Thursday, April 20, 2017

Entertaining New Offers: Technical Writer/Analyst/Auditor

Kathleen Boston McCune 

2601 S. 30th Street · Kansas City, KS 66106 · 913.362.6989  ·  cell 913.709.4128

Technical Writer

Proven results as Technical Writer with a demonstrated track record of meeting expectations while facilitating and keeping schedules for each project while insuring all software is incorporated into and for project specs/plans and that security needs are included into user manuals as required.
Core competencies include expertise in the following:

·      Corporate and Small Business Entities
·      Gov:Fed/State/Local Entities
·      Management of office/or responsibilities as required

·      Prioritization
·      Analysis of Data
·      Schedules met
·      Ease in all settings
·      SDLC
·      Security Expert

·      Technology Integration
·      Regulatory Compliance
·      Efficiency Improvements
·      Insuring laws met
·      User & Training Manuals

Computer Software Familiarity

Microsoft- Works: all, including AGI, MTS, Excel, Power Point and Vista, PDF (ADOBE Acrobat), Photoshop, PeopleSoft(JDE), VISIO, ACCESS, SAP, SAS, QuickBooks thru 2013, Great Plains, Peachtree, EPerfect, E Commerce, ADP, Oracle, Paychex, Paycor, Sharepoint and Cloud.

Official Wiki contributor since 2009


BBA, Washburn University – Topeka, Kansas (Tested out of basic English as freshman and began that year with by-line on Washburn Review and earned an “A” in Senior English courses (Poetry & Composition).  42 hours in accounting/Math courses

Dean Vaughn Medical Terminology-100% accuracy

Cost Principals & Grants Management Certificates-Federal Training

Direct Experience in Successful Writing

Three Months:

Technical Writer for Reality Technology, Inc.

Writing of responses to RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, etc., plus all other written material needing finish work or interpretation for the public.

Six Months:

Assistant to Doctor Kovach of the Menninger Foundation:

Wrote up the approved Grant for Dr. Kovach which was awarded for ten years @ $100k each year by the federal government concerning the study of Japanese Quails and their hereditary aspects and how they relate to how humans respond to one another psychologically.

Sixteen years:

Dec 1998 – Oct 2014 (Owner Retired)

Tom the Taper – Drywall Finisher

Office Manager/Webpage Developer

Kept the books, schedules and developed webpages, ads and correspondence for Tom McCune for the last sixteen years of his business of Drywall Finisher, known in the Greater Kansas City area as the best.

Thirteen years 2 months:

Feb 2004 – Ongoing for Time Saver Construction, O.P., KS (part-time)

Web Page Designer/Template Designer for several small businesses: Timesaver Construction and Tom The Taper

·        Designed 8 WebPages with History of Business, Scope of work possible, Before & After examples, Method for Reaching the Business and feedback/questions page.
·        When staff is on vacation: preparation of estimates and correspondence with government offices.
·        For another business over last 18 years: Kept records of expenditures and income for Tom The Taper and EOY Tax Preparation.  (Both firms doubled their volume of work and income with advertisements on the web.)

Seven years:

Apr 2010 – Feb 2017 (BETWEEN CONTRACTS)

Editor/Writer for publications: Mayflower Voyage, An Historical Treatise and nine other books all listed and available on Amazon or through bookstores worldwide under my complete name.

Four months:

Apr 2016 – Jul 2016

UMB, Financial District, Downtown KCMO

Technical Writer

After upgrade of security software, contracted to set up User/Training Manuals within International Wire Investments Section for 6 associates to include embedded data and referenced materials for internal use and then put onto Cloud.

Seventeen months:

Jun 2014 – November, 2015

Raftelis Financial Consulting, Inc.

Financial Technical Writer

Ø  Wrote three sections of Proposal for San Antonio’s Water System.
Ø  For St.Louis Mo. Sewer District: Set up and produced Proposal for wastewater and storm water change in financing.
Ø  Produced graphs revealing historical storm and waste water usage in relation to funding.
Ø  Provided ten variations of Proposal for each Reviewing team and political entity within the St. Louis MSD.

Six months:

Jun 1979 -- Dec 1979

MW Watson Construction & General Contractors, Topeka, KS

Accountant/Assistant to Contractor

·        Set up 29 Bid Packages for Sub-Contractors from Geo Survey to Landscaping for the Menninger Mental Health West Campus Expansion.
·        Set up the Spreadsheets for the Scheduling of each of the Projects based upon the estimated time frames presented within the Bid Packages.
·        Entire Project was completed in 18 months, though I had moved on with new husband.

