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Professional Summary

CPA/MBA with 15 years accounting experience, including not-for-profit and for-profit organizations *Expertise in financial analysis and reporting including extensive budgeting, forecasting, grant and contract reporting *Analytical and results-driven "Big Picture" professional with experience in maximizing revenue and growth, cost containment and internal control

Profit-focused Financial Manager who is an expert in cost reduction and budgeting.

Financial Manager who leverages exceptional communication skills to build quality relationships with clients, buyers and upper management. High-achieving Financial Manager with strong quantitative modeling, process thinking and business analytics skills. Ambitious Financial Manager determined to continually exceed expectations. Willing to take on added responsibilities to achieve desired results. Analytical [Job Title] equipped with an in-depth working knowledge of the financial industry.
  • Health Care Financing 
  • Strategic Planning
  • Complex Problem Solver
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • General and Cost accounting
  • Financial Strategies & Planning
  • Interpersonal Skill
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
Work History
Controller, 12/2004 to Current
Mosaic Community Services, Inc Timonium, MD

    63m , 600+ employee regional not-for-profit behavioral health organization Key member of finance department, serving as advisor to the CFO, Executive Director, and board Performs standard accounting manager duties, including financial planning and budgeting, preparation and review of financial statements, development and implementation of internal controls and procedures Effectively manages all areas of accounting function for several subsidiaries and HUD companies Oversight of accounting department including AP, AR, Cash Management, GL accounting and medical billing Provides timely reports to management and department managers including explanations of variances between actual results and forecasts/budgets and corrective action recommendations when necessary Responsible for financial reporting and regular presentations to members of Board and Finance Committee Performs all grant and contract accounting functions, including budgeting, oversight and reporting for new and existing grants (government and private) Instrumental in strategic financial forecasting for existing and new business ventures Performs financial due diligence for merger candidates and has successfully managed several large mergers, integrating accounting functions during tenure Coordinator for GAAP audits, program specific and A133 audits and preparation of 990 tax returns Significant achievements included implementing cost control measures, discovery of employee theft and implementing an activity based costing model to overhead costs to more accurately analyze department financial statements.

  • Managed a $[Amount] annual budget that grew [Number]% in [Number] years.
  • Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts by interpreting financial results.
  • Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
  • Proposed and achieved cost savings by reducing product return rates.
  • Assumed ownership of accounting, forecasting and strategic supply planning.
  • Developed annual budgets in collaboration with the financial director.
  • Forecasted operating costs for scheduled projects by strategizing with other departments.
  • Developed a strategic plan for the sale of group assets.
  • Created strategies to increase client revenue and reduce client spending.
  • Synthesized financial and budgetary information to solve problems and develop alternative solutions.
  • Managed high volumes of financial activity in a fast-paced, risk-based corporate environment.

Staff Accountant, 08/2000 to 12/2004
Legg Mason Baltimore, MD
  • Large global asset management firm serving institutional and individual investors.

Staff Accountant II, 06/2000 to 12/2004
Legg Mason Baltimore, MD
  • Served as accountant for several subsidiary companies with varying administrative needs.
  • Prepare management Financial Statements monthly, with an emphasis on recording revenue and expenses Responsible for integrating accounting functions for a new subsidiary segment, including mapping new chart of accounts
  • Completed monthly account reconciliations and monthly payroll for some subsidiaries Instrumental in software conversion to Peoplesoft
  • Completed special projects for companies, such as creating unique P&Ls for different subsidiary products
  • Kept management informed on a weekly basis of upcoming company specific issues and plan of action
  • Examined and created variance explanations for general ledger accounts.

Mutual Fund Accountant, 08/2001 to 06/2003
Legg Mason Baltimore, MD
  • Selected to provide accounting for three complex mutual funds.
  • Coordinated management and provided supervision for the funds management functions.
  • Accountable for over $600m in assets and securities.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day accounting functions for three mutual funds including pricing and determining availability of cash for security purchases
  • Prepared month-end account reconciliations
  • Prepared quarterly financial statements for the Board of Directors
  • Prepared Quarterly/Semi-Annual/Annual shareholder reports Assisted with projects related to assigned funds Developed solutions to fund related problems.

Financial Planner, 08/2000 to 08/2001
Legg Mason Baltimore, MD
  • Financial Planning Member of an experienced financial planning team, which is responsible for working directly with brokers to formulate comprehensive financial plans for high net worth clients, which included retirement, education, and estate tax planning.
  • Responsible for answering broker questions related to the areas of retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, and asset allocation.
  • Created more profitable security allocations for existing client holdings based on distinct client needs.
  • Provided comprehensive financial plans for clients with a net worth under $5 million in a deadline sensitive environment.
  • Assisted in problem solving to create strategies to help clients reach their specific goals Also responsible for creating and updating internal website complete with current information and software tools.

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Finance, January 2001
Towson University - Towson, MD

MBA: Finance, January 2014
University of Baltimore/Towson University - Baltimore, MD

American Institute of CPAs, 2014 - Present

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, 2014 - Present