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Name: Carlen Ensley
Title: Assistant to the Director LIBBI
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Department: Audubon Sugar Institute
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 3845 Highway 75
Address 2: Saint Gabriel, LA 70776
Phone Number: (225) 642-0135
Fax Number: (225) 642-8790

Education/Training
M.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University, December 2009
B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University, December 2008

Professional Experience
September 2012 – present
Assistant to the Director
Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioproducts
LSU AgCenter


  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional activities related to $17.2 million grant funded by USDA NIFA Sustainable Bioenergy AFRI-CAP. 
  • Perform all grant budget and accounting functions.
  • Serve as liaison between university and USDA.
  • Plan and execute all grant events including annual meetings, workshops and training sessions.
  • Ensure compliance with university and federal regulations.
  • Oversee required grant reporting.
  • Represent project and organization at regional and national conferences.

January 2010 – September 2012
Accountant
Office of Accounting Services- Accounts Payable and Travel
Louisiana State University

  • Interpreted and applied university regulations to reimbursement and approval of travel expenses.
  • Compiled and analyzed travel reports for use by LSU Risk Management.
  • Worked closela with departments to ensure compliance with university regulations.
  • Assisted travelers with logistics, especially the use of university systems and the state contracted travel agency.
  • Worked in collaboration with coworkers and supervisors to solve problems and ensure the goals of the university are maintained.

January 2009 – December 2009
Graduate Assistant
Department of Accounting
EJ Ourso College of Business
Louisiana State University

  • Worked closely with instructor regarding creation, administration, grading and recording of homework, quizzes and exams.
  • Tutored and assisted students with mastery of concepts outside of the classroom.

January 2007 – May 2009
Accounting Intern
Borel and Associates, LLC (Currently Layfield & Borel, CPAs LLC)
Baton Rouge, LA

  • Performed entire accounting function for local homeowners association on weekly basis.
  • Prepared quarterly and annual financial statements for clients in an array of industries.
  • Prepared and filed quarterly and annual payroll tax reports.
  • Worked closely with clients and CPAs in the preparation of state and federal income taxes for individuals, partnerships and corporations.

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