Strategic Operations Executive in the areas of finance and technology infrastructure with 20 years of Global Technical Operations business management. High-energy results focused leader with a record of Expense and Capital cost containment, revenue growth and driving operation excellence. Proven track record at motivating, inspiring large and diverse teams of professionals to operate as cohesive units to
Strategic Operations Executive in the areas of finance and technology infrastructure with 20 years of Global Technical Operations business management. High-energy results focused leader with a record of Expense and Capital cost containment, revenue growth and driving operation excellence. Proven track record at motivating, inspiring large and diverse teams of professionals to operate as cohesive units to achieve the timely completion of strategic and recurring projects and initiatives with demanding deadlines. Extremely accomplished defining and communicating complex business parameters and goals to both front-line leaders and senior executives.
Chief Financial Officer (Bloomberg) @ Global Technical Operations Financial Oversight: Managed four direct resources and various divisional managers globally. Oversaw financial strategic planning and budgeting activities estimated at $450 million for the COO and CIO. Managed monthly close processes, quarterly and annual financial reporting activities including Expense and Capital forecast projections, and Revenue management. Oversaw Telecommunications client connectivity account and receivables for growth potential. Developed, managed customer pricing methodologies and net revenue projections. Provided headcount and consulting resource management including on boarding/off boarding activities, compensation planning, quarterly/annual compensation increases and migration cost benefit analysis.
Financial Project Oversight: Partnered with global management on strategic goals/project management including Hardware and Software design, development and procurement vendor contract reviews/negotiations. Provided cost assessments and requirements for new office infrastructure build-outs and expansions. Liaised with sales managers on new product pricing development and Revenue performance metrics. Provided insight on Mobile technology device selection via cost reviews and vendor feasibility studies that resulted in 35% savings. From April 2010 to June 2015 (5 years 3 months) New York CitySenior Manager Project Controller @ Project Financial Management, Planning Oversight: Managed fifteen local office resources and various project teams nationally. Managed overall financial strategy plan for client engagements by providing various teams with direction, reporting and quality controls for all financial budgets plans, forecasts and logistical project deliverables. Managed and led financial reporting deliverables including Risk assessments for Revenue, Expense, Labor forecast and strategic planning for OCEO client projects and internal practice development engagements. Oversaw client receivables and billing collections in order to reduce internal interest. Oversaw pricing, cost estimation, RFP and SOW preparation for new engagement opportunities. Managed and reported client profitability metrics to reduce overhead labor costs. Provided PMO oversight for key client engagements in order to manage implementation and financial risk exposure. Oversaw local office resources on financial methodologies, technical processes, utilization and human resource requirements.
National Project Controller Learning & Development Oversight/Lead: Structured and organized National Project controller financial development training programs. Mentored, developed and trainers and coaches. Designed and created course work, financial leadership presentations and other training materials. Managed and facilitated intensive programs including, new hire, train the trainer, and various financial processes sessions. Orchestrated training sessions utilizing audio and videoconference technologies. Provided oversight to web based learning technology suites, document portals, Wiki Websites and databases. Orchestrate business requirement developments for various technology tools training development. From 2007 to 2010 (3 years) Greater New York City AreaVice President IT Finance @ Business Management & Strategy Planning: Manage the relationship between Business units and Information Technology areas. Manage all Business areas Technology requests and determine priority based on severity and cost effectiveness. Facilitate and clarify all Business requirements while providing consultation for alternative solutions. Design global strategic infrastructure initiatives for core banking/business applications. Participate in the development of project schedules, monitor project activities and coordinate issue resolution determination. Develop management reports including ROI analysis and Bi-annual budget projections.
Global Project Management: Manage and review all aspect of project initiation in accordance with the standard of a full project life cycle program initiated by the Project management office (PMO) utilizing various tools and concepts (i.e. six sigma) customize for the BTM environment to include Application, Vendor Package and Infrastructure Development methodologies. Perform detailed analysis on business requirements. Design and manage project plans for completeness & accuracy, including actual vs. estimated effort based on resource progress and cost benefits. Prepare business and systems requirements documentation to include feasibility studies, current/proposed processes, functional/technical specifications, business/system interfaces and data flows. Establish and coordinate system enhancements and maintenance requests. Identify and create functional specifications and system design documents. Delegate and provide production control and support analysis and research of production problems, User questions and system usage inquiries. Design and create test cases. Build test scenarios, scripts and expected results. Determine user-training requirements, create user training documentation and administer training as required. From March 2003 to August 2007 (4 years 6 months) Greater New York City AreaBusiness Management Global Market Data – Vice President @ Global Market Data Business Management:. Managed four staff members directly. Designed and oversaw a functional Global Market Data environment based in the North American region on behalf of BTM’s Japan home office. Managed, coordinated and standardized various Global Market Data governance policies and procedures. Oversaw Market Data processes surrounding data procurement, implementation, inventory development, maintenance, and invoice payment procedures. Oversaw Procurement and contract management of all real-time data feeds, trading systems and research/static data sources. Work closely with Japanese business unit managers, to ensure market data technical standards, and data integrity is optimal in performance, resiliency, and cost effectiveness.
