Thomas Michael Benitez

Treasury Analyst, Corporate Finance

KBR, Inc.


M.S. Technology Project Management

University of Houston


Thank you for visiting my digital resume. I am a technical finance/accounting professional with 3+ years of financial & data analysis experience. My passion lies in finding effective ways to analyze financial data for business insight. I also possess a strong research ability which allows me to complete finance projects that improve company goals.

EXPERIENCE

Treasury Analyst, Corporate Finance

KBR, Inc. | Houston, TX

NYSE: KBR | Sector: Technology

01/2021 - Current

  • Corporate Finance

Associate Accountant

American National Insurance | Houston, TX

NASDAQ: ANAT | Sector: Financials

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 weekly "large 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.

Junior Accountant

Bike Barn | Houston, TX

Private Entity | Sector: Consumer Discretionary

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.

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

  • Financial modeling

  • Operating cash flow and liquidity forecasting

  • Variance analysis

  • Credit risk analysis

  • Financial statement analysis

  • Debt covenants and compliance reporting

  • Balance sheet hedging

  • FX analysis

  • Trade finance

  • Cash positioning

  • Treasury metrics reporting

  • Bank account management


Accounting knowledge

  • Full-cycle accounting

  • Month, quarter, and yearly closing

  • General ledger and journal entries

  • Account reconciliations

  • Budget creation

  • GAAP standards

  • SOX compliance


Math knowledge

  • Time series analysis

  • Single and multiple regression analysis

  • Create statistical models using T-tables and confidence intervals

  • Other Statistics Knowledge: Probability, Distribution, Hypothesis testing


Technical skills

  • Advance Microsoft Excel: Index & Match, macros - edit using VBA, 'Solver' & 'Data Analysis' TookPak, automated dashboards

  • Microsoft Offices: PowerPoint, Access, Projects, SharePoint, Nintex workflows

  • Programming languages: SQL - Microsoft SQL server

    • Further skills under development: Python and R

  • Data visualization: Power BI


Other skills

  • Languages: English, Spanish

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

  • Software knowledge: Workiva Wdesk and Wdata, SAP and BPC reports, Hyperion HFM, Quickbooks

  • Investment platforms: Bloomberg, Pam for Investments, CAMRA


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

  • International overseas banks: HSBC net, BNP Paribas, SEB, Scotiabank


Licensure

  • Certified Public Accountant (in progress)


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