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Dr. Arpita Shroff

Dr. Arpita Shroff

Dr. Arpita Shroff

Associate Professor of AccountingAccounting and International Business


Discipline Accounting

Degrees Earned

M.S.Accy, MBA, Ph.D.

Courses Taught

Intermediate Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Special Topics in Accounting

Experience Qualifications

Business and Professional Experience
Accounting Manager, Parsons, Houston, TX May 04 - Aug 06
Lead the accounting department of the Parsons Iraq Joint venture project. My job responsibilities include

  • Responsible for the monthly financial reporting to the Board of Directors of the joint venture
  • Responsible of budget forecasting and cash flow management
  • In charge of all the DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) audits as well as internal audits from the partners
  • Supervise Accounts Payables and Accounts Receivables personnel
  • Oversee all the accounting activities

General Manager/CFO, Kildrummy, Inc. Houston, TX May 99 - April 04
I started as a part time accounting consultant with Kildrummy to manage their books of accounts. They offered me a full time position as Accounting Manager in Jan 2002. I was promoted as the CFO for the US operation in Jan 2003. Some of my responsibilities include

  • Developed the chart of accounts and the complete accounting system in Quick books and Peachtree
  • Maintain accounts every month by reconciliation and audit checks
  • Provide the Board of Directors with monthly reports that include cash-flow statements and budget forecast
  • Developed an internal control system and procedures
  • Perform Needs Analysis for client projects
  • Help configure the software to match client business, interface and reporting requirements
  • Provide on-site client training for use of Kildrummy's cost control software
  • Consult clients for cost engineering solutions
  • Provide integration support with other projects and/or corporate system
  • Provide technical support to clients through out the project life-cycle

Sr. Accountant, Kvaerner Process, Houston, TX April 99 - Jan 02

  • Maintain fixed assets listing and Capital Expenditure schedules for all the divisions of the company. Develop depreciation schedules, and reports for asset acquisition, classification, sales, and write-offs
  • Prepare state sales tax returns, property tax schedules and supporting schedules for federal tax filing
  • Perform Treasury functions such as liquidity management, projecting current/future cash needs, electronic transfers, and bank reconciliation
  • Prepared monthly financial statements after the month end close
  • Responsible for preparing departmental budgets, performance reports, payroll journal entries, General Ledger account analysis / reconciliation, receivables, payables and insurance schedules
  • Worked with external auditors during annual audits

More Information

Research and Creative Interests

Capital Market with special interest in the
Debt Market (private loans)
Financial Analyst
Data Breach and market reaction
Public Policy in Accounting (FASB pronouncements)

Organizations/Community Experience

University coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program 2015 - Present
VITA Volunteer - 2014 - Present
Mission Pawsible, Corpus Christi - Provide Accounting and Tax services for the charity - 2015-