Project Management: Managed Project Management initiatives based on standard PLC policies & procedures. Oversaw trading floor FITS Market Data inventory system, support and service installation. Which consists of total inventory cost management, system testing and preparation, information gathering, information integrity and user support functionality. Prepared regional branch offices for future rollout of the new inventory system globally. From February 2002 to March 2003 (1 year 2 months) Greater New York City AreaBusiness Manager - Assistant Vice President @ Global Business Management: Managed four senior managers directly and fifteen supporting staff indirectly. Oversaw various tasks in the management of Infrastructure Technology Services and Financial Planning including IT service delivery, and Annual Project Planning while overseeing trading floor service & support for ING offices globally. Worked closely with local, regional, global I.T. and business unit managers, to ensure policies, procedures, communication and technical standards, and data integrity are optimal in performance, resiliency, and cost effectiveness.
Strategy, Planning & Optimization: Managed and meet the evolving real-time informational needs of the global sales, trading and research team. Oversaw global cost saving initiatives and contract management. Identify outlining areas for savings or avoidance impacts. Maximized the use of Market Data products in order to gain cost effectiveness. Managed, coordinated & standardized Global Market Data policies and procedures surrounding data procurement, implementation, inventory development, maintenance, invoice payment procedures, accrual methodologies and general ledger accounting formats.
Global Budget Forecasting & Cost Savings: Oversaw Global Market Data fiscal budget preparations in excess of $60 million dollars using general GAAP methodologies. Managed fiscal budgets and forecast expenses, cost initiatives, and per capita variables at the product level. Formulated monthly budget timelines and fiscal impact, detailed monthly forecast projections including initiative layering, per capita’s and cost savings/avoidance trends and analysis.
Project Management: Managed the full life cycle of the Market Data inventory system implementations in Europe, Asia (InfoMatch System) and the United States (FITS System). This consisted of total cost management, system testing and preparation, information gathering, information integrity and user support functionality. From April 2000 to September 2001 (1 year 6 months) Greater New York City AreaOperations Business Manager – Project Coordinator/Policy Advisor @ Operations Advisor/Policy & Procedure Originator: Managed three managers directly and eight supporting staff indirectly. Executed business management’s policy and procedure standards. Advised Operations “C” level managers in the areas of general ledger accounting policies, accounts payable procedures, budget and forecasting tools, allocations methodologies, project initiation documentations and various project tracking methodologies for EDP, Market Data and Telecommunications. From August 1999 to April 2000 (9 months) Greater New York City AreaIT Finance Manager Controller @ Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting: Managed of five staff members directly. Managed, originated and coordinated Worldwide Information Technology Market Data fiscal budgets, estimated at $100 million using general GAAP methodologies. Forecasted recurring expenses, cost initiatives, and per capita variables at the product level. Formulated monthly financial reporting packages to include historical versus current expense perspectives, budget timelines and fiscal impact, detailed monthly forecast projections including initiative layering, per capita’s and trend analysis.
Inventory & Allocations: Managed and Re-engineered Market Data digital and standalone inventory. Organized the development and implementation of the Market Data Manager (MDM) inventory system. Formulated and managed inventory based expense allocations and methodologies down to the product level. Enforced strategy plans for effective entitlement disclosure to vendors.
Invoice Processing, Inventory Control and Cost Savings: Managed IT Finance Market Data invoice processing group. Orchestrated and administered a more effective invoice processing lifestyle. Streamlined the general ledger chart of accounts into a more functional and product oriented ledger. Enforced an inventory reconciliation policy to insure accurate invoicing from vendors. Managed over/under expense recovery and suspense variances items. Identified Market Data cost savings and cost liabilities via contract compliance management and inventory to invoice billing reconciliation. From March 1993 to August 1999 (6 years 6 months) Greater New York City Area
BS Social Science & Economics, Macro Econ & World Studies @ New York University DeVonta Williams is skilled in: Finance, Operations Management, CFO & Business Manager, Forecasting, Financial Analysis, Business Strategy, Budgets, Analysis, Business Analysis, Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Financial Reporting, Vendor Management, Strategic Financial..., Internal Controls, Financial Accounting, Variance Analysis, SAP, PMO, General Ledger, Account Reconciliation, Management, Business Planning, Leadership, Business Process, Project Finance, Project Management, Access, Accounting, Business Process..., Auditing, Change Management, Managerial Finance, Project Portfolio..., Risk Management, Financial Planning
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