Managing a team to attain and maintain financial goals

Terry

S U M M A R Y
Manager with progressive experience in budgeting, financial forecasting, and quantitative methods. Background in program evaluation, performance analysis and implementing process for change and growth in organizations. Creative problem-solver and communicator, with effective interpersonal skills, excellent leadership skills, and capacity to work independently and in a team environment. Knowledgeable of public, private and nonprofit sectors.

E X P E R I E N C E

STATE OF GEORGIA, Atlanta, GA 2010 – Present
Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE/CFO, 2/2018 – Present
Create, manage and administer the agency’s annual operating budget of $89 million. Responsible for management of all budget and financial operations. Oversee all phases of the agency’s budget cycle. Participate in budget presentations meetings with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, agency senior officials and department officials.
Key contributions
• Manage a team to attain and maintain financial goals
• Implemented internal audit procedures which identified $150,000 in annual cost savings which increased and revenue opportunities
• Consolidated Department of Finance responsibilities and streamed line the accounting system saving $53,000 annually.
• Implemented formal budgeting, forecasting and reporting systems to measure and communicate performance results internally.

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council
BUDGET DIRECTOR, 10/2014 – February 2018
Create, manage and administer the agency’s annual operating budget of $77 million. Responsible for management of all budget and financial operations. Oversee all phases of the agency’s budget cycle. Participate in budget presentations meetings with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, agency senior officials and department officials.
Key contributions
• Improved agency relationships with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and Legislative Budget Offices by establishing strong professional relationships resulting in an increase of over $4,000,000.
• Create annual operating budget with the Commissioner to align budget with the agency’s current and future goals.
• Examine and interpret monthly variances and trends between budgets, actual and prior results in developing projections and forecasts.
• Provide analysis, direction advice and assistance regarding agency budget operations.
• Reconcile accounts payable, accounts receivable and purchase orders on a monthly basis.
• Review, analyze, and monitor proposed legislation.

Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
POLICY ANALYST II, 6/2011 – 10/2014
Manage, develop, and approve multi-million dollar state agencies annual operating budgets. Prepare and examine state agencies’ budget requests, proposed expenditures and existing resources for presentation to the governor, policy staff and leadership for approval.

Key contributions
• Provides budget and programmatic oversight for large executive agency budgets such as the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council ($77 million) and Georgia Bureau of Investigation ($80 million) resulting in deficit reductions of over $4 million.
• Evaluate and approve annual operating budget requests in the context of the anticipated level of available state revenue for the upcoming fiscal year.
• Produce sound recommendations by utilizing accounting and budgeting knowledge to perform financial analysis by compiling and assessing data.
• Examine and interpret monthly variances and trends between budgets, actual and prior results in developing projections and forecasts.
• Analyze data; develop alternatives and recommendations for agency personnel, motor vehicles, allotments, and policy requests.
• Skilled presenter for executive briefings with the ability to give top line information of state agencies.
• Conduct periodic review of budgetary compliance, detailed program reviews and evaluations of policy impact.
• Review, analyze, and monitor proposed legislation.
• Prepare and present analysis of the zero based budget process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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