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<p>KENT MORGAN LYSELLPROFESSIONAL PROFILEMr. Lysell is a Financial Analyst with fourteen (14) years of experience in the Finance Consulting/Information Technology Industry and eleven (11) years of experience with IFMIS systems in the Canadian Government within seven departments; and seven years of experience in developing custom financial packages, accountability and methodologies. He has an in-depth knowledge of many aspects of accounting/financial reporting and business management functions, along with strong implementation skills in IT/FIS solutions and improving the process of capturing data using Excel and Crystal Reports and ERP Applications within the Government of Canada. He has engaged in proactive disclosure reporting and procedures throughout his financial analysis work with federal government departments. Mr. Lysell s areas of expertise include: y Requirements gathering for ERP systems such as SAP, Freebalance Financials, and Oracle Financials y Advanced Excel 2000, 2003 and 2007 Solution Tools Sets using VBA, advanced pivot tables, sorting and filtering techniques; y Financial Systems Analysis using a variety of tools; y Financial and Economic Analysis using Financial Statement, Market Analysis and Financial Ratio analysis; and y Financial System Data Analysis and Integration using a variety of IT tools.</p> <p>EDUCATIONy y y y y Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 1 Candidate 2011 - registered to write Level 1 in December 2011 Microsoft Excel 2000 Specialist Certification, 2004 Baccalaureate in Commerce, Honours in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, University of Ottawa (2002) MBA-level course in Project Management using MS Project and the Project Management Body of Knowledge Manual, University of Ottawa (2000) Baccalaureate in Social Sciences-Economics, University of Ottawa (1999)</p> <p>SECURITY INFORMATIONEnhanced File No.: 95-15-6402 Expiry Date: 31-May-2020</p> <p>LANGUAGESMr. Lysell is fluent in English (written, spoken, and comprehension).Proprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 1</p> <p>TECHNICAL SUMMARYy y y y y y y y Data-analysis and Solution Development utilizing Advanced MS Excel 2000, 20003, and 2007 Solution Tool Set, Access and SQL i.e. VBA, pivot tables, advanced macros, complex formulas and sorting techniques; Analyzed Business Process Maps developed using UML using Enterprise Architect 7.5 (Corporate) for the Government of Nunavut and MS Visio 2007 for other clients; Development of Cognos reports using PowerPlay, ReportNet and Report Query (based on data cubes created from SAP); Utilizing financial information systems using SAP, Freebalance Financials, CDFS, AMS and Oracle Financials; Project management using MS Project 2000, 2003 and 2007; Utilizing Crystal Reports, Oracle and SQL in the design of management reports; MS Microsoft Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Visio for 2000, 2003 and 2007; Computer-based financial analysis services such as Open Bloomberg Professional and REUTERS for financial news, analysis, and monitoring as well as Internet-based financial news and analysis services (i.e. Moody s, Standard &amp; Poor s, DBRS, CBRS, FP Analyst, etc.); and Requirements gathering tools such as Analyst, Swimlane diagrams, business process maps, requirements gathering matrices and Use Cases; requirements gathering traceability matrix; and SDLC diagrams.</p> <p>y</p> <p>PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEPROJECT 31 Role: VBA (Excel) Analyst and Developer Client: Human Resources Development Canada Duration: March 2011 - April 2011 Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: Automate and streamline the dissemination, collection and reporting of each participating communities' OMLC's activities and unique needs; 2. Tasks: Worked with HRSDC to build a VBA/macro-driven Excel Solution to track and report on the Department's programs in support of the Enabling Fund for Minority Language Communities initiative; and 3. Deliverable: Excel Solution that can be e-mailed from each participating community collected at the departmental level for reporting to senior officers. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Analyzed HRSDC's Program/Partnership Tracking System; y Recommended changes to the current mostly manually-input data system; and y Created custom financial system solutions using Excel/VBA code/Macros/Pivot tables for integration into the central Financial Information System.</p> <p>Proprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 2</p> <p>Technical Environment: Advanced Excel VBA code and macros; requirements gathering traceability matrix; and business process mapping using MS Visio.