Top Finance Leader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Finance Leader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Finance Leader resumes they appeared on. For example, 35.8% of Finance Leader resumes contained Financial Statements as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Finance Leader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Finance Leader resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Financial Statements

high Demand
Here's how Financial Statements is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Reviewed audit working papers for accuracy, completion and distributed financial statements for suitability of presentation and adequacy of company disclosures.
  • Lean Manufacturing /Continuous Improvement Facilitator* Responsible for costing for all products* Produced budgets and monthly financial statements* Managed $3,000,000 inventory
  • Hold accountability in creating audited financial statements yearly for various local and international subsidiaries.
  • Expanded and maintained detailed forecast model for all financial statements and other reported metrics.
  • Provided support for the accounting settlement process in preparing year-end financial statements.
  • Prepared foreign exchange translation of financial statements utilizing FASB-52 guidelines.
  • Reviewed financial statements / Operating Statement for Pinnacle Crane Division.
  • Prepared standalone or consolidated financial statements.
  • Train users in all areas of the financial system - accounts payable, accounts rec, costing, and financial statements.
  • Managed a $45 million budget, financial statements, business reporting and variance analysis.
  • Streamlined a more efficient process and completion of financial statements.
  • Prepared and presented monthly financial statements for the business segment.
  • Created reporting of financial statements and departmental month end.
  • Prepare unaudited Financial Statements and calculated quarterly distribution/capital call for several cellular partnerships.
  • Formulated financial models detailing pro-forma financial statements forecasting five years forward.
  • Perform month end closing and prepare consolidated financial statements and forecasts for a software startup division.
  • Key Accomplishments: Managed all client financial statements and created revenue projections on their behalf.

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2. Ensure Compliance

high Demand
Here's how Ensure Compliance is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, teamwork and administrative effectiveness to ensure compliance with campus and company policies and procedures.
  • Communicate funding process to business financial managers to help ensure compliance.
  • Conducted on site and remote user training sessions on the new system to ensure compliance and understanding.
  • Developed compliance test plans to ensure compliance with implemented standards.
  • Support specific CoE's( Centre of Excellence) to ensure compliance to relevant statutory requirements pertaining to the business.
  • Developed processes, tests and control procedures to ensure compliance to Sarbanes Oxley Act.

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3. General Ledger Accounts

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Here's how General Ledger Accounts is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Reconciled and reported on PacifiCorp's pension plan and post-retirement benefits and payroll-related general ledger accounts.
  • Audit and reconcile General Ledger accounts to ensure accounting transactions are appropriate and authorized.
  • Performed account analysis on assigned payroll general ledger accounts.
  • Perform general ledger transactions; maintain general ledger accounts.
  • Reviewed contracts and renewals for accuracy, monitored aging of receivables and reconciled general ledger accounts making journal entries as necessary.
  • Implemented a general ledger system with 400,000 general ledger accounts with interfaces to related subsystems to ensure accurate financial reporting.

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4. External Auditors

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Here's how External Auditors is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Prepare and analyze balance sheet reconciliations with appropriate supporting schedules for management as well as internal and external auditors.
  • Prepare and review SEC filings with external auditors, internal and external legal counsel and audit committee.
  • Collaborated well with external auditors to understand their requirements and meet the standards.
  • Work with internal and external auditors and provide data for audit financial report.
  • Managed SEC filings including preparation, review, commenting, in-house EDGARization and coordination with external auditors and counsel.
  • Coordinate with external auditors, legal counsel, and executive management for US and international subsidiary and statutory audits.

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5. Business Requirements

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Here's how Business Requirements is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Define journal accounting validation rules as per changing business requirements.
  • Integrated business requirements, developed and tracked issues log, reporting requirements and all accounting aspects for the implementation.
  • Developed a series of questions, assumptions and a workshop to ensure companies business requirements were understood.
  • Work with IT to develop business requirements for POS integration as needed.
  • Installed and configured Hyperion MDM product, gather business requirements for Essbase planning application.
  • Facilitated team of technical support and users to identify business requirements, implement interfaces and document system codes and changes.

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6. Business Units

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Here's how Business Units is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Identified opportunities to maximize partnerships between two business units.
  • Uploaded Chart of Accounts; Deployed Chart of Accounts; Uploaded Ledger, Legal Entities and Business Units.
  • Maintain system integrity, SOX compliance and accounting needs for the business units/company.
  • Executed and maintained intricate financial reporting structure measuring performance as a service line across five major business units including international business.
  • Conduct ongoing reviews of financial and operating results with management to ensure the company and business units meet/exceed financial targets.
  • Directed annual plan review process and strengthened accountability by partnering with senior-level department heads and directors in all business units.

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7. Financial Performance

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Here's how Financial Performance is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Managed branch overall balanced financial performance with an emphasis on retail lending, deposit acquisition and non- interest income generation.
  • Direct over 250 Colorado based financial lending institutions utilizing SBA loan programs with budgeting and financial performance business lending functions.
  • Support the operations team to identify and quantify opportunities and drive financial performance improvements.
  • Reported directly to Head of Global Real Estate and communicated all department and financial performance to Senior Management.
  • Market Management * Oversee balanced financial performance of branch with over $45 million in deposits.
  • Recruited as key member of Business Leadership Team responsible for all financial performance.
  • Present monthly Financial Performance Reviews with operations staff (~100 people).
  • Provided leadership and strategic oversight of day-to-day activities for regional financial performance and analytical team.

