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Elizabeth G.

Finance / MBA


Finance professional, with five years of work experience in the financial and accounting areas of payroll, tax planning, auditing, and budgeting, mainly in the private sector. Bilingual, with comprehensive knowledge of marketing, strategy, international development, international trade, among other BA skills. Committed team player, who has lived in three different countries embracing a diversity of cultures. Currently, looking for a role to apply her experience in finance and accounting. Eager to go the extra-mile in the pursuit of offering an excellent, ethical, and detail-oriented customer service to the company and its clients.

Key Skills & Competencies

*Financial Acumen *Payroll *Budget Planning *Forecasting *Financial Analysis *Business Administration Skills *Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) *Numerical Thinking *Bilingual (Spanish-English) *Accounting *Data management *File management

*Team-player *Analytical thinking *Detail-oriented *Problem-solver *Extra-mile player *Analytical thinking *Resourceful *Cultural and Social Diversity Awareness *Growth Mindset *Rapport-building

Professional Experience

BDO – Bogotá, Colombia 4 years

Payroll Consultant | 3 years
▪ Budget Planning: Prepared proposals and drove new account pitches, assuring incremental income of US $100k for the payroll division.
▪ Planning, Forecasting: Performed customized payroll tax planning for clients by forecasting monthly payroll wage, tax, and vacation accruals.
▪ Communication and public relations: Provided guidance to international clients regarding new
payroll tax laws, legislation and compliance issues and provided tax and compliance training to
payroll staff.
▪ Team-player, leadership: Managed and trained a team of 5 payroll staff accountants and dotted line to 12 payroll processors for clients with 300+ staff.
▪ Accounting, Microsoft Office: supervised payroll general ledger journals, tax, and vacation accruals. Prepared and processed bi-weekly/monthly payroll for clients with 100+ permanent staff employees.
▪ Power Point Presentations, Excel: pivot tablets, V&H lookup, what-if analysis. English verbal and written proficiency.

Payroll Analyst | 1 year
▪ Data management (Excel – CSV), extra-mile team-player: Performed data validation and solved payroll configuration issues by assisting in the implementation of the new payroll processing system for clients with 500+ staff.
▪ Accounts and file management, detail-oriented: Reduced by 95% manual errors and increased payroll processing efficiency by incorporating business processes into automated process models.
▪ Problem-solver, resourceful, dependable: Involved in production support, design, and configuration of upgrades to the payroll processing system.


▪ Analytical thinking, data management: Performed due diligence and process mapping on the
allocation of government funds to loans for students pursuing higher education abroad.
▪ Financial analysis, Microsoft Office: Supported the analysis of the Colombian Government Accounting Office purchasing plan by performing in-depth financial due diligence.

BDO – Bogotá, Colombia | 1 year

Junior Auditor
▪ Financial analysis: Collaborated with the financial department to assess local governments’ financial management of income from oil & gas and mineral royalties.
▪ Data management, Microsoft Office: Analyzed and updated information on payments made by oil & gas operators to local governments using the Colombian National Planning Department’s information platform.

Community Experience


MBA – specialized in Finance, with merit
University of Glasgow - Glasgow, Scotland

Post Graduate Specialization in Negotiation
Universidad de Los Andes - Bogotá, Colombia

Bachelor’s degree of Finance and International Relations
Universidad Externado de Colombia - Bogotá, Colombia

Other Experience/Awards/Publications

Award-winner of the Consultancy Project 2017-2018
Issued by University of Glasgow

In the week-long consultancy challenge, MBA students worked in groups acting as consultants for local and international client companies. The objective was to respond to a brief and combine insights and theories developed on the MBA programme with real life experience. Students worked together to analyze the client’s data and develop recommendations and plans.

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