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Data Analyst

Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
August 18, 2018

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Ginger A. Burton

Senior Data Analyst

Data Analysis SQL & SAS Programming Business Analysis Business Intelligence Development, 864-***-****, Linked In: GingerBurton

Accomplished, analytical professional with a comprehensive background encompassing the areas of data analysis, business analysis, SQL/SAS programming, and business intelligence development. Proven expertise in meticulously assembling, evaluating, and interpreting digital data. Highly skilled at analyzing system specifications, pricing, inventory, marketing, loan origination, service, and quality data. Strong leadership abilities in managing complex projects and implementing SAS programs. Reputation for reliability.

Solutions Design

Requirements Definition

Spotfire & Tableau Graphs

Business Intelligence Development

SQL & SAS Programming

SQL Queries

JIRA & Agile Development

Data Integrity

Project Management

SSRS and Power BI

Strategic Planning

Client Relationships


Fourteen years of progressive experience analyzing extensive data through SQL and SAS and delivering the results in Excel and Tableau, complemented by nearly five years of experience in SQL programming.

Consistently recognized for industry expertise; successfully served as a technical advisor and subject-matter expert resource to management.

Demonstrated instructional prowess in delivering FOCUS programming training on UNIX and teaching SAS, JCL, PC software, and quality improvement courses.

Recipient of an Employee of the Year award for exemplary performance.


Tech 24, Greenville, SC 2017 – 2018

Reports Writer (contract position)

Wrote complex SQL queries to create data sources for SSRS and Power BI reporting.

Created reports on service metrics in SSRS.

Created reports and dashboard on service metrics in Power BI (including DAX language).

AMERICAN CREDIT ACCEPTANCE, Spartanburg, SC 2012 – 2017

Senior Data Analyst, 2015-2017

Data Analyst, 2012-2015

Create graphs in Spotfire and Tableau after doing complex SQL programming and query writing to monitor loan originations, sales data, losses, dealer data, and many other ad-hoc reports and analyses.

Engage departments to gather, identify and document requirements and interface with technical teams.

Main developer of system for User Acceptance Testing and Post Production Validation.

Wrote complex SQL queries to pull data for regulatory reporting to CFPB.

Perform quality analysis on system changes by writing SQL queries; downloading the results into Excel for analysis; and also uploading results for analysis in R.

Create 20 different categorical variables and used them to test whether certain values cause higher or lower levels of loss as defined by cumulative net loss and loss to liquidation.

Developed a data warehouse of legacy data using T-SQL.

Coordinate projects with Information Technology department in a JIRA/Agile development method.

Query, pull, test and analyze data to ensure data quality, integrity and usability for data governance.

Time off from the workforce due to school and personal reasons (2005 – 2012)

MICHELIN, Greenville, SC 2004–2005

Focus Programmer (contract position)

Consistently engaged with the client to define requirements and program system functionality.

Performed ad-hoc analyses on customer service information and wrote user documentation.

MICHELIN, Greenville, SC 2000-2003

SAS Analyst

Developed, implemented, and maintained new and existing Quality Control SAS programs.

Defined system specifications, and conducted all maintenance and repair on new and existing SAS programs.

Coordinated projects with internal clients and contract programmers.


FOCUS Programmer/Analyst

Created detailed FOCUS reports for accounting and financial planning departments.

Demonstrated subject matter expertise by creating and delivering FOCUS programming training on UNIX.

Partnered with the accounting department on Lawson system to improve data integrity.

SIEMANS, Spartanburg, SC 1998 – 1999

Master Scheduler

Maintained warehouse schedule in alignment with sales projections, manufacturing capacity and material availability.

Participated in daily meetings concerning schedule changes and expedited orders.

FEDERAL EXPRESS, Memphis, TN 1996 – 1998

Marketing Technical Advisor/Senior Marketing Analyst

Applied SAS and FOCUS to analyze the impact of new products, as well as pricing changes on revenue projections.

Developed system requirements and pricing for new product.

Received a departmental Employee of the Year award.

Square D, Columbia, SC 1989 – 1994

Manufacturing Systems Analyst/Operations Intern

Managed a project to deliver client-server-based inventory management system. Designed system and capital requirements, designed screens, conducted testing and trained manufacturing associates on use of new system.

Reduced inventory levels and materials shortages by analysis through SAS programming and system implementation.

Utilized analysis and reporting in SAS to improve MRP, purchasing and performance management systems.

Taught SAS, JCL, PC software, and Quality Improvement courses.


Master of Arts: Educational Studies University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Master of Science: Management Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science: Business Administration University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC


Certified in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

APICS Certified (American Production and Inventory Control Society), Columbia, SC


SQL, SAS, Spotfire, Tableau, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, some Access), SSRS, some SSIS, Power BI, DAX, some R, MVS/TSO, IMS, FOCUS, UNIX



2017 – Beginning SAS (a refresher)

2018 – SQL Query Optimization

2018 – SQL Developer

2018 – SSIS

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