IT professional with 15+ years of experience in enabling clients to reduce their reliability on spreadsheets and develop an enterprise wide process for their planning cycle, increase efficiency of data consumption, and provide a framework for managing data. Strong focus and expertise in architecting and implementing budgeting / planning/ forecasting applications, management reporting, and business intelligence. Above and beyond tool implementation, ability and experience to drive the development and institutionalization of processes and supporting policies that will serve as the framework for strategic initiatives.
Strategic Planning & Budgeting process
Oracle EPM products
Organizational Change Management
Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Enterprise Performance Management
Jun 2013- Present
Implementation lead at various clients. Implemented Oracle EPM products and business process to support strategic initiatives. Experience delivering solutions using Agile-based processes and methodology. Managed project activities including configuration, release management, technical documentation and client relations. Managed direct reports in development, testing and documentation. Managed client requests based on multiple factors including potential business impact, level of effort, and timelines. Technical expertise in configuring EPBCS modules and Data Management.
Student Mar 2012 - May 2013
University of Arkansas 1 year 3 months
Completed Masters in Accounting as a full-time student. Passed all CPA exams. CPA License currently inactive. Senior Manager - Finance Jul 2010 - Mar 2012
Sam's Club 1 year 9 months
Coordinated and provided finance support to senior operations team. Finance support included financial reporting of profit and loss statement, forecasting and month end closing process. Conducted reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities. Provided senior management with information for decision making using analytics. Selected Achievements:
• Implemented process to provide monthly forecast of variable expenses resulting in expense leverage. Reduced forecast variance from 10% to 1%.
• Created solution to provide visibility to variable wage dollars in clubs enabling better scheduling of associates. This resulted in savings of $100K to $500K each week across 600 clubs in USA.
• Improved Gross Margin by providing visibility of inflation impact on cost and retail of items in key categories. This also allowed club managers to consider inflation in sales and control expenses.
• Implemented statistical models to identify outlier clubs for management of wage expense. Senior Manager - Finance Jul 2005 - Jul 2010
Walmart 5 years 1 month
Consolidated financial reports from international countries for both statutory and management reporting. Provided analysis on financial metrics influencing business performance to senior management. Managed the financial consolidation system.
• Project lead to identify and report on retail unit formats across international markets, improving visibility to business performance.
• Implemented Global database, resulting in faster consolidation, currency conversions, data integrity and enhanced reporting.
Senior Application Programmer - Information Systems Division
May 2000 - Jul 2005
Walmart 5 years 3 months
Experienced in planning, development, implementation, and management of information technology. Developed solutions to support Wal-mart replenishment strategy. Selected Achievements:
• Project lead for team that enabled real time updates of Purchase Orders received at Distribution Center.
• Implemented process for store review of system generated orders improving in-stock percentage.
• Collaboration and Co-ordination with multiple stake holders within Wal-Mart and other vendors of Wal-Mart. Education
University of Arkansas 2012 - 2013
Master's degree, Accounting
University of Arkansas 2006 - 2008
Master's, Management Information Systems, General
Business Intelligence • Analytics • Data Analysis • Oracle Cloud • EPBCS • PCMCS • Hyperion EPM
• EDMCS • Data Management • Financial Reporting
Oracle Cloud PCMCS certification • Oracle
Oracle Cloud EPBCS certification • Oracle