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Accounting Manager

Washington, DC
December 02, 2019

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**** ***********, ******, **, *** #204, Washington, D.C. 20015 202-***-****

Finance and accounting professional with more than fifteen years experience in the non-profit and for profit environment, health services, hospitality sector, international development, and government. Expertise includes financial reporting, cash flow analysis, forecasts and budgets, audits, and personnel management. In-depth experience with accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger reconciliation, grants management, and procurement. Comprehensive financial background in diverse business environments, including Multinational Corporation, Small Business, and Academia.


Senior Accountant, National Quality Forum (NQF), Washington, DC

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare. 2014 - Present

Perform a full spectrum of accounting functions such as audit testing for numerous financial accounts, testing of controls, and evaluating and documenting accounting systems.

Ensure efficient, accurate and timely performance of the company's accounting activities.

Work closely with Budget Manager to develop multi-million dollar Cost Reimbursable, Firm Fixed Priced, and IDIQ/Task Order budgets for Federal Contracts and for Grant funded projects.

Responsible for all departmental Account Receivables for both Federal Contracts and Grants funded project. Prepare and distribute weekly and monthly Accounts Receivable reports.

Ensure all departmental invoices are correctly coded and documented for payment within the period. Worked with customers to ensure all invoices were paid on a timely basis.

Assist with the Annual Operating Budget process and trained staff on the budgeting templates and software. Assist with the preparation of individual departmental budgets, prepared trending and forecasting data.

Assist with month end close process for presentation of financial statements and reconciliation and analysis of critical Balance Sheet accounts, including reconciliations of cash and investment accounts and maintenance of 401(k) schedules.

Work closely with external auditors during quarterly as well as the annual integrated audit.

All duties are performed under supervision of company’s principal.

Finance Manager, The World Justice Project (WJP), Washington, DC. 501(c)(3)

International, multi-disciplinary project to strengthen the rule of law for the development of communities of opportunity and equity. 2012 - 2014

●Responsible for preparation of operational budget for several program areas: the global outreach forum knows as the World Justice Forum and its regional outreach forums; the Rule of Law Index; the Opportunity Fund; and the scholarship.

●Analyzed and presented financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicated monthly and annual financial statements; collated financial reporting materials for all donor segments, and oversee all financial, project/program and grants accounting.

●Complied with reporting requirements by grantors, such as government grants, foundations and corporations, including: Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation; Kauffman Foundation, Google Corporation, Microsoft and GE Corporation; Hewlett Foundation and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL).

●Coordinated and led the annual audit schedules with audit requirements outlined under OMB Circular A-133 and A-122, and Form 990; liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.

●Worked closely and transparently with all external partners including third-party vendors and consultants.

Senior Accountant, Management Sciences for Development, Inc. (MSD), 8(a) Minority and Women-Owned, Washington, DC

MSD is a medium-size ($20+ million annual sales management) leading International development consulting firm specialized in implementing justice and security programs worldwide; including democracy and governance, human rights and justice sector reform. 2007 - 2012

●Accountable for generating and submitting multiple monthly project invoices for T&M and CPFF awards to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) using the company’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) and all required standard forms and procedures.

●Executed a range of project accounting duties. Simultaneously monitored costs of up to six USAID-funded projects throughout Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, and worked directly with project managers to forecast and analyze variances in project budgets. Set up accounting systems and trained field accountants for project start-up.

●Worked directly with CFO and field accountants on a range of procedures, including project funds advances, tracking and monitoring allocated budget expenditures, and reviewing financial reports.

●Generated and analyzed financial statements and reports for field and corporate operations, including reconciliation of general ledger and allocation of due-to/from-to accounts, indirect cost rates, and job summary reports.

●Oversaw all payroll-related activities. Processed biweekly timesheets from field and corporate offices for more than 150 employees. Performed allocation and analysis of 401(k) contributions. Prepared 1099 forms. Reviewed and analyzed quarterly and annual payroll reports.

●Worked with bank and designated CPA firms to perform quarterly and year-end review, maintained company line of credit, and provided schedules for the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Responsible for payment of quarterly and annual corporate taxes. Performed reconciliation of 940 and 941 forms.

●Assisted with Implementation of Deltek GCS, set up chart of account, set up indirect cost allocation process, parallel Peachtree system to Deltek.

●Travelled to project sites in Latin America to audit project books; trained and mentored staff in accounting protocols.

Assistant Controller, Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport Field Offices HMS Host, Bethesda, MD.

(Account Receivables Specialist promoted to Staff Accountant promoted to Assistant Controller)

$2.7 billion global corporation providing food, beverage, and retail services for airports, travel plazas, and shopping malls. Domestic and international airports operations generate revenues of up to $40 million each with up to 175 employees, 50 vendors and 14 separate revenue-producing units. Promoted to positions of increasing responsibility over six years. 2001 - 2007

●Managed all aspects of branch accounting, including revenue optimization, sales & profit figures, and labor productivity projections.

●Performed monthly inventory counts. Analyzed Profit & Loss to set targets for budgets and workflow.

●Maintained records and schedules to ensure readiness and compliance for audits by airport regulatory authority.

●Established Cash Rooms at Reagan National and Dulles International Airports and managed all Cash Room operation activities. Designed and implemented cash handling policy; analyzed daily cash overages and shortages; trained HMS Host Staff in newly-opened cash rooms at other retail and airport branches (e.g., Kansas City International Airport).

●Oversaw hiring of hourly staff for all branch concepts. Implemented all HMS Host on boarding procedures and trained staff on customer service, cash handling, and safety measures.

●Assisted Area and Regional Controllers with special projects. For example, supported major acquisitions which required the upgrade of financial and HR software and cash management systems; participated in new concept start-ups through hands-on involvement in pricing, staffing, and training.

Staff Accountant, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, $100 million annual budget, large academic hospital surgery department. 1996 - 2001

Assisted Controller and Senior Accountant with annual budget of $40 million. Analyzed and insured accuracy of general ledger accounts.

Processed faculty travel expense reports and bonuses.

Monitored blanket purchase order for supplies and equipment under university grants.

Performed all accounting functions, including GL reconciliation, journal entries, accounts payable, petty cash, and deposits.


BA, Accounting

University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

BA, Psychology University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

CPA Candidate


●Deltek GCS Premiere, Microsoft Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon), Concur Expense System, Peachtree, PeopleSoft, QuickBooks, Salesforce, Paychex & ADP Payroll Systems, Databasics Time & Expense Software

●Windows Suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Fluent in English and Spanish


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