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LAURA HAWKINS Email: lh15d738a@westpost.

net DFW Metro Area Cell (469) 744-7024 Results oriented management professional in a geographically distributed matrixe d organization with diverse experience in all areas of financial responsibility, project management, strategic planning and implementation of policy. Excellent people management and cross functional team building skills with proven track re cord in producing project deliverables, on schedule, within budget, with success and stakeholder satisfaction. Areas of Expertise * * * * * * * * * * Project Management Application release management Requirements analysis Project management coordination and administration Global resource management inclusive of forecasting Strategic solutions and process improvement Database coordinator for project life cycle, budgets and time charging Accomplished financial and administration analyst with 30 years experience Revenue recognition accounting Treasury cash management.

Professional Experience Verizon - Dallas, Texas January 2005 - March 2011 Project Management -Application Release Management - Financial Analyst for Veriz on IT Network Services Program Management Office (PMO) Summary: Implemented new financial and project management policies and processe s for IT PMO to enhance revenue growth, increase profit and cost efficiency. Ac cepted new roles and responsibilities as needed to ensure accurate financial acc ounting and seamless transition and release of projects. In 2010, I oversaw 214 programs consisting of over $113,000,000 in combined budgets. Project management and project controls for network services programs through li fe cycle. Create and maintain project financial budgets, and provide analysis for reconcil iation. Application release management for development groups inclusive of being single point of contact for budgets, time charging, and tracking project deliverables. Troubleshoot daily financial and application release issues for resolution. Project lead for annual Business Case Budgets for IT Network PMO. Obtain estimat es from development and support teams to create new business projects for upcomi ng year. Provide resource management, forecasting and tracking of time management. Act as liaison with finance capital group and other budget coordinators to obtai n financial transfers for project deliverables. Provide analyses of current project budgets and reconciliation efforts for proje ct financial success. Communicate daily with upper management, project managers, consultants and clien ts.

Edify Corporation - Dallas, Texas 1998 - 2005 Financial Project and Account Analyst for International firm that developed cust omer integration solutions to manage web, voice, and wireless and e-mail communi cations. Summary - Member of the team which built the Dallas Edify Regional office from t he ground up, providing PMO and financial support to professional services as we ll as office management. This was inclusive of working with program management consultants, upper management, financial services, contract administration, sale s and customer support Managed, coordinated and documented financial implementation of Edify Profession al Services projects on project accounting system with over 100+ programs and co mbined revenue of over $80,000,000 yearly. Ensured revenue recognition and customer invoice billings on monthly and quarter ly close. Prepared comprehensive weekly status reports including revenue forecast to manag ement team, outlining billable hours, scope changes and any impact to the projec t budget and schedule. Researched problems of diverse scope and provided solutions for daily issues. Provided support for customer relations with regard to project administration an d invoicing for work performed. Successfully implemented project accounting and time tracking systems for Profes sional Services including Oracle and Access Databases. Prepared financial analyses and general ledger reviews for month-end accruals on professional services and training revenue, purchase orders, subcontractor serv ices, and billable expenses. Paragon Residential Services - Dallas, Texas 1985 - 1997 Nationwide commercial and residential real estate firm Summary - Served accomplishments s to get Paragon accounts payable as corporate cash manager for six regional offices. I had vast in automating their cash systems inclusive of working with bank online for daily cash transactions, wire transfers, controlled disbursements and investments optimizing their overall ROI.

Managed 80+ corporate cash accounts and project budgets totaling more than $100, 000,000. Analyzed options for maximizing investment returns and facilitated short- and lo ng-term investments. Made daily cash deposits and recorded cash receipts, rental deposits and insuffi cient funds for over 125 owned properties. Provided daily/weekly cash investment reports for corporate partners. Communicated daily with all regional Vice Presidents and senior management. Created and generated journal entries related to daily, monthly and year end clo sings. Analyzed activity reports and reconciled bank statements to general ledger. Provided single point of contact for cash management of corporate cash accounts and regional cash investments. Education University of Texas at Dallas Richland College Other Education and Affiliations Project Management Certification 2003

Current PMP enrollment PMI (Project Management Institute)