External Accounting Auditor Resume Julie M Moran 1054 Phoenix Avenue Second Floor by npk15220

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									                                    Julie M. Moran
               1054 Phoenix Avenue, Second Floor                 Schenectady, N.Y. 12308-3002
 Phone / Cellular: 518-281-5882      E-Mail: jmmoran @ nycap.rr.com         Web Site: www.Explorewithjulie.com


                                                  Objective
Continued professional growth, achievement and contribution to an organization seeking an
experienced accounting / auditor / business analyst, taking advantage of IT / Systems Project
Management and other companion skills, education; and experience as a business manager,
marketer, communicator and business development professional.

                                      Summary of Qualifications

Accounting, IT / Systems Management, Business Management – Demonstrated capabilities in developing /
analyzing accounting systems in state government, small- and mid-size businesses; hands-on transaction
experience with GAAP accounting, financial statement creation and analysis; managing capital and operating
budgets, cost controls, variance analysis, payroll, and bank reconciliations. Extensive experience managing
strategic and tactical business plans including pro-forma financial models, revenue projections, profit and loss
analysis, project scheduling and asset management systems … plans and programs leading to the successful
launch of new enterprise, improved organizational efficiency, productivity and profitability and improved internal
controls and minimizing business risk. Extensive education in accounting, information technology and
business management (M.B.A., M.S. Accounting level). Experience taking charge, developing plans, securing
buy-in and delivering results. Complementary broad overall IT experience, including business process /
accounting systems; operating / database systems; networking / web based content development and
database design.
Business Management and Development – Unique suite of experience formulating business development
plans and field execution, contributing on a business-to-business level. Experienced business and contract
manager in mid-level manager and executive consultant roles. Have worked in or consulted in a wide range of
organization types, non-profit, for-profit and government. Able to quickly understand problems, goals,
objectives and action plans … with street-smart ideas and wisdom backed by sound education and extensive
experience.
Marketing and Communications – Highly creative, out-of-the-box-thinker, and exceptional financial, technical
and creative writer and content developer with practical experience in creating, managing and delivering
marketing / public relations strategies, program content and managing collateral production – proven
successful and profitable. Created highly innovative web sites and web strategies with best practices
technology / expertise.
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“My decades of experience, expertise, creative energy and a penchant for working and playing hard will, I am
certain, be an asset to your organization. I invite you to learn more through my web content, and I look forward
to meeting, discussing and assessing your needs … then contributing and delivering.” – Julie
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                                                  Education
                           University at Albany / Albany, NY, Masters of Science, 1999
                           Major: Accounting Minor: Information Technology / GPA: 3.44

                  Union College / Schenectady, NY, Masters of Business Administration, 1996
                          Major: M.B.A. / Accounting Concentration / GPA (Major): 3.50

                    West Virginia University / Morgantown, WV, Bachelors of Science, 1983
                    Major: Journalism (Marketing / Public Relations) Minor: Geology / GPA: 3.47
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                                           Professional Experience
Senior Auditor, NEW YORK STATE CRIME VICTIMS BOARD, August 2005 – December 2009:

     Responsible for overall grant contract management cycle, from RFP review, contract renewal / vendor assessment
      and budget review, periodic cost analysis, payment authorization, financial statement analysis, audit investigation /
      risk assessment.
     Authorize about $10 million in grant investments to local governments and not-for-profits each year.
     Job role includes understanding the personnel and financial / budget structure to provide optimal support and grant
      leverage for Victim Advocacy Programs (VAPs) statewide, that provide services for crime victims, including various
      technical services for clients; variable and fixed costs projected and variance analyzed; staff skills and background
      needed in fulfilling contracted roles.
     Examine budgeted items and expenditures in budgets and cost reports, looking for (1) items inconsistent with the
      use of federal Victims Of Crime Act; (2) appropriate job roles, assignments and budgeting for VAP staff; (3) CVB’s
      regulations for dissemination and use of funding; and (4) evidence of waste, fraud or lack of fiscal oversight or
      proper controls.
     Initiated field training program to assist grantee fiscal personnel to complete and submit required reports; work with
      the program monitor and other CVB staffers to resolve VAP operational and fiscal issues. Perform risk
      assessments and field audits of grantees facing accounting and financial difficulties.
     Participate in continuing education and research relating to the services to victims of crime and to the duties of the
      CVB audit and related functions.
     Research and implement systems and database design / construction for internal and external business process
      and reporting needs.
     Understand the background, education, methods, job roles and skills needed – in the service of helping crime
      victims return to normal lives -- while ensuring crime enforcement personnel obtain the information support
      necessary to bring suspected criminals to justice.


