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Business Analyst Resume

Houston, TX

SUMMARY

  • Ascertain noledge in financial analytical principals, theories and techniques.
  • Detail and process oriented. Developed independent approaches, reach tentative solutions and recommendations with supporting documentation when reporting results of analysis of operations.
  • Uncompromising levels of integrity, ethical and personal values in decisions, communications and actions.
  • Experience working in a global business environment with sound understanding of global process and transactional flows.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, organizational skills with the ability to quickly build credibility, influence and make recommendations to all levels.
  • Continuously strive for a high degree of expertise in all areas assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Business Analyst

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared custom credit and collection reports for management to be used for their planning and decision - making.
  • Responsible for weekly reporting of revenue for 5 Air Liquide operating units.
  • Reported and analyzed key metrics and KPI's
  • Created reporting dashboards and updated on daily basis for daily financial reviews.
  • Proactively interacted and communicated with various departments to resolve issues.
  • Key contributor in establishing and maintaining the methodologies used in the integration of processes effecting the credit and collections operations.
  • Monitored and measured the methodology criteria’s implementation for successfulness.
  • Identified system processes and technology improvements that would increase reporting efficiency.
  • Ensured reporting processes complied with internal and external policy regulations.
  • Extensive noledge in Pivot tables, Vlookup and data analytics.
  • Developed SQL queries to research, analyze, and troubleshoot data and to create business reports.
  • Worked with the development team to investigate and correct software bugs and deficiencies.

Team Lead Financial Analyst

Confidential Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Accounts Payable full-cycle.
  • Reduced inter-company payables by 71% by working closely with department managers.
  • Manage ACH, EDI, Check printing processes.
  • Handle bank reconciliations.
  • Reconciled and analyzed general ledger accounts.
  • Critically analyzed current system and streamlined the approval process for freight charges.
  • Processed unclaimed/abandon property - identify, track, age and report to Corporate Tax
  • Maintained excellent customer/vendor communications.
  • Analyzed and reviewed inventory account.
  • Reconciled internal/external invoices monthly.
  • Provided historical and current data extracts from various systems for evaluating any financial risk exposure.
  • Implemented new innovative procedures and processes for A/P.
  • A liason between IT and the business owners for new system applications and enhancements of existing systems.
  • Conducted business unit functional analysis and needs assessment for a preliminary cost and benefit analysis for system upgrade.
  • Analyzed general ledger accounts and reconciled to sub-ledger.
  • Accounts Receivable duties.
  • Handled cash management activities.
  • Analyzed monthly financial results and identify trends/variances using Oracle/Mesonic reports.
  • TEMPEffectively converted 98% of vendors to ACH/Wire Payments saving 10 hours a month in staff hours.
  • Prepared and reviewed monthly journal entries.
  • Processed monthly/quarterly/yearly accurals.
  • Key contributor with month and year-end closing procedures, in addition to 1099 preparations and submissions.
  • Project Leader for tracking and managing the financial and performance measurements - actuals to budgets and forecast.
  • Key contributor in weekly status meetings.
  • Trained and supervised financial analysts to comply with procedures

Financial Analyst

Confidential Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Assisted with financial and operational management.
  • Conducted weekly A/R financial reporting with department managers.
  • Compiled consolidated financial reports and intercompany accounting transactions for 14 GE operating units in US and International locations.
  • Reconciled and invoiced US and International subsidiaries.
  • Analyzed monthly financial results and identified trends/variances using Oracle reports.
  • TEMPEffectively worked with cross functional teams through various closing and reporting cycles.
  • Analyzed general ledger accounts and reconciled to sub-ledger.
  • Prepared and reviewed monthly journal entries.
  • Managed and participated on various project management teams.
  • Formulated test plans with other business units prior to requesting business user testing.
  • Implemented new processes and procedures for A/R, A/P, P/O and GL.
  • Knowledgeable in functions of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Purchase Orders and General Ledger
  • Tracked and managed financial and performance measurements - actuals to budgets and forecast.
  • Developed key metrics to measure the TEMPeffectiveness of business processes in Project billing.
  • Set clear expectations and goals for project teams.
  • Track progress against timeline, milestones and budget, revise as needed.
  • Collaborated with technology team to reduce/eliminate system disconnects and improve processes.
  • Timely and accurately performed accounting closing functions and processed month-end accruals.
  • Assisted with Oracle Time & Labor entries and corrections for Project billing.
  • Analyzed and reviewed product cost information and updated costs and physical inventory.
  • Prepared reliable financial results via review and noledge of revenue recognition, cost liquidation, accrual for bad debt and other project costs
  • Proficient in Oracle Financial applications particularly in the areas of Oracle Projects, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Financial Statement Analyzing & reporting data to plan and predict project/unit sales & profitability
  • Assisted with internal and external audit process and provided all necessary worksheets/data to minimize billable hours.
  • Analyzed U.S. and foreign country requirements covering all areas for tax and compliance requirements-these included local country Corporate Tax, Sales & Use Tax, VAT, Withholding Tax, foreign currency dealings.
  • Communicated with various government taxing authorities to ensure VAT invoices were government compliant for monthly reconciliation and submission.
  • Executed intercompany billing process and assisted with its reconciliation.
  • Consulted on Sabrix tax engine application and integration with Oracle ERP.
  • Liaise with various tax teams and systems within GE O&G and GE corporate.
  • Key contributor in Oracle upgrade implementations system wide.
  • Trained and supervised junior analysis to comply with procedures.

Trainer

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Key contributor in preventing home foreclosures for homeowners.
  • Counseled homeowners on credit management.
  • Provided first time homebuyers and housing counselor’s homebuyer’s educational workshops.
  • Provided training on Fair Housing Laws to consumers and Housing Counselors.
  • Tax Preparer Services for clients.
  • Knowledgeable in Conventional, FHA, VA mortgage lending practices.
  • Designed and upgraded investor properties and single family homes for clients.
  • Conducted market analysis of neighborhoods/communities for investor properties.
  • Secured financing through grants and personal investments.
  • Conducted consumer training classes on HUD Loss Mitigation Options.
  • Developed Training Curriculum/Classes for housing counselors and homeowners (TFHC Board of Director).

Senior Accountant

Confidential Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for weekly reporting $95MM+ in accounts receivable for 14 GE operating units in US and International locations.
  • Conducted weekly accounts receivable status calls with management to drive resolution on past due accounts.
  • Responsible for lowering past dues from $25MM to $9MM for 3rd quarter 2001.
  • Analyzed and reported quarterly reserve to management.
  • Managed three collectors.
  • Reconciled proposed budgets for various departments.
  • Monitored project expenditures for compliance for grant awards and University policies.
  • Assisted in preparing activity reports for sponsors.

Loan Processor

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured loans were processed in accordance with established guidelines Conventional, FHA, VA and with Truth-in-Lending rules and regulations.
  • Ability to find solutions to problems.
  • Knowledgeable in calculating income and assets accurately.
  • Analyzed loan documents.

Confidential

Accountants

Responsibilities:

  • Managed account portfolio of mortgage loans of clients
  • Analyzed best loss mitigation options for clients in default
  • Collaborated with clients in setting up payment plans.
  • Conducted research and analysis of loan issues and provided solutions.
  • Responded to internal and external inquiries from customers and vendors.

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