Eighteen months:

Jan1980 -- Jun1981

Arizona Department of Transportation

Financial Analyst and Acting Economist 

·        Successfully forecasted the expenditures and thus the budget for all road projects. This office was still using the “card” system of computerization and with the nod of the Deputy of Transportation; I upgraded the whole office onto PCs, testing the software before going online. My accuracy ratio for forecasts was 98% for the next 2 years and included four climate zones and allowance for strikes, as Arizona has Labor Unions. 



Oct 2012 -- May 2013

MACProcess Inc. now Schenck AccuRate

Senior Financial Analyst

By Contract for Richard Smith, Director for Accounts Receivable: Assisted Management within A/R in implementation between Oracle and SAP in the KCMO operation to capture all incoming monies. Then wrote up the additional SOP to capture them in future. 

Feb 2009 – Feb 2010

Administration of Health & Human Services for Federal Government, Region VII.

Fiscal Operations Specialist

Updated Fiscal Reporting for the Foster Care and Adoption Assistance for the four States: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Created Reports for Quarterly expenditures from each State within Region VII.
·        Verified Administration costs of third party entities/auditing same
·        Externally Audited & Financial Lead for Federal IV-E (Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) monies-Bi-annually.
·        Pilot Team Lead-Financial extrapolation of Administrative Cost Review in Iowa w/100% accuracy verified.
·        External audit of Peer Reviews Program in Iowa’s Transition program for youth services.

Feb 2006 – Feb 2009

Azteka Mobile: through Robert Half

Financial Analyst/Bookkeeper

·             Set up books for new firm on Quickbooks including 12 bank accounts, all vendors, all clients, and sales stats.
·             Maintained books, bank accounts and incoming orders, assigning appropriately.

Feb 2005 – Feb 2006

JMA Chartered

Internal Auditor

·        Audited three Private firms: architectural and engineering
·        Audited three programs for local government with federal matching monies including contracts by 3rd parties.
·        Wrote up audit results and presented them to my boss and the person in charge of the internal audit for each assignment.

Sept 2004 -- Jan 2005

County Government (Johnson County)

Research Analyst/Financial Analyst/Reconciliation Analyst

·        Audited A/P desk for possible fraud
·        Reconciliation of A/P desk for Register of Deeds Office
·        Set up new desk user/training manual to include GAAP for future potential fraud
·        Trained new personnel and included new software Peoplesoft.

Nov 2003 -- Sept 2004

GE/ERC (now SwissRe)

Research Analyst

Job:  to determine any liability from recent purchase of four smaller reinsurance firms:
·        Set up Spreadsheet configuration required to garner all possible information concisely for contract management of liabilities covered.
·        Oversaw staff of two for assistance in finding all data available.
·        Solely input the data into the SAS system for Administration to pull data by category
o   ROI = Cost =$54k, Potential Liabilities could have been millions


Sep 2001 – Nov 2002


Sr Financial Analyst/Reconciliation Analyst

·        Acted as Intermediary between Sprint and the Vendors affected by the change in methodology and software Peoplesoft.
·         Educated all Vendors and Buyers of the new system and methodology to include no specific Sales person to call their own.
·        Retrieved all monies Vendors were retaining until they were satisfied of system


Sep 1989 – Sep 1996

City Government: Kansas City, Kansas

Senior Financial Analyst (prior to combining w/WyCo)

·        Updating and Organizing Bond/Note Department.  Wrote up new guidelines on transactions.
·         Audited  A/P, A/R, calculating potential  arbitrage to determine whether or not the City was earning more than it was paying to hold notes for roads and other infrastructure. Proved none existed, which when tested by outside audit firm (costing KCK $100,000) my record was 100% accurate.
·         Balanced bank accounts for the Board of Public Utilities and set up the files for all notes and bonds held by the City.
·         Audited the files of the Health Care Benefits Manager in realigning changes and implementing new data into the updated system to accommodate ERISA.

Jun 1985 – Jun 1989

Louisiana Legislature

Senior Financial Analyst

Successfully served at the pleasure of the 105 Representatives w/direct responsibility for a $3 billion budget that included all Health and Hospital Services for the State of Louisiana.
·        Regular appearances before the media were part of this positions’ requirement with explanations for line-item expenditures by program.
·        Drafted new law for Legislators.
·        Sat on Appropriations and Health Committees for all hearings, explaining potential changes in law or how to effect changes requested by elected officials.
·        Modeled budgets for the Health Services for the +$3 billion budget.
·        Special Project: Researched, analyzed and presented before Education Committee the cost and potential fiscal risks in a Voucher System for funding education throughout the State of Louisiana.

