DLC Consultant Spotlight - Angela Harrison

DLC Consultant

Angela Harrison

Angela is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience working with multiple Fortune 100 companies. Angela has a strong background in financial analysis, accounting, and auditing. Angela also has experience with Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting, Financial Modeling, Pricing Strategy and Trade Management.

Angela is now available for new client engagements. Please reach out if Angela can support any of your interim needs, projects or initiatives.

Ready to work with Angela?

We are here to solve your business challenges.

Area of Expertise

With over 20 years of experience, Angela has expertise in multiple areas to deliver operational improvement and change management to your organization.

    • PepsiCo – $79B global food and beverage leader with a product portfolio including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales
    • ConAgra Brands – $11.2B food and beverage services
    • Wolters Kluwer – $6B Global technology leader in professional information, software solutions and services in the health, finance, and legal sectors
    • Sara Lee (Hillshire Brands) – $4B Food Manufacturing
    • Tropicana Beverages Group – $1.1B global beverage manufacturer
    • Granite River Labs – $17M privately held company providing engineering services and test automation solutions firm for connectivity and charging
    • Outform fka Rapid Displays – Privately held retail marketing company providing a creative design and technology capabilities
    • Arthur Andersen – Accounting, Tax & Business Consulting Firm


    • Prepared and presented net revenue annual operating plan, monthly and quarterly forecast, and flash in accordance with organization objectives for a variety of companies up to $500M in revenue. Reviewed results, analyzed, explained major variances, and made recommendations for corrective actions, as needed to support organizational goals.
    • Managed P&L performance against plans and estimates, including sales, margins, manufacturing costs and variances, administrative expenses, depreciation expense and interest expense.
    • Delivered value to organizations with expert financial analysis, business consulting services and management of highly effective business planning and internal control.


    • Extensive experience building, improving and refining budgets, forecasts, planning, analytical, and other types of financial models in various companies.
    • Significantly improved the efficiency and flexibility of a financial model by applying more suitable formulas, streamlining relationships, and cutting out redundant information.
    • Created detailed 13-week rolling cash flow models in support of working capital and CAPEX planning, and monitoring debt covenants coverage.
    • Developed a robust and detailed bottoms up variable cost of sales model for 5 lines of businesses, by region and pack size for the Foodservice division of a global food and beverage company.
    • Developed and maintained a detailed brand profit evaluation model for region finance and sales Managers allowing the ability to evaluate incremental funding requests and manage and negotiate contract bids more effectively.
    • Led a task-force team to develop regional P&L models for field finance team to provide them with visibility to their performance allowing better decision-making to influence the bottom line.


    • Provided financial decision-making support to Sales leadership and cross-functional teams by proactively supplying ongoing, timely and meaningful financial analysis, including business results, trade investment choices, modeling incremental funding requests, and gap management programs.
    • Managed customer level pricing and trade spending for various grocery retailers.
    • Provided management oversight and control to ensure trade spending guidelines were met and that trade investments were efficient and effective.
    • Analyzed incremental customer promotion requests for alignment with pricing strategies and account growth initiatives ensuring initiatives were profitable and aligned to corporate policies.
    • Gained over 15 years of experience in staff and management positions at consumer-packaged goods companies, specifically food and beverage.
    • Provided customer insights and analysis into drivers of change for key metrics: volume, price, margin, and profitability by product.


    • Directed and participated in month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing processes for a variety of companies, including developing complex trade accruals, and preparing inter-company journal entries. Assured the timeliness and accuracy of data and integrity of reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
    • Reviewed and analyzed results, explained major variances, and made recommendations for corrective actions in various companies.
    • Performed consolidations impacting manufacturing cash flow for a company with 4 entities to be included in the consolidation process. Eliminated intercompany activity as part of the consolidation.
    • Performed quarterly trade liability review and analysis of trade reserves at the customer level to align on reserve balances with the Controller team.
    • Reviewed and approved trade events for a beverage manufacturer ensuring that all promotions were accounted for correctly and were in alignment with plan/forecast as well as compliance with corporate policies.


    • Managed calendar, task list and resources for monthly forecasting, annual budget, strategic planning, and quarterly external reporting processes. Coordinated within and across various functions.
    • Led a comprehensive improvement effort on a number of payroll departmental projects including establishing employer tax withholding and unemployment accounts nationwide in a post-acquisition environment. This consisted of reviewing state requirements, driving task completion, and conducting status meetings with management.
    • Revised Period Close Request calendar to make deadlines clearer and communicate schedule changes to preparers as needed.
    • Improved flow of reporting by meeting with stakeholders to shift deadlines forward which removed one day from reporting process.
    • Monitored costs and ensured that total costs remained within established budgets; coordinated the request of additional funds as necessary due to changes in scope/deliverables.
    • Led a process improvement project with Hyperion Essbase support group and Financial Systems group to improve and streamline cash flow forecasting models and to reduce complexities in the process.
    • Served as department change-agent for SAP implementation to ensure a successful role out and optimal utilization of the SAP tool by communicating updates and deadlines relating to the release, assigning SAP roles and appropriate training to end-users, and was the liaison between end-users and the SAP Process leads to resolve any concerns or provide answers to end user questions.
    • Managed and performed data validation process of the income statement and balance sheet across 10 entities during an implementation from QuickBooks to OneStream.
    • Facilitated meetings with process owners and managers to create new SOPs and update existing SOPs across multiple accounting departments.



    • Advanced level user including pivot tables, usage of analytical tools (i.e., Goal Seek), formula building (SUMIF, SUMIFS, SUMPRODUCT, V-Lookup, H-Lookup, date, and time functions, statistical functions (MIN, MAX, MEDIAN), worksheet sharing and protection, and customization of toolbars.



    • Advanced Level PowerPoint User including, creating slide masters, working with templates and layouts, inserting objects (pictures, symbols, charts, sound), creating graphs and organization charts.



    • Advanced Level Word User including embedded objects, linked charts, tables, and form design, organizing files (Table of Contents, Heading, etc.)



    • Uploaded net revenue budgets and forecasts using the SAP BPC Excel Add-in. Also, used BPC to build input schedules for data entry and reports.
    • Reviewed and approved all trade agreements entered into by the sales organization to ensure that period trade accruals were properly generated.



    • Used Business Objects to report and analyze sales and customer data.



    • Used Hyperion Essbase Add-in for Excel in hundreds of Excel templates for forecast and budget cycles. Including exports to Excel and imports from Excel.



    • Working experience with the following packages: One Stream, QuickBooks, Oracle Financial and Lawson


  • University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign

    • Bachelor of Science Accounting


Ready to work with Angela?

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.