Bridgepoint professionals complete specialized Microsoft training

Bridgepoint Consulting is pleased to announce Sheri Furley and Joe Leake, both consultants at Bridgepoint, completed a specialized training in Microsoft, “Querying & Processing SQL Server Data.” Both Furley and Leake support client accounting departments in enhancing enterprise and accounting systems. Most recently, they had an extensive engagement supporting a large company in the Oil and Gas industry where querying was an important part of their roles.

In today’s information technology environment, SQL or Structure Query Language is used by more than 90% of the database market, whether it’s Microsoft, Oracle, or the various other providers. It is typically the underlying database for a company’s Transactional Systems or ERP System.

“Both Sheri and Joe are highly skilled professionals with the latest technical training to support our clients. They exemplify the quality and value Bridgepoint brings to our clients,” says Michael Johnson, Bridgepoint Consulting Principal and leader of the Information Technology practice.

As interim Revenue Manager at her recent client, Furley, a CPA with ERP systems and implementation experience, quickly became an instrumental part of the client’s finance team leading the charge to clean-up numerous accounts and volumes of data that migrated into the new system as a result of two acquisitions.

“Querying data has become an instrumental part of forensic and corrective accounting tasks that require us to be savvy in Information Systems (IS) data accessing,” says Furley.

A member of Bridgepoint’s IT team, Leake has extensive business systems and implementation experience with a strong accounting and financial management background. Most recently acting in the role of Business Systems Support Analyst, he was responsible for enhancement of reporting infrastructure as well as data integration for the acquired assets of Bridgepoint’s client.

“You first need to know how to properly query the data to access it in the way that you need it for report writing. Most reports start with a query these days,” says Leake.


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