I have twenty-five years of experience in government with a specific focus on accounting; internal controls; and budget analysis, development, and implementation. During my career I have managed federal grant funds and reporting, state budgets, purchasing, a small warehouse, fleet, and numerous employees. I was a member of executive and command staffs as well as preparing and presenting information to various boards.
Responsible for management of thirty state parks, motorized and non-motorized recreation registrations and programs to provide access to statewide trails, worked with development team to address maintenance and safety issues in the parks, and managed budget allocations areas of responsibility. I worked with the department's Board, state Legislators, Governor's and Legislative budget offices, US Forest Services on access and cost share agreements, and recreation user groups. I directed, motivated, and empowered employees ranging from clerical to professional staff to meet the department's strategic plan and other objectives.
Develop and report quarterly financial statements to the Board, executive staff, and other interest groups; manage department accounting and budget including internal controls for four internal systems and one state-wide system; assist with department wage and salary reports for hiring staff and budget monitoring. Review grant applications for fiscal accuracy and qualifications, provide oversight on federal accounting and reports. Worked with construction and maintenance projects to monitor funding, inventory additions and modifications, insurance requirements and project closeouts in the financial, inventory, and consolidated financial reporting to the State Controller's Office for the state CAFR.
Primary duties were supervision of the department's accounts receivables, payables, and recreation registration work units; complete transfers between agencies as required by law; train and monitor staff on daily accounting transactions and how they interact with the department's multiple systems; applying laws and rules to issue recreation registrations and distribute funds; assist managers with technical accounting and registration inquiries.
Primary duties involved managing the department's accounting systems; ensuring the department was in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; supervised five direct staff and thirteen staff indirectly (Accounting, Budget, Grants, Purchasing, and Warehouse activities); point of contact for insurance and liability coverage; advise program managers on financial, purchasing, and grant policies and procedures; conducted annual Management Efficiency Reviews with command staff and reported best practices and provided instruction for corrective action. Advised Executive, Command, and Program staff on budget and financial status and identify necessary action. Worked closely with the Department of Financial Management related to budget, financial, and grant transactions; Idaho Tax Commission to ensure code compliance on Direct Shipper permits; Search and Rescue Association related to status of funds; Legislative Services Office for budget and audit activities; and the State Controller's Office on complex accounting transactions and establishing funds. Additional duties included developing and presenting technical accounting and risk management information to various audiences; providing training; and planning, directing, motivating, and training staff.
Primary duties involved reviewing, authorizing and accounting for the department's federal drug grants (approximate annual award of three million with multiple years running concurrently). Reviewed and approved applications from sub grantees, tracking awards, cash management, financial reporting, and closeout. Additional responsibilities include planning and conducting compliance reviews of sub grantees; coordinate and monitor appropriation balances for federal grants; and review and approval grant expenditures.
Primary duties were developing, implementing, monitoring an annual budget plan for the department and compiling management reports. The budget was approximately thirty-eight million and consisted of nine funding sources. Responsibilities included working with management to utilize the available resources effectively and efficiently; providing alternative solutions to funding shortages; and making the necessary budget and financial adjustment to reflect program changes. Additional responsibilities include the financial management of the property maintenance and compiling financial reports for program managers.
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