SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
A result-oriented accounting and financial professional with •••••+ years of experience in accounting, analysis and financial planning; 6+ years of procurement; and 4+ years of Financial Software implementations. Proven ability to improve and maximize accounting and finance functions through procedural efficiencies. An experienced self-starter, team player and problem-solver to accomplish company goals. An innovator with creative skills and experiences to direct team members toward achieving company objectives.
Professional expertise includes:
Financial Analysis & Reporting
Budgeting & Forecasting
Procurement and Inventory Control
Financial Software Systems
Hirschmann Electronics, Inc., A Belden Company, Chambersburg, PA
Senior Accountant, ••••• •••••
Reduced month-end closing from 8 days to 2 days by implementing efficiencies in accounting and operational procedures.
Planned, observed, and test physical inventory count: variances decreased by •••••% through monthly review of cycle counts and follow up on variances greater than 5%, adjust procedures when necessary to ensure efficiency
Consultant (Management Recruiters of Frederick, MD), ••••• •••••
Resolved implementation issues in Macola Financial Software to ensure reliability of accounting standards: analyzed what general ledger transactions were created from entering orders, purchase order receivers, accounts payable vouchers, and cash receipts, corrected errors in system defaults.
Assisted in merger of two corporations: analyzed reporting needs and how to best fulfill those needs; developed a plan to migrate data into one system, create and modify reports, and set system defaults to accounting standards.
Scorpion Systems Inc., A Columbus IT Partner, Frederick, MD
Implementation Consultant, ••••• ••••••••••
Obtained Certification in Axapta Financials, AbraSuite Payroll and Human Resources
Comsat General, A Subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Bethesda, MD
Senior Accountant, ••••• ••••• •••••
Resolved $•••••,•••••+ Intercompany account discrepancy with other divisions by reviewing transactions and comparing reports from other divisions and identifying differences; addressed differences with other divisions to resolve errors.
Hughes Network Systems, Gaithersburg, MD••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• •••••
Senior Buyer/Contractor (TechUSA, Rockville, MD), ••••• •••••
BIT/CIBERs PeopleSoft Practice, Denver, CO••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• ••••• •••••
Lead Consultant for the Implementation of Peoplesoft Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and Asset Management modules: set up system security, trained staff in efficiency of business processes; resolved functional and technical issues; trained end-user in formal setting; implementations were completed on a timely basis and within budget.
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC
Procurement Strategic Analyst, ••••• •••••
Lead in PeopleSoft implementation for Purchasing and Accounts Payable modules: liaison between functional and technical groups during PeopleSoft Implementation; communicated to vendors the required changes brought about by PeopleSoft implementation
Adventist Home Health Services, Silver Spring, MD
Materials Manager, ••••• •••••
Negotiated a •••••% reduction in medical supply costs by negotiating with national manufacturers and wholesale vendors to reduce costs and improve timeliness of delivery, developed system of analyzing and tracking medical supply inventory resulting in initial year savings of $•••••,••••• (•••••%)
Critical Care America, Laurel, MD
Staff Accountant/Information Systems Specialist, ••••• •••••
Axapta (Finance Certified)
ABRA Suite (Certified)
Delta Health System
EDUCATION: &#•••••;Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, •••••
Bachelor of Science, Accounting with a Minor in Finance
IMA Professional Learning Center, April ••••• Present
Continued Education, on-line courses provided by the Institute of Management Accountants
Best Software, Reston, VA, August •••••
ABRA Suite Partner Training,
Business Information Technology, Concord, CA ••••• &#•••••;People Tools I and II, SQL/SQR
PeopleSoft, Bethesda, MD, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, and Teaneck, NJ •••••,•••••, •••••
Purchasing, People Tools I, People Tools II, Business Process Design, Query Basics, Query Advanced, People Code &#•••••;
Institute of Management Accountants
Boy Scouts of America Served as Pack Trainer, Pack Committee Chairman, District Training Chairman and served on the Keystone Area Council Training Committee
Knights of Columbus 2 year tenure as Grand Knight for Bishop McNamara Council in which the Council earned the highest award for a Council that can be achieved (Star Council), President of the Home Association&#•••••;
References available upon Request