Extensive knowledge in financial accounting with 12 + years specializing in financial planning, analysis, reporting and managerial accounting practices both private and public sectors. I am recognize for my strong leadership skills when managing day to day activities. My previous executive team recognize me as someone who stay on task with all deadlines.
General Ledger Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis
Team Building/ Leadership
MBA graduate with an emphasis in Finance Reduce 85% of aging receivables Initiated the ACH payment system to reduce wire transfer fees Reduced 90% of the unpaid aid within two months
Kaplan UniversityFebruary 2009 to June 2012Financial Aid Officer III Orlando, FL
Assisted students in all aspect of the financial aid process by providing accurate, up-to-date information and great customer service.
Follow-up to collect outstanding documentation needed to complete financial aid through, via email, chat, and/or telephone.
Performed complex financial aid processes, such as (but no restriction to) creating estimated award letters, clearing C-Code, performing verifications, and dealing with overlapping loan periods, transfer credits, repackaging aid, for new award year, and determining student funding eligibility.
Follow collections procedures for actives student with delinquent payment using outbound calls, letter statements, and emails to achieve collection goals.
Assisted to make delinquent account current by working with the business office to set up payment arrangement made by the student and obtaining a promissory note.
Follow new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP's), Polices or Procedure specific step by Department of Education and by institution.
Prepared detail reports and compile information for undergraduate/graduate financial aid and assign programs by the Department of Education.
Follow-up with management with all special project and provide a final evaluations through a reporting.
Analyzed financial aid reports such as under packaging, scholarship, pending grads, and drop and dismissal.
Assisted students' needs, determine eligibility, help complete paperwork, and work with loan-takers to make certain they pay the money back.
Responded to DOE, interdepartmental, banks and student inquires.
Managed and organize student accounts and discrepancies.
Managed all student financial aid lenders distribution and verify student grade level to verify aggregate loan eligibility.
HD Supply (Robert Half Finance and Accounting)January 2008 to January 2009Fixed Asset Accountant Orlando, FL
Worked very closely with the Regional Accounting Manager with the month end closing.
Reconciled a financial statement and general ledger.
Audited Fixed Asset Inventory for 128 locations.
Updated the Fixed assets transfers and disposal list.
Analyzed the Fixed Asset variance.
Audit travel and purchasing credit card transactions.
Update and revamp the fixed asset policies and procedures after reviewed by internal reviews and business processes.
Prepared month end journal entries.
Assisted with internal audits at month end.
Disney Worldwide ServicesJuly 2007 to January 2008Fixed Asset Accountant Celebration, FL
Managed and process 66 radio and television networks fixed assets.
Capitalized over 20 million in fixed assets on a monthly basis.
Maintained fixed asset records for internal and external audits purposes.
Prepared and research all fixed asset equipment with supporting documentation before capitalization.
Prepared depreciation reports for tax purposes.
Reviewed accounts payable vouchers and vendor invoices for proper capitalization.
Compiled monthly updates for fixed asset additions and dispositions for all radio and television networks.
Calculated monthly depreciation expense and gains or losses on asset dispositions.
Prepared monthly journal entries.
Leavitt Management GroupOctober 2006 to December 2007Senior Accountant Orlando, FL
Worked independently while providing full accounting support using GAAP for 25 offices locations.
Initiated the ACH payment system to reduce wire transfer fees.
Reconciled bank records for 25 offices of Hair Restoration and analyze bank fees to determine accuracy of charges.
Worked closely with the Assistant Controller to prepare month end by recording journal entries, commission calculations and running all financial reports.
Prepared journal entries for all bank fees, pretty cash, credit card fees, and payroll processing fees.
Prepared asset, liability, and capital account entries.
Performed cash & credit card reconciliations.
Reconciled monthly inventory of purchases.
Analyzed accounts receivable accounts.
Verified and communicated with officials about financial discrepancy.
Reconciled the cost of goods sold.
Reconciled salaries and bonuses account.
Marriott Frenchman's Reef HotelAugust 2000 to June 2006Staff Accountant St. Thomas, VI
Maintained and managed the accounts payable and accounts receivable ledgers.
Received and reviewed purchase orders, check requests, and/or other related documentation for completeness and procedures.
Analyzed all the accounts statements and other discrepancies regarding payment of account.
Monitored aging of account receivable, collection of invoices; reconciled aging to the general ledger accounts on a monthly basis.
Responded to inquires, researched and resolved problems related to credit cards.
Monitored and recorded company expenses on a timely basis.
Balanced all credit cards settlement and financial statement on a daily basis to ensure proper month end cut-off.
Audited and post invoice to be paid from the vendor.
Reconciled all expense account and purchase orders.
Posted invoices and pay them on a monthly basis.
Kaplan University2011Masters of Business Administration: FinanceOrlando, Florida
University of the Virgin Island2006Bachelor of Art: AccountingSt. Thomas, VI
University of the Virgin Island2006Bachelor of Art: Computer Information SystemSt. Thomas, VI