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Accountants - EC

Dorris McDebit
4422 General Ledger Way
RaleighNC 27614
Master of Accountancy candidate May 2018
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2017
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
College of Business Administration
Major: Accounting
GPA: 3.6/4.0
Related Coursework
  • Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Corporate Finance I, II and III
  • Advanced Corporate Income Tax
  • Microeconomics Theory and Applications
5/2017 - 9/2017Anderson, McBane and Rothchild, LLC  Miami, FL
Regional accounting firm with five offices in the Southeast
Accounting Intern
  • Assisted in the annual audit of a health care consortium and identified a major posting error leading to the recovery of over $74,000 in federal tax credits
  • Created a workbook for newly hired interns that was shared with the other four offices. Received a commendation from the managing partner of the firm
  • Received the Intern of the Month award in the second month of employment
  • Assisted in a variety of bookkeeping tasks to include payroll and accounts payable for a mid-sized manufacturing firm
Honors and Awards
  • Achieved Deans List status for 3 years.
  • Gold Medal Champion, Toastmasters International of Nashville - Oratory Competition, March 2016.
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2016 - Present
  • First place, free stroke in the Annual Swimming Contest, Nashville Nautitorium
Certifications and Licensure
  • Passed the first and second parts of the CPA exam. Plan on completing the CPA certification immediately after graduation.
  • Licensed -Series 6 - NASD Registration, 2017 - current
  • Private Pilots License, 2014
Outward Bound - The Appalachian Trail
  • Participated in week-long wilderness experience in a group of 10 students.

Competitive swimmer and diver
Perform bookkeeping function for a local non-profit food bank
Volunteer tax preparer for USF Alumni Association

Accountants - EX

More than 15 years’ professional experience in the planning, administration and control of corporate accounting, finance and tax operations. Excellent analytical, negotiation, project management and customer relationship management skills. PC proficiency with Microsoft Office and specialized accounting and financial analysis/reporting software. Common-sense intelligence with expertise in:

Financial Planning, Research, Analysis & ReportingFederal & State Corporate Taxation
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & ReconciliationsRegulatory Compliance & Reporting
General Accounting & Month-End ReportingEarnings Analysis & Forecasting
Financial Modeling & Income/Expense ProjectionsInvestment Finance & Portfolio Analysis
2016 to PresentGRAY, DAVISON & COMPANY  Philadelphia, PA
Managing Director, Research & Financial Analyst
Portfolio Accountant / Trader
Institutional Research & Sales Analyst

Joined Branch Cabell in 2016 as part of a 12-person financial investment team. Recruited to Jordan Aberson by former manager to spearhead the start-up of their internal investment, financial research and portfolio accounting functions. Again recruited in 2017 to Gray, Davison & Company by another former manager to orchestrate the start-up and subsequent management of their in-house research operation.
  • Acquired excellent experience on both the buy and sell sides of the retail and institutional financial investment industries. Particular knowledge of mutual fund and hedge fund products/portfolios.
  • Built and maintained strong working relationships with top executives of small- and mid-cap companies nationwide to evaluate their financial positions, discuss earnings forecasts and perform comprehensive research reports as per NASD regulations.
  • Provided the critical research, analytical and documentation support essential for the growth and expansion of each firm. Gray, Davison grew from launch to profit within first year; Jordan Aberson experienced 45% growth in a poor investment market.
2014 to 2016KRUGMAN CORPORATION  Philadelphia, PA
Tax Analyst
Joined Krugman Corporation, a Fortune 500 consumer paper and plastics goods manufacturer with 100+ operating locations and more than 20,000 employees worldwide.
  • Spearheaded a series of special projects to identify and capture opportunities to reduce corporate tax obligations throughout the company's domestic operations.
  • Evaluated tax implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions, capital equipment expenditures, payroll processing, inventory management and other functions/actions with significant tax ramifications.
  • Consulted with business unit directors to provide tax expertise relative to plant operations, location selection, asset acquisition and divestiture and other general operating issues.
2013 to 2014DEAN WITTER, INC.  Philadelphia, PA
Account Executive
Leveraged accounting and financial experience to enter the investment market and expand professional skills to include sales, marketing and new business development. Concentrated on acquisition of new customer accounts and sale of a diverse portfolio of security and mutual fund products. Provided clients with portfolio analysis and asset allocation strategies to limit risk exposure and maximize returns.
2011 to 2013NORTHERN SECURITY GROUP  Philadelphia, PA
Corporate Tax Manager
Managed corporate tax affairs for three Northern Security Group insurance companies. Coordinated preparation of quarterly and annual tax returns for both state and federal governments, as well as managing comprehensive tax research/analysis function. Liaised with government officials as necessary.
  • Delivered comprehensive financial and tax analyses, reports and recommendations to support corporate restructuring, merger and acquisition projects as the company expanded and diversified.
Tax Manager (2011)
Tax Supervisor (2008 to 2011)
Financial Accounting Supervisor (2006 to 2008)