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8. Balance Sheet

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Here's how Balance Sheet is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provided financial analysis for annual balance sheet review for top management resulting in more accurate internal reporting.
  • Detailed inventory analysis, manufacturing and efficiency variances analysis, balance sheet reconciliation, operational performance matrix.
  • Reconciled and submitted balance sheet data for annual SEC Reporting Package improving accuracy and timeliness.
  • Reviewed financial reporting submitted to GE Corporate and conducted Balance Sheet anomaly review.
  • Reviewed and approved monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts.
  • Perform Balance Sheet account reconciliations.
  • Manage income statement and balance sheet for branch location to achieve budge Acted as Small Business Banker in the King George Market
  • Reviewed compliance and controls pertaining to Tax, Customs, Transfer Pricing, Statutory Reporting, Balance Sheets and COSO policy.
  • Manage Division's Finance strategy for the P&L, Balance Sheet, and Measured Cash Flows.
  • Developed, coordinated, and consolidated worldwide rolling forecast process for P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Managed investment analysis, inventory, balance sheet, and profit/loss analysis and reporting on assignments.
  • Initiated contract closeout campaign to reduce aged balance sheet accounts and collect final contract payments.
  • Developed replacement financial model to forecast profit, cash and balance sheet items.
  • Performed balance sheet review with the plants on a quarterly basis.
  • Managed all balance sheet liabilities and internal and external audits.
  • Completed monthly accounts reconciliation and manage the balance sheet.
  • Assisted in Balance Sheet reconciliation.
  • Prepared the first pass of the 5-year long range plan (Budget) for the Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.

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9. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Led completion and standardization of financial contract elements for enterprise's professional service agreements.
  • Organize and lead teams of underprivileged youth in various humanitarian efforts throughout Tijuana.
  • Created a comprehensive management reporting package for Enterprise Utility Services business partner.
  • Produced first Enterprise-wide Clinical Staffing Schedule for Senior Leaders.
  • Interpreted and explained State/Federal rules and regulations to patients.
  • Assist underprivileged families in preparing tax returns.
  • Managed all financial aspects of an on time, on budget Microsoft Dynamics ERP implementation from process alignment to user acceptance.
  • Implemented and enhanced existing, ERP, accounting and Finance systems for the roll materials and office products divisions in Mexico.
  • Interpret financial implications on the key decisions around the new service segments by mapping current costs and projecting new costs.
  • Managed up to 35 subordinate interpreters and translators for a variety of projects to meet the coalition force s objectives.
  • Reduced operating costs by 2% annualized by creating metrics using the ERP system and streamlining the supply chain.
  • Quantified the operational and process levers for in-flight initiatives across the enterprise value chain (McKinsey led effort).
  • Manage implementation and support for the brokerage service division's single enterprise agency system, Epic by Applied Systems.
  • Interpreted, applied, and complied with federal, state, and institutional regulations governing financial aid.
  • Managed successful SOX 404 implementation process as first enterprise finance organization to complete SOX MSA testing.
  • Finance Lead in the implementation of Production resource planning system (BeAS) in current ERP system
  • Prepare training document and train users in both ERP and BI tools and facilitate period close.
  • Standardized the business case, capital expenditure request and restructuring docket templates across the enterprise.
  • Prepared the Annual Project Tax Return, interpreting Project Agreements and working directly with PWC.
  • Upgraded from current ERP system to Oracle Release 12, at 4 separate companies.

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10. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Developed an integrated headcount and hours forecasting model which facilitated proper sizing of the workforce in alignment with customer service volumes.
  • Provided outstanding customer service, explaining complex issues, making counteroffers and securing required documentation.
  • Led monthly meetings with executive management to analyze customer service techniques and recommendations.
  • Trained in advanced customer service, solely responsible for all cash register transactions
  • Trained Customer Service Representatives, Assistant Managers and Credit Managers.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to our internal customers.
  • Provided customer service for consumer and commercial accounts
  • Excelled customer service skills; i.e., learning customer names for a more personalized visit.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to a steady flow of motorist on a daily bases.
  • Provide customer service by greeting and responding to the customers inquiries and complaints.
  • Fulfilled urgent, top priority requests with high emphasis on customer service.
  • Lead customer service training and sharing of best practices across multiple facilities.
  • Maintain physician trust and satisfaction via prompt, courteous customer service.
  • Processed wide range of transactions as teller and customer service rep.
  • Provided quality Customer Service to Insurance Carriers and COBRA participants.
  • Manage customer accounts including monitoring credit status, collections, resolving billing issues and assisting Customer Service with A/R related questions.

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11. Variance Analysis

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Here's how Variance Analysis is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Designed, developed, implemented and continuously improved systems and processes for budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis and management reporting.
  • Produced delivery reports, trend and variance analysis, and operations management reports associated with resource management and soft-shell delivery support.
  • Prepared financial reports, developed budgets/forecasts, and performed variance analysis in accordance with company management practices.
  • Prepared financial reports for Senior Management, maintained excellent customer service, conducted variance analysis.
  • Communicated monthly business updates and root cause variance analysis to negative trending cost impacts.
  • Generated weekly status updates; conducted variance analysis and submitted report to management.
  • Provided budget variance analysis and executive-level reporting at monthly VP Business Area Reviews.
  • Coordinated and drove $100m spending forecast with product group controllers and provided meaningful variance analysis to senior finance management.
  • Reviewed monthly program costs and revenue, prepares variance analysis reports; invoicing, revenue calculation, ETC's/EAC's.
  • Coordinate monthly BUDVAR (variance analysis) process utilizing an Access Database and collaborating with Cost Center Managers/Accounting Dept.
  • Perform complex financial analyses including variance analysis, trending, forecasting, and financial modeling to meet business needs.
  • Developed accrual process that provides foresight into monthly, quarterly, and annual variance analysis and strategic plan.
  • Completed variance analysis to provide year to year drivers of Power Platform expense elements for Security Analyst reports.
  • Lead Annual Operation Planning (AOP) and comprehensive analyses including variance analysis and overhead analysis.
  • Perform analyses and prepared reports on funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
  • Eliminated errors due to in-depth variance analysis; allowed for more accurate business decisions.
  • Reviewed and approved variance analysis during month end process.
  • Conducted Variance Analysis for Outsource Vs In-house production.
  • Included budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis.
  • Performed budget, forecast and variance analysis.

