Channing Alivia Watson
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Trusted advisor and strategic partner to senior leadership
10+ years of experience with
ofinancial management of accounts, business analysis, and working in a government contracting environment for overhead costs management.
osupporting internal financial operations, including planning, forecasting and analytics on headcount, cost, unallowable, and rate management.
oanalyzing trends, financial impact and opportunity/risk management.
ooutcome focused and adaptable to changing environments and client needs.
oexcellent presentation and analytical skills geared toward senior audiences.
oleveraging Hyperion suit of tools (Planning, Essbase and Smart view) and modeling in Excel.
oestablishing excellent business partnering relationships with all levels of clients.
ostrong technical understanding facilitating communications between technology teams and software users or clients.
oemployee management and development.
Master of Business Administration, Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, George Mason University
Bachelor of Science in Decision Science/ Management Information Systems, George Mason University
Booz Allen Hamilton 2001-2019
Strategic Financial Analyst lead (2009-2019) -Corporate Finance, CEO, People Services, International ($240M, 1,300 employees): Internal subject matter expert, financial analyst, and strategic business advisor to internal senior leadership.
Supported senior-level management by providing them with subject-matter expertise and internal consulting on financial and business analyses that directly impact the teams’ costs.
Developed financial fiscal year plan recommendations and forecast end of year results.
Prepared and analyze monthly team trends, Headcount and unallowable costs and recommendations for monthly financial reports.
Presented financial findings and recommendations to senior leadership at weekly and monthly financial review meetings.
Manage and forecast the firmwide Material Handling rate working closely with stakeholders and SMEs to accurately predict the Pool, Base and Rate for the forecast and annual planning effort.
Performed a liaison role between senior leadership and other internal functions such as HR, labor accounting, general accounting and regulatory compliance.
Lead and maintain the overall Corporate RC structure database in accordance with compliance, workday and Financial Requirements.
Lead for multiple Corporate wide efforts for the annual plan to include the firmwide staff mapping, charge code mapping and Responsibility Center database.
Led a team of two employees in support of leadership team.
Corporate SME for the Workday implementation including testing and training.
Hyperion Lead Developer (2001-2009)
Project Manager of the design, development and implementation of Hyperion software as the budgeting and reporting tool for Booz Allen Hamilton including international clients.
Designed and implemented all aspects of development including testing and training of the applications including international clients.
Gathered and implemented reporting needs acting as liaison between the business and the technical team.
Worked closely with managers to analyze and develop financial plans.
Prepared and published reports for the annual DCAA budget submission.
Assisted in the implementation and development of the scorecard for the Infrastructure Team.
Managed a team of four employees on multiple projects.
ManTech International 2000-2001
Financial Budget Analyst
Integrated and published financial reporting tools for 15 business groups utilizing Pillar Software.
Designed and developed automated tools in Excel to provide comparative analysis of financial position.
Maintained and publish corporate Access database information in support of the Accounting Department.
Managed quality assurance of the Help Desk – ensuring timely and accurate service.
Member of the internal audit team.
Hyperion Developer and Power User for Planning, Reports, Essbase, and Smart View
Microsoft Suite Products – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and SharePoint
Workday Power User/Trainer