</p> <p>PROJECT 30 Role: FIS Freebalance Business Systems Analyst Client: Government of Nunavut / Rogue Data Corporation Duration: November 2010 - February 2011 Project / Role Description: 1. Objectives: To identify Financially Reportable Events in the Government of Nunavut's business process maps with respect to secondary and tertiary systems and to discuss and document approaches for integrating these systems into the core Financial Information System (FIS); 2. Tasks: Identified and documented various Freebalance systems in Nunavut and devised a project plan for implementing the integration of secondary and tertiary systems into the core FIS; and 3. Deliverables: Project documents, Freebalance business and system requirements documentation, accounting analyses, business process maps, draft project plan. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Developed project plans for an Integrated Financial System solution for the Government of Nunavut; y Analyzed secondary and tertiary systems using Enterprise Architect's Business Process Maps and UML in the context of integration into a central GRP Financial System; y Analyzed the current Freebalance Financial System; and y Created custom financial system solutions for integration into the central Financial Information System. Technical Environment: Freebalance Financials, Enterprise Architect (BPM maps and UML); Requirements gathering tools such as Analyst, Swimlane diagrams, business process maps, requirements gathering matrices and Use Cases; and SDLC diagrams.</p> <p>PROJECT 29 Role: Freebalance Business Analyst Client: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Duration: November 2010 - January 2011 Project / Role Description: 1. Tasks: Created drafts of business requirements documentation through requirements gathering meetings with stakeholders; discussed various options with the client regarding the Procurement and Inventory &amp; Stores modules; and created a draft user guide on using the Assets Module; and 2. Deliverables: Draft business requirements documentation; Assets Module User Guide; and Project Plan. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Developed project plan for new Freebalance web-based modules: 1) Procurement (including Contract); and 2) Inventory &amp; Stores;Proprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 3</p> <p>y y y y y y y</p> <p>Created requirements documentation for these two new modules; Created an Evaluation Assessment plan and documenting the assessment findings for the two new modules, including a gap analysis; Developed a training strategy, documentation and delivery of this training plan; Created a communication strategy, documentation and delivery of this communication plan; Engaged in business process impact analysis; Engaged in gap analysis between delivered functionality and vendor documented functionality; and Engaged in gap analysis between current 6.2 version supported by FreeBalance Cluster and implemented version 6.5 at CNSC.</p> <p>Technical Environment: Freebalance Financials; MS Visio; Requirements gathering tools such as Analyst, Use Cases and Swimlane diagrams; SDLC diagrams; and requirements gathering matrices; MS Excel 2003; MS Powerpoint.</p> <p>PROJECT 28 Role: IT Instructor Client: University of Ottawa Duration: August 2010 (1 Month) Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: To provide Excel instruction and consulting to Faculty of Education staff; 2. Tasks: Taught a classroom of faculty members Excel 2003 Advanced Excel tools; and provided pro bono consulting to key staff members, solving their data management issues using advanced Excel features; and 3. Deliverables: Staff members were left with a good understanding of the advantages to using Excel and left my course with some practical, hands-on knowledge to make their everyday work more efficient and effective using Excel; and Excel Solution were delivered pro bono to a key faculty member which improved her efficiency and effectiveness tenfold. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Taught an MS Excel 2003 course at the Faculty of Education to 12 students; and y Covered beginning, Intermediate and Advanced- level Excel material. Technical Environment: Teaching Excel 2003 on an overhead project in a classroom setting; MS Powerpoint 2003; MS Excel 2003</p> <p>PROJECT 27 Role: Financial Coding Business Analyst Client: Treasury Board Secretariat Duration: May 2010 August 2010 Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: To analyze the Financial Coding structure of identifying IT Equipment for the Treasury Board Secretariat; andProprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 4</p> <p>2. Deliverable: Report with recommendations to remedying the gaps in tracking IT equipment accurately using adapted Financial Coding structure. