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Tenacious, solutions-driven and dedicated business analyst

Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Posted:
November 24, 2018

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CHEICK KONE

PHONE: 678-***-****

ADDRESS: **** *********** **. ** - *******, GA 30345

EMAIL: ac7r29@r.postjobfree.com

LINKEDIN: Linked.com/Cheick Kone

PROFILE SUMMARY

Tenacious, solutions-driven and dedicated business analyst with experience leading cross-functional teams in the development, documentation and delivery of process innovations driving the attainment of business goals. Offer remarkable skills in conceptualizing, developing, and implementing strategic business models to outperform market challenges and deliver bottom-line results. Utilize reflective understanding of necessary core issues and concerns for high net-worth consumers; as well as out-of-the-box strategy to improve service excellence, expand customer base, and ensure repeat business. Seek opportunities to transform company practices into fresh, cost-effective solutions leading to more efficient operations.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Expert in MS Office 365 (Word, Excel, Data Spread Sheet, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Excel Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, Macros), Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting, EssBase, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Web analysis, Hyperion SmartView, Microsoft Visio Premium 2010, SAS, PeopleSoft Finance CFS 9.2, SAP Business Object, STRATA

Microsoft Project, Forecasting, Quality Control and Simulation Techniques

Bilingual (Speak effectively and write correctly English and French)

Strong documentation skills, which includes use case diagrams, Requirements catalogue, User stories and wireframes

Ability to develop wire frames, workflows, flowcharts, and other analysis-type documentations.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manager Apr 2016 – Present

Josephine Restaurant - Atlanta, GA May 2014 – May 2015

Deliver business strategy and developed systems and procedures that improved the quality and efficiency of operations

Enhance operational success through effective staffing, training, adherence to OSHA regulations and ensuring well-timed customer service

Responsible for budget preparation, revenue management, monthly P&L reports, and daily bank deposits.

Control operational costs and identify measures to cut waste

Create detailed reports on weekly, monthly and annual revenues and expenses

Recruit new employees and trained them in good work habits, product information, and effective sale techniques.

Junior Business Operations Analyst Jul 2016 – Mar 2017

NCR Corporation Professional Services Department (through Rose International)

Managed sub-contractor costs and payments against statement of work. Managed charges to/from other NCR offices. Journal entries.

Prepare, review and maintain ownership of US GAAP disclosures required in Forms 10-K and 10-Q for NCR Corporation. SEC Reporting/U.S. GAAP Reporting.

Followed contracts to ensure that all revenues due to PS are received, and maximized PS revenue. Built a map to track project costs and revenues, to reach target margins from a file covering all lines of business (LOBs) and all regions throughout the world.

Very comfortable working with very large data sets (over 17000 lines spreadsheets), using pivot tables, and also macros in data’s manipulation.

Used EDBI (SAP Business Object), which is a query wizard as well as a reporting tool to access data from different universes within NCR, extract those data using SQL and manipulate them using Microsoft Excel, as well as creating dashboards to show variations in revenues, expenses and movements in the financial statements over time.

Gathered historical data both from the historical income statements and balance sheets to build cash flow statements as well as build forecast annual models for the income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow over 5 years’ scope. Data were gathered through the General ledger section of EDBI.

Initiated customer billings via PSA and ensure billing is done appropriately. Made appropriate accounting entries.

Financial/ Business Management of PS practice using data analytics and KPIs

Managed and directed Revenue forecast through proactive Project Progress & Milestone Reviews

Analyzed practice profitability drivers, recommended and implemented improvement plans

Participated in governance calls from different regions throughout the world giving their performance reviews to senior management. Very comfortable working remotely using WebEx, and Skype for Business.

Financial Consultant Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

PRESTIS Security SARL Abidjan, Ivory Coast/Atlanta, GA (Remote Job)

Provided analytical, strategic and transactional support for all of PRESTIS Security’s new strategic initiatives, business analytics, investments, joint ventures and acquisition transactions.

Built Financial Budgeting and Forecasting applications with Essbase to support strategic decisions.

Experienced in automation using batch scripts, optimization of report queries in Microsoft Excel, creating hoc reports for decision makers using Hyperion Smart View and other apps.

Experienced in working through all phases of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of financial applications.

Led a team of 4 analysts in developing forecast and budget models to highlight underlying business assumptions, trends, risks, and opportunities.

Advised senior and executive management of PRESTIS Security by providing wide ranging analysis and in depth modeling, primarily concentrating on expense management, revenue growth, business investment, IT portfolio management and analysis and project management. Assisted them with developing complex reports using Essbase to meet analytical requirements and effective forecasting.

Prepared timely and accurate monthly forecasts, annual budgets, and variance analysis with high-level responsibilities including financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting, business case conception, and creation, and performance evaluation.

Business Analyst Intern Jun – Dec 2014

Standard Chartered Bank, Departments of Operation, Transition Banking, and Security service - Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Worked as the assistant of the Customer Coverage Specialist for wholesale Banking. Assistant of the Head of Custody Service

Conducted Client Due Diligence (CDD) on Wholesale Banking clients and related activities including Financial Crime Risk

Gathered relevant information from creditor in order to conduct the Business Credit Application (BCA)

Primarily responsible for all the non-origination and non-credit activities of CIC.

Primarily responsible for providing direct sales support on post origination activities like documentation, reporting, etc.

Active engagement with clients and also with the product partners to ensure high level of utilization of regular limits

Consolidation of MIS reports including, among others, quarterly portfolio review packs

Worked with the RM on a specified portfolio and jointly responsible for the revenue growth

Ensure high standards of hygiene (including portfolio management, credit risk etc.)

Conducted client due diligence (CDD) and account opening on wholesale banking clients and related activities including financial crime risk. Assisted credit analysis where required (BCA, spreads, analysis)

Ensure there are no overdue CDD and also ensure fast TAT in executing the CDD and account opening

Updated the CIC team with the CDD and account opening guidelines regulations and processes

Ensure there is robust CDD system in place with high quality of data integrity and monitoring

Research Assistant Sep 2009 – Dec 2009

International University of Grand Bassam, Economics Department, Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast

Filed accurately documents of data using Microsoft Excel and STRATA.

Performed some forecasting and sampling. Gathered information and generated reports to the manager.

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business - Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business economics

Bachelor of Business Administration in Managerial sciences

GPA: 3.0

STRAYER University - Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Concentration in Acquisition management

GPA: 4.0

EXTRACURRICULAR AND STUDENT ORGAINIZATIONS

IUGB Alumni and Friends, Atlanta chapter, Treasurer Nov 2013 – Jan 2014

Oversee and present budgets, accounts and financial statements to the management committee

Liaise with designated staff about financial matters

Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place

Ensure that record-keeping and accounts meet the conditions of funders or statutory bodies

Ensure compliance with relevant legislation

Implement fundraising strategies

Manage bank account

Volunteer at Martin Luther King National Historical Site - Atlanta, GA Jan – Apr 2012

Greeter and Guide of visitors around the site



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