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Senior Accountant

Lewisville, Texas, 75077, United States
October 10, 2016

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Karen A. Kunysz

Double Oak, TX *****

Cell: 972-***-****


Accounting professional with extensive experience performing and overseeing payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and collections.

Involved in analyzing current processes and working toward implementing best practices, policies, and procedures, ensuring adherence to generally accepted accounting principles.

Participated in external and internal audits; ensured employees were aware of their roles and responsibilities, provided requested documents, answered questions, and evaluated audit reports.

Essential part of system conversion and upgrade teams; testing and auditing processes, working extensively with administrators to identify and resolve contract set up, system, and user related issues. Subject matter expert, troubleshooter, and problem-solver.

Promotes a learning environment through mentoring and education for the continual development of the team; creates efficient operations and elevated employee morale while meeting company goals and objectives.


2014 Bachelor of Science in Business; concentration in Management

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

2011 Associate of Arts; concentration in Business

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ


2012-2015 Communications Management, Engaging Managers to Drive Employee Performance, Effective Communication, How to Create a Positive Work Environment, Using DISC Personality Diagnostics to Communicate Effectively, Biller Boot Camp Training, eLearning Training, and General Issues/Motivation

2008-2011 Microsoft Excel, DoD Security Training, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), Team Building Training, and Change Management

2005-2007 Supervisory Skills Training, Organizing and Managing Accounts Payable, Intro to Deltek GCS Premier, and Government Contractor Electronic Billing (WAWF)


Feb. 2016 – Present Senior Staff Accountant, Altus Traffic Management - Irving, TX

Assistant to the Controller, create and analyze financial records and reports for management, ensuring accuracy, completeness and conformance to SOP’s

Monitor the cash flow into and out of the organization, offers suggestions about resource utilization, tax strategies, and assumptions underlying budget forecasts

Prepare month end and bank reconciliations, balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and other financial reports

Analyze trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations incurred to predict future revenues and expenses

Lead the personnel and functions of collections, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll

Jul. 2015 – Oct. 2015 Accountant, Compliance Corporation - Lexington Park, MD

Solely responsible for all activities necessary to process payroll, including maintaining and auditing information, transmitting ACH files, and documenting procedures

Point-of-contact for answering questions and resolving concerns or discrepancies

Process and pay federal and state taxes, state and federal unemployment insurance, and 401K employee contributions and loans

Prepare monthly, quarterly, and other special reports for management

Mar. 2009 – Jan. 2015 Senior Staff Accountant, ManTech International Corp. - Herndon, VA

Responsible for managing the complete invoicing process for Fixed Price, Time & Material, and Cost Plus invoices using PeopleSoft Financials

Ensure invoices are accurately generated, reviewed, and submitted to the customer within established deadlines and in accordance with contract requirements

Prepare unbilled analysis and cost reconciliation reports

Review aged receivable reports and conduct collection of delinquent payments, including payment inquiry and cash applications

Increased company revenue with improved cash flow by reduction of past due receivables; collected revenues of 90 to 180 days old for more than one million dollars

Aug. 2005 - Mar. 2009 Accounting Supervisor, MSM Security Services, LLC - Lanham, MD

Spearhead all aspects of the accounting department including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and collections

Provide work leadership, training, and guidance; author and present staff performance appraisals

Participated in training and team building exercises; prepared and presented PowerPoint presentations, organized demonstrations and discussions

Established goals and objectives for the team; implemented strategic plans to reach those objectives

Rebalanced employee workload on a regular basis by assessing the knowledge, skills, and work experience of team members

Provide senior management with analytic and reporting support in monthly forecasting

Drive SOX compliance within the department and assist with audit related activities

Meet financial standards by providing annual budget information, monitoring expenditures, identifying variances, and implementing corrective actions

Aug. 2000 - Aug. 2005 Senior Staff Accountant, ManTech Security Services - Greenbelt, MD

Train staff in accounts payable and billing in PeopleSoft with a new company acquisition

Key member of the team responsible for implementation and adoption of new web based software program

Provide program support to the management team: tracking progress and deliverables

Perform reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and bank statements on a monthly basis. Prepare any necessary adjusting journal entries and resolve all discrepancies

Handle tracking of funded and paid amounts on company contracts; research and resolve unpaid invoices

Initiated and completed an unbilled analysis for company contracts; resulting in billing over five million dollars

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