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Arlene Smith

Senior Consultant

Arlington, 22209

Skills

MS Office Suite

Spanish

SPSS

Management

Education

Maxwell, Syracuse University

Public Administration , Public Administration

June 2012 - June 2012

University of Virginia

Government; Women's Studies , Government; Women's Studies

May 2006 - May 2006

Experience

Consultant

Deloitte , Arlington; Tbilisi

October 2010 - June 2011

Engagement Controller for the USAID-funded Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI) program. Identified expat staff, and managed deployment process. Prepared and tracked client approvals. Coordinated recruitment, hiring, and orienting of project staff. Maintained personnel files. Liaised with Procurement on subcontractor agreements and modifications, and coordinate with the field on ground issue local procurements. Home Office POC for grants related issues. Developed initial policies, procedures, guidebooks. Assisted with roll-out of current program portal. Developed a documents and records management system. Kept track of billing and collections, and pipeline updates. Prepared client reports – Financial Quarterly Performance report; Foreign Tax Reporting. Traveled on assignments to Tbilisi to review management and operations procedures and provide recommendations on process management improvements.

Resource Management
Procurement Management
Financial Management
Consultant

Deloitte , Arlington; Islamabad

October 2010 - June 2011

Home Office Operations Lead for the USAID-funded Pakistan Trade Project (PTP). Responsible for daily project management activities related to financial and Imprest management, resource management, subcontractor management, independence and FCPA reviews, procurements, and acts as a liaison between the off-site Project Manager and the home office. Travels on short term assignments to Islamabad to review project management and operations procedures and provide recommendations on process management improvements.

Financial Management
Resource Management
Procurement & Contract
Consultant

Deloitte , Kabul

August 2009 - August 2010

Finance and Human Resources Manager for the USAID-funded Economic Growth & Governance Initiative (EGGI). Analyzed and reviewed budgets for effective management. Established, documented, and communicated project time and expense reporting, finance, accounting and local staff related human resources policies, procedures and standards in alignment with corporate and client policies. Ensured compliance with all finance and accounting policies, procedures, and standards. Managed the whole project funds chain. Supervised the local finance and accounting staff to develop their capacities in financial management and reporting. Managed the EGGI Afghanistan local staff human resources management activities including obtaining appropriate approvals, negotiating salaries, collecting required documentation, employment contract execution, personnel file set up and maintenance, etc.

Financial Management
Personnel Management
Operations
Consultant

Deloitte , Arlington; Kabul

May 2009 - September 2009

Served as Engagement Controller and Finance and Procurement Officer for the Economic Governance & Private Sector Strengthening (EG&PSS) and the USAID Capacity Development Project (CDP). Client invoice preparation and review to ensure compliance, accuracy, and timely delivery. Developed and analyzed budgets to ensure availability of funds and accurate forecasting. Tracked component expenditures - spending per province. Reviewed field expenditure reports for accuracy and compliance. Responsible for subcontractor and procurement management, resource mobilization, and ad hoc tasks. Monitored the field petty cash account, produced field advisor payments of bimonthly allowances. Closed out the EG&PSS contract which included project inventory handover and documentation. Supported contracting and procurement activities for EG&PSS, ensuring they were in line with budget estimates and USG procurement requirements. Drafted necessary client approval documentation.

Procurement & Contract
Financial Management
Resource Management
Sr. Analyst

BearingPoint, Inc. , McLean

March 2008 - May 2009

Served as Engagement Controller for the Economic Governance & Private Sector Strengthening (EG&PSS) and the USAID Capacity Development Project (CDP). Client invoice preparation and review to ensure contractual compliance, accuracy, and timely delivery. Developed and analyzed budgets to ensure availability of funds and accurate forecasting. Reviewed allowances for field advisors and verified accuracy and compliance. Tracked component expenditures including spending per province and reviewed the field expenditure reports to ensure accuracy and contractual compliance. Provided subcontractor management and procurement management for the CDP project and the EG&PSS project. Assisted with resource mobilization for both the CDP and EG&PSS projects. Completed many ad hoc tasks requested from the field office in Afghanistan.

Financial Management
Contract & Procurement
Resource Mobilization
Analyst

BearingPoint, Inc. , McLean

January 2007 - February 2008

Served as Engagement Controller for EG&PSS and CDP projects. Client invoice preparation and review to ensure contractual compliance, accuracy, and timely delivery. Developed and analyzed budgets to ensure availability of funds and accurate forecasting. Reviewed allowances for field advisors and tracked component expenditures including spending per province. Reviewed the field expenditure reports for accuracy and contractual compliance. Prepared and disbursed independent consultant agreements, subcontract agreements, and modifications. POC for all subcontractors, provided incremental funding to subcontractors, and verification of independent consultant and subcontractor invoices for contractual compliance. Updated deployment guide. Reviewed procurement paperwork and processes to verify compliance, prepared consent letters, negotiation memorandums, and compiled all documents necessary to obtain client approvals. Worked to organize and coordinate participant training activities.

Contract & Procurement
Budgeting
Resource Management

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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