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Sr. Financial Analyst Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

Financial Professional with extensive experience analyzing and applying data to enhance management reporting and decision - making. Adept at extracting data from various accounting and information systems to perform comprehensive financial, cost, and trend analyses for management reports. Skilled at developing analytical tools and identifying areas of inefficiency and implementing corrective actions to reduce capital spending and minimize risk to support growth and stability.

EXPERTISE AREA:

  • Financial Planning & Modeling
  • Team Leadership & Development
  • Process Reengineering/Automation
  • P&L Management & Accountability
  • Executive & Board Presentations
  • Cash Management
  • Budgeting, Planning & Forecasting
  • Technology Implementation
  • Monthly & Quarterly Close
  • Variance/Financial Analysis
  • Cost Reduction Strategies
  • Federal, State & Local Tax Filings
  • Consolidated Reporting
  • Audit Management & Support
  • M&A Due Diligence

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Sr. Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Update internal management on the status of chargeback discrepancies and assist in the development appropriate action plans for each distributor along with purchase orders and requisitions
  • Managed and ran $200mm budget for SAP implementation project
  • Support the identification and implementation of improvements to minimize future discrepancies and improve ongoing distributor communications and data synchronization
  • Data analysis for projects (headcounts, seat utilization, work patterns, etc.)
  • Participate in month-end close reviews of various legal entities including the review of original reconciliation work produced by various groups to ensure all balances have been accurately reconciled & appropriately classified under Confidential
  • Program Reporting and tracking
  • Provided IT Financial Reporting by analyzing results and variances; identifying trends; recommending actions
  • Performed scenario analyses to align operational and financial resources with growth objectives
  • Conformity reports: Asset concentration, asset quality, and capital requirement knowledge of SAP R/3 configuration, implementation experience in FI (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets), CO (Profit Center Accounting, Cost Center Accounting, Internal Orders, Cost elements, Investment Management, CO-PA, Product Costing), Testing, Process Documentation, End-User Training, Client Business Requirements and Gap Analysis, Portfolio management and reporting.
  • Approved capital budgeting decisions with project analysis pertaining to initial cash outflows, operating cash inflows, net present value, risk analysis, Internal Rate of Returns and EBITDA margins
  • Well-versed in competitor knowledge and IT trends with regards to new equipment and financial solutions
  • Determining financial objectives. Designing & implementing systems, policies & procedures to facilitate internal financial control
  • Prepared quarterly and annually external reporting - the Statutory filing
  • Develop management tools to measure and analyze financial and operational information (e.g. financial ratios, key performance indicators, sales forecasting platform, integrated budget model, product pricing, and management reports)
  • Analyzed the impact of debt and equity financing on capital and ownership structures
  • Maintained, updated the statutory filing procedures, and improved the process
  • Tracking and Presentation of program status and initiatives
  • Performed due diligence and valuation of business for M&A calls
  • Created sound financial models, cash flow projections and business case for new business prospects; introduced derivative based opportunity valuation technique to improve decision making
  • Preparing Annual Budget and forecasting trends
  • Developing reports for top management summarizing the business financial position in areas of income, expenses, capital usage and cash flows, and coordinate the preparation of strategic plans, budgets and financial forecast through Power Point
  • Developing and updating accounting, finance and management policies and procedures
  • Effective Cash Flow Management
  • Monitoring budgets and comparing them with actual cost and revenues related to production, marketing and capital
  • Monthly reporting for financials, expense allocations and headcount in Excel and Power Point

Confidential

Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Developed master internal and external Product hierarchy(ies) for Commercial, Consumer and Liquidity Liability portfolio by determining the lowest common denominators or attributes
  • Prepared timely and accurate monthly financial reports including expense and staff analysis reports, SEC reports, variance analysis, ad hoc reports, and other financial modeling support (CBAs) to determine the financial impact
  • Prepared and or reviewed certain Confidential and where appropriate, IAS top-side entries relating to certain North America legal and or reporting entities through SAP
  • Preparing Annual Budget and forecasting trends

