Seasoned full-time management professional with expertise involving risk evaluation related to the granting of loans or insurance for housing development projects, as well as a systematic preparation, review, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of sub-recipient data, budgets, grants, loans, or other financial data.
Leadership and supervisory
Creative problem solving
01/2014 to Current
Grants Management AccountantHRD － Detroit, MI
Managed Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Community Development Block (CDBG) grants through excellent work performance.
Monitored and supervised sub-recipient disbursement process utilizing Oracle Financials and Microsoft Office applications and ensuring compliance with GASB and GAAP regulations.
Prepared financial reports for year-end reporting and auditing compliance.
Addressed and resolved project manager concerns regarding pending invoices, funds drawdowns, and check disbursements.
Spearheaded account reconciliation tasks and year-end audit procedures.
Facilitated meetings with department and agency representatives.
Set up Contract Purchase Order (CPO) and Standard Purchase Order (SPO) documents in DRMS application and generated contract history reports.
Performed duties related to audits, project management, contract reprogramming, and budget.
Assisted in contract negotiation process during submission and rating of proposals.
Managed and monitored client contracts for fiscal and audit compliance.
Processed reimbursement of expenditures invoices and participant payments vouchers.
Addressed third party payment issues and recommended solutions.
Trained staff in department functions and evaluated performance using performance planning and development tools.
01/2012 to 01/2014
Management AccountantCapital － Detroit, MI
Collected capital asset data and processed capital assets projects documentation.
Generated financial reports using Oracle and Microsoft Office.
Compiled, summarized, and analyzed supporting documentations.
Managed capital assets program and produced management reports for decision making.
Conducted interviews and discussions with department personnel to gather data.
Fiscal Monitor (Grants Management), Detroit Workforce Development Department (DWDD), City of.
01/2006 to 01/2012
Detroit － Detroit, MI
Managed $1.6 million state-funded grants and monitored grant delivery performance.
Reviewed policies, procedures, and guidelines and created summary reports to management.
Addressed participant payment issues and recommended solutions.
Conducted meetings with grants sub-recipients and other agency officials.
Performed rating and scoring of request for proposals (RFP).
Engaged in audit related tasks to comply with state mandated audit rules, guidelines, and regulations.
Assigned work according to priorities and offered advice to senior management on critical issues.
Evaluated grants sub-recipients’ performance by document review and benchmark assessment using assessment and evaluation tools and techniques.
Performed tasks such as reviewing, analyzing and approving cash flow forecasts.
01/1995 to 01/2006
Principal AccountantDetroit, MI
Processed debt payments and developed debt schedules for year-end procedures.
Prepared and updated bond official statements and schedules.
Coordinated service improvement process (SIP) for employee performance evaluation.
Performed reconciliation of accounts and entered journal entries into the accounting system.
Updated debt issuance schedules and standard operating procedures (SOP).
Developed debt service programs and interfaced with computer applications.
Performed reconciliation tasks and entered journal entries into an accounting system.
Coordinated service improvement process for performance evaluation.
Managed wire section activities and financial reporting tasks.
Reduced reimbursement processing time by 50% compared to previous fiscal year by creating a tracking tool to manage expenditure reimbursements to sub-recipients.
Masterminded several key report templates that are used as standard utilizing advanced technical knowledge and skills.
Eliminated inefficiency and waste through paper trail reduction, time management, and coaching.
Revised standard operating procedures (SOP) and resulted in lesser complaints from clients.
Masters: Educational LeadershipWestern Michigan University － Kalamazoo, MIEducational Leadership
Masters: Commerce (Accounting)University of KeralaIndiaCommerce (Accounting)
Bachelor of Arts: Commerce (Accounting)University of CalicutIndiaCommerce (Accounting)
account reconciliation, accounting system, agency, auditing, budget, cash flow, coaching, computer applications, conflict resolution, contracts, contract negotiation, client, clients, customer service, data analysis, decision making, delivery, documentation, ERP, Enterprise Resource Planning, senior management, financial reports, financial reporting, focus, funds, Grants, meetings, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office applications, Oracle, Oracle Financials, personnel, policies, Process Improvement, program evaluation, project management, proposals, quality assurance, reporting, RFP, Six Sigma, SOP, strategy development, time management, year-end