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Amy Lawson

Amy Lawson

Capital Program Analyst

State of Illinois

STL, MO

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State of Illinois

Capital Program Analyst

• Act as liaison on capital projects for assigned user-agencies, project managers, budget managers, and all other staff to ensure successful communication, precise project tracking, and fiscal/budget accuracy.
• Uses advanced Microsoft Excel formulas to perform data analysis on special or assigned projects from the Executive Director.
• Compiles and prepares progress reports designed to provide feedback pertaining to capital projects for management evaluation, future planning, and realignment of goals and objectives.
• Evaluates funding of capital projects, as governed by: priorities, legislative action, unanticipated problems, or management modifications.
• Monitors scheduling of deadline controls over short-range projects.
• Write, develop, and publish procedures for training manuals in order to allow for correct organizational processes as well as train new hires for an analyst role.
• Maintains extensive communication with agency operating staff, managers, user-agencies, and legislative liaisons to facilitate the attainment of project goals.

Career medium 03
Career

State of Illinois

Operations Analyst

• Contributed in the review and analysis of budget-related reports pertaining to progress or problems encountered.
• Streamlined the capital fund, expenditure, contract, releases, and appropriation reconciliation process for an efficiency increase of 74% or 26 labor hours.
• Coordinated with a large variety of software or applications such as Cognos, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel to create, access, and analyze reports.
• Initiated or designed new/revised data collection techniques and forms.
• Collaborated with managers and decision-makers to identify and solve a variety of operational problems and to clarify management objectives.
• Assisted in the coordination and implementation of proposals for system revisions dictated by changes in state and federal regulations.
• Collaborated with others in the organization to ensure successful implementation of chosen problem solutions.
• Attended and participated in staff meetings, conferences, workshops, institutes, and other activities.
• Facilitated the annual update in multi-department Policy and Procedure Manuals to maintain audit-specific requirements as well as to update documentation for job tasks in compliance with legislation.

Career medium 01
Career

State of Illinois

Public Administrative Intern

• Participated in an on-the-job training program designed to give cross-section familiarity and intimate knowledge of program and the operating objectives of state government.
• Used agency software such as Microsoft Access to design and develop a functional database to report progress and performance of various departments.
• Prepared reports, memos, letters, financial statements and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, database, or presentation software.
• Consulted with supervisory personnel on agency problems and made recommendations for needed improvements.
• Assisted administrative and management personnel in the analysis of existing operations in order to make recommendations leading to reduce operating costs, improved effectiveness, and greater general efficiency.
• Pursued to successful completion assigned projects of increasing difficulty for the purpose of gaining experience and developing working skills, along with the appropriate methods and procedures of application.

Career medium 01
Career

Partnership for a Connected Illinois (Non-Profit Organization)

Administrative Associate

• Acted as a project leader and liaison to faculty, contractors, vendors, and the general public in a federally funded pilot program.
• Prepared, examined, reconciled, and compiled financial and accounting records, statements, and tables.
• Conducted research, compiled data, and prepared reports for consideration and presentation by executives and boards of directors.
• Prepared, maintained, and updated employment records relating to events such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions.
• Assisted with human resources documents, such as organizational charts, employee handbooks or directories, or performance evaluation forms.

Career medium 04
Career

Limited Brands

Sales Lead - Supervisor

• Reviewed operational records and reports to project sales goals and determine profitability.
• Directly supervised, coached, and coordinated twenty or more sales associates in a high-volume retail store to generate sales and deliver paramount customer experience.
• Consulted with department heads to plan advertising services and to secure information on upcoming products or promotions.
• Prioritized and delegated tasks to sale associations in order to meet and exceed customers’ needs and expectations.
• Maintained working knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.
• Prepared for and conducted sales associate employee training.

Career medium 04
Career

University of Illinois

Masters, Business Administration

Education medium 02
Education

University of Illinois

Bachelor , Business Administration

Education medium 04
Education

University of Illinois

Bachelor , Management

Education medium 04
Education