Ryan Q. Smith

Ryan Q. Smith
1201 W. Mount Royal Ave. Apt. 451▪ Baltimore, MD 21217 ▪ (410) 688-2419 ▪ [email protected] ▪ www.linkedin.com/in/ryanqsmith
Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Master of Business Administration, Focus Area: Finance, GMAT: 720, GPA 3.87
 University of Maryland Full Scholarship Recipient
 Portfolio Manager, Mayer Fund - One of 9 students selected to manage $3.5M University endowment fund
 Participant, Center for Financial Policy Portfolio Management Competition
o Selected as one of 13 teams to participate in a 12 week long competition to manage a hypothetical endowment fund
 Finalist, Mergers & Acquisition Case Competition
o Chosen as one of 10 teams to pitch a theoretical M&A transaction before a panel of bankers
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Bachelor of Science, Economics
AT&T – Atlanta, Georgia
Summer 2015
Financial Leadership Program Intern – Mobility Reporting and Planning
 Automated recurring reporting requested by non-finance personnel. Constructed excel package to pull data directly from
database and break workbook into individual reports. Reduced time spent by 4 hours per month on data requests.
 Partnered with finance directors in redesign of monthly forecasting process, encompassing $70B in annual revenues. Process
will replace over 20 manual spreadsheet models with submissions directly into database. Designed submission template,
outlined new forecasting workflow, and created instructions for 15 groups.
Constellation Homebuilder Systems – Baltimore, Maryland
2010- 2014
Financial Operations Manager (2013- 2014)
 Collaborated with business unit leaders to construct and maintain financial forecasts for ten business units, including
submission of official forecasts for quarterly, company-wide meetings centered on financial results.
 Managed implementation and integration of a cloud based, automated accounts payable system. Communicated with
implementation vendor, tested requirements, created internal training manual, and hosted internal end user training for over
30 employees. Resulted in more efficient accounts payable workflow and increased accountability of expense approvers.
 Partnered directly with CFO on development of a business intelligence solution to standardize all financial and key
performance indicator reporting; increased analytics usage by 50% and eliminated manual reporting.
 Modeled potential acquisitions using internal rate of return analysis, examined business’ financial strength, and assessed
post-acquisition performance utilizing return on invested capital growth and working capital ratios. Presented findings to
CFO and mergers and acquisition team to assess investment quality.
 Developed and implemented a standardized monthly financial reporting package for all 30 business units. Led to increased
operational visibility for business unit managers and more informed business decisions.
 Created comprehensive on-boarding document for employees of eight acquisitions; educated new employees on
Constellation’s key processes, IT systems, and financial reporting requirements.
Senior Accountant (2011-2012)
 Steered a team of four finance members to manage accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections, fixed assets, bank
reconciliation, balance sheets, and variance analysis for distinct business units with annual revenues in excess of $40 million.
 Managed development of Constellation’s offshore finance team in Pakistan. Led training on core functions of team such as
accounts receivable collections and recurring reporting requirements. Finance team doubled in headcount from seven to 14
without adding significant costs due to increased efficiency and leveraging offshore cost savings.
 Led finance integration of four newly acquired businesses. Tasks involved data migration, training of acquired finance team,
preparation of final Tangible Net Assets schedule, and takeover of financial accounting.
Accountant (2010-2011)
 Prepared accounts receivable invoices, coded accounts payable invoices, assumed treasury duties, and recorded general
ledger entries for five business units.
 Utilized additional functionality in accounting enterprise resource planning software to automate monthly customer
invoicing. Saved eight hours of work per month and reduced manual errors by over 80%.
 Led customer collections and implemented reports and processes; reduced past due accounts receivable by more than 40%.
Expert in Microsoft Dynamics: Great Plains Accounting Software
Proficient in SAP, Planning and Consolidation. Certified in Corporate Performance Management, Business Intelligence Software