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John W. Griffith                                     24 Newkirk Road, Somerset, New Jersey 08873 732-501-0165
Business Analysis Manager                                                                jgriffith080502@yahoo.com

Summary of Qualifications
  •   Complete Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience – Observe, analyze, validate, create, test
      activities (process, data, and application) with Business Requirements, Functional and Technical Configuration
      templates, data-process-application flow diagrams, and use cases to ensure risk, compliance, and exposure is
      maintained using best business practices.
  •   Full exposure to Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) – Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure;
      Understanding the project lifecycle from project definition, detailed planning, monitoring and control, and post
      implementation review.
  •   10-years of combined business and information systems analysis; 5-years Senior Business and Project
      Management using waterfall, agile, gap analysis, use cases and test cases.
  •   7-years of IT experience with expertise in software application data analysis, design, and report generation.
  •   5-years of middle-office and back-office support experience in several international investment and merchant
      banks; 10-years of reconciliation process; 5-years of intelliMATCH; 3-years of SQL (Structured Query
      Language), Business Requirements Documentation and Feature Driven Development
  •   3-years of Merger and Acquisition experience: Oil/Gas and Real Estate at Fortis Financial, Banking at
      Wachovia/Wells Fargo. Various application creations, upgrades, and sunsets; Process integrations with Change
      Management overview and Quality Center support.
  •   Developed Crystal, intelliMATCH, Excel reports (vlookup formulas, pivot tables, comparative data analysis).
  •   5-years of software developmental methodology to include Cognos Enterprise Planning and Business
      Intelligence reporting technology certification.
  •   Complete understanding of Legacy Systems; from front-office transaction input, middle-office interface
      support, back-office gap analysis and full financial review.
  •   Report creation using server and web-based architectural tools: Cognos BI suite 7.3, series 8, version 10,
      Impromptu, & Power Play
  •   Enterprise Planning – Knowledge of complete Life Cycle Development process to include Requirement
      Analysis, Documentation, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance.
  •   Team Building Skills – Department and Intra-Department Cross-Training, Entrepreneurial influence, establish
      and maintain process ownership, emphasize solid communication, interpersonal skills and sharing of valid
      information.
  •   'Big-Picture' self-motivated team player able to respond and work independently with minimum supervision to
      meticulous details at all company levels in a timely and innovative fashion under pressure.

Professional Skills
Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, UNIX, Terminal server.
Applications: Cognos 10, 8 BI Reporting, Cognos EP (7.3, 8.1), Crystal Reporting 11.0, Framework Manager
(8.1,8.3), Great Plains Accounting, Hyperion, Impromptu, IRIS (1.5, 2.0), Sungard Step intelliMATCH (7.3, 8.1),
MAS 500, Midas Plus Accounting, OpenPages, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word),
SharePoint, Visio, Broadridge
Databases: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MS Access

Professional Experience
Criterion Executive Search / Raymond James Financial, Incorporated, Saint Petersburg, Florida
August 2012-October 2012
Senior Business Analyst (Contract)
  • Created Cognos version 10.0 report requirements for Credit Risk and Market Risk departments using PV01
      (Present Value of a One-Basis-Point) and VaR (Value at Risk) data tables mapped directly from vendor
      Algorythmics inbound data feeds.
  • Successfully completed both the Market Risk stakeholder-approved PV01 and VaR Table modification
      requirements for data warehouse shell creation.
•   Reverse-engineered twenty-six existing Credit Risk reports currently on an Access platform; created a field-
      level data dictionary showing all attributes for the Cognos development team.
  •   Validated all aspects of Algo Risk Service – Back Testing Report; identified and verified the required data
      import fields and calculations to enable practitioners to calculate, evaluate and fully understand the integrity
      of applied risk methodology for producing analytics such as VaR.
NTT Data, Incorporated / Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank), Mount Laurel, New Jersey
July 2012-August 2012
Technical Business Analyst (Contract)
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and created detailed technical documentation of business systems and user needs,
      including workflows, program functions, use cases, and steps required to develop or modify online and
      web-based computer systems and applications.
  • Ensured that System Requirements Specifications (SRS) were agreed to and approved according to SDLC
      and PMLC governance guidelines.
  • Actively managed the approval and review process for SRS documentation and escalated risk awareness
      when approvals were delayed or not received to the appropriate Project and Program Manager.
