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Financial Analyst Project Management

Watertown, Massachusetts, 02472, United States
November 29, 2017

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Seta S. Iskandarian

*** ******** ******, ***. ***

Watertown, MA 02472

cell 617-***-****

Work Experience

YouthBuild USA, Somerville, MA, June, 2016 - present

Finance Manager

Create financial performance metrics to evaluate program performance.

Review and approve portfolio of 25 sub-grantees’ monthly federal grant reimbursement requests by following grant guidelines and regulations per OMB circulars.

Orchestrate budget process for new grants and budget modifications.

Provide technical assistance, training and financial monitoring to sub-grantees and site visits for new affiliates.

Provide financial reporting and financial analyses for senior management.

Involved in the evaluation process of current financial processes with outside consultant.

Member of core project management team with the CEO & CFO responsible for the implementation process of the new financial management system including outlining new processes.

Review yearly audits of affiliate programs and their parent organizations to evaluate risk and internal controls.

Consulting Work

Deloitte Forensic London, U.K. 2014, June - July, 2013 & January - February, 2016

Consultant (contract)

Provided business intelligence for the Advisory group.

Prepared risk analysis for mergers & acquisitions.

ORC International London, U.K. November, 2008 - March, 2011

Pricing Analyst (contract)

Prepared seasonal expatriate cost of living surveys.

GPW Ltd London, U.K. March - May, 2010 & April - June, 2013

Business Intelligence Consultant (contract)

Prepared business intelligence reports for private investors.

Gathered key competitor data and due diligence ahead of new investment opportunities and corporate bids for companies.

Organization for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

Consultant, Democratization Program (contract) Armenia, July, 2007 - July, 2009

Developed microenterprises

Conducted trainings on team building, preparation of work plans, project proposal writing, and leadership development for staff.

Prepared high-level reports on economic trends and program outcomes.

Responsible for budgetary planning and spending for a 200,000 Euro grant.

Managed staff of 5.

Work Experience

Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA February, 2004 – February, 2005

Senior Financial Analyst

Prepared and analyzed feasibility and profitability analysis using financial modeling to recommend new store sites.

Created presentations for the President of Staples USA and senior management.

Prepared pro forma financial statements analyzing cannibalization, capital investment, NOPAT, RONA, etc.

Involved in the project management cycle for new store startups including creating and tracking Gantt charts.

The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. New York, NY, October, 2000 - February, 2004

Financial Analyst

Estee Lauder Brand

Prepared, analyzed, and reviewed forecasts, actuals and annual budgets for.

Forecasted new product feasibility and profitability with the product development team.

Conducted monthly and quarterly analysis of performance by product line.

Developed and reviewed financial reports for upper management.

Aveda International Brand

Responsible for month end close for international affiliates.

Coordinated the launch of the South Korea affiliate.

Created monthly and yearly shipments plans and forecasts for supplies to distributors.

Assisted in the strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting process.

Created monthly worldwide management reporting packages for senior management.

Involved in the five-year strategic planning process.

Shearman & Sterling, LLP New York, NY, August, 1999 - October, 2000 Budget Analyst

Analyzed law firm’s growth plans for practice groups.

Orchestrated yearly budget process for worldwide offices and practice groups.

Arthur D. Little, Inc. Cambridge, MA, July, 1998 - July, 1999

Financial Analyst, Latin America Consulting Directorate

Prepared monthly financial reports and forecasts.


MBA in Business Administration January, 2007

Fordham University, New York, New York

B.A. in Economics May, 1998

Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts


Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Hyperion, PeopleSoft, Oracle Financials

Coding class covering Ruby, SQL, HTML in 2015


Fluent in Spanish & Armenian, elementary French

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