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Cassandra Smith

  • A “Team Player” in Administrative, Management and/or Accounting who believes in creating an overall great team.
  • Los Angeles, California, United States Architecture & Planning

Previous positions

  • Sr. Project Accountant at SKIDMORE OWINGS & MERRILL LLP
  • Project Accountant at Perkins + Will, Inc

Education

American InterContinental University, Bachelors of Arts, Accounting

Background

Summary

I work directly with the Director of Operations and Managing Principal in the Los Angeles Office that consists of up to 8 Project Managers and additional staff of 50 consisting of technical, interior designers and Office Resources. Duties include supervision of accounting assistant, job costing, cash receipt & accounts payable entries, processing & submitting client invoices that total up to $2 million. I am responsible for generating & distributing Project Progress reports for Project Manager reviews and prepares Financial Statements for Month-end Close.

Experience

  • Accounting Manager

    SmithGroupJJR

    August 2016 – Present (3 years 2 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

    I work directly with the Director of Operations and Managing Principal in the Los Angeles Office that consists of up to 8 Project Managers and additional staff of 50 consisting of technical, interior designers and Office Resources. Duties include supervision of accounting assistant, job costing, cash receipt & accounts payable entries, processing & submitting client invoices that total up to $2 million. I am responsible for generating & distributing Project Progress reports for Project Manager reviews and prepares Financial Statements for Month-end Close.

  • Sr. Project Accountant

    SKIDMORE OWINGS & MERRILL LLP

    November 2011 – October 2014 (2 years 11 months)

    Process & Distribute invoices for 6 Project Managers in New York & DC office. Total Monthly Billing over $1.5 million. Job Costing for various projects ranging from contract value of $10,000 to $48.9 Million. Process Weekly Billing Reports for Project Manager review for correct charging.

  • Project Accountant

    Perkins + Will, Inc

    February 2007 – July 2011 (4 years 5 months)

    Process & Distribute invoices for 17 Project Managers in San Diego & San Francisco. Total Monthly Billing over $2.5 million. Liaisons with Operation Director & Chief Operations Officer. Job Costing for 207 projects plus ranging from contract value of $10,000 to $48.9 Million. Process Weekly Billing Reports for Project Manager review for correct charging. Labor, Cash Receipts & Accounts Payable Journal Entries. Project & Staffing Budgets. Client & Additional Service Contract Preparation. Monthly Cash flow Projections A/R Project Collections Review & processing Consultant Contracts and Invoices. Monthly Earnings, Sales & Backlog Reports for monthly close.

  • Project Accountant

    tBP/Architecture, Inc.

    February 2000 – February 2007 (7 years) Newport Beach, California

    Process & Distribute invoices for Newport Beach & LA Offices. Reported directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Job Costing for projects ranging from contract value of $10,000 to $3.5 Million. Process Weekly Billing Reports for Project Manager review for correct charging. Labor, Cash Receipts & Accounts Payable Journal Entries. Project & Staffing Budgets. Client & Additional Service Contract Preparation. Monthly Cash flow Projections A/R Project Collections Review & processing Consultant Contracts and Invoices. Monthly Earnings, Sales & Backlog Reports for monthly close.

  • Administrative Assistant

    NBBJ

    May 1999 – February 2000 (9 months)

    General Office duties Processing RFI’s/Submittals/ASI’s documents Made Travel Arrangements for Partner & Project Team Change Orders Pay Requests

  • Project Administrator

    Tate & Snyder Architects

    August 1995 – May 1998 (2 years 9 months)

    Maintaining all correspondence for assigned projects Heavy filing Processing RFI’s/Submittals/ASI’s documents Handling shipping & receiving of documents General office duties Phone & Intercom services Word processing with Lotus 1-2-3 & WordPerfect 6.0/6.1 Coordinated Breakfast & Lunch Meetings with Consultants, Contractors and Clients

Education

  • American InterContinental University

    Bachelors of Arts, Accounting

    2006 – 2008

    Transcripts available upon request Programs Deltek (Advantage, Vision & Resource Planning) Quick books Pro Oracle J.D. Edwards Great Plains Office 2007 Expedition Prolog Power Point Outlook

Additional Info

Skills & Expertise

  • Journal Entries
  • Project Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Office Management
  • Forecasting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Financial Accounting
  • AIA Documents
  • Deltek
  • Job Costing
  • Microsoft Office
  • Program Management
  • Budgets
  • Submittals
  • Payroll
  • Design Research
  • Accounts Payable
  • Invoicing
  • QuickBooks
  • Outlook
  • Great Plains Software
  • General Ledger
  • Financial Analysis
  • Accounting
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Architectural Design