Fast-track promotion through a series of increasingly responsible corporate accounting and tax management positions with one of the nation's only union-owned insurance companies.
  • Planned, staffed and managed daily tax operations for Union Labor Life and its 19 affiliated life and health insurance companies.
  • Managed a complex corporate tax compliance process to ensure full regulatory compliance and personally prepared the federal income tax return.
  • Directed a series of special tax research projects to identify areas to eliminate tax liabilities and annual obligations. Contributed to substantial annual cost savings.
  • Planned, staffed and supervised general accounting functions and managed financial analysis projects for senior management. Point person for annual external audits.
Staff Accountant
Excellent hands-on experience in the planning and coordination of critical accounting and financial records for one of the largest life insurance companies in the U.S. Acquired outstanding experience in virtually all facets of corporate accounting, analysis and financial reporting. Specialized in preparation of STAT and GAAP financial statements for both the parent corporation and its reinsurance subsidiary.
M.S. - Taxation - Penn State University - 2002
B.S. - Finance - University of Virginia - 1999

Accountants - EX 2

45851 Flamingo Drive
LeesburgVA  20176-8264
Citizenship: United States
Veteran’s Preference: None.
Highest Federal Grade Held: 14.
Current Federal Position Type Held: Permanent.
Types of Federal Positions Held: Career Conditional and Permanent.
A top-performing Certified Finance Professional (CPA and CGFM) credited with over 20 years of federal financial management experience. Outstanding specialist distinguished for accounting policy development; fixed asset reporting; cost accounting; financial statement compilation; general ledger analysis; and various other aspects of the industry. Highly accomplished in multiple financial systems and the ability to build and maintain relationships.
Nebraska Avenue Complex
Rm. 5622, Washington, DC 2040740 Hrs per Week
Supervisor: Melissa Range, 202-555-1234Salary: $101,557 / $113,090 per annum
May be contacted (Yes)

The Team Lead of Financial Reporting & Systems charged with financial submissions, reporting activities, and expert analysis in various financial fields. Numerous responsibilities display accomplished skill and talent in the finance industry. Demonstrated strong leadership skills while acting in place of the Associate Director. Evidence of strong knowledge of the finance field is visible in the role of Financial Reporting, General Ledger Oversight, and Internal Control. Skills as an outstanding professional are manifest in the understanding of Financial Systems and a wide range of additional professional services.

Staff Accountant recruited to assist with Financial Operations; the USVISIT Software Capitalization Project; Policy Issuances and Representation; and various other financial responsibilities. Displayed initiative and strong financial knowledge by identifying abnormal balance issues and developing interim procedures for maintenance. Developed and implemented valuable strategies, procedures, and processes to improve department services.
820 First Street
NE – Ste 710, Washington, DC 2000240 Hrs per Week
Supervisor: Robert A. Messing, 202-555-1234Salary: $75,485/ $89,881 per annum
May be contacted (Yes)

OFFICE OF REVENUE SYSTEMS (May 2003 – July 2007)
Essential Systems Accountant tasked with SAP Financial System Implementation; OMB Circular A-123 Implementation; Expert Accounting Assistance; Business Resumption/Continuity Planning; Interim Revenue Accounting Control System (IRACS); and other crucial accounting responsibilities. Showed financial knowledge and leadership abilities by building a consensus on policy and procedural changes that led to a performance award and the IRS becoming the first agency to obtain an unqualified opinion with SAP in its first year of operation. Benefitted the department by improving the cost allocation of workmen’s compensation costs.

