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Objective

In search of an accounting position allowing me to utilize my computerized accounting skills in exchange for an opportunity to grow both individually and professionally.

Summary

Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential records. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting stringent company guidelines.

Flexible and versatile – able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure. Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline-driven environments. Excellent team-building skills.

Motivated, personable business professional with multiple industries in accounting experience. Talent for quickly mastering all assigned tasks.

Work History

Feb 2014Present

Project Accountant

Balfour Beatty Construction

Project: Kingwood Hospital (up to $5M)
Project: CB&I Office and Garage (up to $38M)
Project: Memorial Hermann (up to $100M)
Project: TMC PACU (up to $3M)
Project: TCH Greenspoint (up to $7M)

• Responsible for entry of contract budget, per approved schedule of
values, into job cost system to maintain balances and ensure project
was not overbilled, otherwise requested a change order from the
customer.
• Obtain payment and performance bonds for customer and
subcontractors.
• Complete tasks that involved weekly to monthly customer
time/material or percentage of completion invoicing, primarily using
AIA format or customer preferred format.
• Prepare analysis of monthly job cost work in progress to ensure
accuracy of job profitability or loss.
• Code and approve accounts payable vouchers, expense reimbursement
reports, and reconciliation of accounts receivable and accounts
payable aging schedules.
• Obtain proper partial or final lien releases in order to issue
contractual Subcontractor payments.
• Train and supervise new accountants.

Apr 2010Jan 2014

Accountant

Bella Management Group, LLC
  • Prepare and issue accounts receivable invoices weekly and monthly.
  • Perform data entry and manage the complete accounting operation such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract files, and contract closeout, as well as office maintenance.
  • Conduct issuance and review of subcontracts, subcontractor change orders, purchase orders and all corresponding documents.This includes setup of vendors and subcontractors in accounting system.
  • Code and approve accounts payable vouchers, expense reimbursement reports, and reconciliation of accounts receivable and accounts payable aging schedules.
  • Complete tasks involving monthly bank reconciliation of payroll and general account.
  • Perform collections of accounts over 30+ days, including use of outside collection agency.
  • Assist with month end closing procedures.
Apr 2006Mar 2010

Contract Administrator

Penta Building Group, LLC

Project: Caesars/Harrah's Entertainment (up to $73.5M)

Project: Monte Carlo/MGM (up to $14M)

Project: Luxor/Pure Management (up to $33M)

Project: Rio/Harrah's Entertainment (up to $124M)

Project: Grandview Towers/Eldorado Resorts (up to $200M)

Project: Switch Beach Club/Encore (up to $44M)

  • Managed accounting and reception staff to up to four to oversee the complete accounting operation such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost, contract files, and contract closeout, as well as office maintenance.
  • Conducted issuance and review of subcontracts, subcontractor change orders, purchase orders and all corresponding documents.This includes set up of vendors and subcontractors in accounting system.
  • Responsible for entry of contract budget, per approved schedule of values, into job cost system to maintain balances and ensure project was not overbilled, otherwise requested a change order from the customer.
  • Obtained payment and performance bonds for customer and subcontractors.
  • Completed tasks that involved weekly to monthly customer time/material or percentage of completion invoicing, primarily using AIA format or customer preferred format.
  • Coded and approved accounts payable vouchers, expense reimbursement reports, and reconciliation of accounts receivable and accounts payable aging schedules.
  • Petty cash maintenance, reconciliation, and replenishment.
  • Obtained proper partial or final lien releases in order to issue contractual Subcontractor payments.
  • Reviewed, approved, and maintained subcontractor general liability and Workers Compensation insurance for contractual compliance.
  • Prepared analysis of monthly job cost work in progress to ensure accuracy of job profitability or loss.
Sep 2002Dec 2005

Controller

Ideal Steel
  • Managed accounting staff up to ten to oversee the complete accounting operation for four member companies.Monitored and reported financial information to CFO, President, COO, and CEO/owner.
  • Completed tasks, including daily online banking, monthly borrowing base reports, amortization schedules, inventory transfers, and financial statements.
  • Conducted training for all accounting staff and coordinated and supervised accounting activities.
  • Performed weekly monitoring and tracking of accounts receivables and collection issues including third party collection efforts.
  • Prepared analysis of monthly job cost work in progress to ensure accuracy of job profitability or loss.
  • Reviewed and authorized accounts payable payment schedules and payroll.
  • Performed month-end/year-end closing of job cost and accounts payable and accounts receivable processing, including journal entries.
  • Performed Reconciliation of billing and payment discrepancies recovering $2.5M deficit.
  • Implemented immediate restructure of procedures to improve accuracy of invoicing and increase payment turnaround time.
  • Coding and posting of cash applications including research of any payment discrepancies.
May 2000Jun 2002

Cost Analyst

Waldbridge Aldinger
  • Maintained all receivables, payables, cost, and forecasting for entire Construction Commodity Management.
  • Worked with Programs at Ford Motor Company, including Woodhaven Stamping ($9M/yr) and Research & Engineering ($20M/yr).
  • Performed reconciliation of billing and payment discrepancies discovering $750K deficit.
  • Conducted immediate investigation to determine cause and effect resulting in implementation of procedures to obtain funds and to monitor financial reporting.
  • Analyzed and reviewed labor vs. overhead and estimate vs. actual cost to ensure maximum profitability.
  • Completed tasks, including quarterly profit and loss reports as well as required Ford purchasing documents.
  • Prepared monthly aging reports and performed financial updates for all levels of management.
Sep 1997May 2000

Accounts Receivable Sub-Contractor Coordinator

Aristeo Construction
  • Completed tasks that involved daily/weekly customer invoicing with purchase order maintenance.
  • Prepared analysis and input of accounts payable vouchers and reconciliation of accounts receivable and accounts payable aging schedules.
  • Performed collections, job cost, reconciliation of bank statements, and scheduling of disbursements.
  • Ensured Ford Q-1 efforts in maintaining all reports and defined tasks.
  • Prepared monthly closing reports for an integrated module accounting software program.

Education

Accounting and Business

University of Phoenix

Associate’s Degree, Accounting

Bachelor Degree, Business Management

Master's Degree, Business Administration

Skills

Great Plains
MAS200
Prolog
Timberline
Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office testing course: RESULTS:  ● Excel: 90% ● Word: 93% ● PowerPoint: 87% ● Data Entry, Alpha: 97% ● Data Entry, Numeric: 100%

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J.D. Edwards JDE