Results-driven and self-motivated professional with 13 years of experience in finance and business operations. Successful at building partnerships and relationships with finance and business counterparts to accomplish goals and deliver results while thriving in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated strength in process improvement and driving change in an organization. Background and experience include: Finance Business Partner and owner of a product line Profit & Loss Strategic pricing and investment analysis Supply chain and contract manufacturing operations and financials Capital expenditure planning and fixed assets management process Program financial management with emphasis on cost planning, analysis and schedule control Hands on experience in SAP, Oracle, Business Intelligence (Brio), Smartview/Hyperion Planning, Essbase, ProPricer, MPM, Sharepoint, Discoverer, Visio. Advanced user in Excel and proficient in MS Office applications 9 years total Big 4 experience at Deloitte (serving priority clients), and Ernst & Young (focusing on industries such as investment, technology, and alternative energy) 4 years finance experience at senior levels with companies in Asia Proficient in SAP software, Yardi, Cognos, and advanced Excel Led FP&A team at Sands China, overseeing reporting of 4 properties including daily and weekly P&L reports and capital expenditures Led project to coordinate expenditures and budgets for the entertainment marketing and advertising departments: reducing overall expenses by over 20% per department Specializes in financially transforming departments by making overall spend more efficient Heavy experience in ROI, variance analysis, and strategizing & estimating expenses Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills Profit-focused Financial Manager who is an expert in cost reduction and budgeting.
Budgeting and financial management
Financial reporting and analysis
MS Excel expert
Superior time management
Costing and integration planning
Sr. Financial Analyst, 10/2012 to Current ViaSat Inc – Carlsbad, CA
Business unit finance partner, managed product line P&L's, pricing strategy, revenue forecasting, product cost modeling and cost reduction strategies.
Gross margin analysis, business operations, R&D ROI analysis.
Improved product line gross margin by 7%.
Identified and investigated variances to financial plans and forecasts by interpreting financial results.
Managed a $[Amount] annual budget that grew [Number]% in [Number] years.
Analyzed budgets, financial reports and projections for accurate reporting of financial standing.
Improved supply chain processes by implementing cross-functional efforts in customer service and repair operations.
Expatriate, 04/2011 to 08/2012 Living Abroad – Stockholm, Sweden
Lived abroad and dedicated time pursuing Swedish language learning, contract work and traveling.
Sr. Financial Analyst, 04/2009 to 04/2011 EDF Renewable Energy – San Diego, CA
Finance business partner to renewable energy operation teams supporting annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, accounting close, P&L variance analysis, financial metrics and ad hoc reports to business partners in order to facilitate business decision making.
Improved job cost reporting, internal controls and policy, cross functional communication which resulted in higher efficiencies and audit success rate.
Monthly revenue recognition calculation based on percent complete.
Budgeted active and proposed projects by accurately determining pricing, margins and risk factors.
Supply Chain Finance Manager, 11/2006 to 04/2009 JDSU – Milpitas, CA
Manufacturing finance business partner to Supply Chain Operation team supporting annual operating plan, forecasting, analysis and quarterly internal audit.
Achieved two quarters of under target spending by improving transparency and visibility.
Established process for contract manufacturing financials reporting including material and value-add cost reduction metrics that resulted in better predictability.
Pursued continuous improvement on gross margin, spending, cash flow, contract manufacturing policy and compliance.
Sr. Financial Analyst, 11/2006 to 06/2007 JDSU – Milpitas, CA
Aligned the capital planning and fixed asset process with internal policy and P&L reporting.
Designed and executed capital expense request, depreciation forecast template, audit process and fixed assets clean up.
Sr. Cost Analyst, 04/2001 to 10/2006 Lockheed Martin Corporation – Sunnyvale, CA
Responsible for program cost control, managed annual budgets, performed monthly variance analysis and forecasting, supported program performance review packages.
Logistics/Material Planner, 04/2001 to 10/2002 Lockheed Martin Corporation – Sunnyvale, CA
Managed spare equipment and consignment inventory, logistics and operations planning.
Master of Science: Organizational Development, 12 2005 University of San Francisco - San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, 12 2000 University of the Pacific - Stockton, California Business Administration
Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Candidate, In process
Cost Accounting, 2008, UC Santa Cruz Extension: Santa Clara, California
Master of Science : Organizational Development , 12 2005 Bachelor of Science : Business Administration , 12 2000 Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Candidate, In process
Cost Accounting, 2008, UC Santa Cruz Extension :
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