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       Improving Operations and Financial Management for Competitive Advantage

As a finance transformation and digital professional, I help finance leaders, in both the public and private sectors, design and implement changes in their finance operations, processes, and systems in order to accelerate their business.

I focus on adding value by providing the strategic and analytical skills, data-driven insights, as well as the required change-related business process to achieve results. I’m accustomed to the challenges involved in working in demanding atmospheres. I bring value, flexibility, accountability, and commitment.

How I Can Add Value to Your Organization:

I understand the challenges that companies are facing with their finance functions, and as your consultant, I can help:

  • Provide ongoing support in expense monitoring, month-end closing, variance analysis, forecasting, and budget planning
  • Analyze business performance using financial and statistical techniques to monitor business trends and the effectiveness of strategic initiatives
  • Build and enhance financial models to forecast and report on revenues, expenses, and financial performance
  • Communicate financial report findings and provide quantitative, data-driven insight to company leaders to drive smart decision-making and improve business results
  • Define business requirements and conduct current state/future state analysis
  • Standardize and automate routine procedures where possible to increase efficiency, reduce potential errors and improve quality
  • Leverage the power of business intelligence reporting tools for corporate decisions

Functional Capabilities:

The following list, a sampling of functions indicating the roles I have delivered throughout my consulting career.

  • Assisted a software company with implementing Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 audit compliance and revenue recognition for software licenses
  • Helped an international consulting company with auditing misstatement of revenue recognition and sub-contractor reviews to ensure compliance with SEC regulations
  • Developed and implemented effective strategic business solutions through research and analysis of data and business processes for a Government-sponsored enterprise
  • Worked with a team of consultants, on a multibillion-dollar financial restatement project in assessing whether impairment indicators existed on financial instruments
  • Consulted at a global private investment bank in performing system audit on INVESTRAN Accounting System to ensure data integrity  
  • Developed financial models and tools, including cost-benefit analysis, resource utilization models, and performance reports for a large financial firm
  • Hired by a large international real estate company in identifying and documenting business processes re-engineering opportunities including current and future-state process flows of the Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) system

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Communicating – Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs
  • Problem-solving – Use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; is resourceful and self-reliant in finding solutions and can work independently with limited supervision
  • Process management – good at figuring out the process necessary to get things done and how to separate and combine tasks into an efficient workflow
  • Organizing – can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Written communication- is able to write clearly and can get messages across to have the desired effect

In today's business world, flexibility is critical, which is why I can be called to augment the skills of a firm's existing staff or provide the skills and experience needed to help your company stabilize and optimize business operations

Sampling of Past Engagement Clients

I was hired as a Business Analyst/Change Management Consultant to develop strategies to fully leverage the company MRI software and to identify solutions to meet the company growing needs.

Key accomplishments included:

  • Pre-implementation of Corporate Real Estate module (UAT on 180 Corporate Leases)
  • Helped the company in successfully achieve $280 Million in investments
  • Reviewed current & future business process needs as they relate to future system setup decisions
  • Developed check list tools, procedures and training for the accounting department.
  • Conducted an assessment of the current processes within leasing and accounting/finance
  • Evaluated customized reports and Excel spreadsheets that were being used and    streamline processes using MRI’s standard reports
  • Implemented check list-tools, procedures and training for the AR department which resulted in the reduction of past due receivables by over 50% within 6 months

As a Management Consultant, I was hired to implement Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 audit procedures and performed revenue recognition for a large software company.  Key accomplishments included:

  • Developing an internal filling process system to track contract and    issues which helped standardized the approval process and reduced cycle time from one week to two days
  • Analyzing multi-million dollar software licenses for recognition and compliance by applying revenue recognition guidance as provided by US. GAAP
  • Meeting with subject matter experts to document process flows and controls.
  • Executing, documenting and testing of key SOX 404 controls

As a Management Consultant at a Government-sponsored enterprise, I was hired to manage project work plans and staffing plans for the Making Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Key accomplishments included:

  • Collaborating with various business units to perform cost benefit analysis
  • Developing a project tracking system to improve efficiency of managing various product development projects
  • Contributing in defining performance metrics to support all staffing and product initiatives
  • Recommending actions plans to address any deficiencies which enabled managers to effectively improve their staffing plan and performance trending

As a Business Analyst Consultant for a large hospitality real estate company, I was hired to develop and recommend draft template and workflow processes to demonstrate the current constraints of the Capital Expenditure (CAPX) reporting process by showcasing various benefits of integrating a web-based requisition and workflow tracking system. Key accomplishments included: 

  • Interviewing the company’s stakeholders
  • Reviewing and documenting their existing processes
  • Developing the “As Is” Situation Analysis
  • Designing and recommending draft and process flow templates

As a Business Analyst Consultant at a Government- sponsored enterprise, I was hired to manage and mitigate risk of a complex investment portfolio of $80 billion. Key accomplishments included:

  • Mitigating operational risk by partnering closely with mortgage servicers
  • Analyzing, and tracking the firm asset management process related to various debt securities
  • Performing testing documentation (i.e., process flows, requirements document & procedures)
  • Creating training information for servicers for improving debt securities reporting, resulting in a 65% decrease in portfolio risk

                                           

As part of a large engagement team, I was as hired as a Management Consultant to audit multi-million dollar misstatement of revenue recognition and sub-contractor reviews to ensure compliance with AICPA and SEC regulations at a large consulting firm.  Key accomplishments included

  • Analyzing revenue streams and key contracts to identify the specific revenue recognition for accounting and financial reporting
  • Applying accounting principles and Sarbanes-Oxley standards
  • Documenting testing of key controls for business processes.

Education & Training

SAP FICO Training- October 2011-December 2011

YTEK SOLUTIONS INC- Dayton, OH

Finance & Accounting Implementation Module Training

Business Analyst- 2008

REQUIRMENT INC, HERNDON, VA

Business Analyst Training Course

MBA-2005

Marymount University

Concentration in Finance

B.A

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Related Courses: Principle of Accounting, I, II, Intermediate Accounting I, Cost Accounting

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