GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTANT / FIXED ASSET COORDINATOR
Working knowledge of the following: ➢ Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures ➢ State and Federal laws, Texas State Board of Education Rules, and local District policies as related to Public Education ➢ TEA Financial Accountability System Resource Guide ➢ School District Purchasing and Procurement procedures ➢ Microsoft Spreadsheet and Word Processing applications
Effective communication with: ➢ Grant Managers, Director of Accounting, Accounts Payable Department, Payroll Department, Budget Department and other personnel. ➢ External auditors during preparation process of the annual audit. ➢ Federal, state, and other grant agencies during the term of the grant
Strong analytical, organizational, communicational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work without constant supervision
General Ledger Accountant / Fixed Asset Coordinator01/2008 to CurrentHumble Independent School District (HISD)Humble, TX
Audit various District campus and department operations and programs to ensure accountability standards are in compliance with laws, regulations, and policies. Plan, perform and review audits based on a designed audit program. Types of Audits performed were:
Construction projects Assisted with Fraud Referrals
Helped with writing questions
Abetted with capturing the response of the examinee
Ran reports Review work done by Internal Audit Specialist
Audit reports written Administer timely and accurate preparation, processing, recording, reconciliation, and reporting of federal, state and other grant financial information for the District and in accordance with District policy, Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures, and state and federal laws and regulations. Major Responsibilities and Duties: Accounting and Financial Reporting
Maintain complete and systematic records of the Districts special revenue financial transactions.
Assist Grant Managers by reviewing and/or by preparing budgets and budget amendments for applicable special revenues that have applications, spending restrictions/guidelines, time constraints and reporting requirements as defined by the Budget Director and Director of Accounting.
Examine special revenue fund expenditures for compliance with applicable guidelines and district policy.
Review budgeted positions for compliance with the position control accountant to ensure all positions have numbers, and are in compliance with application funding and account coding.
Review Supplemental pay request for appropriateness and budgetary issues.
Assist in the proper coding and timely request of all applicable special revenue fund advancements/reimbursements.
Prepare journal vouchers as needed for coding corrections.
Review the general ledger for all applicable special revenue funds at least monthly for accuracy. Review for negative budget variances monthly. Establish cutoff procedures for yearend closing.
Monitor the spending guidelines for each grant and ensure compliance with applications and policies.
Prepare and submit financial reports to grantor agencies on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis as required.
Maintain a working knowledge of all changes on the TEA website that affect special revenues. Review the website at least weekly for correspondence and postings.
Prepare materials for the Financial Services Quarterly training meetings and present training materials to the office professionals in order to facilitate continuous improvement regarding fiscal management and use of District's financial system.
Assist the Financial Systems Analyst with the integration of interfaces with the Districts financial system as it relates to the general ledger account structure.
Work with Financial Systems Analyst to test and improve any enhancements or patches to the District's financial system as it relates to special revenues and general ledger modules.
Work with Financial Systems Analyst to recommend enhancements for the District's financial system that would lead to more efficient and effective processes.
Prepare grant audit schedules and assist in the preparation of the Annual Financial Compliance report and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Prepare and maintain the monthly financial reports for the Board Meeting.
Responsible for total accountability and management of all District fixed assets.
Prepare year end fixed asset schedule for inclusion in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
Developed and maintained inventory system
Responsible of accurate inventory of all District fixed assets.
Assist independent auditors in annual financial audit of fixed assets.
Train personnel at all District locations to follow processes and maintain accurate site inventory of fixed assets.
Perform monthly analysis of proper acquisition, transfer, and disposal of all District fixed assets.
Single point contact for District departments requesting acquisition of fixed assets.
Coordinate with all District facilities and departments to ensure timely receipt, identification, and recording of fixed assets. Close coordination with Purchasing and Warehouse management.
Responsible for ensuring fixed asset compliant closure and recording of Bond funded projects.
Reconcile records per the financial accounting system to the fixed asset system.
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Certificate: Business LawUniversity of HoustonCertificate of Accountancy Program at University of Houston (currently working on for CPA) Becker Review course (Auditing, Financial, Business Law)
BA: AccountingUniversity of HoustonHouston, Texas, USBA, Accounting, University of Houston, Texas TASBO Munis Training financial accounting system TEA Conference for No Child Left Behind Grant Bookkeeper Training for compliance of finance policies and procedures
CPA Studying for the Certified Fraud Examiners Certification