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January 13, 2017

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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Senior Project Accountant with over 9 years of experience at medium and large construction firms

NYS CPA with experience in financial statements, multi company concepts, joint ventures and budgeting

Professional with strong communication skills, high attention to detail, dedicated to improving business and accounting processes

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

SYSKA HENNESSY GROUP, New York, NY

Senior Project Accountant September 2015 – Present

Sole Project Accountant in charge of the firm’s highest revenue and profit regions (New York and the Midwest) working closely with principals to create and improve analyses used to increase profitability and to resolve daily project-related issues;

Supervising project billing team of four employees and liaising with project managers and clients to ensure project billing is timely, accurate and in compliant with its respective contractual terms;

Overseeing the cash collection process to maximize AR collection prior to critical aging point, identifying, maintaining and pursuing doubtful AR, and working with legal counsel to prepare collection letters and installment settlements;

Assuring proper revenue recognition based on company policies for nearly 500 projects, including percentage of completion calculation, month close adjustments, analysis of earned unbilled revenues for possible write-off and billed unearned revenue for potential pick-up;

In charge of all accounting functions for the firm’s joint venture in the Middle East, which includes project setup, monthly billing, revenue recognition, follow-up for payments, monthly project reviews with principals and co-presidents, processing journal entries for all transactions, preparing financial statements, interest and “due to” schedules;

Assisting Controller in the maintenance of prepaid expense amortization for multiple companies, preparation of the firm’s yearly budget, and collaboration with independent auditors;

Co-developing a revenue forecast tool (aka backlog-manpower analysis), which would allow the firm to utilize its resources more efficiently and easily determine what areas of business require attention.

AECOM, New York, NY

Project Accountant II October 2012 – August 2015

Project Accountant I October 2010 - September 2012

Project Biller August 2008 - September 2010

Supporting project managers to maintain accounting and financial functions of the projects throughout its lifecycle starting with assistance in drafting proposals, contract modifications, billing rates schedules, application of appropriate overhead rates and subsequent internal budgeting;

Assuring revenue recognition in accordance with GAAP, investigation and reconciliation of variances;

Monitoring costs and reporting nonconformities using estimates at completion, margin and overhead analyses;

Maintaining accurate AR records by evaluating it monthly for potential allowances for doubtful accounts, processing AR credits, as well as proper allocation of payments received and retention;

Supporting project billers by setup and review of monthly payment requisitions to make sure it is in agreement with contract requirements and other clients’ preferences, plus follow-up with clients regarding payments;

Managing AP processes by assuring valid payment releases to sub-consultants, as well as proper cost allocation;

Participation in weekly meetings with project managers and upper management dedicated to cash flow, unbilled revenue and uncollected AR over 30 days and other issues;

Performing monthly close, which includes percent of completion calculations, revenue accruals for work at risk, processing adjusting entries and evaluation of Profit & Loss Statement;

Overall contract administration, including maintenance of contract documents, processing of purchase orders and renewal of certificates of insurance;

Provide support during client’s audits, as well as during mergers and acquisitions of other firms;

Training and mentoring junior staff, including project accountants and project billers.

Urbitran Associates, Inc., New York, NY

Accounts Payable Administrator / Contract Assistant August 2007 – July 2008

Provided full spectrum of AP services for mid-sized company: reviewed and processed invoices submitted by vendors and subs, as well as employees’ expense reports and check requests; handled petty cash and several corporate credit accounts; ensured payment processing in timely manner by creating Excel tool to control payments due dates (saved to company up to $800 in late fees monthly); prepared bank reconciliations for numerous operating accounts; processed adjusting journal entries.

Administration of contracts’ activities: assisted project management team in budget calculation, new projects startup forms generation and setup, update of records based on project activity, appropriate issuance and renewal of insurance certificates per contract requirements.

Prepared various reports for managing concerning leases, rent payments, AP and AR aging, active projects, over-the-budget projects, expenditures and revenues; actively assisted to company’s auditors preparing financial statements as well as throughout due diligence investigation.

New Destiny Housing Corporation, New York, NY

Bookkeeper/ Benefit Administrator April 2007 – July 2007

Performed AP and AR functions: checked invoices for errors and duplicates, processed employees’ reimbursements, issued payments at scheduled intervals, processed cash receipts from rent, Section 8, grants and board member pledges.

Maintained bank reconciliation of general operating, building reserve, replacement reserve and security accounts for several properties.

Prepared employees’ payroll and time sheets; as well as monitored and maintained health / dental insurances and retirement funds.

EDUCATION

Baruch College, New York, NY May 2012

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, Minor Economics

Higher Banking School, Riga, Latvia May 2003

Associate of Business Administration

SKILLS

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications, BST, Oracle, Deltek, Prophix, QuickBooks, FundEZ, and TaxCut.



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