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Christine Burns

Christine Burns

Northeast Region Assurance Quality & Operations Manager

EY

Northeast Region Assurance Quality & Operations Manager at EY

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Ernst & Young

Northeast Region Assurance Quality & Operations Manager

Responsible for the improvement of operational and quality processes for the audit practice
Project/communication manager for successful roll out of desktop upgrades for 1100+ personnel
Reports to regional managing partner; acts as line of defense and proxy for day to day operations
Work with managing partner to analyze partner workloads, quality impacts, and redistribute workloads based on findings
Create presentations and own reporting to America and Global functions
Liaison with talent management, recruiting, finance, and quality functions for management of audit practice

Career medium 05
Career

American Diabetes Association

Junior member of the New York Chapter of the American Diabetes Association

Attends all community leadership board meetings with executive members and contributes to the mission and strategy of the NY outreach effort.

Ernst & Young

Assistant Director - Business Development

Career medium 01

Ernst & Young

Supervising Associate Director - Business Development

Responsible for all internal operation activities for two top 5 life sciences accounts
Develop and project manage cross-functional programs to reach support business in reaching financial and strategic objectives
Co-develop business case for annual resource ask from senior leadership
Compile and present sales/reporting metrics to area leadership
Liaison with all back office functions to provide best practice account management
Coordinate client facing opportunities across multiple business unites to ensure effective communication
Identify gaps and provide recommendations for current sales and marketing
Drive all operational requirements among partners and senior managers to meet firm-wide reporting demands
Manage three staff in collection of spend, investment and project data required by procurement function of a $40M account
Contribute ideas and intellectual capital to thought leadership and target distribution lists
Co-develop global revenue plan, 3 year sales goals and area sales activity for accounts in the life sciences industry
Work with legal to create effective rate cards, master service agreements and RFP's
Manage and participate in large offsite multi-day global coordination meetings facilitating idea sharing and team building
Project manage internal and external communication plans including client assessment
Research and collaborate with other large account teams to spearhead best practice methods in world class account management
Liaison with service line partners advance sales opportunities as well as create action items for delivery team
Create and present deliverable decks for senior management consumption both internally and client facing

Career

Ernst & young LLP - Advisory & Assurance Services

Associate & Senior Associate

Developed operational solutions for technology enablement, business process design, financial statement close and human capital
Led organizational redesign through FTE cost analysis and process streamlining resulting in business case scenarios to CFO
Experienced in finance and operations improvement, identification of risk, and execution of revamped processes and controls
Project managed multiple work streams, tracked milestones, reported status of key activities, and derived action plans
Interviewed client for pain points, synthesized findings and reported technology requirements based on findings
Created and managed UAT testing for multiple technology implementations
Developed/delivered training programs to global users for new technology areas of consolidation, planning and forecasting
Led and supervised engagement teams, monitored budgets and managed the execution of multiple projects
Collaborated with senior management and client to develop operational solutions around internal controls and risk management
Performed detailed audit testing and document the execution of audit procedures in accordance with accounting and E&Y standards
Evaluated and document the effectiveness of accounting systems, operations, and the related internal controls to provide reliable financial data and report recommendations for improvement to senior management
Planed, led and performed internal/external audit and SOX 404 procedures in accordance with the professional standards and audit plan

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 01

New York Life Insurance Company

Intern

New York Life Insurance International – Intern (May 2004 – Sept. 2006)
• Prepare financial statements for foreign subsidiaries
• Perform fluctuation analysis including budget to actual and GAAP to STAT reporting
• Maintain, bill and record intercompany balances for foreign and domestic subsidiaries
• Prepare and upload financial data and management entries into SAP general ledger
• Research and upload of foreign exchange rates into SAP general ledger on a monthly basis

Career

Fordham University - Graduate School of Business Administration

EMBA, Management

Fordham University

Bachelor of Science, Accounting