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River Parishes Community College - Director Of Accounting Resume Example

Lucas Martin
XXXXX XXXX XXXX , Gonzales , LA 70737 | (H) XXXXXXXXXXXX | XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic Director of Accounting with a solid history of achievement in Higher Education Finance and Student Services. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Finance and Accounting, State Purchasing, Student Services and Grant Management.

Skills
  • Office Administration and Management
  • Financial Management
  • Grants Management
  • Employee Supervision
  • State Purchasing and Contracts
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivables
Experience
Director of Accounting 03/2012 to Present
River Parishes Community College Gonzales, La
  • coordinating the collection and deposit of all funds and reconciling student account data to the general ledger;
  • managing the cashiering, purchasing, accounts payables, account receivables and financial assistance disbursement functions for the college; 
  • maintaining the college's accounting records to ensure conformity with generally accepted accounting practices and federal, state and management rules and regulations; setting up and maintaining the college's student A/R system in regards to tuition and fees, exemptions, contracts, other charges etc.; 
  • maintaining and conducting property and fleet management; processing travel reimbursement based on rules and regulations and campus safety;
  • maintaining policy and procedures for the business office; 
  • assisting the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration with reports;
  • serving in the absence of the Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration relative to specific duties and tasks, such as setting up budgets for new employees and departments; bi-weekly finance entries for payroll and updating the financial system; approving financial reports and contracts for the college; overseeing IT department and vending services for the campus; serving as the liaison between the financial institutions and the college; monitoring the college's financial accounts and cash flow.  .
Acting Chief Financial Officer 08/2013 to 01/2014
River Parishes Community College Sorrento, La
  • setting up budgets for new employees and departments; 
  • bi-weekly finance entries for payroll and updating the financial system; 
  • approving financial reports and contracts for the college;
  • overseeing IT department and vending services for the campus; 
  • serving as the liaison between the financial institutions and the college;
  • monitoring the college's financial accounts and cash flow;
Restricted Funds Accountant 10/2007 to 03/2012
River Parishes Community College Sorrento, La
  • preparing comprehensive and concise accounting, auditing statistical and narrative reports, maintaining good working relationships with staff and outside agencies;
  • analyzing and interpreting fiscal accounting records, 
  • disbursing student financial assistance funds, state and federal Title IV funds, such as Pell grants, loans, TOPS, Go grants and Veterans Affairs funds, in addition to other restricted funds awarded to students; 
  • auditing and reconciling with external and internal customers the restricted funds for the college;
  • classifying deposits;
  • administering of grants with principal investigators relative to budget, reimbursements, purchases and reporting to granting agencies as required; 
  • assisting with annual financial reporting by providing schedules relative to restricted funds; 
  • attending training events relevant to restricted funds to maintain informed of federal and state mandates; 
  • assisting with student account receivables and third party billing relative to student receivables;
Assistant Registrar 07/2007 to 10/2007
Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, La
  • preparing degree audits for potential graduates;
  • working with students, parents and department heads on curriculum requirements;
  • processing transcript and enrollment verification requests;
  • serving as the Veterans Affairs certifying official and college contact;
  • assisting with registration and graduation activities;
  • preparing the course catalog and schedule;
  • ensuring that the Office of the Registrar's webpage is current and assisting with records maintenance;
Director of Student Financial Assistance for Louisiana Technical College 07/2006 to 07/2007
Louisiana Community & Technical College System Baton Rouge, La
  • working with regional directors, regional contacts, community colleges and  United States Department of Education (USDOE) to establish regional financial aid offices for Louisiana Technical College;
  • ensuring that the office is in compliance with federal, state, local and institutional policies or regulations;
  • providing expert advice on federal, state, and institutional financial aid issues for the college;
  • develop and maintain policies and procedures manual for the Office of Student Financial Assistance which includes the SAP policy, creating and updating financial aid forms, updating the financial aid website, working with the Office of Finance, campuses, and USDOE to reconcile and maintain campus Title IV accounts;
  • updating college information with USDOE, working with third party agencies to coordinate activities with the campuses and addressing concerns of students, parents, campus administrators, faculty, and staff;
Director of Student Financial Assistance 09/2004 to 07/2006
Louisiana Technical College - Office of the Chan Baton Rouge, La
  • planning, organizing, controlling and directing the Office of Student Financial Assistance at the Louisiana Technical College;
  • ensuring that the office is in compliance with federal, state, local and institutional policies or regulations;
  • training district and campus financial aid officer;
  • providing expert advice on federal, state, and institutional financial aid issues for the college;
  • monitor workload of financial aid officers on the campus and district level;
  • develop and maintain policies and procedures manual for the Office of Student Financial Assistance which includes the SAP policy, creating and updating financial aid forms, updating the financial aid website;
  • participating in the PeopleSoft Implementation Project as the lead on the Financial Aid module;
  • continuously review and improve the financial aid process and delivery of services to students;
  • working with the Office of Finance, campuses, and United States Department of Education (USDOE) to reconcile and maintain campus Title IV accounts;
Director of Financial Aid and Admissions 02/2001 to 09/2004
