Beau Safken

Business Analyst


Strive to build products that solve problems, deliver excellent customer service, and save the company money. Work effectively across functional teams, streamline the workflow processes and systems, and enable data driven decisions.


  • Business Analyst

    SAP - Success Factors

    South San Francisco

    2013 - 2015

    Led upgrade of revenue recognition, contract management and order to cash systems from SAP BMI (Buyer Managed Inventory) to SAP CRM/CMS systems running $200M in revenue.

    Created upgrade plans, testing documents, process documentation and user training for a team of 80+ members comprised of finance and product specialists.

    Increased billing efficiency by 200% by reducing time required to invoice and collect from customers by removing duplicated tasks within the billing process.

    Monitored financial operation systems for up time, support and compliance with company/SOX policies.

    Coordinated geographically dispersed grey-box testing AP/AR/Revenue teams in Europe, Asia and North America.

  • Senior Revenue Analyst

    Cox Digital Solutions

    South San Francisco

    2008 - 2013

    Built automated order to cash processing system for billing and publisher payments that reduced DSO from 120 days to 60 days, and error rates dropped from 20% to 1%.

    Drove ad hoc reporting and order to cash management for 220 customers and vendor accounts totaling $20M.

    Verified credit terms and conditions in pre-sales negotiations for new network/media contracts exceeding $50K, and validated projected revenue for existing contracts.

    Directed finance operations for mobile advertising unit, offered operational recommendations, worked with mobile team, cross-channel reporting and demonstrated proper financial processes.

    Managed one finance full time staff that validated RFP’s and orders.

  • Sales Reporting Analyst


    San Francisco

    2007 - 2008

    Generated daily sales reports of Steam/ Xbox Live sales, accounting and management to confirm delivery goals, sales quotas and project budgeting.

    Consolidated cash collections on a portfolio from $5M to $800K in 3 months using access database to organize problem accounts for collection team.

    Maintained audit files for contracts, billing, proof of deliveries, and customer records.

  • Cash Applications/Process Analyst

    CBS Interactive

    San Francisco

    2006 - 2007

    Recovered and resolved $180K+ in misapplied/mislabeled cash due to incorrect labeling for country specific GL coding and product lines.

    Lowered 50% unapplied cash from $3.2M to $1.6M by pairing customer accounts and invoices from multiple CNET entities into one integrated system.

    Created a new system for managing cash receipts that leveraged automated lockbox and used NATCHA file for paying publishers to eliminate redundant manual processes.


  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    B.S. in Accounting

    2000 - 2004


  • Microsoft Dynamics, Peoplesoft, Oracle 10.i
  • SAP on-premise, BYD, CRM, Salesforce Admin
  • HTML, SQL, Python, Excel - Advanced
  • Order to Cash Processes and Procedures
  • DFP, Amobee, Atlas
  • Toastmasters - 8 years
  • Youtube Channel - 75k Subs/1M views monthly