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Financial Analyst Manager

Location:
Springfield, VA
Posted:
May 16, 2020

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Senior Consultant

Vaheed Baig

Professional Summary

Vaheed Baig is focused and results driven professional with over 15 years of Department of Defense experience. Subject matter expert in DoD financial data reconciliations and experienced in verifying identifying and resolving variance in very large federal contacts. Cross-trained other federal employees in reconciliation process. Assisted in data conversion of legacy accounting systems to MOCAS and DAI. Played a pivotal role in process improvement of reconciliation and resolution of Unmatched Disbursements (UMDs). Coordinated with DFAS/Vendors/Budget to clear invoices held in pre-validation. Reconciled financial data and closed out contracts/MIPRs. Validated and corrected ULO balances of Triannual Reviews. Processed obligations and de-obligations on awards/contracts/MIPRs

Overall Work experience of over 35 years in accounting with various entities like Department of Defense, Public Accounting firms, Government undertakings, Cooperatives and Not for profit

Education / Coursework

Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 1982

Bachelors of Commerce, Andhra University, 1976

Certification

DAI training and updates

Reconciliation of unmatched disbursements

Contract close out

Resolving ULOs / Variance analysis

Training

DAI, since 2009 periodic update to keep current with the system

MOCAS – DFAS financial systems that feed in to MOCAS

Security Status

Security Status, Secret, Active, Active Date (June /2016)

Citizenship – United States

Technologies

ERP: DoD legacy systems: DAI, MOCAS, EDA, EFR, SCRT, WAWF

Modules: All components of vendor pay-P2P.

Office Tools: Microsoft office. Share point.

Work Experience

TeraThink Corporation, Virginia August, 2017-- Present

Senior Consultant, WHS

May, 2018–Present

Played the lead role in resolving UMDs. Improved and updated the UMD process. Researched and cleared UMDs. Significantly reduce the outstanding UMDs from more than 9,000 lines in November, 2019 to under 2000 lines in April, 2020.

oParticipated in weekly status meeting with DFAS and updated status of open UMD on spreadsheet.

oVerified DCAS transaction with DAI, MOCAS, and SDW to identify root cause of the UMD.

oObtained source documentation from DOD entities, WAWF, research and identify disconnect in financial data in.

oIdentified variance and coordinated corrective action with DFAS/WHS components, like erroneous disbursements in MOCAS, missing obligations, erroneous data conversions to DAI, adjusting collections on outstanding debts.

oResearched Legacy system and corrected converted data to DAI. Deobligated funding from default CLIN/ACRN and re-obligated on correct CLIN/ACRN/POET.

Senior Consultant, DHRA

August, 2017-April, 2018

Reconciliation of Unmatched disbursement (UMD):

Played the lead role in resolving UMDs. Improved and updated the UMD process at DHRA. Researched and cleared more than 900 UMDs.

oParticipated in weekly status meeting with DFAS and updated status of open UMD on spreadsheet.

oVerified DCAS transaction with DAI, MOCAS, and SDW to identify root cause of the UMD.

oObtained source documentation from DOD entities, WAWF, research and identify the disconnect in financial data in.

oIdentified variance and coordinated corrective action with DFAS/DHRA components, like erroneous disbursements in MOCAS, missing obligations, erroneous data conversions to DAI, adjusting collections on outstanding debts.

Millennium Corporation, Virginia August/2015-August/2017

Senior Financial Analyst, Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

Contract/ MIPR closeout:

Played the lead role in contract closeout process. Improved and updated the DTIC MIPR close out process.

oMaintained and provided weekly status update reports in SharePoint, for MIPRs submitted for de-obligation.

oProvide financial information on billing, funding modifications and ULO balances to liquidate remaining balances on MIPR/Contracts to Program management and stake holders

oIdentified variance between DAI and MOCAS, and coordinated corrective action with DFAS

oObligations/ de-obligated funding modifications in DAI.

Pre-validations:

oValidated invoice in submitted to DFAS in MyInvoice

oVerified weather sufficient ULO balances existed in MOCAS to disburse the invoices billed by vendors

oIdentified causes for invoice failed in Pre-validation, identified modifications that need to be updated in financial systems

Triannual reviews:

oValidated ULO balances and identified MIPR that are due for close out, coordinated corrective action to rectify variance in financial data.

Contract reconciliation:

oResearched financial data on contracts in various accounting/financial systems like Defense Agency Initiative (DAI)/ Mechanization of Contract Administration Services (MOCAS)

oResolved disbursement and obligations variances with DFAS, vendors. Program Manager, COR, Budget analyst

oTrained other members in the contract reconciliation process.

Internal controls:

Assisted in testing internal controls for compliance with A-123 requirements and Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR).

Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. (KGS), Virginia May/2005 – August/2015

Senior Financial Analyst- Team Lead, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Vendor Pay / Commercial entitlements

oObligations/ de-obligated funding modifications in DAI.

oCorrection of Purchase Requisitions (P.Rs) with budget analyst.

oCorrective modification with contract specialist for PRs that were not matching with funding modification.

oReconciled quarterly Grant action file identified variance and coordinated the correction with contract specialist.

oElectronic pay folder for the contracts

oRectification of variance between DAI vs MOCAS

Prevalidation of Invoices:

oResolved invoices failed in prevalidation with DFAS, and took necessary action to clear them

oTo correct the data interfaced in DAI from MOCAS

o Disbursement data in central desk data for the invoices daily

Data Cleansing:

oTransferred Un-liquidated Obligations (ULO) on 5,070 Lines of Account (LOA) from the old legacy accounting system (CAFRMS) to new Oracle based accounting system (DAI)

oCertified obligation on LOA with funding modifications and disbursements with vendor billing activity and confirmed the ULO balance

oCorrected Negative Unliquidated Obligations (NULOs) on various Contract Line identification Number (CLIN)/Accounting Classification Reference Number (ACRN) with vendors, Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), Program Manager (PM), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

Transfer of pay station from DTRA to DFAS:

oParticipated in transferring pay station from DTRA to DFAS, validated ULO balances for more than 3,500 contracts

Contract reconciliation:

Researched financial data on contracts in various accounting/financial systems like Defense Agency Initiative (DAI)/Standard Procurement Systems (SPS)/Standard Contract Reconciliation Tool (SCRT)/ Centralized Accounting and Financial Resource Management System (CAFRMS)/ Mechanization of Contract Administration Services (MOCAS)/ Comprehensive Cost and Requirement System (CCARS)

oResolved contract obligation issues with Budget and Contract divisions

oResolved disbursement variances with DFAS, vendors. Program Manager, COR, Budget analyst

oTrained other members in the contract reconciliation process. Reconciled more than 500 contracts including large contracts in excess of hundred and twenty million dollars.

Contract closeout:

Assisted contract closeout team in clearing variance, to process contract close out

Desk reviews:

Reviewed work process of commercial entitlement analysts, to test the compliance with Standard Operating Process (SOP). Identified deficiencies in disbursement process and suggested improvements

Internal controls:

Assisted in testing internal controls for compliance with A-123 requirements and Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR).

United Negro College Fund Special Programs (UNCF), Virginia June 99 -April 05

Accountant

UNCFSP is involved in implementing programs of USAID, Department of Education, Energy, Environment, DOD, CDC, and DOI & NASA.

oReconciled program expenditure and funding with general ledger.

oProcessed Drawdowns/Funds requisition through 272 online

oPrepared quarterly receipts and gross disbursement reports for federal programs (Form 270 & 269) for granting agencies.

oMaintained Accounting system-Blackbaud. A/R, A/P,B/R, G.L. Modules

oAssisted in preparation of financial statements and audit schedules

oAssisted the Secretary & Treasurer in day-to-day operations.

National Alliance For Mentally Ill, Virginia Sept 96 –May 99

Accountant

oProcessed receipts, Coding and Posting to General Ledger, reconciliation.

oAccounts Receivable, Invoicing, and Aging analysis.

oJournal entries, sales tax returns.

oVerified time sheets and processed payroll.

National Geographic Society, District of Columbia March96-Aug96

Employee Benefits specialist

oAdministered Employee Benefits. Maintained medical and dental plans database with reference to enrollments, deletions and changes.

A.P. cooperative Oilseed Grower's Federation Ltd, India 1990-1995

Finance Manager

APCOGF is a 55,000 strong farmer owned cooperative. The infrastructure is set up through National Dairy Development Board; a Dutch consortium funded this project to strengthen cooperatives in India. APCOGF is pioneer in palm oil development with its extension work. Assisted the Chief Executive in financial planning and implementation.

o In charge of finance and accounting department. Supervised staff of six employees. Reported to chief executive.

oFinancial statements.

oCoordinated turnkey project execution of oil plants.

oInvolved in marketing plans and pricing policy.

oIntroduced profit center and cost center concept and improved profitability.

oDrafted and monitored annual budgets and perspective plans.

oNegotiated financial arrangements with banks.

oPresented monthly reports to board of directors.

oDrafted and coordinated implementation of capital budgets.

oOrganized internal audits.

oIntroduced financial checks and controls.

oManaged income tax and sales tax issues.

oEffectively deployed short-term funds.

oImplemented cost control techniques.

A. P. Forest Development Corporation. India 1982-1990

Accounts Officer

APFDC is State owned corporation. The objective of the corporation is to make degraded forests more productive. The corporation raised different plantation like Cashew, Eucalyptus and coffee plantations. World Bank substantially finances these projects.

oFinancial statements.

oPrepared budgets and coordinated implementation.

oPresented Management Information Systems (MIS) reports to chairman for Key performance areas.

oDrafted accounting policies.

oCoordinated audits.

oManaged fund flow to regional offices.

Brahmayya & co. Chartered Accountants. India 1979-1981

Assistant Accountant

oAssisted public accountant in audits and finalizing accounts for various entities.

Agencies Supported

Washington Headquarters Services (WHS)

Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

Commendations / Awards

Appreciation for successful transfer of financial data to DFAS (DTRA)

Appreciation for successful conversion of data to DAI (DTRA)



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