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12. Process Improvement

high Demand
Here's how Process Improvement is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Implemented process improvements to improve incoming payments from customers by fixing issues due to inconsistencies in Banking interfaces for automatic processing.
  • Leveraged Shared Services to implement process improvements that ensured accurate and timely financial reporting for the supported functions.
  • Provided leadership to Honeywell Commercial Finance practices, including pricing, process improvement and policy definition.
  • Analyzed and suggested custom developments as needed for process improvements and automation where needed.
  • Contribute to business process improvements and advancement of supply management practices.
  • Identified opportunities for process improvement and implemented those to make processes more efficient with help from cross functional team.
  • Collaborated with SAP Implementation members on Quality Assurance /Quality Control (QA/QC) for process improvement.
  • Worked with business clients to drive process improvement in areas of finance and taxation.
  • Enabled attainment of $90M savings resulting from budgetary allocations & process improvements.
  • Finance lead for multiple SAP projects and process improvements.
  • Drive process improvements by leveraging CI tools.
  • Received CEO award for process improvement and significant saving to GE.

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13. Gaap

high Demand
Here's how Gaap is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Manage impairment and troubled debt restructures identification & measurement process in compliance with regulatory and GAAP guidance.
  • Managed and coordinated annual GAAP audit of corporation financial statements.
  • Improved software development capitalization process in conjunction with the Accounting and Controllers offices to ensure compliance with GAAP and GE guidelines.
  • Assisted accounting procedure in company and subsidiary company and ensure for all accounting system comply with Indonesia GAAP.
  • Ensured that accounting practices were in compliance with government contract accounting principles as well as GAAP.
  • Facilitated fit gap analysis for US GAAP, Regulatory NAIC and local reporting requirements.
  • Lead monthly and quarterly driver-based profitability analytics package for GAAP and STATUTORY financial reporting to Finance and Actuarial Senior leaders.
  • Led four person team to identify and remediate gaps in software accounting procedures to ensure compliance with US GAAP.
  • Developed GAAP expertise and published in Corum's internationally circulated M&A briefing.

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14. SOX

high Demand
Here's how SOX is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Created Integrated Audit Framework Leveraging Test of Design & Test of Effectiveness in Assessment of SOX 404 & 302.
  • Lead two SOX independent testing audits in UK, guest auditor in various internal and external audits.
  • Maintained compliance with EITF 01-9 and 00-21, corporate SOX policies, and accounting procedures.
  • Managed, reported & reconciled all executed contracts quarterly per department SAS/SOX controls.
  • Ensured compliance with SOX 404 and sound financial controls and principles.
  • Serve as contact for SOX and internal audit teams.
  • Performed and signed off on SOX controls.
  • Ensured Processes were SOX compliant.
  • Developed programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing to support process improvements and SOX compliances.

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15. Financial Management

average Demand
Here's how Financial Management is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provided P2S and PE operational and financial management with various reports necessary to make viable decisions and properly manage operations.
  • Directed development of integrated business turnaround, marketing, pricing, and financial management strategies.
  • Oversee quarterly financial management reports on statutory and Australian IFRS basis.
  • Collaborated with Public Affairs and AFRC via interviews and article submission to ensure changes in Financial Management were reported correctly.
  • Career began with the GE Corporate Audit Staff and the GE Financial Management Program.
  • Led the financial management processes for over $60 million of annual spend.
  • Lead in Vendor Management, Resource Management, and IT Financial Management.
  • Content and cadence practice leader for key internal financial management committees.
  • Initiated integration of procurement platform into financial management system including supplier onboarding, contract origination/administration and reporting protocols.
  • Pioneered teaching Fixed Income Securities and Financial Derivatives and Financial Management courses in English.

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16. Financial Aid

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Here's how Financial Aid is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Greeted, counseled and advised prospective students and parents on financial aid eligibility and guidelines.
  • Counseled and advised Future Professionals and parents on financial aid eligibility guidelines.
  • Assisted students in applying for financial aid, and also assisting them in obtaining alternative loans to fund their education.
  • Work with families and students to ensure understanding of the financial aid process and all types of aid available.
  • Implemented the school's mission of packaging, approving, and disbursing financial aid awards for prospective students.
  • Developed and implemented a financial aid and enrollment strategies that meet the educational mission of the institution.
  • Provided counseling to students concerning the financial aid programs provided by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Monitored all financial aid assets and provide leadership for aid audits and accreditation on-site visits.
  • Update student financial aid information in school system known as Freedom and Freedom Fin-Aid.
  • Assist students with problems that they may have completing their financial aid paperwork.
  • Served as the representative for accreditation and state financial aid training programs.
  • Create financial aid packets for prospective, new and grad students.
  • Present Admissions information, program costs, and Financial Aid opportunities.
  • Complete understanding of the FAFSA and financial aid programs.
  • Assist students with financial aid paperwork and FAFSA applications.
  • Managed financial aid systems and procedures with other offices.
  • Completed the verification process on all financial aid recipients.
  • Performed and assisted in reviewing financial aid appeals.
  • Create Financial Aid Awards and negotiate payment plans.
  • Provide support for financial aid advisors within the Military Education Department.

