Financial Program Manager Resume Sample by mplett

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Enjoy this expertly developed sample financial program manager resume with complimentary cover letter strategies included. Unlike most resume samples you will find, this one is a completely editable Word document, which means you can revise this resume as needed to suit your needs while keeping the stylish format in tact.

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									                                                   Jesse Kendall
                            123 Elm Street | Jersey City, NJ 07303 | 201.555.5555 | jkendall@notmail.com


                                  Financial Program Management Professional
Enthusiastic, analytical, and efficiency-driven financial program management professional with extensive experience in origination and
execution of business and financial activities, staff development, and creation of a collaborative work environment with notable success
in business quality improvement and fostering a culture of excellence and respect.


                                       Financial Program Leadership Success
                      FINANCIAL P ROGRAM MANAGER | ABC ENTERPRISES, Jersey City, NJ ─ 20xx to 20xx
Planned and executed European Monetary Union conversion activities as a key member of the Program Management Team. Provided
comprehensive support of the project in Paris, Frankfurt, NY, and Singapore. Provided local IT project managers with reporting
instruments, command, and control tools. Involved in frequent visits on sites to assess readiness and handle market testing, gap
analysis, and control test scripts at locations. Generated reports based on test results and presented to the head of operations and
regulatory bodies. Planned, developed, and defined the sequences of the conversion to third parties. Point person for IT and business
project managers to ensure project plan consistency in alignment with local planning objectives.
   Coordinated requirements, planning, tests and implementation with the financial managers concerned in particular by the
    integration of the conversion into the G/L.
   Utilized MS Project in integration of plans; reported and raised dependencies between projects tasks and instructed project
    managers on scheduling.
   Maximized communications and improved the sharing of tools and knowledge across locations.

                  FINANCIAL P ROGRAM MANAGER | BCD FINANCIAL SERVICES, Jersey City, NJ ─ 20xx to 20xx
Lead a staff of six in financial operations, settlement, and suspense activities. Direct a team in approval of bank monetary settlements
and manage processes and reconciliations for 140 general accounts. Examined and reviewed processes; streamlined operations in
compliance with regulatory requirements and controls. Collaborated in implementation of new initiatives. Defined business requirements
and system enhancements.

   Developed comprehensive job postings for new positions within the Finance Department.
   Forecasted staff requirements based on evaluation of new projects and key company initiatives.
   Ensured that project execution met/exceeded expectations with collaboration.
   Evaluated and approved reporting on sales volumes, discount, interchange, and external issuer activities.
   Cut two hours of staff time each day through implementation of an automated posting of merchant settlement general ledger postings.
    Designed a payment balancing process to ensure accurate balancing of payments posted.


                                                              Awards
    ACE Awards: Acknowledging and Celebrating Excellence • Gold Award: Process Innovation • Silver Award: Customer Focus,
Teamwork, Talent Development • Bronze Award: Customer Focus, Teamwork, Talent Development • McGraw-Hill/S&P, Founder WINS
                          • McGraw-Hill/S&P, Corporate Mentor • S&P Corporate Achievement Award


                                                            Education
                                            Bachelor of Science in Finance, XYZ University
                                              Oracle 8 Database Administration Training
Creating a Compelling Cover Letter

A powerfully written cover letter is necessary to land most interviews and ensure job search success. When an advertised
position creates a pile of 100+ resumes, it becomes the responsibility of the hiring personnel to shortlist the applications.
Resumes without cover letters are usually the first to go, followed by the ones with poorly written cover letters. Avoid this
fate by following these effective strategies:




Address your cover letter appropriately:

Be sure that you get the name of the hiring manager before sending your resume, and address the letter to that individual.
The proper greeting will be either “Dear Mr. (Smith),” or “Dear Ms. (Smith).” Avoid using Miss or Mrs., and do not address
your letter to “Dear Sirs,” as it is considered inappropriate. If you are unsure of your contact’s gender, address them by
their first and last name, as in “Dear Pat Smith,” to avoid an embarrassing mistake. If you don’t know the name of the
hiring manager, simply use the greeting “Dear Hiring Manager,”– it’s clear, to the point, and gender neutral.




Get to the point in your opening paragraph:

One of the most common interviewing questions employers ask is “Why should I hire you among other candidates?”
Provide an answer to that question right off the bat in your opening paragraph. This is a very important section because it
is the first thing the employer will read. It must be powerful and make an immediate impact. Be sure sell yourself and your
unique abilities. Do not use a generic opening paragraph that can apply to any Tom, Dick or Harry.

Every line should sell you, so use aggressive language here and throughout the rest of your cover letter. For example,
instead of writing “My background is in finance management, making me well-suited for your advertised Corporate
Finance Director position.” you can write “A background in finance management and a proven record of developing
effective strategies that drive revenue, growth and shareholder value make me a strong candidate for your advertised
Corporate Finance Director position.”




Show your interest and sell your accomplishments in the body of the letter:

In this section, you need to show your interest in the job and the company. Research is a key ingredient to a successful
job search. The more you are able to demonstrate your interest and knowledge about a company, the better your chances
are to secure an interview. Get to know the company’s mission and new corporate initiatives, and tell them how you can
help them meet their objectives or resolve their problems. Praise the company for public recognitions or recent
accomplishments. The employer will surely take notice of your active interest.

Use “I” and “my” sparingly. Try not to use these words more than six times in your cover letter. You need to focus on what
you will bring to the company and how you will help them improve their profitability. Too much use of the word “I” will also
make your letter look elementary and poorly written.

For executive-level candidates and professionals with substantial achievements, a bullet point format is often the most
effective and efficient way to highlight accomplishments. If you fall into this category, be sure to keep the bullet point
statements unique and fresh. Do not copy and paste the exact same phrases from the resume as it will make you look
lazy. All sentences and achievements transferred from the resume should be rephrased.
Close your letter with a strong paragraph:

In the closing paragraph, you need to address several issues. At the very least, you need to ask for the interview and
provide contact information. This is also the ideal place to mention your salary requirements (if the employer insists on it),
or your desire to relocate.

To demonstrate your drive and interest, mention that you will call within a week to follow up. This is a great way to ensure
the resume was successfully received, and it creates an opportunity to establish a dialog. However, do not mention this in
your cover letter if you do not intend to follow up.



In summation, an aggressive and dynamic cover letter will help you stand out among the competition. Remember that the
goal is to market yourself – not to compose a dull biography.

								
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