Focused Problem solver with exceptional planning and implementation capabilities. Excels at cultivating, managing and leveraging client relationships. Vast financial process background.
Business process improvement/ re-engineering
Advanced problem solving abilities
Senior Manager, FP&A01/2014 to CurrentTarget CorporationMinneapolis, MN
Guided entire Finance team through redesign of financial processes to be more inline with IT's transformation to Agile by
establishing a robust project plan, including change management plan which
enabled on-time implementation of the new process which impacted over
7,000 team members and contractors.
Reduced time required for monthly forecasting activities by redesigning and implementing more simple forecasting process, including better data and
reporting to support the process.
Increased labor capitalization rate for team members by redesigning the time tracking process to reduce complexity and add monitoring controls to hold teams accountable.
Successfully designed and implemented holistic communication and change management plan through partnership with teams impacted by the new Financial process to coordinate training, communication and actions. As a result, teams received one message instead of multiple messages which contributed to the smooth roll-out.
Defined the financial management process for technology organization and associated owners which enabled clearer roles and responsibilities and understanding between owners when to engage other teams which made changes more streamlined to the user.
Received VP award for transformation work
Senior Project Manager09/2010 to 01/2014Target CorporationMinneapolis, MN
Delivered total cost of ownership (TCO)
reports for IT using industry best practices.
Led project which defined repeatable and consistent allocation methodologies to
allocate $2 billion IT budget. This
included managing schedules and deliverables for a vendor and a 20+ team member
stakeholder group, identifying and managing risks and issues and communicating
progress to stakeholders.
Collaborated with multiple process owners to implement process changes to streamline data collection for the TCO model, which resulted in less time collecting data monthly.
Created 5-year technology spend report for Business Intelligence through close partnership with Business Intelligence leadership and team. This report was the basis for their long range plan.
Won VP award for TCO work in 2011 and 2012.
Orchestrated workload transition to offshore team (define which work could move, defining process, defining plan to transition work, and worked with team to execute plan), which opened up capacity for the onshore team to take on more work.
collaboration with technology senior leadership defined multiple use cases for the data resulting from the technology showback model including 5 year IT spend roadmap, Infrastructure total cost of ownership by platform, and metrics to add to the leadership dashboard.
Senior Process Analyst06/2007 to 08/2010Target CorporationMinneapolis, MN
Facilitated corporate wide fraud assessment through research and created framework for the risk
assessment. Coordinated with leadership across entire organization to obtain
and validate results. Created and implemented a new
audit step for all of Assurance to enhance the way fraud risks were identified and
managed during the planning process.
Enhanced Purchasing card audit efficiency and effectiveness by utilizing automated audit techniques with data. Received VP award for work.
Partnered with Target.com to create a model to better estimate freight cost. Received VP award for work.
Identified organizational risks through senior leadership interviews, industry research and knowledge of Target.
Assisted Assurance leadership in creating annual audit plans based on risks identified during risk assessment.
Planned, organized and carried out the internal audit function including the preparation of audit plans and supervising of resources.
Responsible for presentation of audit findings to management.
Ensure proper and timely follow up on outstanding items and recommendations.
Drafted and finalized audit reports detailing findings, recommendations, management action plan and due dates.
Partnered with leadership across many departments to socialize audit plan and audit results.
Coached and developed team members by giving clear feedback throughout audits.
Senior Assurance Associate01/2004 to 01/2007Grant Thornton LLPMinneapolis, MN
Reviewed and audited the following transaction cycles: cash, inventory, investments, capital assets, financing, revenue and receivables.
Displayed effective teamwork and communication skills in a supervisory role: Worked closely with other associates and managers to promptly resolve client problems and accounting issues encountered in the audit process.
Performed documentation and analysis on the internal control design and effectiveness of clients by inquiry, observation, and testing.
Researched technical accounting issues: Utilized electronic databases to review appropriateness of accounting treatments and compile financial information.
Actively participated in firm recruiting events including: college panels, interview lunches, and office tours.
MBA: Information Technology 2015Carlson School of Management, University of MNMinneapolis, MN, USA
Accounting/Management2004Hamline UniversitySt. Paul, MN, USA