Cost Accountant recruited to be responsible for the Statement of Net Cost Preparation; OMB A-76 Compliance; Integrated Financial System (IFS) Implementation; and additional accounting responsibilities.
600 Army-Navy Dr E-7149
Arlington, VA 22202-421040 Hrs per Week
Supervisor: Patricia Halseth, 202-555-1234Salary: $48,566 / $57,641 per annum
May be contacted (Yes)

Staff Accountant and Team/Project Leader responsible for Audit Recommendation Follow Up; Fixed Asset Monitoring & Financial Reporting; Federal Financial System Property Module (FFSPM) Implementation; and other essential financial duties. Displayed financial knowledge and experience by authoring the capitalization policy memo to change capitalization thresholds for all classes of fixed assets. This led to being in alignment with departmental standards.
820 First Street, N.E. –
Main Lobby Suite 100, Washington, DC 2000240 Hrs per Week
Supervisor: Lee Gross, 202-555-1234Salary: $30,200 / $38,548 per annum
May be contacted (Yes)

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL REPORTS (September 1994 – February 1997)
Essential Operating Accountant tasked with Financial Statement Preparation and other vital accounting duties. Displayed leadership abilities as the supervisor of detailees and substitute Team Leader. Benefitted the department by improving data accuracy and cutting processing time by 50 percent. This improvement saved the IRS 32 hours annually. Displayed initiative and financial knowledge by performing extensive data analysis during several compilations that resulted in a $605 million adjustment in the working trial balance for FY93, and a $26 million reduction in prepaid assets in FY95.

Liaison Accountant recruited to be responsible for serving as part of the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act Liaison Team in the Office of Financial Reports. Excellent leadership skills and financial knowledge were evident while tasked with Audit Coordination; Report Coordination and Writing; Financial Statement Reporting; and other essential financial duties.
Accountant, January 1992 – April 1992

Service Specialist/Other, September 1989 – January 1994

Tax Preparer, December 1991 – April 1992
Other Family Members Working for the U.S. Government:
Christina M. Sarahan, Spouse: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Denise M. Williams, First Cousin: Internal Revenue Service
Richard Williams, First Cousin: U.S. Parole Commission
Master of Arts in Administration, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, June 1990
B.S. Accounting/B.S. Transportation, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD, August 1985
Diploma, DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD, May 1980
UMCP Degrees, 18 credits in Economics and 18 credits in Criminal Justice.

Active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1988.
Active Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) since the mid 1990’s.
Performance Award – DHS, IRS; Special Act Award – DHS, IRS; On-The-Spot Award - DHS
CFO Peer Award “Most Likely To Come Through in a Pinch” – DHS
CFO Superior Mission Achievement Award – DHS
CFO Award for Excellence In Financial Management, Honorable Mention – DHS
CFO Award “IFS You-Da” Award”– IRS & Computer Sciences Corporation
Certificate of Recognition – IRS

Adapted Physical Education Spe

Colin Bertrand
511 Yvette Peak Drive
KalamazooMI 49006
(269) 555-7056
Adapted Physical Education Teacher with eight years of specialized experience and CAPE certification. Passionate about working with physically and mentally disabled students, and helping them achieve competencies with physical tasks. Highly knowledgeable of best practices for adapted physical education, creating individualized education plans, and the ethical and professional standards of working with disabled students.

Individual and Group ActivityMotor Skill DevelopmentParent Counseling
Individualized Education PlansStudent AssessmentCoaching
Highlighted Accomplishments
  • Established adapted physical education program at the newly constructed Hartwell Elementary School. In the first two years, all students in the program have stayed on track with their IEP's.
  • While working at Mason Elementary School, spearheaded an effort called "Physical Education for Everyone" to raise awareness in the community of adapted physical education programs.
  • In 2015, worked in a class specifically designed for high-need physically disabled students, and helped students successfully reach their goals.
  • Have coached a youth Special Olympics team since 2011, building further experience in working with mental and cognitively disabled children.
Employment History
2016 – PresentHartwell Elementary School  Kalamazoo, MI
Adapted Physical Education Instructor
Brand new school constructed in 2016. Tasked with building the school's adapted physical education program to serve 14 physically and mentally disabled students. Program has performed above the standards set forth by the county, and all students have remained on track with their individualized education plans.
2013 – 2016Mason Elementary School  Portage, MI
Adapted Physical Education Instructor
Worked with two additional instructors to create activities and programs for students. Class sizes ranged from 8 to 20 students. Also initiated a program called "Physical Education for Everyone" to promote awareness of adapted physical education among students and the community.
2010 – 2013Woodward Elementary School  Portage, MI
Adapted Physical Education Instructor
Created physical education IEP's, hosted classes, and updated reports in school's records system. Worked with parents and other special education teachers to understand students' needs and provide specialized activities to keep them engaged.
2005 – 2008Amarillo Elementary School  Ypsilanti, MI
Physical Education Instructor
Began career teaching physical education to students in grades Kindergarten through grade 3. Due to high demand, helped as a teaching assistant in a special education classroom and developed an interest in working with special needs students. Left role in 2008 to pursue a master's degree in special education and specialize in adapted physical education.
2010Western Michigan University
Master of Arts in Special Education
2005University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
State of Michigan 
2005Professional Teacher Certificate
2010Special Education Teacher Certificate
  • Valid through 2020
2010Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) 
CAPE Certification
  • Valid through 2024
2004American Red Cross 
First Aid Certification
CPR Certification
Professional Affiliations
Michigan Education Association (MEA)2005 - Present
National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)2010 - Present
Community Service
2011 – PresentMichigan Special Olympics 
Coached soccer team for mentally impaired youth, applying many practices and techniques used in the classroom. Have participated in over 20 games to date, including the annual soccer tournament.

