Beau Safken

Senior Business Analyst

About

Gaming is my passion and I would love it to be my profession.

Experience

  • Owner/Host

    xBeau Gaming, LLC

    Pacifica CA

    Nov 2011 - Present

    Developed YouTube channel with over 145,000 subscribers all about how to guides, gaming hints and tips videos
    Partners with PR firms to help Indy developers get visibility on their games and other promotions
    Continuous monitoring of all games released to ensure my videos are relevant and watched

  • Senior Business Analyst

    Finastra

    San Francisco CA

    Aug 2016 - Nov 2017

    Instructing management and other functional team members about Agile and how to best ready the team for the waterfall to Agile workflows transition set for 2017.
    Improved current UI for optimized layout, functions and improvements for NetCapture Software
    Layout documentation and process flow for migration of all customers from Java based hardware to Microsoft Scanner Services software for all MICR readers used with Finastra systems.
    Lead documentation and implementation of mobile banking solutions for customers creating 3rd party apps to integrate with our mobile payments solutions.

  • Business Analyst, Finance Systems

    SolarCity

    San Mateo, CA

    Aug 2015 - Mar 2016

    Designed and successfully implemented inner company payment application to allow 10,000 loans and 170,000 leases to be processed within the same system.
    Daily coordination with 25 engineers reviewing features, making decisions on project priorities and validating new features within an agile development environment.
    Report verification and improvements ranging from financial reports to order to cash reporting.

  • Business Analyst

    SAP - Success Factors

    South San Francisco

    Jul 2013 - May 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.
    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

    Feb 2008 - Apr 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%.
    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.

  • Sales Reporting Analyst

    Ubisoft

    San Francisco CA

    Jul 2007 - Jan 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.

Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder

    B.S. in Accounting

    2000 - 2004

Skills

  • Woodworking (www.xbeauwoodshop.com), BBQ, published author (“Play Games, Get Paid” 2013, www.amazon.com/dp/B00HI3NL0S)
  • Basic Conversational Japanese/Basic Conversational Spanish

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