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Financial Analyst Accounting

Location:
Livonia, NY
Salary:
175,000.00
Posted:
April 22, 2020

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Mark S. Belanger

**** *. ***** ****** **., Livonia, NY 14487

585-***-****

adcw03@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Highly successful and accomplished IT and accounting professional with extensive consolidations, planning and international financial experience. Successful at transforming and creating finance organizations for global manufacturing, finance and service companies with revenues up to 25 billion dollars. My innovative IT skills and in-depth accounting knowledge have provided solutions for major corporation’s consolidation and planning processes.

Professional Experience

SAP BPC / SAC (SAP Analytics Cloud) Consulting

The Hackett Group – Answerthink BPC Manager / SAC Consultant Nov 2014 to Jan2020

Itelligence, Inc. Consolidations Lead/Sr. BPC Consultant Nov 2011 to Nov 2014

Lead multiple BPC life cycles with BPC 7.5, 10.1 and BPC 10.1 on Hanna, Netweaver and Microsoft, interpreting and translating business requirements into integrated leading-practice and SAP BPC/SAC system solutions. These projects are for consolidations and planning in multiple industries, such as Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Finance and Aerospace.

Strong project management experience with a demonstrated track record of delivering business value using technology solutions.

In depth knowledge of script logic and business rules within BPC and Data Action/Logic in SAC.

Hands on working knowledge of BW for pulling data and master data into BPC from other SAP modules, such as FICO.

Knowledge of other SAP products and modules such as FICO, OData Services, MM and CO-PA.

Experience in researching errors and setting parameters within BW to provide solutions to errors and improve performance in BPC.

Customization/automation of processes using scheduling, transformation and conversion files, script logic, BADIs and VBA.

Verify business outcomes in unit testing and, support business users in integration and user acceptance test cycles.

Created complex BPC/EPM reports and input templates. For SAC, created complex stories within SAC and using Analysis for Office to provide additional functionality with Excel.

Provided complete user training and technical documentation for the customer to be able to take ownership at completion of project.

Due to my extensive accounting and finance background I comfortably communicate with all types of customers such as Controllers/Financial analysts and IT systems analysts.

Accounting/Finance

Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY 2000 to Nov 2011

Director of Corporate Consolidations

Responsible for all decision-making and coordination of the global consolidations of this $13 billion global manufacturer of imaging and photographic materials and equipment in approximately 100 countries. Previous to 2005, Eastman Kodak was the Dow manufacturing indicator with sales over $13 billion. Over the past 7 years Kodak’s re-focusing to digital imaging has allowed me to gain experience from restructuring programs in excess of $5 billion, the sale of a segment with $2.5 billion in sales, acquisition of 2 corporations with sales in excess of $1 billion and investment and finance relationships to provide cash flow of over $750 million.

Lead a team of 6 for the conversion of the Corporate consolidations financial software to SAP Business Planning and Consolidations. Responsible for replacing and improving many corporate financial reporting

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Lead a team of 6 for the conversion of the Corporate consolidation financial software to SAP Business Planning and Consolidations. Responsible for replacing and improving many corporate financial reporting processes to give clearer cash flow and product reporting. The project was delivered early and 10% under budget. Trained all financial analysts on the use of the software, the creation of new reports as well as guidance on improving cash flow, SEC and financial analysis reporting.

Comprehensive understanding of the entire range of financial processes, consolidations, budgets, analysis, capital planning, tax and guiding business operations in financial decisions.

Provided financial statements reorganizing Kodak’s subsidiaries into classifications of Parent, Guarantor and Non-Guarantor to support the $400 million investment relationship with KKR.

Guidance of 125 global subsidiaries, CFP&A, treasury, tax analysts and business unit analysts in the consolidations of actuals and budgets for the reporting of financials on the SEC, reporting of the annual budget and cash flow analysis and planning.

Coordinated the creation of financial statements for the divestiture of Kodak’s Health segment with sales of $2.5 billion to Onyx Corporation, now known as Carestream. Provided training and transition services to Carestream to ensure the successful startup of their corporation’s consolidation process.

