Thomas Michael Benitez
Senior Financial Analyst
Technology Project Management & Accounting
University of Houston
Thank you for visiting my digital resume. I am a technical finance/accounting professional with 4+ years of financial & data analysis experience. My passion lies in finding effective ways to analyze financial data for business insight. I also possess a strong research ability which allows me to complete finance projects that improve company goals.
Senior Financial Analyst
General Motors Financial | Fort Worth, TX
NYSE: GM | Sector: Consumer Discretionary
12/2021 - Current
Securitization and Conduit Reporting
Asset and Liability Management
Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
Treasury Analyst, Corporate Finance
KBR, Inc. | Houston, TX
NYSE: KBR | Sector: Technology
01/2021 - 10/2021
Promoted to the ‘Corporate Finance Analyst’ role within 3 months of employment.
Report directly to the VP/Treasurer; update the executive dashboards which include: capital structure, max fire power leverage and deployable cash forecast, M&A activity, corporate credit rating, debt structure, and other financial activities/analysis.
Generate the weekly operating cash flow forecast and submit a detailed variance analysis. Improve and retest the forecast by spotting trends and comparing to FP&A.
Perform financial statement analysis on potential project partners - assessing credit worthiness and analyzing any future FX currency swaps.
Report the daily cash to executive management which summarizes both, current day transactions and provide a MTD liquidity position.
Review changes to the credit agreements and complete debt covenants for bank compliance. Calculate compliance EBITDA for current quarter and a pro forma forecast.
Assist the treasurer in reviewing cash disclosures for the drafted 10-K/10-Q by confirming treasury activities and any impact to liquidity.
Assist trade finance by creating analytical summaries, accruals, and fee reconciliation on the surety bonds and the portfolio of L/C's.
Execute month-end activities: prepare back-office settlements, exposure reporting, and trades for balance sheet hedges. Monitor changes and provide company-wide FX and LIBOR rates. Prepare reporting for the IR swaps and debt facilities.
Redesigned the daily cash process and improved the timeliness by 4-6 hours.
Created workflows using SharePoint and Nintex.
Created a rolling 13-week liquidity forecast model and variance analysis.
American National Insurance (Acquired by Brookfield Asset Management) | League City, TX
NASDAQ: ANAT | Sector: Financials
11/2019 - 01/2021
Produce weekly liquidity forecast w/ variance analysis for Finance Committee and Board of Directors, work with outside groups to improve overall forecast.
Daily cash positioning and reporting for 19 of the major companies and subsidiaries.
Forecast and update draws/paydowns for line of credits and notes payable, perform month end reconciliation, and work with outside groups for SEC reporting.
Create a weekly "large forecasted" items report and provide it to the cash team for their daily positioning on major disbursements.
Research liquidity planner, update BPC cash forecast and variance reports, and create rules to assign new incoming items through SAP.
Complete monthly metrics reporting to measure and monitor treasury activities.
Assist Cash Manager and act as a back-up on processing daily cash transactions such as: initiate and approve ACH/wires request, approve debit filters, initiate and approve positive pay exceptions.
Member of the liquidity projects team; assist in completing major treasury projects such as:
RFP Project: compare current fees w/ new bids, present proposals to management.
Cash Forecast Analysis Project: partner with Business Planning Department to discover correlations between forecast verse budget projections - Use statistical techniques.
Build/improve BPC cash forecast and variance reports with SAP group.
Completed multiple small to medium size projects that automated processes, provided insight, and improved internal controls.
Bike Barn (Acquired by Trek Bicycle) | Houston, TX
Private Entity | Sector: Consumer Discretionary
11/2018 - 11/2019
Execute Month-end closing for three entities - Present Income Statement and Balance Sheet results with analysis to management.
Park and post journal entries and make corrections to prior day Point-of-Sale system transactions.
Reconcile bank, inventory, and other Balance sheet accounts - Update monthly Master files for analysis.
Audit GL accounts to locate discrepancies - Provide findings to management.
Create weekly analytical summaries of store sales, employee warranties, and sales margins for different departments.
Reconcile payroll liabilities, update employee commissions, and prepare monthly payroll accruals.
Manage A/R and A/P accounts – Maintain vendor relations.
Reconcile Sales Tax payable - Calculate and file monthly Sales Tax with Texas Comptroller.
Preform bi-annual inventory reconciliations and correct or update inventory asset accounts.
Reconcile year end property tax accounts and submit payment to tax assessor.
Ad-hoc financial projects for annual event - BP MS-150.
University of Houston
Master of Science in Technology Project Management
Certificate in Accountancy Program (CAP)
Houston, TX | Class of 2023
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Denton, TX | Class of 2017
R. L. Paschal High School
High School Diploma
Fort Worth, TX | Class of 2011
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND LICENSURE
Operating cash flow and liquidity forecasting
ABS and securitization reporting
Credit risk analysis
Financial statement analysis
Debt covenants and compliance reporting
Balance sheet hedging
Treasury metrics and other KPI reporting
Month, quarter, and yearly closing
General ledger and journal entries
Time series analysis
Single and multiple regression analysis
Create statistical models using T-tables and confidence intervals
Other Statistics Knowledge: Probability, Distribution, Hypothesis testing
Advance Microsoft Excel: Index & Match, macros - edit using VBA, 'Solver' & 'Data Analysis' TookPak, automated dashboards
Microsoft Offices: PowerPoint, Access, Projects, SharePoint, Nintex workflows
Programming languages: SQL - Microsoft SQL server, Oracle TOAD SQL
Further skills under development: Python and R
Data visualization: Power BI
Languages: English, Spanish
Software knowledge: Workiva Wdesk and Wdata, SAP and BPC reports, Hyperion HFM, Quickbooks
Investment platforms: Bloomberg, Pam for Investments, CAMRA
Certified Public Accountant (in progress)
Project Management Professional (in progress)
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