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Sales Management

Brandon, Florida, 33511, United States
May 31, 2010

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Jorge Castaneda

**** **** ******* *** ***. *** * Brandon, FL 33511 * (305) ***-****


Ambitious bilingual MBA graduate with audit and financial analyst

experience seeks a financial analyst position with a major corporation in

the United States or Latin America.


. Experienced in balancing priorities for short-term and long-range


. Able to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure

. A strong history of completing projects on time and within budget

. Equally effective working in self-managed projects or as a team member

. Ability to adapt quickly to challenges and changing environments

. Recognized as a creative and practical problem-solver

. Energetic, positive, and self-motivated

. Enthusiastic, creative, and willing to assume increased responsibility


Citigroup Tampa, FL June 2007 to

Present Operations Analyst

Representative III

. Directed budgets and cost controls for the whole Income and

Alternative Investment department

. Coordinated with all levels of management to gather, analyze,

summarize and create budgets and forecasts

. Maintained, analyzed and summarized general ledger accounts

. Performed extensive research into industry trends and evaluation of

Latin American market data

. Managed relationships with banks, depositories and clients to ensure

financial transactions occurred on-time and successfully

. Ensured daily accounting tasks such as debits and credits are

performed on-time and correctly

. Performed a thorough analysis for open payables and receivables

greater than 180 days

. Analyzed and interpreted financial data and made recommendations to

improve systems and financial performance

. Generated 95% operational efficiency by reviewing audit and control

policies and recommending creative solutions to identified issues

. Minimized risk to the bank by 5% through production and execution of

the full range of operational test planning

. Reduced department costs by $94,000 through budget analysis and


. Monitored department's processes and systems to identify issues and

make recommendations for improvements resulting in savings of up to


Carnival Corporation Miami, FL April 2006 to

September 2006


Assisted the Vice President and Audit Directors of the corporation in

several key areas including:

. Performed compliance analysis for Sarbanes-Oxley

. Executed fraud-related investigations on all vessels

. Managed and processed all Audit Department invoices in SAP

. Conducted sample audit tests for Carnival Corporations Internal


. Performed business risk assessments for Guest Relations

Marriott Vacation Club Miami, FL April 2002 to

July 2004

Marketing Executive

. Generated 355 new prospects for Marriott Vacation Club International

. Helped implement a control panel to measure current marketing programs

and conversion rates

. Utilized OB telemarketing and personal sales to attract prospects to

MVCI sales presentations

. Qualified prospects according to predetermined criteria to enhance

close rates and improve ROI

. Coordinated Sales Gallery activities including appointments and


. Responsible for client acquisition and retention, generating revenue


University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Executive Education in Finance

April 2007 GPA: 4.0

Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Master of Business Administration, Management June 2006 GPA:


Florida International University, Miami, FL

Bachelor of Science in Management April 2004 GPA: 3.5


. National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)

. Young Urban Professional Alumni (YUPA)

. Florida Bankers Association (FBA)

. South Florida Banking Institute (SFBI)


Language: Fluent in Spanish

Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Visio and


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