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Ghazal Athar

elizabeth, NJ, 07208
September 29, 2008

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• Strong writing, research and analytical skills

• Excellent multi-tasking and organizational aptitudes.

• Excellent attention to detail, initiative and interpersonal skills.

• Works well individually as well as with a team.

• Excellent communication and customer relations skills

• A self-starter and team player

• Works effectively in a fast-paced environment.


• Kean University, Union, N.J. • Dean’s List

• Bachelor of Science: Finance, May 2003 • Recipient of Academic Scholarship

• Major: Finance / Minor: Accounting • Member of National Students Society


Merrill Lynch, Administrative 2007-present Penington, NJ

• Acted as the sole support for the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Federal Savings Bank

• Led in the development and coordination of the FSB Compliance and Operational Risk Management, Executive Management, Audit Committee and Board meetings

• Participated in Compliance and Operational Risk Management meetings as interim assistant corporate secretary

• Created, reviewed and edited OGC senior management policies, procedures and presentations

• Coordinated OGC projects through initiatives on various IT systems including Project Track it, GBG Knowledge

Management and MDM systems

• Gained knowledge of banking regulations, control concepts and important legal issues through interaction with OGC

senior management.

• Interacted with all levels of Executive management, support staff, clients, etc

Neuberger Berman, A Lehman Brothers Corporation, Sales Assistant 2006-2007 Manhattan, NY

• Acted as the sole support for the sales efforts of corporate regional sales managers and vice presidents

• Acted as a liaison between regional sales managers, branch management and operations

• Processed and track expense reports; reconcile American Express Corporate statements

• Conducted stock analysis and market research

• Assisted clients with their account related questions and requests

Citigroup, Smith Barney, Sales Assistant 2003- 2006 Manhattan, NY

• Acted as the sole support for corporate financial consultants with $300 million under management

• Acted as a liaison between financial consultants, branch management and operations

• Assisted financial consultants with all retail, IRA, managed and trading accounts

• In charge of training all interns and new employees

• Prepared quarterly statements for clients; conducted stock analysis and market research

• Assisted clients with account related questions and inquiries, including client complaints

Delane & Indiviri, Clerical Assistant 2001-2002 Union, NJ

• Intricately involved in the companies start up and growth

• Ensured the efficient day-to-day running of all business operations

• Provided confidential and administrative support to the President, Board of Directors, and Finance Committee

• Assisted with Human Resource functions including the handling of payroll and employee benefits issues

Savaira Inc., Marketing Assistant 1998-2000 Springfield, NJ

• Compiled, analyzed and compared data to assist in the development of new media advertising Techniques

• Assisted marketing team with developing a promotional campaign event that attracted 3,000 attendees

• Conducted market research that captured data on target market demographics

Skills: Proficient with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, NextGen, FCI, FC Linx, ACT2000, Goldmine2000, Project Track it, Adobe Acrobat. Fluent in Urdu and Hindi

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