Microsoft Word and Excel (H/V Lookups, Pivot Tables, Counting and Summing Formulas, Filters, Text Manipulation, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Conditional/Logical Formulas)
Chartered Financial AnalystSep 2015 to Current CFA Institute
Director of OperationsOct 2014 to Current The TLP Group, LLC - Lake Forest, Illinois
Automate position reconciliation process.
Reviewing and resolving daily trade breaks for Prime Brokerage accounts as well as self-cleared business Being a liaison amongst trading desks, prime brokers, counterparties and exchanges to resolve breaks and open reconciling items to ensure timely settlement Mortgage Backed Securities to include TBAs, Pools and CMO's.
Principal and Interest payments related to Mortgage Backed Securities.
Processing trade corrections and managing pre-settlement confirmation process in DTC, CNS and international markets for all types of listed securities, including equities, bonds, futures and options.
Being responsible for orderly settlement of high-volume trading accounts, both for firm trading accounts as well as for executions on behalf of firm customers.
Resolving fails with Prime Brokers after settlement date.
Cross training with other areas within Clearing and Settlements.
With the direction of senior management, being responsible for the successful implementation and interpretation of plans, policies and procedures for operations business.
Experience in back office (clearing, settlements, cash & collateral management), financial or operations environment Responsibilities include Treasury, Finance, Operations and month-end processes.
Responsible for ensuring trades and transactional activity (cash and expenses transactions) are properly being recorded in accounting system Review the recording of corporate action activity to ensure that events are properly recorded in the accounting system Analytically review daily changes in market value and pricing activity to ensure that the daily market values of portfolios are accurately recorded by the accounting system Development and documentation of policies and procedures for work performed Treasury's functions include funding the daily trading operations, short-term cash equivalent investment management, firm expense funding and custodial relationship management.
Oversight of the firm's ISDA, prime brokerage and FCM agreements.
Manage all collateral and counterparty exposure, upfront fees, termination fees, quarterly CDS coupons, affirmation/novations/terminations via DTCC and/or ICELink for relative derivatives contracts.
Month-end closing processes include counterparty position/valuation analysis, compliance reporting and PnL validaton.
Documentation of all internal policy and procedures.
Financial AnalystMay 2013 to Sep 2014 Hilco Global - Northbrook, Illinois
Hilco Valuation Services: Inventory Determined the gross and net orderly liquidation values of public and private industrial companies' inventories for asset-based lending purposes.
Common industries covered include: automotive; forest, paper, and packaging; metals; and plastics/chemicals.
Worked on over forty deals totaling $3.5 billion in inventory book value, which generated $1.5 million in appraisal fees Conducted analysis of detailed financial statements including the trial balance, income statement, balance sheet, and SKU level perpetual inventory and sales reports.
Created dynamic valuation models to accurately capture the drivers of value for inventory in all stages of production Quantified changes in asset values for recurring deals by identifying the change drivers.
Communicated with the clients' management team to gain an understanding of their accounting practices, business/market conditions, and financial data.
Assisted with appraisal report write-ups, which are used by asset-based lenders, commercial banks, investment banks, and private equity groups for structuring loans and other cash flow transactions.
Certified Internal AuditorFeb 2013 to Current CIA
Registered Certified Public AccountantFeb 2012 to Current The Institute of Internal Auditors Certificate Serial Number 114734
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation | License 239.027146.
AssociateSep 2011 to May 2013 Grant Thornton LLP - Chicago, Illinois
Focused on financial and operational internal audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects, and SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) engagements in the education, financial services, and manufacturing industries.
Responsibilities included conducting business process walkthroughs, assessing internal controls and associated risks, drafting narratives, executing testing, delegating work to first-year staff, and managing the project budget.
High degree of prioritization and organization; managed multiple clients successfully under tight deadlines.
Developed professionalism and communication skills through continuous interactions with the client process owners and senior management.
Delivered high quality and distinctive client service.
Participated in campus recruiting efforts which focused on attracting talent from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Master of Accounting ScienceUniversity of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign