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  1. 1. SUSAN R GROOMS Professional Summary Proven ability to manage multiple projects while meeting challenging deadlines. Skills ● Cash flow analysis ● Accounting software ● Invoice coding ● Managing multiple projects ● Strong communication skills ● Finance and accounting ● Advanced bookkeeping skills ● Project finance ● Self-motivated professional ● Multi-tasking ● Budget analysis ● Critical and creative thinking ● Microsoft Excel ● Highly organized ● Microsoft Outlook ● Budget developmet ● Microsoft Word ● Project management ● Needs Assessments ● Flexible thinker ● Complex problem solving ● Data trending ● Account reconciliation specialist ● Superior attention to detail ● Financial reporting specialist ● Financial modeling capability Work History Director of Construction Administration 11/2003 to 04/2015 Lawler Wood Housing LLC - Knoxville, TN ● Managed development sources and uses for low income housing rental apartments. ● Approved external cost certification audits. ● Reviewed files, records and other documents to obtain information to stay in compliance with IRS and State Agencies. ● Supervised two construction and two asset analysts. ● Developed policies and procedures for over income and full time student households. ● Reported progress to partners and lenders monthly. ● Interacted with architects, contractors, lenders, investors, vendors, and internal departments. ● Designed relocation schedule so projects flowed with minimum amount of interruptions for tenants. ● Oversaw $1,000,000 capital improvement project saving $200,000. ● Analyzed monthly Balance Sheet and Income Statements. ● Created periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs. Controller 03/2001 to 03/2003 Gerald McCoy & Son, Inc. - Knoxville, TN ● Administered all accounting funtions of the business. ● Presented the interior selections available to clients. ● Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded necessary information. ● Completed bills, contracts, leases, invoices and checks. Vice President, Secretary & Treasurer 09/1985 to 01/2001 Branam Electric Co., Inc. - Newport, TN ● Estimated projects to bring in 50% of the sales. ● Managed one office staffer and four supervisors. ● Developed budgets for all projects and tracked the job cost. ● Approved annual external financial audits. ● Matched purchase orders with invoices and recorded necessary information. ● Oversaw projects with sales from $40,000 to $3,500,000. ● Facilitated emplyee policies and procedures. ● Accessed computerized financial information to answer questions related to specific accounts. ● Analyzed monthly Balance Sheet and Income Statements. ● Maintained integrity of general ledger, including chart of accounts. ● Facilitated monthly and yearly account closings. ● Created periodic reports comparing budgeted costs to actual costs. Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN ● Coursework in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing. ● Graduated Summa Cum Laude 611 Honey Bee Lane, Newport, TN 37821 I (Cell) 423-237-2288 I