A professional committed to strong work ethic and a tireless desire to achieve, seeking a professional job environment, where my skills, talents and abilities will offer the greatest assets to any organization. To find a challenging position to meet my competencies, capabilities, skills, education and experience. Over 5 years of work experience working as a Bursar in an academic arena. Recent experience includes monitoring accounts receivable balances and collections, auditing transactions and ensure collections processes for past outstanding tuition invoices. Skilled in developing and implementing student payment policies and procedures and overseeing archiving of financial documents.
Small business development
Business operations organization
Client account management
Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
Mentored and coached employees resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.
06/2015 to Current
Maintain accounting records for Tougaloo College, monitors all investment of the College and maintain records relating to such activities, oversees and coordinates activities of student and third party receivable, prepare certain reports required by State, and/or Federal agencies, coordinates business office activities at off-campus sites as needed, and completes other projects as assigned by the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services and perform related work as required.
Essential Functions: Coordinate and oversee all activities associates with the student receivable system, including billing, collections, write-offs, registration,account reconciliations, etc.
Coordinate registration activities with other departments of the College as needed; set up telephone and charge card verificationterminals at stations in the registration areas designed for Business Office use on campus, travel to off-campus sites to registerstudents during the assigned off-campus registration periods.
Establish all SIS billing and receivable master file tables for each semester prior to the beginning of the pre-registration period andupdate the table as necessary throughout the term; assign all SID numbers for new accounts.
Coordinate with the Computer Services Department and other departments the schedule of purging students from classes due tononpayment of fees for the term.
Coordinate the printing and mailing of student bills for pre-registered students prior to the last day to pay fees for each term.
Update refund schedule on SIS for each semester as class information becomes available.
Prepare new fee calculation schedule when new rates are approved by TBR.
Coordinate and oversee the reconciliation of bank statements, including operating, payroll and petty cash; review monthly alloutstanding checks, voiding those that are more than six months old; and maintain files for all cancelled checks.
Act as contact person with banking institution in completing daily banking transactions; authorize bank wires as necessary; issue stoppayment orders on checks; coordinates action with bank institution regarding forgeries, disputed bankcard charges, etc; monitorsbankcard transactions, and verify bank charges for these services, verify all other banking charges, including analysis fee.
Make investments for the College and maintain all related accounting records for such transactions; prepare monthly investment reportsfor the President and Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services which summarizes investment activity for the prior monthand for the current fiscal year-to-date.
Review monthly statements from the Local Government Investment Pool for accuracy.
Maintain appropriate files for customers/vendors who use the Automated Clearing House for payment of charges.
Coordinate actions necessary for annual 1098-T reporting to students and the Internal Revenue Service.
Open safe on a daily basis.
Write/update procedures as necessary as they related to area of responsibility.
Prepare reconciliations, analyze specified accounts, and complete projects as requested or assigned by the Vice President of Finance and Administration Prepare accounting entries for monthly transfer of the federal and state allotments.
Review all invoices and receipts for proper coding of entries before submitting to Systems for processing.
Supervise the Bursar's office personnel.
Assist in the installation of new SCT systems relating to Business Office applications.
Provide weekly departmental meeting to promote communication with the department and other business office personnel.
Prepare budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year for the Bursar's Office, the banking charges, and the bankcard charges.
Provide leadership in short-term and long-term planning for the department.
Provide access to vault room and checks as required, and as a manager, authorizes signing of checks (both payroll and operating) asneeded Update applicable procedures flowcharts as needed Provide SIS training for all business office employees on at least a semi-annual basis; provide SIS training and instruction for all newemployees as needed Maintain a $100.00 daily change fund Coordinate business office activities at off-campus as necessary Prepare the Request for Proposal for Banking Services to be sent to all local banks when necessary, and coordinates activities inopening and closing the current bank accounts Serve as backup for the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services during his/her absence.
Make recommendations for staffing needs of the department, including employment and termination of employment.
Serve on various institutional committees when appointed or requested to do so.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services.
03/2013 to 06/2015
TOUGALOO COLLEGE COORDINATOR OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE RECRUITMENT
Reports directly to the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Responsible for providing Transfer Programs and services designed to establish, meet, and maintain desired enrollment; promote and maintain integrity, timeliness and accuracy in program delivery; provide oral and written information for all relevant constituencies; assist and direct students engaged in the admission process to encourage and appropriate match between student interests and available postsecondary opportunities; acquisition and dissemination of timely, accurate and relevant information regarding postsecondary opportunities; recruitment, marketing and public relations activities (e.g.
high school visits, college fairs, direct mail campaigns, publications, alumni relations and assistance, dissemination of admission and financial aid information) coordinate campus tours for prospective students; be familiar with the college catalog, all academic programs, freshman and transfer admission policies and all services and social aspects of the institution; perform other related duties as assigned.