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17. Journal Entries

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Here's how Journal Entries is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Compiled necessary supporting documentation and submitted journal entries for monthly close cycle.
  • Prepared monthly warranty and inventory reserves, cost accounting journal entries, and analyzed PPV by segment.
  • Handled all month-end journal entries, accruals - ensured timeliness of accurate reporting.
  • Ensured accurate monthly journal entries by completing review and approval process.
  • Accessed journal entries for accuracy and sufficiency of funds.
  • Created monthly reports for VP and processed journal entries.
  • Adjusted the balance with Journal Entries if necessary.
  • Approved all manual journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Prepare and submit adjusting journal entries as needed.
  • Prepared Journal Entries, AJE, Reclassifications, Accruals.
  • Prepare and upload month-end journal entries for adjustments, accruals, chargebacks, prepaids, and fixed assets/internal orders.

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18. Internal Controls

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Here's how Internal Controls is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Assisted in monitoring internal controls and compliance procedures, internal and outside regulatory agency audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley testing and documentation.
  • Review internal controls documentation before the audit and make recommendations for improving the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Collaborated with multiple teams internally to document current processes and recommend change to accommodate internal controls.
  • Maintain internal controls in accordance with state and federal regulatory standard.
  • Coordinated with responsible Area Operations Officer to ensure that internal controls were maintained with a proper emphasis on operational issues.
  • Implemented additional internal controls, such as segregation of duties and retention of records, to existing processes.
  • Enforced internal controls and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Established effective Internal Controls and viable program budget within the first 2 weeks of engagement.
  • Increased focus and awareness on proper internal controls resulting in an excellent audit review.
  • Strengthen internal controls in place in a practical and effective manner.
  • Ensured project Partner Agreements and Internal Controls compliance for company protection.
  • Established, documented, and maintained internal controls and finance processes.
  • Provide Lawson and Essbase training to new employees and integrate Lawson knowhow for internal controls and process flow.

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19. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Established and maintained monthly estimates and annual budgets for 12 manufacturing and quality departments.
  • Coordinate annual budget process for Application Development and Infrastructure/End User Computing.
  • Controlled annual budget and quarterly forecasting/reporting processes for Americas services.
  • Developed and facilitated annual budget process.
  • Advised the general manager on strategic planning, annual budget, product introductions, geographic expansion, to manage the business.
  • Established PM oversight responsibilities and processes for integrated project spend plan management covering $59M annual budget DISA initiatives.
  • Provide support to CFO in preparation of annual budgeting, frequent financial reporting including variance analysis Actual vs Budget.
  • Promoted to financial controller of center, responsible for developing and analyzing annual budgets exceeding $100 million.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented the Global Planning tool for use in the annual budgeting process.
  • Collaborate with managing partners in the development of quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and business models.
  • Provide key analysis to the annual budgeting, long-range planning process and monthly forecasting process.
  • Finance leader of the ISC COE headquarter cost centers with $26M annual budget.
  • Manage $15M annual budget for agency executive director, business partners and initiatives.
  • Managed month-end closings; quarterly and annual budgeting and forecasting for nine Cost Centers.
  • Created and monitored annual budgets for sales, advertising, promotion and fixed costs.
  • Created the annual budget, measured actual results and presented to executive leadership.
  • Controlled the $25M annual budget of a division within EI&A.
  • Fulfilled monthly, quarterly and annual budget processes across the division.
  • Consolidate and review the thirteen departmental annual budgets.
  • Develop annual budget and regular forecasts for Division Participate with General Manager in developing and implementing strategic direction of the Division.

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20. Business Development

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Here's how Business Development is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Support business development initiatives by analyzing impact of product expansions, strategic partnerships and acquisitions.
  • Reviewed Business Development deals, plans, strategies, asset rationalization and competitive environment.
  • Designed and controlled budget and business development plans for all the plants (1 and 5 years period).
  • Mortgage Sales and Business Development (Canada and U.S. Markets) | Harris, N.A.
  • Provided financial support for New Business Development at Hasbro including analyzing new opportunities, creating proforma models and developing business plans.
  • Develop, expand, and maintain satisfactory relationships among customers, operations and third-party vendors; Extensive consumer face-to-face business development.

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21. Due Diligence

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Here's how Due Diligence is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provide hands-on assistance in administering due diligence on any potential mergers or acquisitions.
  • Manage financial due diligence across all deals.
  • Conducted investigations and due diligence screening of new applicants Prepared and presented oral and written examination reports to senior directors.
  • Prepared due diligence studies for receivables securitization and set up strategic initiatives related to possible tax solutions.
  • Lead financial due diligence team as part of compliance standards required by National Comptroller's Office Execution of market research monthly reports
  • Participated in client due diligence and assessments.Developed cost-control solutions, client pricing models, and other types of financial reporting techniques.
  • Performed due diligence, including property title verifications and real estate appraisals.
  • Led financial due diligence teams for multi-million dollar, global acquisitions.

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22. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Coordinated and oversaw $20MM Global Procurement functional budget and involved in the implementation of related cost savings initiatives.
  • Scrap process improvement project resulted in significant cost savings.
  • Boosted operational income by identifying cost savings areas.
  • Managed reporting efforts for Sector Cost Savings initiatives and ensured the sector was on point to meet annual financial targets.
  • Measured the departmental Metrics on an Annual basis to measure performance and cost savings year to year.
  • Note: Average annual cost savings amounts to $1.8 million since 2006.
  • Enabled $270M cost savings by developing an assurance provider reliance model.
  • Led team that proposed projects resulting in $1M cost savings.
  • Reason for change downsized for cost savings.

