susan walls

Systems and Finance Executive with an uncommon blend of systems and finance leadership skills and experience, and great passion for strategy development, system and process optimization, and solution implementation. Skilled relationship manager adept at building strong business relationships, building and leading multi-discipline cross-functional teams, bridging communications between business and IT, facilitating collaboration and continuous process, product and client service improvement. Adept at assessing situations quickly, thinking strategically and implementing tactically. Demonstrated success in conceptualization, design and leadership of innovative pragmatic solutions. Proven experience in large-scale business transformation and process improvement with proficiency in identifying and resolving organizational inefficiencies and implementing best practice solutions, including large-scale business transformation for ERP, finance, supply chain, HRIS, and other business processes and systems. Known and respected for business acumen, leadership, innovation, and ability to achieve quality results through inclusive consultative approach. Accomplished leader with a focus on solution development and selection, program and project portfolio management, decision support, dashboards and metrics, financial and strategic planning, finance operations and system controls, creative problem-solving, and change leadership at companies such as Franklin Templeton Investments, Kaiser Permanente, Schwab, Deloitte Consulting, PGE, Tosco and UCSF. Specialties Strategic System Implementation, Program Project Portfolio Management, Project Management Leadership, Operational Efficiency, Business Transformation, Thought Change Leadership, Systems Thinking, Strategic Critical Thinking, Process Improvement, Process Re-engineering, Business Process Automation, Business Process Integration, Participative Leadership, Team Building, Mentoring, SOX