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Objective

A challenging position that will utilize and enhance my Accounting, Auditing and management skills while simultaneously benefiting my employer.

Work History

Jul 2013Present

Auditor

Department of Veteran's affairs, Office of Inspector General

• Identifies the required audit coverage to accomplish objectives; assists in the planning and coordination of team members who may be located in several geographic areas during an audit project.

• Develops new audit approaches where no precedents exist and/or develops creative solutions to controversial problems; and resolves issues where governing laws and regulations are highly interpretive and/or precedents are nonexistent, obscure, or conflicting.

• Drafts surveys and audit debriefs describing results of work; and prepares draft audit reports. • Prepares and/or reviews work papers; assesses findings for incorporation into final audit report; develops audit findings; ensures sufficient, competent, and relevant evidence is documented to support audit project findings.

• Represents the office on interagency task forces established to study specific audit procedures, and processes, or on joint projects with other OIG offices as required.

• Prepares various types of reports, briefings and testimony that cover all major financial and management aspects of VA programs.

Jun 2011Jun 2013

Accountant

Department of Veterans Affairs

•    Prepare and process various Expenditure cost transfers.

•    Reconciled the Personal Funds of Patient accounts

•    Processes Credit Card and Salary Accruals.

•    Summarized and report Travel Advance activity for all VA stations

•    Analyzed various RSD reports to verify transactions were recorded correctly.

•    Process Fee Basis Batches to Austin for payment.  

•    Reconcile the F830 Cost Report to the Trial Balance for Stations 498 and 600 by verifying expenses are properly charged to funds using the correct Cost Centers and Budget Object Codes.

•    Reconcile the F855 Federal/Non-Federal Advance Report for stations 664 and 892 by monitoring advances and performing the appropriate offsets.

•    Prepare and process various Expenditure Costs Transfers for station 498.

•    Process U.S. Bank checks drafts for five different VA stations.

•    Reconcile Suspense Accounts for Los Angeles, VA by monitoring aged items and corresponding with station personnel to match and clear amounts in a timely manner.

•    Perform financial audits on Aged Payables Assist vendors with payments inquire by researching payment schedule dates, checks and tracer numbers.

•    Perform various accounting transactions upon request and assist my co-workers and supervisor.

•    Apply a range and sequence of analytical steps appropriate for assigned studies.

•    Internal and external Salary Cost transfers.

•    Process Bills of collection, TOPS and DMS offsets and payments

•    Use Excel pivot tables to summarize, analyze, explore and transform data into usable information.

Jun 2009Jun 2011

Accountant (TCF Intern)

Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Complete internal audits as assigned (Financial Quality Assurance audits, 1358 Audits and Element B Audits)
  • Audit and process replenishment from the Agent cashier office
  • Audit and approve travel expenses reports.
  • Complete monthly reconciliations referenced in the Accounting
  • Review costing reports for accuracy
  • Review obligations and accounts/accrued services payable
  • Calculate bad debt allowance, credit card accruals, salary accruals
  • Process transactions in suspense, Fee Batches, Expenditure Transfers, offset advances, insurance refunds to Veterans, process and verify Agent casher deposits in FMS
  • Process monthly bank statement reconciliations for Agent cashier
  • Print and distribute FMS reports
  •  Research vendor zing issues and payment issues
  • Review  Non-Health Debt documents
  • Process Bills of collection, TOPS and DMS offsets and payments
  • Work on 224 financial report problems, work on accounting Trial balance issues and rejects payment issues
Oct 2007Jun 2009

Financial Accounts Technician

Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Processes authorized and unauthorized claims, generates denial letters, records authorizations, examines vouchers and invoices, schedules appointments, and pays bills
  • Inputs and extracts data utilizing Excel spreadsheets and provides diversified and multifaceted clerical support to Business Administration Service
  • Provides administrative support and stellar customer service to veterans from every socioeconomic and educational background
  • Files documentation, answers telephones, sends faxes, and sorts mail
  • Interfaces extensively with veterans to ensure they obtain travel to and from appointments; determines eligibility for benefits and reimbursement
  • Customer Services
Feb 2007Aug 2007

Accounting Clerk

Family Lending & Reality
  • Generated accounting reports and processed hiring applications for potential hires
  • Proficient in Accounts Receivable/Payable and bank reconciliation
  • Auditing financial statements monthly.
  • Calculated loan officer commissions on a weekly basis and worked employee payroll
  • Updated and maintained file plans and records, answered telephones, sent fax reports, provided personalized customer service, and planned and organized social events
Jan 2004Aug 2006

Manager

Sherman Car Wash
  • Accountable for sales, contracts, weekly and monthly reports, and all administrative documentation
  • Executed reconciliations, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable transactions
  • Auditing all the financial reports monthly and weekly.
  • Instrumental in determining suitability and hiring of new employees
  • Maintained cash control records and performed payroll functions for all employees
  • Prepared weekly confidential sales reports for presentation to management
  • Managed the internal and external mail function and all contracts for vendors.
Mar 2005Nov 2005

Loan Counselor

Countrywide Home Loans
  • Established telephonic contact and/or corresponded with delinquent borrowers and offered individual strategies and options to appropriately and compassionately resolve their financial dilemma.
  • Auditing all the past due accounts.
  • Projected assertiveness, when necessary, yet remained professional and accommodating
  •  Provided counseling to borrowers and assisted in selling their property when all other means to salvage their investment had failed
Jun 2002Sep 2003

Financial Analyst

Primerica Financial Service
  • Offered financial strategy and assisted clientele in securing life insurance, loans and return investments
  • Trained new recruits and honed their skills to exceed company expectations and achieve their maximum potential

  • Prepare and process various Expenditure cost transfers.
  • Reconciled the Personal Funds of Patient accounts
  • Processes Credit Card and Salary Accruals.
  • Summarized and report Travel Advance activity for all VA stations
  • Analyzed various RSD reports to verify transactions were recorded correctly.
  • Process Fee Basis Batches to Austin for payment.
  • Reconcile the F830 Cost Report to the Trial Balance for Stations 498 and 600 by verifying expenses are properly charged to funds using the correct Cost Centers and Budget Object Codes.
  • Reconcile the F855 Federal/Non-Federal Advance Report for stations 664 and 892 by monitoring advances and performing the appropriate offsets.
  • Prepare and process various Expenditure Costs Transfers for station 498.
  • Process U.S. Bank checks drafts for five different VA stations.
  • Reconcile Suspense Accounts for Los Angeles, VA by monitoring aged items and corresponding with station personnel to match and clear amounts in a timely manner.
  • Perform financial audits on Aged Payables Assist vendors with payments inquire by researching payment schedule dates, checks and tracer numbers.
  • Perform various accounting transactions upon request and assist my co-workers and supervisor.
  • Apply a range and sequence of analytical steps appropriate for assigned studies.
  • Internal and external Salary Cost transfers.
  • Process Bills of collection, TOPS and DMS offsets and payments
  • Use Excel pivot tables to summarize, analyze, explore and transform data into usable information.

Education

Jun 2006Feb 2010

Bachelor of Science

Devry University

References

Milan Gokaldas

Auditor

Kelly Perry

Lead Auditor

Corina Riba

Auditor Manager

Daniel Rico

Lead Auditor

Award/Accomplishments