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23. HR

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Here's how HR is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Generated $250,000 in annual savings by streamlining finance organization on two occasions through process improvement and performance optimization efforts.
  • Develop staff through targeted project work and mentoring in such areas as financial modeling, forecasting and financial statement analysis/review.
  • Created reports through PeopleSoft Query module for senior management providing accurate and timely financial information needed to make decisions.
  • Instilled positive cash flow behavior across the company through education which helped restore financial flexibility after a leveraged acquisition.
  • Contributed to identifying strategic global supply chain and sourcing related opportunities through advanced financial and operational analysis.
  • Evaluated SAP HR system configuration and made adjustments to increase payroll efficiency and accuracy for financial reporting.
  • Directed 15-person team through development and administration of $400M global telecommunications service revenue target.
  • Supported the Business through an Oracle implementation and coordinated with upper management to troubleshoot problems.
  • Conducted initial project estimates; managed scope and stakeholders expectations throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Received special recognition from management and associates for leading through inspiration, maximizing performance.
  • Performed financial planning and analysis, business development and strategy across three divisions.
  • Reduced manufacturing costs by $50 million through productivity enhancements and consolidations.
  • Developed new business through customer referrals, community involvement and cold calling.
  • Executed project using Firm methodology in synchronization with client Six Sigma methodologies.
  • Initiated and implemented projects and process improvements throughout the Investments Accounting department.
  • Created and implemented online marketing campaigns through website SEO optimization.
  • Provide solutions that expand existing household relationships through prospecting efforts.
  • Managed project budget and resource allocation through Earned Value Management.
  • Drive process efficiency through financial systems and eliminating steps.
  • Facilitated successful audits through documentation on a quarterly basis.

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24. UAT

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Here's how UAT is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Improved acquisition valuation methodology from simple EPS dilution/accretion analysis to full merger model including discounted cash flow and comparable companies/transactions analyses.
  • Developed financial models and forecasts to facilitate business decisions and evaluate and mitigate risk in existing and new projects.
  • Deliver commercial support to the division including analysis and evaluation of business opportunities to ensure adequate financial returns.
  • Support Core / Non-core strategic analysis with financial analysis and develop standard operating procedures for evaluation.
  • Conducted evaluations and feedback session with managers for the enhancement of process improvement and benchmark initiatives.
  • Evaluated and communicated past performance and future financial forecasts in semi-annual Board of Director meetings.
  • Merged valuation model with profit sensitivity analyses to understand financial impact of synergies.
  • Support the Senior Leadership in evaluating existing business opportunities and identifying new ones.
  • Supported financial valuations and provided insight for customers on potential investment opportunities.
  • Managed business valuation modeling processes for acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
  • Evaluated current processes and recommend improvements based on updated technology resources.
  • Participated in administrative ethics committees for case specific situations and dilemmas.
  • Analyzed synergies and valuation of multiple international merger & acquisition transactions.
  • Evaluated and successfully presented patent settlement with generic manufacturer to CFO.
  • Developed bottled water valuation model for category and water brand investments.
  • Developed and led 2 year undergraduate finance and accounting rotation program
  • Identified and evaluated material events to assess potential asset impairments.
  • Supported business development team to evaluate commercial partnership opportunities.
  • Reviewed headcount to ensure adequate staffing for production activities.
  • Evaluate and implement payroll structures for international operations.

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25. Revenue Recognition

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Here's how Revenue Recognition is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Developed financial reports for long term forecasting to meet changes in revenue recognition methodology.
  • Configured time related and service related revenue recognition procedures with SD.
  • Identified and corrected errors in revenue recognition spreadsheet resulting in 0.5MM of additional margin at month end.
  • Configured POC revenue recognition based on actual costs.
  • Implemented Unearned/Earned Revenue forecasting and Revenue Recognition Solution using Oracle Financials Modules (AR/AP/GL/Cash Management) and Custom Forms/Reports.
  • Reviewed and improved the revenue recognition and incentives tracking process for MasterCard Advisors Customer Business Agreement.
  • Implemented a new revenue recognition system that automated a sales process resulting in a 20% increase in revenue.
  • Major Achievements: Revenue Recognition: Developed Custom programs for complex Revenue data base and reporting.

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26. R12

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Here's how R12 is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Finance Lead for a global re-implementation of R12.2.3, including Europe, Australia, Asia, Russia and South America.
  • Project Lead and functional Finance lead consultant in R12 Implementation.
  • Project name: R12 Conversion and Implementation
  • Project: GETS Oracle R12 migration from 11iGE Transportation is one of fastest growing business of GE.
  • Well versed and providing the directions to team and executing the pre and post upgradation steps for 11i to R12.
  • Review clients R12 instance at clients request.

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27. Key Performance Indicators

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Here's how Key Performance Indicators is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Expanded financial reporting model to support annual business strategy, which included monitoring key performance indicators.
  • Developed Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) that measured performance for customer service as well as financial departments.
  • Provided narrative of variances between planned and actual results for all key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Authored and implemented system of key performance indicators to Gate Gourmet.
  • Developed, monitored and analyzed KPI (key performance indicators).
  • Liaised between business partners and Business Intelligence application developers to determine new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for financial reporting.

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28. Go-Live

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Here's how Go-Live is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Managed $10 million project in phases of Detailed Design, Prototyping, User Acceptance Testing, and Go-Live.
  • Fixed all the tax related issues in EHP6 due to change of Tax structure after go-live.
  • Provide Production Support post go-live to all sites that were completed and manage day-to-day issues.
  • Provided support to users post go-live status.
  • Participate in go-live planning and go-live event.
  • Assisted with EPIC and CADENCE Go-Live Implementation.
  • Led the project from Business Process Flow to Cutover and Post Go-live support.
  • Participated in go live activities and post Go-Live support with business user/s training.

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29. Sarbanes-Oxley

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Here's how Sarbanes-Oxley is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Collaborated with external audit firms, including preparation of Sarbanes-Oxley analysis and documentation.
  • Implemented Sarbanes-Oxley in 2006 for Acme Electric with no open deficiencies at year end for 2006 or 2007.
  • Ensured the proper control environment was sustained to meet Sarbanes-Oxley and Owens Corning business policies.
  • Audit - Primary contact for financial audit requests (Sarbanes-Oxley) and IT audit requests.
  • Developed and implemented entity-related controls and controls over financial reporting and corporate accounting for Company's initial compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Perform quarterly internal control testing of order-to-cash, procure-to-pay and record-to-report financial processes in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404.

