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Deborah Godfrey Expert Information Advisor Information

Budget Administrator, Business Manager, Project/Program Manager

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Proformative Expert

Expert Topics: FP&A, Accounting
Expert Answers: 25 Answers/Comments
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Proformative Advisor

Proformative Advisors are experts, not only on the topic areas noted, but are also expert users of Proformative, and provide advice and feedback that helps us improve the Proformative site for corporate finance, accounting and treasury professionals.

My career goals: I am currently taking project management coursework so that I may obtain a PMP Certification. Additionally, I am taking coursework in MS Project Management Software application and preparing to take a certification examine as well.

My further career goal is to align myself to prepare and obtain a CPA and CFO certifications. I desire transition into a non-profit or profit industry to build a career as a business consultant, business operations manager, program/project manager or a c-level administrator.

My leadership experiences are drawn from diverse companies. I am highly motivated, results-driven professional with 15 years’ experiences in accounting, budget and finance management. Background includes a successful track record of cash management and cost reduction, effective decision making and strong leadership, analytical, technology and communication skills.

You may contact me at: dkcgodfreyatgmail [dot] com

Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, Payment Works, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Graphics, Presentations, Project Management, Access, Banner, Crystal Reports, Salesforce, Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Budget Write Ups, TaxWise and Kronos.



Budget Committee Member At Large (Unpaid : Greater Piney Grove Church - [2013-09 to 2013-09]
• Review and analyze organization’s yearly and projected budget by category and line items. • Provide recommendations and presentations to Pastor, staff, trustees, deacons and members.

Financial Services (Unpaid) : Gwinnett County Government - [2013-03 to 2013-03]
• Vendor Management Data Project: Utilizing SAP (Finance/Accounts Payable) and JAVA end user to identify vendor based on invoices. • Vendor Payables Project: Identifying and offering vendors alternative payment methods. Successful Projects: 1099 Human Resources Vendor Project.

Planning & Development (Unpaid) : Gwinnett County Government - [2013-01 to 2013-01]
Accela System Migrate Project

Tax Aide (Unpaid) : AARP Foundation - [2011-02 to 2013-04]
• Prepared and efiled individual, small business and self-employed income tax returns. • Analyzed and reviewed client tax documents and provided tax counseling. • Performed quality reviews of completed tax documents for tax aide volunteers.

Bookkeeper, Administrative Coordinator : Various Organizations - [2010-09 to 2012-12]

Administrative Support Manager, SE Reg : Staples - [2010-02 to 2010-08]
Managed administrative and business operations for SE Region. Supervised local and remote administrative staff.

Operations Manager : DeKalb County Government - [2004-10 to 2008-02]
•Planned, formulated and managed $147 million in annual operating/grant budgets/capital improvement for 42 units. •Oversaw/managed department operations. Supervised, recruited, hired staff in accounting, budget, finance, customer care. •Developed statistical reports. Managed cash/revenue processes. Created mission, goals, policies and procedures. •Processed/reconciled accounts payables/accounts receivables, and contracts. Managed and analyzed expenditures. •Coordinated and responded to audits. Monitored local and state budget legislation. •Reviewed/analyzed trends, researched encumbrances, appropriations, budget matters, and recommendations. •Reduced invoice processing from 45-60 days to 10 days, 83%. •Decreased annual budget submission from 21 days to 1 day, 100%.

Senior Budget Analyst : DeKalb County Government - [2004-08 to 2005-10]
•Planned/managed $350 million in annual operating/grant budgets and capital improvement projects for 13 departments. •Managed, reviewed, projected expenditures and fiscal responsibilities for departments. Prepared proforma. •Researched, analyzed, recommended, allocated, approved/balanced budgets, appropriation transfers and amendments. •Developed and coordinated special budget and financial projects; provided grant fund guidance. •Monitored local and state budget legislation. Created mission, goals, policies and procedures. •Planned, developed and implemented DeKalb County’s first Budget Focus Group. •Restructured assigned department(s) resulting in 10-15% savings in personnel and benefits budget.

Research Associate : Clark Atlanta University - [2001-06 to 2004-08]
•Administered program management/leadership for statistical reporting, and special project. •Oversaw federal surveys; developed and administered institutional specific surveys. •Directed and instructed institution’s accreditation process. Created mission, goals, policies and procedures. •Supervised and work-study students in statistical data compilation. •Researched statistical data and benchmark institutions to provide quantitative measures for projects and reports. •Developed tracking for all reports resulting in 95% improvement in timely submission. •Designed data/information request form resulting in increased completion of requests by 85%.



MBA, Accounting : University of Phoenix

BSBA, Business Administration : University of Phoenix - Albuquerque Campus

AASS, Secretarial Science & Office Supervision : University of New Mexico-Main Campus