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Aubrey James
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Accomplished and energetic Financial Specialist, Principal with a solid history of achievement in governmental accounting and administrative support operations. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include good knowledge of accounting principles and practices, effective supervisor and manager with the ability to build strong teams and maintain clean audits.

  • Administration and management team member
  • Ten years of state agency accounting experience including management and supervision of human resources, information technology, fiscal and shared services
  • Ten years of statewide accounting experience 
  • Extensive accounting information systems experience including all Office of the State Controller on-line applications    
  • Broad experience in cost accounting techniques, budgeting, forecasting and cost benefit analysis 
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and flow-charting and general office operations 
  • Experienced in the application of federal and state regulations to business processes and reporting   
  • Experienced public speaker and trainer 
Financial Manager/Financial Specialist, Principal 06/2010 to Present
Department of Commerce Boise, ID
  • Manage up to eight employees in multiple functions including human resource, information technology (IT), fiscal and shared services 
  •  Prepare the department's annual legislative budget.
  • Oversee and develop a financial program integrating national accounting, auditing, or budgeting standards, federal and state guidelines and procedures, and agency policies
  • Direct the preparation/prepare a variety of professional financial documents and review/approve the final product.
  • Evaluate financial systems, recommend course of action, and implement changes 
  • Perform complex internal or external financial, compliance, operational, and performance audits, and develop and manage a department budget
  • Provide oversight and management for the department's IT functions 
  • Develop financials to reflect Commerce's organizational structure; provide monthly financial reports to managers; provide training to new management staff to understand state financial system
  • Manage the position and functions of the Departments bi-weekly payroll
  • Monitor cash and appropriation to ensure that the agency efficiently and effectively provides needed services while staying within budgetary limits
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate risk and insurance programs to control risks and losses
  • Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting, and procurement
  • Maintain current knowledge of organizational policies and procedures, federal and state policies and directives, and current accounting standards
  • Conduct or coordinate audit of accounts, programs and financial transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements and statutes
Financial Specialist, Senior 07/2007 to 06/2010
Idaho State Historical Society Bosie, ID
  • Manager of Grant Accounting hired to bring the grants program in to compliance with federal and state requirements and mitigate legislative audit findings
  • Supervisor of cash management and accounts receivable
  • Co-manager of fiscal operations and staff
  • Researched and compiled legal documents for grants and projects creating a comprehensive filing system where one never existed
  • Evaluated activity on grants already in progress to determine reasonable balances then re-negotiating budgets and the scope of work with the grantor so the agency could meet the deliverable requirements and provide final reporting
  • Converted all grant accounting activity to the statewide accounting system meeting the requirement of the audit findings and providing process efficiency and accountability
  • Conducted a complete internal financial audit of a seven-year project to determine a cash balance; then worked with the Legislative Auditors and the State Controller's Office to determine how to account for the balance
  • Work closely with the executive director to develop projections and budgets for the Department of Financial Management (DFM) and the legislature
  • Re-designed the cash management and accounts receivable process by evaluating internal controls and processes, writing policies and procedures, creating working document templates and providing training
  • Provide executive oversight for grant applications including grant writing and working with consultants
  • Proficient in creating reliable ad-hoc reports using the states data warehouse
  • Co-authored a business plan with the Executive Director for the Museum Retail Store
  • Serve on the executive funding and communications committee for the agency
  • Provide on-going training for administrator's on preparation for Audit and work group discrepancies in cash management
Financial Specialist 06/2005 to 07/2007
Panhandle Health District Hayden, ID
  • Analyze financial information across multiple systems and prepare entries
  • Work directly with the Fiscal Officer in the preparation of the GASB 34 Financial Statements, preparing for and working through the legislative audit
  • Maintain general ledger including adjusting journal entries and fiscal year end transactions
  • Maintain agency descriptor tables and classification structure on the Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (STARS)
  • Responsible for monthly grant/contract billings including interagency billing and various financial reports
  • Responsible for monitoring daily deposits including electronic funds transfers
  • Train agency personnel on accounting related issues including training program managers on budgets, classification structure and sub-objects
  • Pre-audit, review and release of accounting transactions
  • Develop and maintain program budgets
  • Responsible for daily cash management, investing, and reconciliation
  • Worked as a team member on the Health District's Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP)
  • Evaluate and monitor internal controls for the agency
  • Mentor and support technical staff
Financial Specialist, Senior 07/1995 to 05/2005
Office of the State Controller Boise, ID
  • Analyze financial information across multiple systems and prepare entries 
  • Develop; test; and implement system modifications
  • Monitor financial activity through accounting systems to affirm compliance to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), State Code, Statewide Standards for Financial Controls, and Administrative Rules 
  • Apply GAAP and Governmental Accounting Standards Boards (GASB) guidelines for the completion of the States Comprehensive Annual Report (CAFR) 
  • Provide expertise in the accounting of statewide assets
  • Monitor and setup system security, by evaluating internal controls, for users of the statewide accounting and reporting systems 
  • Supervise the training and documentation section including hiring, training, monitoring and evaluating staff
  • Write technical and end-user documents to support the statewide accounting systems 
  • Develop training materials and train end-users on governmental accounting practices and accounting system utilization 
  • Provide statewide accounting helpline customer support
  • Liaison between bureaus within The Division of Statewide accounting and outside agencies 

Office Manager 02/1991 to 06/1991
Coen & Warren, Inc. Charleston, SC
Office Engineer 10/1990 to 01/1991
Greiner Engineering Reno, NV
Office Engineer/Manager 07/1989 to 10/1990
Sundt Corp. Tucson, AZ
Investment Representative 02/1989 to 07/1989
Davis-Monthan Federal Credit Union Tucson, AZ
Office Manager/Draft Person 02/1988 to 02/1989
Rogers, Gladwin & Rothman Tucson, AZ
Corporate Tax Intern 02/1992 to 07/1995
J.R. Simplot Co. Boise, ID
Bachelor of Science: Accounting May 1995 Boise State University - Boise, ID
Associate of Applied Science: Civil Engineering May 1984 Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID
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Previous Companies:

  • Department of Commerce
  • Idaho State Historical Society
  • Panhandle Health District

Previous Job Positions:

  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Specialist
  • Principal
  • Senior
  • Office Manager


  • Boise State University
  • Idaho State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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