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30. Test Cases

low Demand
Here's how Test Cases is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Experience in writing Test Plans, Test Scripts and Test Cases as well as executing them.
  • Leverage regression test cases process flow.
  • Worked on MUST interfaces (mainframes integration with Oracle Apps) Coordination with testing teams on execution of test cases

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31. R

low Demand
Here's how R is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Deliver quality IT development project implementations for Finance applications that fully adhered to customer requirements utilizing virtual, international cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborated cross-functionally with Business Department peers to provide academic major relevant content, attain cross-curricular objective and balance student workload.
  • Prepared/presented monthly results review for Executive Leadership Team, supporting corporate communications and investor relations in preparing quarterly earnings releases.
  • Managed financial implementation and business teams that aligned business goals with technology solutions, resulting in bottom line gains.
  • Subject matter expert role provided program financial planning and analysis for numerous contracts focusing on software and hardware development.
  • Pioneered a new system-driven financial reporting mechanism including coordination with finance/operations teams across 9 distributed global entities.
  • Worked with Business Systems Analysts/Designers to identify and research new functionality required to meet business users needs.
  • Developed sales initiative effectiveness by implementing new investor base and adjusting compensation schedules for top performance results.
  • Provide cost reduction ideas and project support and leadership based on personal manufacturing expertise and experience.
  • Reduced project cost by approximately 25% using innovative ideas and existing resources in enhanced capacities.
  • Created readable application user manual and trained Bangalore-based team of developers to support application.
  • Function as Project Lead to establish Global Governance Process supporting Global Business Reporting.
  • Participate in creating and reviewing inputs for packaging work for technical development.
  • Maintained detailed documentation and project portfolio reports on a regular basis.
  • Developed report for tracking approval status of capital project expenditure requests.
  • Staff Augmentation Portfolio/Leadership Team Internal assignment as acting Assistant Portfolio Manager.
  • Provide decision support & identification of several cost saving initiatives.
  • Prepared and presented monthly results in executive monthly operations meetings.
  • Project manager for Disaster Recovery testing for eight major applications.
  • Provide timely technical and architectural inputs/clarifications, if required.

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32. ROI

low Demand
Here's how ROI is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Launched process for budgeting/planning marketing projects, tracking expenses and sales to create project based ROI reporting.
  • Led Product Pricing, utilization management, clinical risks, and ROI of key external partnerships.
  • Created discounted cash flow models to evaluate NPV, IRR, ROIC.
  • Provide analysis and models for IT partners to determine NPV and ROI for the IT investments.
  • Developed Special Projects ROI process and a financial reporting package to compare actuals to forecast.
  • Provide decision-support analysis on projects and initiatives including approval recommendations for ROI on capital spending requests and key initiatives as needed.

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33. SQL

low Demand
Here's how SQL is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Involved -development of custom API interface using advanced PL/SQL with AP import to have the accounting default based on the hierarchy.
  • Designed the UI to maintain custom pay-group, created PL/SQL procedures to support the same.
  • Analyze database objects using SQL Queries and creating fast formulas.
  • Executed simple SQL queries to validate data in tables.
  • Worked on batch scheduling in Autosys for SQL task and defined JCL/libraries for data load.
  • Created SQL queries in Access to interface Karmak financial data into CODA financial.
  • Create SQL code to get the data not updated by the ePrentise tool.
  • Performed as a business analyst supporting the development of specialized Access/SQL based analytical toolset for engagement management.

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34. Financial Analysts

low Demand
Here's how Financial Analysts is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Coordinated the forecast process between multiple country financial analysts, operations and finance management.
  • Leveraged superior management skills to directly oversee 9 global financial analysts.
  • Mentored and trained other program financial analysts in assisting them to be self sufficient in program execution and ECP proposal support.
  • Coached, mentored, and oversee daily/monthly activities of junior level financial analysts as well as analysts in finance shared services.
  • Manage 3 Senior Financial Analysts and responsible for leading and developing talent within the organization.
  • Manage a staff of Financial Operations Analysts and Business Financial Analysts.
  • Staff size range from 6 to 10 financial analysts.
  • Lead team of 2 senior financial analysts.

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35. Financial Support

low Demand
Here's how Financial Support is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Designed and evaluated business cases to provide financial support for commercial initiatives and promotions.
  • Partnered with Marketing and Creative Services to provide financial support for their business issues and opportunities.
  • Provide financial support to Sales, Operations and Supply Chain in monthly S&OP process.
  • Perform detailed cash flow analysis to manage spend and provide financial support for future projects.
  • Finance Lead on site - additional responsibilities include providing financial support for the site i.e.
  • Served as financial support to line of business account managers and project managers.
  • Lead financial support for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) division.
  • Lead tours of facilities for financial supporters and volunteers.
  • Provided EVM, VARs, CPR, CFSR and financial support for the $100M FAA air traffic communications program.

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36. Sigma

low Demand
Here's how Sigma is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Managed Six-Sigma project to reduce Hispanic household attrition.
  • Participate in weekly management/lead meetings, weekly and monthly finance and budget meetings and lean six sigma events.
  • Played a key role on a Lean Six Sigma project with the goal of improving corporate allocation methodologies.
  • Make and implement Lean Six Sigma solutions to improve revenue collections and reduce waste and error.
  • Assembled project team, utilized Six Sigma DMAIC framework, and recommended a rolling forecast model.
  • Completed Six Sigma Green Belt requirements.