Jun 1981 -- Jun 1985

Administration for the State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Budget Analyst

Successfully produced a $128 million budget for Health and Human Resources for five budgetary departments. Recommended by boss in 4th year to the Appropriations Committee within the House of Representatives.
·        Developed RFPs guidelines for bid specs for software and hardware upgrades and implementations including merging of interdepartmental inventories for cost effectiveness.
·        Successfully upgraded all of the Health Services for the State of Louisiana in software and hardware including writing the desk user/training manuals and training staff.
·        Budgeted for the following departments: Rehabilitation Services, Blind Services, Family Services, Youth Services and Social Services.
·        Responsibilities also included: Internal Auditing, Program Analysis for Efficacy and Humanity, Contract Administration and retrieval of monies from the federal government, and forecasting in the future to five years, and internal auditing which necessitated travel throughout the State to Pilot Offices.
·        Recommendation of appropriate response to RFP.s for Health Services.
·        Any change in the budget exceeding $10k required a visit to the Appropriations Committee and testimony to obtain approval.
·        Managed to retrieve $132 million from federal funding reimbursements by reducing the Social Workers’ load of 32+ pages of reports for the abused and neglected children, down to just 2 pages, (which meant they had the time to fill them out).  Reviewed previous 3 years’ reports in order to retrieve those monies. 

Jan1979 -- Jun 6 1979

IBM, Springfield, Illinois Contracted through Robert Half

Financial Analyst

·        Cleaned up a three-year-old federal audit situation in only 6 months
·        Included reorganizing all accounts on the A/R side (IBM clients) and reallocating their payments appropriately.
·        When finished  met with the CEOs of mega firms such as: Illinois Power, Illinois Bell, Illinois Dept. of Labor, Illinois Dept. of Transportation and other large business entities, explaining cogently how their accounts were now in balance.
·        Requested a Desk Audit and received an A+ for the work.
·        Asked to become a Manager at IBM, but declined due to new husband’s career taking us in another direction. Boss: Patricia Barrios

Jan 1978 -- Dec 1978

EDS, Federal (Ross Perot’s firm)


·        As part of the team for testing and designing potential fraud scenarios for new software it was incumbent for implementation of that software (used until recently) in Kansas for the Medicaid and Medicare Crossover Claims.
·         After testing and setting up the “front-end” shop this position as Manager for the front end meant assuring only “clean” claims crossed to the data input area and that all claims had the encoding  necessary for timely processing and accurate tracking for potential fraud.
·        Our team held the record for years for being the first on-line for finding fraud on the first day with an accuracy ratio of 100%.

Jan 1975 -- Dec 1977

State of Kansas Treasurer’s Office

Deputy Treasurer

     Using a formula based upon the State Chartered Kansas Banks’ investment in small businesses and farmers, I invested all Federal Revenue Sharing monies and distributed them throughout Kansas.
·        Invested the Judges, Clerks and Court Reporters Retirement monies.
·        Balanced the 15 bank accounts on a monthly basis and assisted in the weekly investment of excess monies offered to local banks on TDOAs (Time Deposit Open Accounts), able to back the $20k to $200m available, utilizing wire transfers.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Entertaining Offers 


Administrator ~ 30+ yrs.

Administrative Financial Analysis ~ 34+ yrs.

Audit for Fraud ~ 20+ yrs.

Balancing of Statements ~ 38+yrs.

Budgeting ~ estimate to 5 yrs.w/98% accuracy ~ 10 yrs

Desk Manual Creation ~ 30+ yrs.

GAAP applied thruout the 'books' corrected ~ 33+ yrs.

Implementations ~ 30+yrs.

Internal Auditing ~ 30+yrs.

Restoration of Desks in “audit situations” ~ 30+ yrs.

Regulatory Compliance ~ 22+ yrs.

Retrieval of monies left on the table ~ 22+ yrs.

Technical Writer ~ 32+ yrs.     913.709.4128 mobile

913.362.6989 landline

Industry Lines:   IBM, EDS, Sprint, GE,  M&As (Mergers & Acquisitions),Raftelis/MacProcess/Schenck/JMA

Governments: local,county,state & federal

Computer Applications: Microsoft- Works (all, including XP,Excel Spreadsheet,Power Point and Vista), ACCESS, SAP, SAS, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), ERP, Peachtree, EPerfect Commerce,ADP, Quickbooks, and PeopleSoft ,Oracle(Hyperion & Essbase)

Education/Qualifications·   BBA/Business Major/Accounting Minor/Journalism 

·   Cert: Cost Principles & Grants Management