Previous Experience
Development and Grants Manager, HOMETOWN HEALTH CENTERS INC., Schenectady NY, July 2003 – Dec.
2006: Work with senior management to evaluate organizational financial, IT, services and facilities needs. Develop
organization initiatives and programs appropriate for fundraising and grant opportunities, including mission and direction,
goals and objectives; create business health care models, budgets, facilities, staffing and schedules; plan marketing and
communications, including key stakeholders and area media. Evaluate, rank and present grant competitions for selection
by management; evaluate and prepare grant applications, including narratives, budgets, graphics and forms. Arrange
inter-disciplinary / multi-organizational community based teams for coordinated service delivery planning. Assist in
creating and implementing service delivery systems and integrate registration, facilitated heath insurance enrollment,
patient data input / maintenance and follow-up, and facilitating key provider linkages, appropriate medical services and
addressing pharmaceutical issues.

Owner / President, ALT IDEAS LTD., Schenectady NY, August 1994 – Dec. 2006: Business Analyst / Retail
Consultant; IT Consultant / Web Designer, Marketing / Sales Promotion Writing – Consult with business owners
performing pro-forma financial projections and ratio analysis for new retail operations; perform risk analyses / risk
mitigation, reviewing business processes to evaluate and recommend accounting management / control and process
efficiencies, performed major project management planning, and identify organization-wide process improvement
opportunities. Consult and advise on human resource management issues. Design and produce marketing, sales
materials; provide ergonomic designs for sales floor, food service production lines. Write, edit, revise and maintain web
content in changing environments to meet stakeholder requirements. Create web content and business solutions for
clients utilizing Dreamweaver / Fireworks / Flash CS4, MS FrontPage, HomeSite, Photoshop CS4 and Quicktime V., using
ActionScript, CSS, Ajax and PHP. Major projects include program development and project management for SFHS (see
above); on-line learning for a General Electric business unit, business consulting for a new law enforcement training
facility; work to create a new forest ranger museum; and on-line business programs for several small businesses.
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Account Manager, URBACH KAHN & WERLIN CPAs (Information Technology subsidiary), Albany, NY, August
1999 – December 2002: Performed needs analysis that sought efficiency and work flow improvement; improved data
management, new business development and system implementation for accounting and Web-based information systems
for medium-sized businesses and large company subsidiaries. Business consultant providing business processes
analysis; system / platform / network analysis and design; optimizing client / server hardware and configuration; assessing
reporting requirements; assessing data access / warehousing needs; and service and training programs for the firm’s
clients and other area business clients. Consult with business owners, performing pro-forma financial projections and
ratio analysis; perform risk analyses / risk mitigation, reviewing business processes to evaluate and recommend on
accounting management / control and process efficiencies to identify / implement organization-wide process
improvements.

Staff Accountant, DYNABIL INDUSTRIES INC., Coxsackie, NY, December 1996 – December 1998: Performed wide
range of business management and accounting duties, working with the general ledger and performed monthly closings
and bank reconciliations and oversaw receivables and payables; contributed to the successful systems changeover to a
MRP-II / P.C. network-based accounting system. Coordinated and integrated needs of Accounting, Purchasing, MIS
departments. Integrated purchase-order system with payables; managed and trained accounts payable team.

