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Manager Project

Melrose, MA, 02176
August 31, 2012

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Jude O'Brien

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**** - ******* - ******** ***** **** - North Shore Medical Center

Beverly, MA

Senior Financial Analyst

. Work with department managers in the development of operating budgets.

. Perform monthly analysis on all physician related expenses

. Provides ROI and margin analysis to assist in the decision making process

for the purchase of equipment and/or the development of new programs.

. Using the Thomson Reuters performance improvement tool, created a process

to identify, analyze and report on areas of potential cost savings


. Review, analyze and report on KPI which include labor productivity,

overtime hours as a % of total hours, non labor expenses and revenue.

Make recommendations on potential areas for improvement.

. Identified a cost savings opportunity on the nursing inpatients floors

regarding the use of overtime. Presented results and worked with nursing

leadership to analyze the use of overtime and where it may be prevented.

. Responsible for weekly and monthly analysis and reporting of salaries and


. Developed a monthly Physician fees schedule that is utilized by

administrators to track costs and variances.

. Developed a recruitment report to assist management in cost controls

related to labor.

. Member of the Business team responsible for the implementation of a

financial reporting system using Cognos software

2007 - 2008 Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary

Boston, MA

Manager, Research Finance

. Provide leadership and fiscal oversight of all grants and contracts in

the research and service sector.

. Assist the VP of Research in the development of strategic plans and


. Monitor all policies and procedures governing grants and contracts,

insuring compliance with federal regulations

. Oversee the monthly financial close process for all research related

accounts, assuring that proper accounting standards are followed.

Oversight of journal entry preparation, analyzing and reviewing revenue

and expenses and account reconciliation

. Work closely with project manager and other project team member on the

implementation of a post award software system

. Take the lead in reviewing and documenting all policies and procedures

pertaining to post award

. Supervise Grants Accountants and Assistant Grant Accountant

2005 -2007 Caritas Physician Network

Brighton, MA

Budget Manager

. Provide leadership, coordinates and oversees preparation of annual

operating and capital budgets for all CPN affiliates.

. Leads the deployment of monthly variance reporting including expense and

revenue analysis, FTE, statistical and benchmarking reporting.

. Oversees and review the completion of the month Scorecard, with Growth,

Financial and Accounts Receivable Metrics

. Coordinates monthly financial review package for review with Senior

Management. Package includes variance and revenue analysis, volume and

FTE analysis, analysis of Physician staff movement and tracking of

employee vacancies. Actively participates in meeting, making

recommendations for revenue enhancement and expense reduction..

. Provides project management oversight for the development and

implementation of the Business Objects of America Budgeting and Reporting

software system.

. Working closely with Director of Finance in developing policies and

procedures around cost controls and position recruitment authorization.

. Supervise Budget analysts.

1997 - 2005 Huntington Hospital- Senior Care Network

Pasadena, CA

Grant Manager/Supervisor of Financial Planning

. Responsible for the development and monitoring of capital and operating

budgets ($10m) for all government and private grants.

. Directed and prepared monthly variance reports, analyzed and prepared

volume, statistical and employee productivity reports.

. Worked with program directors and other staff in program development and

strategic planning, providing financial scenarios to assist in the

decision-making process. Prepared ad hoc reports in support of various

strategic initiatives and financial forecast scenarios.

. Coordinated the preparation of grant proposals. Provided fiscal

oversight of all projects, monitored and administered grant funds and

assured compliance with funding source. Responsible for the completion of

monthly, quarterly and year - end close out reports for all grants.

. Worked with Site Directors throughout California to analyze, justify and

recommend a COLA adjustment for a Federal and State funded program. The

results of the work were a 15% increase in funding for the program.

. Lead monthly meeting with project mangers and site directors to review

operations, staffing utilization and financial reports, making

recommendations to improve efficiencies and financial status when


. Worked with external CPA's and county and state auditors on program


. Assisted management in reviewing and refining of policies and procedures

. Assist in the preparation of JCAHO and DPH visits.

. Back up for office manager overseeing support staff functions.

. Supervised Fiscal and Information Systems staff

1994 - 1997 Warner Brothers

Burbank, CA

Senior Financial Analyst

. Responsibilities included assisting in the preparation of financial

statements, variance reports, statistical analysis and flash sales

reports. Also responsible for preparing journal entries and the analysis

and reconciliation of balance sheet accounts and maintenance of chart of


. Worked with studio stores operations team in developing strategic plans,

budgets and quarterly forecasts.

. Liaison between studio stores operations and corporate accounting and MIS

departments. Performed downloads, uploads and interfaces related to

monthly, quarterly and year-end closing process.

1987 - 1993 Northridge Hospital

Northridge, CA

Coordinator of Finance

. Provide leadership in the development of operating ($550k) and capital

budgets, forecasts and variance analysis. Developed employee productivity

standards and budget training package, implemented a biweekly analysis of

labor usage and cost

. Worked with Senior Management in the development of strategic plan,

resolving financial issues, developing and monitoring of financial


. Worked with Corporate Accountant during monthly closing process to insure

accuracy of expense coding.

. Worked closely with Information Systems programmers in the piloting of a

flexible budgeting product.

. Supervised 3 Fiscal and 1 Clerical Staff


1982 - 1984 Suffolk University Boston,


M.B.A in Finance. Graduated February 1984

1978 - 1981 University of Massachusetts Boston, MA

B.S in Biology, minor in Accounting. Graduated January 1981

1975 - 1977 Mass Bay Community College Watertown, MA

A.S. in Medical Technology. Graduated June 1977

COMPUTER SKILLS include Microsoft Office, Business Objects of America,

People Soft, COGNOS, Action OI. Working knowledge of TSI

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