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Project Management

Location:
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Posted:
October 29, 2016

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A partly qualified accountant and self-motivated Finance/PMO Analyst with strong People and Change Management experience. I have a Project Management/Financial Accounting background with vast experience on working in a project controlled environment within large financial services and software development projects. I work well under pressure to meet demanding deadlines, whilst achieving personal and business goals consistently. I am a good team player and competent with maintaining working relationships. I am adept at facilitating discussions with stakeholders and collaborating with third parties in managing key deliverables within strict deadlines. My core areas of strength and demonstrable skills are as follows:

Project Finance

Financial & Management Accounting

RAID Management

Data Analysis

Prince 2 Methodology

Change Management

Project Planning using MS Project

Stakeholder Management

Project Communication Strategy

People Management

SharePoint

Resource Planning and Analysis

Software Skills: MS Office Suite (Advance Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio and MS Project 2010), Sage Line 50, QuickBooks, Sage Account production, Business Objects, QuickBooks, Adobe e-learning suite.

Academic Background

ACCA - (Part Qualified), Prince 2 (Foundation)

Work Experience

PMO/Finance Analyst (Contract) – Sky Handling Partners, London city Airport March 2015 – Date

Software Accounting System Implementation Programs: The replacement of the current accounting platform with a new accounting system and rolling out better ‘system management’. With my in-depth knowledge of finance systems and processes, I was tasked to monitor and manage the entire project design in order to deliver a fast track project planning and scheduling throughout the project lifecycle.

Key Achievements:

Assisted with the project work breakdown structure and plan in accordance with the requirements of the Client/Business requirement and as advised by the PMs.

Managed and monitored the project risk register including resolutions and escalations to the steering board.

Provided input into other project streams in ensuring a standardized approach timescales/delivery.

Defined the planning process for project transition to operations/Go live, which was approved and signed off.

Developed actual performance and variance reports against project plan and forecast outcomes.

Monitored key milestones through a developed tracker which monitored progress and gaps against overall target.

Prepared the monthly meeting packs – Steering Committee, Project Issues Forum and Senior Executives.

Prepared End of month reporting including expense reporting.

Created finance related ad hoc reports for the programme stakeholders.

Reviewed project ratification data for each of the projects and contact the PMs to resolve any related issues.

PMO/ Project Support – Ednutak Consulting,London March 2013-March 2015

Various Software Delivery Projects (ERPs): Worked on various delivery projects, notably enhancements and new software/applications. I was mainly tasked with the project finance management, coordinating project kick-off sessions, project workshops, SharePoint Administration and other PMO services.

Key Achievements:

Developed, implemented and maintained financial and performance/risk management systems, to enable accurate and consistent capture, allocation, monitoring and reporting of all financial transactions within the project

Ensured consistency and compliance with the organization’s policy, accurate allocation of costs and transparency of financial data.

Provided support and guidance to assist the project delivery teams in developing budgets and effectively managing project expenditure and income in line with projects' expectations.

Provided a broad spectrum of financial information in appropriate formats

Ensured accurate financial and performance information is communicated between the different work streams, project managers, sponsor and subcontractors.

Managed Ad hoc finance related tasks such as financial reconciliations, managed year-end project finance audits, training colleagues on financial processes and working with Central Finance to monitor income and expenditure as well as supporting the process of compiling monthly and year-end project accounts.

Worked on manipulating complex data sets, which combine both accounting and project management principles, with a high level of accuracy.

Effectively managed broad range of contract performance, financial and accounting issues.

Project Support Officer( change mgt) - CRYST IT CONSULTS LTD,Glasgow August 2012 – March 2013

Installation of Hardware Solution to a varied client base- I was majorly tasked with the project manager to focus on change management and RIAD log.

Key Achievements:

Assisted lead IT development team and senior in delivery of IT project

Ensured the senior stakeholders are kept adequately informed to the status of the program through establishing effective reporting and escalation processes.

Responsible for maintaining and updating the project management office intranet site.

Coordinated with all department required to deliver hardware.

Supported the adoption of project life cycle and deliveries.

Ensured project plans and project documentation are complete and up -to-date.

Dealt with customers and account queries on specific changes and the processes.

Reviewing, advising on and updating change document with the customer and account teams.

Processing change request and subsequent change proposal and contractual terms.

Proving guidance on change management principles.

Develop and maintain budgetary tracking documentation and ensure copies of all relevant documentation are retained for audit purposes.

Chasing for updates on risks and issues and updating RAID log .

Assisted in documenting the scope and approach to all projects.

Assisted the Project Management in the production and maintenance of project plans(including resource plans).

Supported the Project Management and the project team in the coordination, planning and control of the project.

Tracked and report of project schedules and milestones against project plan.

Monitored and supported writing of weekly status, progress and checkpoint reports.

Maintained IT producing records and producing regular management reports as well producing monthly financial report and tracking budgets.

Scheduled meeting with multiple stakeholder involved.

Account Assistant/Junior Project Assistant – Davidson & Company LTD July 2011– August 2012

Various Software Delivery Projects (Billing and Payments): My mandate was to develop and maintain the appropriate methods to measure necessary aspects of project target, objectives, short and long-term initiatives, in a challenging and dynamic operations environment.

Key Achievements:

Responsible for project related communication with the client in accordance to defined standards.

Organised meetings and provide administrative support and ad-hoc activities to help management.

Research and Analysis – data gathering, data input and statistical analyses of relevant data to improve products, services and overall client experience to ensure service quality management and objectives.

Monitored, measured and reported on operational issues, opportunities and development plans within agreed formats and timescales.

Acted as project communications champion; managed communication with all relevant internal and external departments.

Worked as the SharePoint administrator.

Meeting facilitation and administration.

Liaised with clients on a regular basis to ensure accuracy in dada and records.

Prepared sales and purchases ledger and petty cash book.

Reconciled cash books over the bank statement, highlighting discrepancies.

Prepared Profit & Loss Account including Balance sheet and payroll processing

References available upon request

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