SUMMARY/SKILLS 7 years of progressive experience in Financial Management, Accounting, Project Management, Management expertise and excellent interpersonal and communication skills EDUCATION: STRAYER UNIVERSITY, Washington DC Executive Graduate Certificate-Human Resource Management-September 2003 Master of Business Administration-Management (MBA) December 2002 HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Washington DC B.B.A. Accounting December 2000 COMPUTER SKILLS: Oracle, QuickBooks/QuickBooks Pro, Solomon IV, Great Plains, People Soft Financials, Seagate Crystal Reports, FRx for Windows,, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office (Access, Word, Excel) EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Robert Half International, Irvine CA Senior Accountant Consultant- First American Corporation February 2007-Present Assist controller in preparation of financial statements and all SEC reporting, and prepared all consolidated financial reports for the 42 regions. Reviewed work of staff accountant to verify accuracy of journal transactions that were loaded each quarter to prepare financial statements. Responsible for verifying accuracy of financial statements for the Title division in Corporate Work with all Regional Controllers  to prepare correspondence for the Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet with Internal and External auditors [PWC] Consolidate all county and state financials to validate the entries for the regional to submit to corporate accounting for verification Reconcile Corporate financial statement segment report.
Senior Accounting Consultant –Tai Pedro and Associates, Silver Spring, MD November 2005-August 2006 Assisted in general ledger close including foreign currency translation of foreign subsidiaries. Monitored cash and accounts receivables for the Project USAID contract Trained all new employees to administer the accounts payable and order entry functions Responsible for project start up, project implementation, and project training. Performed project audits and provided annual, quarterly as well mid year reports for project managers Developed spreadsheets to track all partial payments for multi-million dollar deals between importers and suppliers Prepare and provide all financial progress reports and project management reports.
Accounting Manager-Emerging Markets-Bearing Point, Inc. , Virginia June 2004 – November 2005 Managed a team of four project officers in Nairobi, Kenya for the USAID East and Central Africa Trade Hub Project Responsible for all accounting aspects of the contract office Responsible for contract management and financial management to enable component leaders the capabilities to manage the financial component of each sector they dealt with. Developed and maintained the financial budgets for all technical leaders. s. Designed the local office accounting manual for more efficient project management, and to ensure workforce development activities aimed at increasing performance and productivity. Reviews all submissions from the project accountants for accuracy Created and reviewed all invoices and monthly billings for USAID and other subcontractors in the program Responsible for developing costs proposals to be submitted to funding agencies and private companies. Responsible for monitoring compliance of all established financial policies and procedures and compliance of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Provided training and serves as resource for field managers and accountants in the area of field accounting management, reporting and compliance. Maintained manual financial tracking systems for imprest (local country) oversight and management as well as forecasting Maintained practice-wide cash flow monitoring and pipeline projection every month
Independent Consulting, Washington, DC February 2003 – June 2004 Project Accounting, Financial Management, Budgeting, Grants, General Accounting
District of Columbia Public Schools Established new indexes for Grants/Capital Projects codes to ensure that grants are consistently referenced in the project cost centers Supported all operating budget preparation activities Monitored, reviewed, analyzed, and formulated large account retail revenues; conducted monthly team meetings to coordinated billing activities; Assisted staff in improving budget coding, and reduce revenue-coding errors. Assisted senior budget analyst in the development, execution and monitoring of the short and long-term work plan for the CFO’s direct reporting units Assisted in the administration of operations and budgets for the Department; and evaluates the progress of the unit towards meeting goals and makes adjustments in objectives, work plans, schedules, and commitments of resources. Utilized personal computer and maintains working knowledge of applicable software programs (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets; e-mail, etc). Supported clients’ accounting departments by collecting, reconciling, summarizing information, and entering data Monitored accounts receivable collections from individuals and institutions; reconcile customer accounts, book revenues and fees Maintained journal entries by entering and editing data. Prepared finance accounting work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting documents and related information Maintained subsidiary accounts by reconciling balances and preparing journal entries. Ensures account accuracy by reconciling transactions, investigating and resolving discrepancies, and following policies and procedures. Reconciled general ledger accounts to their related subsidiary ledgers and adjust the general ledger accordingly.
DC Water and Sewer Authority Enforced and ensure routine and timely account reconciliation. Coordinated improvements in the project billing area to ensure timely and accurate billing to customer and timely closeouts of completed jobs. Reconciled over $400,000 misappropriated activity fees and charges bringing the account up to date. Created through Excel, detailed action plan and rollforward schedules for fixed assets, misappropriated activity charges and reconciled fleet and inventory for DC Water and Sewer Authority
Senior Accountant-ACICS, Washington DC December 2000 –February 2003
Designed an accounts receivable template via Microsoft Excel to simultaneously monitor cash inflow from vendor schools and to check the general ledger for errors. Managed the financial aspect of all NACUBO workshops, which included, apportioning the funds to the right revenue accounts. Processed all cash receipts from the lock box, direct receipts, and internal and web credit card orders for registrations, publication sales, advertising services, and other revenue generating sources. Participated in the monthly and year-end closing of accounting records (Accounts Receivables). Prepared various reconciliation schedules and created various financial reports on Excel when needed. Prepare various special agency reports Trained over 15 employees in using AIMS (membership system) and worked with MIS to resolve ABLAZE/AIMS issues Created and maintained general/ledger accounts and product codes in the Membership and Accounting Systems. Responsible for timely accounts receivable turnover through constant review of collection procedures within the different departments. Ensured timely collection notices to clients thus keeping abreast of all invoices that are outstanding Reviewed and processed all adjustments in the AIMS system and electronically transferred all transactions from AIMS to the Solomon system monthly. Assisted in continue improvement of various accounting-processing areas.
Volunteer. MNIA Feed the Homeless 2005- Present Volunteer [Accounting/Productions] –Cladiya Entertainment Films Miss Black World – Nigeria 1996