Summary

Ambitiously positioned to provide intuitive and resourceful outcomes in financial management opportunities.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2012 - Present

Military Pay Technician

United States Coast Guard

Expert in correcting leave and pay accounts, reviewing and researching control reports, and handling miscellaneous adjustments and corrections to members' pay accounts for reserve and active United States Coast Guard. Expertise auditing reports, military entitlements review, troubleshooting reports, and researching regulations and policy. Identified individuals whose pay was cutoff due to system errors and was able to contact the Servicing Personnel Office to initiate immediate pay. Successfully reduced pay errors by 45% in 2014, through effective communication with the SPOs. Participating in end-to-end testing of the complete functionality of Direct Access 9.1/Global Pay, the U.S. Coast Guard's new pay system. Provided leadership as a Human Relations Council member in creation of the new Pay and Personnel Center Leadership and Diversity Advisory Council charter to expand the HRC by advising the PPC Commanding Officer, Executive Director and other PPC senior management on leadership and diversity management issues that impact the total PPC workforce. 

Aug 2007 - Oct 2011

Finance and Accounting Technician

Kansas Air National Guard

Successfully supported 950 Kansas Air National Guard members at Forbes Field with pay questions and document processing for pay. Expertise in auditing civilian timekeepers for 250 employees for leave corrections and dual compensation. Established a new processing procedure for travel pay documents by converting printed travel orders to a paperless electronic means of tracking, for a savings of 5% in man hours per month. Expertly adjusted accounting obligations and forecasted budget requirements in travel to ensure finance would closely meet its goal by fiscal year end. Established written and verbal communication with internal and external customers through training seminars and financial briefings to all members of the Kansas Air National Guard.

Sep 2001 - Jul 2007

Surveillance Airborne Radar Technician/Integrated Avionics Technician

United States Air Force/Georgia Air National Guard

Expertly repaired the seventeen $244 million JSTARS airplane platforms. Voluntarily deployed three times between 2003 and 2006 overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Kept accurate data logs on all repairs made to the radar system. Provided process improvement solutions for cost savings and more effective procedures.

Education

Education
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017

Masters of Accounting

University of Kansas

Enhancing my abilities to help companies achieve accurate and timely accounting.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2012

Masters in Business Administration

Baker University

GPA 3.70

Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

Bachelors in Business Administration

Baker University

GPA 3.77

Cum Laude