  • Provided support and consulting to business and technology project members to ensure requirements were
      properly considered through all phases, from analysis, design and testing, through implementation planning
      and roll out.
  • Collaborated with developers and Solutions Architects. Established the technical vision while
      demonstrating an understanding of the business needs and requirements. Translated business requirements
      into system, application and operational requirements.
  • Maintained excellent teamwork communications while working independently using web-based applications
      and internet banking environments for a fast-growing international retail banking and financial institution.
Collabera / Bank of Americas (BAC), Pennington, New Jersey
October 2011-March 2012
Senior Business Analyst (Contract)
  • Applied business and technical knowledge in determining end-to-end design requirements for technology
     solutions involving Risk Management line-of-business, software/hardware developers and vendors.
  • Translated business needs into technical requirements and ensured all systems support business
     specifications for IRIS 2.0 Implementation and Hierarchy Synchronization Projects.
  • As a senior member of the technical staff, assisted senior business and IT management in determining the
     direction of current and future developments in areas of expertise.
  • Utilized in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business system requirements to recommend
     innovations that enhance and offer a competitive advantage to the organization.
  • Provided feedback and technical guidance to project managers on issues of critical importance to achieving
     business objectives. Created draft version of MetaData Template to identify multiple application values of
     data source information at data store, schema, entity and element levels.
Investance Americas / Bank of Montreal (BMO), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 2010-July 2011
Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst / Application Developer (Contract)
  • Fully involved liaison between business stakeholders; business process owners; project management;
      developers; security administration; data warehouse engineers; quality assurance team; quality control
      support; auto-system group; and information technology infrastructure (system, data, and architecture).
  • Remote-access project for BMO – fully automation of manual reconciliations of cash and securities
      transactions and over-the-counter movements, archival and data warehouse restructuring.
  • Coached several internal technical analyst and developers in acquiring vendor files, such as BONY, and
      standardizing data feeds ahead of expected project deadlines. Established and maintained working
      relationships with various vendor Autosys groups, Technical Analysts, and Relationship Managers for the
      benefit of quickly acquiring and sharing client specific application data with multiple team members for
      project acceptance.
  • Complete front-end to back-end SDLC processing – From initial contract agreement to project task
      assignment, approach methodology to documentation control, and scheduled team meetings to project
status meetings; various processes have been accounted for and completed for a near-future ‘go-live’
      production model.
  •   “Business Process Modeling” documentation creation to include Business Requirements, Technical
      Specifications, Data File Layouts and Libraries, End-to-End Data Flow Diagrams, Process Flow Diagrams,
      intelliMATCH Configuration Templates, Q & A Test Scripts, Training Manuals, Dash-Board Presentation
      Slides, and Project Plan Schematics.
  •   End-to-end Project Management and in-depth contact with all direct and indirect teams involved; Business
      end-users and Management, Data Warehouse developers and programmers, External (Vendor) and internal
      (General Ledger to in-house application team members) Source-file analysts, Security Administration,
      Change Management, intelliMATCH application development team, QA Team, and application specific
      Support Group to include SharePoint.
Addison Search / Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Jersey City, New Jersey
June 2010-September 2010
Business Analyst / Application Developer (Contract)
– Swift, BONY, Nostro, and Foreign Currencies.
  • Implemented new and enhanced existing intelliMATCH cash, securities and over-the-counter movement
      reconciliations. Consolidated and converted various functional and operational application processes to
      include interface applications to minimize maintenance and offer clearer reporting to end-users. Managed
      front-end to back-end data field mappings using Access, SQL, and excel.
  • Successful as a pivotal communication hub for all attributes for a major Broadridge ‘Go-Live’ project event;
      working with project management in an ever-moving developmental environment, interpreting vendor
      file/s, structuring the timing of file-transfer-protocol, coordinating UAT testing scripts between middle-
      office applications and back-office ledger transactions, designing and modeling reconciliation statements,
      reconciling test results with the business group, and formalizing documentation. Identified vendor specific
      data scripts and incorporated data value layouts unique to Business Requirements (BRD). Complete
      understanding of transactional service products and market data: equities, fixed income, and derivatives.
  • Exposure to FISERV NXG, UNIX shell scripting, Autosys, Bloomberg, ORACLE, MS-SQL 2005/2008,
      and VBA Scripting. (Migration of Broadridge general ledger accounts using intelliMATCH for NewEdge
      and BONY reconciliations.)
  • Offered intelliMATCH support to colleagues, management, and various business groups.
