1. David B. Locke
1817 Briarcrest Lane ● Arlington, Texas 76012
(817) 460-6867 home / (817) 939-5766 cell ● firstname.lastname@example.org
A finance executive with extensive experience in roles of ever-increasingresponsibility,including
cost management, financial reporting, budgeting,forecasting, staff supervision and interaction with
both financial and non-financial personnel at all levelsof the organization.A team player proven to
work effectively as both a team leader and team member, and a self-starter able to prioritize tasks
and work efficiently without supervision. A proactive professional who anticipatestasks and
potential obstacles in order to ensure accurate and timely financial deliverables.
Wide-ranging experience in cost management and reporting, including budgeting with
emphasis on cost reduction and efficiency, forecasting, modeling and ad hoc analysis.
Vast experience in creating and presenting materials to educate leadershipon financial
basics, results drivers and how they can impact future results.
Experience working with human resources, operation support staff, and technical experts, to
better understand our business, and apply that knowledge to impact our financial results.
Proficiency in the recruiting process and the annual evaluation of staff.
Extensive daily supervisionand career counseling of financial staffin multiple countries.
Skilled in using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint and SAP financial and accounting systems.
Cedar Hill Independent School District 2014-2015
Teacher, 7th Grade Texas History, Bessie Coleman Middle School
Accenture ● Irving, Texas 1992-2014
Finance Manager, Technology Growth Platform, North America Delivery 2011-2014
Managed annual, quarterly and monthly financial and accounting processes for North
American consulting practice (7,000+ people, $1.5 billion budget) working closely with
leadership, human resources and business operations.
Directly involved in the budgeting and entire Excel-based forecast model for headcount and
productivity metrics and the impact on payroll and non-payroll, working closely withhuman
resourcesand operations team.
Pulled standard and created non-standard financial reports from SAP to review monthly
results. Designed and created multiple views for senior leadershipto better understand
Worked with operations teamsand human resources to understand monthly accounting
entries needed for bonus and invoice accruals.We calculated the monthly accrual rates for
the annual hot skills bonuses earned by our consulting professionals.
Consistently identified cost-cutting opportunities.
Direct supervisor and career counselor for three financial professionals in the United States,
Canada and Argentina.
Led financial teamthrough multiple organizational changesand managed steps needed to
prepare financial systems to support those changes.
Managed monthly accounting processes for professionals receiving non-standard
compensation (sales bonuses, hot skills bonuses and performance bonuses).
Prepared financial training materials for senior leadershipto improve their understandingof
the drivers of results.
2. Created non-standard reporting for closer examination of travel-related costs, as well as sales
Frequently sought after by financial professionals in other organizations and geographiesfor
my knowledge of non-contract costs and recent trends.
Finance Manager, Global Systems Integration Practice 2008-2011
Managed annual budgeting and quarterlyforecasting of global practices,working with
human resources and senior leadership.
Supervised preparation of monthly reports and directed cost analysis and research to
improve and better understand financials.
Worked on deep-dive of client margins for top clients in several geographies. This helped our
leadershipunderstand trendsin staff mixes, non-payroll costs, and pricing.
Finance Manager, Global SAP and Oracle Practices 2004-2008
Managed financial staff of five in the United States, France, Argentina and China, working
closely with a diverse team on a daily basis.
Cleaned up balance sheet and capital accounts for both practices,as well as capital
budgeting for 12+ solution centers in multiple countries.
Developed and implemented cost recovery mechanism for global licenses,and pre-paid
training from SAP and Oracle corporations to ensure costs were handled properly according
to GAAP and were booked to the correct geography and organization within Accenture.
Finance Specialist and Analyst, SAP and Oracle Practices 1995-2004
Developed off-line revenue and salestracking for SAP and Oracle practices, as mainframe
financial system could not support them.
Extensive use of mainframe accounting systemfor project management,journal entries, cost
research and balance sheet management and managed staff level personnel in the monthly
preparation of financial reports.
Finance Specialist/Analyst Telecom Group for Mainframe Outsourcing Org. 1992-1995
Detailed audit of general ledger (balance sheet and expenses) for telecom practice that
enabled me to design and propose monthly financials and reduce unnecessary and
Worked closely with IBM mainframe environment techniciansto developinternal cost billing
methodologies to allocate costs to the client contracts.
Designed and built a Microsoft Access based reporting system to replace antiquated
mainframe systemthat required a large team to maintain.
University of Texas ● Austin, Texas
Bachelors of Business Administration, Finance
High Honors ● GPA: 3.67