Kelly Anderson, CPA, MCSE, Developer in Laguna Beach, CA, United States
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Kelly Anderson, CPA, MCSE

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Data Engineer and Developer

Laguna Beach, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 19, 2024

Kelly is a data analyst and engineer whose career began in accounting and finance. Over the past 20 years, he has worked for large companies like Netflix, CBRE, and Thomson Reuters. He enjoys all things data and has passed 12 professional exams, helping him keep up with new tools and technologies. This background and continuing education have enabled Kelly to contribute to many successful projects and solutions—including automating the delivery of 1+ million rent statements in eight years.



Preferred Environment

SQL, Python, Tableau, Pandas, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), T-SQL (Transact-SQL), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a data-driven SSRS report, which automated the delivery of over 1 million tenant rent statements in eight years.

Work Experience

Production Finance Tax and Vendor Data Engineer (Contract)

2021 - 2024
  • Maintained and enhanced data pipelines and reports crucial for compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborated closely with production finance and corporate finance teams to manage and reconcile vendor data across all Netflix productions, concurrently developing processes for aggregating vendor taxable data.
  • Facilitated data analysis, aggregation, and reporting to support key reporting requirements with the IRS—demonstrating my strong SQL and Python skills and a deep understanding of accounting and finance fundamentals.
Technologies: Python, PostgreSQL, Pandas, Tableau, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Pipelines, Apache Airflow, Databases, Data Matching, ETL, Excel 365

Business Systems Advisor | Senior Business Systems Analyst

2005 - 2021
  • Developed ETL scripts and SSIS packages to create data pipelines for moving financial information between accounting systems and internal and external data warehouses for reporting and integrations.
  • Executed large-scale data modeling, conversions, integrations, analytics, and visualizations using SQL Server technologies and reporting tools in conjunction with the internal accounting system called MRI Software.
  • Designed, developed, and implemented a custom SSRS solution using data-driven subscriptions that successfully delivered 14,000+ emailed tenant statements monthly.
Technologies: SQL, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Python, Tableau, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Data Pipelines, Business Requirements, Databases, Data Matching, ETL, Excel 365, APIs

Test Data Pipeline in Snowflake
A project I developed to showcase how we can create a Snowflake database and pipeline using dbt, Python within Snowflake, and Snowflake streams and tasks. We created a data warehouse and a pipeline using dbt to transform the data to a format usable in a reporting and BI tool.
1996 - 2001

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA

MARCH 2023 - MARCH 2025

SnowPro Core Certification



MCSE: Data Management and Analytics



Certified Public Accountant

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services




Tableau, Apache Airflow


Databases, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Data Pipelines, PostgreSQL, SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)


SQL, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), T-SQL (Transact-SQL), Python, Snowflake



Industry Expertise



Data Matching, Excel 365, Data Engineering, Data Analysis, Business Requirements, Data Build Tool (dbt), Finance, Information Systems, APIs, MRI Software

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