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Sr. Business Analyst, Financial and Budget Experience, SAP SME.

Location:
Warrenville, IL
Salary:
89000
Posted:
September 26, 2018

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Tracey Sabala

Phone: 773-***-**** Email: ac66y0@r.postjobfree.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceysabala

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

A highly detailed Financial Analyst and SAP Subject Matter Expert with over 22 years of extensive experience in capital and expense accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis reporting. A results-driven Business Analyst with excellent communication, analytical, problem solving, and project management skills. Established track record of exceeding expectations with an emphasis on quality, client satisfaction, and building relationships with cross-functional teams.

TECHNICAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

§SAP (FICO MM, PP, FSCM, SD, PM)

§Delivery Management

§Project Management

§Vendor Relationship

§Data Analysis

§Order Fulfillment

§Budgeting

§Microsoft Office

§Forecasting

§Sox Testing

§Inventory

§Process Controls

§Warehouse Management

§Analytical Support

§Decision Making and Problem Solving Skills

§Team Building

§Audit/Auditing

§Strong Communication Skills

EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES CELLULAR, Chicago, IL 1996 – 2018

U.S. Cellular is the fifth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience.

Sr. Business Analyst, 2018

Reported to the Sr. Director of Access Engineering. Led the development and implementation of business procedures, created special financial and business-related models, and led a cross-functional team within the organization in the areas of asset management and financial analyses, organizational process creation, development/implementation of controls, and defining strategic business recommendations.

Established processes around material management, including equipment, software, and license tracking from a financial perspective; teamed with Fixed Asset Management to define new policies & methodologies.

Determined methodology and processes by which to reduce costs and overall inventory levels through

Purco purchasing, improved asset, vendors, and category management resulting in cost savings.

Served as a Project Leader/Manager for all financial related initiatives, including business cases, asset controls, and financial modeling.

Developed and implemented processes, systems, and controls to monitor and reconcile financial activities, managed material purchases, deliveries, and material lifecycle.

Developed business models and recommended decisions for allocation of resources and capital to senior leadership and demonstrated excellence with cross functional teams and strong attention to detail.

Drove and developed business cases for the rollout of new technologies into the network.

Presented strong technical skills and served as the financial Subject Matter Expert for the Engineering organization and was a mentor to the General Engineering Administers in support of Finance business.

Organized and managed the creation of the capital and expense budgets for engineering organization.

Provided analysis and made recommendations on where savings opportunities exist within the operating expense budget resulting in cost saving initiatives for the organization including the ECOVA platform.

Performed quantitative analysis and developed business models to assist senior and executive leadership in making strategic decisions, demonstrated strong communication skills, writing skills, and ability to negotiate.

Presented business model plans and execution strategies to executive leadership when called upon.

Led monthly calls with department heads and senior leadership to review and recalibrate capital and expense variance reports as well as coordinated year-end close processes to ensure spending is accurate and complete.

Established and communicated guidelines for WBS (work break down structure) criteria to Project Managers and others who routinely request that WBS projects be set up and worked well with as a cross-function team.

Sr. Budgeting Analyst, 2002- 2017

Reported to the Sr. Manager of Capital Budgets and Allocation and supporting the VPs of RF Engineering and Advanced Technology and Systems Planning and national employees for all of Engineering. Managed and refined all processes, tools, and templates to ensure that all recurring financial reporting requirements are completed on an accurately and timely basis.

Updated and maintained the master database for Engineering and other system support functions. This database is the point of information for multiple business units in support of operations.

Supported preparation of the Strategic Long-Range Forecast (SLRF) development (vendor information, cell site information, and financial information).

Updated SAP based upon budget reviews, approved budget exceptions, Ad-hoc Financial Analysis, and WBS adjustment requests to ensure accuracy and consistency for financial reporting, developed budgets.

Updated other functional tools and databases (e.g., SAP, Cell Site Database) as appropriate.

Developed and managed SAP variants, templates and reports to address financial information for leadership.

Assist Procurement and Fixed Asset Management Groups with the reconciliation of Goods Receipt and Invoice Receipt Imbalances (GR/IR), completing any necessary order, Cell Site Counts, GAAP, WBS end dates for SOX compliance and accurate depreciation schedules to meet company requirements. Ensure changes are accurately made, and that approvals are tracked appropriately. Assisted Marketing, Merchandising, Advertising, and Retail with their cleanups as well.

