University of Bridgeport
Private university that prides itself on its international student body and strong academic achievement
·Managed all financial functions of the University to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies.
·Hands-on supervision of 18 Finance office staff covering Accounting, Payroll, Bursar, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Cashier including financial statement preparation, collections, and customer services.
·Led Bursar’s Office to increase collections over 50% using aggressive procedures and timely billing techniques realizing over $15 million that was considered delinquent or written off.
·Promoted appropriate payment programs with students and their families to improve customer relations.
·Created a desk reference manual of updated fiscal policies and procedures.
·Introduced an open atmosphere and a teamwork approach to motivate staff to achieve greater results for common goals such as the timely completion of reports to meet regulatory requirements.
·Worked closely with other University staff and faculty with their financial activities for stronger internal control. Created standard accounting rules for campus clubs and departments.
·Assisted in the management of a $70 million operating budget. Provided input for tuition and fee changes.