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Dari and Farsi Linguist

Herndon, VA, 20171
April 23, 2020

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Soraya R. Sanie

***** ***** *** ****, *** Hill, VA 20171

Home 703-***-****

Cell 703-***-****


I would like to obtain a position within a professional environment; where I can utilize my extensive, accounting background and diverse language abilities in English, Dari, Persian Farsi, and some French and Pashto.

Security Clearance:

DOD Top Secret since December 2017

US citizen since 1988

Professional Experience

Sanie Consulting Group – Fairfax, VA 02/2007 - Present

Accounting Assistant

Reconciliations of monthly Bank and Credit Cards accounts, checking 1099 vendors and contractors, new contracts data entry.

Provided customer service to all clientele through all personal and electronic communication.

Tope Technology, LLC - Clearfield, UT 07/2013 - 09/2017

Dari and Farsi Translator

Translated, summarized, jested documents from Farsi or Dari to English and from English to Farsi or Dari (mostly from Dari and Farsi) and performed quality control/quality assurance, also Worked with Open source and familiar with Geonames and SDL Trados.

As Leidos contractor worked with NVTC as Dari and Farsi translator.

Arrowpoint Solutions, Inc. - Clearfield, UT 01/2012 - 07/2013

Dari and Farsi Translator

Translated documents from Dari and Farsi to English and from English to Dari and Farsi and quality control/quality assurance.

As Leidos contractor worked with NVTC as Dari and Farsi translator.

NWB Technology, LLC - Clearfield, UT 05/2009 - 12/2011

Dari Translator (On call)

Translated military documents from English to Dari and Farsi. Quality control and editing of translated Dari and Farsi documents into English, also translated non-classified and handwritten Dari documentations to English.

BRTRC – Fairfax, VA. 01/2010 - 06/2010

Accounts Payables Admin.

Validated Expense report by verifying manager’s signature, appropriate charge codes and the inclusion of all required documentations. Contacted internal clients and vendors in order to resolve discrepancies. Assisted with FedEx shipment and charges

Gate Gourmet Inc. - Reston, VA 01/2008- 01/2009

Accounts Payables Administrator

Processed and updated new and existing vendor, contacted internal clients and vendors providing information requested, entered invoices into company system for payment. Also helped with the special requested checks.

Researched payment discrepancy or missing invoices and adjusted any under or over payments.

Modular Space Corporation - Sterling, VA 02/2004- 08/2007

Licensing Administrator

Responsible for corporate management and controllership of all processes and decisions related to inbound and outbound Titles and Certificate of Origins for new and used Modular units. Providing conflict resolution for unpaid balances on sold units under strict time restraints according to state law.

Broadway of New York Furs - Fairfax, VA 01/2003 - 11/2005

Store manager (On call)

• Managed store accounts, sales, inventory and Translated Import/Export documents and Invoices from Dari to English and English to Dari

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC 10/2002 - 10/2003

Cash Receipt Specialist

Processed and allocated all electronic Government wire transfers and checks to the correct Funding source and project. Recorded and reconciled company lock box and bank statement and Managed petty cash and Metro Subsidiary for the Washington DC office.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Fairfax, VA 06/1998 - 10/2002

Accounts Payable Assistant

Validated and ensured all vendor invoices by verifying manager’s signature and appropriate charge codes and matched purchase orders and the inclusion of all required documentation, were processed in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with Firm Policy and Government regulations.

Contacted internal and external clients and vendors in order to resolve discrepancies between invoices

Received, and audited expense reports to ensure proper adherence to Government guidelines and company policies.

Omid’s Exceptional - Fairfax, VA 02/1997 - 09/2002

Store manager (Part time)

Responsible of a Small import/export business accounts of Handcrafted wood furniture and home goods. Translated Import/Export documents and Invoices from Dari to English and from English to Dari.

Radley Acura – Falls Church, VA 11/1993-05/1997

Internal Accounting Clerk

• Validated invoices submitted for payment, prepared processed for bank deposit, bank loans, and invoices for payment and up dated database of company clientele.

Freelance Interpreter- Fairfax, VA 1992-2001

Interpreter (On call)

Interpreted for Doctors, Hospitals and patients from English to Dari and from Dari to English

Claritas/NPDC - Alexandria, VA 06/1989-11/1992

Travel and Entertainment A/P Bookkeeper

Proofed, coded, and inputted employee Time and Expense in the accounting system, processed manual and electronic checks, cash receipts and invoices.

Reconciled employee travel advance accounts and client bill-back.

Ariana School - Annandale, VA 1989-1993

Teacher (On call)

Teaching Dari and basic Dari grammar to children from ages 5-13

Ariana Fur & Formal ware - Kensington, MD 1986-1989

Store manager

• Managed store accounts, sales. Translated invoices and documents from Dari to English and from English to Dari for the imported materials.


Government Procurement, Univ. of Virginia Virginia 2014

Accounting 2002 Certificate, Adult & Community Education Virginia 2009-2011

Government Procurement, Univ. of Virginia Virginia 2001-2002

Certification, Computerized Business Systems, CLC Alexandria, VA 1993

Diploma, Office Management, National Business School Alexandria, VA 1983

French Literature, University of Orleans Orleans, France 1977-78

Course, French Literature, Kabul University Kabul, Afghanistan 1975-1977

Certificate, French Language, Neufchatel School Neufchatel Switzerland 1973-1974

Professional skills

MS Office, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, QuickBooks and other Accounting software


Proficient in English, Dari and Persian Farsi, some French, and Pashto

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