River Parishes Community College Sorrento, La
  • training and supervising the admission counselor, chief clerk I and student workers;
  • overseeing the daily management of the office;
  • writing of various manuals and assisting with various reporting (institutional research data);
  • establishing and implementing the policy and procedures for initial Federal Pell grant, Title IV implementation at RPCC;
  • processing all admission applications and evaluating transcripts for incoming students;
  • overseeing the recruitment activities and functions for the college's participation;
  • acting as a liaison between the students, and the business office, with the third party vendors such as the TOPS Program, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, and Ascension Parish Sheriff Office;
  • verifying SARs, sending out document tracking letters to students, packaging award letters, updating and organizing student files,  and posting financial aid awards to students' accounts;
  • answering inquiries of current and prospective students; 
Assistant Director Financial Aid 07/1998 to 01/2001
Our Lady of the Lake College Baton Rouge, La
  • performing the function of the director in the her absences, overseeing the work-study program, acting as a liaison between the students, the business office, and accounting with the TOPS Program, JTPA and Vocational Rehabilitation Services, packaging award letters for students, verifying ISIRs, sending out document tracking letters to students, updating and organizing student files, posting financial aid awards to students' accounts, performing corrections electronically to SARs and ISIRs, answering inquiries of current and prospective students and parents regarding financial aid, working with various lending institutions to resolve problems associated with the financial aid process, meeting with lenders and other financial aid professionals at conferences, training and supervising student workers, assisting with the daily management of the office, assisting with the writing of various manuals, assisting with electronic reporting and working with other departments on campus to provide support.
Outreach Specialist 10/1995 to 06/1998
Southeastern Louisiana University Hammond, La
  • recruiting 850 students in 18 junior and high schools throughout three parishes for participation in the program;
  • providing career, academic and personal counseling to “at risk” students; 
  • developing and implementing educational and personal development workshops in target schools; 
  • administering and scoring standardized tests; 
  • working with school personnel to conduct follow-up on participants;
  • locating and distributing post-secondary education institution and scholarship information to participants;
  • assisting students with federal financial aid form; planning and conducting field trips with participants, such as campus tours, theater productions and historical sites; 
  • documenting participant files and managing data in the Talent Search client database; 
  • assisting with the writing of reports and grant and training new employees;
Administrative Research Assistant 06/1997 to 07/1997
Southern University Baton Rouge, La
  • performing office administrative tasks, such as payroll and reports;
  • supervising and assisting research assistants in recruitment of summer participants through use of various sources, such as radio, newspaper advertisements etc.;
  • assisting research assistants with data collection; 
  • responding to inquires of the public regarding the project;
  • teaching and performing the following using SPSS/PC: entry, extraction, coding, and cleaning of data, statistical programming and analysis; 
  • assisting with the writing of research papers; 
  • teaching research assistants how to use Microsoft Office software; 
  • corresponding with Principal Investigator regularly regarding the project's progress in meeting written objectives during her absence and working with consultants employed by the project;
Hewlett Intern-Research Assistant 01/1995 to 08/1995
Child Trends, Inc Washington, DC
  • conducting telephone interviews to collect data; 
  • reviewing and designing questionnaires; 
  • logging, reviewing, and coding surveys
  • conducting library research and performing substantive literature reviews; 
  • performing statistical analysis and programming in SPSS/PC;
  • assisting in the writing of project reports; 
  • assisting in the writing of Trends in the Well Being of America's Children and Youth: 1996 published by the U.S. Dept of Heath and Human Service
  • training new employees on selected projects.
Education
Accounting course work: 18 credit hours Jul 2014 Baton Rouge Community College - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Carl Perkins Certification - Financial Representative for: Mar 2011 Louisiana Community and Technical College System - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Accounting course work: 6 credit hours Dec 2009 River Parishes Community College - Sorrento, Louisiana
Master of Science: Public Administration Dec 2001 Southern University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science: Social Work May 1995 Southern University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Affiliations
Ascension Leadership Program (Graduate 2009) Louisiana Community and Technical College System Leadership Development Institute (Graduate 2004) Hewlett Minority Internship at Child Trends, Inc. in Washington, DC. (1995) Child Welfare Stipend from the Louisiana State Office of Community Services (1994) Alpha Delta Mu National Social Work Honor Society, Inc. (President-1994) Golden Key National Honor Society Southern University Dean's List Community Service / Volunteerism The Calvary Third Baptist Church (Business Office Manager–2009-Present) Ascension Opportunity Knocks (Secretary-2009-2011) Sherwood Forest Townhomes Association (Secretary–1996-2004)
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Previous Companies:

  • River Parishes Community College
  • Our Lady of the Lake College
  • Louisiana Community & Technical College System

Previous Job Positions:

  • Director of Accounting
  • Acting Chief Financial Officer
  • Restricted Funds Accountant
  • Assistant Registrar
  • Director of Student Financial Assistance for Louisiana Technical College

Schools:

  • Baton Rouge Community College
  • Louisiana Community and Technical College System
  • River Parishes Community College
  • Southern University

Level of Education:

  • Accounting course work
  • Carl Perkins Certification - Financial Representative for
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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