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Yyyyyy x. yyyyyy

Xxxxxx, XXXXXX xxxxxx (xxx-xxx-xxxx


Qualifications for [ Insert Specific Job Title Here ]

Dynaxxxxxxc Details- and Results-Focused Accounting / Financial Leader Comxxxxxxtted to Optixxxxxxzing High-Level Operations Initiatives


Full-Cycle Accounting Corporate Auditing Financial Management Grants Management

Multixxxxxxllion-Dollar Budget Management Adxxxxxxnistrative Operations Project Management

Team Building / Training Resource Management Reporting Negotiations Comxxxxxxttee Leadership


Highly Accomplished M.S. in Accounting Graduate with CPA Equivalent Credentials who makes sound decisions to continually reflect positively on public-sector and / or private-sector accounting, auditing, and financial operations and seamlessly align with an employer s strategic vision, value, and goals. Top Performer who offers solutions-centric critical thinking for insightful, change-oriented accounting / financial results while rising above challenges to improve the bottom line and achieve winning outcomes. Excellent Communicator who develops synergistic relationships with senior-level decision-makers, public- / private-sector peers, and community members of diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconoxxxxxxc backgrounds, and who leads multidisciplinary peers by example and with ethics and integrity to consistently attain success.


Career Highlights Included:

         Successfully bringing xxxxxxllions of federal and state grants to the City of Detroit.

         Proactively reducing cost of rock salt by $13 per ton to save $600,000+ annually.

         Developing procedures and conducting annual physical inventory of Fixed Assets.

         Leading efforts to pave 100 xxxxxxles of streets annually since 1994 for a total of 1,682 xxxxxxles.

         Coordinating and obligating $600+ xxxxxxllion in Federal Transportation funds since 1992.

         Coordinating design of Street Fund, Federal, and State-Aided projects with Division Heads.

         Creating 2 Master Agreements in coordination with MDOT to reduce contract processing time.

         Negotiating contract with MDOT and others to execute a high-level $177-xxxxxxllion project contract.

         Availing $22 xxxxxxllion more in Federal STPU funds since 1995 via targeted planning and coordination.

         Reducing costs of Traffic Signal modernization by $25,000 per intersection to save $1 xxxxxxllion annually.

         Successfully appearing before City Council for department budget hearings and internal audit reviews.

         Successfully availing $18.5 xxxxxxllion in Federal Aid during FY1999 against a designated target of $12.5 xxxxxxllion and availing $21.6 xxxxxxllion in Federal Aid during FY2000 against a designated target of $13.6 xxxxxxllion.

         Serving as the driving force behind City receiving a $10-xxxxxxllion federal TIGER grant in 2012 for the Link Detroit multimodal enhancement project to gain accolades and prestigious Merit of Appreciation Award.


Professional Synopsis


City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW), Detroit, XXXXXX

(1989 2017)


Deputy Director (2011 2017)

Capitalized on the opportunity to lead forward-thinking planning, coordination, management, and adxxxxxxnistration of high-level projects, programs, and activities across the City Engineering Division, Traffic Engineering Division, Street Maintenance Division, and Solid Waste Management Division within the City of Detroit s DPW. Coordinated infrastructure improvement projects funded from federal and state grants and special revenue funds. Cost-effectively managed budgeting, accounting, and reporting of federal and state grant and special revenue funds. Used federal transportation funds to result in the most major thoroughfares being repaved in the previous 20 years. Chaired Federal Aid Comxxxxxxttee (FAC) tasked with programxxxxxxng, distribution, and adxxxxxxnistration of $20 xxxxxxllion in annual federal funds.


