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Senior Finance Advisor Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Result oriented professional with strong academic background and wealth of experience in business finance, financial reporting, financial planning, energy consulting and managing special projects for multinational companies
  • Excellent at building relationships and communicating results to stakeholders in a clear and effective manner
  • Consistently rated a high performer during career with one of the ‘Big Five’ Oil and Gas Companies
  • Proven success in harnessing technology applications to streamline operations, resulting in substantial improvements in costs management, forecasting, modeling, and analysis
  • Extensive experience working in a multilingual and fast - paced environment
  • Excellent team player, interpersonal, independent thinker, business acumen, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Project, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and Outlook
  • Financial modeling & valuation, forecasting, knowledge and application of SAP, financial

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Senior Finance Advisor

Responsibilities:

  • Provided risk analysis and mitigation plans for major business clients which yielded in sustainable cost reduction and optimization of resources
  • Prepared forecast and budget analysis, managed project budget and performed variance analysis for costs, scope and schedules
  • Reviewed and identified financial risks with stakeholders through project cycle
  • Obtained information from and coordinated the flow of information with other departments, to resolve more complex financial problems
  • Supported the risk management business unit's annual maintenance budget process to streamline the process and help resolve finance related issues
  • Met with business leaders to evaluate key business drivers from top line to bottom line, collection, cash flow growth, and process improvement opportunities
  • Prepared and presented finance reviews progress report to the operation team, enhanced financial visibility, helped identified risks and operation performance to maximize projects profitability and cost saving
  • Conducted analyses in support of process performance measurement and improvement initiatives for specific major business clients

Confidential

Finance Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed, monitored and analyzed cost data, month end accruals and yearly budgeting process
  • Produced and reviewed financial plans, compared to actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate
  • Analyzed financial data, updated and clearly presented financial reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Conducted periodic review of project costs, resources and schedule against budget and report on variances to management
  • Provided prompt and accurate input/entries, applied standard cost management techniques and practices to classification and recording of costs
  • Recommended and developed methodologies on how to gather and analyze data, while following up with the supervisor to validate
  • Monitored progress and changes of financial plans and kept senior leadership abreast of financial status with the goal of providing actionable analyses
  • Managed cash flow planning and reporting
  • Reported monthly rolling forecasts for leadership to understand company's financial progress vs targets

Confidential

Energy Market Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed gas market prices, energy market reports and trend, prepared periodic reports detailing potential opportunities and risks that may result in losses
  • Prepared and presented daily, weekly and monthly market update & report to business associates clients and senior colleagues
  • Forecasting gas volumes and determining the supply requirements
  • Reviewed tender, contract documents and processes, to identify successes and potential problem areas with the primary objective to maximize revenues
  • Managed new business starts process, which involved nominating and confirming sites through National Grid
  • Analyzed and managed client’s portfolio to ensure accurate billing and successful contract completion
  • Assessed client portfolio risk and proposed recommendations to manage or minimize the impact of those risks
  • Provided adequate support to the consultant team leader in developing and maintaining relationship with clients
  • Processed and reconciled commission due to consultants; also cleared out backlog queries from 2007 and generated additional revenue for the company

Confidential

Project Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Met with the Project Sponsor and Owner to articulate and better understand project objectives
  • Developed a detailed project work plan using MS Project and highlighted project sequence, dependencies, critical paths, required resources and estimated timeline
  • Coordinated the project kickoff meeting with all key stakeholders
  • Prepared and presented project status updates to key project stakeholders, which included the board and Management Staff
  • Managed projects and sub-plans by coordinating and controlling, ensuring projections on time budget and quality is maintained
  • Managed a team of 5 staff and ensured the logistics/processing of client orders averaging about 1200 weekly
  • Implemented strategies to achieve company target which led to a 10% increase in quarterly revenue
  • Managed key clients and negotiated contracts that enabled the firm reach its target profit margin

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