  • Established liaison relationships with business partners in order to provide technical solutions to meet user
      needs. Participated in planning sessions with client/s to implement process improvement within an
      assigned client area.
  • Worked with vendor relationship managers and developers to acquire technical specs of data feeds and
      identify and document the importance that is unique to the project and to the overall approval of the client.
      Tracked cash and securities transactions to include BNYMellon, London Clearing House (LCH), and
      Bloomberg vendor clearing files; daily securities movement transactions for middle-office support, as well
      as end-of-day cash settlement balances for back-office reporting.
  • Developed supporting documentation for the processes according to existing standards.
Strategic Staffing Solutions / Wachovia – A Wells Fargo Company, Charlotte, North Carolina
September 2009-June 2010
Project Manager/Technical Business Analyst/intelliMATCH Application Support (Contract)
– Fixed Income, Credit Risk, Equities & Capital Markets
  • Assisted development group with best business practice in consolidating processes, improving heavy
      maintenance-driven tasks, support select applications, develop steps for acquiring special application access,
      document technical data flow charts, worked directly with up-stream and down-stream groups to ensure
      completeness and accuracy of current and historical data.
  • Understand and appreciate other’s tasks and duties by acquiring an overview of their specified area;
      document steps to share with other groups, resulting in quicker approvals.
  • Worked with vendor relationship managers and developers to acquire technical specs of data feeds and
      identify and document the importance that is unique to the project and to the overall approval of the client.
      Created a hybrid project model between waterfall and agile (scrum mastering) to accommodate business
      and development teams for migration project success.
•   Identified all specific applications and their associated tools that are related and inter-related to the project,
      and discussed with Subject Matter Experts to fully understand the correlation. Upon understanding the
      flow, documented the aspects related to the requirements and the technical response of current and future
      state work flows; making note of any potential solutions and the inter-relationship between applications.
  •   Ability to communicate effectively with various groups; DBs (Database), SA (Security Administrators),
      Web-based Admin (Citrix), System Operations team (Domain specified applications), Administrative
      Systems team (FTP, SFTP [Secured File Transfer Protocol]), Developers, Programmers, Engineers,
      Management, Quality Assurance testers, Reconcilers, Application Support, Business Reporting.
  •   Involved in the JAD Project Design and Business Requirement Documentation and created the Functional
      System Design involving the merge and acquisition of Aqua, (reconciliation-based product from Wells
      Fargo Bank), and intelliMATCH (the end-product of reconciliation of cash and securities trading for
      Wachovia Bank).
  •   Complete SDLC staging – Identified and documented various stages and phases of specific planning,
      design, UAT and production changes (additions/deletions) to the current intelliMATCH environment
      using Best Business Practices related to the ‘clean-up’ process prior to the newly created intelliMATCH
      instance for the merger of companies, accounts, balance pools, matching pass criterias, import formats,
      user groups, security profiles, user access and privileges, and scheduled assigned jobs for ten Lines-of-
      Business to include Insurance, and International.
  •   Created a pre-production matrix document that profiles all identifiers used for intelliMATCH
      reconciliation. Mapped raw data; flow charts, technical designs, multiple application field identifiers.
  •   Exposure to Bloomberg, Desktop, Citrix, Web-based and SQL server applications: .Net, Symantec i3,
      intelliTRACS, IRIS-Web, nBalance, RIE Data warehouse (Legacy Wachovia file repository), SSIS (SQL
      Server Integration Services), and Swift.
Verrazano-Solutions / Barclays Capital, Jersey City, New Jersey
June 2009-July 2009
Technical Operations Advisor/Business Analyst (Contract)
  • Developed reconciliation statements using intelliMATCH 8.1 from raw scripted data.
  • Communicated with the Business Analyst group to determine details for requested customized reports.
JB Technologies / Credit Agricole (formerly Calyon Americas), New York, New York
February 2009-June 2009
Project Manager/Business Analyst/Developer (Contract)
  • Created reconciliation reports with rules to match/combine/delete/provide exceptions to discrepancies.
  • Interpreted report specifications; created an import format and lookup tables, uploaded data, created
      matching criteria and produced a crystal report from a template.
