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Sr Business Analyst Resume

Woburn, MA

SUMMARY:

  • Logical management decisions based on needs analysis and cost efficiency.
  • Enthusiastic creative problem solving with understanding of long - term planning and growth.
  • Unique combination of business analysis with cash management background.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

JD Edwards, Peachtree, Oracle11i, Oracle Ledger, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle HCM, Hyperion Planning, Visio, PeopleSoft, Salesforce, Hyperion EssBase, DRM/DRG, Hyperion Brio, SAGE Systems, Prophix, Solomon, Real World, Novell, Macola, Great Plains, Hyperion SQR reporting language, Unix, Unix Shell Scripting, Perl, SAP Ariba, Access, Excel, ADP Payroll, BondEdge, Hyperion Executive Viewer, Paisley, SAP-CRM, SAP FI, SAP LO, SAP CO, SAP MM, Timberline

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Woburn, MA

Sr Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary interface between approved projects and business partners in defining business needs and requirements including regulatory/compliance, functional and non-functional,
  • Help define the project’s business needs, assess capability gaps, determine solutions approach and define best solution project scope,
  • Analyze strategic alignment of proposed projects to strategic objectives and goals,
  • Lead stakeholder analysis for assigned projects,
  • Lead facilitation of business requirements elicitation and document all business requirements required to meet the business needs
  • Ensures data integrity through reconciliation process between Oracle and Hyperion and maintains compliance with SOX standards

Confidential, Boston, MA

Senior Financial Systems Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop internal financial systems for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Map current processes identify technical gaps for development create process documents utilizing Visio to facilitate collaboration with business and external consultants.
  • Collaborate with management to develop and improve current systems and recommends improvements and enhancements to current systems or suggests new solutions as necessary.
  • Manages the enhancement or improvement process to systems as needed. Collaborates with internal colleagues and external vendors to ensure smooth process flow.
  • Work with management and IT to streamline the administration and use of Hyperion
  • Acts as key liaison with Corporate IT on system stability and maintenance.
  • Coordinates system refreshes with data feeds from Oracle on an on-going basis.
  • Ensures data integrity through reconciliation process between Oracle and Hyperion and maintains compliance with SOX standards

Confidential, Woburn, MA

Project Manager/Sr Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • ERP upgrade functioned as SME for asset management/ worked cross functionally with IT resources and finance management.
  • Developed requirements with key stakeholders for Oracle 11i to Oracle r12 upgrade
  • Created fit/ gap evaluation for comparison of Oracle r12 vs Fusion
  • Upgrade project manager utilizing SAP, for international company, with multiple stakeholders.
  • Managed UAT and design testing for SOX compliance and requirements of stakeholders.
  • Multiple projects lead from project proposal, requirements, project scope definition, and user acceptance testing to final implementation with-in banking industry, pharmaceutical and manufacturing.
  • Translate ERP requirements for development team utilizing Hyperion Planning
  • Led the process to review process for application, database, operating systems, and IT operational process changes/modifications to ensure that controls remain valid and/or to coordinate the creation of new controls with the Financial Controls Group.
  • Working with-in complex structure, developed roadmap for enterprise resources planning incorporating business end users competing needs with quantifiable goals, requirements, and timelines.
  • Assisted with compliance with SOX guidelines for revenue recognition; evidence of arrangement, delivery, price is fixed or determinable, and collectability is reasonable assured.
  • Wrote reports to comply with FASB new revenue recognition standards issued in 2014, worked with key stake holders to ensure compliance with new standards.
  • Provided guidance document for client, provide laymen’s explanation of revenue recognition standard particularly to contracts and sales divisions
  • Manage conversion to Sage HRMS Suite, from selection to completed integration operated as project manager for mid-sized company.
  • Lead for project related to business performance management (BPM) with Hyperion Essbase (MDBMS) utilizing HFM, FDM, and MDM.
  • Project Documentation:
  • Requirements
  • QA Testing Support
  • UAT Support
  • Training Preparation
  • Report writing; create customized reporting to support management evaluation of key indicators
  • Reports supported budget process, staffing levels, reconciliation, and growth predictors
  • Integration project manager complex overhaul utilizing Oracle full Finance suite AP/AR, General ledger, Assets Management, cash management
  • Installation full Oracle E-business suite (EBS)- company with 500 plus employees
  • Included Oracle PTO, Payroll, Core HR and compensation workbench
  • Author documentation such as Functional or Detailed User Requirements
  • Analyze needs and workflow process with Visio mapping to eliminate redundancies
  • QA Testing: Coordinate with QA Testers to schedule testing, gain access to systems for remote testers, and ensure testing is documented per quality standards/templates.
  • User Acceptance Testing: Compile test Scripts for user groups, Vendors, Management, end user and developers. Coordinate meeting schedules between groups, project team, and vendor team.
  • Develop Basic Training Plan, leveraging training material and resources from vendor, then schedule & execute the training sessions.
  • Routing documents for approvals, managing final versions in repository.
  • Coordinated with multiple departments and outside agencies, with varying needs and integrated needs to design of systems. Coordinated with business lead and business analysts to lead a team of developers through to implementation of a Hyperion Planning solution.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Create and analyze monthly net investment reports and budget reports.
  • Gathered business requirements cross-functionally by consulting with stakeholders and conducting analysis to fully understand business needs.
  • Translating requirements into functional specifications by interpreting problems in terms of system requirements and design utilizing Visio mapping.
  • Produced timely, comprehensive, project charters, business requirements or process improvement methodologies as directed by project management.
  • Utilize knowledge and standards to the Investment Departments workflows and systems while assessing gaps with current solutions and executing changes.

