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Financial Project Manager

Laguna Beach, California, United States
October 17, 2018

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Aliso Viejo, California *2656

Tel: 949-***-****


Corporate Finance & Accounting

Started career with a boutique turnaround consulting firm in Boston and became part of the effort in rebuilding Afghanistan from the ashes of war. Particular focus was given to budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting within project management. Would like to capitalize on my accounting, finance and data analytics skills in advancing career.

SKILLS: Microsoft Excel, VBA, Python, MySQL, JavaScript, html, CSS, Tableau, Oracle


Assurant Specialty Property (NYSE: AIZ) Santa Ana, CA Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2017

Program Financial & Resource Analyst – FP&A role in the Project Management Office

Prepared weekly flash reports and other periodic reporting of financial and operating metrics and performance goals for a $148 million IT project. Generated monthly and quarterly financial statements to identify trends and explain sequential period and variances in expenses and balance sheet capital expenditures. Produced reports on analysis of budget and forecast variances.


Developed budget and got it approved from $114 million to $148 million for fiscal year 2017.

Responsibilities increased to monitor a total of 6 projects in Encore portfolio of over $200 million.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Afghanistan Aug. 2008 to Feb. 2015

Senior Financial Project Manager - FP&A role with multiple contractors

Financial & operational expert for government contractors & foundations in Afghanistan also worked with Department of Defense. Rebuild the financial activities of the government at local and provincial level. Functional IT expertise for monitoring and evaluating the financial activities of the government. Championed developing alliances with Afghan businesses to expand operations in order to create jobs. Encouraged business growth by improving business planning through executive training programs.


Established monthly reporting procedures for the Ministry of Finance.

Planned and provided audit training for auditor of the Ministry with KPMG volunteers at the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance.

Seasonal ice cream manufacturer needed to expand production to non-ice cream products to create jobs in the community for the entire year.

Advocated a $1 million investment on the part of the US government to purchase machinery and equipment for the production of cream cheese.

Business plan was developed and submitted to US government and a partial investment of $500,000 was allocated to this expansion through USAID's grant mechanism.

United Health Group (OptumRx) Irvine, California Nov. 2006 to Aug. 2008

Senior Financial Analyst-FP&A role for OptumRx

Financial Planning & Analysis accountable for multiple departmental annual budgets in billions of dollars with quarterly forecasting and variance analysis. Ad hoc analysis for Mergers & Acquisitions.

ABU Consult Berlin, Germany Jan. 2006 to Nov. 2006

Functional Expert

Restructure and evaluate the Financial Management Information System at the Ministry of Finance in Afghanistan.

Financial Services Volunteer Corps Afghanistan May 2004 to Dec. 2005

Country Director

A non-for-profit, private/public partnership whose mission is to help build sound banking and financial systems in transition and developing countries.

BearingPoint Inc. McLean, Virginia July 2003 to May 2004

Senior Consultant

Implement US Government projects for public Financial Planning & Analysis for Afghanistan ministry.

The Recovery Group Boston, Massachusetts March 1998 to April 2001

Turnaround Management Consultant

Cash flow forecasting and annual budgeting for client companies.


Data Analytics Program - University of California, Irvine (2018)

Applied Accounting Certificate Program - University of California, Irvine (2018)

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2 for Interactive Users

Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Administration certified

Financial Management certified in United States Agency for International Development Processes

Master of Business Administration (MBA)-Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts(1995)

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)-University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts(1991)

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