Establish a positive work relationship with Community College Counselors, Administrators and alumni.
Coordinate special events for community college students, and coordinate the recruitment efforts of community college and diversity students.
Assist with the development of MOUs and Articulation Agreements with instate and out of state community colleges.
Essential Functions: Schedule and make arrangements with the principal for field trips.
Process and disperse materials received to respective team members Hosts events at Community Colleges and high schools and other locations to educate students about a Tougaloo college.
Identifies prospective students who might be a good fit for the college and tries to convince them to complete an application.
Visits high schools to conduct presentations about the college.
Operates a display booth at college informational events.
Reviews recruitment statistics and analyzes them to implement more effective recruiting tactics.
Helps students who have recently been admitted through an informational orientation.
Attends meetings at the college and at various high schools where recruitment activities are taking place.
Coordinates the activities of support staff working in the college's recruitment department.
Studies demographics of schools that feed into the college.
Plans and administers recruitment budgets.
Advises students on selecting majors and planning careers.
Makes strategic plans for the college.
Helps ensure that the college is compliant with all government regulations pertaining to recruitment.
Participates in fundraising activities.
Helps organize course catalogs for the college.
Gives tours of the campus and answers students and parents questions.
Meets with students one-on-one.
Runs informational booths and organizes displays at college recruitment events.
Develops printed materials and videos to use as informational tools for prospective students.
Assists with reviewing applications and making admissions decisions for the college.
01/2012 to 03/2013
CUSTOMER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVECOMCAST － JACKSON, MS
Encourages retention of Comcast customers by identifying reasons for request to disconnect and overcoming concerns in an effort to save customers.
Develops and maintains up-to-date knowledge of the Company's products, programming, and marketing campaigns in order to effectively sell new or upgraded services.
Able to position Comcast products positively.
Essential Functions: Aligns product and feature benefits, and pricing, to the need of the customer.
Promotes, recommends, and sells the value of Comcast products and services based on a logical relationship to the customer's needs and interests.
Demonstrates proficiency in technical troubleshooting of all product lines, with the ability to articulate relevant information and directions in an organized and concise manner.
Shares successes and new ideas with team members in order to achieve both individual and team goals.
Consistently meets or exceed established goals and performance metrics and achieves overall performance goals of the organization.
Maintains and coordinates interdepartmental communications.
Proven ability to maintain composure in stressful situations and manage and diffuse angry or upset customers.
08/2007 to 01/2012
OWNERIDA'S RESTAURANT & CATERING, LLC － JACKSON, MS
Overseeing, ordering and tracking all of the food, supplies, equipment and other inventories as needed.
It also consists of maintaining the building and equipment (inside and outside), the parking lot and any other property of the business.
As owner other jobs may include hiring, training, directing, scheduling and dismissing employees.
The finances, promotions and goals of the business are part of the owner's responsibility.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the workers and resources of the restaurant for the efficient, well-prepared, and profitable service of food and beverages.
Essential Functions: Estimate food consumption, place orders with suppliers, and schedule delivery of fresh food and beverages.
Resolve customer complaints about food quality or service.
Direct cleaning of kitchen and dining areas to maintain sanitation standards.
Monitor actions of staff and customers to ensure that health and safety standards are obeyed.
Maintain budget and employee records, prepare payroll, and pay bills, or monitor bookkeeping records.
May use computer software to monitor inventory, track staff schedules and pay, and perform other record keeping tasks.
Check quality of deliveries of fresh food and baked goods.
Arrange for maintenance and repair of equipment and other services.
Total receipts and balance against sales, deposit receipts, and lock facility at end of day.
Select or create successful menu items based on many considerations, and assign prices based on cost analysis.
Recruit, hire, and oversee training for staff.
Schedule work hours for servers and kitchen staff.
Monitor food preparation and methods.
Identify and estimate quantities of foods, beverages, and supplies to be ordered.
Maintain relationships with customers and staff.
08/2005 to 08/2007
PROGRAM REGISTRAR, ENROLLMENT COORDINATOR, SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATEMISSISSIPPI ACTION FOR PROGRESS, INC － Jackson, MS
High-volume enrollment position with initial accountability for 4,944 Head Start children currently attending 37 Head Start facilities within a twenty (21) county service area throughout Mississippi.
