Konigsberg - Focus Developer - Los Angeles, CA, USA

Michael Konigsberg

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Focus Developer


Have worked as a FOCUS/Web FOCUS developer for over 25 years.

Work History

Sr. Programmer Analyst

Wellpoint Inc

Performed all the systems analysis and programming to support the Sales Incentive System. Streamlined the Sales Incentive System. Decreased the size of main databases by 65%. Created -INCLUDE modules for common code used throughout the application. Streamlined and enhanced online MODIFY screens. Developed a common process for creating PDF report files from offline report output. Developed a process to dynamically burst offline print files into sets of PDF report files by selected sort values (simulates Report Caster on the Mainframe). Developed a process for dynamically running scheduled reports including destination data for FTPing PDF and EXCEL reports to department servers.

Independent Consultant

Los Angeles Police Department, City of Los Angeles

Assisted in implementing WEB-FOCUS Report Castor. It was used to run several mainframe production reports and send the reports through Email.

Independent Consultant

Bureau of Sanitation, City

Performed the systems analysis and programming to support the Financial Management Reporting system (FMR). Documented the regularly scheduled batch processes of the system. Simplified several of the batch processes. Performed regularly scheduled maintenance processes on the system. Revised several report processes and converted them to be FTP'd to a department server in PDF format.

Created and revised several reports on an as-needed basis.

Conducted several FOCUS training sessions for the department staff.

Independent Consultant


Documented and assisted in upgrading the Space Allocation System to be Y2K compliant. Performed all systems analysis and programming to support the re-writing the Equipment Billing system to FOCUS.

Independent Consultant

WMC Mortgage Company

Performed the systems analysis and programming to support the Commissions system in FOCUS for Windows. Documented and redesigned the Commission system. Upgraded the Commission system to be Y2K compliant. Performed various upgrades to the Commission system. Converted several functions to be processed by the FOCUS Report Server.

Independent Consultant

WMC Mortgage Company

Documented, redesigned and re-coded several stand-alone FOCUS loan systems. Ported the redesigned systems from VM/CMS to FOCUS for Windows.

Independent Consultant

Bureau of Sanitation, City

Performed the systems analysis and programming to support the redesigned Sewer Service Information Management Maintenance System (SIMMS) for the Bureau of Sanitation. The redesign included numerous database changes and a complete re-write of maintenance procedures including integration with the Thomas Brothers street database.

Independent Consultant

Union Bank of California

Performed all the systems analysis and programming to support the redesigned and upgraded Telecommunications Management, Work Order Tracking and Timesheet Accounting systems. Converted the Courier Billing system from a PC/FOCUS multi-user system on a Novell network to a mainframe system with automated feeds to other production systems. Upgraded all mission critical FOCUS systems to be Y2K compliant.

Provided FOCUS training for their staff.

Independent Consultant

City of Los Angeles

work on maintaining the Financial Management (FMS) and Cash Flow (CFS) systems that was begun when I was working for TACS.

Senior Consultant


Project leader of a team responsible for design and implementation of the Financial Management (FMS), Cash Flow (CFS) and Project Status Reporting (PSR) systems for the City of Los Angeles. Developed all maintenance procedures and reports, including a method of storing pre-selected options for all reports and submitting them in a batch mode. Developed a method to load data from the production accounting system into these systems.

Redesigned maintenance procedures and reports in the PC/FOCUS multi-user Box Office Tracking System used by Entertainment Data Inc. Completed enhancements to improve system efficiency on a Novell network.

Converted American Savings and Loan's PC/FOCUS Litigation Tracking System from a single user system to a PC/FOCUS Multi-user system on a Banyan Network. The project involved redesign of all the databases and re-coding of all maintenance procedures and reports. Automated several manual systems.

Developed a PC/FOCUS General Ledger Ad Hoc Reporting System for First Interstate Bank, which accessed mainframe data using Windows, scripts and file transfers.

Senior Consultant

AGS Information Service

Performed all the design, systems analysis and programming to support the Chemical Pricing Reporting System for Celanese Chemical Company. The system loaded an extract from a production IMS database into a FOCUS database for reporting.

Project leader of a team responsible for the development of a Cost Accounting and Billing System for First Interstate Bank. Designed and implemented a PC/FOCUS Applicant Tracking System, which utilized downloaded data from their mainframe Personnel system.

Senior System Analyst

Union Bank

Performed the systems analysis and programming to support the Teleservices System. Developed and installed various Management and Audit reports to support the Teleservices System. Designed FOCUS databases for their MSA Payroll/Personnel file. Created reports for EEOC tracking and salary projections.

Senior System Analyst


Responsible for the design and system support for all their financial accounting systems. The systems were coded in FOCUS and PC/FOCUS. Developed and installed a Promotion Profit and Loss System. This included the development of an Internal Labor and Cost Sales sub-systems.

Development of their personal computer standards for hardware and software.

Senior System Analyst

American Broadcasting Companies Inc

Responsible for all the system support and installation of all the West Coast systems in the following areas: General Accounting, Personnel, Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. Was the lead analyst on the installation of the MSA Payroll System. Designed all the new payroll reports and the interface to their General Ledger systems.

Assistant Manager of Payrolls - West Coast

American Broadcasting Companies Inc

Responsible for supervising the Payroll department and the preparation of all applicable payroll tax returns. Responsible for the reconciliation of the General Ledger Payroll accounts.

Certified Public Accountant

Harvey Kaufman

Staff Accountant
Responsible for the preparation of financial statements for various clients. Assisted in various phases of certified and uncertified audits. Prepared personnel, corporate and partnership tax returns.

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Bridgeport

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