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Accountant

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
March 31, 2019

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Marlon Scott

ac8ynd@r.postjobfree.com

225-***-****

Fresno, TX 77545

Professional Summary

Experienced Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in State and Local Government, Management Consulting Company, Healthcare Management Services, and Food and Beverages Industry

Proficient in MS Office Software, SAP R/3, Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, SOX Compliance, Fixed Assets, Risk Management, Cost Analysis, Budget, Month and Year End Reporting, Reconciliations, ISIS, Crystal Reports, ACCPAC, Sage 300, GENTAX, JP Morgan, Access, Deltek Cost Point, Cognos Impromptu, BPC, SUS, SIU, PCX, Chesapeake, and Banner

Professional Experience

Employment Gap

Currently doing Freelance Accounting while actively looking for new employment

State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

Accountant 2

01/18 – 06/18

Shared responsibility with DSR and Office of Research for formulation, implementation, and interpretation of policies regarding allowable costs and for training researchers and staff on proposing and expending allowable costs.

Prepared invoices and letter of credit draws to sponsors on a timely basis

Prepared quarterly financial reports for federal agencies as required

Prepares interim and final financial reports in coordination with departments

Pre-audited certain financial transactions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

Performed risk analysis for certain categories of expenditures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations

Identified reportability of program income

Monitored levels of program income

Provided institutional oversight on cost transfers

Processed payments of approved subcontractor invoices

Approved or recommended approval of, carry forward of unexpended funds

Resolved payment problems with sponsors, in conjunction with the Division of Sponsored Research/Biomedical Sciences

Prepared, negotiated and administered the institution’s indirect cost and fringe benefit rates in conjunction with the Department of Finance and other university departments

Assisted departments in the proper development and administration of service center rates

Provided training as it pertains to the financial administration of sponsored projects to different constituencies

Provides oversight regarding financial compliance

Worked with Compliance Officer and others to resolve instances of discovered financial noncompliance

City of Houston, Houston, TX

08/16 – 09/17

Accountant

Reviewed and processed vouchers, department bills, journal vouchers, purchase orders, etc., for submission to the Controller’s office

Researched problems on invoices to expedite payment of bills

Analyzed and reconciles daily and monthly expenditures reports

Maintained proper control and procedures in processing accounting transactions

Researched, problems and/or management inquiries associated with posting transactions to the City’s automated financial accounting system

Assisted with or performs special projects as assigned

Responded to customer inquiries

Designated and reviewed accounting work assignments for accuracy and completeness

Provided support to departments and divisions on issues related to processing payments and charge backs

Performed Journal Corrections

Reviewed and ensures appropriate signature approvals on documents

Ability to assist management in analyzing reports

Measured, compiled, and analyzed metrics to assist in citywide central services accounts payable activities

Investigated and resolves vendor issues or inquiries

Assisted in maintaining and updating policies and procedures

Ability to apply specific guidelines, internal controls and methodologies

Ability to analyze and/or maintain large quantities of financial data

Ability to work independently under strict time deadlines

Researched and responds to internal and external customer inquiries regarding the payment of invoices, payment of employee reimbursements or status of vendor setup requests

Ensured all documentation and authorization is received according to guidelines

Discussed questionable information with user departments or team leads and ensures corrections are processed

Aramark Healthcare Management Services, Houston, TX

09/14 – 05/16

Associate Unit Controller “Contract”

Completed weekly, monthly, and annual operating reports, all sales reports, special events sales billings and cash register audits for facility in a timely manner

This includes summary reports, variance reports and all food, labor, and direct cost statistical reports

Supervised all accounting office functions, including cash disbursements, payroll, cash receipts and general ledger accounting

Assisted with cash and bank reconciliations

Assisted in budget process and analyze potential business expansion proposal

Maintained compliance with ARAMARK’s standards of operation, client contract and within ARAMARK’s Business Conduct Policy

Maintained all records and reports necessary to comply with ARAMARK/HSS, government and accrediting agency standards, regulations, and codes

State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

06/09 – 08/14

Accountant 3 “Revenue Accountant”

Performed government accounting operations and determine revenues and expenditures

