Areas Of Expertise:
- Project Management
- Project Management Office Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Transition and Process (Finance and Accounting) Management
- Process Improvement
- Bachelor of Science (Accountancy), Philippines School of Business Administration
About John Leonard Basina
John Basina has over fifteen years’ experience in the fields of Project Management, Finance and Accounting, Financial Reporting/Planning and Analysis, Management Accounting, Risk Analysis, Transition Management and Training and Development in a Multinational Companies (Manufacturing, BPO, IT, Bank and Shared Services Industry).
What John Leonard brings
- Ability to handle pressure and remain focused.
- Excellent team-oriented skills and ability to work autonomously.
- Experience fostering client and stakeholder relationships.
- Solid Financial Reporting and Financial/Variance Analysis skills.
- Ability to oversee and manage direct reports while ensuring timely completion of deadlines and meeting service/operational level agreement.
- World Bank Group
- Citi Bank
- DB Schenker GASC
- AIG Shared Services
- Emerson Network Power
- Deutsche Knowledge Services
As Financial Analyst at World Bank Group, John was responsible for executing the day-to-day accounting functions involving fund transfers, expense transfers, interim budget recoveries, budget updates and cancellation of funds for assigned programs within the ambit of trust funds accounting/administration policies/procedures and agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA) parameters. He served as a single point contact and collaborated with colleagues, clients and counterparts for troubleshooting/resolving accounting and reporting issues relating to the assigned programs. John prepared audit packages including financial statements and back up papers for trust funds requiring audit, monitored and resolved inconsistencies in master data /general ledger using exception reports, initiated procedures to close assigned trust funds when due and return unutilised funds as per the procedures after completion of closure process. He also provided reports to program managers and donors on the trust funds / program’s financial status and movement of funds and Liaise with Headquarters (HQ) counterparts to provide them the requisite papers / documents for timely completion of audit. John contributed to the continuous improvements and process enhancement initiatives surrounding trust fund aimed at simplification and/or enhancement to process quality and control.
As Senior Financial Reporting Analyst (Assistant Vice President Level) at Citi Bank, John was the Global Lead for Data Quality (DQ) Issue Repository project wherein monitoring of integrity and accuracy of the system data and status is essential. He reviewed and checked Data Remediation mapping and stubs investigation for Full Suite Genesis SGL Orphans and stubs to reduce historical breaks. John oversaw Optima DQ Strategic Dispositioning and led and managed Data Quality Strategic Linkage Team (under Data Services and Delivery) for APAC and EMEA region. He saw the overall coordination of the Genesis Issues Management and Resolution Linkage as part of the Office of the Cost Controller (OCC) requirement to improve coverage to 95% (successfully achieved from lowest 67% coverage). He led the End-to-end building of Onboarding adjustment SharePoint, from Business Requirements to Implementation, Go Live of the SharePoint, Posting point of contact for Balance Sheet Substantiation adjustments as part of the OCC requirement (achieved 98% target), Master Tracker Catalogue Adjustments in Genesis system clean up, and Migration of Data Quality Exception Feeder to Data Quality Support Manila
As Transition Lead at DB Schenker GASC, John was responsible for analysing and preparing complex reports/information and formulates conclusions. He led and managed business process standardisation and optimisation. John managed the teams towards target and goals, anticipating, Identifying and assessing complex issues. He developed and implement a corresponding plan of action to bring the situation to resolution. John also led and facilitated workshops, interviews with multiple levels of organisation and participants in multiple locations. He trained work shadowers in preparation for Knowledge Transfer, reviewed and approved Documentation based on the Global Standard Process Modelled and successfully transitioned end to end General Ledger and Fixed Asset current process to global standard process of New Zealand (traveled) market.
As Global Financial Analyst at AIG Shared Services, John was the PMO SS Lead for Financial Validation across APAC and Latin America region. He trained project managers in the efficient and accurate completion of project deal sheet and cost-benefit analysis artifacts, including traveling to China and Colombia to conduct trainings. He performed in-depth financial business case reviews for complex, high valued and high-risk projects and developed and delivered project portfolio analytics which provide clarity and comparability across programs to guide effective and quantified project investment decision making. He calculated and presented key performance indicators (Net Present Value, Terminal Value) for financial analysis and performed what-if investment scenario testing which provides project stakeholders the opportunity to arrive at optimal conclusion within Cost and Benefit Analysis (CBA). Contributing to the construction of a CoE financial analysis training program which is exportable to additional global locations. John proactively reviewed the financials of in-flight programs for the purpose of risk containment and reduction and assisted in the design of Property and Casualty financial analysis practice via consultations with management regarding analysis methodologies, data tool selection and standard presentation materials.