Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Finance @
Le Moyne College
Accomplished FINANCIAL MANAGER with over 10 years of experience in reimbursement, regulatory reporting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Versatile accountant with broad skills and notable accomplishments in finance, administration and operations. Recognized for financial expertise, cost savings results, managing auditors and regulatory bodies. Driven by challenge and the opportunity for development; thrives in diverse and fast paced
Accomplished FINANCIAL MANAGER with over 10 years of experience in reimbursement, regulatory reporting, cost accounting and financial analysis. Versatile accountant with broad skills and notable accomplishments in finance, administration and operations. Recognized for financial expertise, cost savings results, managing auditors and regulatory bodies. Driven by challenge and the opportunity for development; thrives in diverse and fast paced settings.
Director of Finance @ Key activities: Streamlined operations and improved overall processes by implementing policies and procedures for all accounting functions for the Kelberman Center Inc ($5.5MM) and CNY HHN Inc. ($1.4MM). Developed key operating metrics for presentation to key executives. Implemented and improved the current comprehensive strategic planning process for the affiliate. Successfully lowered closing time for affiliates from 28 days down to 15 through improved closing procedures.
Comprehensive analysis that has resulted in over $75,000 in savings year to date.
Created and educated staff on the use of advanced analytical tools to compare utilization against budget and actual.
Expanded the analysis and statistical information contained within the monthly financial statements from a packet of basic profit and loss and balance sheet to a reporting mechanism that outlines every aspect of the business to identify key strengths and weaknesses.
Through the incorporation of education and reporting, turned one of the weakest performing affiliates into the top performing entity for the agency.
Promoted to serve as the key staff person to provide strategic reporting for the entire UCP agency. From November 2014 to Present (1 year) Principal/Founder @ Key activities: Founded, owned, and operated successful websites from inception through completion. Manage staff of 4 in areas of design and development. Defined objectives, developed traffic metrics, and analyzed key financial reports to maximize revenue from various revenue sources.
Financial content contributor to 3 leading personal finance and finance industry websites.
“Top Personal Finance Blog of 2012” as rated by readers.
Manage outsourced staff in areas of design, development, and various tasks involved in the production of a profitable website including hiring and performance evaluations.
Actively manage a portfolio of 15 niche websites that generate active and passive income streams. From January 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Treasurer @ -Implement an accounting system and deliver timely financial statements to the Board.
-Review and revise policies and procedures regarding cash management. From 2014 to 2015 (1 year) Sr Accountant / Fiscal Manager @ Key activities: Oversee the operations of the finance and revenue cycle process which is inclusive of budgets, revenue and expenses. Review and analyze monthly financial statements to ensure accuracy. Oversee budgets for continuing grants and various funding sources such as OPWDD, OMH and DOH including preparation of cost reports. Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations.
Redesigned the month-end closing process to ensure accuracy and efficiency while trimming approximately one week off the process.
Identified weaknesses in internal controls in the bank reconciliation process and coordinated the development of new best practices surrounding the reconciliation process.
Participated in corporate fiscal policy development as a member of the finance management team..
Full Time Equivalent reports created to review against budget for tracking and monitoring salary expense.
Educated program directors on the budget process and the application of profit and loss program level statements to ensure sustainability of the organization. From January 2014 to October 2014 (10 months) Utica, New YorkReimbursement Accountant/Benchmark Analyst/Cost Accounting @ • Monitor, interpret, and analyze the financial performance of the hospital and operating units. Communicate and educate staff on matters of state and federal reimbursement regulations and policies. Prepare annual Medicaid/Medicare Hospital Cost Report and the corresponding audit. General Ledger analysis and variance explanation.
• Coordinate the input, processing, and reporting of benchmarking data. My focus has been to help managers understand their data and highlight the importance of networking with peers to find solutions for optimal fiscal performance of their departments. I provide training for managers in the use of the ActionOI product and reporting functions.
• Facilitate the decision making process by providing accurate data analysis to senior management.
• Assist department managers and senior management with the preparation of the annual budget using benchmarking and various financial forecasts including cost accounting. From October 2008 to February 2014 (5 years 5 months) Membership Chairman @ Developed and implemented new membership/volunteer software application
Pillars of Preservation to support Rutger Park Restoration Project
Outlined a plan to increase membership revenue by 150% over the next year and accomplished this goal in less than 5 months of the following fiscal year. From 2010 to 2013 (3 years) Worker’s Compensation Analyst @ • Evaluated and executed file strategies including investigation, valuation, disposition and settlement of assigned claims.
• Applied technical and jurisdictional expertise in order to properly assess the indemnity and expense exposure to assigned claims.
• Analyzed financial data to accurately reserve and present to policyholders. From August 2004 to September 2008 (4 years 2 months)
Masters of Business Administration, International Business/Trade/Commerce @ Le Moyne College From 2006 to 2008 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration; Finance @ Le Moyne College From 2000 to 2004 Christopher Burns, MBA is skilled in: Healthcare, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Information..., Hospitals, Process Improvement, Budgets, Financial Analysis, Microsoft Excel, Financial Reporting, General Ledger, Accounting, Data Analysis, Accounts Receivable, Customer Service, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks, Analysis, Strategic Planning, Insurance, Management, Auditing, Training, Team Building, Nonprofits, Leadership, Policy, Employee Benefits, Finance, Internal Controls, Social Media, Administration, Time Management, Financial Modeling, Strategic Financial...
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