Summary

Highly effective business partner with progressive career in a large highly matrixed multinational IT organization, coupled with solid experience in SAP. Collaborative and versatile leader, leveraging refined communication talents and “can do” attitude to readily guide teams through major changes in management, processes and systems.

“Mirela is seen by her colleagues as a patient, organized and proactive person, very committed to her work; as a great colleague and a real team leader, which leads by example first and doesn’t step back when confronted with unexpected situations.” —Excerpt from Performance Review at Hewlett-Packard

Work History

Work History
Dec 2009 - Present

Financial Analyst

HEWLETT-PACKARD

Areas of expertise

§Project Management

§Cost Control & Reduction

§Account Reconciliations

§Team Building & Leadership

§Forecasting & Projections

§Cash Flow Improvements

§Invoicing Systems/Processes

§Revenue Recognitions

§Coaching & Mentoring

experience & accomplishments

Promoted to design and implement a volumetric invoicing solution during period of changing processes, software, and capabilities. Examine agreements and define service delivery requirements to meet contractual invoicing, reporting, and technical needs. Guarantee accurate and complete billing by partnering with Delivery, Technical, Legal, and Tax teams.

Impact: Maximize team’s effectiveness, while merging with different units, by adapting rapidly to changing conditions, embracing new processes, and applying new tools immediately.

•Conceived idea and currently executing project to standardize billable items and reporting delivery tools for every project, resulting in

-Up to 6 month acceleration of invoicing solution implementation.

-6-month reduction in Analysts’ work time.

-Improved customer satisfaction due to avoidance of volume disputes.

-100% billing and reporting accuracy.

•Served as team Subject Matter Expert for Invoicing. Compiled technical knowledge from back office to envision the end-to-end process, navigate faster through the system, and reduce errors.

May 2011 - Nov 2011

Team Leader

HEWLETT-PACKARD

experience & accomplishments

Progressed to manage new 5-member team of Project Controllers and serve as sole contact for escalations. Directly accountable for ensuring 2 new customers (FCC Construction and British Petroleum) were setup correctly in HP systems, including delivering Green KPIs. Led 2 teams to navigate new operational mode in SAP, which resulted in changed/improved processes for procurement and leasing. Delivered error-free month-ends on time.

 Impact: Met all objectives for 2 new customers with zero escalations and no business control issues.

§Created and implemented new leasing procedure within projects that prevented penalties due to breach of contract and is currently used by back office team of ~400 members.

§Propelled smooth quick handover of invoicing activity to 90-member team in India by creating a process handbook and maps.

§Played a key role in elevating shared center’s service level 15% by delivering trainings to small groups.

§Identified opportunity and created a cash flow improvement project that generated $70K per month (ongoing).

§Bridged communication gap between Accounts Payable and Procurement teams during migration of specific activities from Financial to Procurement department.

§Shifted customers’ perception of back office team by improving communication, trust, transparency and task monitoring.

§Recognized and rewarded for leadership in EMEA region for speedy implementation of a new process in SAP.

Dec 2009 - Apr 2011

Project Controller

HEWLETT-PACKARD

experience & accomplishments

Hired to manage Alcatel-Lucent project and improve invoicing, procurement, and leasing activities for 10 countries in EMEA. In charge of month-end closing (accrual accounting, revenue recognition, cost accounting) and reporting. Engaged in financial analysis, forecasting, cost control, account reconciliation, and project documentation. Served as single point of escalation for team.

 Impact: Strengthened customer relations by improving reliability, communication, and transparency.

§Heightened efficiency of Finance, Procurement and Delivery by enabling teams to view invoices booked by Accounts Payable in SAP.

§Met all objectives for new customer on-boarding in SAP since the first month of reporting with zero escalations and no issues around business controls.

§Co-lead a web-based, knowledge sharing project which enhanced information flow across Romania and Poland.

§Mentored new colleagues during period of rapid team expansion from 50 to 300 employees in 20 months.

Education

Education
Oct 2003 - Jun 2007

Bachelor’s Degree

ACADEMY OF ECONOMIC STUDIES