Accounting Professional with 25+ years of experience with a strong work ethic and resources to deliver excellence in meeting companies objectives Highly motivated - thrives in high pressure environments Excellent financial reporting, budget forecasting , management and team-building skills Continually improve processes to achieve better results Highlights Proven ability to deliver outstanding performance, improve efficiency, resolve conflict and exceed agency targets.
Staff Accountant September 2014 to July 2015Volunteers of America － New Orleans, Louisiana
Tracked, analyzed, and reported grant funded programs fiscal status using Sage Fund Accounting (MIP) Worked with management at the project level to ensure expense levels are achieved Ensured quality outcomes are achieved; Ensured policies and procedures are in place to facilitate effective and efficient financial planning, funds management and reporting Prepared monthly reports for management; maintained and reconciled subsidiary ledgers, journals, schedules and registers Assisted Vice President of Finance and Administration with cash management effectiveness and related banking procedures Communicated with Executive Management, Program Directors, and program staff concerning their accounting entries and program budget items Prepared documents and financial records for audits and provides information to auditors as requested Maintained confidentiality of financial and payroll data Performed related duties as assigned.
October 2006 to May 2014Comptroller Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation － New Orleans, Louisiana
Monitored financial plans and policies, accounting practices and conduct of its relationship with lending institutions, funders and financial community Maintained all facets of the accounting cycle - financial statements, general ledger, bank reconciliations, journal entries and budgetary controls.
Successfully developed and managed grant fund budgets as large as $2,000,000 using Sage Fund Accounting (MIP).
Grant funds activities Include budgeting, monitoring, coding, and financial reporting) Worked to implement a number of new processes and systems in order to streamline all financial functions increasing efficiency by 10%; implemented all necessary internal controls to improve on accuracy and timing of monthly financial information.
Monitored payroll process - Assisted with bi-weekly payroll activities, ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time.
Prepared monthly and annual expense forecasts, including any necessary recommended action required to manage cost and achieve budget Analyzed, researched and addressed non-routine, complex and unexpected variances Assisted Executive Director with production of monthly financial and management reports and board packages Facilitated successful internal and external audits through sound and thorough documentation.
Loan Documentation Specialist January 2006 to October 2006Whitney Bank － New Orleans, Louisiana
Audited commercial loan applications for accuracy and completeness ensuring that the final documents are ready for booking.
Verified that applications met credit policies and would not result in either a moderate or material risk to the bank.
Succeeded in significantly reducing risk to the bank by discovering errors before files were booked (Scrutinize coding of loans for correct loan type, purpose codes, collateral codes and financial codes).
Accountant September 1975 to November 2005Medical Center of Louisiana － New Orleans, Louisiana
Progressed through increasingly responsible positions from Computer System Liaison Officer to Accountant 3 Developed, implemented and monitored policies and procedures for operational functions.
Provide technical assistance to system users by providing needed training in resolving system problems Supervised Patient Billing and Receivables Department comprised of 35 employees (Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial insurance, Legal) Yearly budgets of $200,000,000 plus were met.
Ensured that all accounts are current with billing and cash postings.
Analyzed Patient Accounting functions to ensure smooth flow of information between Billing, Accounts Receivables and General Ledger.
Trained, developed and appraised staff in order to maintain a high level of work efficiency, competency and flexibility.
Empowered and promoted the proper level of responsibility and authority for others to learn, grow into new responsibilities and make the proper decisions to obtain the overall company's objectives.
Supervised Contract Management department (Professional Services and Equipment Contracts) Supervised, reviewed and coordinated the preparation of monthly consolidated financial reports Monitored internal controls over Accounts Receivables and Cash Receipts functions ensuring that all policies and procedures are adhered to.
Provided guidance to Patient Accounting, General Ledger and Cash Management departments in reconciling accounts not in balance Assisted Legislative and Internal Auditors in resolving reconciliation issues Interviewed potential employees to fill vacant positions.
BS degree : Accounting ManagementUniversity of New OrleansAccounting Management
Vocational Diploma : Business Administration AccountingSpencer Business College University of New OrleansGPA: Received Non Traditional Accounting Student of the year awardBusiness Administration Accounting Received Non Traditional Accounting Student of the year award
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Companies Worked For:
Volunteers of America
Comptroller Central City Economic Opportunity Corporation
Medical Center of Louisiana
University of New Orleans
Spencer Business College University of New Orleans