Accomplished Financial Manager experienced in managing budgets up to $25 billion and overseeing organizations of more than [Number] employees. Efficiently monitors budget execution and projects trends using predictive factors.
Budgeting and finance expertise
Process improvement techniques
Financial monitoring and forecasting
Highly dependable and motivated
Financial Management Analyst, (GS-0501-13), 01/2014 to Current Department of Interior, Office of the Inspector General – Herndon, VA
Work within multiple key areas in the
Financial Management Division and utilize financial expertise to improve
travel, charge card, and budget operations, and reporting to senior management.
Consistently suggest and implement enhancements to financial processes.
Implemented improvements to the database for tracking training, travel, and
miscellaneous obligation. Made improvements to SharePoint page, and
communication to our internal customers by creating and distributing an office
newsletter, Travel & Money Matters, to educate and inform employees and
managers on budget status and travel issues. As a result of my initiative,
helpfulness, and dedication, I've earned 15 cash awards from different offices
within the IG. I was also recognized by the Deputy IG and received the covenant
Monitor execution of funds to ensure offices that are over or under-executing
are aware and plan accordingly. Analyze, prepare, and present budget status
data for monthly senior leadership reports that displays actual training,
travel, and purchase execution and provide guidance for unfunded requirements.
Analyze multiple year financial management execution trends and develop
Load funds into financial system (FBMS) based on CR or enacted PB and
suballocate as requested by senior leadership. Process payroll adjustments and
reallocate funds to prevent RESBA issues and ADA violations.
Successfully rolled-out and implemented the Department's new automated travel
system (CGE) by conducting 10 training sessions for employees.
Analyze a myriad of data in Excel spreadsheets, Crystal Reports, and Tableau,
such as: financial data from travel, financial system, and purchase and travel
card systems. Use Excel and Tableau to insert pivot tables to better categorize
the information and PowerPoint to create attractive briefing presentations for
monthly meetings with directors.
Financial Specialist, (GS-0501-09), 12/2012 to 01/2014 Department of the Army, Logistics Services Washington – Fort Belvoir, VA
Served as Lead Defense Travel Administrator
for all Centrally Billed Travel Accounts (CBAs) for HQ Department of the Army
(HQDA) and US Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) and serve as
3rd-level hierarchy, CBA Agency Program Manager and Contracting Officer
Technical Representative (COTR) for a Commercial Travel Office contract.
Certifying Officer, responsible for certifying over $50 million in government
travel charges ensuring that all supporting documents are legal, proper and
Monitor to ensured all CBAs are paid correctly and timely thus increasing
Agency rebates and eliminating penalties from the Prompt Payment Act (PPA) .
Certified all payments after completion of reconciliation and follow-up with
the Commercial Travel Office (CTO), DFAS and other government agencies on
issues related to the cards and the travel card program.
Within weeks in new
position, reconciled $332,441 in charged-off travel card accounts, absolving
all debts and charge-offs for HQDA and IMCOM. Found discrepancies in payments
made by DFAS and worked diligently with other offices to come to a solution
resulting in a $147,000 refund to the Army.
Performed a variety of
financial/resource management and admin functions in support of the DOD travel
card program to include: providing agency guidance on payment processes;
ensuring proper establishment of CBAs using various government and contractor
systems; developing internal controls based on guidance in OMB circulars and
vulnerabilities observed; auditing and performing analysis of travel accounts;
verifying correctness of accounting lines, standard document numbers and other
financial data elements on travel orders; generating various travel and CBA
financial reports; coordinate quarterly staff training and provide JFTR and JTR
regulatory guidance to the Commercial Travel Office, Military and Civilian
Travelers, and my team members.
As a Transportation Agent, I performed system administration in several
different Transportation Management Systems, to include: GATES, GOPAX, DPS,
ONBASE and DTS in order to analyze data for Household Goods and Personnel &
Group Movement. Discovered a system problem within DTS that erroneously
overcharged the Army on approximately half of all travels taken and immediately
contacted the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) to investigate and
correct. This error costs the Army an estimated $500 Thousand per month.
Military Pay Supervisor (GS-0501-08), 08/2008 to 09/2012 Department of Defense, DFAS – Fort Lee, VA
Served as supervisor with administrative
and technical responsibilities to include the management of 8-10 technicians
performing work in the In/Out-Processing, Travel Pay and Reserve Pay sections.
Performed internal personnel administration and management tasks keeping
employees informed of policies, procedures and goals of management as they
related to the agency. Used applications in DFAS E-Biz software to certify time
cards and prepare reports for Core Financial and Performance Budgeting.
Conducted and scheduled all training, counseling, performance appraisals and
time and attendance reporting.
As a Subject Matter Expert in matters dealing with Travel and Military Pay,
provided technical guidance to Military Pay Technicians and various levels of
military officials on complex issues such as TDYs, BAH, promotions and
accessions by researching the JFTR, JTR, DoDFMR, AR 600-8-10, AR 601-96, AR
600-8-19 and other regulations. Assist travelers in completing and submitting
travel vouchers (DD1351-2s, DTS, mileage-only and actual expense vouchers).
Manually computed and provided VIPs and Wounded Warriors with an accurate
computation of projected travel pay taking into account all valid receipts,
advance travel or accrual and per diem payments. Utilized and performed system
administration on a host of software and web-based travel programs such as
CEDMS, EDS, ETA, DTS and Win IATS. Reviewed and forwarded necessary supporting
travel documents to include DD1351-2s, DD1610s or travel authorization orders.
Provided informational briefings to IG, DMPO Director and Deputy Director in
reference to travel and pay issues of incoming/outgoing Soldiers. Rewarded for
on-going work analysis and implementing new procedures within the office which
significantly reduced man-hours and increased morale.
Researched and used performance standards to evaluate and monitor operational
performance and training of assigned functional areas. Developed SOPs, training
calendars and monitored on-going training for employees.
analyzed business processes and developed SOPs to prepare for AAA and GAO
audits and ensured compliance with the FIAR and other Financial guidance
provided by DFAS. Also conducted Performance and Financial audits to measure
process effectiveness, improve overall financial management and identify
deficiencies and dependencies impeding auditability, and report on internal
controls over financial reporting and brief DMPO director on findings.
As a DFAS tax team auditor, conduct 100% audit and computation of all pay and
allowances earned ensuring that Soldiers' W2 are correct based on all taxable
and non-taxable pay and allowances earned.
Master of Arts: Human Resource Mgmt, Human Relations, 2004 University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK
Bachelor of Science: Business Management, 1995 Savannah State University - Savannah, GA