General Manager (2001 2011)

Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward planning, coordinating, managing, and adxxxxxxnistering DPW-specific projects, programs, and activities, including preparing the Street Fund budget of $60+ xxxxxxllion annually while coordinating and reviewing an annual departmental budget of $120+ xxxxxxllion. Reviewed, negotiated, and coordinated execution of city / state agreements for high-level projects. Facilitated amendment to Act 51 to provide for use of key funds. Participated as a Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) and TIP Development Comxxxxxxttee member, and attended all meetings. Served as the Transportation Enhancement Projects Coordinator, including reviewing funding applications for Transportation Enhancement Projects from community groups, non-profit organizations, and other City departments. Monitored project schedules, executed City / State agreements, developed and executed funding agreements, and coordinated / monitored obligation of Transportation Enhancement Funds. Served as Detroit Federal Aid Comxxxxxxttee Chairman, including preparing and subxxxxxxtting Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the long-range plan (RTP) to the Detroit Federal Aid Comxxxxxxttee (FAC) and subxxxxxxtting it to SEMCOG in the capacity as the Chairman of Detroit FAC.



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City of Detroit Department of Public Works (DPW), Detroit, XXXXXX



Accounting Manager (1995 2001)

Strategically steered coordination and management of accounting, financing, and budgeting activities within the DPW, including developing, implementing, and adhering to critical department-wide accounting policies and procedures. Recruited, trained, mentored, and managed a details-focused team of 18 Central Accounting Division staff. Prepared a capital agenda for the DPW, along with planning and managing annual departmental budget preparation processes. Directed Division staff in the effective utilization of the Detroit Resource Management System (DRMS).


Principal Accountant (1992 1995)

Led targeted decision-making within high-volume accounting operations for 4 Divisions within the DPW, including preparing annual Street Fund budget and reviewing the budget of other divisions. Expertly reviewed surplus and deficit analyses and monitored the capital projects within the Street Fund. Contributed skill in preparing capital agenda and reviewing agreements between City and State for federal and state-aided projects. Prepared Transportation Improvement Program required under Federal Surface Transportation Act. Continually monitored projects for use of key federal funds.


Senior Accountant (1991 1992)

Expertly coordinated accounting operations within Street Maintenance and Street Fund Divisions of DPW. Maxixxxxxxzed use of resources to achieve goals by planning and prioritizing staff workflow. Comprehensively prepared budgets, reviewed bids, and reviewed and approved payments. Subxxxxxxtted recommendations to Purchasing Division. Demonstrated skill in preparing surplus and deficit analyses and perforxxxxxxng operations and imprest cash audits.


Sexxxxxx-Senior Accountant (1990 1991)

Played a vital role in preparing annual budget, surplus, and deficit analyses while handling full-cycle Accounting Division activities. Monitored vendor payments and facilitated accurate accounts receivable collection and all cash audits.


Junior Accountant (1989 1990)

Contributed sharp analytical abilities toward handling accounting initiatives for Vehicle Management and Adxxxxxxnistrative Divisions of DPW, including preparing payment vouchers, monitoring vendor payments, handling billing and collection of accounts receivable, and perforxxxxxxng cash audits. Efficiently prepared surplus and deficit analyses and annual budgets.


Usha International, Ltd., Kerala, India

(1986 1988)



Served as head of an Accounts Department of this manufacturing organization, including preparing trial balance, operating statements, and balance sheet. Led maintenance, control, reconciliation, and follow up of accounts payable / receivable. Participated in Sales Tax hearings before appropriate tax authorities. Liaised among top banks to deliver data to auditors.


Education, Professional Development & Technical Summary


Annamalai University, Taxxxxxxlnadu, India


Master of Science in Accounting

Advanced Accounting, Advanced Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, Econoxxxxxxcs, Corporate Finance & Financial Management


Kerala University, Kerala, India


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Advanced Accounting, Auditing, Cost Accounting & Contract Law


Institute of Chartered Accountants of India


Chartered Accountancy (CPA Equivalent) Intermediate 1st Group

Advanced Accounting, Auditing, Cost Accounting & Contract Law


Walsh College of Accounting


Governmental Accounting Accounting Systems & Controls


Xxxxxxcrosoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Oracle

Accounts Payable / Receivable General Ledger Project Accounting Purchasing


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