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37. Special Projects

low Demand
Here's how Special Projects is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Presented Special Projects recommendations, financial reports and forecasts to senior staff and executives.
  • Provide expertise and support on special projects and in research of accounting issues impacting transactions at the Corporate and Subsidiary level.
  • Handled various other special projects (Related to the newly acquired companies and maintenance of existing companies).
  • Worked with the client and BV project managers in order to close out special projects.
  • Led special projects to identify cost-saving opportunities for Lower 48, implementing ongoing cost-saving processes.
  • Work with team members on special projects requiring Corporate Accounting assistance.
  • Key member of special projects for the FRBPP business team.
  • Answer second tier incoming calls from the home office and financial representative.Responsible also for working different special projects.

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38. SLA

low Demand
Here's how SLA is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Managed shared services organization responsible for monthly financial reporting and analysis consistent with our SLA's.
  • Translated financial operations business processes into technical terms for use in report development.
  • Traveled across central Virginia working events and speaking to constituents about legislation.
  • Review functional requirements and translate to technical design.
  • Translated user requirements into technical design specifications.
  • Led translation effort for Army, Tactical, Intelligence, and other military manuals, providing monthly plans and schedules.
  • Drive for Results-Set priorities and translates goals into action plans, consistently push myself and others for results.
  • Provide help other team members to fix the production issue soon so that SLA is not impacted.
  • Assign and monitor production tickets so that SLA of service tickets should not be broken.
  • Managed team of 10 on quality reviews and SLA s while providing feedback.
  • Lead all functional setup required during migration mainly in SLA and Payments modules.
  • Team Strength - 8 People - Module Lead and SME for AP, FA and related SLA Modules.

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39. Financial Systems

low Demand
Here's how Financial Systems is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Key member of firm financial steering committee overseeing financial systems enhancements and investments and financial policies and procedures.
  • Analyzed financial systems and procedures and performed impact assessments.
  • Full transition of ledger, procurement system, and financial systems.
  • Directed the modifications to the financial systems due to company reorganization.
  • Assess functionality and operations of multiple business/ systems and integrate output into financial systems and consolidated financial results for smooth transition.
  • Manage the relationships between information technology development teams and finance department user community in order to properly support all financial systems.

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40. Business Operations

low Demand
Here's how Business Operations is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provide financial analyses of business operations for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.
  • Developed key metrics to improve business operations.
  • Conduct Fit - Gap sessions with the site team to understand their business operations and identify the gaps if any.
  • Work in close coordination with Business Operations teams for data collection and analysis to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Consolidated, analyzed and reported income results for 7 P&L business operations.
  • Conduct internal audits on key business operations to identify potential risks - recommending new business procedures to improve operational metrics.

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41. Direct Reports

low Demand
Here's how Direct Reports is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Direct reports include decentralized and centralized operations.
  • Led up to 12 direct reports for global acquisition with revenue in excess of $230M and 550+ delivery consultants.
  • Provided a high level of problem solving skills for my direct reports with student file review and processes and procedures.
  • Presented cost control recommendations monthly to the Domain Lead, and his direct reports.
  • Led bank branch with five direct reports.
  • Managed one direct report and 7 indirect reports
  • Lead and supervise 2 direct reports.
  • Managed four direct reports supporting general and cost accounting activities, inventories and fixed assets management, financial analysis & reporting.

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42. BI

low Demand
Here's how BI is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Communicated directly with different business relationship management for new requirements and guided them on feasibility to implement changes in the systems.
  • Analyzed, organized, and utilized complex billing data and rules related to inpatient/outpatient hospital and medical insurance policies and practices.
  • Developed and implemented strategic financial forecasts in conjunction with business plan development, including product line profitability and financial modeling.
  • Supervised 2 Engagement Management Coordinators that were responsible for billing, collections, engagement economics and new client acceptance.
  • Direct team priorities and activities to identify strategies and initiatives focused on employing non-rate levers to drive improved profitability.
  • Prepared and processed all documentation necessary for initial or secondary billing on a UB92 to include discussions with customers.
  • Completed financial modeling and analyses to assist executives with key strategic decisions for growth, expansion and profitability improvement.
  • Prepare management presentations for General Management meetings, Business Review meetings, Plan meetings, Reliability Review meetings.
  • Created tool to assess profitability by customer to help determine recommended pricing structure and marketing and display allowances.
  • Maintained financial visibility and accountability of key global operations priorities, including footprint consolidations and product line moves.
  • Designed, maintained and delivered an all inclusive financial forecast tool that provided accurate forecast and modeling capabilities.
  • Created stop light analysis model with sensitivity for 120 scenarios including domestic and international growth opportunities and profitability.
  • Worked closely with development engineers during product definition and development of ordering, provisioning and billing systems.
  • Retail Services Officer Primary responsibilities included the development of retail lending opportunities and small business relationship acquisition.
  • Performed product portfolio analysis to the Marketing Management to bring visibility to the profitability of existing products.
  • Verify patients migratory status with the SAVE system from the Department of Homeland Security to determine eligibility.
  • Led redesign and system modifications of the Activity-Based Costing application to improve cost calculation flexibility and accuracy.
  • Investigated with management on reducing divisional level operating costs, improving profitability 12% from plan.
  • Consulted on financial reports with upper management, turning nonprofitable divisions to profitability in one year.
  • Maintained recording and analysis of all joint interest billings, capital and operating expenditures and accruals.

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43. Peoplesoft

low Demand
Here's how Peoplesoft is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Work with PeopleSoft team to troubleshoot system problems and assist Finance & General Accounting Department customers.
  • Build Hyperion - PeopleSoft interface to manage the PeopleSoft Trees.
  • Prevented 3 unapproved employee positions in PeopleSoft from being filled.
  • Project Lead (AP & AR) for a large PeopleSoft Financials upgrade from version 8.8 to version 9.1.
  • Project Name: PeopleSoft Finance Upgrade and Reengineering
  • Trained IT Harris users to use PeopleSoft query, report, nVision and Essbase templates.
  • Implemented the Multicurrency Added additional chartfeilds in PeopleSoft Modules.

