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  • 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

    organizational goals.


    SAP, JD Edwards E1

    (Oracle Based), Project

    Wise, Reports Now,

    QuickBooks, Peachtree,

    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.

    Professional Experience

  • 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

    order amendments.

    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;

    recording entries.

    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


    Volunteer Work

    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

    DeVry University

    Other Experience

    Sperion - Victoria, TX

    Customer Service Representative (Inbound Call Center) 1999 - 2000