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Finance Manager/Financial Analyst

Falls Church, VA


Result-oriented and self starter with over 15 years of experience in all aspects of accounting and finance. Outstanding record of achievement in planning and implementing several company's projects to ensure company growth in a highly competitive market. Work independently and as part of a team to accomplish company objectives. Effective communicator who directs people actions toward achieving company's goals. Selected areas of expertise:
  • Budget and Forecast Financial Analysis
  • Financial Statement Preparation SOX Compliance
  • Government & Contract Pricing GAAP, FAR, CAS Regulations
  • DCAA Liaison, ICE Submission Cost Accounting, Billings, Indirect Rates
  • Accounting Policies & Procedures Business Valuation

Work Experience

Finance Manager/Financial Analyst

AP Reviewers, billing Techs, and accountants, Chugach, Alaska, US

Sep 2005Oct 2011

Alaska Corporation
Arlington, VA
  • Directed and supervised the finance department to process payables, billings, receivables, payrolls, job costing, budget, cost analysis, and related ledger transactions. Trained new employees, AP Reviewers, billing Techs, and accountants.
  • Administered and executed eight (8) government contracts valued at $120 million with 400 employees (exempt, nonexempt, SCA, CBA). Maintained all contractual documentation, NTP, awarded contracts, modifications, etc.
  • Assisted in preparation of price proposals and contract close-outs
  • Provided procurement/billing advice to project managers, buyers, and financial specialists.
  • Ensured compliance with accounting and financial management principles, practices, regulatory guidelines and business practices of the corporation.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial analysis reports of federal contracts.
  • Reviewed new federal contracts, modifications and related cost proposals, and sat up new jobs in the job costing module.
  • Developed and implemented new accounting systems and procedures.
  • Monitored internal controls over financial reporting and systems, and made recommendations to improve financial operations, system effectiveness, and maintenance of the integrity of financial information.
  • Sat up overhead cost pools and allocated cost to appropriate accounts based on labor cost, square footage, and units of production.
  • worked closely with contracting officers, project managers, and subsidiary presidents to finalize cost proposals, contracts and modifications.
  • Prepared budgets using cost models / cost proposals.
  • Prepared DCAA Incurred Cost Submission.
  • Calculated direct and indirect costs, fully burdened rates and burn rates.
  • Reviewed monthly invoices for FFP, CPF, CR, T&M contracts. Prepared true up billings
  • Reviewed payrolls and related maintenance (new hires, terminations, direct deposits, 401K, etc)

Director of Cost & Budget

National Association of Home Builders, Washington, DC

May 2002May 2005

  • Monitored and coordinated the activities of NAHB's program teams to ensure that the teams are adequately prepared to contribute to the annual budget process.
  • Managed, maintained and updated the program control system to ensure that the system is kept current. Coordinated with ITT department to ensure that the system meets the needs of program and product mangers.
  • Coordinated, monitored, and reconciled NAHB's $95 million operating budget to ensure that product and service costs are within NAHB's board approved budget.
  • Prepared, monitored, and reconciled NAHB's $12 million capital budget to ensure that capital expenditures are within NAHB's board approval and are in compliance with NAHB's capitalization policy.
  • Monitored and approved all building expansion project expenditures of $47 million, including but not limited to reviewing and approving construction contracts, payment applications, etc.
  • Provided and developed training programs for program team members on NAHB's program budgeting policies and procedures.
  • Provided department heads with information on the performance of products and services under each area and group.
  • Maintained underlying cost accounting data and prepared monthly general ledger journal entries for allocating to products and services the expenses related to employee benefits, depreciation, amortization, and other general administrative and overhead expenses.
  • Maintained and updated NAHB's 5-year forecast (including preparation of balance sheet, statement of activities, statement of net assets and cash flow forecast for 5-year period).
  • Worked with CFO and Staff Vice President on asset valuation projects utilizing various methods such as discounting future cash flows to present value, Return on Investment (ROI), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), and Payback Period.
  • Wrote fixed assets, purchase, and capitalization policies. Introduced encumbrance system and updated the capitalization policy to include SOP 98-1 (accounting for internally-developed software). Served on audit subcommittee to partially implement Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Implemented and executed fixed assets system, maintained and tracked fixed assets, prepared DC personal property tax.
  • Implemented and executed online e-Procurement system to process NAHB's requisitions, purchase orders, and receiving of goods and services.


American Red Crescent Society, Tyco International Ltd., Prince William County Water Authority,

Jul 2001May 2002

Consulting work
  • Worked on a consulting basis with American Red Crescent Society, Tyco International Ltd., Prince William County Water Authority, Tate and Tryon, CPAs and consultants. Duties included updating accounting policies and procedures, establishing internal control policies and procedures, test controls, prepare monthly, quarterly financial statements, and prepare year-end audit schedules, closing out construction in progress accounts, preparing operating and capital budgets.

Senior Accountant

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, Washington, DC

1998Mar 2001

  • Prepared $2.7 million budget and related comparative quarterly reports.
  • Prepared balance sheet, statement of activities, statement of cash flows, and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected financial positions for board and president.
  • Processed the payroll and administered all related benefits plans.
  • Established and communicated accounting policies and procedures.
  • Set up a job costing system, including allocating joint expenses to programs based on labor dollars.
  • Processed accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Executed all activities to complete monthly and end-of-year closings.
  • Compiled and analyzed financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts. Reviewed, analyzed, and reconciled G/L accounts.
  • Developed cash management techniques with banks to optimize the utilization of free cash against temporary investment. Prepared bank reconciliation.
  • Maintained fixed assets register, including additions, retirements, and depreciations.
  • Assisted external auditors in performing their year-end-audits.
  • Sought out and generated savings in budget from $5,000 to $20,000.

Budget Manager

Zanussi Elettromeccanica spa,

1992 1998

and (Egyptian branch of Electrolux)
Senior Accountant
  • Assumed Budget Manager responsibilities in June 1995 and led team to update the company business plan for 10-year cycles according to current date of direct, indirect, overhead, and financing cost.
  • Prepared $50 million budgets, compared budget figures with actual figures and submitted monthly reports to the chief financial officer.
  • Presented yearly budgets at company headquarters in Italy.
  • Assisted in the preparation of the consolidated financial statements of the company's worldwide branches.
  • Prepared actual and projected quarterly reports (statement of cash flows, statement of financial position, income statement).
  • Worked on all loan agreements valued at $80 million. Negotiated refinancing of loans of $13.85 million with International Finance Corporation (IFC) and of 35 million ECUs with European Investment Bank (EIB) to relieve the project from deficits accumulated during development stage.
  • Processed letters of credit and guarantee and reconciled bank accounts.
  • Assessed and measured inventories, including determining physical quantities and appropriate valuation.

Staff/Senior Auditor

KPMG, Cairo

1989 1992

  • Audited manufacturing companies, including but not limited to General Motors, Mobile Oil, AT&T, Zanussi Elettromeccanica with more than $500 million budget
  • Developed and updated audit programs and checklists to ensure that accepted accounting and audit principles and policies are followed.
  • Evaluated the adequacy and effectiveness of internal accounting procedures and operating systems and control.
  • Met with companies' management on policies, programs and activities of accounting and internal audit department and made recommendations regarding specific areas of responsibilities.
  • Gained extensive knowledge of audit procedures, including audit planning techniques and methods used to examine, verify, and analyze financial and operating records, statements and reports.


B.Sc. in Accounting

Cairo University, Cairo


Accounting and Principles of Auditing

Strayer University, Washington, DC

Additional Information

  • Lawson
  • SharePoint "Maximo", Government accounting platform operated behind firewalls
  • CGC/AS400 and Business Objects Reporting
  • Oracle Financials, Open System Accounting Software (OSAS), and SBT financial
  • Great Plains (Microsoft Business Solutions), FRx and Mass 90.
  • Crystal Report.
  • Computer spreadsheet( Excel), ability to program in macros for spreadsheets.
  • Microsoft Outlook, Front Page, PowerPoint, and Windows 98, 2000, XP.
  • Microsoft Office 2007.
  • Good knowledge of Novell 3.11 and CGI.
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