Seasoned Financial and Accounting Professional with 17+ years work experience.
Highly skilled in all facets of general accounting
Proficient in extracting financial data from various reporting platforms.
Areas of Expertise
Experienced in revenue and expense month end reconciliation and financial reporting.
Knowledgeable in budget preparation, forecasting and variance analysis.
Experienced in all aspects of payroll processes and tax reporting requirements.
Knowledge of GAAP guidelines
Knowledge of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software
Instrumental in the successful transition and implementation of new Oracle ERP based software.
Developed new financial reporting methods resulting in timely reimbursement of $18.0 million of federal and state grants line of credit transactions.
Coordinated with planning staff in eliminating project process redundancies increasing cost effectiveness by 100%.
05/2017 - CurrentFinancial Analyst SupervisorWaukegan Housing Authority | Waukegan, IL
Responsible for financial administration of $6.5 M of PHA's Housing Choice Voucher Program through various accounting functions including bank reconciliation, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.
Preparation of schedules that support financial and compliance reports with US Department of HUD.
Performs complex analysis of Housing Assistance Payments against Federal Grants.
Developed procedures for streamlining the financial accounting process.
01/2000 - 05/2017Principal AccountantCounty of Lake | Libertyville, IL
Handled overall financial operations of Lake County's Community Development Division including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and procurement processes.
Facilitated reimbursement of grant awards and expenditures from federal and state revenue sources.
Consolidated monthly to yearly forecasts and analyzes variances to ensure accuracy of financial data for yearly budget presentation to OMB.
Maintained accounts reconciliation across numerous revenue funds and cost centers including personnel billability, project financials to ensure accurate spending limits.
Work closely with independent auditors by gathering data and provide backup documentation in compliance with all government regulations.
Developed, coordinated and cultivated relationships with identified federal and social service partner agencies by providing technical support to their financial operations and ensure conformity with funding guidelines.
Assisted in the development and streamlined the accounting processes within the county's new Oracle based software.
Accounting Technician IIState of Illinois, Cooperative Computer Center | Elmhurst, IL
In charge of payroll preparation and tax reports of State Universities.
Assisted Budget Manager in annual budget preparation and special projects.
Prepared work papers for auditors during annual audit
Provide management with financial status reports of the organization
North Park University | | Grayslake, IL, USACoursework in Non Profit Management
Bachelor of Science: Business AdministrationMaryknoll College | | Quezon City, PhilippinesEmphasis in Accounting and Finance