Joanne Murphy, MBA

About Joanne

An experienced professional with an ability to understand high-level business issues, Joanne uses her well-rounded accounting and finance background to assist organizations in identifying and resolving complex problems through process improvement. She is detail-oriented and organized, and she has the real-world experience to analyze financial data in a meaningful way. 

With nearly two decades of experience in the banking and financial services arena for large commercial banks, Joanne has extensive experience with Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Financial and Pricing Analysis, and Strategic Planning. Significant projects include financial consolidations across multiple entities and the creation of pricing policies and decision tools for use in the field. She is proficient in QuickBooks, Ariba, MSAS, and SQL, as well as standard Microsoft Office products. 

Clients value Joanne’s ability to design and improve upon processes to resolve complicated problems, as well as her skills in testing them, communicating to and training other team members, and following up with detailed process documentation. 

Joanne Murphy

Joanne Murphy
Consultant


Industry Experience

Banking, Education, Financial Services, Information Technology, Insurance, Telecommunications 


Education

  • Ashland University, Master of Business Administration 
  • The University of Akron, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting

On a Lighter Note

What was your first job?
I sold hardware and automotive parts at Sears.

Do you speak any languages besides English?
Growing up in a family where all 4 of my grandparents were born and raised in Greece, I had no choice but to go to Greek School on Saturdays to learn to speak, read and write.  I became more fluent when I was 16, and my grandmother took me to Greece to visit and refused to speak English to me, forcing me to speak and learn even more.

Is there a favorite dish that you make that people rave over?
Baklava – over 400 pieces each year for the holidays!