Dedicated Finance professional with over 7 years of progressive experience in finance, project management, risk and control, and skills to help improve processes and increase efficiency. Successful at managing multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines, and with outstanding relationship building, training, and presentation skills. Driven to succeed.
Capital Projects Management
Budgeting and Forecasting
Variance and Trend Analysis
Sarbanes Oxley Act
Relationship Management JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, OneNote, Outlook, SharePoint, Power Business Intelligence, ACL, Blackline, Coupa, Ariba, SQL Server Management Studio, Pega Capital, Cognos, Finance Web
Baxalta USFebruary 2015 to CurrentSenior Financial Analyst Los Angeles, CA
Fortune 500 Biopharmaceuticals Company, formerly Baxter Capital coordinator responsible for managing Los Angeles manufacturing plant's Capital budget Create and prepare budgets, forecasts, and other financial analysis reports Support project engineers with finance related requests and questions on capital projects Prepare month-end close journal entries, reconciliation of capital related balance sheet accounts, and review of monthly and quarterly trends Provide finance training, guidance and assistance to project managers/engineers to ensure capital spending aligns with company's policies Helped implement new internal control procedures which improve capital management process and minimize errors in the fixed assets placed in service process Prepare and analyze reports and related summaries for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close for senior management Prepare financial analysis on capital projects, report actual spend vs budget, and prepare variance explanations for senior management Responsible for timely close out of capital projects and maintenance of fixed assets register Provide coaching and direction of junior analysts.
Molina Healthcare, IncMay 2012 to February 2015Senior Internal Auditor Long Beach, CA
Fortune 500 Medicaid Managed Care Company Lead auditor involved in the assessment of project risks and controls matrix package update Participated in the SOX/Audit planning projects, design and monitoring of execution timelines, with direct reporting to the Vice President of Internal Audit Provided coaching and mentoring of new auditors to accomplish overall objectives of audits Trained and provided technical guidance to staff auditors to ensure efficient and timely completion of audit programs Oversaw internal audit review of journal entries, financial statements and regulatory reporting; and performed review and re-performance of balance sheet accounts reconciliation as needed Supervised and documented business process walkthroughs for Molina Corporate and subsidiaries Performed and documented walk-through procedures for complex corporate processes such as Income Taxes, SEC Financial Reporting, IBNR, Fixed Assets, Provider Payments, etc.
Oversaw and documented business process flowcharts, identifying key risks and controls for Molina Corporate and subsidiaries Supervised and performed testing of key controls for effectiveness, non-compliance with organizational policies, laws and regulations, identifying control weaknesses and opportunities for improvement, and documenting findings with audit reports.
June 2010 to May 2012Staff Internal Auditor
August 2009 to June 2010Internal Audit Intern
Performed internal audit review of journal entries, balance sheet accounts reconciliation, financial statements, and regulatory reporting Performed and documented walk through procedures for corporate and subsidiaries' processes Documented business process flowcharts, identifying key risks and controls for Molina entities Developed new flowcharts /narratives for business processes associated with Molina Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation Performed testing of key controls for effectiveness, identifying control weaknesses and documented findings with audit reports.
University of Southern California (USC)Los Angeles, CA
Leventhal School of AccountingDecember 2009Bachelor of Science: AccountingAccounting
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
Actively pursuing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation