Curriculum

Education:

2004  MBA Les Heures, Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2003  La-Lanzadera Leadership Training School, Barcelona, Spain

1996  Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Specific Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Broad knowledge of GAAP accounting principles.
  • Broad knowledge of treasury management principles.
  • Broad knowledge of credit and financial market operations.
  • Knowledge of fund accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of guidelines set forth by the OMB Circulars, including the OMB Circular A-133.
  • Knowledge of United States corporate, non-profit, and individual income tax rules.
  • Familiarity with business practices and business law.
  • Preparation, evaluation, and presentation of a business plan to a private investor group.
  • Ability to formulate and execute strategies for specific projects, business plans, and internal processes.
  • Ability to construct and evaluate complex financial models.
  • Ability to predict macro-economic trends based on money flows and debt levels.
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex situations and make quick decisions given limited information.
  • Ability to recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, develop and motivate personnel.
  • Ability to work with and relate to diverse groups of people.

 Technical Knowledge:

  • Continuing education on a variety of non-profit fiscal management issues through Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s (NAO) Non-profit Fiscal Manager’s Association.
  • Member of the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP)
  • Actively pursuing Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation.
  • Passed all sections of uniform Certified Professional Accountants (CPA) exam.
  • Proficient with a wide variety of accounting, database, and office software including Sage MIP, Great Plains, Quicken, Yardi, Contaplus Accounting, Timberline, ACL, Oracle, Microsoft Money, Access, Excel, Word, Power Point, Neo Office, and Cloud spreadsheet applications.
  • Completely fluent in Spanish language.
  • Development and maintenance of websites using WordPress and Blogger platforms.

Professional Experience:

Seventeen years experience in treasury and financial management, property and management accounting, and accounting information systems consulting roles for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. 

Details of Professional Experience:

5/2006-Present  Central City Concern (a non-profit corporation that operates a number of health services, addictions treatment, building projects and employment programs funded by a wide variety of federal, state, county, city and private agencies, annual budget $40 million, assets managed $100 million, 600 employees), Portland, Oregon

12/2007 – Present  Assistant Controller – General Accounting

Broad Duties: 

  • Supervision of agency Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable personnel.
  • Management of all aspects of cash receipts and disbursements cycles for Central City Concern and its affiliates.
  • Day to day management of treasury functions for Central City Concern and its affiliates.
  • Analyze and oversee reconciliation of agency cash accounts monthly.
  • Responsible for agency banking relationships.
  • Preparation of various financial reports for agency funders and lenders in a timely and precise manner.
  • Preparation of agency cash reports on a monthly basis.
  • Preparation of agency cash flow projections and ratio analysis on a monthly basis.
  • Oversee preparation of monthly variance reports for administrative programs and monthly review with Program Management.
  • Develop communications and conduct trainings as necessary to familiarize accounting and other departmental personnel with new or revised accounting procedures.
  • Day to day monitoring and enforcement of agency accounts payable, cash receipts, cash disbursements, and accounts receivable policies and procedures.
  • Assist Controller in directing budget and cost controls, financial analysis and accounting procedures.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of financial controls and control documentation in support of accuracy and integrity of financial information.
  • Assist in the monthly account review and reconciliations in preparation for the annual audit and OMB Circular A-133.
  • Responsible for maintenance of money management client trust accounting database.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements to streamline operations and create efficiencies.

Specific Duties: 

  • Manage agency cash flow and create cash flow projections and ratio analysis.
  • Update job descriptions, complete reviews, and train staff on various functions.
  • Coordinate staff training and development activities.
  • Coordinate the budgeting process for specific divisions.
  • Perform various fraud prevention procedures on disbursements.
  • Analyze various program funding scenarios to optimize use of funds received by various sources.
  • Evaluate and create business plans and ROI calculations for potential agency operating and capital expenditure projects.
  • Analyze agency contracts to determine fiscal impact.
  • Work with various agency auditors to prepare narratives, coordinate testing and audit deliverables.
  • Responsible for written responses and other communications with various auditors and examiners.
  • Complete testing of new accounting software modules.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding banking service offerings.
  • Collaborate with management and fiscal staff to implement systems to track funds expended and received under contracts and grant agreements.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations regarding specific proposals for financial services presented to agency.

Specific Accomplishments: 

  • Negotiated operating lines of credit of $4 million for agency.
  • Created a fully compliant database to serve Money Management clients using existing software.
  • No staff turnover of direct reports and minimal department turnover in five years.
  • Served on internal committees to develop agency wide travel, business expense, purchase card, document destruction and gift acceptance policies.
  • Improvement of agency accounts receivable tracking procedures.
  • Implementation of agency wide purchase card program.
  • Implementation of card payment system to deliver stipends to CVC clients.
  • No fraud related losses related to deposits or disbursements.
  • Excellent relationship with staff at all levels of the organization.
  • Currently serving on agency Diversity Committee and Visibility Sub-committee.
  • Currently serving as a coach for the Increasing Diversity Amongst Peers initiative.

5/2006 – 12/2007  Assistant Finance Manager

Broad Duties:

  • Along with Finance Manager, responsible for day to day supervision of seven fiscal staff.
  • Perform all duties of Finance Manager in their absence.

Specific Duties/Accomplishments: 

  • Oversee revenue billing for over 25 different programs and projects with over 50 contracts and grants from more than 20 different granting agencies.
  • Oversee quarterly and annual reports submitted to federal, state, county, city and private funders and investors.
  • Maintain banking relationships and oversee cash management and treasury functions.
  • Train managers on proper use of forms and the practical application of agency fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement accounts payable policies related to agency use of independent contractors.
  • Develop and implement policies related to disbursements.
  • Develop and implement policies related to time sheets for employees that are directly billed to multiple grants.
  • Develop and implement policies related to the handling of unclaimed property.
  • Review contracts and partnership agreements to determine their fiscal implications.
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of files for review by the agency’s auditors.
  • Responsible for written responses and other communications with various auditors and examiners.
  • Performance of various internal audit functions. 

