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Jessana Yanuario
Finance Specialist , Development Bank
Quezon City, Philippines
A finance professional with significant experience in risk management and project management. Certified Public Accountant for over 25 years with hands-on experience in financial management in both public and private sectors. Over 10 years of experience in MDBs/international organizations. Strong technical knowledge and analytical skills.Independent and results-driven.Excellent communication skills
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
A highly skilled finance professional with significant experience in:

1. Financial Management: Strong technical skills and knowledge in all areas of finance including accounting, auditing, banking and investment, budget and planning, payroll and taxation, risk and internal control, information systems. Skilled in governance assessment, business process streamlining, and fiduciary controls.

2. Project Management: Hands-on experience in project financial due diligence, financial modeling, cost estimation, financial analysis, financial reporting and auditing, financial management assessments, project appraisal. Solid background in portfolio management, project administration and loan servicing.

3. Risk Management: Robust risk management skills covering credit risk assessment and monitoring, risk rating, equity investments valuation, covenants monitoring, exit strategies, loss reserves and provisioning and portfolio reporting and analysis. Experienced in data management, systems functional design and implementation.

Summary of professional experience:

Finance Specialist at Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
• Responsible for disbursement and portfolio management of loans, grants and equity investments including policy and guidelines formulation. Provides technical advice and conducts quality assurance over fiduciary aspects of projects including disbursement arrangements,financing terms, and debt servicing during project preparation and throughout project cycle. Manages portfolio performance, streamlines processes, introduces innovation/automation. Reviews financing agreements and leads negotiation of financing terms and conditions.

Senior Financial Management Officer at Asian
Development Bank
• Responsible for policy formulation, quality assurance, capacity building and knowledge management of the financial management aspects of projects. Provides technical advice and guides project teams and borrowers on proper interpretation and application of policies. Evaluates reasonableness of project cost estimates, financial management assessments, project financial viability and sustainability, and adequacy of financial reporting and auditing arrangements. Manages portfolio to ensure compliance with policies and legal covenants, reviews audited project financial statements and cost estimates, and reviews completion reports and highlights lessons learned.Conducts training and leads project implementation of regional technical assistance.

Senior Risk Management Officer at Asian
Development Bank
• Responsible for data management, portfolio reporting and analysis, credit risk assessment of loans, guarantees and equity investments, and information systems design and implementation. Conducts credit analysis and risk assessment including risk rating, fair valuation, exit strategies and financial modeling. Monitors portfolio performance, and calculates risk metrics such as EAD, LGD, PD, reserves and provisioning requirements, and capital requirements. Conducts QAE of projects to ensure compliance with investment limits. Designs functional requirements and conducts UAT of credit and project management systems.

Control Officer at Asian Development Bank
• Responsible for accounting, financial reporting and analysis of ordinary and special funds resources, including private sector operations. Prepares/reviews monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements. Prepares/reviews accounting entries and account reconciliations. Supervises and administers financial systems.

Senior Finance Manager at SPL Worldgroup
Philippines Inc.
• Manages the overall finance operations and operates the shared services program.Governs the branch as member of the management team. Holds concurrent position as Director and Treasurer of the Board. Oversees accounting, purchases and payables,receivables, cash and asset management, payroll and taxation, budget and planning, reporting and analysis, legal and internal control matters.
University of Santo Tomas Manila
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Graduated Top Cum Laude
Dean's Lister for Four Years
Full Academic Scholar

Certified Public Accountant
Passed October 1994, Issued January 1995
Top 20%
Affiliations and Achievements:
Passed Level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst Program

Passed Green Belt Six-Sigma Program

Member, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Filipino
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