Adult Basic and Secondary Educ

Anna Lugo
9002 Canyon Dr.
PhoenixAZ 85019
(480) 555-2722
Highly experienced adult education instructor with over 25 years of experience working at community colleges, workforce boards, and nonprofit organizations. Proficient in leading adult basic education (ABE), English as a second language (ESL), and high school equivalency diploma (HSED) classes, with a proven record of helping students achieve positive results in literacy and career skills. In recent years, have influenced the development of adult education curriculum at Optimal Community College, utilizing prior teaching experience and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field.

Classroom Instruction
English and Spanish Fluency
Student Assessment
Curriculum Development
Individual Tutoring
Community Outreach
Professional Experience
2010 – PresentOptimal Community College  Phoenix, AZ
Adult Education Instructor
Teach literacy, ESL, and HSED preparation courses to adults across two area campuses. Responsible for all aspects of courses, including lesson planning, student assessment, and tutoring. Tasked with reviewing existing adult education curriculum in 2016 and providing recommendations for ongoing changes, including adoption of new software tools in 2017 for supplementing literacy programs.
2006 – 2010The Opportunity Center  Mesa, AZ
Program Instructor
Worked for a nonprofit organization focused on providing adults with access to education, training, and career opportunities in the Phoenix, AZ area. Primarily led ESL, life skills, and literacy classes, occasionally assisting other instructors in job training courses. Participated in outreach programs to raise awareness of adult education services and encourage completion of HSED programs.
2002 – 2006Phoenix Area Workforce Center  Phoenix, AZ
Led training courses and workshops for adults in workforce development programs. During tenure, branch achieved state benchmarks for literacy training and competency.
2001 – 2005Mesa College  Mesa, AZ
Evening Program Instructor
Taught ESL courses 2 nights per week, and performed English language competency assessments of students seeking admission into college programs. Advised department on improvements to ESL curriculum and resources.
1998 – 2001Tucson Testing Services  Tucson, AZ
GED Assessor
Worked as a part-time testing evaluator for GED exams. Gained valuable experience on the GED evaluation process, which has been adapted into future courses and curricula.
1993 – 1998Southern Arizona Community College  Tucson, AZ
Adult Education Instructor
Traveled across three area campuses hosting ESL workshops and HSED preparation courses. Served as an advisor for students pursuing their HSED or GED, and raised awareness of college and additional training options.
1993The University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science in Education
Concentration in ESL Education
Continuing Education
Highlighted Workshops:
  • Exploring the Changing Needs of ESL Education, 2017
  • Preparing Adults for Transition to Trade and Technical Programs, 2015
  • Literacy Programs for Current and Formerly Incarcerated Adults, 2014
  • Blending Community Topics into Adult Education Curricula, 2012
  • Using Storytelling to Develop Relevant Lessons in Literacy Programs, 2010

