Proactive and results oriented with broad experience in all aspects of accounting and financial management, to include budgeting experience; Well-disciplined team player with proven ability to manage multiple assignments, streamline existing operations, and effectively communicate direction. Proven leadership skills with the ability to plan, organize, and direct departmental work plans and special projects.
Demonstrated effective leadership and strategic planning during the implementation of Revision 7 to Article V. This was a major state constitution reform of court funding.
Spearheaded the implementation of technology to improve physical inventory processes for the State Courts System (Value of assets $82M).
Created web-based training on the agency's Intranet on the creation of ad hoc reports from the statewide accounting system.
Improved efficiency and accountability of cash management by implementing the use of technology to deposit checks daily.
Streamlined records retention by implementing electronic data storage of financial documents within the State Courts System.
Developed and distributed the first travel brochure which outlined travel guidelines for State Courts.
Streamlined the recording of leave liability by leading a technology team that created a program to automate the process.
Recipient of 2006 Office of State Courts Administrator Award of Excellence.
01/2013 to Current
Senior Management Analyst IIFlorida Department of Corrections － Tallahassee, Florida
Manage budget for two program areas within the Department. Annual budget is approximately $290 million.
Analyze trends affecting budget needs.
Work closely with Division Directors to facilitate long term planning.
Prepare special budget reports, interpret budget directives, conduct comparative analysis, and analyze expenditures.
Prepare budget amendments, payroll projections, and detailed budget tables and spreadsheets.
LRPP, LBR preparation (including Schedule Is), and monthly management reports.
01/2009 to 01/2013
Assistant Bureau ChiefFlorida Department of Corrections － Tallahassee, Florida
Assisted in planning, directing, and coordinating the department's work plan.
Direct supervision included six section managers overseeing various functions within the department: General Accounting, Revenue-Grants, Financial Reporting-Fixed Capital Outlay, Financial Systems, Inmate Banking, and Court Ordered Payments (Restitution).
Exercised general direction and supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff through subordinate levels of supervision. Staff of 85.
Conducted a variety of departmental organizational and operational studies and investigations; recommend modifications to programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.
Prepared various budget and financial reports (e.g.debt collection, revenue reports and Schedule Is)
ACCOMPLISHMENTS Developed the first Revenue Manual for the department (information regarding sources, authority and amounts received within the department).
Streamlined the efficiency of the debt collection process and reporting by spearheading the implementation of technology to collect and transfer data.
01/2003 to 01/2009
Finance and Accounting ManagerFlorida State Courts － Tallahassee, Florida
Directed the recording, maintenance, and reporting of revenue and expenditures for the Florida State Courts System, serving the Supreme Court, 20 Circuit Trial Courts, and 5 District Courts.
Areas of responsibility included: accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing card payments, contracts, revenue, cash management, travel reimbursements, fixed assets, physical inventory, reconciliation, financial reporting, maintenance of the statewide accounting system, payroll and warrant distribution, and fiscal year-end closing.
Prepared legislative budget reports, reports for budget commission meetings, statistical reports, and year-end financial statements Streamlined and devised work processes for continuous improvement.
Oversight of training for court personnel regarding travel rules and regulations, annual inventory, and how to read financial reports from the statewide accounting system.
Preformed personnel related duties such as hiring, removal, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations and training.
Directly/Indirectly supervised professional and clerical staff of 20.
01/2002 to 01/2003
Professional Accountant SpecialistFlorida Department of Financial Services － Tallahassee, Florida