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Resume for Debra Marciano

Debra Marciano

Nashua, New Hampshire 03064| (978) 273-3556

www.linkedin.com/in/debra-marciano-07472918/  [email protected]  

 

Financial Reporting| Auditing & Compliance | Government Finance | Leadership & Development

Dedicated and experienced leader with expertise in all facets of financial analysis and project management with proven history of delivering accurate financial reporting and forecasting products.

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Knowledge and extensive experience with Corporate Financial Reporting, GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley requirements, multi-unit consolidation, and government financial reporting and auditing.

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Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, increasing productivity through detailed cost analysis, and implementing innovative and effective solutions.

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Front-runner and manager of government finance requirements including proposal development, indirect rate analysis, rate structures, and disclosure statement preparation. A seasoned government reporting specialist including DCAA/DCMA reporting, FAR, DFAR and JTR obligations.

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Extensive experience working with Defense Contracting Audit Agency in the development and support of billing rate audits and various Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) audits resulting in many 100% audit success rates.

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Recognized as subject matter expert in MS Office Suite, Advanced Excel, Access, Cognos, CRM and SQL queries, Costpoint, Deltek, People Soft, Oracle, Budget and Planning, TM1 and Hyperion Forecasting tools.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

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Large Data Manipulation

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Team Leadership & Development

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Strategic Planning & Analysis

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Financial Project Management

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Long Range Planning & Forecasting

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Critical Issue Resolution

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Process & Procedure Adherence

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Process Improvement

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Process Center Management

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Integrity Based Client Relations

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Deadline Driven

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Decision Making

Professional Experience

McNulty & Associates Inc., Littleton, Massachusetts, 2017 – Present

Senior Financial Analyst

Senior analyst responsible for enhancing corporate footprint by delivering expert knowledge of WRAP rate development and modeling for purchase by client companies. Prepare competitive rate analysis based on public data gathered by executing extensive research and managing and organizing large sets of data. Sole contributor providing mentorship and guidance to junior analysts and expertise in government cost pools and rates.

· Utilized extensive professional finance background designed to enrich existing product and provided expert knowledge and advice on various product options.

 

Schafer Corporation, A Belcan Company Billerica, Massachusetts, 2010 – 2017

Director of Financial Planning and Analysis / Compliance Manager

Key contributor for the monthly reporting of expense, headcount, and key performance indicators (Gross Margin contribution, EBITDA) to ensure management team has actionable information to drive business change. Sector finance manager responsible for preparing financial annual operating plans and monthly forecasts that aligned with corporate strategic plans. Produced accurate monthly, quarterly and annual operating plans and forecasts and prepared complex year over year analysis, trend analysis, and multi-year forecasts. Managed ad-hoc financial analysis including government financial modeling and rate structures. Supervised financial analyst’s and monitored accounting team to ensure alignment of CRM new business opportunities with long-range forecasts. Collaborated with key executives to build a solid understanding of business priorities, identify strategic initiatives, and deliver effective, timely, and centralized reporting solutions across multiple business groups.

 

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Built financial models and increased the level of sophistication of automated models and standardize processes resulting in a decrease in processing time by 50%.

  • Played a key role in delivering real time operational forecasts, gross margin analysis, management review plans and variance analysis aligned with corporate’s rigorous reporting deadlines
  • Delivered ad-hoc analysis for cross matrix organizations to provide profitable decision-making guidance

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Developed and implemented enhanced reporting tools with business intelligence and IT groups to prepare sufficient and real time reporting involving multi-functional teams significantly increasing delivery time and enabling highly effective decision-making processes.

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Considered a subject matter expert in back end Cost Point System through the ERP system creating a more efficient forecasting model and enabling real time accurate data delivery.

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Executed a multi-year audit with zero questioned costs resulting in a 100% billable rate for all expenses incurred YTD.

Dynamics Research Corporation, Andover, Massachusetts, 2000 – 2010

Senior Financial Analyst, Federal Systems Group, 2006 – 2010

Responsible for division overall P&L including budgeting, forecasting, and analysis with a $70M revenue target. Established department direct and indirect budgets to produce forecasts for multiple complex government contract types including cost type, fixed price, and T&M. Managed an accelerated forecast schedule while executing month end department cost and revenue reporting. Built and managed queries to enhance project cost and revenue analysis. Supervised staff accountants and monitored program control and billing.

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Organized and led monthly meetings in a newly created matrix organization designed to build relationships between finance and operations thus creating a more accurate financial forecasts.

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Delivered finance staff training on new queries designed to reduce the close process by 2 work days

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Built solid professional relationships between DRC management and health insurance carriers improving accuracy of the fringe benefit budgets and forecasts by more than 20%

 

Additional Finance project management experience and interest in financial services, Government, Construction, and R&D Industries

Education, Certifications & associations

Bachelor of Science

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut

 

Certifications

MIS Audit in IT Auditing and Controls

New Horizons Advanced Excel and Leadership

ONLC Training Center – Excel Power User

Finance Graduate Certificate Program (Current)

Member National Contract Management Association (NCMA)