Appraiser - Real Estate - EX

Kendra Martinez
3550 Dunston St. • AustinTX 78720
(512) 555-9613
Certified Real Estate Appraiser with over 18 years of experience in the field and a local reputation for providing friendly, dependable service to clients. Currently work as a senior-level appraiser for The Gregory Group, one of Austin's leading real estate appraisal firms, focusing on unique and high-value residential properties. Highly knowledgeable of regional market trends, developed through consistent education, networking, and business development. Have developed relationships with dozens of local and national lenders, successfully helping buyers through the purchasing process through expedient response times and accurate appraisals. Interested in continuing success in the Austin, TX area through a new challenge with a leading appraisal firm.
Summary of Qualifications
Real Estate:
  • Received the 2015 "Appraiser of the Year - Central Texas" award from the Texas Association of Real Estate Appraisers for demonstrating the highest level of field knowledge and professionalism.
  • Have lived in the Austin area for the past 25 years and able to draw from personal experience when evaluating the value, history, and popularity of specific neighborhoods.
  • Recent focus on evaluating properties with unique features, such as historic homes, multi-unit homes, and large lots. Adept at measuring how each feature contributes to the home's value and providing appropriate estimates to lenders/buyers.
  • Up-to-date on all licensing credentials to practice in the state of Texas. In most years, will exceed the state continuing education requirements for maintaining license.

Client Relations:
  • Received a 5 (out of 5) star rating from client feedback surveys during tenure at The Gregory Group, being noted for promptness in responding to questions, knowledge of the Austin area, and professional attitude.
  • Prior experience working in sales and customer service, developing a foundation of strong communication skills and customer service practices.
  • Routinely handle a high volume of calls/emails from buyers, lenders, and realtors, and able to respond quickly while giving thorough consideration to their questions and inquiries.

Project Management:
  • Have managed groups of 2-5 employees on large and complex appraisal projects, delegating responsibilities and keeping in touch with colleagues to ensure that project details remain consistent.
  • Comfortable collaborating with professionals in other areas of the buying process, including lenders, realtors, and other appraisers. Have developed relationships with many area real estate professionals throughout 18-year career.
Licensure and Certifications
Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB)2000 - Present
Certified Residential Appraiser2007 - Present
Licensed Residential Appraiser2000 - 2007
Relevant Experience
2007 - PresentThe Gregory Group  Austin, TX
2012 - PresentSenior Appraiser
2007 – 2012Residential Appraiser
Large appraisal firm specializing in unique or high-value properties, typically ranging from $750k - $5mil. Initially joined firm as a Residential Appraiser and worked towards upgrading to Certified Residential Appraiser license under firm's supervision. After five years of demonstrating excellent professionalism and aptitude for firm's specialty, was promoted to a senior-level appraiser with access to high-profile clients and projects.
2000 - 2007Central Texas Appraisals  Austin, TX
Responsible for completing 2-4 residential appraisals per day, relying on deep knowledge of the area to make quick, but accurate decisions on a property's market value. Worked closely with lenders to submit final paperwork, address questions, and provide second opinions on other appraisals.
Additional Experience
1993 - 2000Edwards Publishing Inc.  Austin, TX
Account Manager
Facilitated sales and renewals for print and digital publishing services, managing 120 client accounts worth $800k in value. Generated a 10% increase in new business from 1997 - 2000 - one of the highest growth rates in the department. Developed excellent client relations skills during phone, email, and in-person interactions.
2000Austin Real Estate Academy
Real Estate Appraisal Training Program
1993University of Houston
B.A. Communications
Highlighted Continuing Education
  • Residential Market Trends and Forecasts - 2017
  • Subdivision Valuation
  • Historic District Property Valuation
  • Central Texas Case Studies - Residential
  • Sales Comparison Approach
  • Estimating Cost and Depreciation

Area Ethnic and Cultural Studi

Jessica Westover
Contact Information
Optimal University
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
2030 Burns Drive
West Hall, Box 402
San Francisco, CA 94117
2016University of Minnesota
PhD in Feminist Studies

Dissertation: "Modern Cultural Ideologies and Influences on Women in STEM Career Paths"
Advisor: Maria Hodges, PhD
2010Carleton College
B.A. in Women's Studies
Minor in Sociology
2016 – PresentOptimal University Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Postdoctoral Adjunct Lecturer

Courses: "Modern Topics in Women's Studies" (Undergraduate), "Gender and the Humanities" (Graduate)
2011 - 2013University of Minnesota Department of Women’s Studies
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Courses: "Introduction to Gender Studies" (Undergraduate), "Women in Literature" (Undergraduate)
2016 – PresentOptimal University Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Topic: "Voices in Technology: The Broadening Dialogue of Supporting Women in Traditionally Male-Oriented Technology Roles"
2013 - 2015University of Minnesota Department of Women’s Studies
Research Assistant to Prof. Chelsea Smith, PhD
Aiden, M., Westover, J. (2017) "Reconciling Health and Career: How Employers are Utilizing Healthcare Benefits to Support its Female Workforce" Journal of Women's Studies 108: 26-29

