ARZU ISIK TOPBAS
Evanston, IL *****
Phone: +1-872-***-**** Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial analyst with B.A in Economics and technical skills in FinTech from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. With a proficiency with budgeting, forecasting, and modeling, as well as proven leadership aptitude. Self-motivated, keen attention to detail and strong critical thinking skill.
Languages: Python, SQL, R
Data manipulation & Visualization: Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, Plotly Others: Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, EPM Reporting, HFM, SAP: FI, BW, Stata
We built a tool to forecast portfolio based on stock earnings, and also designed a Portfolio Forecaster Dashboard by using Python visualizations. My role: delegation, build readme in GitHub, and code for dashboard and visualizations. EDUCATION
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ‘20 – ‘21
School of Professional Studies FinTech Program Evanston, IL A 24-week intensive program focused on gaining technical programming skills in VBA, Python, SQL, Big Data, Ethereum, Blockchain, and Machine Learning. KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ‘20 – ‘20
Non-Degree, Audited Courses Evanston, IL
Winter 2020: Microeconomic Analysis; Making Business Decisions with Big Data Spring 2020: Game Theory and Strategic Decision Making BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY ‘09 – ‘14
BA in Economics Istanbul, Turkey
Ranked 688th among ~ 2 million students at the university entry exam EXPERIENCE
ENERJISA ENERJI / E. ON Istanbul, Turkey
Financial Planning and Budgeting Team Leader ‘14 – ’19 Leading 4 direct reporters
Heading up strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes Analyzing financial and market-based risks & opportunities to Board Risk Committee Business support to management by leading segment analysis for different customer groups, feasibility analysis of new product launches and company acquisitions Leading negotiations with the government over new tariffs Modelling all changes in energy tariffs
Benchmark, sensitivity, and Ad-Hoc Analysis
Financial Planning and Controlling Specialist, Senior ‘16 – ‘18 Involving in negotiations with the government over new tariffs Involving in budgeting processes and comparison analysis of budget and actual figures Leading IPO process and preparing all financial data for independent auditors. Maintaining strong relationships with internal stakeholders Financial Planning and Controlling Specialist, Junior ’14 – ‘16 Preparing periodic management reports and financial statements as per IFRS Reporting month-end closing activities and financial performance Consolidation of group companies
Following energy regulation changes and measuring their financial impacts Preparing Management Reports and Board Presentations Key Accomplishments:
• I designed a financial model. It was used in budgeting and forecasting and incorporating regulatory changes into financials. It was also used by the government in assessing the impacts on the energy sector of a new regulation.
• I was in the Young Talents of Sabancı Holding, which consists of young people who have high leadership potential.