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Accounting

Location:
Miami, Florida, United States
Salary:
70,000
Posted:
April 21, 2017

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SIMONE L. WHITEHEAD

*** *. *. **** ***.

Homestead, FL 33033 Cell: 786.***.****

Email: aczw3s@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Professional Accountant with more than ten years of experience in fast paced and deadline oriented environments. Individual who gives specific attention to detail, one who is reliable and organized. Displays excellent, analytical, observation, people and communication skills. A team leader and player who possess strong work ethic, performs well individually or as part of a team, communicates and gets along well with all levels from executive management to staff. Strengths include:

Organized

Team Building

Customer focused

Diligent work ethic

Dependable

Deadline conscious

Excellent communicator

Flexible

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

University of Miami, Miami, FL June 2015 - present

Sr. Research Analyst – John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Manage pre and post award for sponsored programs (grants) for the top three Principal Investigators (PI)

Review accounts to ensure overall financial compliance

Collaborate with Principal Investigators to review grant account spending

Reconcile grant accounts and provide monthly account summary reports

Process re-budgets for disallowances or transfers

Prepare financial reporting to respective sponsors

Provide certifications required for sub-agreements

Review and authorize sub-agreement invoices

Process salary allocation changes

Assist with time and effort certification

Assist with other projects assigned by Manager

Maintain a portfolio of pre and post award activity, assists with complex portfolio awards

Assist with other projects assigned by Manager

Provide input regarding work assignments

Guide faculty through the multiple steps of pre and post award activity

Simone L. Whitehead Page Two

University of Miami, Miami, FL December 2012 – June 2015

Sr. Research Analyst – Research Enterprise Support (Shared Service)

Assist Sr. Sponsored Manager with pre and post award activity functions for sponsored programs.

Handle complex pre and post award issues

Assist manager with mentoring new employees as well as providing tutoring and training

Respond to escalated faculty inquiries on behalf of analyst

Provide feedback to analyst upon resolution of issues

Maintain a portfolio of pre and post award activity, assists with complex portfolio awards

Assist with other projects assigned by Manager

University of Miami, Miami, FL June 2012 – December 2012

Research Analyst – Research Enterprise Support

Assist Sr. Sponsored Manager with pre and post award activity functions for sponsored programs.

Review accounts to ensure overall financial compliance

Collaborate with Principal Investigators to review grant account spending

Reconcile grant accounts and provide monthly account summary reports

Process re-budgets for disallowances or transfers

Prepare financial reporting to respective sponsors

Provide certifications required for sub-agreements

Review and authorize sub-agreement invoices

Process salary allocation changes

Assist with time and effort certification

Assist with other projects assigned by Manager

University of Miami, Miami, FL May 2010 – May 2012

Sponsored Programs Assistant

Assist Sponsored Programs Manager with pre and post award activity functions in the grants and contracts department.

Assisted with grant budgets

Gathered all grant application documents

Communicated with central offices to ensure all documents are properly completed

Maintained and updated electronic versions of grant information

Provided monthly status report to Manager

Maintained all documentation on post award

Simone L. Whitehead Page Three

Worked closely with Sponsored Programs, Principal Investigators as well as other internal and external personnel to ensure a smooth and accurate closing process

Assisted with other projects assigned by Manager

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd, Miami, FL July 2007 – July 2008

Analyst, Food Operations Strategic Planning

Supported Food and Beverage strategic planning functions onboard the vessels, monitored and analyzed guidelines, performance standards, associated products and services

Introduced new Food Revenue initiative fleet wide

Reviewed and monitored sales report for food items

Created Shipboard performance reports

Monitored and analyzed shipboard performance, ratings and sales programs vs. financial goals fleet wide

Prepared monthly variance analysis between actual and plan results

Prepared and monitored bi-weekly workplace safety incidents and claims

Collaborated with other departments on ways to decrease on the job accidents and claims

Participated in onboard testing for various cost savings initiatives

Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd, Miami, FL September 2005 – July 2007

Staff Accountant II

Supported shipboard Financial Controllers by auditing the sales and expenses workbook sent to the corporate office. Recorded on-board revenues in the general ledger and investigated any variances or discrepancies.

Reviewed and recorded on-board revenues, expenses and cost related to voyage activity for assigned ships

Reviewed concessionaire settlement report

Recorded bimonthly shipboard payroll disbursements

Resolved outstanding variances with ships or operating department

Audited weekly voyage paperwork to ensure adherence to internal controls

Prepared month-end balance sheet reconciliations

Port of Miami- Seaport, Miami, FL August 2003 – September 2004

Financial Reporting Manager

Worked closely with the Financial Controller to ensure journal entries were properly recorded in the general ledger.

Assisted with the preparation of the Yearly Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Reviewed and Posted Journal Entries

Supervised two senior accountants

Simone L. Whitehead Page Four

Starboard Cruise Services Inc., Miami, FL May 2002 – August 2003

Staff Accountant

Collaborated with vendors on a daily basis to verify the accuracy of merchandise sales and ensure proper payment to vendors.

Reconciled the Consignment and Trunk Show sales the company’s two largest merchandising accounts

Supervised personnel responsible for making timely payments to merchants.

Deloitte & Touché,

Corporate Services Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas September 1999 – February 2002

Client Accountant – Corporate Trust Services

Compiled summary of assets for the company's largest client, Riggs Bank

& Trust Bahamas Ltd.

Prepared Financial Statements for offshore clients.

Summarized client activity and prepared general journals for posting to

the general ledger.

Reconciled client control account with subsidiary client ledgers.

Executed wire transfers for offshore clients.

Deloitte & Touché, Nassau, Bahamas June 1997 – September 1999

Staff Accountant – Audit Department

Assisted with preparation of financial statements for audits and reviews.

Prepared supporting work papers/schedules for review by senior auditor and manager

Evaluated client internal control systems to identify management letter comments that are meaningful to client operations, accounting systems and procedures

Researched and resolved accounting, auditing and reporting issues

EDUCATION

BA Business Administration, Nova Southeastern University Ft. Lauderdale, FL

TRAINING / SEMINARS

Conflict Resolution, Time Management

COMPUTER SKILLS

MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook

Audit System/2 and Aplus

Peachtree (General Ledger Software)

JD Edwards

SAP

InfoEd

DMAS

DHRS

DOLFIN

Research Reporting System

USPACE

BPREP



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