Founder / Controller / Marketing Manager, BROWN & MORAN BREWING COMPANY, INC., Troy, NY, 1990-1994:
Created this successful (still in operation) $3.0M, 70-employee brewery-restaurant from an MBA class project
(development phase began Fall 1988 to the opening February 1993). Performed all GM functions: Market research;
menu creation; controller, cost management; POS design / management, payroll and taxes; purchasing / inventory
management; merchandising and sales promotion; public / media relations / event management; advertising design /
media investment program; recruiting / selection / training; floor, kitchen supervision.

Public Relations Account Executive, MASTO DAGASTINE & ASSOCIATES, Latham, NY, March 1989 -June 1992:
Created and implemented successful marketing and public relations programs for GE Aircraft Engines, GE Power
Generation, Aviation Services and Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Managed media relations and developed contacts with
technical and trade media; prepared press materials, technical articles and other writing projects. In addition, developed,
wrote, edited and produced marketing collateral and employee newsletters. Managed photo sessions and production.

Senior Account Executive, KETCHUM PUBLIC RELATIONS, Pittsburgh, PA, June 1988 - December 1988: Planned
and implemented marketing publicity programs for Mine Safety Appliance Co. and Conair Inc., both equipment
manufacturers (plant safety, plastics molding, handling, robotics industry segments). Developed new and creative
marketing strategies and collateral; wrote employee newsletters and managed media relations. Wrote technical articles,
product information and press releases; managed photography, artwork, layout and design of marketing collateral.

Communications Manager, KOPPERS COMPANY INC., Pittsburgh, PA, August 1984 - December 1988: Created
and launched media relations programs in support of marketing objectives for this $3.8B corporation in the consumer and
industrial products and services industry. Served as media trainer and company spokesperson for newspapers and
consumer and trade magazines. Developed and implemented employee relations programs, including serving as
managing editor, writer and production supervisor of SERVE Newsletter published for all 11,000 employees. In addition,
coordinated community relations and outreach efforts; supervised creative and product services.

Writer / Editor, AT&T INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Rye, NY, March 1984 - August 1984 – Wrote and edited
EASTWORD, distributed to 10,000 former Bell Telephone service employees, as part of transition of Bell system break-
up.



                      Professional and Personal References Available On Request
Julie M. Moran                                                           Computer Skills Sheet

                 1054 Phoenix Avenue, Second Floor           Schenectady, N.Y. 12308-3002
   Phone / Cellular: 518.281.5882    E-Mail: jmmoran @ nycap.rr.com  Web Page: www.explorewithjulie.com




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              Skill Name                       Skill Level             Last Used            Experience
                                                                                                 10 years
Web Developer: DreamWeaver / Fireworks 4           Expert              Currently use

Vector Graphics:                                                       Currently use
                                                Intermediate                                     5 years
Flash MX / Swish 2.0
Database Administration:
DB IV, SQL Server, MS Access, Lotus             Intermediate           Currently use             25 years
Approach
Spreadsheet Expertise: Lotus 123, MS Excel
                                                   Expert              Currently use             25 years
2000-2007
Project Management: MS Project, ShurTrak,
                                                   Expert              Currently use             7 years
STORM / PERT Statistics
Design / Word Processing: WordPerfect 10,
                                                   Expert              Currently use             27 years
MS Word 2000-2007, several others

Statistics Analyst: SAS (JMP)                   Intermediate            5 years ago              2 years

Presentation Design: WP12, MS Power Point
2000-2007, Harvard Graphics, Lotus                 Expert              Currently use             17 years
Freelance Graphics
Project Flow Charting: MS Visio                    Expert              Currently use             12 years
Small-Business Accounting Systems:
                                                Intermediate            5 years ago              8 years
Peachtree, QuickBooks
Mid-Market Accounting Systems: Solomon,
                                                Intermediate            6 years ago              1 years
Great Plains
Accounting Report Writers: Crystal Reports,
                                                Intermediate            6 years ago              2 years
FRX, Cognos Finance
Publications Design:
                                                   Expert              Currently use             12 years
MS Publisher

								
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