Highly motivated and well-qualified professional with 18 years of automotive captive finance operations experience. Capable project lead, well-versed in project management, supporting accounting and finance initiatives. Characterized
by a commitment to customer service, results are attained by creative use of
problem solving, process improvements, and collaboration with business and
finance stakeholders. An energetic team
member, who possesses strong practical knowledge of PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and Business
Objects applications. Demonstrated
competencies include: project management, planning & organization,
leadership, communication, problem solving, and customer service.
Systems & Process Improvement
Team Building & Leadership
Interdepartment Coordination & Collaboration
General Accounting Operations
11/2014 to Current
Senior Business Analyst, Financial SystemsAMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION － Torrance, CA
Support the Business Objects application and database, which is the main source of internal financial and operational reporting for AHFC's Corporate Finance & Administration Division.
Responsible for leading small to large system enhancements for Business Objects business users.
Serve as Project Lead or Functional Lead on interdepartmental projects requiring Accounting or Business Objects support, as well as cross support of other applications, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, or company proprietary customer service system.
Lead the business requirements collection from business users and compile into a Business Requirements Document and Request for System Services submission for the Finance and Administration Division.
Develop and create ad hoc reports, as well as train business users in creating business objects queries and reports.
Troubleshoot, analyze, and resolve issues related to system issues or user reports within Business Objects.
Coordinate and perform Sox Audits of Business Object database access rights.
09/2011 to 11/2014
Business Analyst, Financial SystemsAmerican Honda Finance Corp － Torrance, CA
Provided financial application support for AHFC Finance & Admin Division's PeopleSoft, CASS, and Hyperion applications.
Served as PeopleSoft functional application lead for the Accounts Payable and Asset Management modules.
Administered security access for PeopleSoft, Hyperion, and Lewtan applications.
Led small to medium project initiatives for Financial Systems by following established Honda project methodologies.
Supported the development and implementation of business process improvements for corporate departments and Business Operations.
Served on cross-functional teams with the information technology, policy and procedures, and business operations teams with testing of new system releases and enhancements to guarantee integrity of new enhanced functionality.
Accounts Payable module lead - PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade project.
05/2008 to 09/2011
Accounts Payable SupervisorAmerican Honda Finance Corp － Torrance, CA
Responsible for the daily operations of the Accounts Payable department, by ensuring timely processing of payments and meeting customer service level agreements.
Directed, monitored, and coordinated the day-to-day activities of a group of five to eight associates and contingent staff.
Reviewed accounts payable policies and procedures, for enhancement and distribution to the company's internal online policy website.
Served as Functional Lead or SME on company projects requiring general accounting or accounts payable knowledge and expertise
03/2005 to 05/2008
Accountant IIAmerican Honda Finance Corp － Torrance, CA
Reconciled and processed journal entries for month-end close for selected balance sheet accounts.
Supplied quarterly and annual schedules to external auditors and internal business stakeholders.
Participated in accounting systems tests to validate accounting transactions were accurate in company's accounting system.
Performed balance sheet reconciliations and audits of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and imprest fund accounts to ensure effective controls are in place to minimize company risk.
Audited expense reports to ensure compliance with established travel and expense policies.
Internal AuditorINDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR Business Records Corp － Dallas, TX
Audited financial and operational procedures for effective internal controls.
Assisted lead internal auditor with the audit report to present to management regarding the assurance of internal controls.
Bachelors of Science: Business Administration AccountingOld Dominion University － VABusiness Administration Accounting
Business Process Mapping, Business Use Case, Honda Project Methodology, Stepping Up to Leadership, KT Problems Solving and Decision Making, TQM - Total Quality Management
Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, Project