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I am a professional business analyst with the unique proposition of having worked extensively in both technical and financial positions. Having an advanced working knowledge of database systems and structure, as well as ten years working 'on the tools' with SQL server allows me to understand and translate technical requirements simply and effectively translate technical limitations back to the business as required. With five years experience as a retail planner (plus a degree qualification in finance) - I am also able to relate to practical business requirements, and provide detailed financial analysis on projects.
$45 USD/hr
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Retail Projects Manager (Secondment)

Jan 2013 - May 2015 (2 years)

Role dealt with two specific retail projects - 1. Establish a centralised retail warehouse to minimise shrinkage and optimise range performance 2. Launch a new "UQ Shop" business initiative - an physical and virtual university merchandise store The warehouse and shop were rolled out on time, and on budget

Business Analyst

Jul 2008 - Jan 2018 (9 years)

Member of the senior management team reporting to the CEO Key Projects Re-design of legacy POS system including re-building surrounding reporting systems (UQS continued use for further five years) Re-design of e-Commerce environment with a focus on database driven design Replacement of legacy POS system Design and build custom SQL reporting database integrating payroll, financial, SharePoint and POS data Design, build, and roll-out of financial + non-financial reporting and forecasting systems

Retail Planner

Jun 2006 - Jul 2008 (2 years)

Powerhouse M&F were an Australian wide fashion retailer, specialising in young adult apparel and accessories. Reporting directly to the business owner, my role included overseeing the four person buying team, to ensure optimum range performance from each season. This included the creation of buy, range, and mark-down plans; management of the point-of-sale to ensure data integrity and reportability; in-depth analysis and forecasting, and purchase approvals.

Accounts Manager

Feb 2005 - Jun 2006 (1 year)

With a booming tourist industry driving a strong cafe culture, The Wholesaler (Aust) is the Sunshine Coast's largest provider of wholesale fruit and vegetable. Reporting directly to the business owners my role included standard accounting functions and transitioning the business from push button tills onto PC based POS software. This included analysis of available software, hardware procurement, design of business data structures, provision of training, and integration with accounting package.

Retail Planning Assistant

Jul 2003 - Feb 2005 (1 year)

Initially employed in a purely administrative role, I was promoted to oversee the organisation's software change project and transition the business' network structure. This included re-design of existing reporting models, as well as traditional software replacement work (requirements gathering and analysis, market analysis, software selection). We were able to successfully transition to the leading fashion retail software in Australia without business interruption nor data loss.


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