Received OSM's Monetary Award for Project Results Achieved, & OSM's Time Off Award.
Received Blue Cross Blue Shield Exceptional Service Award.
ABACIS Class (Advanced Budget/Accounting Control Information System), similar to Bureau of Reclamation's FFS (Federal Financial System), currently deployed to Departments of Interior's FBMS (Financial Business and Management System).
Career Objective: To work in a professional environment where my knowledge, experience, and creativity can be utilized to its fullest extent.
account reconciliations, Accounting, Accounting System, Army, trial balance, balance, bank reconciliations, monthly bank reconciliations, Billings, Bookkeeping, budget planning, budgets, Budget, bi, conversion, cost accounting, costing, Credit, Client, Customer Care, Database, Department of Health, external audits, Finance, Financing, financial, Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Financial Planning, financial statement preparation, financial statements, funds, general ledger, general ledger accounts, Government, Great Plains, inventory, irrigation, JD Edwards, Leadership, ledger, office, Payroll, Personnel, presenting, Public Health, reconciling, reporting, sales, tax, tax returns, Treasury, variance analysis
Business Analyst, 06/2014
to Current Charter Communications – Billings,
Responsible for preparing Monthly Budget to Actual Variance Reports for Executive Leadership and Financial Planning Division.
Furnish Weekly Executive Summary (WES) Report of key operating call metrics, along with headcount tracking for Billings and Cheyenne offices.
Audit weekly customer credits and adjustments for accuracy and proper credit limit application for Managers, Supervisors, Leads and Agents; and, also provide a Weekly Credit Report to Financial Planning Division.
Reconcile Billings and Cheyenne's key operating call metrics for and customer credits to Weekly and Monthly Scorecards.
Process vendor payment requisitions for Billings and Cheyenne Customer Care Offices and reconcile approved payments with Charter's JD Edwards ledger.
Perform other duties and special assignments as needed by Executive Leadership throughout the year.
to 05/2014 Bureau of Reclamation – Billings,
Prepared required annual financial statements for irrigation districts to determine financial condition and compliance with contract financial provisions.
Worked with our internal and external auditors to ensure financial compliance of our financial data that includes OMB Circular A-123, along with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regulations; as well as government fund and proprietary accounting.
Furnished comprehensive Statement of Construction Cost and Repayment (SPCCR) reports, reflecting costs ranging from $314 million to $2,653 million.
These costs included estimated project costs, accomplishments to date, and allocation of cost repayment to functions, such as power, irrigation, municipal water, and non-reimbursable functions.
Responsible for preparing, analyzing and presenting financial data for each area office of Great Plains Region, along with creating reports to assist with their development of annual budget estimates.
Budget Analyst, 06/2003
to 06/2004 US Army – Oakdale,
Prepared, analyzed and reconciled interagency reimbursable agreements valued at $.5 million, ensuring accuracy between Army's Database Commitment Accounting System (DCAS) and Standard Finance System (STANFINS), as well as Army's Database and Reconciliation System (DARS).
Provided financial budget planning, formulation, justification and execution for Army Reserve's Repair and Maintenance Directorate for parts costing in excess of $1 million.
Allocated program funds to subordinate elements and reconciled balance of $10 thousand.
Pre-validated SF1034 vendor payment vouchers by verifying incurred obligations did not exceed apportioned obligational authority.
Spherion - Employment Contractor, 10/2002
to 06/2003 Billings,
Accounting, Finance and Bookkeeping.
Various duties as assigned by client company, including bank reconciliations, account analysis and financial projections.
to 10/2002 OSM – Denver,
Division of Financial Management.
Responsible for uploading, reconciling and analyzing bi-weekly payroll interface from Federal Personnel Payroll System (FPPS) into OSM's financial system for 625 employees, ensuring accuracy of payroll charges to appropriate account codes within each organization.
Provided assistance to field office managers and supervisors with payroll and personnel data and created a more user-friendly reporting tool to better meet their needs, compared to ABACIS (Advanced Budget/Accounting Control Information System) query and reporting system.
Analyzed upward and downward adjustments of prior year obligations for annual year funds and X-year funds, reviewing adherence of proper threshold guidelines and applicable budget office approvals.
Created reports for monthly synchronization of recovery balances in subsidiary and general ledgers, along with developing additional reports to reflect erroneous upward and downward adjustments; resulted in corrections of $6 million.
Prepared monthly SF224 report to Treasury of all disbursements and collections by each appropriation fund code, along with reconciling OSM's general ledger to Treasury's receipt account and undisbursed appropriation account ledger and trial balance.
Allocated cost pools for operating expenses to appropriate cost authorities.
Reviewed and verified accuracy of OSM Annual Report for upper management prior to distribution.
Assisted in reconciling intra-governmental elimination accounts from OSM's general ledger to other Department of Interior Bureaus.
Financial Analyst, 02/1999
to 02/2000 Vassar Brothers Hospital – Poughkeepsie,
Prepared monthly Capital Commitment Status Report comprising of $58 million in capital assets.
Developed and monitored Hospital's annual operating budget of $100 million.
Prepared and analyzed monthly variance reports, working closely with departmental heads on unusual or unfavorable variances.
Responsible for Public Goods, Regional, Statewide and Assessment Pool payments to New York's Department of Public Health.
Prepared the Institutional Cost Report for Medicare and New York's Department of Health.
Financial Analyst, 09/1997
to 02/1999 IBM – Boulder,
Prepared and presented monthly measurements, budgets and outlooks.
Established plan cost rates and ensured accuracy of over/under targets through variance analysis.
Evaluated financial performance by identifying potential exposures and providing recommended actions to customers and management.
Responsible for allocation and reconciliation of indirect cost pools.
Staff Accountant, 03/1996
to 03/1997 Shadyside Hospital – Pittsburgh,
Responsible for preparing, analyzing and presenting financial statements for hospital and physician practices.
Prepared monthly bank reconciliations and made correcting journal entries.
Prepared physician practices annual budget and coordinated completion of audit package for external auditors.
Accountant II, 05/1995
to 03/1996 Forbes Health System – Pittsburgh,
Performed all aspects of financial statement preparation for health system.
Analyzed monthly budget variances.
Maintained over four hundred subsidiary restricted fund accounts, and all hospital capital accounts.
Cost Accountant, Financial Accounting Manager, Senior Accountant, Staff Accountant, 11/1983
to 08/1991 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona – Phoenix,
Prepared monthly Medicare interim expenditures reports and yearly Medicare budget pursuant to Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) regulations.
Reviewed detail analysis from cost accounting system to line of business for upper management.
Managed staff of seven professionals with full responsibility for preparing corporate and subsidiary financial statements, including account reconciliations, weekly cash forecasts, subsidiary budgets and inventory analysis.
Supervised both internal and external audits and responded to audit points.
Oversaw financial aspect of corporate computer conversion, along with implementation of new software supporting other financial functions.
Prepared subsidiary's monthly financial statements and annual budgets.
Monitored yearly 1099's to providers.
Staff Accountant, 02/1981
to 11/1983 Hughes-Calihan Corporation – Phoenix,
Maintained company financial statements.
Reconciled general ledger accounts.
Prepared state and city sales tax returns.
Staff Accountant, 06/1979
to 02/1981 Bechtel Power Corporation – Palo Verde,
Prepared cash forecasts for Client Company.
Posted journal entries and reconciled general ledger accounts.
Prepared workmen's compensation and state sales and use tax reports.
Bachelor's Degree: Accounting,
05/1979 Clarion State College - Clarion,
PA GPA: 3.54, GPA: 4.0, Credits Earned: 131 Semester Hours, Cum Laude