Subsequently assumes the responsibility of implementing and monitoring all activities related to Head Start (Center-based and Home-based) and Early Head Start, Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection , Enrollment, Attendance, and provides technical support to the Agency's research, survey, and evaluation efforts through design, implementation, and analysis.
Essential Functions: Evaluates situations (e.g.
involving staff, students, parents, the public, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Informs Administrators and/or Counselors of possible student deficiencies and/or unusual placements for the purpose of ensuring student success.
Interprets transcripts of incoming students (e.g.
cum folders, record card, withdraw grades from previous school, fines/fees from previous school, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring their conformance with district grading, curriculum and course credit systems.
Maintains a variety of files, documents and student records (manual and machine) (e.g.
permanent student record, immunization dates, etc.) for the purpose of documenting and/or providing reliable information relative to student records.
Performs enrollment and un-enrollment activities on the automated student information system (e.g.
student information, monthly enrollments counts, withdraw student, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring compliance with financial, legal, state or federal requirements.
Prepares documents (e.g.
student lists, , Ethnic Report, Course Enrollment, programs, bulletins, reports, memos, letters, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
01/2005 to 08/2005
LEAD TEACHERWE CARE ACADEMY, INC － Jackson, MS
Participated on a regular basis in the direct instruction of students and served as faculty for professional development activities.
Responsibilities included but were not limited to organizing and implementing curriculum and instructional programs for students and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies of the school.
During non student contact time, was solely responsible for assisting in the development of standards-based curriculum and assessment opportunities, research-based instructional methods, aligning of materials and resources to curriculum outcomes, and other teacher leadership responsibilities.
I assumed all responsibilities related to a regular classroom teacher.
Essential Functions: Schedule and make arrangements with the principal for field trips.
Process and disperse materials received to respective team members.
Order, disperse and return audio-visual materials.
Coordinate learning experiences such as field trips and audio-visual materials with planned units of study.
Continually evaluate and revise planned units of study within the grade level.
Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Instructed students ranging in age from 11- 17 years.
Improved detrimental behavior by taking steps to encourage positive social interactions through one-on-one mentoring and collaborative group work.
Aligned student interests with potential career opportunities to guide students in effective decision-making regarding their career direction and future fields of study.
Coordinating outdoor learning activities, through site visits to museums, libraries and interacting with other tenants in and around the home schooling facility.
08/2003 to 05/2004
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERHINDS COUTY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT － Raymond, MS
Duties included but were not limited too providing instruction, managing the classroom environment, and promoting student learning in the absence of the regular classroom teacher.
Essential Functions: Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information; Maintains a discipline and classroom control that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff in accordance with school and county policies; Ensures the adequate supervision to assure health, welfare, and safety of all students; Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities; Reports to office upon arrival at school; checks mailbox of absent teacher for materials requiring immediate attention; requests clarification of school rules and procedures, if necessary; Reports all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and discipline problems to the appropriate authority immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible; Implemented lesson plans, while ensuring the integrity of academic time and in a manner which motivates students to learn and participate; Organizes students for effective instruction; Dismisses all students from the classroom before leaving the building; Completes a Substitute Teacher Report Form for the regular classroom teacher; Collects and places students' papers in regular teacher's desk;.
06/2003 to 08/2003
PROGRAM REVIEWERMISSISSIPPI ACTION FOR PROGRESS, INC MAP, Inc － Jackson, MS
along with the Office for Children and Youth, responsibilities included regular site visits to Child Care providers throughout the state of Mississippi.
Essential Functions: Monitored Child Care providers for quality assurance and compliance with federal guidelines.
Reviewed files and made suggestions according to the findings within the children's folders.
Determined a child's eligibility based upon income and standard documentation.
Advised Center Director's on specific responsibilities relating to the children's well-being.
B.S: Business Administration, FinanceJackson State UniversityBusiness Administration, Finance
ENROLLMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
Laymen Ministry, Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Jackson, MS Advisory Board Member, M2M (Minority Male Leadership Initiative)/ Hinds Community College, Jackson, MS campus PTA Board Member, Madison Station Elementary, Madison Public Schools Member, Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Stop the Violence Chairman, 7th Distrcit of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Immediate Past First Vice State Representative (MS), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Co- Chapter Advisor, Rho Epsilon Chapter, Tougaloo College, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Co-Advisor, Tougaloo Ambassadors Meritorious Scholars (TAMS) Member, NAACP Member, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA/ Phi Beta Lambda) Member, AF & AM Lodge Pilgrim No. 11 Professional Development Workshops Mississippi Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) Annual Conference, Biloxi MS 2013 to 2015