ADDRESS: **** *********** **. ** - *******, GA 30345
LINKEDIN: Linked.com/Cheick Kone
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.
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.
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
STRAYER University - Atlanta, Georgia
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Concentration in Acquisition management
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