Carlos Salazar

Freelance Spanish Translator & Project Manager

1006
Location:Austin, Texas, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/carlossalazar
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$20
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EXPERIENCED OPERATIONS ANALYST SPECIALIZING IN DEVELOPING AND WRITING OPERATING GUIDELINES TO OPTIMIZE AND FACILITATE PROCESSES WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION
CORE STRENGTHS

• BILINGUAL ENGLISH/SPANISH
• TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
• COACHING
• CLIENT COMMUNICATION • TROUBLESHOOTING
• RELATIONS MANAGEMENT
• CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
• LEADERSHIP • WRITING
• EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
• PROJECT ADMINISTRATION
• PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
SUMMARY OF KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• STARTED UP PROJECT CENTRO DEMOS IN SAN SALVADOR FROM SCRATCH WITH A DEADLINE TO GET OPERATIONS GOING WITHIN 30 DAYS TO COORDINATE ACTIVITIES BETWEEN ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC SECTIONS
• CREATED THE ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE TO RUN A SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP IN A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION TO OVERSEE ACTIVITIES OF 50 VOLUNTEER WORKERS AND TEACHERS. WROTE THE OPERATING GUIDELINES, CODE OF CONDUCT, CALENDAR FOR THREE SEMESTERS PER YEAR, OBJECTIVES, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
• CREATE A CONSOLIDATED REPORT DISTRIBUTED TO REGIONAL CONTROLLERS AND OFFICE MANAGERS TO DISCUSS STATE OF OUTSTANDING CLIENT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MID-MONTH REVIEWS BY EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM AGING AR, PROJECT PROGRESS, CASH RECEIPTS REPORTS AND CLIENTS ACCOUNTS LOGS
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
URS CORPORATION, AUSTIN, TX, BOCA RATON, FL 1999-2013
ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR & BILLING SPECIALIST
• ASSISTED PROJECT MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS WITH PROJECT FINANCES, ACCOUNTS AND BILLING FOR PROJECTS ACROSS LATIN AMERICA AND THE USA BY WORKING DIRECTLY WITH CLIENTS FOR THE URS OFFICES IN THE CLEVELAND, MINNESOTA AND LATIN AMERICA REGIONS TO REDUCE BILLED DAYS SALES OUTSTANDING (DSO)
o PARTICIPATED IN MIN-MONTH REVIEWS WITH REGIONAL CONTROLLERS, OFFICE MANAGERS AND PROJECT MANAGERS
o CREATED MONTHLY REPORTS TO PROVIDE STATUS OF OUTSTANDING AND EXPECTED DATES FUNDS WOULD BE RECEIVED, CURRENT CASH RECEIPTS, AND COLLECTION EFFORTS FOR THE OVERDUE ACCOUNTS
• EXPEDITED INVOICING FOR URS OFFICES IN MEXICO CITY, PANAMA CITY, SAN JUAN, PR, SAO PAULO, BUENOS AIRES, AND COCHABAMBA FOR THEIR LATIN AMERICAN CLIENTS.
o PROVIDED PROJECT MANAGERS PROJECT PRORESS REPORTS TO ASSIST THEM IN THE TIMELY APPROVAL OF INVOICES FOR THEIR CLIENTS
• COMMUNICATED WITH ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE EXTERNAL CLIENTS AND INTERNAL PROJECT MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO ENSURE RECEIPT OF INVOICES AND DELIVERABLES ACCORDING TO CONTRACT TERMS TO AVOID DELAYS IN PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES.
• MAINTAINED CLIENT ACCOUNTS LOGS FOR STATE, COUNTY AND CITY AGENCIES, AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL CLIENTS
• UTILIZED TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SKILLS TO MAINTAIN SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHS WITH LATIN AMERICAN CLIENTS
• ORIGINATED PROJECT SETUP PROCESS, DRIVING PROJECTS TO COMPLETION BY COMPILING INFORMATION AND ENTERING TO THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

CONCEPT SERVICES, AUSTIN, TX 1997-1999
CONTRACT ANALYST
• PROVIDED CONTRACT TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION, ORGANIZING AND PROCESSING CORRESPONDENCE WITH CONTRACTING PARTIES AND MONITORING FULFILLMENT OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS.
• COMPLETED ALL REQUIRED FORMS AND PAYMENT REQUESTS, COMMUNICATING WITH CLIENTS TO ENSURE PROPER PROJECT COMPLETION
CENTRO DEMOS—
INSTITUTE FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN STUDIES, Washington DC 1993-1997
DIRECTOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE, SAN SALVADOR
• STARTED UP OPERATIONS FOR THE CENTER IN THE FIELD OFFICE OF SAN SALVADOR
• PROCURED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND FURNITURE FOR THE CENTER; CONTRACTED CATERING SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR THE WEEKLY CONFERENCES FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROJECT WITH LOCAL PROVIDERS
• OVERSAW PROCUREMENT OF AIRLINE TICKETS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE GUEST SPEAKERS THAT CAME FROM ABROAD ON A WEEKLY BASIS
• PREPARED AND IMPLEMENTED OPERATING BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEARS 1993-1994 AND 1994-1995, OVERSEEING FUNDS FROM USAID OFFICE IN SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR
• CREATED AND EXECUTED ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.
• HIRED AND SUPERVISED STAFF OF SIX ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACCOUNTING PERSONNEL
PREVIOUS POSITIONS INCLUDE BILLING SPECIALIST FOR RADIAN INTERNATIONAL, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION FOR INSTITUTE OF CENTRAL AMERICAN STUDIES AND NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE OFFICER FOR UNICEF.

CAREER NOTES AND VOLUNTEER WORK
ONECHAPEL & MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH,
VOLUNTEER TRANSLATOR
• PERFORMS SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION FROM ENGLISH TO SPANISH FOR NON-ENGLISH SPEAKERS ON MONTHLY ROTATION.
MARANATHA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AUSTIN 2005-2009
DIRECTOR—SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP
• CREATED AND IMPLEMENTED STUDENT AND TEACHER OPERATIONS MANUAL FOR SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND TRANSLATED DOCUMENT INTO ENGLISH. OVERSAW AND DIRECTED 50 ADMINISTRATIVE AND ACADEMIC STAFF VOLUNTEERS.

EDUCATION
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MINOR IN MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, TX