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Financial Analyst Manager

Shakopee, MN
February 28, 2020

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Seeking a professional accounting, audit or analyst position with the opportunity to apply my education and experience on a corporate level.


Internal Audit -- Internal Controls and Review

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance -- Financial Services/Banking Industry

Risk Assessment -- Banking Model Inventory Management


U.S. Bank; Minneapolis, MN 12/15 – 11/19

Model Governance Project Manager

Support U.S. Bank’s model risk management program by project managing the Bank’s governance of key processes such as new models, model changes, and remediation issues.

Serve as Solution Owner for Bank’s quarterly Model Inventory Certification process. This includes collection and interpretation of data, and communication with Model Inventory Coordinators and BL CROs regarding the attestations they complete.

Secretary for Model Risk Steering Committee. Responsible for quarterly Model Risk Steering Committee information deck, as well as meeting notes, Charter administration activities, and communication between Model Risk Governance staff and committee members.

BLAP (Business Line Assessment Project) analyst (new role). Assist team lead and fellow analysts with ongoing assessments, which includes the completion of written checklists, information gathering at meetings, and providing recommendations for resolving issues.

Robert Half Management Resources; Minneapolis, MN 5/13 – 8/15


Interface with Audit and Compliance at U.S. Bank on FLoD (First Line of Defense) testing, annual audits and other regulatory related reviews. Lead collection of data with business line subject matter experts to ensure documentation requested is complete and on time.

Collaborate with Compliance, Audit and Operational Risk Management team to determine best approach for data collection, assign data collection, and follow up to confirm delivery of requested materials.

Manage and oversee change control policies and process for the Prepaid Card business line as the CCA – Change Control Advocate.

Certes Financial Pros; Minneapolis, MN 2/13 – 3/13


Conduct audit of account reconciliations for Ameriprise Financial at the direction of Risk & Control Services. Use MetricStream to input test results, findings and conclusions for management review and approval.

Perform actuarial account audits for external audit review. Utilize Sarbanes-Oxley processes within audit functions that include identification and testing of key controls with supporting documentation.

Identify, document and link internal controls for Sarbanes-Oxley and company requirements. Review current processes and provide recommendations for improvements.

Randstad, Inc.; Minneapolis, MN 12/11 – 12/12


Reconcile the output of various accounting systems for exceptions and accuracy, analyze activities of accounts for appropriateness, determine and monitor age of open items according to the appropriate standards and provide follow-up for proper resolution, and maintain adequate supporting documentation and retain files according to established retention policies.

Prepare SEC reporting requirements related to Cash Flow for fixed assets and long-term debt, verify adequate supporting documentation is collected and retained to support reports completed by Bank Accounting, update departmental written procedures including the identification and documentation of internal controls for Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, and review current processes and provide recommendations for improvements.

Monitor payments, amortization schedules and interest accruals related to tax credit and other investments, determine compliance with individual programs and ensure supporting documentation is maintained, and prepare SEC reporting requirements related to these investments

The Mergis Group; Minneapolis, MN 5/11 – 12/11


Differentiate, process, and reconcile transactions, research inquiries and resolve customer complaints in Wells Fargo’s Trust Operations department.

Review time sensitive and/or complex documents, create or revise departmental procedures, and coordinate situations involving multiple departments.

Provide department level reporting using multiple sources and provide back-up for other desks.

Robert Half International; Minneapolis, MN 2/10 – 3/10


Perform pre-audit documentation assembly on site for rare coin distributor, in relation to company acquisition.

Establish physical inventory spreadsheet to track acquisition dates and cost of goods.

Prepare inventory records for statistical sampling by External Auditors.

TCF Financial Corporation; Minneapolis, MN 8/07 – 12/09


Perform Internal Audits for all departments in bank. This would include Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Treasury, Accounting, Loan Operations, Deposit Operations, Human Resources, Payroll, Benefits Operations, Insurance & Investments, Leasing Operations, BSA, IT Security, ACH and Wire Operations.

Incorporate cost-effective Sarbanes-Oxley process within audit functions that included identification and testing of key controls with supporting documentation.

Worked closely with external auditors, regulators, and staff to facilitate bank audit requirements.

Consultant; Minneapolis, MN 5/05 – 8/07


Perform DDA Fraud audit tests and Human Resource Benefits Compliance audits for US Bancorp, to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance. This included the testing of key controls with supporting documentation.

Prepare Financial and Statistical Reference Documents for U.S. Bankruptcy Court in conjunction with Chapter 11 filing of Northwest Airlines Corporation.

Balance and reconcile monthly and quarterly financial statements, both cost-basis and accrual-basis, with Corporate Reporting department for Northwest Airlines, Inc.


Assisted audit team at Northwest Airlines, Inc. with Sarbanes-Oxley Act audit. This included identification and testing of key controls with supporting documentation.

Performed audit tests, statistical sampling and interviews to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley Act and regulatory compliance.

Implemented quality control procedures in IT area to protect data integrity.


Oversaw temporary workers on a classified project for ING, Inc.

Organized and implemented physical and virtual data room for a $45 million reinsurance merger and acquisition.

Reviewed and redacted contracts/legal documents for submission to prospective clients.

Organized and assembled reinsurance documents for client presentation.


Masters Degree in Business Administration (Finance)

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Management)

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

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