Confidential, Watertown, MA

Interim Accounting Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Lead for project related to business performance management (BPM) with Hyperion EssBase
  • Utilizing HFM, FDM, MDM, and Hyperion Planning and Budgeting and Business Intelligence including EssBase.
  • Oversees the GL, A/R and A/P, cash management and procurement functions and staff, with responsibility for the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness.
  • Responsible for monitoring, analyzing and reporting, annual budgets, compliance with all finance legislation and oversee independent audit.

Confidential, Cambridge, MA

Cost Accountant

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the inventory and accounting budgets related to products and projects in development.
  • Material management tracking utilizing SAP MM (Materials Management) and SAP FI (Financial accounting)
  • Provide strategic guidance for purchasing; including cost reductions, contract negotiation, required minimum materials on hand.
  • Analyze compliance of projects as they relate to company and client adherence, updating the standard costs and overhead.
  • Configure and maintain all PeopleSoft production, test and development environments and instances.
  • Perform cost analysis for new designs and Quotation Management
  • Participate in annual budget and strategic planning.
  • Prep Hyperion for Actuals/Forecasting and Budgeting and reconcile system actuals before release to users.
  • Develop Hyperion Reports to measure and analyze operational metrics for planning capacities, implementation of product cost reduction, and overall improvement towards capital.

Confidential, Boulder, CO

IFS Expert

Responsibilities:

  • Lead role in Hyperion Enterprise Planning, specifically integration of enterprise applications and data sources, advanced what if models, and budgeting analysis.
  • Directed implementation of Hyperion 11 to integrate current systems, maximize data management, and tailor system to user requirements.
  • Integrated HR portals and self-service applications using PeopleTools and Portal frame work.
  • Create test scenarios and implement test cases that will serve as acceptance test criteria for new functionality.
  • Project testing multiple sites/ multiple country installation.
  • Turn test scenarios into automated test cases.
  • Identify gaps in regression test suite, both from a technological and business standpoint.
  • Utilize and extend custom test harnesses for applications.
  • Run test suites and research errors.
  • Develop and standardize the technologies and approaches used by QA.

Confidential, Billerica, MA

Controller

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements and analyses of statistical and accounting information in order for management to appraise operating results in terms of profitability/performance against budget.
  • Supervision and evaluation of the personnel in the Accounting Department.
  • Maintain the company’s system of accounts and keep books and records on all Company transactions and assets.
  • Coordinate annual audit and quarterly reviews with external accountants
  • Responsible for tax planning and compliance with all federal, state, local, payroll and other applicable taxes and the payment of these taxes.
  • Participate in the preparation of budget and financial forecasts.
  • Approve credit terms for new customers and update credit file for existing customers.
  • Prepare routine compliance and collateral information for the Company’s lending institutions.
  • Formulate and administer financial plan for the control of operations to include: profit planning, sales forecasts, business trends, cost standards and savings opportunities
  • Compares operating performance with established business plan and interprets results to show effect on capital investment, income-cash position and overall financial condition.
  • Assists President with implementing manufacturing controls utilizing SAP suite, reporting, budgeting and development of short and long term operating goals. Develop operational tracking metrics to deal proactively with changes in business, inventories, cost overruns etc.
  • Assists Sales and Marketing in establishing and maintaining product pricing policies.
  • Monitors inventory levels and advises President of variances to budget.

Confidential, Boston, MA

Business Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for programming scripts, reporting, maintaining and updating application software for Hyperion installation.
  • BondEdge repricing and technical support during off hours for production issues.
  • Completion of complex multiple phases of project.
  • Support platform and provide utility data transmission file transfer on a Unix system.
  • Gather and analyze business requirements for system enhancements
  • Create Business Requirement Documents and securing business approvals
  • Work with the System Analyst during design phase and supporting the project through the development lifecycle
  • Performing User Acceptance Testing for system enhancements

Confidential, Wellesley, MA

Manager of Financial Planning & Business Analysis

Responsibilities:

  • Manage corporate financial forecasting for $1.5 billion multinational company.
  • Responsibilities include consolidation and analysis of business unit performance.
  • Communicate with senior management on financial results and forecasts.
  • Manage budgeting process, consolidate results and assist in the determination of the proper external targets.
  • Utilize Hyperion to extract data from FDW for analysis

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