CHRISTOPHER M. THOMAS [email protected]
Current Address 45 Hillside Street, Apt. 2 Boston, MA 02120 609.781.3307
Permanent Address 843 Marlboro Springs Road Kennett Square, PA 19348 610.347.0843
Education: Northeastern University Boston, MA Bachelor of Science in International Business, Cum Laude
Chartered Financial Analyst Program CFA Level Two Candidate
Graduated May 2009 Business Concentration: Finance Minors: East Asian Studies, Chinese Language Achievements: 3.4 GPA, FMA Honors Society Activities: Studied abroad at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, participated in 2006 China Dialogue of Civilizations, studied Chinese at the Chinese Institute for Language and Arts, worked as an associate in Student Residential Mail.
Continuing Plan to further my education by completing the CFA Program. Passed CFA Level I in December 2008, and am currently enrolled to write the next exam.
Work Experience: Shenzhen Comtop Information Technologies Shenzhen, China Intern/Translator
January – June 2008 • Translated minutes and memos into English for the sales and marketing department. • Acquired a working knowledge of the basics of Chinese contract and business law. • Organized English language class for Comtop employees, with a focus on business language. • Gained firsthand experience in China’s business culture by sitting in on client meetings and shadowing Comtop personnel.
January – June 2007
Brown Brothers & Harriman Boston, MA Fund Accountant
• Priced seven emerging market mutual funds with positions in Latin America, Korea, and Japan. None of these funds missed the NASDAQ reporting deadline. • Gained proficiency with the Reuters and Bloomberg terminals (obtained price quotes and performed analysis) and the accounting system EagleSTAR. • Automated team fund reconciliations and a variety of other tasks using Excel macros and scripts (using AutoHotKey). Gained a working knowledge of Visual Basic. • Performed daily position reconciliations between the custodian and fund holdings using Excel.
Cahill Paralegal Services Newark, DE Paralegal Assistant
May – August 2005 • Worked for one month as a paralegal to bridge between incoming and outgoing employees – prepared incoming mortgage papers to go to settlement. • Communicated with mortgage lenders and clients to correct issues regarding settlement. • Began work on an Access database to handle outgoing title insurance. • Solved minor technical issues involving the office network and personal computers.
Skills Obtained: Computer Skills:
Proficient with: Microsoft Excel; Bloomberg; Reuters; EagleSTAR; Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook); Lotus Notes; the use of common Linux distributions, Microsoft Windows, and Apple OSX. Familiar with: Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, Scripting Languages (AutoHotKey). Exposure to: SPSS, Minitab, HTML, mySQL Native Language: English Proficient with: Mandarin Chinese Exposure to: Cantonese Chinese, French, German