Highly motivated, detail-oriented Program Director with strong technical skills and over 20 years of experience in Higher Education and West Virginia state government. Multi-disciplinary expertise with emphasis in program management, travel administration, software administration, accounts payable, credit card operations and procurement. Ability to learn complex concepts quickly
Proven multi-tasker with strong organizational skills
Proficient with ERP systems (i.e. wvOASIS and Banner)
10 years WV Procurement knowledge
Respectful with positive client and peer relationships
Strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity
Works well under pressure
20 years WV Payables and Purchasing Card Experience
Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
Enterprise Resource Planning
Microsoft Office suite
Peachtree accounting software
West Virginia State Auditor's Office | Charleston, WVDIRECTOR OF E-TRAVEL / SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR04/2009 - 07/2020
Led team of 6 auditors in the timely and accurate audit of over 65,000 employee travel requests for reimbursement submitted to the State Auditor's Office each year.
Coordinated the design, testing, configuration, and implementation of wvOASIS integrated travel management solution to improve efficiencies of the state travel program and maximize policy compliance for state travel expenditures.
Consulted with travel system vendor as well as state travel manager and contracted travel agency to ensure proper system configuration.
Served as voting member on contract award evaluation committees for purchase card and travel system contracts.
Assisted agency procurement officer in development of travel RFP specifications.
Prepared and presented travel training information to over 200 agency representatives at Auditor's Office annual training workshops and at agency locations upon request.
Developed state-wide audit procedures and standardized expense settlement form to streamline travel audit process for all state agencies.
Trained internal staff members on the current audit procedures to improve work processes.
Developed and managed cash advance reconciliation tracking database for agencies not utilizing the wvOASIS automated system (MS Access).
Maintained working relationships with representatives from all state agencies and Higher Education institutions to provide support in all areas related to travel and purchasing card related travel.
Coordinated travel helpdesk support program to ensure all travelers questions were answered and issues were resolved in a timely manner.
Marshall University | Huntington, WVASSISTANT CONTROLLER10/1998 - 04/2009
Led team of 10 auditors accountable for accounts payable of 100M+ budget which required accurate processing of over 22,000 documents.
Maintained expert knowledge of contract specifications for auditing payments and collaborated with purchasing when necessary for formulating bid specifications.
Provided support to departments regarding interpretation of contracts and policies for invoice payment.
Managed university credit card program of 350 cardholders with $500,000 in monthly spend.
Initiated and implemented procedures for program management and performance of post audit of credit card transactions in compliance with legislated internal control procedures.
Managed university travel program for 1700 employees consisting of both individually assigned travel cards and athletic department team travel cards.
Reviewed and updated administrative procedures for accounts payable, vendor registration and the university credit card and travel programs in accordance with State Code and University Board of Governors' Regulations.
Participated on implementation team for Enterprise Resource Planning system (Banner).
Developed and presented university-wide training for all new users of the Accounts payable module of the Banner system.
Instrumental in the configuration and implementation of office imaging system for payment archives which decreased storage space needed for paper files.
Collaborated with State Auditor's Office implementing an electronic payment request and approval system, which eliminated paper documents and reduced payment processing time from more than 30 days to between 10-15 days.
Hand selected by The State Auditor to serve on evaluation committee for state-wide contract award for integrated travel management solution.
United States Navy Reserve | Columbus, OHSTOREKEEPER/SUPPLY CORPS OFFICER09/1986 - 10/2007
Enlisted 1986 as Seaman Apprentice Storekeeper Served at local reserve center and remote supply support centers gaining real world experience while attending college full-time toward a degree in Accounting which was earned in 1994.
Selected in January of 1998 into the Naval Supply Corps Basic Qualification Course.
This 15-month program combined a required correspondence program (research and testing) interspersed with 2 week and four-day classes at the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens, Georgia.
Completed the program while being employed full time at Marshall University and participating as the Battalion Administrative Officer for a Cargo Handling Battalion with 185 sailors.
As a Lieutenant (O-3) was specifically requested to participate in the organization of the first Navy Customs Battalion in preparation of a year-long deployment to the Middle East.
As Executive Officer of Charlie Company, lead a team of 125 sailors responsible for the inspection and reentry of over 500,000 U.S.
Servicemen and their equipment to the United States.
The battalion served with distinction and was awarded the Navy Meritorious Unit Citation – the highest Navy unit award.
Upon selection to Lieutenant Commander (O-4), assigned as Battalion Training Officer for Navy Cargo Handling Battalion Nine.
Coordinated and tracked the mobilization and training readiness of the more than 180 sailors assigned to seven companies utilizing Microsoft Access.
Developed and provided training requirements to evaluation team allowing for accomplishment of the maximum required training prior to the final evaluation in 2007.
Battalion received highest rating which resulted in award of Presidential Unit Commendation.
West Virginia Dept of Administration | Charleston, WVACCOUNTING/AUDITING MANAGER07/1997 - 10/1998
Performed all accounting functions for the State Building Commission including monthly reconciliation of bank statements posting month-end accrual entries for expenditures and fixed asset adjustments.
Prepared yearly budget request documents per state code and regulations.
Monitored actual expenses against approved budgetary allotments and processed adjustment documents.
Utilized Peachtree accounting software to post month-end accrual entries and produce financial reports.
Supervised one purchasing and one accounts payable clerk in the daily operations.
Education and Training
Navy Supply Corps School | Athens, GA1999Completed Navy Supply Corps School Basic Qualification Course for Reservists – Training in all aspects of Naval Logistics for preparation to receive commission as Naval Officer –
Strayer University | Washington, DCBACHELOR OF SCIENCE in ACCOUNTING1994GPA: 3.73, Magna Cum Laude