  • Created a technical documented developmental matrix that lists: company, accounts, balance pool
      identifiers, field names, field locations, field sizes, delimiter format, import formats, class identifiers,
      multiple matching pass criteria based upon full or partial matched or unmatched items, export report links,
      and table formats
  • Built links, tables, matching field identifiers, establish rules
  • Documented the functionality and operational attributes of data, to include Calypso and Bloomberg, into
      final reports
  • Fine-tuned end-user specification requests into live control documents
  • Created desktop level instructions, summary-level of processes, and development creation of functional
      attributes of a successful reconciliation statement per requested requirements
  • Planned, analyzed, designed, UAT tested, documented, implemented, trained, and maintained reconciliation
      processes
Archive Systems, Incorporated, Fairfield, New Jersey
March 2008-August 2008
Controller (Contract)
 • Direct budget and cost controls, financial analysis, accounting practices and reports, timely billing &
     accurate closings.
 • Analyzed and interpreted financial data and recommended changes to improve systems and financial
     performance from all departments’ input.
•   Supervised up to six exempt and non-exempt accounting and contract staff. Reported to CFO and
      President/COO.
BNP Paribas Fortis (formerly Fortis Financial Corporation) Jersey City, New Jersey
May 2006 – March 2008
Assistant Vice President – Finance and Control, Business Analysis
Operations - Cash and Capital Account Reconciliation Reporting Officer (January 2007)
Performance Management - Cost Controller, Budget and Forecasting Officer (Initial position)
 • Reconciled and reported daily movements of Loan and Letter of Credit Department customer transactions
      of various automatic and manual, domestic and international capital market accounts to include London
      Clearing House (LCH) using intelliMATCH 7.3. (Upgrade from intelliMATCH 7.1 along with migration of
      Midas4 to Midas Plus Accounting System)
 • Knowledge of transactional services to include Securities and Fund Services, Fund Accounting and Custody
      Services.
 • Developed functional Cognos Power Play reporting tool version 8.3 for financial and accounting and back-
      office support groups to include Fixed Income and Equity based upon functional and non-functional
      business requirements.
 • Cognos Enterprise Planning developer experience building custom reports using the Access Manager,
      Analyst, Contributor Application Console, and the web-based Contributor.
 • Documented desktop-level procedures of daily reconciliation processes.
 • Created an FTE matrix; identified employee/consultant cost, based on profit centers’ location, individual
      cost level, reported actual versus forecasted values using PowerPoint presentations, offered management
      data analysis and profitability solutions.
 • Steered the 2007 budget revenue and cost process for all divisions of Fortis Americas; reported final budget
      to Home Office in Brussels.
Niteo Partners, Incorporated, Edison, New Jersey
April 2005 – April 2006
Senior Cognos Enterprise Planning Consultant/SOX Compliance Auditor/Business Analyst
Clients to include: Novartis, Niteo Partners (Internal), and NEC Solutions America.
  • Performed and controlled various client business processes and applications of planning, budgeting,
      forecasting, monitoring, performance, reporting and analysis with solutions of Cognos Enterprise Planning
      integration.
  • Cognos Enterprise Planning developer experience building custom reports using the Access Manager,
      Analyst, Contributor Application Console, and the web-based Contributor.
  • Analyzed and assisted in the design and development of a client’s Sample Optimization Model, and
      Medicaid Forecasting model for Enterprise Planning conversion; direct involvement with web-based
      Cognos development.
  • Documented Functionality Requirements, Design Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, Systems
      Life-Cycle Development, Test Scripts, and Training Guides using illustration and functional explanation.
Computer Task Group – CTG, Seattle, Washington
October 2004 – April 2005
Senior Information Systems – Consultant/Business Analyst
Clients to include: GCI of Anchorage, Natural Resource Group of Minneapolis, MRO Software of
Boston.
  • Documented & tested controls of complex formulated Excel spreadsheets from field engineers & scientists.
  • Analyzed the GL Data Cube, (report generation software product), and created general controls narrative
      for its purpose and usage for ‘Onion’ reporting from Oracle and JD Edwards data.
  • SOX Compliance: Created general accounting control documents, redesigned KPMG process flowcharts.
