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Accounts Payable Accounting

Location:
Middletown, Delaware, United States
Posted:
October 05, 2016

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JAMES I. WENLOCK

Summary Highlights:

Accounting Expertise: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Cash Ledger, Purchase Order, Inventory Control, Receiving, Requisition, and Warehouse

Industry Expertise: Eight years in Healthcare consulting and twenty-three years in natural gas industry

Other Expertise: Three years as a cost accountant in a manufacturing environment

Positions Held: Accounting Manager and Supervisor

Education: BS Accounting, Widener University

MBA, Wilmington University

Certification: Lawson Financial and Procurement software applications though Version 9.0

Military Background: Captain, US Army (12 Years)

Sergeant (E-5) – 3 years in Finance as a Military Pay Sergeant

Clearance: TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph (Feb 2013)

Languages: English

Current Goal: To obtain an accounting position as a senior accountant or accounting manager.

Since 1998 I have been a Lawson financial applications consultant. Responsibilities included working with

various clients accounting departments to help them understand how to get the best results from the

Lawson financial applications to support their business processes and in turn provide instruction on best

practices within an accounting department. Prior to 1998, I have held an accounting manager’s position for

over 7 years. In July 2009 I joined Chugach Government Services, Inc at the Columbia, MD site.

EXPERIENCE

12/2015-7/2016 Y-Tech Services, Inc., Middletown, DE

Finance Administrator

Responsible for monitoring the costs and reporting of a multi-million dollar government aviation contract

working for the prime contractor at the subcontractor location in Middletown, DE. During my tenure audited

the contract and saved the government $58,000 a month in unnecessary charges. A new government

contract was bid and my position was not sponsored by the government contract officer going forward.

2013-2015 Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc., Linthicum, MD

Accounting Manager

Manage and oversee all aspects of the contract accounting department functions. These include but are limited to payroll, accounts payable, journal entries, billing, invoicing, audit requests, man-hour reporting, cost & budgeting and other financial reporting as required.

Ensure the completion of all accounting functions in accordance with Federal Cost Accounting Standards and Chugach policies and procedures.

Brief, train, and coach all department personnel as required to ensure they are up to date on new corporate policies or procedures.

Oversee the proper review and approval of all payroll and deduction related reports.

Develop and oversee the implementation of a review process that ensures the accuracy of each paycheck after they are cut.

Implement all SOPs for department continuity with other senior level contract managers.

Supervise and review accounts payable process. Implement all SOPs for A/P Department. Authorizes fund transfers into the accounts payable cash account. Ensure that disbursement of company funds are for valid services performed. Determine from Open Payables report what is to be paid and when. Authorize all cash disbursements and check signatures.

Ensure the proper reconciliation, review, and timely correction of project general ledger accounts.

Ensure the proper review and approval of all supporting schedules associated with journal entries prior to posting.

Monitor and approve A/P, P/R and GL oversight functions.

Review all accounts receivable billing for the project. Provide support and analysis to the Project Manager and Government for all billings, disbursements and labor generated by this project.

Develop and implement procedures that comply with Chugach policies for all journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, or other authorized changes.

Oversee the proper and timely completion of all contract invoices, corporate required analyses, and contract business transactions.

Oversee the Creation of all Job Cost Codes and Job Cost Reports. Direct the Preparation of Financial Reports on the status of the Project (i.e. Labor Cost Report and Project Cost Analysis).

Ensure the proper review of each accounts payable check. Audit for correct address, vendor and negative checks. Notify the accounts payable technician of any discrepancies.

Review and approve check requests and fund transfers.

Control signature plates and check signing book.

Ensure the maintenance of all financial records in full compliance with corporate/federal regulations in an organized manner.

Maintain regular liaison and coordinate all financial and audit activities with corporate officials and outside agencies as required.

2009-2013 Chugach Government Services, Inc., Columbia, MD

Senior Accountant

Responsible for $20,000,000 in contract billings to the supported government agency.

