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JACQUES M.

KOUTA-LOPATEY, MBA, CPA


Silver Spring, Maryland 20906-4829 240.832.3732 (cell) 240.821.5250 (home) 240.398.3647 (fax) Jklm8159@yahoo.com

Financial Analyst, Project/Program Cost Analyst, Accountant


Highly skilled financial analyst with several years of demonstrated expertise delivering comprehensive analysis for industry-leading companies and organizations. Certified public accountant with extensive experience performing effective forecasting, budget development and management, and variance analysis. Consummate financial professional with a long track record of leveraging outstanding oversight and leadership attributes to continually enhance business operations and deliver projects that meet or exceed all benchmarks and requirements.

Program Financial Analysis Program Control Analysis Program Cost Control Analysis Pricing Analysis Financial Accounting Project/Program Management Forecasting & Planning Variance Analysis Cost Analysis Cost Engineering Budget Development Budget Management Reporting Financial Statements Documentation Business Cases Relationship Management Tax Preparation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE A&M FINANCIAL SERVICES, Inc., Riverdale, Maryland 2009Present Provider of Accounting and Tax services. Senior Associate Analyze business operations, trends, costs, and revenue to prepare revenue and expenses forecast. Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology. Perform general financial analysis and evaluate degree of financial risk. Select, implement and maintain an automated accounting system to assist in the preparation of financial reports and tax returns. Perform quarterly evaluations of financial performance; communicate with and advise client on appropriate actions. Prepare tax returns for individuals and businesses. IBM, Rochester, Minnesota 20012009 Leading global provider of information technology equipment and services. Financial Analyst Provided comprehensive financial analysis to support mission-critical engineering projects for a multimillion-dollar product development organization. Designed, developed, and maintained divisional budgets, working closely with engineers and division leaders to control spending and continually meet targets. Conducted extensive expense, product development, and costing estimates and prepared a wide array of reports and documentation. Performed monthly forecasting, expense tracking, and variance analysis to support product releases. Integrated engineering modifications and additions into product development cost structure. Implemented Sox Controls and Testing procedures for the Engineering & Technology Services Group. Achieved significant cost savings for product developments by performing thorough hardware cost analysis. Helped teams consistently achieve performance benchmarks by streamlining key processes and procedures. GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, Washington, D.C. 19981999 Leading institution of higher learning. Staff Accountant Managed the preparation and delivery of A-133 reports for FY1998 and FY1999 to ensure successful completion of the federal grant process. Compiled information from databases, reports, and other sources to generate detailed reports in Microsoft Excel and Access. Provided key support to auditors in the performance of annual grant and contract accounting service audits. Served as a subject matter expert on accounting issues, providing extensive technical and accounting support on a daily basis. Created policies and procedures that boosted the divisions ability to deliver work on time.

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CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICAN STATES, Lome, Togo 19871997 Central Bank serving the 8 West African countries that compose the West African Economic and Monetary Union. Senior Financial Analyst / Senior Bank Officer Led cross-functional teams of examiners to analyze the transactional histories and credit portfolios of numerous financial institutions and local businesses. Oversaw all discount and open market transactions related to the central bank, public treasury, and commercial banks. Monitored departmental spending and analyzed variances between projected and actual costs. Created financial statements and assisted auditors in the performance of year-end audits. Spearheaded the response to financial institutions undergoing acute problems by generating and implementing targeted solutions to help remedy difficulties. Played a key role in the creation and institution of the bank accounting chart for the West African Monetary Union. Successfully managed $200M+ in annual treasury transactions. Controlled and validated the daily accounting transactions of a department with an annual value of $450M. Supported World Bank and International Monetary Fund economists in the implementation of financial and economic recovery programs in Togo.

EDUCATION MBA, Finance & Management/Information Systems University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Bachelor of Science, Finance & Accounting CNAM-INTEC, Paris, France Bachelor of Science, Management University of Benin, Lome, Togo Diploma of Higher Studies, Banking & Economics BCEAO-COFEB, Dakar, Senegal

Professional Certifications & Training Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accounting GW Certified Contract Manager, Contract Management Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Process Improvement (in progress) CGFM Exam Candidate Passed the FAC-COTR Certification Exam Professional Affiliations: National Contract Management Association (NCMA) National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Technical Expertise: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Hyperion / Essbase, Brio Explorer, DB2 QuickBooks (Accounting), ATX (Tax preparation) Languages: Fluent in French Other: US Citizen

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