Re-engineered the volume, price and exchange calculation to incorporate the impact of exchange in 37 different currencies. The process was designed to help the business unit analysts explain how sales and margins on products were impacted by exchange as well as the impact on actual and estimated cash flows.

Developed processes and solutions to satisfy material weaknesses identified during the role out of SOX. One example was to provide a worldwide balance sheet analysis that would tie to the 10Q by segment and account. The requirements would be to reach out to at least 100 country analysts across four segments and in 37 different currencies while only requesting responses for material changes in USD in only 3 days.

ITT Industries, Inc, White Plains, NY 12/99-6/2000

Sr. Financial Analyst

Responsible for the consolidation of actuals and budgets for the Fluids Division of this $12 billion global diversified manufacturing company, participating in global markets including water and fluids management, defense and security, and motion and flow control.

Responsible for the annual budget and monthly consolidation of 36 domestic and 44 foreign corporations, and analysis and reporting of the division financial statements to Corporate Headquarters.

Responsible for the maintenance of the divisions Hyperion Database (FASB and Local Currency basis)

EDS, Plano TX 1995 to 2000

Senior Financial Analyst

Responsible for the consolidation of a global 10-year contract with Xerox Corporation in excess of $6 billion for this $22 billion computer outsourcing business. EDS provides a full range of computer services to fortune 500 corporations and government agencies with 135,000 employees in 64 countries. Through EDS’s relationships with fortune 500 corporations, I was able to provide financial systems and process solutions for budgets, actual and cash flow. Gained an enormous amount of financial, systems and process experiences working with a team of 3 systems engineers and 2 accountants.

Subject matter expert concerning all accounting (GAAP) and reporting issues supporting a 10-year percentage of completion method contracts.

Responsible for consolidation of monthly close, outlooks, budgets, annual tax package and responses to audit requests from KPMG.

Led implementation of multiple financial systems and tools, including an Oracle based financial reporting application as project manager and systems liaison. Project results include significantly enhanced data quality, increased flexibility of reporting and improved productivity of a staff of 50 analysts.

Direct a team of five for the percentage of completion accounting on multi-billion dollar contracts for new customers to implement systems, processes and financial tools to be utilized by EDS’s financial analyst.

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Rumrill-Hoyt Inc., Rochester, NY 1987 to 1994

Saatchi & Saatchi, Inc., London, UK

Accounting Manager

Hired to strengthen the accounting area of a subsidiary of this £4 billion ($7 billion) global advertising agency. Directed the accounting staff in the integration of the subsidiaries within the processes of headquarters, for cash flow, federal and state tax requirements, annual forecasts and reporting of actuals.

Managed staff of 8 in the successful monthly closings, accurate reconciliations, and proper application of accounting and internal controls, which ensured a successful year-end audit and tax-reporting package.

Responsible for annual budget, client profitability, job costing, cash flow, banking, internal, external reporting, payroll and HR processes.

Coordinated with KPMG on the year-end audit, tax return and consolidation package for corporate.

Development of many accounting policies and procedures that brought the accounting area to an unquestionable level of excellence.

Viele & Partners, CPAs 1984 to 1987

Accountant

Prepared audited financial statements in the retail, service and construction industries.

Completed client accounting and computer support from bank reconciliation, payroll, year-end financial statements, as well as federal and state tax returns.

Preparation of personal tax returns at all levels.

Consulted with clients and installed numerous PC based General Ledger software packages.

Educational Summary & Associations

Bachelor of Science in accounting from Arkansas State University

Knowledge of SAP’s ledger system, SAP BW, SAP BPC and SAP SAC programs.

EDS Leaders Internship Program – 6 month program to develop and understand corporate policies and philosophies of EDS to prepare for management opportunities within the corporation.

Hyperion Database Administration.

Conducted formal educational classes training other analysts in Economic Value Add, Percentage of Completion Accounting, Excel, Visual Basic, SAP BPC and database usage.

VP of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity

Member of Arkansas State University Volleyball team.



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