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Project Controls Manager Resume

OBJECTIVE:

Seeking manager/leadership position in project controls, cost control, project accounting, budgets, and cost accounting.

CAREER SUMMARY:

  • Streamline the billing process effecting a current status and creating a cash collection of past due billing of over $200,000.
  • Restructure and manage up to $500,000,000 budget and forecast.
  • Coordinate and establish work processes with domestic and international affiliates reducing the timely submission of monthly Financial Statements.
  • Establish an accounting regional office and reduce the expense report reimbursement processing from 2 months to two weeks.
  • 15+ years of extensive experience performing and supervising day to day project controls functions such as cost control, rolling forecast, developing and maintaining monthly/weekly project reports and tracking trends, preparation & coordination of budgets, variance analysis, cost analysis, and cash flow, with deep understanding of Financial Accounting, and Accounting Management.
  • Serve as liaison among corporate offices, projects, and departments including Accounting & Finance.
  • Effective leadership qualities with the aptitude to build working relationships at all levels of discipline.
  • Efficient organizational and time management skills, problem solving, research and analysis.

OTHER AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Project Management Financial Management/Reporting Cost Reduction Analysis Budgeting & Forecasting Financial Analysis Policies & Procedures Vendor/Client Negotiation Customer Service/ Complaint Resolution Enterprise Systems International Activities Global Affiliates Training/Presentations

SKILLS:

Software applications: Microsoft Office, Outlook, Oracle Financials A/P, A/R, G/L & Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting module, Hyperion, Discoverer, QuickBooks, PeopleSoft, AS400, SAP, Navision, Tax ProSeries, Visio, and knowledge of Primavera P6.

Languages: Spanish 100%, English 100% & French 65%.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Project Controls Manager

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise the functions of the Projects Coordinator and the Cost Analyst.
  • Work closely with Project Management and the Finance Department in coordinating and supporting all related activities of the Project Management Office.
  • Participate in management committees with a goal toward process improvement and company alignment.
  • Create templates thru process analysis and streamline procedures to be effective and efficient.
  • Provide Upper Management with internal monthly project reporting, summarize project advancements & expenditures, analysis, and PowerPoint presentations for management decision making.
  • Participate in financial and business project reviews, ensuring information used to develop plans for resolving process issues or escalating project needs are reported to the VP.
  • Work with the program managers/project managers on project reporting regarding the analysis of budget versus actuals and forecast to ensure accurate project status reporting to Finance.
  • Prepare, review, and perform validity/accuracy checks on project cost control monitoring on actuals and forecast.
  • Support the project budget preparation, track project budgets/actuals/forecast, prepare and maintain Financial spreadsheets, submit/track monthly billing to the finance department, support year end accruals, reconcile project cost and recommend solutions for any discrepancies.
  • Review, approve, monitor, and authorize Purchase Request to ensure alignment with budgets and contracts.
  • Continuous improvement of the project controls tools and systems based on the Kaizen model.

Cost Control Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of three Operation Cost Control employees for the validity of all Production’s expenditures and the accuracy of cost coding.
  • Accountable for the accuracy, preparation, and coordination of the budget by interfacing with managers from multiple areas within the Operations and Finance departments including external Suppliers/Contractors.
  • Provide the latest estimate figures to Corporate for internal budget planning and partners update.
  • Responsible for cost control analysis, planning, and rolling forecast of Lease Operating Expenses.
  • Analyze cost information and present Confidential & monthly Budget vs. Actual variances.
  • Prepare monthly cash call reports and monthly accruals related to Lease Operating Expenses for month end closing.
  • Identify situations which could lead to cost escalation or cost savings.
  • Responsible for the primary interface with major vendors invoice review and the resolution of invoice issues.
  • Extract, organize, analyze, and provide ad - hoc reporting useful and relevant for management’s cost decision making.
  • Develop, enhance, and implement standard reports and templates to promote effective project cost control.
  • Serve as a liaison with Finance, Production, and Contracts departments.
  • Assist in Project Operations Readiness with cost control activities and forecast project completion cost.

Senior Project Cost Control & Logistics Analyst

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised staff to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Manage project budgets including forecasting.
  • Provide variance analyses by monitoring and reporting actual performance against budget to ensure that contractual, cost, and schedule objectives are met.
  • Interface with project managers, technical and finance personnel, contractors, subcontractors, and customers.
  • Develop and maintain monthly/weekly project reports, tracking, and expense accounts.
  • Supervise purchasing process: supplier selection, proposal analysis, quotes, and purchase orders approvals.
  • Coordinate the scheduling and delivery of products, supplies, and equipment to designated project sites.
  • Ensured client billing invoice and payment of subcontractors are in accordance with contract terms.
  • Verify all purchases are made within budget and in compliance with product requirements and best practices.

Senior Budgeting & Planning Analyst

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Establish a budget and planning procedure to ensure accurate budget and planning reporting.
  • Analyze the company’s financial statements for cost reduction, profit/loss, and budget vs. actual analyses.
  • Facilitate budget coordination within the North and Latin American divisions by hosting teleconferences.
  • Lead the implementation of the Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting module to be used by all offices.
  • Resolve issues related to balance sheet accounts, bank reconciliations, and accounts payables/receivables.
  • Consolidate 40 inter-company subsidiary accounts semi-annually and at year end.

Senior Financial Accountant

Confidential, Houston, Texas

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial statements and budgets of foreign subsidiaries and discuss variances for management reporting.
  • Review cost accounting entries to accurately reflect the financial performance of branches, departments, and projects.
  • Coordinate with 21 subsidiaries to ensure all intercompany entries are made before month end closing.
  • Interact with internal clients such as controllers and project managers to provide reliable info for decision making.
  • Organize advances to affiliates, prepaid/accrued expenses, depreciation schedules, and inventory records.
  • Reconcile A/P and A/R General Ledger balance to the subsidiary ledger.

Regional Project Accountant

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Manage regional accounting operations, review invoices and expense reports, report results
  • Train employees on expense reports and timesheets, travel to offices to train workforce on policy procedures.
  • Supervise employee receivables reconciliation, account analysis, and vendor customer service.
  • Support the Human Resources manager in the interpretation of the employees’ leasing agreements.

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