Taraye M. Lopez

  • Financial Analyst
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • Jan 31, 2018
Full time Accounting Finance General Business Government Management

Personal Summary

Hello my name is Taraye Lopez. I have 15 years of Government Service Experience  working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Treasury in their Unclaimed Property Department at Management Level. I am relocating to Houston, Texas looking to continue my Career.

Work Experience

Director of Finance
Nov 2015 - Massachusetts State Treasury, Unclaimed Propert Division

Provided executive-level leadership with full responsibility of financial and accounting functions. Supervised five direct reports accountable for operations and compliance. Interfaced with the Custodial Mutual Fund Holdings unit. Monitored and managed reconciliations, mutual funds, expense reports, and variances. Maintained accurate investment records to document transactions preceding funding. Developed monthly and annual expense forecasts.

  • Contributed to an expansive 2-year database deployment project.
  • Completed compilations and reconciliations for unclaimed property and funds.
  • Submitted timely expense reports and financial data for the division.
  • Reported on incremental mutual funds and DRP statements of holdings.
  • Collaborated with agents to reconcile mutual fund accounts.

 

Assistant Director of Reporting
Jan 2008 - Nov 2015 Massachusetts State Treasury, Unclaimed Property Division

Comprehensively directed department initiatives related to reporting, compliance, auditing and reconciliation. Implemented training of new Reporting department employees. Oversaw a team of 5 employees in charge of processing unclaimed property reports, reconciling and verifying submissions for cash, mutual funds, and securities. Reviewed newspaper proofs for bi-annual publication.

  • Administered and validated all deposits of unclaimed property report filings with bank accounts.
  • Collaborated with holders to ensure adherence to compliance and reporting requirements.

Evaluated Request for Resources (RFR) and awarded audit contracts

Report Analyst
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008 Massachusetts State Treasury, Unclaimed Property Division

Participated in various reporting and reconciliations tasks, ensuring the validity of accounting records and upholding compliance standards. Responded to internal challenges, such as system and account issues. Maintained internal databases, examining accuracy and timeliness. Completed settlements, modified reports, and fulfilled additional data entry requirements.

  • Worked collectively with Holders to verify compliance with Massachusetts General Law.
  • Contrasted cash, stock, and mutual funds with reports during the reconciliation process.
  • Manually recorded significant details regarding unrecovered funds in reports.

 

Education

FInance
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018 Bunker Hill Community College