Beverly Wright

Beverly Wright

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Summary

A dynamic self-motivated individual with over twenty years of experience in mid to senior-level management .  Proven ability to blend established fiscal goals with quarterly strategic planning, monthly financial analysis, and daily implementation.   Recognized by board members, presidents, peers, and subordinates as an effective, empowering team player, and a consensus team leader.  Possesses a detail oriented focus, as well as the big-picture vision.  Proficient time management, communication, and decision making skills, which fosters an ability to work well in cross-functioning settings.  

Work History

Work History

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Hotel Association of Washington, D.C.
1998 - Present
  • Strategic development and implementation of policies and procedures both in the finance and general operational realms.
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication with the association's president, general attorney, labor attorneys, board members and government accountability officials regarding critical company issues.
  • File essential reports with the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance/Board of Elections and Ethics, in accordance to D.C. code and deadline.
  • Represent the organization externally, as necessary, particularly in banking and lease negotiations.
  • Plan, and direct operations in support of the association's vision.
  • Make sound business decisions based on current and past financial trends.
  • Improve administrative and operational services such as treasury management, payroll, retirement investments, and insurance policies.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, and financial statements.
  • Prepare the formulation, justification and execution of the budget for staff, president, trustees, and board of directors.
  • Facilitate annual independent audit, and present the audit results to board of directors.
  • Proactively perform monthly, quarterly, and annual analysis of account and program activity.
  • Evaluate and recommend modifications to any financial and/or administrative operations.
  • Confidentially retain employee records. 
  • Monitor staff performance and development goals.
  • Attract, retain, and motive staff.
  • Review employee manual for updates and/or revisions.

Controller

East of the River Community Development
1996 - 1997
  • Overseer of the financial operations; accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the general ledger, subsidiary ledgers, and financial statements.
  • Facilitated annual independent audit.
  • Managed the financial reporting of the Department of Housing & Development contract.
  • Prepared the formulation of the budget and any revisions.
  • Prepared and file taxes.
  • Developed and maintained the organization’s accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Supervised Accounting Clerk.
  • Create various analytical reports to forecast program activity.

Travel Auditor

American Postal Workers Union
1994 - 1996
  • Audited, processed, and reimbursed travel items, in accordance with American Postal Worker Union (A.P.W.U.), Department of Labor (D.O.L.) and Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) regulations.
  • Confirmed proper travel documentation and authorization was secured.
  • Ensured the accuracy of general ledger account codes.
  • By written or oral communication, initiated the recovery of any outstanding travel advances, or other travel related debt from union representatives.
  • Processed payroll for United States postal designees and arbitrators.
  • Reconciled related travel and associated travel advance accounts.

Accountant

Arch Construction Company, Inc.
1989 - 1994
  • Processed accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and job cost transactions.
  • In a multi-company environment, assisted in the formulation, justification, and execution of the construction and administrative budgets.
  • Maintained the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Developed an automated accounting system.
  • Supervised accounting clerk and administrative assistant.
  • Fulfilled office management, human resource, and benefit coordinator roles.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Budget/Financial Planning and Implementation 
  • Financial and Operational Management
  • Project and Task Management
  • Dependability During Transitional Climates
  • Build Collaborative Relationships
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Manage Change
  • Meet Deadlines
  • Handle Emergency Situations with Poise and Sensitivity

COMPUTER/TECH SKILLS:

  • Windows 7,  XP, and Vista 8 
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft Power Point
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Sage 50 2015
  • FAS for Peachtree

Education

Education

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Strayer University, Washington, D.C.
2002 - 2004

Concentration in Business Management