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Manager Financial Analyst

Suwanee, GA
October 16, 2018

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David Hicks 770-***-****

Greater Atlanta Area


Achievement-oriented Financial/Business Leader with over 20 years of diverse and comprehensive experience in financial analysis/management looking for challenging position in growing company. Skills include budgeting/planning/forecasting, variance analysis/reporting, process creation/development, business case development, and Ad Hoc reporting. Demonstrated ability to support Operations/Sales Teams as single Finance POC. Proven ability to lead skilled Finance Support organization supporting Executive Lead Teams. Strong PC/spreadsheet skills, excellent multi-tasking and organization aptitudes, and proven ability to influence business partners. Effective communicator and problem-solver. Solid credentials: MBA honors graduate and BSBA graduate


Financial Planning and Analysis

Budgeting/Forecasting Analysis

Executive Decision Support for VP/Directors

Managed highly skilled Financial Analysts

Business Case Development & Analysis

Executive Level Communications

Advanced Proficiency in Excel/Office

Results/Variance Analysis

Project based Accounting/Reporting

KPI Reporting

Operations Finance Analysis

Proficiency in SAP/Cognos/TM1/PeopleSoft


Crawford and Company, Norcross Ga 2017 - 2018

Manager Financial Planning & Analysis, 2017 - 2018

Successfully Support the US Services Division with effective, timely and critical Financial Leadership. Provide decision support for Executives through the completion of Monthly Operations Reviews, Annual Budgeting, Monthly Forecasting and Analysis of Actuals. Create and provide Executive Leadership team with monthly PnL reporting to identify root causes in a timely manner. Key Accomplishments

Successfully completed the 2018 budget that totaled > $200M in Revenue

Completed the Monthly Operations Review Presentation – 10% higher revenue than plan in ‘17

Assisted in the creation of Pricing models to ensure > 30% Gross Margin

Single Finance POC for Operations Sr. VP with 15+ Areas and Annual Revenue > $80M/Year

Successfully completed the Quarterly Board of Directors Report for Q2 – Q4 of 2017

Ericsson, Duluth, Ga 2009 - 2017

Financial Analysis Manager I/II, 2011 – 2017

Provide critical Financial Support to FSO (Field Services Organization) VP/Directors with > 2k employees where key role is to be Financial Manager/POC to address and meet/exceed Financial related metrics for Internal/External Customers. Responsible for providing Executive Lead Team Decision support including monthly Operations Reviews focused on PnL and impacting items, monthly variance presentations, budgeting/forecasting planning cycles (2016 > $200M), ensuring all Financial Processes are being followed and Director/Manager teams understand critical Ericsson components such as Absorption, Billability/Utilization, and Variance to budget.

Key Team Accomplishments:

Successfully managed team of six highly skilled Finance Analysts while Increasing Employee Satisfaction scores 3 years sequentially (2014 – 2016)

Create, prepare, and support Monthly Ops Reviews: 2016 was 16% under plan

Assisted in the creation, implementation, and maintenance of Internal PO process to minimize Under Absorption (Sourcing/Finance/Sales/FSO involved). Total recovery for 2016 > $32M

Review Cost Center Financials against Plan with supporting details: 2016 = $41M under plan

Identified $7.4M overstatement of Field Services PnL which changed the way budget and under absorption was viewed from a Corporate Finance perspective – Worked with Corporate Finance to correct FSO run rate which was applied to all Service Delivery Organizations

Identified incorrect expense trend Corporate Finance used to quantify assumption resulting in $7M change in Absorption (Corporate Finance stated $2M Over Absorption, actual trend was $5M Under)

Senior Financial Analyst, 2009 – 2011

Successfully provided Financial Support for Ericsson Services Inc as first North American Managed Services Contract. Was responsible for providing Executive Lead Team support including monthly variance presentations, budgeting > $200M in Operating Expenses, and ensuring VP and Director teams understand their financial statements which include components such as Absorption, Billability/Utilization and Variance to budget. Key Accomplishments:

Created inter-company networks and led audits resulting in $2.4M being removed from Ericsson’s financials and applied against 3rd party Vendors

Identified ~$2.0M in costs incorrectly hitting Field Services which was reclassed to Transformation

Successfully led the 2010 Operating Budget for Field Services that exceeded > $200M

Led the Billability/Utilization analysis in 2011 which impacted Ericsson’s overall Labor Rates

Sprint Corporation, Norcross, GA 2006 - 2009

Financial & Performance Manager, 2008 - 2009

Managed team of six professionals that were responsible for providing overall financial & performance decision support to Field Engineering and Operations by supporting the following: developed quarterly/annual forecasts, provided Monthly Financial reporting reviews/expertise to meet required financial objectives and was single source for Purchase Requisition/Accounts Payable related issues.

Manager – Business Planning and Strategy, 2006 - 2007

Nextel Communications, Johns Creek, GA

Senior Financial Analyst, 2000 - 2005


Masters of Business Administration Degree, Concentration - Finance

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Bachelors of Science Business Administration, Major - Finance

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Member of Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity

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