|FRITZ GERALD ALPHONSE
2708 Filbert Lane ? Bowie, MD 20715 ? (240) 392-5739 ? [email protected]
Dedicated, Driven, Distinguished, Organized, Analytical, Determined with the objective of success and excellence, exhibiting superior leadership, and sound communication skills
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Proven record of responding in extremely high stress situations, demonstrating sound judgment and logical reasoning
Ability to research, compile, compare, forecast, and interpret facts and figures to make sound judgments
Ability to lead and participate in the development of policies and procedures
Demonstrated positive attitude, strong work ethic, loyalty, honor and dedication
Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, producing complete, and concise data
Ability to establish and communicate ongoing and new priorities and projects in order to meet scheduled deadlines
Ability to analyze and solve problems/issues and make recommendations
Knowledge of contracting principles
Ability to interact collaboratively with others
Accounting Manager August 2015 - Present
Floyds, LLC, Lanham, MD
Review and reconcile accounts for discrepancies between student records and financial records.
Maintain functional efficiency and productivity by developing, implementing, and coordinating policies and procedures to ensure consistent operations.
Assist in the review of contracts to ensure compliance with contracting regulations, policies and procedures.
Successfully implemented collection procedures to decrease account receivable by ten percent.
Maintain & secure professional relationship with clients and students.
Utilize interpersonal communication skills to address a wide range of questions to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Accounting Manager January 2012 November 2015
University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Prepare materials related to audit inquiries for internal, sponsor, federal and state audits
Assist in the review of contracts to ensure compliance with contracting regulations, policies and procedures
Advise upper management of problems, trends, unfavorable ratios and deviations from normal situations which are disclosed by the analysis of resource management or cost information
Maintain functional efficiency and productivity by developing, implementing, and coordinating policies and procedures to ensure consistent operations
Develop metrics and perform quality assurance reviews to ensure the accuracy of daily general ledger postings related to sponsored projects.
Develop an understanding of contract, grant and cooperative agreement terms and conditions, as well as other administrative rules, cost principles and regulations under OMB guidelines, including A-21, A-133, A-110, 22CFR226, 22CFR228, FAR and the NIH Grants Policy Statement.
Serve as lead department accountant managing the most complex, high-volume accounting projects
Work with principal investigators, faculty, or staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between financial system and departmental records, providing statistical information to isolate these areas and recommend new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends
Support, coach and lead team members in a consistent and effective application of integrity, honesty and tact in all dealings within portfolio
Sr. Sponsored Projects Accountant September 2006 January 2012
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Perform thorough analysis of accounts and applied knowledge of OMB circular to save department over a million dollar
Manage work flow to ensure that schedules and deadlines are met
Monitor all the phases of award and closing: review and authorized project expenditures, monitor budgets, coordinate account closeout process, etc
Provide advice, interpretation, and guidance on statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to the award program in general and individual applications and proposals.
Monitor costing compliance on research grants and contracts; perform various procedures on sponsored awards to maintain compliance with applicable regulations and award terms (e.g. appropriate treatment of administrative costs, unallowable costs, rebudgeting restrictions, etc.)
Utilize interpersonal communication skills to address a wide range of questions from departmental personnel regarding sponsored awards in order to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
Respond to inquiries from internal and external sources and review accounting transactions to locate and resolve discrepancies.
Advise departments on compliance issues and the interpretation of applicable regulations (e.g. effort, cost allocations, allowability, etc.)
Develop course materials to be used in the training of Sponsored Projects processes by the user community.
Assistant Manager October 2002 March 2006
Hometown Furniture Maker, Laurel, MD
Developed Excel program that computes each associates sales progress daily, along with monthly reports, total returns, and overall year progress
Provided Financial report to upper Management timely and accurately
Reconciled or note and report discrepancies found in records
ACTIVITIES, SKILLS, & CERTIFICATION
Software: SAP, PeopleSoft
Applications: Microsoft Word/ Works, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook 2007
Languages: French, English
Certification: Notary Public, expires 2017
B.A. in Economics, December 2005
University of Maryland, College Park, MD