Financial management services professional successful at supporting federal agencies, small businesses and private entities with improved operations, financial management, financial systems implementation, audit readiness and compliance. Areas of expertise include compliance with OMB A-123, internal audit, audit remediation, business process improvement, financial reporting, budget execution and accounting, financial system implementation governance and data migration, and risk management.
Company NameInternal Controls Team Lead09/2010 to Current
Developed and implemented a Department-wide internal control assessment strategy to steer DHS with obtaining an audit opinion over its internal controls over financial reporting and IT systems and improving business operations.
Successfully implemented an enterprise-wide risk management approach to oversee key department-wide objectives related to audit readiness both financial and internal controls, compliance, budget execution, and financial reporting.
Reduced material weaknesses and the severity of control deficiencies impeding audit readiness and compliance earned the Department its first full scope financial statement audit opinion.
Serves as a Project Team Lead responsible for directing, implementing, and overseeing Department-wide internal controls assessments, corrective actions, and other related data to support the DHS Secretary's annual assurance statement in compliance with Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) and the DHS Financial Accountability Act that requires DHS to report on its.
Company NameManager04/2007 to 09/2010
Served as Project Manager at various Department of Defense (DoD) agencies including the Department of the Navy, Defense Security Service, Office of the Comptroller, and the Intelligence agencies leading enterprise-wide efforts to develop and execute comprehensive financial management transformation and auditability strategies to progress DoD towards compliance with OMB A-123, the CFO Act of 1990, the FMFIA, and the DoD Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Plan (FIAR).
I have co-led the development of strategic documents including a Financial Improvement and Communication Plans that established governance structures to facilitate change management.
I executed and directed the business process improvement and policy development for each of the end-to-end enterprise-wide business cycles.
This effort includes the development of business process narratives and flow charts for each business cycle according to the DoD's enterprise-wide business architecture.
I supervised a team of accountan.
Company NameSenior Consultant01/2006 to 04/2007
Led a team of staff accountants in performing extensive research and resolution of high dollar amounts of abnormal balance ledger accounts that materially affected the financial statements.
Identified the root causes of abnormal general ledger account balances, developed methodologies to mitigate the identified internal control weaknesses, and worked closely with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Financial Management personnel to implement solutions.
Developed more effective abnormal balance trend analyses presentations tracking the dollar amounts and root causes for ICE and the other Department of Homeland Security service Components of ICE.
Played a key role in reducing the abnormal general ledger account balances from approximate total of $6.9 billion to less than $1 billion total during fiscal year 2006.
Identified and executed alternative and/or recommended business processes, as well as related costs and benefits, to resolve abnormal balances that led to.
Company NameCity, StateConsultant03/2005 to 01/2006
As part of the Department of Defense's and Department of the Navy's goal to receive a clean financial statement and financial system audit opinion, I performed risk analysis and assessment of internal controls over financial management, and prepared financial statements that included the Balance Sheet and the Statement of Budgetary Resources.
I demonstrated the ability to analyze transaction level detail to evaluate data integrity and USSGL compliance.
Researched large amounts of complex data in multiple financial management systems and performed crosswalks of the subsidiary ledgers and general ledgers to compile the aforementioned financial statements.
Developed and presented comprehensive analysis and recommendations to Navy financial management personnel to address potential material weaknesses and mitigate risk of misstatements.
Conducted interviews, walk throughs, and observations to document current business processes to identify process gaps and internal contro.
Company NameCity, StateSenior Consultant10/2003 to 02/2005
Supported the Department of Agriculture - Food Safety and InspectionService by Performing complex reconciliations, analyses, and reviews of financial data, including but not limited to the trial balance, U.S.
General Ledger accounts, appropriateness of funds, Treasury symbols, Resources and Status of Funds, abnormal account balances, and canceling budget fiscal year transactions.
Provided assistance with line item variances and with the compilation of the five comparative financial statements, footnotes, and supplemental information that describe all financial activities and required quarterly or annual U.S.
Treasury report, including FACT I and FACTS II.
Performed analyses that included identifying and accounting for transactions with federal trading partners that required to be eliminated from the consolidated financial statements, identifying and resolving vendor codes issues, and develop process improvements related to elimination entries including reviewing the data entry, reconciliation, and reportin.
Company NameCity, StateSenior Auditor/Accountant07/2001 to 10/2003
Supported the Department of Transportation by researching and resolving charge back payments that exceeded inter - agency reimbursable agreements.
Performed a detailed transaction level reconciliation of the data migration between the legacy and new financial management systems reconciling the variances that exist between accounts receivable and accounts payable in regard to the reimbursable invoice process.
Performed business process evaluation of data flow and integrity to identify areas of weaknesses and provided recommendations for business process reengineering and improvements.
Executed financial statement audits over accounts payable, claims for worker's compensation, and financial reporting.
I was able to develop root cause findings in an effort to develop recommendations.
I frequently coordinated with management personnel to implement recommendations that included the development of policies and procedures, and data cleansing associate with system and data integ.
Bachelors of Science:Accounting2001Delaware State University, City, State
Certified Government Financial Manager
Certified Internal Audit in Progress
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