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Business Analyst Resume

Forest Park, IllinoiS

SUMMARY

Dynamic and Professional Business/IT candidate experienced with SOX (Sarbanes-OXley) Audit Specialist. Affinity with SOX (Sarbanes-OXley) and Internal Controls. Familiar with the concepts of Corporate Governance, the quality of financial reporting, SEC, PCAOB, Auditing Standard No.2, COSO, COBIT and ITGI IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley. Works to improve the Internal Controls (IC) environment within organizations. Knowledge of GAAP and consistently applies principles to financial statement entries daily.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential,Forest Park, Illinois September 2011 – Present
Business Analyst (contract completed)
Confidential, in the review of and gathering of information for SOX (Sarbanes Oxley) Act compliance. Communicates and interacts with various department heads reporting on findings and recommending remedial alternatives

¤Identifies risks/issues, escalate as appropriate and drive to resolution
¤Provides high level updates to Director of IT Finance on weekly/monthly basis
¤Provides other misc. tasks and responsibilities as assigned
¤Obtain a copy of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) for DRAC. Document details - effective, version and approvals
¤Obtain a copy of the DRAC Disaster Recovery testing (DRP) test results.
¤ Document details - testing completion date and approvals
¤Verifies that the BIA and the Disaster Recovery Procedure for DRAC have been reviewed by both IT Management and the Business Systems Owners Manager of Division Reporting
¤Experience in Universe design, Reports development - Web Intelligence, Desktop Intelligence, Knowledge of functionalities such as Master Detailed, Slice and Dice, Drilling methodology, Filters, Ranking, Sections, Graphs and Breaks.
¤Experience in design/development of Crystal Reports, Business Views, and Dynamic LOVs including drilldown reports, sub-reports, and parameter based reports, graphical reports, formula based, cross tab reports.
¤Knowledge of object ids, Infostore queries/query builder, object recovery from File Store and backups. Knowledge of security Features of Business Objects like row level, object level and report level, Concept of Rights and inheritance.
¤Experience in designing reports with performance tuning metrics and ability to troubleshoot Issue/problem resolution in post upgrade scenario.
¤Knowledge of Business Objects enterprise SDK, SQL, Stored Procedures and programming languages like Java/.net.
¤Ability to perform independently with good communication, leadership, analytical, documenting, Presentation, prioritization and problem solving skills

Confidential,Washington, DC March 2010 – September 2010
Business Analyst (contract completed)
Participated in the merger/acquisition of failed banks and financial institutions nationwide by retrieving data, posting transactions, organizing and writing reports for senior management review.

¤ Interacts with all levels of management
¤Performing market, industry, company, technology and royalty rate research
¤Strong functional knowledge in Fund Accounting of Capital Market domain
¤Meeting and coordinating with clients to collect information for reports and analyses
¤Directing Analyst efforts in preparing models, reports and other activities
¤Training Analysts on technical valuation concepts
¤Synthesizing research information used in valuations
¤Developing and reviewing financial models

Confidential, February 2008 – December 2009
Chicago, Illinois (contract completed)
Accountant/Business Consultant
Managed various customer accounts by raveling to customers, obtaining documents and compiling same documents in order to determine financial positions. Performed yearend tax/audit duties both personal and business tax returns on Peachtree Accounting as well as Tax Act software. Generated well over $120,000.00 of revenue for the company within a one year time period.
¤Accurate and timely preparation and filing of the company\'s various SEC reports (i.e. Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, 11-K and Form 8-K) as required
¤Developed and improved upon his/her understanding of SEC reporting requirements and US GAAP.Research new US GAAP accounting literature and update the Controller\'s Manual as necessary.In addition, work on improving the understanding of accounting principles of each country where the company is located
¤Serve as a liaison with the external auditors and ensure that audit schedules and other auditor requirements are fulfilled when required and disclosure requirements are complete.
¤Developed an understanding of the company\'s internal controls and the financial reporting consolidation.Establish new control procedures when necessary and update controller\'s manual accordingly.Direct key control updates and SOX testing to ensure adequate internal controls to address risks of the company
¤Interacted with global accounting team members, upper management, internal and external customers, vendors, finance and the IT department
¤Identifies internal control gaps in business procedures, processes or systems, and initiates appropriate remedial action
¤Corporate financial reporting, including audits of benefit plans and review of statutory financial statements for foreign operations

Confidential,August 2007 – January 2008
Houston, Texas
Senior Staff Auditor
Participated in audit assignment alternating as a team/lead auditor. Added value to engagement staff by recommending safety precautionary measures client employees had to implement, thereby avoiding a $2million fine by regulatory authorities. These findings were later published in the company internal bulletins. Traveled over 90% of the time to various cities around the USA, including Canada and Puerto Rico.
¤Managed audit deliverables in accordance with pre-determined due dates
¤Analyze the IT environment to evaluate application and infrastructure risks and controls.
¤ Developed and executed tests to identify control weaknesses, document inefficiencies and provide strategic recommendations
¤Presented findings to client management and negotiate suggested action plans
¤Evaluated information technology and privacy controls in a financial institution
¤ Assess existing internal audit programs for adequate scope and coverage
¤Designed, deploy and test business continuity and disaster recovery plans

Confidential, October 2000 – July 2007
Chicago, Illinois
Financial Auditor
Responsible for the review/audit of the Millennium Park Project – A job worth well over $150million. Conducted audits of companies that do business with the City of Chicago, making sure they are incompliance with City, State and Federal regulations. Provided consultation services on Fiscal/Operational standards to small/mid-size companies.
¤Supervised four Staff Auditors. Reviewed corporate policies and procedures that relates to auditing/accounting standards, with skills necessary to prepare audits
¤Conducted test of controls of business units to ensure measures are taken to minimize risk of financial loss
¤Implemented programs data structures and deliverables using Oracle Software
¤Use of Business Object data programs to organize and prioritize on information gathering
¤Traveled 50% of the time to various clients

EDUCATION

MBA in Project Management
Bachelors of Science Accounting

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Completed SAP FICO Training 2010

SOFTWARE/SYSTEMS

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook, SAP FICO SAP BI. Business Objects, FMPS, Oracle, People Soft, Peachtree, and Audit Control Language( ACL).

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