Senior Business/Financial Systems Analyst eager to contribute extensive technical, project leadership, and functional accounting expertise toward supporting a progressive organization in optimizing bottom-line performance.
Highly versatile and able to quickly adapt to new roles, environments, tasks, technologies, and responsibilities.
Leverage advanced understanding of finance business rules to resourcefully devise innovative software solutions encompassing general ledger, reporting, fixed assets, budget administration and cost allocations.
Systematic problem solver with a solid track record of developing finance ERP systems to meet specific business goals and needs.
Efficiently develop and execute strategic procedures, processes, and software solutions to optimize organizational performance; excel in the complete software development life cycle (SDLC) from initial feasibility analysis through flawless implementation.
Reputation for swift decision-making skills, team-building capabilities, and multi-tasking abilities; gracefully balance competing and concurrent demands.
Confident, congenial and tactical with exceptional analytical, organizational, prioritization, leadership, and presentation skills.
Demonstrate sharp business acumen, a collaborative work ethic, and a superior level of initiative.
Robert Half Management Resources, 2007 to 2009
- Applied dynamic leadership talents to provide consulting expertise to clients in manufacturing, government and financial services industries.
- Diligently collected, defined, documented and presented business requirements, and prepared reports to optimize processes and operational effectiveness.
University of Minnesota, 2005 to 2007
Asset Management Team Lead
Skillfully directed, motivated and managed team of four in full-scope analysis and design of Enterprise Financial System Project.
Seamlessly collaborated with business process owners to accurately define requirements, and exercised outstanding organizational strengths to clarify complex business needs and project objectives.
Expedited efforts of project team members and external contractors to successfully meet stringent budget and timeline parameters.
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Professional Experience continued
Ameriprise Financial Advisors, Minneapolis, MN, 2002 to 2005
Senior Business Systems Analyst
- Actively supported and navigated PeopleSoft General Ledger reporting and TM1 budget planning system initiative by conducting comprehensive gap analysis of business rules, interfacing with business users to update requirements, and writing test cases and scripts for system upgrades and patches.
- Consistently adhered to quality criteria and established deadlines when prioritizing outstanding system deficiencies, and orchestrated prompt corrective actions.
- Delivered system training to 400 end users, locally and globally, and compiled training materials.
Thrivent Financials for Lutherans, Minneapolis, MN, 1984 to 2002
Manager C Business Systems Analyst
Proficiently provided high-level system and business process support to Finance division, created business continuity plans, relied upon as a key problem solver, and ensured data integrity for all accounting master files.
Leveraged strong skills in budget and cost accounting to provide back-up coverage for accounting staff.
Adeptly conducted gap/risk analysis for existing technology, assessed feasibility of new software or upgrades, and precisely determined user/business/functional requirements for business process improvements or new software.
Authored test cases and effectively tested system upgrades, software implementations or business process improvements to ensure a flawless outcome.
Spearheaded business process design and administration for areas spanning accounts payable, fixed assets, general accounting, budget, cost accounting, and accrual accounting.
B.A., Management Information Systems ~ Minor in Business Administration
Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, 2002
PeopleSoft versions 7.5, 8.4 & 8.9
PeopleSoft Reporting Tools
Sungard ABC Insurance Accounting
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Microsoft Money; Microsoft Project
Programming and Tools: TM1, Visual Basic, SQL, JCL, SAS, Culprit, Visio, Crystal
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I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a senior-level business or financial analyst capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you a substantial background in business analysis, proficiency with financial software, and the flexibility to expertly handle simultaneous projects with an unwavering commitment to accuracy, efficiency, and client satisfaction. To complement these qualifications, I offer solid organizational, communication, analytical, and interpersonal relations skills which are essential in business/financial analysis role.
As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a results-driven professional and stellar leader committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance and an exemplary work ethic. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of company>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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It was a pleasure (speaking with you/meeting with you) on [insert date here]. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the time you spent with me, as well as to express my appreciation for the information you offered. I am still very interested in the [insert name of position] position, and I am convinced that it is the right job for me. I feel my background and qualifications prepare me well for the responsibilities we discussed.
The position as you described it to me would combine my strong skills in [insert two skills or qualities here]. This would allow me to make the same valuable contribution to your organization as I ve made to my past employers a win-win proposition for both of us.
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