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City Colleges Of Chicago Wright College - Grant Budget Analyst Resume Example

Isaac Wright
  • XXXX XXXXX XXXXX, Oak Park, IL 60301
Professional Summary
Accomplished and Service-oriented Finance/Accounting/Grant administrator with 7 years of experience. Core competencies include accounting, financial/budgetary/grant management and analysis, as well as excellent communication and time management skills. Handles tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Fast and thorough follow-through. Exceptional problem-solver.

Excel Macros, Pivot Tables, Formulas, VBA PeopleSoft Financials


STATA Statistics/Data Analytics

Qualitative Research/Content Analysis 10-key 9,000ksph/ alpha 80wpm

Project Management Budgeting

Accounting (Government) Analytics

Finance/Financial Reporting Ratio Analysis

Economics Payroll

School Business Management

Grant Budget Analyst, 08/2014 to Present
City Colleges of Chicago ­ Wright College Chicago, IL
  • Financially manage all Wright College institutional multi-year and annual grants (e.g. Perkins, Title V, Simon Foundation, Race To The Top, Program Improvement, Adult Education, etc.) 
  • Work with Principal Investigators and other project-related personnel to facilitate the financial management of all Wright College grants 
  • Create grant proposal bundles, communicate with legal on the status of contracts, responsible for journal entries (and ensures correct account coding is used for all charges against grants), performs budgetary & cost transfers, responsible for the movement of carryover funds from prior expired grant years while lending consideration to budget/cost transferring policies and original agreed upon grant authorizing documents
  • Perform payroll corrections for employees receiving grant funding
  • Dissolve/unencumber open items/obligations outstanding beyond grant year liquidation period
  • Ensure spending occurs thereby preventing the loss of federal, state, and foundational funds
  • Rectify any budget check errors, communicating frequently with policy personnel and accounting personnel at the District Office.
Data Control Coordinator, 03/2013 to 08/2014
Havi Global Solutions Chicago, IL
  • Update pricing promotional information in SAS system (Janus) to assist in reducing the error associated with predictive models
  • Provided data for the analysis of supply chain management specifically impacting demand planning
Teaching Assistant, 08/2010 to 12/2012
University of Illinois Chicago, IL
  • Government Finance Research Assistant Reconstructed the course content for an online graduate-level applied survey sampling course
  • Reconstructed the course content for an online graduate-level sampling reduction course 
  • Responsible for the tutoring of graduate students and grading of statistics assignments for two separate data analysis courses
  • Performed studies on various municipal issues (e.g. diversification of revenue structures, public-private partnership arrangements, etc.) 
Customer Financial Manager/Financial Management Analyst, 06/2006 to 01/2011
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Chicago, IL
  • Responsible for financially managing ~$50 million in Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA) contracts between the GSA and 24 other federal agencies/non-public entities 
  • Active team member of Specialized & Judiciary Project Management Team
  • 1st Point-of-Contact for external and internal project-/performance-related and finance-related audits, worked heavily with project managers and contracting officers to ensure the healthy financial management of over 200-450 reimbursable work-/space-related projects for over 30 federal agencies
  • Performed cost transfers, closed out contracts, validated financial balances, created cost estimates, provided funding approvals, and tracked all expenditures relating to government contracts 
  • Enforced National Policy for RWA's by communicating rules to internal and external stakeholders
Financial Reporting Team Intern, 01/2005 to 05/2006
City of Naperville Naperville, IL
  • Responsible for enforcing City rules and policies for all procurement credit card charges Worked alongside internal auditor on a quarterly basis in order to identify unaddressed procurement discrepancies, violations, and delinquencies Responsible for the completion of various Finance Department projects pertaining to the following: cost-benefit analysis, equalized assessed valuation of properties, audit records, budget amendments, budget variance, budget and financial reporting preparation, responsible for the electronic transformation and posting of all financial documents to the City's website, and data collection for bank reconciliation.
Expert Trainer, 01/2004 to 01/2005
Regulus, Inc Warrenville, IL
  • Processed and balanced high-volume cash in financial lockbox environment using ImageRPS system, high-volume wholesale & retail payment processing 
  • Processed all Electronic Fund Transfers, Not Sufficient Funds, and performed in-depth investigations of client accounts 
  • Expert trainer responsible for the progress of teams of new hires; offered lead position
Check Encoder and Trainer, 07/2001 to 07/2002
Citibank's Financial Lockbox Chicago, IL
  • Responsible for the progress of new hires and the advancement of beginning and intermediate level encoders, high-volume wholesale & retail payment processing.
Systems Entry Clerk, 12/2000 to 05/2001
Christie Clinic Champaign, IL
  • Responsible for inputting clinical patients information into database, high-volume insurance claims processing.
Graduate Certificate: School Business Management, May 2015 Governors State University - University Park, IL
Chief School Business Official (CSBO) accelerated program
Trained to be a School District Business Manager, Finance Director, Assistant Superintendent of Finance, or Chief Financial Officer
Master of Science: Accounting, Sep 2008 Roosevelt University - Chicago, IL
Master of Science: Public Administration - Fiscal Administration/Public Finance, May 2007 Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
Bachelor of Science: Political Science, Dec 2004 Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
High School Diploma: May 1999 St. Ignatius College Prep - Chicago, IL
Community Service
Special Reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). I review a municipal financial report quarterly and provide constructive criticism as well as  a vote on whether a municipality should be provided GFOA's Certificate of Accomplishment in Financial Reporting.
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) Mentor. Paperwork is in the process of being approved.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
American Payroll Association (APA)
Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO)
CRISTAL Award for excellent customer service in the federal government. Acquired while working on a project for the Veteran Affairs federal agency.
Provided Certificate of Accomplishment for work relating to the financial management of all space-related contracts the Census Bureau had in the midwest region for its 2010 Initiative.
Pi Alpha Alpha National Honors Society - Induction Spring 2006. Graduate honors society of Public Administration graduate students with GPA's over 3.65.
Additional Information
CPA Candidate (Certified Public Accountant Candidate)
PMP Candidate (Project Management Professional Candidate)
Seeking CFA Level 1 Candidacy(Chief Financial Analyst Candidate)
CPFO/CGFO Candidate (Certified Public Financial Official/Certified Government Financial Official Candidate)
FPC Candidate (Fundamental Payroll Certificate Candidate)
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Previous Companies:

  • City Colleges of Chicago Wright College
  • Havi Global Solutions
  • University of Illinois

Previous Job Positions:

  • Grant Budget Analyst
  • Data Control Coordinator
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Customer Financial Manager
  • Financial Management Analyst


  • Governors State University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • St. Ignatius College Prep

Level of Education:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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