Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2002 - Present

Controller/Director Procurement Services

Palm Beach State College
  • Leading Finance Department with over 50 Personnel for District Wide College Services.
  • Provided exceptional and increasing services, while maintaining staffing levels, concurrent with rapid growth of over 100% revenue/expenditure activities during 8 years in position.
  • Initiated and successfully attained Federal Indirect Cost Reimbursement Rate (a/k/a F&A rate) for the first time at our organization's history - yielding much needed revenues to offset indirect costs (not typical for a primarily two year Florida College-Now collecting 30% G&A funds to operate Fed Grants)
  • Created Finance Analyst team to better leverage existing data in our systems to promote faster reporting, decision making, and transparency (primarily SQL tools experts and I.T. interfaces)
  • Provided data analysis tools to departmental users, and finance team, allowing much better financial and related data integrity as well as presenting needed ‘clean up’ opportunities – not previously available with legacy systems reporting data.
  • Instituted improvements to accounting structure to promote better compliance and reporting capabilities.
  • Streamlined treasury, banking, and related reconciliation processes.
  • Promoted changes within department for better use of staff, including reorganization, position changes, and cross-training as needed.
  • Trained to gain increased reliance on technology to assist in productivity and related work distribution changes within the Finance Department.
  • Worked with several inter-departmental committees and teams to institute continued business process re-design for productivity and customer satisfaction.
  • Incorporated Procurement and Auxiliary Services to Controller’s area and updated processes/procedures and contracting management abilities adding revenue generation /cost savings opportunities.
  • Added management of the student "all in one"  ID card program to Controller's area [identification, vendor transaction, and pay for print services).
  • Initiated and Integrated new Procurement Card program for efficient and effective buying.
  • Leveraged cost savings and revenue sources within various functional areas.
Sep 1994 - Jul 1998

Director of Business Services

Northwest Florida Sate College
  • Responsible for Business Office and related Accounts Receivable/Payable Collections / Disbursements with 10 personnel.
  • Coordinated Financial Aid interfaces/disbursements through Credit and Collections systems and related interdepartmental billing of Auxiliary Departments.
  • Key User and Implementation Liaison for Credit and Collections ERP modules [Software AG Consortium].
  • Strong Interdepartmental coordination accomplished for all of the above areas.
1994 - 1998

CPA: Audit Team Leader

Auditor General-State of Florida

  • Auditor in Charge/CPA Audit Team Leader
  • Leading professional audit teams for Legislative Audit Units
  • In Charge of staff to perform financial statement information analysis, transaction testing, client interviews.
  • Review of accounting systems, internal and other management controls.
  • Performed operational audits as well as financial audits to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and procedures, all within time budgets and deadlines.
  • Clients and Projects included Colleges, School Boards, and Special Districts Self-Insurance plans, Personnel, Construction Programs, and General Financial/Internal Control Audits.



Committee Work

  • Council of Business Affairs (COBA State of Florida): Annual Financial Reporting (AFR) Forms Committees, Tax Compliance (Chair), Cost Analysis, Controllers Group (Vice-Chair)
  • Budget Facilities Oversight Committee (Executives+Board Trustee)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS [Accreditation] Committee)
  • Distance Learning Steering Committee
  • Revenue Committee
  • FL Community College Software Consortium Sub-Committees
  • Technology Committee for Student Success


To Utilize Analysis, Reporting, Management, and Audit Experience, to Add Leadership Value to Essential Business Functions for the Team and Organization.


1995 - Present

Certified Management Accountant

Institute of Management Accountants
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

Certified Public Accountant

State of Florida



Bridget Mahoney

Donna Utley

Former Supervisor

Brandon Gilliland

Bill Groom

Trey LeGuerrier

Anthony Parziale

Richard Becker

Current Supervisor