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RssSr Contract/Financial Analyst

Dear Sir/Madam, I bring you a positive and energetic work approach and an exemplary blend of talents in the areas of financial analysis, financial management, cost containment, budget planning and administration, forecasting, contract analysis, reporting, cash flow management, financial statement preparation, regulatory compliance, risk assessment, project support, tax compliance, and variance analysis. To complement these qualifications, I offer an unwavering commitment to accuracy, internal controls, and procedural adherence, which is paramount in the field of financial management and accounting. To date in my career, I have held progressively responsible positions based on a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed established goals and manage diverse competing priorities in fast-paced, time sensitive environments. Over the past course of my career, I have received recognition for proven leadership abilities and a demonstrated record of personal success and achievement, which has led to improved levels of financial performance and company positioning for each of my former employers. I also offer solid organizational, revitalization and communication skills, which are essential in implementing systems, processes, and procedures that improve the financial management function. I am known for my ability to develop strong professional relationships with senior management and colleagues, working cooperatively to achieve common goals and objectives. Additionally, in every position held I have consistently reduced costs, improved net profitability, and identified areas for improvement, working closely with senior managers to facilitating short and long-term company growth and business planning at senior level. As a proactive contributor to your organization, you will find me to be a self-motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through dedication, diligence, and exemplary performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your company, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future. Sincerely, Cheryl L. Lenhart


North Versailles, PA

About Me


Accounting & Finance



Education level:

High School/GED

Will Relocate:



North Versailles, PA

Work Experiences

1/2010 - Present



  • Participate in all financial areas of Hyperion, Galaxy, SAP Project Systems & Legacy Information Technology cost centers. Responsible for compiling financial & budget data for strategic plan and annual budgets and will also assist with presentation of cost center summaries for review. Assist Project/Program Managers and Assist Controllers in the preparation of annual budgets for the IT cost centers in SAP/Hyperion systems. Monitor financial aspects of projects by tracking actual to date with budgets and performing analytical analysis. Initiate projects by establishing and routing project charters and capital expenditure requests. Adjusting project budgets through the preparation of scope change requests. Prepare and record the monthly end-of-month budget/forecast details. Prepare monthly financials for the consolidated Corporate cost centers. Ensure that invoices have correct supporting documentation. Assist other departments in answering questions related to invoices as well as process the coding and review of the invoices. Notify Corporate Accounting as to the closure of projects. Assist in financial management training of Program/Project Managers. General Project Financial management support for projects. Review vendor contractual responsibilities & complete financial review of impact if any.

8/2001 - 6/2009



  • BearingPoint Consulting (Formerly KPMG Consulting), Pittsburgh, PA June 2001 – September 2009 Senior Financial Analyst (July 2006 – September 2009) Employ critical thinking skills to identify project risks, conduct project and business analysis, and interpret contracts, providing detailed reports for senior management review and analysis. Managed a broad range of duties including invoicing, backlog reviews, general accounting functions, month-end closing, business analysis on each project, non-routine financial reporting among others. Perform business process in conjunction with engagement teams on each project. Manage scope and seamlessly handle a complex workload with responsibility for business development, project and contract scheduling and monitoring, cost evaluations, budget analysis, financial reporting, and account analysis Report directly to the company Controller and ensure the highest standards of accuracy and compliance in accordance with company policies and procedures and government procurement regulations. Serve as a business advisor to engagement teams throughout project life cycles, providing comprehensive information relating to operational support, cost performance, business and budget compliance, financial risks. Utilize strong analytical talents to monitor project progress and identify cost variances versus established budgets, and provide feedback to project teams to bring projects back on budget and on schedule.



High School/GED Degree

Monessen High School

  • Accounting Business Management