Judith Bassini

  • Buffalo US-NY
Judith Bassini

Publications

2007 - Authored the seminar/webinar for Education Consultant EC Murphy, LTD.  Human Capital Management in a Dynamic Environment

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2003 - Provided the collection of data and statistical analysis for the medical reserach publication.  Partnered with Drs. Giuseppe D'Ancona, Tomas A. Salerno, Pierre S. Aoukar and Hrath Karamanoukian.  Use of nitrol-U clips and Flow Characteristics of LIMA-LAD Anastomoses. 

http://icvts.ctsnetjournals.org/cgi/content/full/2/3/237

Professional Organizations

  • Member (College-wide governance Committee - eleted by peers)                                            SUNY Empire State College, Educational Technology Committee (Elected Governance College-wide Committee) Member of Emerging Technologies Sub-Committee
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
  • Member, International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI)
  • Member, Association for Non-Traditional Students
  • Member, The American Association for Adult and Continuing Ed.

Qualifications Summary

Possesses the experienced leadership and self-confidence required to work under pressure and make the most difficult decisions.Proven manager and team leader with demonstrated financial management skills gained through, 13+ years as a Project Manager/Technology Consultant with the SUNY Research Foundation, 7 years as the Regional Operations Manager for an international consulting firm, as well as the founder/principal of, The J. Mosher Company, a survey/research & analysis services firm.

Work History

Work History

Finance Analyst - Special Projects (Financial Planning, Analysis & Reporting Division)

Goldome Realty Credit

Responsible for the financial analysis and reporting of all special projects.  Worked directly with the Chief Financial Officer. 

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  • Developed and refined multi-period financial models to assess business, product and customer profitability. Advising business partners of financial considerations to facilitate informed decisions and improved financial performance
  • Assisted segment business leadersin developing financial strategic plans and financial performance measurements to achieve the business plan, and developing recommendations to executives to strategically enhance financial performance of business line, product, or region
  • Conducting benchmarking exercises with Goldome Realty Credit's peers to assess financial performance and develop best practices
  • Developed cash flow analyses and assessing potential portfolio acquisitions and sales
  • Assisting with the coordination of the bank's annual profit plan and development of monthly and annual earnings forecasts - Responsible for the Monthly Management Report.

Executive Associate Program - Finance

Goldome Realty Credit

Participated in an intense one year training program.  Rotated throughout each division to understand the core functions of the company.  Upon completion, was assigned to the Finance Division.  Experienced challenging opportunities that provided exposure to multiple facets of Goldome Realty Credit’s core functions and particular special projects in the finance and accounting division.  Was prepared for taking on additional responsibility within the division and bank. Interacted with the Performance Measurement Dipartment and Segment Support groups, as well as the CFO’s office.

Upstate New York Regional Operations Manager

Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Fully accountable for the day-to-day business, systems and personnel issues of the Buffalo office of the international consulting firm.  Reported directly to the Regional Corporate Vice President.  Coordinated the systems and administrative activities for the Upstate New York Region, including offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany and York PA.

  • Responsible for developing and managing $1M+ Upstate New York Regional budget
  • Member of Regional Strategic Management Committee
  • Directed UNY Regional IT Operations
  • Developed and implemented the roll-out of a multi-million dollar regional technology initiative
  • Responsible for orchestrating training on new products and services
  • Member of Corporate IT Management Team
  • Directly supervised more 20+ professional and administrative personnel. Coordinated the UNY regional systems and personnel administration of 90+. Utilized cross-functional work teams to define solutions in a complex & diverse work environment.
  • Member of Corporate Personnel Committee
  • Collaborated with clients and outside vendors to resolve business-critical issues. Savings in time and dollars averaged over $500k annually.
Apr 2005 - Present

Project Manager / Grants Administrator

SUNY Research Foundation

Responsible for the pre and post award management of a $1.3M Federal Grant within SUNY Empire State College.  Work directly with the Project Director for research in all aspects of the grant administration process. Primary duties include grant/contract proposal submission, compliance, budget oversight and financial management, subcontract management, sponsor reports, and daily administrative and operational requirements of assigned contracts/grants.  Maintain, operate and manage departmental space and equipment inventory, personnel issues related to new hires, credentialing and foreign regulatory and visa issues.  Responsible for processing reimbursements and maintaining policies and procedures compliant with SUNY Research Foundation regulations.

