Contracts and Compliance Lead January 2011 to January 2014PROJECT FOR PRIDE IN LIVING, INC － Minneapolis, Minnesota
Developed and implemented key best practices to improve expense tracking and HUD compliance.
Developed and composed Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual
Developed and managed budgets for all Human Services Programs (10M annually)
Government Grant Billing, Administration and Reporting (11 grants)
Assist with Government Financial and Program Audits
Ensured compliance with government funding requirements
Managed the fleet of 11 passenger vans
Sourced vendors for human services programs as well as establishing and managing accounts
Administrative Manager/Accountant January 2000 to CurrentNEW FOUNDATIONS, INC － St. Paul, Minnesota
Directed financial management functions including development of financial statements, financial forecasts, and budgets
Developed accounting personnel to achieve established objectives
Coordinate staff efforts in the completion of federal and local government funding applications and reporting requirements.
Coordinated and assisted with the annual audit and Form 990 completion
Led Federal Single Audit Process
Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (2010). Key Achievements: ➢ Developed and composed organizational Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual ➢ Implemented training process to familiarize staff with policies, procedures and separation of duties requirements ➢ Ensured appropriate financial internal controls despite staff size limitations ➢ Strategically restructured financial reporting processes in accordance with organizational changes. ➢ Served as key leader in effectively managing 50% growth in revenue and staff during a five year period ➢ Highly praised during Federal HUD audit; process chosen by local field office to illustrate "best practices" regarding allowable expense tracking and compliance ➢ Performance consistently produced clean, with no findings, annual audits Human Resources
Oversight and implementation of human resources policies, procedures, practices and compliance
Recruited, interviewed, and selected staff having the right technical and personal abilities
Conduct staff orientations.
Implement a performance management process for all staff to include monitoring performance and conducting an annual performance review.
Administer employee benefit plans.
Discipline staff if necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures. Key Achievements: ➢ Developed a comprehensive human resources policies and procedures manual ➢ Developed job descriptions for all staff ➢ Negotiated a substantially lower cost, higher benefit life and disability insurance policy for employees Board and Finance Committee Support Ensure that the Finance Committee operates efficiently. Ensure maximum public accountability. Support the Finance Committee in fulfilling its responsibilities to the Board of Directors. Fulfill the Committee's recommendations in a consistent, timely manner. Provide leadership to the Committee in addressing important financial issues. Ensure that Committee meetings are productive and that members are satisfied with their level of participation. Key Achievements: ➢ Recruited Finance and Audit Committee members ➢ Developed Finance/Audit Committee Charter
Prepared financial reports, developed budgets, and performed budget variance analysis in accordance with strategic plan.
Ensured regulatory compliance and operational efficiency and accuracy, posted to the general journal, A/P, A/R, generated Financial Statements and managed payroll. Cut checks, created invoices, and produced open A/R reports. Managed the organization's IT and Communications Systems and all related commercial contracts. Key Achievements: ➢ Reduced monthly closing cycle by three days with identification and recommendation of enhanced closing procedures. ➢ Excelled within a fast paced environment continually taking on increased levels of responsibility
Financial Assistant/Front Desk January 1994 to January 1996REAL ESTATE EQUITIES － St. Paul, MinnesotaProvided accounting support for real estate management and development activities. Performed reconciliation of up to 20 bank accounts and monitored general ledger transactions. Carried out general ledger functions, journal entries, and AR/AP. Key Achievements: ➢ Increased productivity levels by providing key contributions toward automation of account reconciliation processes.
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