Director Financial Planning Analysis in NYC NJ Resume Dennis Bien
Dennis Bien is a financial and accounting management professional with a proven record of achievement with industry-leading domestic and global firms including Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Schering Plough, OnX Enterprise Solutions, and Johnson & Johnson.
Dennis Bien Edison, NJ 08817 ■ (H): 732-572-7936 ■ (C): (848) 219-1899 ■ email@example.com Senior Finance Manager Financial and accounting management professional with a proven record of achievement with industry-leading domestic and global firms including Oracle/Sun Microsystems, Schering Plough, OnX Enterprise Solutions, and Johnson & Johnson. History of strengthening financial foundations, improving reporting and analytical capabilities, lowering costs, increasing operational efficiency, and enhancing profitability. Instrumental in creating, streamlining, and consolidating innovative processes and systems to ensure revenue, cost, and profit objectives are achieved. Areas of Expertise ■ Financial & Accounting Management ■ Strategic Planning & Execution ■ Budgeting, Forecasting & Cost Control ■ Financial / Operational Analysis ■ Process Improvement & Efficiency Enhancement ■ Risk Management & Mitigation ■ Project Management & System Implementations ■ Financial Reporting & Due Diligence Professional Experience OnX ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (formerly Agilysys, Inc.), Edison, NJ Senior Divisional Finance Manager ■ August 2009 – Present Partner with senior executive team to formulate strategic initiatives, business plans, and financial management policies to facilitate the profitable growth of the company’s $500 million Technology Solutions Group Division. Work collaboratively with CFO and Area Vice Presidents to lead budgeting and forecasting functions. Devise solutions to increase operational efficiency and ensure the attainment of revenue and profit objectives. Strengthened the division’s financial foundation by improving internal processes, enhancing reporting mechanisms, and streamlining cumbersome systems; analyzed existing financial and operational procedures to identify inefficiencies and implement corrective action; achievements included: Provided senior leadership with greater financial visibility by leading the creation of an executive dashboard; enhanced the company’s strategic planning and financial analysis capabilities; improved Board of Directors presentations by injecting insightful financial analysis. Developed and implemented a business analytics reporting package to assess trends and identify the most productive profit centers; worked closely with senior executive team to provide critical analytical data to aid in business development plans; increased overall account spend by 7% by capitalizing on growth opportunities. Crafted innovative incentive programs for the sales force to drive revenue and increase penetration of lower- producing accounts; analyzed account volume to identify areas of improvement; significantly grew revenue by converting dormant and minimal accounts into top-tier clients. Improved forecasting accuracy by 9% and improved cash flow by developing meaningful financial reports that broke down revenue by product and service line; upgraded impact of financial reports. Developed and executed strategies and controls to assess, contain, and lower operating costs; analyzed expenditures to identify waste and cost-reduction opportunities; reduced total controllable expenses 6% year- over-year within communications, outside consulting, and T&E. Spearheaded integration of Agilysys’ financial systems/processes into OnX’s corporate infrastructure following OnX’s acquisition of the Technology Solutions Group; worked collaboratively with Head of IT to engineer a large-scale migration; results included: Instrumental in completing the integration within two months of acquisition with no business interruption and complete transparency for customer base; achieved operational objectives, maintained data integrity, and met all customer obligations during and following the transition. Provided detailed information to technical team regarding the mapping of business units, cost centers, general ledger, reporting guidelines, and overall financial requirements. Dennis Bien Page 2 Professional Experience (Continued) ORACLE / SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., Somerset, NJ Assistant Controller, 2006-2009 ■ Senior Area Business Manager, 2000-2006 Managed and performed financial analysis and general accounting functions for the $285 million Client Services Division. Performed executive reviews of partner alliances, operating results, forecasts, strategic plans, and profit results to identify gaps and improvement opportunities. Created/revised deal proposals to maximize margins. Provided comprehensive financial support and strategic guidance to internal business development teams; worked collaboratively with Vice President of Sales and Regional Directors in the Client Services Division to review proposals and provide recommendations. Analyzed project specifications and SLAs to ensure compliance with profit objectives; adjusted proposals and contracts to minimize risk. Achieved a substantial increase in profit margins while reducing financial penalties due to non-compliance with SLAs through in-depth proposal review and guidance to sales force. Designed and implemented a state-of-the-art Oracle project accounting system, which generated a 5% increase in year-over-year revenue; replaced an antiquated system and provided company with the ability to analyze revenue and profits by project; enhanced forecasting capabilities, which helped increase market share. Centralized purchasing functions and leveraged company’s buying power to achieve dramatic expense reductions; instituted internal controls to lower costs of supplies, T&E, and other key expenditures. EISAI, INC., Teaneck, NJ Assistant Director of Finance ■ 1997-2000 Directed financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis functions for a $300 million Japanese pharmaceutical subsidiary. Protected profit margin through managerial reviews of financial activity and contractual obligations with outside clinical research organizations and manufacturing/distribution alliances. Led the development of annual operating plan, quarterly forecasts, budgets, and five-year strategic plan; developed and implemented accounting and financial polices, controls, and procedures; strengthened internal financial foundation through process improvement; achievements included: Increased operational efficiency and improved financial analysis capabilities by automating the budgeting process and capitalizing on PeopleSoft system functionality. Enhanced profitability by performing in-depth P&L analysis; efforts resulted in substantial cost reduction and revenue enhancement as well as stricter compliance with contract specifications. Prior Experience SCHERING-PLOUGH CORPORATION, Kenilworth, NJ Senior Financial Operations Analyst, 1991-1997 ■ Senior Financial Project Analyst, 1985-1991 Financial Analyst, 1981-1985 ■ Senior Consolidation Accountant, 1979-1981 JOHNSON & JOHNSON, New Brunswick, NJ Sales Forecast Analyst, 1977-1979 Education BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ACCOUNTING, 1979 – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Computer Skills MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Oracle, Great Plains, BRIO, SAP, Hyperion, Essbase, PeopleSoft G/L, CRM