Responsiblities include:

  • Coordinate all aspects of grant submission; prepare budgets and budget justifications; ensure proposal compliance with College and grantor policies and procedures, as well as those of subcontracting organizations.
  • Reviews grant applications prior to submission to Research Foundation Management to ensure compliance with institutional and funding agency's regulations. Alert investigators to any necessary changes. Maintain files of all submitted grant applications. Resource person in clarification of policies and works with Principal Investigators to achieve compliance. Ensure timely set-up of new funds.
  • Assist investigators in identifying funding sources and obtaining applications. Apprise investigators of submission dates and changes in the application, submission, and funding guidelines of the institution and of various funding agencies.
  • Identify potential budget procedural and policy issues affecting grant implementation and work with Principal Investigators to resolve issues; maintain ongoing forecast of funds available throughout grant period; optimize budgeting for Principal Investigators' by coordinating grants available from all grant sources.
  • Monitor grants and funds monthly; resolve accounting and reporting issues as necessary; prepare budget-versus-actual status reports for use by Principal Investigators and facilitate the implementation of grant awards by obtaining fund numbers, activate salary assignments to grants, and other associated tasks. Work with PIs to identify variations, trends, issues, etc. in a timely fashion.
  • Identify and interpret cost-sharing issues and/or opportunities. Process cost transfers on a timely basis; work with Principal Investigators to proactively identify and avoid need for cost transfers, i.e., project cash flow for projects and re-budget as required.
  • Advise regarding the allowability of costs to be charged to programs. Review appropriateness of transactions and budget reallocations against funding source guidelines.
  • Work with Research Foundation Finance representative to resolve complex accounting issues. Verify that funds are available for all equipment, personnel and major purchases. Assure compliance with federal purchase and contract requirements. Oversee contract billing and receivables.
  • Responsible for the identification and prevention of projected overruns and for the resolution of projects in deficit situation. Initiate mechanisms of budget control and assist in implementation on short and long-term basis.
  • Responsible for the timely closeout of all expired projects through the coordination of fiscal resources. In conjunction with Research Foundation, conduct final desk audit for sponsor compliance upon project termination.
  • In coordination with PIs, Administrative Director for Research, complete all information and report requests from Research Management, including cost transfers, audit requests, budget changes, etc.
  • Initiate and process reimbursements, purchase requisitions, and check requests for assigned grants/contracts. Coordinate with appropriate PIs and Manager(s) on supplies spending for assigned grants/contracts.
  • Review, adjust and facilitate approval of quarterly "Time and Effort" reports for all sponsored activities in order to ensure compliance with government guidelines.
  • In coordination with the PIs, and Administrative Director for Research, participate in development and coordination of long-range plans and funding strategies for activities of assigned PIs.
  • Develop primary working relationships with local, national, and international site administrators of assigned grants/contracts. Develop collaborative working relationships with ancillary services such as, Research Management, Corporate Sponsored Research and Licensing, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, and Human Resources.
  • Implement new technologies used to enhance efficiency and administrative workflow within the projects.
  • Attend monthly Research Foundation meetings to keep current with federal, state and other sponsor requirements, timelines and policy issues.
  • Assist Department Leadership in establishing policies and procedures. Evaluate, initiate, and implement various systems and procedures and revise them as necessary to maximize efficiency.
  • Maintain floor plans and space and coordinate and process all office moves, obtain/purchase necessary furniture, telephones, coordinate all installation of data/voice lines etc. Maintain departmental telephone lists and work with web master with seminar listings, and other appropriate postings.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources for the interviewing, hiring, and training of new employees. Post positions; distribute resumes and schedule interviews as needed. Manage center job descriptions.
2000 - Present

Adjunct Professor

SUNY Empire State College

Instruct innovative blended and on-line learning courses in such subject areas as:  Computer Applications, Business Productivity Tools, Computer Applications in Accounting, and Accounting Information Systems.  

2000 - Present

Academic Technology Specialist

SUNY Empire State College

Manage the technology aspects of the Niagara Frontier Business Residency and the Human Services Residency programs.  Assist faculty in the development of the on-line portion of their curriculum and deliver workshops educating students on how to  "Manage your Education in an On-Line Environment". 

Tools include:  Video and Web conferencing, MobileTechnology, Smart Technology along with Mac and Windows based systems.

1999 - Present

Technology Consultant/Instructor

SUNY Research Foundation
  • Responsible for the delivery of training to new and existing clients.
  • Design training materials that incorporates adult learning guidelines and approaches.
  • Edit and revise training material.
  • Evaluate and determine training effectiveness.
  • Evaluate/access trainee performance and report back to management.
  • Provide technical mentoring of trainees, post formal training.
  • Work with the other site trainers to determine training needs within individual site and virtually develop and implement training plan.
  • Address training and performance needs.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources, direct development and delivery of basic supervisory development programs.

Education

Education

BA

University of Kentucky

BS

SUNY Empire State College

MA

SUNY Empire State College

Certifications

Certifications

Grant-Writing

Grantsmanship Center

Data-Mining

Trociare College