Confidential

Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared financial reporting, ad hoc analysis, and develop budgets and quarterly forecasts in Hyperion
  • Developed financial reports for forecasting, trending, and results analysis through Excel, Power Point, Access and Hyperion
  • Developed financial models (forecasting, budget, balance sheet, cash flows and capital expenditures)
  • Prepared monthly reports through Excel Pivot Tables and analyzed revenue
  • Developed and edited various Power Point presentations for financial reporting
  • Collaborated with peers in Finance to perform ad-hoc analysis to explain variances versus Budget, prior forecast and prior months
  • Prepared PowerPoint presentations for each department for financial reporting and variance analysis
  • Generated detailed financial and operational projections (i.e. revenues per region and product, expenses per headcount, expenses per department and project) with Excel, MS Access and Hyperion
  • Analyzed and interpreted monthly variances and trends between budgets, actual and prior results in developing projections and forecast in Hyperion
  • Completed migration for all Primary, Reporting and Statutory ledgers from Corporate General ledger to new Capital ledger through SAP
  • Ensured the completeness & accuracy of the Notes to Financial Statements as well as supporting schedules and exhibits in Statutory filing
  • Provided support to the existing team by performing numerous ad-hoc reports
  • Posted revenue to the balance sheet through SAP, People Soft and O&A Loads
  • Communicated to Business Units and internal firm-wide stakeholders on costs, efficiencies, metrics on a monthly/quarterly basis
  • Monthly close activities (accruals, reclassifications, pre-paids, etc.) Variance Analysis Reporting through Power Point
  • Business Analysis (vendor contract analysis, new products, etc.)
  • Made sure all reporting was in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines and GAAP

Confidential

Owner/CFO

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed and explained daily reports, determined reasons for change in Risk and P&L
  • Analyzed market factors impacting datacenter and customer deployment and customer support economics
  • Performed ROI analysis for areas of investment and additional ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Maintained the internal net risk position for relevant business units
  • Analyzed trading patterns and behaviors to support the business and helped identify potential fraudulent or unusual trading activity
  • Developed and prepared action plans to mitigate areas of risk
  • Managed and administered day to day transactional activities
  • Implemented new analytics to measure business performance
  • Performed and conducted regular audits and analysis of change control requests
  • Performed and conducted financial analysis in support of decision making
  • Responsible for the integrity of pricing of instruments, trade booking, trade maintenance and appropriate reconciliations
  • Tracked and reported all open change control tickets across various systems
  • Responsible for developing standard metrics reporting, creating management presentations and automated data models
  • Analyzed and determined risk exposures of the open currency positions
  • Built operational models for forecasting and planning to support strategic decision making
  • Monitored and analyzed the impact of financial activities
  • Suggested recommendations as opportunities exist to either mitigate loss and enhance profit opportunities as they arise
  • Performed regular metrics analysis to ensure consistent results in terms of change in unrealized profit and loss

Confidential, Bronx, NY

Financial Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for both internal and external distribution
  • Responsible for developing expense budgets, forecasts and conducting variance analysis
  • Provided financial oversight and administered financial aspects of co-development program activities with external partners and internal development team members
  • Analyzed invoice auto-match rates to identify performance drivers as well as trends on low match rates
  • Provided system support and analysis including spreadsheet and database analysis
  • Maintained a strong focus on translating business issues and operating needs into information system requirements
  • Prepared ad-hoc analysis and reports and assisted in corporate requested ad-hoc projects
  • Experience with general ledger accounting and financial analysis
  • Exceptional knowledge of financial analysis practices, principles, applications and analysis methods
  • Knowledge of accounting, financial reporting and data analysis
  • Advanced in Excel (Pivot Tables & V Lookups), Power Point, Access, SAP, Khalix, CRM, People Soft, JD Edwards, Hyperion Essbase, Bloomberg, Salesforce, SharePoint
  • Good understanding of accounting, corporate policy, and operational process flows
  • Ability to manipulate and synthesize financial data and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Ability to accurately maintain and update existing financial and economic models
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding ability to work in a deadline oriented environment

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