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Corporate Experience

Strategic Finance Leader with a Passion for Emerging Technologies

Over my 11-year tenure at Accenture, I've honed my skills as a strategic finance leader, driven by a passion for emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning, and business transformation. As an expert in driving business growth and transformation, my ultimate goal is to become a Chief Innovation Officer. My Accenture experience spans various roles, from Analyst to Senior Manager, each of which has contributed to the development of my expertise in financial management, pricing, strategy, and technological innovation.

Building Financial Expertise as an Analyst

As an Analyst, I advised contract executives and Accenture leadership on financial reviews, quality assessments, and process improvement solutions. This role laid the foundation for my understanding of the intricacies of financial management and the importance of streamlined processes in driving efficiency.

Post-Merger Integration Consultant

In my role as a Consultant, I focused on post-merger integration and played a pivotal role in streamlining the Financial Integration Playbook. This experience not only sharpened my analytical skills but also taught me the importance of risk mitigation in the post-merger process.

Manager in Portfolio Pricing

As I progressed to become a Manager in Portfolio Pricing, I applied design thinking principles to develop value-based commercial strategies that significantly improved pricing. This role allowed me to expand my strategic thinking and strengthen my understanding of the competitive landscape in the industry.

Senior Manager: Deputy Finance Director for North America Strategy & Consulting

Transitioning to a Senior Manager role, I served as the Deputy Finance Director for North America Strategy & Consulting. Here, I took on leadership responsibilities, working closely with finance, sales, HR, and operations to drive strategic projects and initiatives. This experience taught me the importance of cross-functional collaboration in facilitating organizational growth and innovation.

Driving Finance Transformation with Emerging Technologies

In my most recent role as a Senior Manager in Finance Transformation, I focused on implementing emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, and predictive forecasting to improve financial insights and decision-making. This role has helped me stay at the forefront of technological advancements, equipping me with the knowledge and expertise to drive innovation and optimize business processes.

In summary, my Accenture corporate experience has shaped me into a well-rounded professional with a unique blend of strategic, financial, and technological expertise. This journey has equipped me with the skills and insights needed to tackle complex challenges, drive innovation, and lead large-scale transformation initiatives. As I continue to evolve in my career, I am eager to leverage my Accenture experiences to contribute to the success of future endeavors and stay ahead in the ever-changing world of business.

Finance Transformation

Global Finance Special Projects

Mar '23 - Present

Accenture

Responsibilities include:

  • Working to implement emerging technologies, such as AI, machine learning, and predictive forecasting, to improve financial insights and decision-making.

  • Guiding development teams on business requirements, user experience (UX), and user interface (UI) design to ensure the creation of effective and user-friendly tools.

  • Joined a strategic team tasked with implementing transformative finance initiatives across the organization, influencing executive-level decision-making, and managing diverse teams.

  • Applied innovative problem-solving and analytical skills to assess complex business challenges and develop creative solutions.

Deputy Finance Director

North America Strategy & Consulting

Mar '20 - Feb '23

Accenture

Responsibilities include:

  • Led Financial Quarterly Business Review Financial Insights presentations for top Global Leadership.

  • Served as cross-functional lead, collaborating with finance, sales, HR, and operations on strategic projects and initiatives.

  • Utilized Agile and Lean methodologies to optimize project management and drive innovation in the finance function – e.g., Power BI tools deployed geographically and globally, Qlikview reporting enhancements with our Sales function.

  • Led change management initiatives to facilitate the adoption of new processes and tools within the organization.

  • Identified opportunities for growth and strategic initiatives by understanding key business trends and insights.

  • Collaborated with operations and HR to align strategic programs around resourcing supply/demand, chargeability, and talent strategy.

Portfolio Pricing Lead

CMT, North America Strategy

 

Jan '16 - Feb '20

Accenture

Responsibilities include: 

  • Applied design thinking principles to develop a value-based deal commercial strategy that drove a 30%+ year-over-year improvement in pricing.

  • Developed Accenture Strategy pricing and commercial playbook for North America through competitive intelligence and collaboration with leadership teams.

  • Drove a 30%+ year-over-year improvement in pricing through innovative value-based deal commercial strategies.

Post Merger Integration

Cross-Functional Finance Lead

 

Dec '14 - Dec '15

Accenture Federal

Responsibilities include: 

  • Streamlined the Financial Integration Playbook, improving efficiency and reducing risks in the post-merger process.

  • Established a reporting framework to highlight and mitigate risks, enabling an on-schedule financial integration.

Client Financial Management

Client / Account / Portfolio Lead

 

Jun '12 - Nov '14

Accenture Federal

Responsibilities include: 

  • Advised contract executives and Accenture Leadership through monthly financial reviews, quality assessments, and process improvement solutions.

  • Developed and streamlined multiple financial tools, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in financial management.

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