Independent Accountant/Bookkeeper

Mela Emam Consultant

Mela Emam

E-mail:[email protected]

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTWith extensive experience in small businesses

Small businesses that simply there is not enough work for hiring a full time position.

¨Accounting/Bookkeeping:Accounting system set-up, Establish & maintain policies and procedures for strong internal control, Problem solving, Maintain and organize of all accounting records and files supporting all transactions. Prepare journal entries, monthly allocations and account reconciliation. Customized financial reports, Forecasting and budgeting. Government accounting with understanding DCAA accounting regulations.

¨Non-Profit: Government cost accounting such as invoicing, indirect cost pools, fringe benefits, overhead and G&A calculations. Projects financial reports. Prepare reconciliations and materials for annual audit (A 133) and tax return form 990.

¨Accounts Payable:Review and approve vendor invoices, travel expense reports, generating computerized checks, provide training and assistance to AP staff, prepare 1099’s and monthly sales and use tax. Search/resolve vendor statements to avoid duplicate payments and monthly accounts payable aging reconciliation.

¨Accounts Receivable: Direct invoicing or turn work order into an invoice, Customer’s deposits posting, reconcile credit cards payments and monitoring overdue accounts. Reconcile account receivable aging periodically.

¨Payroll:Report payroll hours/earnings to the payroll services, In-house payroll, File payroll taxes (monthly/ quarterly/annually), Track employee’s benefits such as 401K, Flex account, and W-2.

¨Banking:Establish and maintain procures for cash control and monitor cash book daily. Monthly bank reconciliation.


¨Considerable experience in small business financial management, managing a business, controller, operating a home based business, and a Bachelors degree in Accounting.

¨Thorough professional understanding of working with, developing, leading, and communicating with vendors, clients, business owners, and sales representatives.

¨Extensive abilities with auditing, reconciliations, problem solving, accounting system development, financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, and inventory/cash control.

¨Skilled in MS Word, Excel, QuickBooks, Solomon and MAS 90 Microsoft accounting software.Worked wholesale, retail, domestic, export and non-profit organization.

¨Dedicated professional in establishing and optimizing accounting systems for several small size companies and identifying /resolving serious financial situations.

¨Excellent organizational, analysis, budget management, business modeling and forecasting, financial administration, and accounting skills.

¨Professional experience with;

Direct Parts, Incorporated, Grand Prairie, Texas, Controller1994 - 2004 Automotive Parts Management, Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, Controller 1994 - 2004 Texas Auto Trading, Grand Prairie, Texas, Contract Accountant1996 - 2004 Mirage Motors, Inc., Irving/Fort Worth, Texas, Contract Accountant2002 - 2003 Gazelle Group, Inc., dba Café Di Italy, Irving/Dallas, Texas, Contract 1993 – 1996 Achieve, Incorporated, dba Tune-Up Warehouse, Dallas, Texas, Controller1989 – 1993

¨United States (US) citizen for 15 years and worked in the US for over 25 years.

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·Marketing and Production (Chantilly, VA)

Structured around three teams: Strategy, Analysis and Production

Following day to day accounting including banking, payables, invoicing, job costing receivables, general ledger and reconciliations. Monthly reporting including job cost reports, postage CAPS report, commission report, trend report, rolling 13 month report, metric report and monthly financial reports through MAS90 accounting software.

·Educational Finance Non Profit Organization (Washington, DC):

Helping leaders finance to better futures for children, families and communities. Government cost accounting such as invoicing, indirect cost pools, forward projections, fringe benefits, overhead and G&A calculation. Process accounts payable, Payroll and employee’s benefits, Salaries and expenses allocation, bank and general ledger accounts reconciliation, prepare journal entries within Solomon accounting software and monthly financial reports. Prepare reconciliation and material for annual audit (A 133) and tax return form 990.

·Real Estate/Development Investment Company (Washington, DC);

Process accounts payable/monthly distributions for 25 entities, changed the payment method from 25 separate pre-printed checks to blank checks by adding a new software (cut cost/time by 50%), reconcile 27 banks, posting monthly rentals/investment income, payroll, journal entries and monthly Financial reports.

·Franchise Sign Manufacturer (Fairfax, VA):

Complete accounting set-up accounting system in Quick Books. Continue to maintain day to day activities on weekly basis.

·Home Technologies (Sterling, VA)

Cleaned up existing accounting system in Quick Books, organized chart of the accounts, reconciled general ledger accounts and filed past due taxes.

·Real Estate & Property Management (Arlington, VA):

Set up accounting systems for real estate & property management within Quick Books. Prepared 2006 data to complete tax return. Continue to maintain data entries and accounting including monthly financial reports by property and combined


“I have known Mela Emam for the past 14 years…she is one of the brightest accountants that I have come across in my 30 years of accounting practice and I recommend her…she has been able to solve complicated problems.”

Stanley L. Fogel, CPA, Carrollton, Texas

“I have worked with Mela…she has an excellent knowledge of the MAS 90 accounting system, performed all the accounting functions for three separate companies…over her ten years employment she suggested many improvements and has been a valuable part of our operation.”

Marianne Stewart, Vice President, Automotive Parts Management, Inc.

“I admire Mela for her many valuable qualities and regard her with the utmost respect…She is well organized and thrives under adversity. Mela has great skills in MAS 90, QuickBooks, and Excel.”

Gregory Misko, President, Direct Parts, Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas