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Management Financial

United States
April 20, 2021

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John Flaherty

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Home: 678-***-**** Work: 770-***-****

Highest Federal Civilian Grade Held: GS-12 SSN: XXX-XX-7517 United States Citizen: Yes

Veterans Preference: Not Applicable.

Summary of Qualifications

Astute, results-oriented Grants Management, Financial Management and Relief Operations Specialist who offers a solid foundation of advanced academic study and relevant experience. Highly analytical, innovative, and organized with a history of expertly evaluating potential risks and programs to develop comprehensive plans and drive operational improvement. Outstanding communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills with a reputation for forming productive professional relationships. Independent self-starter who also excels in team environments and leadership roles. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills with proven success handling multiple responsibilities and projects in high-pressure settings. Knowledgeable and skilled in the following areas:

· Financial Management · Risk Assessment and Mitigation · Grants Management

· Program Reviews · Crisis and Disaster Response · Performance Tracking

· Operational Analysis · Resource and Budget Management · Contract Administration

· Interagency Relations · Employee Training and Exercises · Reports and Presentations

Professional Experience


Grants Management Specialist – Grants Management

Location: 3003 Chamblee Tucker Drive Atlanta,GA 30341 Start Date: 10/2010

Supervisor: Andrea Gordon End Date: Present

Phone Number: 770-***-**** Salary: GS-12

Permission to Contact Supervisor: Yes. Hours Per Week: 50+


Operate as Lead Disaster Grants Specialist responsible for monitoring and reconciling all disaster grant programs for the 8 states incompassing Region IV.

Responsible for monitoring the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Public Assistance Program and Individual Assistance Program.

Provide grant guidance to internal and external personnel on all disaster grants programs .

High level of expertise on FEMA’s programs, regulations (Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations), Office of Management and Budget Code.

Analyze, monitor and resolve complex issues related to the financial and administrative aspects of FEMA disaster grant programs utilizing 200CFR.

Conduct reviews of the financial and administrative operations of grantees and provide technical guidance to State counterparts on FEMA grant policies.

Provide daily support to program staff in resolving quarterly reconciliations, cost sharing agreements and grant management policies and procedures.

Responsible for reviewing all open disaster grants, quarterly reconciliations and cash analysis.

Develop procedures to ensure grants management rules and regulations were followed and consistently applied.

Highly knowledgeable with current financial systems, (NEMIS, IFMIS, Smartlink and e-Caps)


Administrative Specialist Finance – Mission Support

Location: 3003 Chamblee Tucker Drive Atlanta,GA 30341 Start Date: 06/2007

Supervisor: Andy Newton End Date: 10/2010

Phone Number: 770-***-**** Salary: GS-12

Permission to Contact Supervisor: Yes. Hours Per Week: 50+


Advise senior management officials on budget and financial policies and issues influencing regional operations.

Prepare the Disaster Financial Status Report for the Region.

Review funding requests, financial reports, and budgets.

Collect, interpret, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data.

Oversee the Regions Travel and Purchase card Program.

Participate in regional organizational and service strategic planning process.

Manage the regional wireless device program to ensure funds are allocated and distributed properly and program limits are not exceeded.

Formulate annual regional operating budget, identifying current and pending commitments, new proposal funding projections, and estimates of future annual funding needs.

Recommend and/or implement remedial action to correct adverse trends and situations impacting regional operations to make appropriate adjustments.

Provide detailed analysis of the operating budget based on past expenditures, program requirements, and program plans.

Prepare and process funding request.

Responsible for formulation and justification of regional Disaster Assistance employee budget.

Process and funding of travel authorizations.

Monitor the progress of the budget as it relates to the regional office

Examine and evaluating regional resource requests and analyzing for consistency with the goals, objectives, and policies of the Agency.

Develop recommendations for funding changes based on merit and competing demands within regional office.

Review financial plan requests and recommend funding allocations for regional divisions.

Serve as a financial representative in regional working groups to plan and develop financial strategies for regional office.

Provide liaison and assistance to resolve problems relating to budget and financial systems.

Provide analysis and recommendations on unfunded requirements.

Develop and provide financial statements and other resource management reports to operating program officials for informational and financial planning purposes.

