Business Analyst Resume Sample

PEYTON A. GARRETT 5127 “Q” Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15122 H: 412.555.1595 pagarret@myisp.net
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
Detail-oriented Senior Financial Analyst with background leveraging CPA credentials and hands-on
experience in quantitative / statistical analysis, budgeting, accounting, and forecasting.
Provide robust modeling and reporting to facilitate executive-level decision making.
Strong analytical skills; support business operations through analysis of key performance indicators and
trends.
Consensus-driven communicator; liaise across various business units and promote organizational success.
Rapidly adapt to new technologies and possess expertise with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and
broad range of statistical software.
History of excellence in: Financial Modeling GAAP / IFRS Compliance Risk / Quantitative Analysis
Reporting Processes Joint Ventures and Partnerships Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) Financial
Statement Preparation Multi-industry / Sector Expertise Due Diligence / Mergers Trend Forecasting
Statistical Software Tools Executive Presentations
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SILAS INDUSTRIES CORPORATION, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 6/2005Present
Senior Financial Analyst
Review financial statements and analyze sales revenues, costs, expenses, and tax rates for all business units
of leading process automation company.
Develop detailed spreadsheets to identify trends and develop forecasts. Consolidate and analyze monthly
results and budgets.
Create and deliver presentations, providing recommendations on short- and long-range ROI. Spearheaded
due diligence for $5.2-billion joint venture, identifying key risk factors and forecasting investment
viability.
Established new forecasting tracking and management reporting system to improve availability and
accuracy of financial data, triggering 15% increase in accuracy.
MORGAN & DOAKES, INC, Oakmont, Pennsylvania 8/20006/2005
Financial Analyst
Conducted quantitative analysis of financial data to forecast revenue, identify future trends, and assess risk
associated with capital expenditures, acquisitions, and joint-venture projects for large real estate investment
firm.
Compiled and reviewed complex data to assess multimillion-dollar accounts and business units.
Developed comprehensive reports, abstracts, and charts to present data and guide investment strategies.
Performed ad-hoc analysis and reporting.
Integral in ensuring due diligence involving $12-million acquisition.
Improved operational efficiency of finance systems by 9% through implementation of streamlined data-
management procedures.
Contributed to 12% growth trend by developing strategic recommendations for management regarding
long-range planning.
FISCHER & SONS, LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 7/19996/2000
Finance Intern
Assisted with financial analysis, forecasting, and risk assessment for a boutique investment firm.
Supported and collaborated with Senior Financial Analyst in executing buy-sell process.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Master of Science in Accounting 2005 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Economics & Finance 2000 POINT PARK UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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