Director of Finance

Resume posted by aarondennis in Finance.
Desired salary: $130,000.00
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Downers Grove Illinois, United States

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Summary

Seasoned, goal-driven, and performance-focused professional, equipped with proven record of success in financial management and

operations; complemented with international experience. Adept at automating processes, analyzing and forecasting financial reports

as well as leading and motivating cross-functional teams to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Strategic leader; coupled

with the ability to prioritize and accomplish assigned tasks within deadlines while multitasking in fast-paced and challenging

environments. Traveled to Germany, Brazil, Romania, India and Philippines.

Skills

  • Areas of Expertise
  • Budget Administration | Staff Supervision | Financial Analysis | System and Process Automation
  • Project Management |Strategic Planning | Client Service and Relations | Cost Accounting

Education

Education

Master of Business Administration, 2008
Concentration in Change and Financial Management
Western Michigan University-Haworth College of Business, Kalamazoo, MI

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2004
Major in Corporate Finance and Sales and Business Marketing, Minor in Communication and Economics
Western Michigan University-Haworth College of Business, Kalamazoo, MI

Professional Development

Certifications
SQL Server Business Intelligence Certification, DePaul University, 2014
Bronze Certified in LEAN Manufacturing
Training
PMP Certification Training – 36-hour class, ACT Training, 2014

Experience

Professional Experience

Wipro Limited, Oakbrook, IL
Senior Manager of Finance 2016–Present
Serve as key personnel in the MSA for the Abbott Laboratories account
Supervise the Reporting Team and Asset Management Team along with contacts, service level agreement (SLA), vendor management, SMO,

and all financials of the account
Oversee the Reporting Team in producing automated dashboards and reports for Abbot and Wipro executives
Administer all baseline and Resource Unit billing amounting to approximately $4.5M monthly in customer billing as well as all

profit and loss (P&L), COD, and vendor calculations
Manage all contract-related questions, write all contract change requests, and handle all new SOWs
Demonstrate proven capability in managing the following initiatives
Abbott’s database tools including CMDB, SMP and Flexera;
Automation Teams and Automation reporting tools (QlikView); and
Vendor relationships and vendor billing worth approximately $2.2M monthly for 400 resources in more than 80 countries
Render assistance in developing monthly SLA and D&O schedules with customer such as calendars, schedules, SharePoint sites, and

contractual documentation
Act as project manager handling different projects, bringing value to customers and eliminating costs
22,000 PC refreshes in more than 100 sites globally within three months by participating as lead member of the Project Management

Team
Provided oversight to the MSA Contract Audit between Abbott and Wipro; responsible for local teams travel to Germany, Brazil,

Romania, Philippines, and India; as well as coordinated local teams and prepared them for all anticipated questions while ensuring

the availability of documents essential for auditors, organized mediations
Strategically administered global audit and multiple recovery projects generating over $1M in revenue
Developed Abbott’s Global Asset Management Process which is currently taking place in 112 build sites globally in EMEA, APAC and

the Americas. This process includes legal hold, data wiping, and data retention. Asset Management Team consists of 4 global leads

and 22 indirect reports in 16 countries. Assets include: more than 12,000 servers, 80,000 PC, 50,000 mobile devices, and 10,000

virtual desktops

Office Max | Depot Corporation, Naperville, IL
Manager of Financial Analysis 2013–2015
Coordinated the automation of weekly and monthly reports through VBA and SQL coding
Produced and converted sales and supply chain reporting for further automation of data sourcing, code report production, and

electronic distribution of reports
Removed two different positions by writing VBA codes used in automating reporting
Directed the mapping of management reports to check redundancy and needs for new Office Depot executives
Offered HFM and FDM expertise to Legacy Office Max employees to the Office Depot Systems
Headed the automation of reporting to “Push of a Button” while assisting in developing and coding all automated reports

Glazer Kennedy Insiders Circle, Chicago, IL
Director of Financial Planning and Analysis 2012–2013
Collaboratively worked with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in handling all company accounting,

reporting, metrics, automation, and data integration functions
Took charge of all data administration functions using PeopleSoft and Infusionsoft
Evaluated current and past trends in key performance indicators which included areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses, variance

analysis and capital expenditures
Directed the development of budgeting, financial forecasting, and modeling tools
Worked as the project manager in charge of searching for new fulfillment vendors to save GKIC $450K annually
Directed automation efforts in eliminating three positions which reduced payroll cost by $145K yearly

Illinois CPA Society, Chicago, IL
Finance Membership Manager 2009–2012
Demonstrated exemplary performance in directing the association’s membership operation and database including data extraction and

analysis of member revenue, recruitment and retention of information
Spearheaded the extraction and evaluation of dues collection data for accurate, timely, and relevant information to support the

decision-making process, annual audit, and program success
Played a role in the implementation of society’s new association management system such as vendor selection, initiation, planning,

discovery, design, build, validation, and deployment
Developed more than 25 automated reports with daily updates in SQL tables and Excel pivot tables
Efficiently managed the documentation, assessment, and improvement of data extract designs for translating data into usable

information
Guaranteed highest quality customer service and satisfaction by overseeing Member Service Call Center
Executed quality control over AM.net database while managing a handling automated reports for quick data mining to determine data

quality and completeness

Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI
Global IS Financial Analyst |Project Manager 2002–2008
Led the automation of processes to enhance rigor and speed in processing critical information
Assumed responsibility in designing and administering complex Excel-based financial models and handling various cost saving

projects
Supervised various international projects to improve efficiencies and decrease costs while supervising five individuals and

responsible for $40M annual budget
Created measurement tools in measuring and analyzing financial and operational information including financial rations, key

performance indicators, integrated budget model, margin analysis, and management reports
Successfully worked on the Wireless Inventory Project which saved more than $800K per year
Managed the International VAT Tax Recovery Project in a multitude of European countries, bringing in over $250K
Administered the Telecom Management System which resulted in achieving nine months’ savings amounting to $427K

Consulting Experience

Pfizer, Lake Forest, IL
Financial Consultant 2016
Developed sales models to show the different tier structure pricing while automating weekly and monthly reports

ITW / Signode Industrial Group, Glenview, IL i
FP&A Consultant 2015–2016
Supervised a team of three senior financial analysts who created reports for executives and business units
Consolidated data from 112 entities including 96 international companies
Administered the setup of all automation with HFM Smart views, FR report, data grids, and ad-hoc reports
Acted as project manager on monthly and quarterly parallel closes between ITW and Signode Industrial Group

Kinder Morgan, Summit, IL
Finance Manager (Consultant) 2015
Collaboratively worked with terminal managers, contract sales, and accountant in finalizing the 2016 budget process
Produced operational and capital expenditures business models

Sensient Technologies Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL
Senior Lead Reporting Analyst 2013
Handled the consolidation of all financial data from 13 international business units
Used Excel in developing models to be used in budgeting and forecasting
Utilized Cognos, Showcase Query, HFM, and Executive Viewer in updating data

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Aurora, IL
Senior Financial Analyst 2009
Offered support with the creation and delivery of productivity and engineering solutions while supporting the Automotive Team
Boosted analytical and reporting capabilities to provide recommendations and applicable information in achieving financial and

strategic commitments
Established and promoted LEAN manufacturing as representative of the Navistar account