Hodges, M., Lang, H., Miller, W., Westover, J. (2015) "Army Spouses: A Look at the Social and Cultural Dynamics of At-Home Spouses of Active Military Personnel" International Gender Studies Review 29: 12 - 16

Ballentine, J., Hodges, M., Smith, C., Westover, J. (2014) "We Will Be Heard: The Environment of Advocacy for Female Victims of Sexual Assault" Gender Studies Forum 82: 30 - 35
Posters and Presentations
Westover, J., Zdenek, G. (2017) "Modern Methods of Identifying and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" Southwestern Gender Studies Forum

Reeves, I., Sala, E., Westover, J. (2016) "The Rise of Feminist Discussion in Social Media: Influences and Effects" National Conference for Women's Issues

Hodges, M., Warner, B., Westover, J. (2014) "Career Exploration With the Girls of Monroe Charter School: A Case Study" Women in Education Forum
2017Distinguished Fellow
Optimal University
2016The Fullman Family Research Grant
Optimal University
2010R. Smith Memorial Scholarship
University of Minnesota
2009Phi Beta Kappa
Carleton College
2008Robinson Scholarship for Advancement of Social Studies
Carleton College

Atmospheric-Earth-Marine and S

Adam Rankin
Optimal University
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
1500 Canyon Street
Second Floor, Room 244
Prescott, AZ 86304

(928) 555-6700 extension 7213
2005Optimal Institute of Technology
PhD Astronomy
Advisor: Sanjay Bhavsar
Thesis: Wavelength properties of brown dwarf stars
2000University of Southern California
B.S. Astronomy
2013 – PresentOptimal University  Prescott, AZ
Assistant Professor
Courses: Introduction to Measurements and Instrumentation, Galaxies and Dynamics, Radio Astronomy, Cosmology, Celestial Navigation
2011 – 2013Optimal College of California  Riverside, CA
Postdoctoral Fellow
Courses: Understanding Solar Systems, Celestial Navigation, History of Astronomy (Joint Seminar with Dept. of History)
2008 - 2011Optimal State University  Albuquerque, NM
Adjunct Professor
Courses: Astronomy Lab, Introduction to Astronomy, Galaxies and Dynamics, Celestial Navigation
2005 – 2008Optimal University Hawaii  Honolulu, HI
Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Focus: Identification, measurement, and imaging of pulsar planets.
2001 - 2005Optimal Institute of Technology  Pasadena, CA
Research Assistant
Research Focus: Measurement and identification of ultra-short-period Jupiters.
2005Optimal Institute of Technology
Postdoctoral Research Scholarship
2001Moore Family Foundation for the Sciences
Graduate Research Scholarship
2001Smith Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Academic Scholarship
Submitted or In Progress:
1. Everett, J., Kamm, M., Lorenz, C., and Rankin, A. "Eclipsing binary surveys of circumbinary planet Eeloo-b in the Kerbol system." Submitted to Journal of Celestial Discovery.
2. Abramson, I., Ramos, M., Rankin, A., Westfield, P. "Improved methods for identification of ultra-short-period Jupiters." Submitted to National Journal of Observational Astronomy.
3. Franklin, C., Lin, H., Rankin, A., Young, C. "Crossing the threshold to confirmation: Evaluating density measurement techniques of gas dwarf planets." In preparation.