Griffith Enterprises
June 1987 – Oct 2004
Financial Controller/CPE Certified Senior Auditor/Business Analyst
Education
CPE - Continuing Professional Education, 32-credit hours (Accounting) Jersey City, New Jersey 2006-2008
PowerPoint Training: Navigation, Interactive Slide Creation 2007
Cognos Certification: Analyst, Contributor, ReportNet 2006
Cognos Enterprise Planning Series 7 Version 3 Training – Analyst & Contributor 2005
Cognos ReportNet 1.1 – Authoring and Modeling FastTrack 2005
IT Audit Web-Seminar/Training - Research & Development of HIPPA & SOX Compliance 2005
CPE - Continuing Professional Education, 16-credit hours (Auditing) Denver, Colorado 1999
Everest (Blair) College - Associates Degree, Accounting, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1986
Everest (Blair) College - Associates Degree, Travel & Tourism; Management & Marketing, Colorado 1986

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John Griffith Oct2012 Business Analysis Mgr

  • 1. John W. Griffith 24 Newkirk Road, Somerset, New Jersey 08873 732-501-0165 Business Analysis Manager jgriffith080502@yahoo.com Summary of Qualifications • Complete Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) experience – Observe, analyze, validate, create, test activities (process, data, and application) with Business Requirements, Functional and Technical Configuration templates, data-process-application flow diagrams, and use cases to ensure risk, compliance, and exposure is maintained using best business practices. • Full exposure to Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC) – Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure; Understanding the project lifecycle from project definition, detailed planning, monitoring and control, and post implementation review. • 10-years of combined business and information systems analysis; 5-years Senior Business and Project Management using waterfall, agile, gap analysis, use cases and test cases. • 7-years of IT experience with expertise in software application data analysis, design, and report generation. • 5-years of middle-office and back-office support experience in several international investment and merchant banks; 10-years of reconciliation process; 5-years of intelliMATCH; 3-years of SQL (Structured Query Language), Business Requirements Documentation and Feature Driven Development • 3-years of Merger and Acquisition experience: Oil/Gas and Real Estate at Fortis Financial, Banking at Wachovia/Wells Fargo. Various application creations, upgrades, and sunsets; Process integrations with Change Management overview and Quality Center support. • Developed Crystal, intelliMATCH, Excel reports (vlookup formulas, pivot tables, comparative data analysis). • 5-years of software developmental methodology to include Cognos Enterprise Planning and Business Intelligence reporting technology certification. • Complete understanding of Legacy Systems; from front-office transaction input, middle-office interface support, back-office gap analysis and full financial review. • Report creation using server and web-based architectural tools: Cognos BI suite 7.3, series 8, version 10, Impromptu, & Power Play • Enterprise Planning – Knowledge of complete Life Cycle Development process to include Requirement Analysis, Documentation, Development, Testing, Implementation and Maintenance. • Team Building Skills – Department and Intra-Department Cross-Training, Entrepreneurial influence, establish and maintain process ownership, emphasize solid communication, interpersonal skills and sharing of valid information. • 'Big-Picture' self-motivated team player able to respond and work independently with minimum supervision to meticulous details at all company levels in a timely and innovative fashion under pressure. Professional Skills Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, UNIX, Terminal server. Applications: Cognos 10, 8 BI Reporting, Cognos EP (7.3, 8.1), Crystal Reporting 11.0, Framework Manager (8.1,8.3), Great Plains Accounting, Hyperion, Impromptu, IRIS (1.5, 2.0), Sungard Step intelliMATCH (7.3, 8.1), MAS 500, Midas Plus Accounting, OpenPages, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), SharePoint, Visio, Broadridge Databases: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MS Access Professional Experience Criterion Executive Search / Raymond James Financial, Incorporated, Saint Petersburg, Florida August 2012-October 2012 Senior Business Analyst (Contract) • Created Cognos version 10.0 report requirements for Credit Risk and Market Risk departments using PV01 (Present Value of a One-Basis-Point) and VaR (Value at Risk) data tables mapped directly from vendor Algorythmics inbound data feeds. • Successfully completed both the Market Risk stakeholder-approved PV01 and VaR Table modification requirements for data warehouse shell creation.
