Melissa Kinney

Melissa Kinney

Accounting Professional

  • Athens GA

Summary

Over 20 years’ experience in diverse financial services with particular expertise in accurately evaluating and codifying financial statements and strategically acquiring precision data for senior decision makers. Demonstrated excellence in meticulously analyzing, reporting, and consolidating financial date, ensuring that the full cycle of financial management responsibilities is covered and risk is mitigated. Proven history of skillfully providing guidance and oversight using complex cost benefit ratios. 

Work History

Work History

Accountant/Office Manager

University of Georgia, Office of STEM Education 
2005 - Present
  • Managed the accurate and timely processing of up to 5.8 million dollars for Office of STEM Education and OSE PreCalculus Online Learning Development.
  • Keep accurate and current account balances
  • Manage and reconcile to general ledger
  • Responsible for departmental and post award financial and budgeting transactions.
  • Advise and oversee representatives of partnering school districts and UGA Faculty to ensure that their financial submissions meet grant and UGA requirements.
  • Maintain and provide work tasks for Graduate Assistants Assist STEM departments and faculty in budget development of teaching/research projects, ensure that personnel, fringe, travel funding, and materials and supply funds requested meet the needs of the project and are adequate.
  • Process budget amendments, JV's, personnel documents and other financial documents required or needed. Process hiring for OSE employees as well as Graduate and Research Assistants.
  • Serve as liaison between UGA department faculty and granting agency.
  • Responsible for maintaining and providing all requests for budgetary audits from OSE and partner school districts.
  • Request formal vendor quotes for contract renewal at end of term as dictated by Contract Operations.

Grants Specialist

University of Georgia, Office of Sponsored Programs
2001 - 2005
  • Pre and Post award documentation, budgetary data, and scope of work for faculty applying for grant funding.
  • Served as a liaison between Grant Officers, Faculty, Federal/State Granting Agencies and Contracts and Grants.
  • Resolve backlogged reporting, restore order and organization to processes/records in disarray, research and collect final closing reports  for archiving
  • Track award submission and closures.
  • Allocate work and insured work accuracy of student workers.

Associate Accountant

University of Georgia, Police Department
2000 - 2001
  • Monthly and hourly payroll.
  • Track and maintain all leave balances for department.
  • Balance department accounts to general ledger.
  • Purchasing
  • General office duties.

Office Manager - Marketing

Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association
1996 - 2000
  • Financials, Budgets & Cash Flow Reporting 
  • General Ledger Maintenance and Bank Reconciliations
  • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Reporting to Board 
  • City Government contract billing
  • Internal and External Audits 
  • Marketing and Development

Education

Education

Skills

Skills
Personal

Efficient and Professional Attitude, Time Management, Team Player, Positive and Friendly, Problem Solving, Excellent Customer Service and Communication Skills, Research and Analytical Skills, Resourceful, Adaptable

Key Proficiencies

Financial Reporting/Reconciliation, Payroll Accounting, Budget Coordination, Internal/External Audits, Grant Billing/Tracking, Staff Management, Month - End Journal Entries, Federal/State Level Compliance, Expense Reports, RFP Compliance, Project Management, Customer Service

Software Experience

Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Kronos, IBM's Query Management Facility (QMF), ARROW Accounting, IPAWS, Quickbooks, Hummingbird, NSF Fastlane