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YARIELA BRANDAO-PROSSER

36 Oliver Street a Watertown, MA 02472


ybd23266@westpost.net a 617-803-8830
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES PROFILE
Budget / Accounting / Financial Planning / Compensation Strategy & Administratio
n /
Team Building & Leadership / Staffing / Immigration
Dedicated bilingual professional with advanced education combined with unique mu
lticultural experience in Budget, Finance and Human Resource Management. Solid
knowledge of financial management to include budget formulation, monitoring, and
execution. Great experience with the US Government, start-ups and Global Compan
ies. Fluent in Spanish with knowledge of Portuguese. Over 9 years of budget expe
rience with the US Government through the Panama Canal Zone and the Panama Canal
Commission.
Financial Management Strengths:
a Budget Formulation and Execution
a Performance Analysis and Justification
a Defended budget at Board Meetings
a Strategic Planning
a Great experience consolidating, merging and downsizing operations
a Compensation Analysis a Leadership strength
a Financial Analysis, monitoring of expenses, & justifying variations
a Financial Acumen and Analysis
a Team Alignment and Development
a Knowledge of ISO 9000
a Last position held: Budget Officer NM-12
EDUCATION
Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) a Emmanuel College a" Bos
ton, MA
Master of Business Administration (MBA) a Nova Southeastern University a" FL, Pa
nama Branch
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Personnel Management and Accounting a St. Maryas Uni
versity a" Panama
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ATTUNE USA a" Burlington, MA May
2007 - Present
SAP AFS IT Global Consulting Company with offices in Germany, Italy, Spain, Hong
Kong, India, Sri Lanka, UK, Australia, North and South America, providing ERP s
olutions and SAP AFS applications and products to all customers in the Apparel a
nd Footwear Industry.

Human Resources Regional Manager


Responsible for Human Resources Management for North and South America. Leverag
ed 12+ years of experience in human resources, compensation, benefits, finance,
staffing, and recruiting to help grow the regionsa revenue from $5m to $15m.
Created compensation packages for all consultants, including employees under spe
cial working visas (H1B, L1B, TN) for US and Brazil.
a Defined and managed process for obtaining US working visas for consultants com
ing from India, Sri Lanka, and South America.
a Analyze turnover rate, conduct surveys, and recommend employee retention strat
egies.
a Recruit permanent and contract consultants directly and through agencies
a Created holiday policy, program management, business expenses policies, vacati
on planning, employee referral policies, etc
a Manage all benefits (health care, dental, life insurance, LTD, 401K Plan, amon
g others)
a Perform site visits throughout the territory to implement career development,
performance monitoring, and employee retention strategies.
a Direct all team building activities in the US.
a Defined and manage Attune Global Induction Program
a Manage payroll through ADP
PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY a" Panama Mar 1997 to Jan 2005
Maritime Company with 9,000 employees and annual revenue of $1.4 billion, previo
usly an Agency of the United States.
Budget Officer/Supervisory Budget Analyst, NM-12 (1997 to 2005)
a Budget Officer, supervisor of 12 Budget Analysts. Responsible for the Formula
tion, Execution, Justification and Monitoring of the largest division of the can
al, the Maritime Operations division. In charge of career progression planning,
and succession planning of the Panama Canal pilots and technical personnel inclu
ding IT engineers, mechanical engineers, and other personnel. Analyze operation
staffing levels to ensure proper funding. Responsible for defending the budget
s at the Board Meetings. Analyze the financial impact of labor contracts and neg
otiations. Prepared and analyzed monthly and quarterly reports to ensure perform
ance was on track.
Significant Contributions:
a Exhibited versatility and commitment during major organizational changes, incl
uding the transition from a U.S. Federal agency to a for-profit company in 2000.
Played integral role in restructuring and change management, reducing the workf
orce from 12,000 to 9,000 employees.
a Created a new strategy which lowered the time-to-hire ratio by 20% and reduced
operational overtime by $900,000 per year.
a Participated in union negotiations, analyzed proposals and advised management
regarding cost effectiveness of the proposals/financial impact.
a Created and administered benefit and compensation packages of the Panama Canal
Pilots.
a Monitored transit operations to ensure that operational crews were properly co
mpensated (compensation was based in transit category, size, type and materials
carried)
a Created and implemented new training initiatives, including a cross-training p
rogram for accounting personnel that increased productivity.
a Recognized for keen analytical skills, and creativity when overseeing financia
l operations of the core business of the department of maritime operations at th
e canal (approximately 5,000 employees).
a Functioned as key contributor during ISO 9000 certification of the Panama Cana
l; ensured that written procedures reflected the efficiency of the operation, an
d later served as internal auditor (2 years).
Budget Analyst / Supervisor, NM-11 (1992 to 1996)
Earned several promotions to plan and execute financial and administrative opera
tions for the fast-paced Engineering Bureau. Compiled and analyzed data, determi
ning appropriate actions to control and minimize costs in the Dredging Division.
Served as trusted liaison and advisor to cross-functional managers.
a Provided a level of skill and focused budget management that led to promotions
to progressively responsible and challenging positions.
a Worked exceptionally well in a demanding and rapidly changing work environment
; contributed to continuous process improvement and a high level of team morale.
a Supervised two budget analyst and one budget assistant
Budget Analyst NM 7-9 (1990 to 1992)
Started as Budget Assistant working for the Engineering and Construction Bureau
of the Panama Canal and got promoted to Budget Analyst for General Services Bure
au and subsequently got transferred to the Marine Bureau as a Budget Analyst Sup
ervisor.
Other Experience with the US Government LN-03- NM-6 (1985 to 1990)
Library Aid, US Army Library; Clerk Typist, General Services Bureau; Secretary S
teno working for the USA MEDDAC Panama Gorgas Army Community Hospital. Acting,
Administrative Officer working for the USA Army.
Other Accomplishments at the Panama Canal Authority a" a Panama Agency:
a Career Progression and Succession Planning. Created an excellent career progr
ession planning system to ensure that the Panama Canal had enough qualified Pana
manian pilots to take over the Canal in the year 2000. The new strategy contemp
lated upper mobility programs, accelerated recruitment of experienced marines wh
o studied abroad, in-house training, among others and a revised compensation pac
kage. The canal exceeded its goals.
a Performance Evaluation Management. Created and implemented an objective perfo
rmance evaluation process that enabled management to better measure performance.
Presented the project to Companyas directors and provided training to six divi
sion managers.
a Employee Retention Strategies. Wrote an executive paper to demonstrate the ben
efits of decentralizing the funds for employee rewards. As a result, each depar
tment was able to create reward strategies directly related to its operations; e
mployees felt motivated. Employees received cash, hats, pens, and other company
souvenirs whenever they made a suggestion to improve efficiency and reduce cost
s.
AFFILIATIONS
Member, SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management)
Member, APEDE (Association of Panamanian Executives)
Founding Member, FUNPANISO (Association for Deaf-Blind Children), Panama
Advisory Committee Perkins School for the Blind.