  • 2. Reverse-engineered twenty-six existing Credit Risk reports currently on an Access platform; created a field- level data dictionary showing all attributes for the Cognos development team. • Validated all aspects of Algo Risk Service – Back Testing Report; identified and verified the required data import fields and calculations to enable practitioners to calculate, evaluate and fully understand the integrity of applied risk methodology for producing analytics such as VaR. NTT Data, Incorporated / Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank), Mount Laurel, New Jersey July 2012-August 2012 Technical Business Analyst (Contract) • Reviewed, analyzed, and created detailed technical documentation of business systems and user needs, including workflows, program functions, use cases, and steps required to develop or modify online and web-based computer systems and applications. • Ensured that System Requirements Specifications (SRS) were agreed to and approved according to SDLC and PMLC governance guidelines. • Actively managed the approval and review process for SRS documentation and escalated risk awareness when approvals were delayed or not received to the appropriate Project and Program Manager. • Provided support and consulting to business and technology project members to ensure requirements were properly considered through all phases, from analysis, design and testing, through implementation planning and roll out. • Collaborated with developers and Solutions Architects. Established the technical vision while demonstrating an understanding of the business needs and requirements. Translated business requirements into system, application and operational requirements. • Maintained excellent teamwork communications while working independently using web-based applications and internet banking environments for a fast-growing international retail banking and financial institution. Collabera / Bank of Americas (BAC), Pennington, New Jersey October 2011-March 2012 Senior Business Analyst (Contract) • Applied business and technical knowledge in determining end-to-end design requirements for technology solutions involving Risk Management line-of-business, software/hardware developers and vendors. • Translated business needs into technical requirements and ensured all systems support business specifications for IRIS 2.0 Implementation and Hierarchy Synchronization Projects. • As a senior member of the technical staff, assisted senior business and IT management in determining the direction of current and future developments in areas of expertise. • Utilized in-depth knowledge of technological alternatives and business system requirements to recommend innovations that enhance and offer a competitive advantage to the organization. • Provided feedback and technical guidance to project managers on issues of critical importance to achieving business objectives. Created draft version of MetaData Template to identify multiple application values of data source information at data store, schema, entity and element levels. Investance Americas / Bank of Montreal (BMO), Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2010-July 2011 Project Manager / Senior Business Analyst / Application Developer (Contract) • Fully involved liaison between business stakeholders; business process owners; project management; developers; security administration; data warehouse engineers; quality assurance team; quality control support; auto-system group; and information technology infrastructure (system, data, and architecture). • Remote-access project for BMO – fully automation of manual reconciliations of cash and securities transactions and over-the-counter movements, archival and data warehouse restructuring. • Coached several internal technical analyst and developers in acquiring vendor files, such as BONY, and standardizing data feeds ahead of expected project deadlines. Established and maintained working relationships with various vendor Autosys groups, Technical Analysts, and Relationship Managers for the benefit of quickly acquiring and sharing client specific application data with multiple team members for project acceptance. • Complete front-end to back-end SDLC processing – From initial contract agreement to project task assignment, approach methodology to documentation control, and scheduled team meetings to project
  • 3. status meetings; various processes have been accounted for and completed for a near-future ‘go-live’ production model. • “Business Process Modeling” documentation creation to include Business Requirements, Technical Specifications, Data File Layouts and Libraries, End-to-End Data Flow Diagrams, Process Flow Diagrams, intelliMATCH Configuration Templates, Q & A Test Scripts, Training Manuals, Dash-Board Presentation Slides, and Project Plan Schematics. • End-to-end Project Management and in-depth contact with all direct and indirect teams involved; Business end-users and Management, Data Warehouse developers and programmers, External (Vendor) and internal (General Ledger to in-house application team members) Source-file analysts, Security Administration, Change Management, intelliMATCH application development team, QA Team, and application specific Support Group to include SharePoint. Addison Search / Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Jersey City, New Jersey June 2010-September 2010 Business Analyst / Application Developer (Contract) – Swift, BONY, Nostro, and Foreign Currencies. • Implemented new and enhanced existing intelliMATCH cash, securities and over-the-counter movement reconciliations. Consolidated and converted various functional and operational application processes to include interface applications to minimize maintenance and offer clearer reporting to end-users. Managed front-end to back-end data field mappings using Access, SQL, and excel. • Successful as a pivotal communication hub for all attributes for a major Broadridge ‘Go-Live’ project event; working with project management in an ever-moving developmental environment, interpreting vendor file/s, structuring the timing of file-transfer-protocol, coordinating UAT testing scripts between middle- office applications and back-office ledger transactions, designing and modeling reconciliation statements, reconciling test results with the business group, and formalizing documentation. Identified vendor specific data scripts and incorporated data value layouts unique to Business Requirements (BRD). Complete understanding of