Worked with account team to perform financial planning, analysis and reporting activities

Determined monthly revenue forecast and perform monthly revenue analysis and calculation

Generated monthly revenue and expenditure reports to management

Overseen financial transactions and process invoices in a timely manner

Prepared accounting records and financial reports as per state standards

Provided financial expertise based on company financial expertise based on state financial commitments and forecasts

State of Louisiana

Revenue Tax Specialist 1

Audited filed tax returns and supporting documentation to ensure compliance with applicable State laws, based on the specific tax being audited

Calculated penalty and interest as necessary and made appropriate adjustments to taxpayers’ accounts

Reviewed applications for credits, exemptions, lower tax rates, and/or penalty waivers; determines eligibility and issues authorizations for such

Issued bills, warrants, an/or liens to collect taxes owed; released such measures once taxes are collected

Confirmed refund amounts, processes and issues refunds through computer tax system

Researched and resolves discrepancies regarding such issues as incorrect taxpayer address, bank errors, returned refunds, etc.; reissues refund checks as needed

State of Louisiana

Accounting Specialist 1

Provided timely and accurate payment processing by processing accounts payable checks semi-weekly

Input credit and debits to the accounting system in support of the payables work

Developed and maintained reports and files on the Accounts Payable processing

Input general ledger entries for account changes

Developed and maintained reports and files on asset and liability account balances

Ensured accurate balancing from a state perspective of teller input from our ten financial centers

Developed and maintained regular reports via the states accounting system

ICF International, Baton Rouge, LA

04/07 – 06/09

Billing/AR Specialist 2 “Contract”

Performed project setup in Costpoint to support billing and project reporting based on contract requirements

Prepared routine invoicing in an accurate and timely manner for billable activity

Prepared retro and final closeout billings in a timely manner

Ensured appropriate supporting documentation is prepared/submitted with invoicing and appropriate approvals are obtained prior to submission

Submitted invoicing via WAWF, customer portal, and other methods of submission based on customer requirements

Reconciled invoicing to MOCAS disbursement reports to resolve discrepancies and identify required funding realignments

Generated A/R and Unbilled sub-ledger reports as required to manage A/R tasks

Performed detailed unbilled analysis of each project billing

Monitored open receivables, ensure prompt collections, and document status of overdue accounts. Work with internal and external customers to address inquiries, resolve problems, and ensure accuracy of billing

Communicated effectively with customers via phone, email or mail

Performed project billing by using automated accounting system such as Costpoint, Cognos etc.

Performed reconciliation for each invoice against standard project reports such as PSR, Project Labor Summary, Project Non-Labor Detail, and Project Revenue Worksheet

Interacted very closely with Project Controllers and PM in getting the invoice review completed

State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA

02/03 – 03/07

Accountant 3 “Auditor”

Conducted fiscal accountability site reviews to ensure at least 90% accuracy of documentation and adherence to Federal and State regulations

Managed the rate setting program for LRS by providing technical assistance and guidance to service providers and Independent Certified Public Accountants by establishing and enforcing minimum cost report standards

Reviewed payroll and purchasing documentation for all LRS to assure compliance with DSS and LRS policies and procedures

Assisted Accountant Manager 1 with site reviews of facilities having contracts with LRS statewide to ensure at least 90% accuracy of documentation and adherence to Federal and State regulations

State of Louisiana

Accountant 1 and 2

Reviewed contents of contracts for details and compliance with Incumbent Worker Training Program, Professional Services as well as agency leases

Maintained cash management records of funds received and funds drawn, funds disbursed, and funds deposited

Handled cash and bank reconciliations

Communicated with public and private accounts, state, federal and independent auditors, banks, program and management personnel and vendors for providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems

Acted as liaison with the State Office of Contractual Review at the Division of Administration of matters pertaining to the approval of contracts and the companies

Performed other similar duties as needed

Coordinated Annual Financial Reports for the following (Incumbent Worker Training Program, Professional Services, Agency Leases, and Chamber of Commerce)

Education

BS in Accounting – Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, LA “CPA Eligible”

Pursuing MSAFA – New England College Online Program 2019 – 2021

Affiliations

Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants & Free and Accepted Masons



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