1. Harold, T., Rankin, A., Weaver, W., Zimmer, D. "Imaging and exploration of the Kerbol galaxy through the National Observatory of New Mexico." North American Astronomy. 55. 4 (2017): 122 - 131.
2. Keen, G., Moreno, F., Rankin, A., Sanderson, T., Winters, J. "Radio spectroscopy of pulsars in the ABCD 1 and 2 regions." Pacific Journal of Astronomy. 93. 1 (2016): 85 - 91.
3. Bunn, J., Dodge, R., Rankin, A., Singh, B. "Developing an improved surface profile for Jool-b using recent data from Joolileo." Celestial Imaging. 27. 3 (2015): 35 - 47.
4. Abel, E., Capelli, L., Quinn, K., Rankin, A. "Reporting and evaluation of data on the surface brightness of Duna." Modern Astronomy. 57. 2 (2015): 77 - 81.
5. Castillo, H., Cheng, G., Fuller, Y., Rankin, A., West, E. "Initial impressions of the Kerbin Telescope's MIRI imager." Journal of Astronomy Instrumentation. 23. 3 (2014): 89 - 93.
6. Akin, W., Moreno, F., Rankin, A., Yamamoto, T. "Ice Giants: Measurement of observable and non-observable characteristics." International Journal of Astronomy. 132. 4 (2013): 191 - 205.
7. Carlson, H., Jing, M., Rankin, A., Smith, F., Waters, S. "Case study in optimizing undergraduate studies for transition to PhD and postdoctoral research in astronomy." Journal of Astronomy Education. 96. 2 (2013): 34 - 47.
8. Donaldson, V., Hamilton, B., Milano, R., Rankin, A. "A discussion of observable cases of pulsar planets and identification of potential new cases." Celestial Discovery. 110. 1 (2012): 74 - 79.
9. Finn, J., Isaac, G., Larimer, E., Rankin, A., Smith, B. "Observing and measuring diffuse radio emission from the Kerbol system in search of confirmation of pulsars." Radio Astronomy. 49. 3 (2012): 109 - 115.
10. Abel, E., Bellis, M., Johnson, K., Rankin, A., Rueda, B., Warner, L. "Cataloging of astronomical radio sources across the Milky Way galaxy, and possible applications in other galaxies." North American Journal of Observational Astronomy. 74. 4 (2011): 254 - 261.
11. Hunter, F., Rankin, A., Smith, B., Vernon, C., Yim, D. "Active observation of the ABC-12 supernova from the Eeloo Space Center." Celestial Observations. 56. 2 (2011): 103 - 111.
12. Evans, A., Harris, C., Manganello, Z., Rankin, A. "Using the Kubble Orbital Telescope to collect images of pulsars in the ABCD 2 region." Modern Astronomy. 53. 2 (2010): 78 - 83.
13. Baker, H., Miller, I., Patel, S., Rankin, A., Simms, S. "Advanced imaging of the surface of Minmus." American Journal of Astronomy. 141. 1 (2010): 90 - 96.
14. Franklin, T., Rankin, A., Rogers, P., Smith, H., Zhu, C. "Re-evaluating the status of pulsar planet WXY-Z123: New information and doubts." Astronomy and Exploration. 31. 3 (2009): 89 - 96.
15. Anderson, T., Gunther, C., Harris, C., Rankin, A., Stavros, A. "When galaxies collide: Identifying merging galaxy clusters and setting up infrastructure for further measurement and observation." Celestial Discovery. 67. 2 (2009): 96 - 102.
16. Childress, G., Dunley, T., Macon, R., Rankin, A., Robertson, W. "Evaluating a possible terrestrial planet in the Kerbol System: Process, results, and lessons learned. National Journal of Observational Astronomy. 81. 2 (2008): 125 - 139.
17. Batra, P., Bronson, T., Martinelli, A., Rankin, A., Yang, C. "Measuring the circumstellar habitable zones of extrasolar stars." Modern American Journal of Astronomy. 14. 4 (2007): 102 - 116.
18. Alexander, M., Barnes, R., Rankin, A., Van Horn, M., Warfield, J. "Photometry of AB 12345 and possible ramifications on current classifications of Class B stars." Astronomy Quarterly. 86. 2 (2007): 99 - 108.
19. Aims, B., Bagley, H., Rankin, A., Simons, C., Xavier, M. "Radio emission surveys of H II regions in the Kerbol galaxy." National Review of Radio Astronomy. 73. 2 (2006): 55 - 64.
20. Bates, S., De Rosa, W., Montgomery, P., Rankin, A., Samuels, C. "Improved identification of dark nebulae using new radio astronomy technologies." Journal of the National Society of Astronomy. 89. 1 (2006): 29 - 40.
21. Dolan, K., Garrison, E., Rankin, A., Riser, A., Salem, C. "Evaluating variations of luminous intensity across Class B stars in the Kerbol System." Journal of Celestial Studies. 45. 2 (2005): 67 - 78.
22. Alles, F., Overton, A., Ramos, M., Rankin, A., Simmons, T. "Identification of ultra-short-period Jupiters in the Kerbol System and possible applications in other extrasolar systems." International Astronomy Review. 109. 4 (2004): 159 - 170.
23. Overton, A., Ramos, M., Rankin, A., Simmons, T. "Observations of DEF-456 and a discussion of hot Jupiters orbiting K-Type stars." Modern Observational Astronomy. 20. 1 (2003): 34 - 40.

