PATIENCE L HILL M.B.A
Accounting Professional with over 15 years of experience during which I have worked on all aspects of accounting. Provide accurate month/year end-close, reconciliation, coordinated audits, payroll budget management, financial statement preparation supervising and training staff.
Reduced company month-end close time frame by over 50% by creating a spreadsheets and reports for budgeting, cost allocating and expense tracking.
Develop and Implement new training materials to improve efficiencies and internal control.
Created and test interface to eliminate manual work to increase accuracy and ensure complaint.
Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, FL 08/2016-03/2018
Prepared and reviewed accounting transactions related to grants funds
Assisted with update for grants accounting policies and procedures manual
Reviewed monthly, quarterly and annual grant reconciliation schedules prepared by various County agencies
Prepared the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards and State Financial Assistance (SEFA); for the annual Single Audit;
Assisted with preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Supervised staff, approval of time card and vacation
Prepared of the annual data Collection Form for Submission to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse
Reviewed various county agencies journal entries for proper General Ledger Coding before posting.
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL 10/2014-08/2016
Managed accounting activities for more than 200 contract and grants awards
Created monthly and quarterly invoice statement for sponsor on a timely basis
Reconciled general ledgers, posted journals and assist with the preparation of financial statements
Prepare and submit quarterly, annual and final federal financial report (FFR) for grants
Assisted with accurate and timely monthly and fiscal year closing
Track incoming funds and prepare monthly spreadsheets of income statement verses outgoing expense
Prepare and enter accounts payable vouchers of subcontractors’ invoices into the accounting system and initiate Wire/ACH payments to ensure subcontractors are paid timely in accordance with the executed contracts.
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton 01/2013-10/2014
Research Accounting Analyst
Created, entered, and posted adjustment standard and recurring journal entries
Assisted operations and director with creating annual budgets
Prepared, examined, and analyzed accounting records financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy, statement, and other financial reporting and procedural standards.
Led liaison for the Division of Research for the new Workday financial system
Prepared and submitted financial report and invoice to sponsors
Computed tax owed and prepared tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment reporting and other tax requirements.
Prepared financial statements for Florida Atlantic University Research Corporation
Responsible for training and motivating new employee on grants activities
Prepared and reviewed monthly reconciliations of assigned balance sheet accounts and ensure that general ledger accounts are reconciled with resolution to reconciling items.
Approved Electronic Personnel Action forms (EPAF) and process for all salaries changes request for individual paid on research accounts.
Calculated Fringe Benefit for the fiscal year
Prepare document for internal and external auditor
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 10/1999 – 12/2012
Senior Research Financial Specialist
Responsible for all general ledger work including journal entries and month end close preparation.
Prepared and analyzed expenditure on payroll and financial system on a monthly basis and report on variances issues and drawing alternative courses of action from those conclusions
Responsible for correcting discrepancies and explaining monthly differences in account analysis and reconciliation
Prepared monthly, quarterly invoices and 425,269 short/long financial status reports for projects based on specific requirements from sponsoring organization for over 100 projects.
Performed analysis of direct cost budget vs. direct cost expenditures and project closeout activities.
Responsible for management of accounts receivable - provided services to monthly sponsors,, completed billing invoices, ensure checks received match the record in the general ledger, responsible for monthly sponsor billing.
Coordinated effort reporting and certification process compliant with Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-Circular A-21.
Teaches hands on training class for faculty and staff engaged in sponsored project activities
Provided support and assistance to the university faculty and staff on effort reporting and grants fiscal management.
Provided help desk support for the web-based effort reporting system for faculty and staff
M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, American Intercontinental University
B.S.A., Management, Shorter College
Computer Proficiencies: PeopleSoft HR, Financial 7.5-8.9 Grants/Contracts, InfoED, Banner, QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Windows NT, Effort Reporting System