5/2005-9/2005  Accountant / Systems Consultant, Globalpack (a retail seller and warranty service provider of packaging systems and supplies, 5 employees), Barcelona, Spain 

  • Completed project involving the configuration and implementation of a new accounting and billing systems (Contaplus and Facturaplus).
  • Recording and reconcilation of all financial information for the years 2004 and 2005.
  • Auditing results for errors and omissions. 
  • Elaborating new processes related to the automation of accounting data, balance sheets, income statements, and other management reports. 
  • Training personnel on use of new program.
  • Consultation on tax considerations for sole owner. 

12/2004-5/2005  Accountant / Systems Consultant, 1GlobalTranslators (a small translation agency, 8 employees), Barcelona, Spain 

  • Completed project involving the compilation of all financial information for 2003, 2004, and 2005 in a new accounting system (Contaplus). 
  • Reconciliation of all bank and general ledger accounts, all accounts receivable and accounts payable activity.
  • Elaborating balance sheet, income statement, and reports related to tax declarations (Value Added Tax, Personal Income Tax, and Business Income Tax).
  • Analysis and presentation of financial results. 
  • Reviewing work of one bookkeeper.
  • Consultation on financial record keeping, personal tax issues, and general operating and business issues for sole owner. 

10/2001-8/2002  Accountant, Antonoff & Company (a real estate development and management company, 20 employees), Denver, Colorado 

  • Compiling, analyzing, and presenting financial results on a monthly basis.
  • Integrating monthly results from project module in Timberline to the general ledger module.
  • Assisting in the creation of operating budgets. 
  • Implementation of new fixed asset system.
  • Preparation of Federal Income Tax return.
  • Reviewing the work of two project accountants. 

12/1995-9/2001 Affordable Residential Communities (a real estate investment trust specializing in manufactured housing, annual revenues $100 million, assets managed $1.5 billion, 500 employees), Denver, Colorado

2000 – 2001  Internal Audit 

  • Creating the Internal Audit Department. 
  • Coordinating and executing risk assessments to identify audit objectives and audit plans.
  • Creating audit programs and schedules to complete the audit plan.
  • Studying the detection of fraud and irregularities in the financial statements.
  • Performing individual transaction analysis through the use of data mining and statistical analysis of accounting database file information.
  • Interviewing managers of business units to identify audit concerns and discover how internal audit could add value to their businesses. 
  • Reviewing aspects of the work of accounting and finance departments.

1997 – 2000  Acquisitions Accountant 

  • Gathering and evaluating financial and operating information related to the acquisition of real estate assets.
  • Acting as transition liaison during the acquisition of properties. 
  • Installing Yardi property management accounting systems, e-mail software and hardware, and utility re-billing systems and training users in their operation at 80 locations across the United States.
  • Recording real estate acquisitions to ensure compliance with GAAP (USA standard) accounting rules as well as local and federal tax codes.
  • Initiating and maintaining relationships with employees, residents, service providers, vendors, and government officials. 
  • Construction of financial models for property acquisition evaluation and financing purposes. 
  • Working with one to four direct reports.
  • Reviewing facets of the work of eight to 10 property accountants, three to four accounts payable accountants, and 10 to 50 location managers. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of utility re-billing (water, sewer, gas, electricity, and trash removal services) for 20,000 clients in the United States.

1995 – 1997  Portfolio Accountant 

  • Compiling, analyzing, and presenting income statement, balance sheet and budget information.
  • Integrating monthly results from Yardi and Microsoft Works databases into the Great Plains general ledger module.
  • Assisting in the creation of operating budgets.
  • Preparing for and participating in external audits. 
  • Participating in the implementation of new Yardi property management accounting system at corporate and local levels.
  • Reviewing work of and training of five incoming property accountants. 

Volunteer Positions: 

  • Board of Directors, Good Samaritan Ministries (4/2012 – present)
  • Diversity Committee, Central City Concern (2009-Present)
  • Board Treasurer, Northwest Resource Federal Credit Union, Portland, Oregon (2007 – 2010)
  • Taught and prepared own material for economics class at Good Samaritan Ministries, Beaverton, Oregon (2009)
  • Consultant on accounting system, Good Samaritan Ministries, Beaverton, Oregon (2006 – 2007)
  • Accountant and Assistant sound technician, JUAME 2/20 youth cultural center, Barcelona, Spain (2003 – 2005)
  • Monitor of spring and summer youth tours with King’s Kids, Barcelona, Spain (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Junior Achievement volunteer, taught a personal economics course to high school freshmen, Fort Collins, CO 3/1996 – 5/1996
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity-Nu Rho chapter, Colorado State University 11/1994 to 12/1996
  • Chairman, Alpha Kappa Psi Community Service Committee, Fort Collins, CO 8/1995 – 5/1996
  • Baseball team – Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska – 8/1992 – 12/1993

Educational Accomplishments: 

  • Second prize overall awarded for MBA Final project.  A business plan for a viable niche financial institution in Spain that finances exclusively social, ecological, and humanitarian projects.
  • Dean’s List – Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska – 8/1992 – 1/1993

Other Interests:

 

Family, Monetary Theory, Writing, Reading, Travel, Golf, Exercise

 

Fresh ideas on Economics, Monetary Theory, Politics, and Less Pressing but Equally Entertaining Matters for the English and Spanish speaking worlds

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