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Wendy Callahan

Wendy Callahan

New York, NY, US

 

About 

Employment 

Davis Brody Bond, LLP, New York, NY, US, Director Financial Operations

Responsible for project controls for the New York, Washington DC and Sao Paulo, Brazil offices. Liaison with clients and sub-consultants on scope, completion of work and cash flows on major projects. Budget all projects in the domestic offices. Reconciliation for all Overseas Building Operations (OBO) and General Service Administration (GSA) projects. Lead project management training on budgeting, revenue recognition and Deltek Vision. Create and maintain office budget and monthly revenue projections. Facilities Security Officer for State Department Overseas Buildings Operations contract.

Sep 2009 - current
 

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), New York, NY, US, Manager Project Accounting

Responsible for supervision of six Project Accountants and two Billing Coordinators including oversight of Washington, D.C. project accounting. Participated in performance and salary review of team members. Allocated work assignments and managed work flow for team members. Served as key contact with project managers and studio heads. Performed project review analysis including profit/loss, earnings, billings, receivables, collections, labor, consultants and unbilled. Oversaw monthly consultant accrual. Assisted in the annual budget and quarterly re-forecasting. Also handled project accounting for as many as eight project managers with billings averaging $4-5 million per month. Responsible for Qatar Petroleum, the largest project in the office with a net fee of $73 million. Instrumental in training staff domestically and in the U.K.

Feb 2006 - Aug 2009
 

Perkins+Will, New York, NY, US, Project Accountant

Assistant to Director of Operations supporting Project Directors in financial and contract administration. Ensured proper revenue recognition monthly through review of work authorizations and Project Progress Reports. Prepared timely and accurate client invoicing in accordance with contract terms. Reviewed project progess in monthly meetings with Project Directors and Managing Principal. Reviewed office expenses with Director of Operations in conjunction with reviewing monthly financial office performance with Director of Ops and Managing Director. Instrumental in the annual budgeting process. Major component in conversion from Harper Schuman CFMS to Advantage. Conducted office training for Advantage including interactive timesheets. Held a series of project manager seminars on a wide range of topics. Responsible for annual review of support staff. Trained and supervised support staff to assist in accounting tasks. Included in interview process. Integrated new Connecticut office into our accounting system and trained staff in its use.

Nov 1998 - Feb 2006
 

Education 

St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, US, Bachelors, Communication Arts

Sep 1975 - May 1979
 

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