Tony Spaulding

Tony Spaulding

Summary

I am an experienced, flexible and energetic IT professional with a proven record for implementing projects from the beginning phases of gathering requirements and design to the final phases of end-user training classes and deployment.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2009 - Present

ERP Analyst

Disabled American Veterans
  • Design, program, test and implement applications in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Create detailed project plans, work assignments, target dates and other aspeects of assigned projects.
  • Work as part of a team with users and customer staff to determine project requirements, goals, implementation and schedules.
  • Coordinate the activities of the IT department to support the infrastructure needs of applications.
  • Develop user documentation for business applications.
  • Assist with business application training for all users including computer system usage and process improvements.
Jan 2011 - Present

Configuration Management Lead

Disabled American Veterans
  • Configure, maintain and support all integrations of DAV systems.
  • Manage all SharePoint development and configuration for DAV SharePoint portal and Project Server 2010 installations.
  • Manage and maintain all DAV development and UAT envrionments for DAV systems.
  • Develop Business Intelligence dashboards for upper management to provide better understanding of IT performance.

Additional Responsibilities :

  • DAV Build Manager for all software systems developed and maintained by DAV.
  • Maintain all software builds and deployments of DAV systems to the appropriate area of QA, UAT or Production.

Projects completed while performing in this role :

  • Source control implementation project replacing Visual Source Safe with Team Foundation Server 2010. Performed as Project Manager as well as main technical implementation resource.
  • Managed the upgrade of SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010.
  • Led project team in determination of outsourcing support of DAV ERP systems.
Jul 2005 - Mar 2009

Senior BI Solutions Consultant

PCMS Datafit Inc

Over 4 years of extensive consulting experience in accounting, reporting and datawarehousing systems that included the following responsibilities:

  • Senior Business Intelligence consultant involved in all aspects of client projects including but not limited to, requirements gathering, database design, report design and dashboard development. Developed and instructed end-user training classes for Microsoft Business Intelligence products.
  • Assisted multiple mid-size customers in ERP systems in replacing existing reporting systems with Microsoft Business Intelligence.  Performed as lead analyst  during installation, user requirements, report design, database requirements, end-user training, and all business sponsor/user interaction.
  • Senior Cognos Financial Reporting consultant on numerous projects involving service and manufacturing clients.
  • Lead consultant in Cognos Finance implementations.
  • Functioned as a technical installation specialist for mid-size customers in various industries such as hospitality and service.
  • Developed and facilitated user training classes for decision support systems (Microsoft and Cognos tools); trained executive management to lower levels of organizations
2003 - 2005

Systems Analyst

Cloud Technology Consulting

2 years experience while with Cloud Technology that included the following responsibilites :

  • Reviewed client system environments and provided recommendations for installing Microsoft Solomon with FRx and Blackbaud’s Financial Edge.
  • Implemented Microsoft Solomon with FRx in different client industries such as service, manufacturing, and project driven companies.
  • Project lead for all system upgrades of Microsoft Solomon and FRx.
  • Prepare and present software demonstrations to Solomon and FRx prospects.
  • Internal systems support consisting of managing Active Directory users, Terminal Server management and Exchange maintenance.
  • Responsible for setting up new users and computers for internal CPA partnership.
2000 - 2003

Accounting Manager - Dept of Toxicology

http://eh.uc.edu/

3 years experience assisting in preparation of grant proposals and auditing of current grants held by the Toxicology division of the Environmental Health department at the University of Cincinnati. 

Responsibilties included:

  • Managing day to day accounting activities of the Toxicology division.
  • Reconciling all Grant contracts for the division.
  • Organizing individual weekly meetings with up to 20 faculty members to review expenditures and plan the current and future budgets of each grant and contract.
  • Preparing budgets for grant and contract proposals for all faculty members.
  • Auditing each grant and contract of the Toxicology division to ensure compliance with state and federal agency guidelines and requirements.

Education

Education
Aug 1997 - May 1999

Bachelor's of Science

University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga

Skills

Skills

Epicor Financial Suite

Main technical resource for all modules of Epicor Financials, FRx Reporting and Epicor Eprocurement installation at Disabled American Veterans.   Performed as the Project Manager for the transition of support of Epicor from internal employees to an outsourcing model supported by Epicor.   Currently performing as the overall product owner serving on the ERP steering committee that assists various departments in the technical needs of the system. I document and support the customization of the ERP system in an effort to transition all system knowledge to Epicor outsourcing.

Cognos Finance

Lead implementation consultant using Cognos Finance software.  Cognos Finance offers powerful consoIidation features that allow small and large companies alike the ability to distribute consolidated financial statements on a monthly basis.    My background and experience as an Accountant and Technical consultant gives me the distinct advantage of being able to bridge the communication gap between the technical team and the finance teams that are part of any consolidation project.   I have utilized all aspects and features of this software in several engagements across several industries.    The quote below is a direct reference to my work with the Cognos Finance Consolidation package from the controller of a major transportation company in the Cleveland area.   "I just wanted to thank all of you for your time and expertise these past couple of days. I know the time IT spent with your team was very valuable to them and will help them in their future reporting.  Tony – thanks for all your help with the Cognos Finance and all my questions. You are always a big help to me and I really appreciate all the time you gave me while you were here as well as the time you take every time I email you. Thanks again."  

Microsoft Performance Point Business Intelligence

I have experience implementing and designing Business Intelligence systems from mid market to enterprise sized clients using the Microsoft Business Intelligence tools such as Integration Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, Performance Point and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).      In addition, I have extensive experience performing as a Business Analyst during each engagement.  The BA role required the ability to analyze and extract information from the business to determine the best way to achieve the overall goal of improving the performance of the business.  Approaches included the successful development of data warehousing solutions, reporting environments and dashboarding information.    During each engagement it was imperative to determine which business processes were to be changed, what KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) best represented how the client's business was performing and the critical reporting information leveraged daily.  Upon completion of each project it was crucial to bring the scope of that information to the desk of the decision makers in each organization so that key decisions could be made at the speed of thought.   Comments on Tony's work with corporate staff of a major Distribution Company in the Cincinnati area:    "I just wanted to share with you some of the feedback from our Corporate Staff yesterday. They are very pleased and excited about the progress we have made. They are also excited about the flexibility the system provides us in how we choose to report and anxiously await the point where we can begin to use system for daily reporting."    

Microsoft SQL Server Suite

The Microsoft SQL server suite of products has many components.  I have experience with each component.    I have used Integration Services to run the ETL (Extract Transform LOAD) process , Analysis Services to build the data cubes that utilize the data warehouse and Reporting Services that report the information that is stored in both the cube and the data warehouse.    I have utilized each part of the suite in serveral engagements across all types of industries.