transactional service products and market data: equities, fixed income, and derivatives. • Exposure to FISERV NXG, UNIX shell scripting, Autosys, Bloomberg, ORACLE, MS-SQL 2005/2008, and VBA Scripting. (Migration of Broadridge general ledger accounts using intelliMATCH for NewEdge and BONY reconciliations.) • Offered intelliMATCH support to colleagues, management, and various business groups. • Established liaison relationships with business partners in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Participated in planning sessions with client/s to implement process improvement within an assigned client area. • Worked with vendor relationship managers and developers to acquire technical specs of data feeds and identify and document the importance that is unique to the project and to the overall approval of the client. Tracked cash and securities transactions to include BNYMellon, London Clearing House (LCH), and Bloomberg vendor clearing files; daily securities movement transactions for middle-office support, as well as end-of-day cash settlement balances for back-office reporting. • Developed supporting documentation for the processes according to existing standards. Strategic Staffing Solutions / Wachovia – A Wells Fargo Company, Charlotte, North Carolina September 2009-June 2010 Project Manager/Technical Business Analyst/intelliMATCH Application Support (Contract) – Fixed Income, Credit Risk, Equities & Capital Markets • Assisted development group with best business practice in consolidating processes, improving heavy maintenance-driven tasks, support select applications, develop steps for acquiring special application access, document technical data flow charts, worked directly with up-stream and down-stream groups to ensure completeness and accuracy of current and historical data. • Understand and appreciate other’s tasks and duties by acquiring an overview of their specified area; document steps to share with other groups, resulting in quicker approvals. • Worked with vendor relationship managers and developers to acquire technical specs of data feeds and identify and document the importance that is unique to the project and to the overall approval of the client. Created a hybrid project model between waterfall and agile (scrum mastering) to accommodate business and development teams for migration project success.
  • 4. Identified all specific applications and their associated tools that are related and inter-related to the project, and discussed with Subject Matter Experts to fully understand the correlation. Upon understanding the flow, documented the aspects related to the requirements and the technical response of current and future state work flows; making note of any potential solutions and the inter-relationship between applications. • Ability to communicate effectively with various groups; DBs (Database), SA (Security Administrators), Web-based Admin (Citrix), System Operations team (Domain specified applications), Administrative Systems team (FTP, SFTP [Secured File Transfer Protocol]), Developers, Programmers, Engineers, Management, Quality Assurance testers, Reconcilers, Application Support, Business Reporting. • Involved in the JAD Project Design and Business Requirement Documentation and created the Functional System Design involving the merge and acquisition of Aqua, (reconciliation-based product from Wells Fargo Bank), and intelliMATCH (the end-product of reconciliation of cash and securities trading for Wachovia Bank). • Complete SDLC staging – Identified and documented various stages and phases of specific planning, design, UAT and production changes (additions/deletions) to the current intelliMATCH environment using Best Business Practices related to the ‘clean-up’ process prior to the newly created intelliMATCH instance for the merger of companies, accounts, balance pools, matching pass criterias, import formats, user groups, security profiles, user access and privileges, and scheduled assigned jobs for ten Lines-of- Business to include Insurance, and International. • Created a pre-production matrix document that profiles all identifiers used for intelliMATCH reconciliation. Mapped raw data; flow charts, technical designs, multiple application field identifiers. • Exposure to Bloomberg, Desktop, Citrix, Web-based and SQL server applications: .Net, Symantec i3, intelliTRACS, IRIS-Web, nBalance, RIE Data warehouse (Legacy Wachovia file repository), SSIS (SQL Server Integration Services), and Swift. Verrazano-Solutions / Barclays Capital, Jersey City, New Jersey June 2009-July 2009 Technical Operations Advisor/Business Analyst (Contract) • Developed reconciliation statements using intelliMATCH 8.1 from raw scripted data. • Communicated with the Business Analyst group to determine details for requested customized reports. JB Technologies / Credit Agricole (formerly Calyon Americas), New York, New York February 2009-June 2009 Project Manager/Business Analyst/Developer (Contract) • Created reconciliation reports with rules to match/combine/delete/provide exceptions to discrepancies. • Interpreted report specifications; created an import format and lookup tables, uploaded data, created matching criteria and produced a crystal report from a template. • Created a technical documented developmental matrix that lists: company, accounts, balance pool identifiers, field names, field locations, field sizes, delimiter format, import formats, class identifiers, multiple matching pass criteria based upon full or partial matched or unmatched items, export report links, and table formats • Built links, tables, matching field identifiers, establish rules • Documented the functionality and operational attributes of data, to include Calypso and Bloomberg, into final reports • Fine-tuned end-user specification requests into live control documents • Created desktop level instructions, summary-level of processes, and development creation of functional attributes of a successful reconciliation statement per requested requirements • Planned, analyzed, designed, UAT tested, documented, implemented, trained, and maintained reconciliation processes Archive Systems, Incorporated, Fairfield, New Jersey March 2008-August 2008 Controller (Contract) • Direct budget and cost controls, financial analysis, accounting practices and reports, timely billing & accurate closings. • Analyzed and interpreted financial data and recommended changes to improve systems and financial performance from all departments’ input.
