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Michelle Owens

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

Education

2015

Bachelor's of Science Information Resource Studies, cum laude

Emporia State University

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

Work Experience

2013Present

Senior Business Analyst

UBC (formerly an Express Scripts company)

Transferred from UBC finance department to Operations in 2013.  This lateral transfer led to a promotion to Senior Analyst 18 months later, due to exceptional performance and stretch goals achieved while working in the newly created Data Analyst position.  

Received a second in-line promotion to Senior Business Analyst in 2018, due to stretch tasks expanding into permanent responsibilities.  Currently working as a Management-level Analyst with one direct report. 

20112013

Accounting Supervisor

Medco Health - Express Scripts

20022011

Financial Analyst

Medco Health

Recruited as a temporary worker in the Accounting Department in January 2002.  Offered a full time Financial Specialist position in June 2002.  

Promoted to Financial Analyst in 2005.  

19992001

Department Manager

Burlington  

Promoted to Auditor after one year of employment in Madison, WI.  Moved to Wichita, KS in 1999 and, based on the strength of the reference provided by the Madison Store Manager, was hired in Wichita as a Department Manager.   Reorganized departmental processes to adhere to corporate standard,  eliminating 30-60 day backlog of new shipments and clearly defining departmental procedures.   Managed team of 4-5 employees in a high-performing, low-turnover atmosphere.   Received highest marks for superior department performance per corporate rating system:  consistently received departmental scores of " straight A's" in a store with an overall rating of C.