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44. Financial Models

low Demand
Here's how Financial Models is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Create financial models to facilitate review of operational performance or enabling business decisions.
  • Developed and analyzed financial models to support strategic initiatives and new business opportunities.
  • Improved executive-level decision-making through establishment of portfolio valuation and financial models utilizing various IRR & NPV metrics in governing investment decisions.
  • Developed detailed financial models and valuation scenarios for potential in-licensing, acquisition candidates, financing, and other business development projects.
  • Developed detailed financial models of company operating performance used for internal strategic planning and to provide guidance to the financial community.
  • Trimmed workload associated with financial models used to identify trends and manage forecasting from hours to minutes while maintaining data integrity.

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45. Monthly Basis

low Demand
Here's how Monthly Basis is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Assisted business with Finance report reconciliation for COPA, PCA on bi-weekly and monthly basis including month end closing activities.
  • Calculated commissions for agents on a bi-monthly basis via detailed spreadsheets using pivot tables and macros.
  • Led both external and management financial reporting on a monthly basis.
  • Complete all bookkeeping and accounting preparation on a monthly basis.
  • Briefed LM executive management and the customer on program financials and Earned Value Management (EVM) on a monthly basis.
  • Reconciled trust premiums and revenue into Peachtree for payment on a daily, bi-monthly and monthly basis.
  • Reconcile A/R account on a monthly basis.
  • Reconcile A/Raccount on a monthly basis.

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46. Financial Leadership

low Demand
Here's how Financial Leadership is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provided Financial Leadership for the Corporate Global Procurement Organization, managing several key global processes, including Productivity and Cash Management.
  • Provide financial leadership to functional departments in budget and forecasting process along with actual to budget variance reporting and monthly narratives.
  • Provided financial leadership on strategic planning initiatives, business processes improvements, operations best practices, and cost savings opportunities.
  • Provided insights and financial leadership on business operations, manufacturing, economics and go to market strategies.
  • Provide financial leadership and serve as a business partner to the executive team on all matters related to business operations.
  • Provided financial leadership and analysis for $2 B water services and products business.

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47. Business Partners

low Demand
Here's how Business Partners is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Provided advisory support to business partners on strategic decisions by providing fact and data-driven analysis.
  • Collaborated with business partners to streamline allocation process by eliminating non-value add processes.
  • Prepared and communicated key program results to key business partners including Storage finance, Marketing and R&D program management.
  • Worked with business partners to align unit forecast with historical trends, resulting in greater attainment to meet margin goals.
  • Handled all aspects of FP&A for Fraud Management and Customer Solutions business partners.
  • Work with operating business partners to develop financial risk mitigation strategies.. Analyze and report corporate and subsidiary financial results.
  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of information provided to internal business partners.
  • Established Dashboard and Metrics to track performance at the program level for both NPI Finance as well as the business partners.
  • Advise accounting and business partners on the financial impact of proposed strategies and investments.
  • Received multiple spotlight awards from business partners for "delivering awesome" and "winning together".

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48. UK

low Demand
Here's how UK is used in Finance Leader jobs:
  • Organized 45 person IFC retreat at Kishwaukee Country Club.
  • Company produces Juke boxes and distributes music to Juke boxes.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Finance Leader

Financial Statements45.9%
Ensure Compliance7.1%
General Ledger Accounts5.6%
External Auditors5.3%
Business Requirements5.3%
Business Units3.3%
Financial Performance2.7%
Balance Sheet2.6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Finance Leader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
35.8%
35.8%
2
2
Ensure Compliance
Ensure Compliance
5.5%
5.5%
3
3
General Ledger Accounts
General Ledger Accounts
4.4%
4.4%
4
4
External Auditors
External Auditors
4.2%
4.2%
5
5
Business Requirements
Business Requirements
4.1%
4.1%
6
6
Business Units
Business Units
2.6%
2.6%
7
7
Financial Performance
Financial Performance
2.1%
2.1%
8
8
Balance Sheet
Balance Sheet
2%
2%
9
9
ERP
ERP
1.9%
1.9%
10
10
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.9%
1.9%
11
11
Variance Analysis
Variance Analysis
1.8%
1.8%
12
12
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
1.8%
1.8%
13
13
Gaap
Gaap
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
SOX
SOX
1.3%
1.3%
15
15
Financial Management
Financial Management
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
Financial Aid
Financial Aid
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Journal Entries
Journal Entries
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Internal Controls
Internal Controls
1.2%
1.2%
19
19
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
1.1%
1.1%
20
20
Business Development
Business Development
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Due Diligence
Due Diligence
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
HR
HR
1%
1%
24
24
UAT
UAT
1%
1%
25
25
Revenue Recognition
Revenue Recognition
1%
1%
26
26
R12
R12
1%
1%
27
27
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators
1%
1%
28
28
Go-Live
Go-Live
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Sarbanes-Oxley
Sarbanes-Oxley
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Test Cases
Test Cases
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
R
R
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
ROI
ROI
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
SQL
SQL
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Financial Analysts
Financial Analysts
0.8%
0.8%
35
35
Financial Support
Financial Support
0.8%
0.8%
36
36
Sigma
Sigma
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
SLA
SLA
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Financial Systems
Financial Systems
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Business Operations
Business Operations
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
BI
BI
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Peoplesoft
Peoplesoft
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
Financial Models
Financial Models
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Monthly Basis
Monthly Basis
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Financial Leadership
Financial Leadership
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Business Partners
Business Partners
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
UK
UK
0.5%
0.5%

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