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     Date Submitted:06-07-2012
     Last Modified:08-07-2012 (07:43)
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     Current job:Instrument Business Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsInstrument Business Analyst (accounting)



    ·         Excellent financial, contractual and technical program management skills;

    ·         Diverse knowledge of and experience with large programs in various phases of development, testing and operations for the government;

    ·         Team-oriented with a clear understanding of individual responsibilities necessary for efficient team performance;

    ·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills ~ experience working with a wide range of people in a collaborative-style.  Demonstrated problem solving skills in combined with strong relationship management skills.  High proficiency working in Excel workbooks and the MS Office Suite.



    Financial Reporting · Contract Management· Financial Statement Analysis

    Business Management ∙ Detailed Budget Development · Project Management






      UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO-BOULDER, Boulder, CO • 2009 to May, 2012

    Instrument Business Analyst


    Instrument Business Analyst for several of LASP’s challenging projects; providing financial coordination and support for multiple complex, multiyear projects while ensuring compliance and successful execution.

    • Determining program status through the development of detailed budgets and forecasts; providing metrics to meet funding agency requests for program information; calculating and understanding variances; and working to keep program on schedule and within budget
    • Other functions performed include preparing management reports; monthly NASA reports according to contract guidelines; responding to other special reporting requirements; approving transactions for compliance with funding agency, CU and LASP regulations and policies
    • Working with internal and external personnel in a collaborative manner by staying connected to the research and engineering being performed while also coordinating with the supporting functions of the University (CU’s Sponsored Programs Accounting Office, Office of Contracts and Grants, Procurement Service Center, University Management Systems and the outside funding agencies, (NASA, JPL, or other NASA funded entity)
    • Generating and reviewing proposals for new business and subcontract relationships – developed the cost portion of over $233 million in new or future work for LASP
    • Developing and implementing improvements to existing processes affiliated with management and support of projects within my range of responsibility; provided science or engineering managers with confidence that programs are being managed in compliance with the wide range of requirements while being supportive of personnel at CU and LASP.




    Proficient in People Soft, COGNOS, Concur, CU Systems software (People Soft Lite, Lapis & CU Marketplace), Deltek-COBRA, high proficiency in Excel & MS Office Suite.



    FIRST WESTERN TRUST BANK, Denver, CO • 2008 to 2009

    Trust and Investment Operations Administrator

    First Western Trust Bank is a young, boutique bank providing traditional bank, trust and investment administration for high-net worth individuals within Colorado, Arizonaand California. Role requires risk management and quality control in order to limit financial and regulatory exposure to the holding company and the bank in addition to traditional trust administration, cash management and investment management.


    Major Contributions:

    · Developed guidelines and controls for the administration of trust documents ~ account setup and investment policy for current and future beneficiaries according to document and statutory guidelines.

    · Revised tax coding according to account type within primary software aligning and matching codes with tax reporting software.

    · Responsible for preparation of quarterly distributions to Northern Colorado Branch and preparation of financial reporting to division head.

    · Appointed to Disaster Recovery Team ~ key personnel responsible for backup and recovery of financial reporting within network software/technology.


    THE WOODBINE GROUP, INC., Oconomowoc, WI· 2003-2005


    Entrusted to revamp the only state-regulated, not-for-profit, private family trust company in Wisconsinto create a corporate model providing additional capacity and greater efficiency to an operation over 75 years old. The Trust Company had more than 125 trust, grantor or agency accounts without functional or stable technology/operating systems.  In addition, multiple, broker-custodied omnibus accounts held unsegregated trust assets at the time duties were assumed.


    Major Contributions:

    · Analysis of financial statements required top-down approach to budget identified several variances requiring minimal capital investment in order to provide greater cost efficiencies reducing variance in the long term.

    · Separated and accounted for all trust/personal assets and income, consolidating broker holdings into a formal bank custody relationship with segregated account reporting.

    · Initiated hardware and software conversion into a modern, stable operating network providing accurate financial and portfolio performance reporting.

    · Identified and presented solution for tax and negligence issue involving a large borrowing from multiple trusts  Devised solution for whole life policy borrowings avoiding substantialtax consequences.

    · Negotiated a settlement with a New Yorkwire house providing thousands in settlement proceeds to a family of trusts.



    Teaching Assistantship, Accounting Department

    Awarded one of only two Assistantships teaching five labs of Managerial Accounting to undergraduate students.

    Managerial Accounting is a required, foundation course for all business students attending the Sheldon Lubar School of Business Administration. Awards are merit-based.

    Major Contributions:

    · Five weekly classroom presentations of accounting material using Power Point slides, blackboard problem

    illustrations, Excel spreadsheets and oral communication to reinforce Professor’s lecture.

    · Duties included writing exams and quizzes, grading all papers, office hours for student questions and

    tutoring/proctoring exams.

    · To insure student success/engagement in coursework, formed a group to present regular tutoring sessions for entire class population reinforcing more challenging accounting/financial concepts according to Professor’s coursework, guidelines and instructions.

    · Participant in Low Income Tax Clinic – collaboratively writing & researching initial grant and tax preparation within clinic.



    THE NASHOTAH BAKING COMPANY, Nashotah, WI· 1984-1990


    Solicited investors and borrowed cash to purchase insolvent operation as a turnaround investment. Used a top-down budgetary approach in restructuring manufacturing operations, defined a natural food product line, developed a new strategy for business development, defined a cost-effective distribution system and redefined the target client.

    Major Contributions:

    · Revamped operations and product line to bring company to the breakeven point in year one.

    · Negotiated repayment plans with creditors and reduced bad debt to less than .10% of sales.

    · Increased cash flow 40% and reduced bad debt 65%.

    · Added national pizza chain to client list, creating a custom-baked, all natural product for their menu.

    · Increased distribution placing select items with a Midwestfood distributor having nationwide delivery system.

    · Diversified client base adding Wisconsinhospitals, Universityof Wisconsinsystem, and two Midwestconvenience store chains and school fundraiser.





    University of WisconsinMilwaukee

    SheldonLubarSchoolof Business Administration

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Master of Science-Financial Analysis, 2002

    Bachelor of Business Administration, 1999



    Managerial Accounting Teaching Assistantship Award, May 2000 through May 2002

    Holt-Smith & Yates Investment Advisors Scholarship Recipient, September 2001


    Community Volunteer: Coloradovolunteerism includes Justice High Math Tutor, Colorado Horse Rescue, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Internal Revenue VITA Program,

    Rocky MountainNational ParkVolunteer – Astronomy Program.

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