  • 5. Supervised up to six exempt and non-exempt accounting and contract staff. Reported to CFO and President/COO. BNP Paribas Fortis (formerly Fortis Financial Corporation) Jersey City, New Jersey May 2006 – March 2008 Assistant Vice President – Finance and Control, Business Analysis Operations - Cash and Capital Account Reconciliation Reporting Officer (January 2007) Performance Management - Cost Controller, Budget and Forecasting Officer (Initial position) • Reconciled and reported daily movements of Loan and Letter of Credit Department customer transactions of various automatic and manual, domestic and international capital market accounts to include London Clearing House (LCH) using intelliMATCH 7.3. (Upgrade from intelliMATCH 7.1 along with migration of Midas4 to Midas Plus Accounting System) • Knowledge of transactional services to include Securities and Fund Services, Fund Accounting and Custody Services. • Developed functional Cognos Power Play reporting tool version 8.3 for financial and accounting and back- office support groups to include Fixed Income and Equity based upon functional and non-functional business requirements. • Cognos Enterprise Planning developer experience building custom reports using the Access Manager, Analyst, Contributor Application Console, and the web-based Contributor. • Documented desktop-level procedures of daily reconciliation processes. • Created an FTE matrix; identified employee/consultant cost, based on profit centers’ location, individual cost level, reported actual versus forecasted values using PowerPoint presentations, offered management data analysis and profitability solutions. • Steered the 2007 budget revenue and cost process for all divisions of Fortis Americas; reported final budget to Home Office in Brussels. Niteo Partners, Incorporated, Edison, New Jersey April 2005 – April 2006 Senior Cognos Enterprise Planning Consultant/SOX Compliance Auditor/Business Analyst Clients to include: Novartis, Niteo Partners (Internal), and NEC Solutions America. • Performed and controlled various client business processes and applications of planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring, performance, reporting and analysis with solutions of Cognos Enterprise Planning integration. • Cognos Enterprise Planning developer experience building custom reports using the Access Manager, Analyst, Contributor Application Console, and the web-based Contributor. • Analyzed and assisted in the design and development of a client’s Sample Optimization Model, and Medicaid Forecasting model for Enterprise Planning conversion; direct involvement with web-based Cognos development. • Documented Functionality Requirements, Design Specifications, Standard Operating Procedures, Systems Life-Cycle Development, Test Scripts, and Training Guides using illustration and functional explanation. Computer Task Group – CTG, Seattle, Washington October 2004 – April 2005 Senior Information Systems – Consultant/Business Analyst Clients to include: GCI of Anchorage, Natural Resource Group of Minneapolis, MRO Software of Boston. • Documented & tested controls of complex formulated Excel spreadsheets from field engineers & scientists. • Analyzed the GL Data Cube, (report generation software product), and created general controls narrative for its purpose and usage for ‘Onion’ reporting from Oracle and JD Edwards data. • SOX Compliance: Created general accounting control documents, redesigned KPMG process flowcharts. Griffith Enterprises June 1987 – Oct 2004 Financial Controller/CPE Certified Senior Auditor/Business Analyst
  • 6. Education CPE - Continuing Professional Education, 32-credit hours (Accounting) Jersey City, New Jersey 2006-2008 PowerPoint Training: Navigation, Interactive Slide Creation 2007 Cognos Certification: Analyst, Contributor, ReportNet 2006 Cognos Enterprise Planning Series 7 Version 3 Training – Analyst & Contributor 2005 Cognos ReportNet 1.1 – Authoring and Modeling FastTrack 2005 IT Audit Web-Seminar/Training - Research & Development of HIPPA & SOX Compliance 2005 CPE - Continuing Professional Education, 16-credit hours (Auditing) Denver, Colorado 1999 Everest (Blair) College - Associates Degree, Accounting, Colorado Springs, Colorado 1986 Everest (Blair) College - Associates Degree, Travel & Tourism; Management & Marketing, Colorado 1986