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Financial Analyst Executive

Location:
Houston, TX
Posted:
September 01, 2020

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Laura Volshonok, MBA, CSM

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McKinney, TX 75071

Cell: 562-***-**** / E-mail: adfrk8@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

Finance-, analytics-, PMO-, risk-and-compliance-focused professional. Rich experience in global manufacturing, retail, distribution, and global supply chain arenas. Core competencies found in

• Analytics • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) • Forecasting

• Project & Program Management • Process Improvement • Training & Execution

• KPI & Metrics • Contract & Vendor Management • Spend Management

• IT Compliance • Cross-Functional Team Development • Cyber Security

• Statistics (6 Sigma, Lean) • Data Integrity/Quality • Strategy

SYSTEM EXPERIENCE

SAP, ARIBA, ARIBA SPEND, ORACLE, MERLIN, SHAREPOINT, PEOPLESOFT, PRISM, PRIME, TANDEM, SOA, ARROWSTREAM, EXCEL, MINITAB, ACCESS, VISIO, PROJECT, BUSINESS WAREHOUSE, CTSI GLOBAL, BUSINESS OBJECTS, HYPERION, CRYSTAL, SA, SIEBEL, HOST ANALYTICS, SQL, ALTERYX, TABLEAU

CERTIFICATIONS

SCRUM MASTER, MS EXCEL EXPERT 2013, MS EXCEL EXPERT 2016, ACCESS EXPERT 2013, ACCESS EXPERT 2016

EDUCATION & TRAINING

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Master of Business Administration 2006

Bachelor of Business Administration 2004

Harvard Business Analytics Program 2020

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Independent Consultant 2014–2019

Project Consultant

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., Los Angeles,

Deployed leadership transportation project

Analyzed $30B+ in spend data

Developed analytics, dashboards and KPI’s

Deployed carrier rationalization strategy and plan

Led global savings initiative reporting to senior executives

Created ground-up analytics providing current and future outlook of savings and cost avoidance

Created reporting and executive decks

Managed team of analysts

Time Warner/Warner Brothers, Los Angeles, CA

Built ground-up reporting and analytics based on total year and YTD global spend

Created the following from scratch:

oAutomated reporting and executive reporting deck

oTrending analytics

oDashboards (departmental and account outlooks)

oHeat maps (departmental and account outlooks)

oOpEx reporting analytics

oForecast performance analytics

oVariance waterfalls

oMonthly executive and YTD dashboards

Analyzed global spend using statistical methodologies to present to executive team opportunities for cost savings and avoidance

BCBG, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Project Manager

Project Management Responsibilities:

Led disaster recovery project for mission critical systems from point of project initiation to deployment while managing in-house and outside personnel (~$4M in CapEx/OpEx)

Led PCI compliance audit and remediation project (224 controls; ~$6M in CapEx/OpEx)

Led contract management consolidation and storage project

Management Responsibilities:

Responsible for providing oversight and status reporting to executive management for all PMO-led projects ($8–$12M in CapEx/OpEx)

Developed policies and corporate governance procedures for cross-functional organization alignment (finance, legal, IT, and business)

Developed and pitched QA strategies, testing plans, and PMO methodology and frameworks

Led change management/quick win workshops to identify organizational opportunities for executive management review and strategic planning

Developed steering committee templates and agenda and reported on project status reports

Consultant, Various Locations

Sam Adams, CHEP Pallets, Option Care/Walgreens Merger & Euronext

Coordinated and planned projects to increase profitability and reduce cost

Conducted financial analysis and developed analytics for OEE improvement and global plant standardization

Performed evaluation and diagnosis of data and implemented recommendations

US Foods, Rosemont, IL 2013–2014

Senior Logistics Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst

Process Improvement & Project Management Responsibilities:

Business Process/Visio process flow development, execution, and training

oFootprint/mapping, RFQ sub process, bid-or-no-bid decision-making process

Responsible for weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting of national accounts customers

Developed customized customer strategies and project plans to lead to reductions in overall cost to customers

FP&A/Reporting Responsibilities:

With use of advanced statistics and analytics, developed, executed, and tracked predictive forecasting analytics methodology and reporting of future income; modeling resulted in 95% accuracy

Developed FY14 annual operating plan (AOP) for logistics support/national accounts

Conducted pricing audits for national account customers

Developed, executed, and reported of actual vs. plan

oNational-account-related pricing and sourcing deviation from vendor contractual agreements

oPlan vs. actual business results by distribution center

oRoot cause deviation analysis

Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL 2011–2013

Senior Financial Analyst, Global Supply Chain

Developed the corporate business process inclusive of Visio process flows and training for EDI deployment, global freight payments, monthly accrual, global forwarder payment audit, and GL posting of invoices

Built GL payment posting logic and system infrastructure for global entity systematic freight payment

With use of advanced statistics and analytics, developed and executed global and regional reporting for Asia, Latin America, North America, and Europe

Developed and was responsible for supply chain warehouse global reporting

Responsible for reporting over $100M value of inventory on monthly basis

Accountable for global freight and duty monthly expense and savings reporting

Developed global trade compliance savings and expense reporting for customs, duty and brokerage

Implemented regional and plant reporting by business function

Responsible for global budget planning and development, business ownership alignment, and system budget loading

Accountable for freight forwarder pricing audits resulting in identification of over $500K in savings

Harley Davidson (Contract Position), Milwaukee, WI

Project Lead/Financial Analyst 2010–2011

FP&A Responsibilities:

Led dealer benchmarking and reporting initiative to help quantify and prioritize targets for headquarter reporting and analysis

Created regional-sales-based reporting

Process Improvement & Project Management Responsibilities:

Led business intelligence initiative for national dealer services

Created current “as is” process documentation and developed future “to be” design

Managed communication of projects from initiation to deployment

Created dealer benchmarking analytics and reporting

Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, WI

Senior Financial Analyst, Global Supply Chain 2008–2010

FP&A Responsibilities:

Gathered, analyzed, and managed $1.8B of global procurement spending

Analyzed supply chain and logistics by category to support commodity global managers

Researched and implemented cost-saving strategies, which led to $1M in savings

Led Department of Justice audits of global ERPs

Responsible for commodity hedging reporting

oFormulated statistical forecasting and historical analysis for hedging strategy development; reports included time-series modeling

oManaged all third-party supplier hedging contracts, reporting, and payments

oCarried out auditing of supplier contracts and due diligence roadmaps for on-boarding of suppliers

Process Improvement & Project Management Responsibilities:

SME and business owner for SAP deployment and integrations of purchase-to-pay initiative

Responsible for SAP system deployment of global manufacturing plants

Created all training materials for new SAP module implementation

Led on-site training and system deployment in for Hong Kong, Latin America, and Europe



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