John Matthew Salinas
9900 Richmond Ave #1208
Houston, TX 77042
Proven ability to combine
"Big Picture" strategic
thinking with day-to-day
policies and processes to
deliver consistent, on-time
accurate results in support of
SAP, JD Edwards E1
(Oracle Based), Project
Wise, Reports Now,
Crystal Reports, Bottom
Line, Oracle 11i eBusiness
Suite (Oracle Financials),
MS Office (Word, Excel,
Access, Outlook), Adobe
(Editor, Reader, Photoshop
CS4, CS5), Windows, Mac
Results-Focused Accountant with extensive experience in accounting and financial
services for domestic and global corporations. Proven success in ensuring
compliance with Federal, State, and Internal Corporate regulations and policies. Takes
leasership role in systems conversions, process improvement, and establishing better
vendor relations. Works well with cross-functional/cross departmental teams, as well
as the public and coworkers at all levels. Tech savvy; learns and implements new
programs quickly. Impeccable integrity and work ethic.
Areas of Expertise
Project Management Financial Analysis Accounting Process GAAP
SOX Compliance Expense Review/Control Productivity/Process Optimization
Training/Supervision Change Management Leadership Forecasting Auditing
Accounts Payables Accounts Receivables Financial Statements/Reports
Financial Close Documentation Invoice Discrepancy Resolution Sales/Use Tax
Procurement Procedures Internal/External Client Relations
Amec Foster Wheeler USA
Project Accountant 2014 - Present
Work closely with Chief Financial Officer, report financials on project based
Ensure all financial transactions are entered and processed in a timelymanner
and accurate fashion, through the Foster Wheeler ERP Accounting system.
Ensure that all Corporate, OU, and Project Procedures are in compliance.
Produce and report financial and non-financial project based data determined
by managment need.
Communicate with and support the Director of Project Acounting. Assist
other OU departments (Project Billing, Accounts Payable, Procurement,
Project Controls, and Project Management), other FW entities and third
parties (clients, vendors).
Perform other project specific job duties as assigned by Director of Project
Audit Accounting team invoices/payables for appropriate
documentation/approvals prior to payment.
Resolve purchase order, contract, and invoice payment discrepancies and
Train current/new employees on ERP Accounting software (roll out - JD
Edwards Enterprise One) for Foster Wheeler USA Houston Accounting team
and Foster Wheeler Philadelphia and Columbia subsidiary offices.
Intermediate Accounting Clerk 2011 - 2014 Reviewed all invoices for appropriate documentation and approvals prior to payment.
Scheduled and prepared payments to Domestic/International vendors (checks, ACH, and
wires), resolving purchase order, contract, and invoice payment discrepancies and
Ensured credit was received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase
Trained on new Accounting platform software upgrade (JD Edwards Enterprise One -
Oracle based) for Foster Wheeler USA Houston Accounting team and Foster Wheeler
Philadelphia and Columbia subsidiary offices.
Charged expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports;
Reported sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
Corresponded to all vendor inquiries. Set up W-9 and banking details.
Prepared analysis of accounts as required. Forecast payment schedules.
Audited Agency/Consultant hourly invoices. Verified billings were in compliance with
Service Agreement and Human Resources.
Assisted Project Management/Controls with expenses and budgets.
Assisted with Internal and External Auditors with Accounting Audits.
Audited Accounting team payables for accuracy.
Assumed Supervisory duties when Accounting Manager was not available.
United Loyalty International, LLC
Finance Agent - Billing Clerk 2010
Monitored and analyzed financial risk of International Trade.
Performed credit analysis on foreign vendors.
Monitored contractual agreements.
Observed and verified that procurement standards were met.
Supervised all international logistics of supplies from start to FOB at military bases
abroad. (Usum Qasar, Shuwaikh Port of Kuwait)
Maintained supporting documentation files.
Processed billings to customers, including third party customers.
Amtex Global Services - Richmond, TX (Overseas position)
International Financial Administrator 2007 - 2009
(Civpol, Logcap - Government Contract)
Prepared, scrutinized, and maintained computerized bills, payables, and receivables
Verified purchase orders and invoices.
Generated income statements, general ledger, and reports.
Observed accounting system for domestic and international billing projects.
Reviewed and administered contracts and modifications; prepared contract review
records and obtained necessary management approvals.
IKON Office Solutions, INC - Houston, TX
INAP Billing Specialist 1 2005 - 2007
Senior Billing Associate 2002 - 2005
Processed billings to customers and thirt party customers.
Maintained supporting documentation files.
Researched and responded by telephone, email, and fax to customer inquiries regarding
billing issues and problems.
Ensured strict confidentiality of financial records (SOXS compliance).
Assisted with timely and accurate month-quarter end closings.
Reviewed and administered contracts and modifications into Oracle Financials; prepared
contract review records and obtained necessary management approvals.
MD Anderson Sprint for Life: Ovarian Cancer research - Donated and
volunteered at event as walker/runner.
Bunnies on the Bayou - Volunteered as a Server for organization dedicated to the
raising and distributing of funds for various charitable, educational, and cultural
Education / Professional Development
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Current Student
University of Houston (Downtown)
Global Business Professional Certificate 2014
Houston Community College
Coursework: Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Trade Finance, Global
Supply - Chain Management
Leadership Development Certificate
Leadership Academy Association - University of Houston (Downtown)
Associates of Applied Science - Accounting
Sperion - Victoria, TX
Customer Service Representative (Inbound Call Center) 1999 - 2000