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JaNICE HOWARD-PALMER

116 T Street NE APT 311 Washington, DC 20002


202-413-4984
janicehp0629@gmail.com
ACCOUNTING/FINANCE/ PAYROLL/ADMINISTRATION
Career Highlights / Qualifications / Profile
Multi-faceted, efficient & reliable administrative and financial professional with 15+ years of experience supporting
executives and managers to improve internal operations for businesses. Proficient in standard office desktop
software. Diversified skill sets covering administrative support, client relations, writing, human resources, and
account management. Excellent inter-personal, phone and digital communication skills.
Education:
Strayer University Washington, DC
Master's Degree 12/2015
GPA: 3.625 of a maximum 4.00
Credits Earned: 36 hours
Major: Accounting with Concentration in Forensic Accounting
Strayer University Washington, DC
Bachelor's Degree 06/2012
GPA: 3.075 of a maximum 4.00
Credits Earned: 180 hours
Major: Accounting Minor: Business

Professional Experience

Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, November 2014 June 2015

Office and Research Assistant - Processes vendor invoices including verifying and/or obtaining payment approval,
matching purchase orders and receiving reports. Updates and maintains databases such as mailing lists, contact lists
and client information. Maintains office files and storage systems. Prepares check requests and perform data entry
of corresponding financial information. Assists with event planning and implementation for the organization. Uses
QuickBooks for accounting purposes. Performs receptionist duties including greeting guests and clients; answering
phones and screening class for management; and determining intake placements. Prepares and processes all
incoming and outgoing mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of sortation and
distribution. Utilizes Access database to update Bureau of Prisoners case information. General filing and
maintenance of on-site files and closed/inactive files for storage including bar coding, processing incoming
containers, loose files and documents, creating and applying barcode labels to file folders and/or containers

National Science Foundation, 1998 2014

Human Resource Specialist Served as the Training officer/administrator for over 1500 employees. Reviewed and
selected vendors to tailor courses and material to NSF needs. Prepared and coordinated procurement, announce and
market courses, enter course in Training system and monitors registrations, prepares course material, coordinates
with course participants, including waiting list and coordinates classrooms logistics, including room setup,
equipment, material distributions, and attendance, and provides assistance to instructors as needed. Prepared and
collected course evaluation forms, and analyzes responses from participants. Based upon this feedback, recommends
revisions to courses and materials and follows up with vendors on changes to be made. Entered and validate
timesheets for assigned employees.
Monitored and handled the NSF Central Training Budget. Maintained records and prepared reports of proposed and
actual expenditures for central training budget accounts. Reviewed on-line budget data and follows up to determine
if vendors were paid and whether any other action is needed, such as the de-obligation of items. Reviewed reports
related to central training accounts, researches and resolves discrepancies with BFA. Initiated transfers of funds and
prepares periodic reports of fund expenditures, projections and balances. Handled end of year close-out activities for
the training department.
Human Resource/Employee Development Assistant- Handled registration issues, provides assistance and advice
regarding use of the System, troubleshoots problems and coordinates with vendors. Communicated with nontechnical personnel to facilitate the appropriate use and operation of the training system. Revised and improved
financial report implementing Excel software and created pivot tables to extract requested data more efficiently.
Developed and maintained company employees database in Access to track employees training, registrations, and
payments.

Grant Technician - Received, logs and processed proposals and recommended actions forwarded from program
offices. This includes the review of some proposals and other assigned actions for completeness, conformance to
statues, policies, a variety of guidelines and prudent business practice. Identified errors that require the incumbent to
have a good knowledge of both the record system and the governing award processing. As appropriate, calls errors
to the attention of the proper official. Responsible for daily flow of actions through the organization. This includes
automated continuing grant amendments, supplements and other non-dollar grant award. Kept the supervisor
informed of the status of work, backlogs, administrative problems, and delays. Obligated funds, issue awards and
amendments, and to commit or approve awardee actions on behalf of the NSF.

Senior Payroll Technician Used Federal Personnel/Payroll System (FPPS), a modern, mainframe-based, portable,
integrated, on-line, and real-time personnel and payroll system. Posted cash including applying remittances,
addressing exceptions, and processing account adjustments. Processed and monitors accounts receivable transactions
including posting invoices, reconciling accounts receivable ledger, resolving uncollected amounts, and/or
monitoring aging reports. Processed vendor invoices including verifying and/or obtaining payment approval,
matching purchase orders and receiving reports, and addressing exceptions. Processed and monitors account payable
disbursements: recalculating invoices, reviewing account codes for accuracy, and verifying supporting documents
and data. Matched checks to invoices, distributes checks, attaching warrant audit lists to payment documents.

Analyzed, reviewed, reconciled, and/or distributed monthly financial and general ledger reports, ensuring proper
recording, reconciling of internal and external vendor records, processing corrected journal vouchers, completing
year end activities, and/or monitoring 1099 issues. Reviewed month-end and interim financial reports, preparing,
adjusting journal entries and reconciling balance sheet accounts to subsidiary ledgers. Maintained supporting work
papers for general ledger for accrued expenses at year-end; records prepaid expenses and abatements of expenditures
and paid sales and use taxes. Monitored encumbrances and budget balances for proper classification of revenues and
expenditures, recommending budgetary revisions as needed.

Operated internal accounting information systems, microcomputer hardware and software, including, not limited to,
spreadsheet, word processing, on-line general ledger and routine office programs. Prepared, maintained, and/or
revised customized reports and/or spreadsheets relating to vendor payments, general ledger transactions, purchase
order status tracking, and accounts for utility, water, facilities, and leases. Performed year-end closing procedures,
while analyzing revenue and expenditures. Prepared, ensured proper endorsement, and distributed checks; reconciles
balance sheet accounts as assigned. Provided direction, work coordination, and training to other Payroll Technicians,
assisting with more difficult and complex problems as needed.

Temp Agencies 03/1994- 09/1998


Performed administrative and office support activities for multiple supervisors. Field telephone calls, received and
directed visitors, word processing, created spreadsheets and presentations, and filing. Proficient in software skills as
well as Internet research abilities and strong communication skills.

United States Army - 05/1990-11/1993


Honorable Discharge

Membership: Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants