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focused, experienced financial professional eager to contribute accounting and budgetary control expertise, strategic insight, superior analytical capacity and strong project and staff management skills in a challenging financial management assignment actively supporting an organization in maximizing performance.
ø m.b.a., finance/decision science, b.s., finance, and b.a., economics, degrees.
ø project management professional (pmp) certified.
ø graduate marketing certificate program (gmcp, southern methodist university/cox school of business.
ø over 12 years of successful business experience in the telecommunications sector.
ø expertise in strategic/long-term planning, budget development and control, inventory management and logistics, operational and financial risk management, process improvement and compliance & corporate governance, among others.
ø demonstrated capabilities in management of accounting, finance, projects and strategic functions.
ø record of progression to positions of increasing authority and responsibility.
ø effectively interact with diverse groups and professionals at all levels; strong team player.
ø proficiency in resolution of multiple issues/problems simultaneously.
ø french linguist.
ø technical skills in microsoft office suite, sap and people soft, with advanced knowledge of hyperion essbase.
verizon business 2006 - present
hold comprehensive responsibility for financial reporting for premier and international segments, including implementing integration reporting for companies; work closely with executives from both entities to resolve issues and improve margins.
reduced reporting time 40%, from five days to three, for revenue budget, operational deliverables, p&l statements, kpi metrics, product rates analyses and segments; work with $4bb annual budget.
identify and resolve problems in cost reduction and revenue assurance; worked closely with cross-functional team to resolve $4mm revenue issue.
for financial reporting and repository (frr) project, saved $15mm by establishing test controls and verifying utilization of hyperion business rules; provided project team with feedback.
provided assistance in migration program of billing platforms, including tracking project financials and various milestones; program led to savings in excess of $5mm.
mentor team of analysts in achieving enterprise goal.
verizon telecom 2003 - 2005
senior staff consultant/manager
served verizon esg marketing lob by providing budgeting, forecasting, detailed analysis and consolidation of expenses.
oversaw financial controls and brought in 99% of projects at both expense and capital budget limits.
worked on ea program; charted accounts, developed expense reports, implemented accounting controls, analyzed trends, managed risks and ensured compliance and corporate governance.
was member of team that saved $100mm through implementation of hyperion s esg data warehouse tool, eventually utilized as basis for all esg lob reporting and analysis.
additionally developed plan model that reversed $6mm from negative loss to positive.
gte cc strategic markets 2000 - 2003
staff manager verizon
for verizon non-regulated operations, set up annual, best views and long-range budgets, provided revenue, capacity cost and p&l variance analyses and authored relevant internal executive reports.
analyzed data and cpe products, determining most profitable, strategic products with sales in excess of 15% of anticipated revenue.
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conducted in-depth analysis of marketing campaigns, resulting in $1.5mm annual savings and $2mm in retroactive fees.
reduced sg&a expenses and achieved operating income goals by designing and implementing various departmental controls.
developed cross-functional team which improved vpn revenue mapping issues by re-engineering new system.
gte retail markets-irving, tx 1997 - 2000
staff administrator finance verizon
oversaw p&l reports for retail lobs wireless, paging, cpe products and verizon plus stores; presented any identified risks/opportunities/trends in monthly meetings; developed bottoms up and consolidated budget at total channel level.
implemented wireless return/repair plan that reduced costs from 12% to 2% and reduced reporting time by two days due to strengthening/streamlining of internal control systems.
increased profits $5mm through development of valuation models utilized in divestiture of paging unit.
developed investigative team that uncovered risks in credit rating system and nocv; team turned possible $3mm negative into $4mm opportunity.
additionally, implemented new billing process resulting in $10mm in additional receivables and managed forecasted sales, cpga, mou and cash flow.
was point-of-contact for compliance and governance issues, focusing on accounting principles and financial policies.
served hr by developing quality and customer satisfaction index scorecard metrics used during performance review and compensation process.
gte government systems-fairfax, va 1996 - 1997
financial analyst ii verizon
managed revenue, costing and reporting models for $500mm+ jcon program.
provided actual expenditures as well as forecasted contract financials and assisted in bringing all jcon projects in on budget.
developed management financial reports and offered suggestions for improvement.
worked closely with project managers in analyzing bids.
designed and utilized a tracking system for project billing which aided in reducing turnaround time for project budgeting and forecasting.
excellent performance on this project resulted in a two-level promotion to senior administrator.
george mason university, fairfax, va
m.b.a., finance/decision science
central state university, wilberforce, oh
six sigma training
smu/cox school of business
graduate marketing certificate program (gmcp)
thunderbird school of international management
emerging global leader certificate
advanced project management certificate
extensive leadership training including company s choosing to lead
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i am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a financial management capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. in advance, i thank you for your time and consideration.
as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include a m.b.a., finance/decision science, a b.s., finance, a b.a. economics, and over 12 years of successful business experience. to complement this background, i possess demonstrated expertise in accounting and budgetary control, strategic insight, superior analytical capacity and strong project/staff management skill sets. as an employee, you will find me to be an enthusiastic and disciplined team player, committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance.
i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to your firm, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future to further discuss my areas of experience and expertise that would be a contribution to your organization.
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