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Stephanie  Blackwell

Stephanie Blackwell


Public Cloud Cost Manager



My Portfolio Highlights

My New Track

Associate Data Engineer

My New Course

Intermediate SQL

My New Certification

AI Fundamentals

Data storyteller, crafting compelling narratives through the language of numbers.

My Work

Take a look at my latest work.


Python Fundamentals


Associate Data Engineer


Introduction to Functions in Python


Python Toolbox


Intermediate SQL Queries


Intermediate SQL


Joining Data in SQL


SQL for Joining Data


Intermediate Python

My Certifications

These are the industry credentials that I’ve earned.

AI Fundamentals

AI Fundamentals

Data Literacy

Data Literacy

Other Certificates

Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals

CompTIA Data+

ScrumAlliance Certified Scrum Master

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate

AWS Solutions Architect Associate

Linux Foundation FinOps Certified Practitioner

DataCamp Course Completion

Take a look at all the courses I’ve completed on DataCamp.

My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

Salesforce | Oct 2023 - Present

Public Cloud Cost Manager

• Responsible for reporting and optimization efforts in cloud environments • Partner with internal stakeholders on cloud spend variance analysis and forecasting • System administration for CloudHealth (cloud cost management platform) • Troubleshoot and maintain BI and analytical solutions related to cloud spend
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Eli Lilly and Company | Oct 2022 - Oct 2023

Cloud FinOps Analyst

• Create showback reporting and dashboards to track cloud spending and utilization for each business area • Present monthly cloud dashboard metrics to executive leadership • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis of cloud usage patterns, identify cost drivers, and recommend actionable solutions to optimize resource utilization and increase efficiency • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish cloud cost governance policies to implement enhanced cost control and resource optimization • Lead an RFP and conducted a POC for 3 different cloud cost management software • Perform monthly chargebacks for AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Carrier | Apr 2022 - Oct 2022

FP&A Analyst

• Prepared comprehensive financial reports and dashboards, analyzed variances between actual and forecasted results and identified key drivers of financial performance to senior management • Implemented automated reporting processes to reduce manual effort by 50% • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to streamline the forecasting process, ensured alignment with organizational goals and drove accuracy and timeliness of financial forecasts • Prepared comprehensive reports and presentations on E&O analysis findings, highlighting key insights and providing actionable recommendations to senior management

Carrier | Apr 2021 - Apr 2022

Sr Associate - Residential Sales Finance

• Collaborated with Finance and Sales Managers to provide data analysis to support a restructure in a rebate process to save over $2 million annually • Established an automated solution to reduce the start to finish time of the billing process by 50% • Analyzed data to calculate monthly accruals and forecast reporting during month-end close • Wrote Standard of Work documentation for rebate processes

USTA Midwest | Nov 2019 - Apr 2021

Senior Accountant

• Gather requirements needed for implementing a new accounting system • Prepare billing invoices for monthly services and charges • Reconcile bank statements, credit card statements, and general ledger accounts

Traditions Management LLC | May 2017 - Nov 2019

Staff Accountant


Traditions Management LLC | Nov 2015 - May 2017

Accounts Payable Specialist


Blackbaud | May 2015 - Nov 2015

Customer Support Analyst, bCRE


POLARIS Laboratories | Aug 2014 - May 2015

Accounts Payable Clerk


My Education

Take a look at my formal education

Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University
Indiana State University
Northview High School
Masters in Information Technology ManagementKeller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University | 2023
Bachelors in Technical Business ManagementDeVry University | 2019

About Me

Stephanie  Blackwell

Experienced analytics professional working on developing my python & SQL skills

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