Create Work Breakdown Structure elements for all Capital Expenditures for the Network and RSO. Including the Investment Module updates with head SAP Programmer.

SAP purchase ordering requisitioner and order processing, invoice payment, and vendor management for hardware and software support, very focus oriented. Worked with vendors on payment status and discounts.

Sr. Analyst-Engineering, 2000 - 2001

Reported to the Manager of Capital Budgeting, responsible for the managing and refining all processes, tools, and templates to ensure that all recurring financial reporting requirements are completed on an accurately and timely basis. Developed and analyzed actual financial results to budget comparisons for monthly, quarterly, and yearly results. Communicate results at monthly meetings with other Engineering Analysts, and leaders. Complete and deliver any ad hoc financial information requests. (e.g. AWS, FAA). Update SAP based upon budget review approved budget exceptions, and WBS adjustment requests to ensure accuracy and consistency. Updated other functional tools and databases (e.g., SAP, Cell Site Database) as appropriate. Developed, designed, and managed SAP variants, templates and reports to address financial information for leadership. Processed and monitored internal order requests and assist in SAP related questions.

Updated and maintained the master database for Engineering. This database is the point of information for multiple business units.

Developed and analyzed actual financial results to budget comparisons for monthly, quarterly, and yearly forecasts. Communicate variances at monthly meetings with other Engineering Analysts, and leaders.

Updated SAP based upon budget reviews, approved budget exceptions, and WBS adjustment requests to ensure accuracy and consistency.

Updated other functional tools and databases (e.g., SAP, Cell Site Database) as appropriate.

Developed and managed SAP variants, templates and reports to address financial information for leadership.

Assisted Procurement and Fixed Asset Management Groups with the reconciliation of Goods Receipt and Invoice Receipt Imbalances, Cell Site Counts, WBS end dates for SOX compliance and accurate depreciation schedules to meet company requirements. Ensured changes are accurately made, and that approvals are tracked appropriately.

Created and set-up Work Breakdown Structure elements for all Capital Expenditures for the Network and RSO. Including the Investment Module updates with head SAP Programmer.

Appointed SAP SME for Engineering and worked on insurance claim event/events.

Trainer and Education Specialist, 1998 - 2000

Reported to Manager of Budgets for Engineering, responsible for the monitoring of Internal and External Training for the Engineering Staff, Coordinate Yearly Engineering Meetings, Recruit & Manage New Cooperative Education Candidates from Colleges and Universities. Complete Month end cost center financial analysis.

Supervised 7 Cooperative Education Students.

Established and coordinated training, for “Train the Trainer” Program for Engineering and established effective SMEs for Specific areas and coordinated all training events and classes.

Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator, 1996 - 1998

Reported to the Manager of Accounts Payable, responsible for processing of invoices, monthly accruals, and maintain vendor statements, SAP reporting for vendor payment and histories, comprised a procedure to be used by USC in correcting GR/IR imbalances. Proficient at Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Accounting Assistant/Managerial, 1994 - 1996

Reported to the Controller. Responsible for processing of invoices and bimonthly vendor check payments.

Budget and Inventory Preparation. Tool room and Accounts Payable Month-end Closes. Coordinated internal marketing for ISO9000 certification for associates.

EDUCATION

BA – Columbia College, Chicago, IL

MBA - Project Management – Keller Graduate School of Business, Naperville, IL

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Production Planning (SAP PP)

Material Management (SAP MM)

Financial Supply Chain Management (SAP FSCM)

Sales and Distribution (SAP SD)

Financial Accounting and Controlling (SAP FICO)

Plant Maintenance (SAP PM)

I worked with all the above, and was supported by reporting with BW, heuristics/demand planning with APO.

The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi

The International Business Honor Society, Delta Mu Delta. Mu Phi

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Religious Education Instructor, Winfield, IL

Girl Scout Leader, West Chicago, IL

Appointed by Mayor, West Chicago Cultural Arts Commission, West Chicago, IL

Benjamin Foundation, Carol Stream, IL



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