Thomas Michael Benitez

Treasury Analyst

KBR, Inc.


M.S. Technology Project Management

University of Houston


Thank you for visiting my digital resume. My passion lies in finding effective ways to analyze financial data. I also possess a strong research ability which allows me to complete finance projects that improve company goals.

EXPERIENCE

Treasury Analyst

KBR, Inc. | Houston, TX

01/2021 - Current

  • Corporate Finance

Associate Accountant

American National Insurance | Houston, TX

11/2019 - 01/2021

  • Produce weekly liquidity forecast w/ variance analysis for Finance Committee and Board of Directors, work with outside groups to improve overall forecast.

  • Daily cash positioning and reporting for 19 of the major companies and subsidiaries.

  • Forecast and update draws/paydowns for line of credits and notes payable, perform month end reconciliation, and work with outside groups for SEC reporting.

  • Create a large weekly forecasted items report and provide it to the cash team for their daily positioning on major disbursements.

  • Research liquidity planner, update BPC cash forecast and variance reports, and create rules to assign new incoming items through SAP.

  • Complete monthly metrics reporting to measure and monitor treasury activities.

  • Assist Cash Manager and act as a back-up on processing daily cash transactions such as: initiate and approve ACH/wires request, approve debit filters, initiate and approve positive pay exceptions.

  • Member of the liquidity projects team; assist in completing major treasury projects such as:

    1. RFP Project: compare current fees w/ new bids, present proposals to management.

    2. Cash Forecast Analysis Project: partner with Business Planning Department to discover correlations between forecast verse budget projections - Use statistical techniques.

    3. Build/improve BPC cash forecast and variance reports with SAP group.

    4. Completed multiple small to medium size projects that automated processes, provided insight, and improved internal controls.

Daily Accounting Clerk

Bike Barn | Houston, TX

11/2018 - 11/2019

  • Execute Month-end closing for three entities - Present Income Statement and Balance Sheet results with analysis to management.

  • Create journal entries and make corrections to prior day Point-of-Sale system transactions.

  • Reconcile bank, inventory, and other Balance sheet accounts - Update monthly Master files for analysis.

  • Audit GL accounts to locate discrepancies - Provide findings to management.

  • Create weekly analytical summaries of store sales, employee warranties, and sales margins for different departments.

  • Reconcile payroll liabilities, update employee commissions, and prepare monthly payroll accruals.

  • Manage A/R and A/P accounts – Maintain vendor relations.

  • Reconcile Sales Tax payable - Calculate and file monthly Sales Tax with Texas Comptroller.

  • Preform bi-annual inventory reconciliations and correct or update inventory asset accounts.

  • Reconcile year end property tax accounts and submit payment to tax assessor.

  • Ad-hoc financial projects for annual event - BP MS-150.

Client Service Representative

Bank of America | Denton, TX

01/2017 - 11/2018

  • Provide a positive customer experience that leads to improved satisfaction.

  • Develop rapport with customers and process transactions like deposits, withdrawals, and payments.

  • Follow established policies, procedures, and guidelines to protect both consumers and Bank of America.

  • Inform and educate customers on how to conduct transactions through self-service technologies.

  • Ensure clients are quickly connected to the appropriate teammate with the expertise to meet their needs.

  • Meet/exceed sales goals by introducing products to clients and encouraging them to expand their relationship at the bank.

  • Listen carefully and connect with customers to understand their top financial priorities and uncover products that will benefit them.

EDUCATION

University of Houston

Master of Science in Technology Project Management

Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP)

Houston, TX | Current


University of North Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

Denton, TX | Class of 2017


R. L. Paschal High School

High School Diploma

Fort Worth, TX | Class of 2011

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND LICENSURE

Finance/Treasury knowledge

  • Cash and liquidity management

  • Bank account management

  • Cash flow forecasting

  • Variance analysis

  • Cash positioning

  • Metrics reporting

  • Financial statement analysis


Accounting knowledge

  • Full-cycle accounting

  • Month, quarter, and yearly closing

  • General ledger and journal entries

  • Account reconciliations

  • GAAP standards

  • SOX compliance

  • Budget creation

  • Cost allocation analysis


Other skills

  • Languages: English, Spanish

  • Single and multiple regression analysis

  • Create statistical models using T-tables and Confidence Intervals

  • Advance Microsoft Excel - Index and Match, create macros - edit using VBA, create automated dashboards

  • Microsoft Offices: PowerPoint, Access, Projects, SharePoint

  • Programming languages: Python, SQL

  • Data visualization: Power BI

  • Treasury Management System (TMS): FIS Integrity and eBAM

  • Software knowledge: Workiva WDesk, SAP, BPC/EPM, Hyperion HFM, Pam for Investments, CAMRA, Quickbooks


Bank portals

  • National Banks: CitiDirect, JPM Access, Wells Fargo CEO, Bank of America CashPro, BNY Mellon, BB&T View, FHLB Dallas

  • Regional Banks: Frost Bank, Comerica Bank, Key Bank, Central Bank, Moody Bank

  • Overseas Banks: HSBC net, BNP Paribas, SEB, Scotiabank


Licensure

  • Certified Public Accountant (in progress)


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