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Financial analyst, process management, project management

Cocoa, Florida, 32922, United States
October 21, 2016

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Clifton Edwards, MBA, PMP

321-***-**** ● cedwards007g@gmail com ●www LinkedIn com/in/cedwards007


Financial Planning & Analysis ~ Risk Management ~ Process Improvements

Ultimate Results

Honorably Discharged Decorated United States Air Force Non-Commissioned Officer

Ten plus years working for Aerospace/Aviation contractors (DOD, NASA, DoS) to the United States Government

Seasoned Contract/Project Financial Professional and a hands-on manager offering proficiency in cost and price analysis, process improvements (Six Sigma), and project management using Project Management Institute (PMI) methodology

Adept throughout all project phases from Request for Proposal/Quote/Information (RFP/RFQ/RFI) preparation through seamless contract closeout

Keen analytical, organizational, and communication skills with the ability to multi-task

Pragmatic understanding of the following; General Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Truth in Negotiation Act (TINA)

Strategic planning, organizational development, and contract negotiations

Optimized risk mitigation, fiscal performance, positioning, quality, customer satisfaction, and improvement opportunities

Optimized Earned Value Management (EVM) to improve program performance

Designed and managed charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and databases to precisely track vital company information

In house instructor on the following subjects; EVM, PMI

Assisted a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt instructor in a company sponsored forty hour Lean Six Sigma training course

Professional Experience



Spearheaded development of complex pricing proposals via new and existing Excel spreadsheet models,

Conducted or participated in pricing/proposal presentations to the stake holders, which included the customer

Formulated or participated in pricing strategy, request for proposal/quote/information (RFP/RFQ/RFI) meetings

Defined and tracked post-negotiation budgets, formulated bid strategies, and coordinated efforts to produce winning proposals

Successfully priced three major follow-on buys for labor and materials covering eight OCONUS sites, and one CONUS support site valued at $1.0B, with an additional $100M in contract modifications, task orders, and technical directives

Financial Analyst

Statused activity in regards to the Contract Data Reporting List (CDRL), for both management and the customer

Monitored contract funding for both fixed and cost reimbursable Contract Line Items (CLINs)

oDesigned and built an Excel workbook, using conditional cells, to track and status program funding

Developed financial models, conducted benchmarking, and process analysis

Used Financial Information Systems to aid in the preparation of financial forecast, variance, and diagnosis reports

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Process Management

Conducted meetings, to research processes, collect data, analyze information and performed related knowledge of process mapping and business process reengineering

Lead process redesign workshops

Monitored, measured and provided feedback on process performance

Project Management

Responsible for planning, organizing, managing and executing projects from beginning to end

Managed project scope from single pieces of collateral individual tasks to multifaceted, multichannel tasks

Worked under the direction of project sponsor, (manager(s)) or creative director(s) who provided project information deadlines, objectives, budgets, etc

Assigned individuals or the entire team to tasks within the project, while creating and managing detailed schedules throughout the duration of the project

Relegated to budget management, in accordance with an assigned amount of funding to assure project work was completed within the confines of a negotiated project budget

Ensured risk analysis was performed which was adept at identifying potential roadblocks related to budgets, resources and timelines, and status of a potential risk issue was collaborated with the respective supervisor(s)

Education and Certifications

MBA Information System, and Contract Management – Florida Institute of Technology

BSBA Management, Minor Computer Science – University of Central Florida

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt – American Society of Quality

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Villanova University

Certified Project Management Professional – Project Management Institute

Certified Manager – Institute of Certified Professional Managers

Certified Continuous Improvement Facilitator - Tennessee Associates International

Places of Professional Employment- Since 2005

Process Coordinator, (2013 to Present)

VA Viera Clinic, Viera, FL

Program Management Officer, (2013)

Oprima Company, LLC Melbourne, FL

Principle Project/Process Management Analyst, (2009 to 2013)

DynCorp International, Patrick Air Force Base, FL,

Senior Pricing / Financial Analyst, (2007 to 2009)

DynCorp International, Patrick Air Force Base, FL,

Contract Audit Consultant, (2005 to 2007)

Comprehensive Health Services, Cape Canaveral, FL,

Professional Employment- Held Prior to 2005

Senior Program Financial Analyst (Contracted) - Space Gateway Support, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL

Senior Financial Cost Analyst (Contracted) - Northrop-Grumman Aerospace, Melbourne, FL

Project Consultant - Brevard Workforce Development Board, Cocoa, FL

Manager – Program Performance Management - USBI Company, Kennedy Space Center, FL

Computer Experience

Used Deltec Cost Point, SAP, ARTEMIS, Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, dBase

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