Kara Harper


  • FP&A Business Partner

    to multiple market verticals providing interactive BI tools to inform decision making​

  • Specialization in Automated Report Development ​

    to guide productivity and profitability within an organization​

  • Business-minded with Technical Ability to Deliver Solutions​

    driving process and visibility improvement at all levels from project managers to C-level executives​



  • Designed, developed, and deployed business analytics dashboards using Microsoft BI tools including Power BI, Power Automate, and Power Apps
  • Supported the full BI lifecycle from requirements analysis through design and development, and through release and support/maintenance phase
  • Gathered requirements and design reports/custom analysis tools for the FP&A and Operations teams
  • Developed, maintained, and presented key business indicators
  • Assisted in the development of business models and business decision support tools as part of a long-range aim to increase the use of quantitative information in business decisions
  • Ad hoc reporting for various business needs from strategy to financial and operational performance using Power BI
  • Assisted in the yearly budget process from pre-phase to board reporting​
  • Provided automated, self-serving tools for yearly audit requirements​
  • Implemented new business processes for overall efficiencies, new business models, and re-structuring​


  • Replaced a detail lacking excel report that took 64-man hours per month to prepare
  • Provided transactional-level visibility to every level from C-level to project manager
  • Assisted in data gathering for consulting firm and potential buyers​
  • Created interactive tools that allowed for easy manipulation based on asks outside of typical management reporting​
  • Built automated report that tracks billable hours vs budgeted billable hours​
  • Enabled month over month comparisons, giving indications on financial performance​
  • Provided high-level visibility to all levels of management with drill through features for transactional detail​