Conduct studies and audits on internal control and use of funds throughout the fiscal year.

Analyze and evaluate the effects of program plans and budget issues.

Select and apply appropriate policies, regulations, statutes for executing closeout activities.

General Nutrition Companies

Senior Regional Loss Prevention Manager

Location: 300 6th Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Start Date: 02/2001

Supervisor: Tony Kuniak End Date: 05/2007

Permission to Contact Supervisor: Yes Hours Per Week: 50+


Responsible for the design and implementation of the Loss Prevention Shrink action program as well as the exception based reporting system.

Management of the guard service contract as well as staffing of guards at all required centers. Overall responsibility for the training of contract guards on corporate policies and procedures.

Responsible for 3500 corporate store locations as well as 1500 franchise centers throughout the United States and Canada. Directly responsible for the overall security and safety of all locations.

Directly managed 15 Regional Loss Prevention Managers as well as 25 Inventory Auditors.

Coordinate and formulate the development of Regional budgets.

Directly involved in the creation and implementation of standardized policies, procedures and best practices to include operational controls and safety procedures.

Perform intensive reviews of new and existing policies to provide sound advice regarding impact and compliance to Regional Office.

Hired and trained all Regional Loss Prevention Managers.

Formulate the training program for all newly hired Regional Loss Prevention Managers.

Responsible for the development of a comprehensive automated loss prevention point scored audit utilized to measure compliance levels.

Directly responsible for overall management of investigations with in all corporate stores as well as monitoring compliance of company shrink reduction program.

Successfully managed, investigated and resolved over 350 internal and external integrity issues.

Experienced in Human resource issues to include hiring, training and terminating of mid level managers.

Responsible for assessing annual reviews and developing personalized development plans for underachieving Regional managers.

The Home Depot

Loss Prevention Manager

Location: 2445 Paces Ferry Rd Atlanta, GA 30339 Start Date: 11/1997

Supervisor: Joe Martins End Date: 01/2001

Permission to Contact Supervisor: Yes Hours Per Week: 50+


Formulated loss prevention budgets and guidelines for three retail centers with sales in excess of $80 million per center.

Utilized zero based budgeting techniques to develop the budget to install a storewide surveillance camera system.

Responsible for all loss prevention and safety functions for three warehouses.

Directly responsible for hiring of mid-level managers and regional auditors.

Conducted regional level loss prevention and awareness training.

Performed operational audits to ensure accuracy as well as integrity.

Conducted over 50 internal and external theft investigations.

Responsible for the oversight of physical inventory procedures within my respective stores.

Directed all investigations of employee fraud and theft.

Maintained comprehensive knowledge of all safety, health, fire protection, HAZMAT and OSHA regulations and requirements.


BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, 131 Summer Street Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02324

Bachelor of Science

Major: Sociology/Criminology

Graduation: January 1993

MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1 Massasoit Blvd Brockton, Massachusetts 02302

Associate of Science Degree

Major: Business Administration

Graduation: June 1990

SILVER LAKE HIGH SCHOOL, 80 Learning Lane Pembroke, Massachusetts 02359

High School Diploma

Graduation: May 1987

Professional Development

Certified Grants Management Specialist September 2012

FEMA Courses:

IS-00018 Equal Employment Opportunity

IS-00100 Incident Command System

IS-00106 Workplace Violence Awareness

IS-00200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-00293 Mission Assignment

IS-00700 National Incident Management System

IS-00800 National Response Plan

IS-35.10 FEMA Safety Orientation

IS-18.10 Equal Employment Opportunity

IS-00546.a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness

Training Certifications:

Budget Justification and Presentation

Budget Execution

Appropriations Law Seminar

The Antideficiency Act

Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) DHS Certified

Custodial Officer Training Certificate issued by FEMA

Logistics Inventory Management System (LIMS) Certificate issued by FEMA

Mobile Inventory Management System

Fed Traveler: System Administrators

Fed Traveler: Travelers and Alternate Prepares Course

Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) Certificate issued by FEMA

Certified Safety Responder

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Cyber Security

Federal Grants Update 2019

Additional Skills

Computer Skills: Proficient with Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat.

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