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Financial Analyst

Samaritan's Purse
June 2019 - Present
  • – Develop, implement, and coordinate all financial reports, statistics, and analysis for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), both domestically and internationally
  • – Assist OCC VP and Directors in semi-annual budget and financial statement preparation, and regular expense review
  • – Monitor and reconcile gift-in-kind and purchased inventory, and complete annual gift-in-kind valuation project
  • – Develop and maintain future projections and plans for 5+ years
– Maintain ledger and account coding structure
– Recommend cost-efficient and cost-saving opportunities
– Train staff on finance and budget procedures
– Attend and support domestic and international conferences as needed


Lowe's Companies, Inc.
July 2018 - June 2019
Fortune 40 Company – Mooresville/Wilkesboro, NC
  • – Designed, built, and implemented new reporting system (ETL, cleaning, interactive dashboards, daily and periodic reporting) summarizing ~$200M of transactions daily
  • – Offered new insights into fees and processing errors, and facilitated significant fee reduction through daily reporting tools
  • – Worked with data from Oracle PeopleSoft General Ledger software to summarize and analyze credit/debit interchange, assessment, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. fees, and ran periodic account balances and variances
– Investigated debit interchange variances, creating cost-saving potential by altering network transaction volumes
– Traced authorization downgrades to root cause through multiple systems and 2,000+ stores
  • – Evaluated Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and AmEx fees and volume (international and domestic tiers)
  • – Extracted and analyzed data using MicroStrategy reporting tools (DART)
  • – Worked with Loss Prevention team to provide data-driven insights into fraudulent transactions
  • – Conducted SOX testing to assist internal audit and inventory teams
  • – Maintained industry-leading PCI DSS and security standards

Graduate Research Assistant

Appalachian State University
2017 - 2018
  • – Assisted with literary review of hundreds of social media, social computing, and social networking articles
  • – Created review of rankings of business ethics academic journals
– Researched hybrid/executive business graduate programs as part of an exploratory study
  • – Assisted with analysis of department budget, program goals, and student fees
  • – Graduate Programs differential tuition research

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Appalachian State University
2016 - 2017
  • – Assisted with research, evaluations, proctoring, and grading for graduate- and undergraduate-level courses

Serials Processing

Belk Library at Appalachian State University
2014 - 2018
  • – Managed, created, and updated thousands of item records with Sierra ILS database
  • – Conducted annual audits of periodical subscription invoices and receipts
  • – Worked on various special projects for serials and receiving 
  • – Saved the Library $4,000+ annually in subscription fees by eliminating unread publications


Johnson Price Sprinkle PA
January - April 2016
  • – Analyzed clients’ financials for §1250 and §179 depreciation savings opportunities
  • – Responsible for completing various accounting projects
  • – Oversaw records digitization project for Boone office
Appalachian State University Housing
Summer 2014
  • – Managed 10,000+ residence hall keys

Sports Official

Appalachian State University Recreation
  • – Officiated intramural sports games and championships
  • – Shift supervisor for soccer referees


William B. Shuford Recreation Center
2010 - 2013
  • – Sports official, office manager, score/timekeeper, groundskeeper, landscaper, and more
  • – Officiated and was a score/timekeeper for baseball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball program
  • – PA announcer for baseball games