Armine Zakaryan, MBA
Mattel, Inc. (Public Company) December 2017–October 2018
Sr. Financial Analyst
Consolidation of global forecasts and actual results.
Managing global forecasts upload into the system (HFM and Essbase), reconciliation to ensure data consistency between systems.
Review and analysis of financial results, variance explanations in collaboration with global entities (North America, Asia).
Preparation and review of capital budget. CapEx actuals vs. plan analysis, presentation to senior management. Capital expenditure and post mortem review.
Review and consolidation of cost savings projects, actuals vs. budget analysis and variance explanation.
Cedars-Sinai January 2017–September 2017
Manage annual budgeting process. Create budget templates for entities, review, consolidate proposed budgets and present to executive management.
Develop and maintain budget models using advanced excel.
Manage budget preparation of both existing and newly acquired entities.
Upload budgets into database using Kaufman Hall system.
Oversee preparation and analysis of entity level, as well as individual doctor level P&Ls.
Actuals vs. budget monthly review, variance analysis.
Develop 5-year plans for newly acquired medical centers and present to executive management.
Belkin International, Inc. September 2015–January 2017
Sr. Financial Analyst
Budget vs. actual analysis and presentation to executives. Use Hyperion for those reports.
Financial Planning and Analysis for newly developed water technology division. Preparation of Income Statement, Cash Flow, Balance sheet for strategic planning.
As part of Financial Planning and Analysis process, assist with OPEX budgeting and monthly review.
Assist in preparation of the worldwide division annual budget, including preparation of supporting schedules, uploading and validation of data into budgeting database. Assist in developing the financial budgeting model, creating reports and analysis.
Work closely with accounting team to streamline accrual process.
Analyze financial performance against key business metrics. Work with Sales, Planning and Purchasing to achieve financial and operational goals.
Industry trends / competitor analysis.
Develop forecast model for domestic and international departments. Forecast consolidation.
Develop Strategic Sourcing Model, partnering with global planning team, to track existing cost savings as well as identify future opportunities. Use Hyperion, Business Objects and Oracle for this model.
Murad, Inc. December 2013–February 2015
Supply Chain Analyst
Work with CFO and team to develop budgets for each channel, monitor and reforecast as needed.
Develop forecast model in excel – as a result increasing forecast accuracy to 91% - significantly higher compared to industry standards
Work with IT to automate key forecast and inventory reports - results saved men power and increased accuracy
Work with channel heads globally as internal consultant to set standards of inventory levels, safety stock, performance to budget, establish thresholds and maintain the set controls by holding the channel heads accountable
Oversee Cost saving initiatives, resulting in over $800,000 in procurement cost reduction
By developing holistic approach to budgets and inventory, save over $ 2,000,000 in inventory reduction/optimized sales within 4 months of joining the company.
Deckers Brands (Public Company) August 2008–December 2013
Prepare and update budgets both for domestic and international divisions, working with executives of multiple regions, in a global, rapidly growing public company
Prepare forecasts for domestic and international divisions working with directors of each functional department
Perform monthly, quarterly, annual budget vs. actual analysis, identify trends, areas of potential cost savings
Develop ad hoc reports to analyze monthly financial results against budget and historic period. Use Hyperion for these reports.
Using advanced excel tools – pivot tables, formulas, develop performance metrics for the organization worldwide. Analyze performance trends and set performance guidelines to improve productivity
Implement Quick Books system to maintain controls for the domestic division. Annual up to $100,000 in cost savings/cost avoidance as a result of invoice audit and control system
Research and identify areas that can achieve cost savings, take process improvement initiatives. For example, saved $80,000 by researching and eliminating sales tax in appropriate areas
Automate purchasing process in Oracle – partner up with IT and lead the automation project
Work in project teams to forecast business results of newly developed units. Work with executive team to set goals and develop strategy. Perform break-even analysis.
Department of Transport and Communication - Armenia May 2006–January 2008
Interpret policies and procedures pertaining to state laws and regulations.
Analyze contracts and projects according to state laws and regulations.
Work with other departments for process improvements.
Work in project teams being responsible for design and development of project deliverables.
Maintain contract files.
CSU Channel Islands October 2011–May 2013
Yerevan State University September 2004-May 2006
Masters of Economics
Yerevan State University September 2000-May 2004
Bachelor of Economics
Advanced Microsoft Excel –Pivot Tables, graphs and charts, regression analysis, VLOOKUP
SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, Essbase, Business Objects, Kaufman Hall, Quick Books
Business Writing, Presentation skills, Power Point
Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, Sarbanes-Oxley Trained Professional
Fluent in English, Russian, Armenian