senior project accountant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Highly skilled, confident and detail-oriented Senior contract Accountant with 18 plus years of experience in the non-profit industry. Extensive knowledge of contract accounting. Eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Successful at managing multiple projects and consistently meeting deadlines under pressure. Proficient in supplying quick responses to contract inquiries from external program analyst and management. Seeking a challenging accounting position; One which will make best use of my extensive experience, furthering my development and conducive to my learning and growth. Strengths include analyzing budgets, contracts and expense reporting. Demonstrate the capacity to provide support for the financial accounting team and management.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • OASIS Payroll system
  • Timberline
  • HHS Accelerator
  • Budgeting
  • Fiscal budgeting knowledge
  • Strong communication skills
  • Account reconciliation
  • Data entry
  • Audit coordination
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Closing processes
  • Administrative support
  • Invoice preparation
  • Ability to multi-task and work without supervision
Work History
06/2001 to Current Senior Project Accountant Hines | Tempe, AZ,
  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of contract revenue, receivables, and expenses to general ledger
  • Resolve discrepancies, record and reconcile all monthly bank accounts and credit card transactions for multiple entities while under tight deadline
  • Responsible for development of fiscal contract budgets and updated forecast throughout fiscal
  • Record bi-weekly payroll entries and related transactions from OASIS payroll system
  • Responsible for recording payroll accruals, monthly allocations, and interest payment Journal entries
  • Preparation of monthly government funded contracts -DHS, HRA Scattersite, Department Of Health, Mental Hygiene and SHP monthly
  • Serve as primary contact for contracts with DHS, HRA, DOHMH, and HUD
  • Preparation and submission of all fiscal closeout contract invoices, budget modifications, and supplemental invoices
  • Responsible for creating policies and procedures for petty cash disbursements, cash advances, and company credit card usage
  • Coordinate with account payable assistant to ensure transactions are recorded on time to maximize contract preparation efficiency and deadlines are
  • Overseer and responsible for over $5 million-plus in contract revenue
  • Monitor department progress to ensure deadlines are met
  • Prepare general ledger entries to subsidiary ledgers to ensure accuracy and compliance with established policies, procedures and funding contract agreements
  • Assisted CFO in design, implementation, and maintenance of internal controls for property management database
  • Responsible for uploading all city-funded contract invoices via HHA accelerator
  • Heavy interaction with all government agencies program analyst and Directors
  • Respond to staff, auditors and program analyst inquiries in a knowledgeable and professional manner
  • Responsible for providing supporting documents for desk audit on all contracts
  • Ensure compliance according to government contract guidelines and proper controls are in place
  • Tracked all spending against approved
  • Saved agency $50k by ensuring billing only captured allowable cost
  • Assisted Executive Director with applying for $250K in additional funding from DOHMH
  • Perform other accounting duties as requested by Executive Director and CFO
11/1999 to 06/2001 Consultant for Treasury Operations Five Star Quality Care, Inc. | Jefferson City, MO,
  • Reconciled four multi-million dollar bank accounts to company cashbook
  • Researched and investigated discrepancies between company and client accounts
  • Reconciled annuity and non-annuity accounts
  • Implemented tracking schedule that highlighted all recurring discrepancies between bank and client
  • Heavy interaction with internal auditors on quarterly basis to justify discrepancies with banks versus client accounts
  • Interact with internal staff to resolve outstanding issues on monthly basis
  • Produced various cash and aging reports for management
06/1989 to 06/1999 Accounting/Financial Specialist JP Morgan Investment Management Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for all general ledger entries, involving receivables, payable cash receipts, disbursements, accruals, reclassification's, and allocations
  • Payroll liaison between Domestic and Foreign subsidiaries, ensuring that all payroll accounts and taxes were accurately charged and paid
  • Assisted the Cash Management Department with investing the company's excess cash with a minimum investment requirement of $1 million
  • Prepared Cash Flow projection schedules to support the Controller in determining whether to borrow cash or invest the surplus
  • Assisted Vice President of Asset Management Services with updating all clients' assets under management reports for the Shareholders Committee
  • Involved in a six-month project, consisting of documenting procedures and job responsibilities for positions that migrated to the Delaware office
  • Analyzed and prepared monthly actual versus plan expense analysis to ensure that all operational and revenue generated departments are operating within their annual projected budget
  • Prepared monthly Demand notes schedules, which involved the purchases and sells of commercial paper securities for Management
06/1987 to 06/1989 Accounting Assistant JP Morgan Investment Management Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Analyzed and resolved all Inter-Entity differences with a thousand dollar threshold
  • Reconciled monthly bank statements to the general ledger and check register
  • Maintained accounts receivable for more than twenty offices
  • Updated and reconciled fixed assets sub-ledger to the subsidiary ledger
  • Trained administrative assistants with the preparation of invoices/travel and entertainment statements
  • Assisted staff with creating root cause analysis, which resulted in saving the firm over $5 million in expenses
Expected in 06/1995 to to Bachelor of Arts | Finance Bernard M. Baruch College, New York, NY, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Bernard M. Baruch College

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Project Accountant
  • Consultant for Treasury Operations
  • Accounting/Financial Specialist
  • Accounting Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts

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