Senior staff member working with a finance staff composed of seven clerical accounting technicians in the areas of payroll, accounts payable and billing for a $40 million government support contract.

1998-2009 Independent Lawson Financial Software Consultant – Middletown, DE

Senior Consultant

Certified Lawson Consultant on all financial and procurement applications

Provided project management, system integration, application updates and implementations services to clients in healthcare and public sector industries.

Worked extensively in the healthcare industry for the last nine years providing financial and procurement best practices using Lawson financial and procurement applications.

1982-1998 Penn Fuel Gas, Inc., Oxford, PA

Accounting Manager (1992-98)

Responsible for General Accounting and Accounts Payable area of corporate accounting.

Supervised a staff of seven professional and clerical employees

General Accounting – oversaw and participated in account analysis, monthly closing, and special projects

Accounts Payable – oversaw and participated in payment process and monthly closing, monitored cash requirements for payables, maintained vendor relations, and 1099 year end activities.

Actively participated in the implementation of Lawson General Ledger and Accounts Payable (version 5.0) in 1992 and was an end user of Lawson since then.

Actively participate in the implementation of the Purchasing, Requisition and Inventory Control applications (version 6.1) in 1996. Started using Lawson as an integrated system with Accounts Payable Invoice matching functionality from that point in time.

Fixed Assets Supervisor (1985-1992)

Supervised two employees.

Maintained Asset records for utility Property Plan and Equipment.

Calculated depreciation for tax department.

Coordinated and supported scheduled fixed asset audits by the Pa. Public Utility Commission.

Utility Rate Analyst (1982-1985)

Prepared work papers to provide analysis to support a rate increase or decrease.

Answered interrogatories from the Pa PUC regarding pending rate case matters.

Provided testimony at rate hearings as required.

1975-1982 Columbia LNG Corp (a subsidiary of the Columbia Gas System Inc., Wilmington, DE

General Accounting Supervisor

Responsible for the Corporate Accounts Payable Department to include participation in the daily payment process, forecasting cash requirements, monthly closing and special projects

Participated in General Ledger account analysis and reconciliation

Conducted monthly closing and financial reporting.

Supervised four professional and clerical employees.

1972-1975 The Franklin Mint, Wawa, PA

Senior Accountant

Functioned as a staff accountant in the general accounting department within Corporate Accounting

Responsible for recording all sales activity by product program.

Acted as liason between marketing and accounting to keep current on the current sales offerings and to learn what the requirements were to prepare to record sales in accounting.

Responsible for overseeing the work of the clerical staff during monthly closing to ensure sale were properly recorded.

1971-1972 Chicopee Mfg Co., Div of Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

Cost Accountant

Participated in evaluating cost standards at 13 textile plants which included making site visits to the plants and developing data for cost standard analysis. This data would be used in the product pricing decisions by marketing.

Responsible for providing variance analysis for management reporting.

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS

Widener University, Chester, PA

Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting

Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE

Masters Degree, Business Administration

US Army – Captain

Officers Basic and Advanced Leadership Schools

Command & General Staff School

In addition to my MBA I have over 10 years of experience in accounting /business and 10 creditable years working with government accounting with my seven years of contract experience with Chugach Alaska companies at Ft. Meade and Y-Tech Services in Middletown, DE plus three years as a military pay sergeant. I have a current TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly from NSA.

I have recently completed 12 courses at the Defense Acquisition University during the last six months.

They are:

Analyzing Contract Costs

Baseline Maintenance

Contract Execution

Contract Management

Contract Planning

Earned Value & Financial Management Reports

Earned Value Management Course

Estimate at Completion

Fundamentals of Acquisition Management – completion of this course would award me a Level I DAWIA Certification in DOD Acquisition training if I had been a DOD employee.

Fundamentals of Business Financial Management

Introduction to Contract Pricing

Performance Baseline Measurement



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