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Business Management & Finance Professional

NY

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Accomplished Business & Finance Management Professional with successful track record of managing business and finance initiatives in various industries seeks position.  
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS 
Demonstrated expertise in setting up organizations and providing solutions that boost productivity, profitability and operational efficiency. Several years of experience in business improvement processes, creating business tools and organized reporting, which have maximized business efficiency.  
Strong leadership and planning skills. Adaptable approach to diverse styles of organizations.  
Excellent in identifying and recommending cost-savings structures across organizations through optimal utilization of human and financial resources, administration and financial management skills.  
Several years of experience in actively lending project management expertise to all phases of projects.  
Several years of experience in financial management and business consulting, which have helped clients streamline financial policies and business procedures, implement effective internal controls and improve business practices. Developed and wrote business policies for organizations. Also a published novelist. 
Recognized by New York City for dedication and outstanding work performed on special projects. 
 
COMPETENCIES 
Financial Management  
Project Management  
Compliance Review  
Business Process Improvement  
Research  
Economic Development  
Quality Assurance & Control

Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Business Management and Finance Consultant

Independent
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November 2011 to Present

Independent Consultant - 2011 to 2015 
Project Officer/Business Analyst - Lile’s Place, Lagos  
Designed effective business procedures and tools, which reduced the company start-up time by 6 months.  
Collaborated with client to implement cost-savings structures, which will reduce operational yearly expenses by 10%, improve revenues and maximize business operations efficiency. 
 
Business Analyst - Euromonitor International, Ltd., Chicago 
Successfully conducted market research for client, which led to findings that were used as tools to develop strategies for market expansion.  
Successfully created cost-comparison analyses for clients and the related findings incorporated into best solutions for company’s business projects. 
 
Analyst - JPMorgan Chase & Co., Inc., New York  
Key contributor in process-improvement reengineering team that reduced project error from 90% to 2%. 
Successfully researched data anomalies on equity accounts, and conducted quality control and assurance reviews on pre-existing data fixes and integrity, accuracy of credit quality, test case suites, and audit reports. Also, successfully identified opportunities and risks, which led to critical findings. 
Trained peers on systems and research techniques. 
Successfully collaborated with project team members to formulate remediation steps needed to correct data anomalies’ issues, and timely implementation of audit points raised by external regulators.

Finance & Operations Administrator

American Watercolor Society, Inc.
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New York, NY
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March 2009 to January 2011

Developed business operating policies, procedures, tools, and organized reporting for organization.  
Expanded organization’s membership internationally by recommending improved actions based on findings from successfully performing survey analyses.  
Also expanded supplemental human resources by effectively overseeing outreach program.

Director of Finance and Administration

Imuetiyan Hospital, Ltd.
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Edo, Nigeria
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October 2007 to February 2009

Developed and implemented financial management systems, policies and procedures, which minimized organization’s financial risks, streamlined and improved operations, and cut operating expenses by 8%. 
Developed business operating policies, procedures, reporting tools, and administrative management model for organization. Directed business and administrative teams.  
Recommended cost-savings structures. Furnished financial analyses, projections, and reports. 
Created and implemented a system of checks and balances that improved transparency.

Business Manager

Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Inc.
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New York, NY
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December 2004 to September 2007

Developed and implemented financial initiatives that improved organizational effectiveness and minimized financial risks by 10%. Created new business process improvement systems and automated reporting tools, which enhanced operations. Effectively managed human resource operations, and consultant services. 
Identified and recommended cost-savings structures across the organization and effectively developed, and implemented internal controls that improved organizational effectiveness. Oversaw preparation of annual audit and external reports.

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager, NYC Economic Development Corporation
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New York, NY
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January 1999 to September 2004

Successfully promoted New York City as a prime location for business expansions, and green field investments through targeted project management plans, which resulted in the creation of over 14,000 jobs and investment of over $350M in the city. Designed automated abbreviated processes for projects, which boosted productivity.  
Successfully conducted analyses on incentives and programs offered by other states, which drove insights for better business strategy and improvement for best practices.

Education

Post-Masters Professional Certificate in International Business in International Business

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College -
New York, NY

2007

Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance

Manhattan College -
Riverdale, NY

1996

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Financial Economics

City College of New York -
New York, NY

1994

Skills

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SuveyMonkey, Peachtree, QuickBooks and Vendorscape.

Awards

Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation

Commissioner’s Certificate of Appreciation, City of New York.

Omicron Delta Epsilon Award

Received Omicron Delta Epsilon Award from the International Honor Society for Economics.

Certifications

Cambridge University Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

Groups

Member, International Honor Society

International Economics Honor Society accredited  
by the Association of College Honor Societies ACHS

Publications

Destiny's Faces

July 18, 2011

Novel

Additional Information

VOLUNTEER WORK  
Business English Teacher - Community Impact - Columbia University, New York.  
English Teacher - Lenox House, New York. 
Financial Literacy Educator - Coalition for Debtor Education, New York.