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Experience Summary

·   MBA Accountant with expertise in GAAP, SOX, FAR, CAS and DCAA compliance

·   Management of accounting department: GL, AP, AR, payroll, revenue and interco

·   GL and project cost accounting, period end close and financial statement analysis

·   Audit liaison with DCAA for Government contract costs, and CPA's for SEC filings

·   CAS Disclosure statements, forward pricing/provisional billing, incurred cost claims

·   ERP structure design, system implementation, training and process documentation

·   Acquisition integration, budgets/forecasts, rate variances and cost impact analysis

·   Business process review and improvements to incorporate best business practices
Education

MBA in Accounting - University of Phoenix

Computer Skills
Deltek Costpoint, Time & Expense, Cognos8, MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, Visio
 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY - 1985 to 2010


  

Advanced C4 Solutions in (work from home) November 2009 - Present


Project Manager for Deltek Costpoint Implementation (Independent Consulting Contract)
·   Deltek Costpoint ERP System Implementation for Government contractor clients.
·   Advise and assist client with the design and development of financial architecture.
·   Attain or maintain compliance with GAAP, SOX, CAS, FAR, DCAA requirements.
·   Design organizational hierarchy and contract / project work breakdown structures.
·   Develop chart of accounts to accommodate multiple financial reporting objectives.
·   CAS Disclosure Statement review to ensure consistent compliant system settings.
·   Pool set up to match Forward Pricing, Provisional Billing and Incurred Cost Claim.
·   Analyze client's policies and procedures to recommend processing improvements.
·   Create customized documentation of system configuration and process workflows.
·   Draft individual step-by-step user desk procedures, schedules, forms and reports.
·   Train management and users on new system requirements, functions and features.
·   Coordinate client departments to confirm cross-functionally compatible workflows.
·   Establish effective reconciliation processes to ensure accurate and consistent data.
·   Recommend month end close schedule to reduce financial reporting cycle timeline.

·   Project nearing completion prompting exploration of challenging new opportunities.

 
 

L-3 Communications - Applied Technologies Group - San Diego - 2008 to 2009  
Business Process Analyst (Consultant for the first six months, employee last six months)
 

Advised and assisted VP of Finance with his vision for improvements in organization
·   Worked with managers of Accounting, Finance, HR, Payroll, Contracts and Purchasing.
·   Reviewed SOX control narratives, compared to current practices, drafted update to clarify.
·   Compared CAS Disclosure Statements for three entities to prepare a cost impact analysis.
·   Liaison with DCAA auditor on classified contract timecard floor checks at multiple facilities.
·   Prepared plan for implementing changes to best business practices with minimal conflicts.
·   Research accounting issues to identify underlying cause and propose solutions to resolve.
·   Observe and recommended improvements to existing policies, procedures and processes.
·   Informed management of potential DCAA audit risk observed in current company practices.
 

Advised and assisted IT Manager with decentralization of Deltek Costpoint system*
·   Provided directions to two other outside consultants working remotely on Costpoint project.
·   Initiated pre-conversion clean-up of excess data to minimize transfers of unnecessary data.
·   Developed list of requirements for system data verifications and system function validations.
·   Identified data to be deleted or inactivated from multiple entity database that was inherited.
·   Introduced users to system control screens previously managed by centralized department.
·   Explained multiple system functions and features and the associated system requirements.
·   Suggested improvements for consistency between companies for improved system reports.
·   Recommended changes to simplify current system setup to increase usability of all output.  

Cubic Corporation, Inc. - Defense Contractor - San Diego - 2005 to 2008  

Corporate Government Accounting Compliance Audit Liaison (2006 - 2008)
·   Government contract cost accounting and compliance audit liaison with DCAA and DCMA.


·   DCAA Audits and inquiries covering CAS, FAR, ICE, FPRA, MAAR, CPSR, DP and ICQ's.
·   Responsible for six unique entities; services, manufacturing, corporate; revenue ~ $890M.
·   Managed average of 10-15 simultaneous audits with 5-10 different auditors and passed all.
·   Developed si