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Michelle Owens

Strategic analyst experienced in both finance and project operations. Expert in cross-departmental communication.  Detail-oriented enthusiastic learner with an innate desire to understand systems and to develop innovative solutions. 

Skills, Expertise and Proficiencies

• Budget development  
• Budget reconciliation/drafting budget amendments

• Development of dashboard and scorecard reporting
• Forecasting/trend analysis
Vendor management
• Project management
• Cost mapping
• Project Accounting
• Impact analysis & risk management
• Auditing source data
• Compliance management 
• Monitoring adherence to best practices
• Process and form automation
• Superior written and verbal communication
• Highly skilled in identifying data sharing opportunities & dependencies
• Self-motivated, upbeat, and devoted to accuracy
• Extensive customer service experience; internal and external at all levels
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel – Vlookup, Advanced Pivot tables, form design

Work Experience

2002Present

Senior Business Analyst

UBC - An Express Scripts Company  

Recruited as a temporary worker in January 2002.  Offered a full time Financial Specialist position in June 2002.   Promoted to Financial Analyst in 2005.   Promoted to Accounting Supervisor in 2011.   Lateral transfer to Data Analyst in 2013.   Promotion to Senior Data Analyst 18 months later, due to exceptional performance and stretch goals achieved while working in the newly created Data Analyst position.  

19922001

Department Manager

Burlington  

Promoted to Auditor after one year of employment in Madison, WI.  Moved to Wichita, KS in 1999 and became the Department Manager for the store's newest department.  Superior department performance, per Corporate rating system:  consistently received departmental scores of " straight A's" in a store with an overall rating of C.

Education

20122015

Bachelor's of Science Information Resource Studies

Emporia State University

Degree program focused on communication, business technology, information reporting, information analysis, and project planning.  Capstone project focused on the design and creation of a full-scale time in motion machination built to track administrative and RN  labor training costs involved in providing quality home health services to clinical trial subjects in need of in-home healthcare.