William Tala, BS

Institute for Disability Studies: Mississippi's UCEDD
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #5163
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone: 601-266-5739
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 16, 2022

William Tala

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: MECIC Business and Finance Manager
Discipline(s): Business Admin/Accounting
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Business, administration
Education: Accounting


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE University of Southern Mississippi (Institute for Disability Studies) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR FISCAL MANAGEMENT, October 2001 - Present Provide fiscal support to the Director and Associate Director in managing, tracking, and reporting financial data of several grant projects. Prepare various financial reports to University offices, federal and state agencies and private foundations. Forecast budget costs that include staff hours, travel estimates and project expenditures. Review and process contracts, contract invoices, consultant reimbursements, travel claims and accounts payable vouchers. Routinely reconcile grant balances and expenditures. Prepare financial data for proposals. Act as liaison between the Institute for Disability Studies and various University offices. Provide general administrative management in the day to day operation of the department as well as areas in payroll, personnel, procurement and inventory control. Anteon (acquired by General Dynamics) BUSINESS ANALYST, June 2000 - September 2001 Supported Business Managers/Program Managers in managing, tracking, monitoring and reporting financial data periodically. Prepared budget projections for existing contracts that included projected staff hours, contract totals, cost, revenues, and profit totals. Collect, review and process financial data from different areas including payroll, travel expenses, revenue, profit and cost totals. Generated various financial reports as required. Gathered and prepared financial data for cost proposals. Audited and analyzed contracts for cash reconciliation. Acted as liaison between management and accounting. FINANCIAL ANALYST, May 1998 - June 2000 Maintained and updated an automated financial tracking system for the Vertical Launching System Program Office. Continually monitored and realigned funds in Ship Project Directives to ensure all accounts for each fiscal year have positive balances. Provided detailed reports to Government Officials and Contractors. Verified work requests that are funded and need to be funded. Prepared Financial Accounting Data Sheets and activity funding documents for all U. S. appropriations and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) accounts. Reconciled the funded and expended amounts for all U.S appropriations and FMS accounts for each fiscal year. Vredenburg (acquired by American Management Systems, Inc) FINANCIAL ANALYST, May 1997 - May 1998 Provided financial management services to the Department of Defense. Maintained a $32 million budget for several Foreign Military Sales (FMS) accounts. Acted as liaison between NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND, Field Activities, and the FMS Ship Transfer Program Official. Prepared Basic Ordering Agreements Reports for clients and Government officials. Prepared work requests and funding documents to initiate FMS Action Items. Identified deadline Action Items and assisted in the expedition of their resolution. Assisted in the development of FMS case modifications for active FMS cases due to changing requirements, increased costs, and other issues.