1. Rankin, A. Wavelength properties of brown dwarf stars. Optimal Institute of Technology, 2001. Optimal University Press, 2005. Print.
Conference Activities
Panels and Workshops:
1. Martin, P., Rankin, A., Smith, J. "Evaluating data and new discoveries from the Jool Rover mission." Optimal University Astronomy Forum, June 2017.
2. Allison, M., Guerrero, F., Rankin, A., Wu, C. "Projecting trends and policy changes in the field of observational astronomy." Institute of Astronomy Annual Convention, October 2016.
3. Hunter, C., Rankin, A., Simpson, W., Yancey, D. "Pulsar planets: What we know and what remains to be found." National Astronomy Association Conference, July 2014.
4. Able, H., Charles, P., Rankin, A., Rodriguez, R. "Why radio interferometry matters - a discussion of recent case studies." North American Astronomy Symposium, December 2012.
5. Rankin, A., Smith, R. "Workshop: Fundamentals of photometry." Optimal University Astronomy Student Symposium, October 2011.
6. Bryan, T., Duncan, C., Henson, C., Rankin, A., Summers, W. "Discoveries in the Kerbol System: Perspectives across the field of astronomy." National Astronomy Forum, June 2009.

1. Rankin, A., Yu, C. "Observations of Jool's moons in partnership with the Kerbal Moon Study Center - A case study." International Astronomy Institute Regional Convention, November 2015.
2. Johnson, F., Rankin, A., Sanderson, T. "Reviewing VLTI data of K-Type stars in the Kerbal System." North American Astronomy Symposium, December 2013.
3. Edwards, R., Gregory, H., Rankin, A., Thomas, C. "How much do we really know about Eeloo?" Southwestern Astronomy Symposium, August 2010.
4. Rankin, A., Redwood, E., Willis, A., Ybarra, R. "Observed topography of Duna - confirmations and challenges." National Astronomy Forum, May 2008.
5. Atwood, D., Briggs, I., Hudson, S., Rankin, A. "Uniting data of Moho collected from the North American and European Celestial Imaging Centers." North American Astronomy Conference, April 2007.

Auditor - MC

Monica Cohen
1299 Arnold Ave., Apt. C
BostonMA 02118
Qualifications Summary
Certified Internal Auditor with 10 years of relevant experience overseeing over $750 million in assets and revenue at publicly traded corporations. A keen eye for detail in analyzing critical financial data and reporting to audit committees and regulatory agencies. Offers informed and objective recommendations on improving efficiency and company operations while maintaining full compliance with federal and state regulations.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Internal Controls
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Asset Management
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
Professional Experience
Lincoln Packaging, Inc. 
Boston, MA
Packaging products manufacturer with $300 million in assets and $50 million in revenue in 2017 fiscal year. Hired as an auditing consultant in 2013 to assist with pending IRS audit, and transitioned to full-time role after successful performance and results.
2014 - presentInternal Auditor
  • Provide ongoing auditing services for company operations and assets over past three fiscal years.
  • Recommend and implement new measures to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations, and with policies set by Chief Audit Executive.
  • Have located more than $3 million in unnecessary expenditures over past three years, resulting in increased efficiency and decreased expenses.
  • Utilize past data to forecast financial performance for upcoming fiscal years to help Board of Directors provide informed expectations to investors and management.
2013 – 2014Auditing Consultant
  • Supported auditing department during IRS audit for 2013 tax year. Analyzed financial transaction data and compiled reports for senior auditing staff.
  • Due to accurate reporting and information, audit was completed successfully and with minimal impact on company finances.
2010 – 2013Marcus Enterprises  New York, NY
Internal Auditor
Software company specializing in customer relationship management (CRM) applications. During employment, company averaged $150 million in annual revenue.
  • Using knowledge and analysis of financial records, advised directors on operational strategy and performance.
  • Provided guidance on plans for opening new 100-employee call center in upstate New York. $15 million facility was opened in 2012 and supports all of company's North American customers.
2008 - 2010Delaney Consulting, Inc.  New York, NY
Healthcare consulting firm serving over 80 hospitals and healthcare facilities in the northeastern United States with over $100 million in annual revenue. Served in auditing department directly under Chief Audit Executive.
  • Performed regular audits of internal transactions and financial data to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • After two years of experience, completed requirements to become a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
2010The Institute of Internal Auditors
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
2008New York University
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Bachelor's Degree in Business
Concentration in Accounting
Minor in Political Science

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