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Chris May | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 21, 2015

Chris May

Finance and Back-Office Efficiency Specialist
   United States
  |   Berkeley, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I offer top-tier finance, accounting, administrative, and other back office support for small and mid-sized businesses. With over 8 years of experience working in process efficiency roles for a Fortune 50 company, I have a solid understanding of how to maximize back-office productivity.

My clients typically see time savings of 50-90%, which frees up employees to spend more time on value-adding activities.

As an expert in Excel-based processes (top 5% on Elance), I have extensive experience with:
- Report automation
- Finance and operations...

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Service Description

EXCEL TRAINING
I can provide your staff with targeted Excel training to help maximize efficiency of finance and accounting spreadsheets. Small businesses frequently struggle with building efficient and simple spreadsheets which results in "clunky" processes. Processes that involve regularly altering Excel formulas or excessive copying/pasting are a major drag on productivity. Providing employees with as few as 5-10 new Excel functions and guidance on appropriate application will reduce calculation errors and maximize productivity.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
I specialize in optimizing processes that would be too costly to implement a full "IT solution" for. User licenses for back-office support software can be prohibitively expensive for many smaller businesses, resulting in an inefficient web of home-grown Excel spreadsheets. Intelligent use of Excel formulas, conditional formatting, data validation, and efficient file structure can easily save the average business 50-75% on labor costs with low upfront investment.

AUTOMATION
Most finance, accounting, and back-office software is designed for large businesses. As a result, those applications are costly and require substantial time investment to train employees. I can delivery fit-for-purpose automation tools at a fraction of the cost of full-scale finance and accounting platforms. Frequently all that is needed is a "bridge" between two data sources, such as a link bookkeeping software and operations metrics.

I have developed...

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Education

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Managerial Economics
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