Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Owner

LG Schwarz & Associates

Consulting for Business owners that need to get control of their Bookkeeping, Contract Administration or Estimating process.  I will help them get control or I will do it all for them.  I am a Quick Books Pro Advisor and Texas Notary.

From starting a business to streamlining a business that has been around for years I am here to help.

Dec 2004 - Present

Controller

Austin's Connection Company

My husband and I started Austin's Connection Company in December 2004.  This company installs Home Theaters, Home Automation, Distributed Audio Video,TiVo, Nevo,Telephone and Data wiring.  I perform all of the Bookkeeping, Contract Administration, Advertising, Web Design, Marketing and Office Management for this company.

Jan 1994 - Jun 2010

Controller

Reitmeyer & Associates, Inc.

Federal Government General Contractor, performed projects located in the Continental U.S. and also offered support to other Contractors who lacked the experience of performing Government Contracts.  I developed, prepared and implemented the processes that allowed Reitmeyer & Associates along with other Contractors to perform over $15 million in Federal Contracts each year with a very limited staff (usually 5 or less employees) which I managed.  At the same time I was accounting for all of the owner’s personal finances and travel as well as appointments for all personnel.•   Controller responsibilities included Bank Reconciliations, AP, AR, Payroll, Cash Flow, Government Progress Payments, creation and payment of Subcontracts and Purchase Orders and all other bookkeeping related matters. Also WAWF billing, ARRA reporting and preparation of the information needed for CCR and ORCA registrations for owners review.  Filed the incorporation paperwork for many of these companies.•   Office Manager, responsibilities included Supervision and Office Management.  Monitored the staff that performed Contract Administration, Estimating.  Co-ordinate with field personnel to properly administer the Government contracts for all Corporations. I personally performed Contract Administration and Bid Department duties when we did not have the staff and have hired and trained personnel when required.Reitmeyer & Associates is now concentrating on nationwide workshops to teach other Contractors the ins and outs of Federal Government Contracting.

Jan 1982 - Jan 1992

Controller

G&G Trenching

Excavation and Underground Utilities Contractor for many of the local General Contractors in the area.  My responsibilities for this Corporation were similar in nature to Reitmeyer & Associates.

Education

Education

QuickBooks Certification

Intuit

Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor

Advanced Access

New Horizons

I have advanced Certification for Microsoft Access, Excel, Project and Front Page.  Intermediate for Outlook and Beginner DOS.

Sep 1988 - May 1991

ICS

Objective

Objectives:•   Consult with companies interested in improving the efficiency of their Bookkeeping, Contract Administration and Estimating processes so that they may either increase their workload without an increase in staff or reduce their staff.•   Consult with companies interested in performing Federal Government Construction Contracts.

Interest

Assisting people wanting to start a business or current business owners. Gaining knowledge in new areas and in my current fields of knowledge.

Nature, Gardening, puzzles

Objective

Objectives:•    Consult with companies interested in improving the efficiency of their Accounting, Contract Administration and Estimating processes so that they may either increase their workload without an increase in staff or reduce their staff.•    Consult with companies interested in performing Federal Government Construction Contracts.•    Permanent employment with a company that has a need for my services with the existing procedures and processes they have in place.

Skills

Skills

Web Browsing

Maneuvering the numerous Government websites such as WAWF and ARRA for numerous companies was a daily task over the past 17 years.  I have also recently gained a wealth of experience when creating the website for Austin's Connection Company

Typing

Microsoft Power Point

Quick Books

I am a Certified Quick Books Pro Advisor

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Excel

I have developed numerous spreadsheets that have saved the day for numerous companies.

Microsoft Access

Certifications

Certifications

Microsoft Office

New Horizons

QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Intuit
Nov 2007 - Nov 2011

Texas Notary

Texas Notary Association