administration activities in the areas of proposals, budgets, payrolls, purchasing, grants and contracts.

-Coordinate all personnel matters related to the entire VSL staff to include: advertising, hiring, three payroll cycles, fringe benefits, scholarships, and research assistantships.

-Monitor all patent development paperwork.

-Supervise all building and lab equipment maintenance activities to keep the dozen laboratories within VSL in a Quality Assurance certified state of readiness.

Designed and implemented an automated labor distribution process which saves over 40 hours per month in processing time.

Developed a detailed project accounting system which tracks over 138 tasks and accounting distribution of over 14.5 million dollars in assets as related to 115 employees daily.

Coordinate and Advise 9 Project Managers and 3 Directors in all financial and human resource matters as related to Catholic University Departments, contract sponsors, and the US government.

May 94 – Jun 95: Regional Vice President, ICS, Inc., Alexandria, VA

- Responsible for marketing of cellular, voice mail, paging and long distances services.

Oct 91 – Feb 94: Manager, Financial/Human Resource Systems, USAir, Inc., Arlington, VA

-Responsible for system development and production processing of all financial and human resource systems supporting over 54,000 employees.

Coordinated 13 systems, 47 program analyst/contractors, while monitoring 400 projects and 600 program problem reports annually.

Supervised the on-time delivery of 24 payroll runs monthly, daily accounting runs, and employee travel and benefit processing for 27 months.

Apr 89 – Sep 91: Manager, User Computing, USAir, Inc., Arlington, VA

- Responsible for purchasing, installing, testing, training, and supporting all personal computer hardware, software, and networking for USAir.

Coordinated staff of 40 analysts in four locations

Directed the purchasing, installing, networking, and training for over 2,600 personal computers throughout USAir.

Negotiated with computer vendors saving USAir well over one million dollars in capital costs.

Jan 86 – Mar 89: Director, Data & Graphics Systems Dept., USMC, Marine Corps Institute, Washington, DC

Aug 84 – Dec 86: Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Jun 81 – Jul 84: Director, Force Automated Service Center, USMC, Jacksonville, NC

Sep 69 – May 81: Numerous data processing positions in banking and the military.


M.S. – Naval Postgraduate School, 1985. Information Systems Management.

M.A. – Pepperdine University, 1980. Human Resources Management.

B.S. – Drake University, 1972. Business Administration with Accounting major.

USMC Career – Private - Major, Top Secret Clearance

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