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Conducted analysis of Treasury Board's Financial Coding System for IT equipment and recommended a course of action Technical Environment: Analysis of their current system using Microsoft tools such as MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel</p> <p>PROJECT 26 Role: Business Analyst (personal venture) Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. Client: Aquasana/Lots of Water/Majisana Duration: April 2010 Present Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: To ascertain the viability and marketability of exporting microbial water filtration systems into Tanzania; and 2. Deliverable: Report on the viability of importing microbial water filters into Tanzania. As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr. Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Import/Export of Water Filters into Tanzania (Dar es Salaam); y Conducting research into the marketability of water filters into Tanzania; y Assessing the water quality of both public water and bottled water and the efficacy of Aquasana water filters to render the water potable (drinkable); and y Evaluating the marketability and efficacy of sample water filter products sent to Tanzania. Technical Environment: Web-based research</p> <p>PROJECT 25 Role: Senior Business Analyst/Cognos Developer Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. Client: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Contact Info: (1) Stacey Cloutier (Director); Location: Gatineau, Quebec; Work:819.997.0404; e-mail: stacey.cloutier@inac.gc.ca (2) Roger Miller (Senior BI Consultant); Location: Gatineau, Quebec; Mobile: 613.301.8240; e-mail:rmiller@bmbdata.com Duration: January 2009 March 2010 (1 Year, 3 Months)</p> <p>Proprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 5</p> <p>Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: An integral part of a Cognos Implementation project was to implement Business Intelligence tools within INAC and to form a strategic role of Business Analysis while implementing a Cognos Enterprise Planning/Contributor Financial Status (Situation) Reporting system; and 2. Key Deliverables: Eight business requirements documents were created with careful and regular deliberations with the client, encompassing four levels of Contributor models (using the Cognos Solution Implementation methodologies) and four different groupings of reports using Report Studio.</p> <p>As a strategic contributor to this IT initiative, Mr.Lysell performed the following key tasks: y Provided design, development, accounting knowledge, IT and business process support in the development of a Financial Situation Report (FSR) System using Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and Enterprise Planning tools such as Contributor, Analysis Studio, Query Studio and Report Studio; y Incorporated the Data Warehouse methodology in monitoring the impact of system requirements on the data warehouse and making the requisite changes; y Implemented the Systems Development Life Cycle and IBM Cognos Solution Implementation methodologies; y Created Swimlane diagrams to illustrate the process flows for all three Cognos Enterprise Planning Contributor development cycles as well as the "As Is" and "Too be" models; y Created process flow diagrams to illustrate the user acceptance of the models and report and testing cycles; y Created and updated the business requirement documentation underpinning the FSR deliverables for models and reports and provided development support in creating the FSR reports (Reports Studio); y Interfaced between the clients and the development team to ensure that the appropriate FSR system is developed and the requirements are met; y Conducted the system and quality assurance testing, coordinated the user acceptance testing; y Maintained, monitored and documented model and test results in Test Track Pro; and y Facilitated workshops to demonstrate the model capabilities and the gap between the "As is" and "Too be" models. Technical Environment: Oracle Financials (Oasis); Cognos 8 - Enterprise Planning and Contributor; Cognos Contributor Admin Consol; Report Studio; Analysis Studio; Query Studio; RPM (Project Management tool to track our weekly tasks); Excel tools; MS Visio/Enterprise Architect; Requirements gathering tools such as Analyst, Swimlane diagrams, business process maps, requirements gathering matrices and Use Cases; requirements gathering traceability matrix;and SDLC diagrams.</p> <p>PROJECT 24 Role: International Professional Services Consultant, Israel/Palestine Freebalance Inc. Client: Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF) Contact Info: (1) NafizQasim; Location: Amman, Jordan; Mobile: +00970599368043; e-mail: nafiz.qasim@its-pal.com (2) Richard Mc Lennon; Location: Castries, Saint Lucia; Mobile: +17582857613; e-mail:rmclennon@hotmail.com Duration: September 2008 December 2008 (4 Months)Proprietary/Confidential Lysell Cornerstone Developments Inc. 1136 Trent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 8J4 Tel: (613) 709-0784 6</p> <p>Project / Role Description: 1. Objective: To support the implementation of Freebalance in Palestine (West Bank) in a Business Analysis role to ensure that the...</p>