Konstantin Yerzakov

SAP FICO Web Resume


Introduction

Seasoned SAP professional with significant experience in accounting, systems and applications, with 16 years of experience in design, implementation and support of business IT applications for small / medium businesses and multinational corporations. Specializing in SAP spanning versions 3.1H through ECC 6.0 EhP6, consistently delivered successful solutions to clients in all areas of system design and implementation. With primary specialization in Controlling (Product Cost Planning / Controlling, Material Ledger, Profitability Analysis, Overhead Cost Management); Financial Accounting (General Ledger, Profit Center Accounting / Segment reporting) and Project Systems / Investment Management as well as very deep understanding and working knowledge of sales (including intercompany) / logistics / operations processes / configuration and financial integration with SD, MM and PP modules and other Netweaver components: BI, BI-IP, BPC, APO, XI/PI etc.; completed multiple full life cycle implementations from project preparation, scoping and blue printing through configuration, testing, go-live and post go-live support. Accomplishments over the last decade and a half lead to delivering desired results while contributing as a team member, team lead, integration manager and solution architect. In addition to the expert business and consulting knowledge, constantly demonstrating strong client facing skills, excellent team player, outgoing personality, excellent communication skills.

Experience

KEY SKILLS

  • Exceptional analytical abilities, uniquely blended system architect and hands on skills.
  • Versatile presentation skills, key participant in steering meetings, addressing senior Financial and IT management.
  • Financial / Cost accounting education and background.
  • Experience implementing US GAAP, IFRS accounting requirements as well as various local GAAP requirements.
  • Extensive experience in business process re-engineering for companies of various sizes.
  • Multiple projects involving Single Business Entity and Tax Optimization Model implementation.
  • Thorough understanding of product cost planning and profitability analysis concepts across different industries.
  • Outstanding ability to transform business needs in most effective SAP-based solutions (including plant abroad functionality in EU).
  • Proven project leadership track record – leading small and medium size teams.
  • Broad international experience (multiple international implementations in multi-company, multi-currency environments): Russia, Germany, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA, Mexico, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Nigeria.
  • Excellent practical knowledge of ASAP implementation methodology and tools.
  • Experience implementing SAP Industry Best Practice solutions using SAP tools and methodology.
  • Certified SAP Financials and SAP Controlling Consultant.


SAP Functional & Technical Skills

Product Cost Controlling (Product Cost Planning, Cost Object Controlling, Actual Costing / Material Ledger):

  • Implementation of various material valuation concepts (including split valuation);
  • Implementation of product costing concepts for various industries: make-to-stock, make-to-order etc.;
  • Calculation of the cost of goods manufactured (COGM) and the cost of goods sold (COGS) of products;
  • Costing of materials with and without quantity structure;
  • Multiple currencies and valuations in costing (standard and actual);
  • Additive costing, unit costing, multiple cost simulations, ABC templates in costing;
  • Using procurement alternatives and special procurement costing;
  • Preliminary and actual costing;
  • WIP, target cost and variances calculations;
  • Single and multi-level price determination and actual costing;
  • Period end closing in cost object controlling and material ledger; product cost collectors, process orders; sales orders
  • Product costing reporting, summarization reporting (including performance tuning).

Overhead Cost Controlling (Cost Center Accounting, Cost Element Accounting, Internal Orders):

  • Overhead calculations, Activity based costing;
  • Internal orders (statistical / real / investment orders);
  • Cost planning, detailed cost planning, formula planning;
  • Various allocation methodologies, templates, splitting and variances calculation, actual / plan activity prices

Profitability Analysis:

  • Costing based and account based profitability analysis;
  • Custom COPA derivation rules;
  • COPA Planning including multiple valuation strategies and integration with demand planning tools;
  • Integration with SD and FI including design of various user exits;
  • Top-down distributions;
  • COPA reporting and summarization.

General Ledger (Classic GL and New GL), Enterprise Controlling (Profit Center Accounting):

  • Design and implement multiple ledger concepts using SAP New GL;
  • Document splitting, real-time reconciliation;
  • Design and implementation of multi-currency concepts;
  • Profit center reporting and financial segmentation  and reporting;
  • Cost of sales accounting with functional areas;
  • Period / year end closing processes, accrual engine.

Project Systems / Investment Management:

- Design and implement project system concepts for cost/revenue tracking;

- Planning / budgeting and availability control for projects;

- Results analysis and resource related billing;

- Investment projects and integration with IM and AA;

  • Banking (Electronic Banking, Lockbox, Payment Program), Accounts Payable / Receivable, Fixed Assets, Funds Management, Financial Supply Chain Management.
  • Customizing and Workbench Organizer; Change and Transport Organizer.
  • ABAP/4 Workbench: ABAP/4 language, Dictionary, ABAP Query, field/user exits, Validations / Substitutions, BADI.
  • Report Painter / Report Writer / Drilldown reporting.
  • LSMW and Extended Computer Aided Testing Tool (ECATT).
  • EDI, IDOC, ALE, Solution Manager for project, scope and documentation management.


Integration of FI/CO with other modules within ECC: Materials Management (MM), Sales and Distribution (SD), EDI and Intercompany Billing, Production Planning (PP), Transportation (TP), Human Resources (HR) – travel expenses, working knowledge of Projects Systems (PS).


Integration of FI/CO with other Netweaver applications: Business Intelligence (BI), Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), Integrated Planning (BI-IP), Portals, Advanced Planning Optimizer (APO), Exchange Infrastructure and Process Integration (XI/PI).


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Detailed business knowledge of financial, internal /external reporting processes in the following industries:

• Oil and Gas sector (Upstream / Downstream)

• Consumer goods

• Utilities

• Medical Devices & Life Science

• Pharmaceutical

• Chemical

• Enterprise Services

• Mining & Steel



Project:

SAP Application Management

Jun 2014 – Present

Client:

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals ERP COE (a Novartis company) - Pharmaceutical

 

Role:

SAP Support Consultant – FICO

 

 

Sandoz, a global generics leader, develops, produces and markets medicines that are no longer protected by patents, along with pharmaceutical and biotechnological active substances. Sandoz is one of the largest manufacturers of generic pharmaceutical products in the United States, manufacturing more than 200 products in more than 500 package sizes, made by Sandoz approximately 1,500 employees all located in the United States. Sandoz is a member of the Novartis Group of Companies, a recognized world leader in healthcare with core businesses in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye care and animal health.

 

·         Analyze variety of business requirements for new enhancements in Financial and Management Accounting process areas, recommend solutions;

·         Design solutions proposed, implement following SHAPE / Sandoz methodologies and process;

·         Resolve functional/technical issues (fix-on-fail) in accordance with SLA agreements specializing in SAP CO-PC, CO-PA, CO-PS, CO-PCA, CO-CCA, FI-GL, FI-AP, FI-AR, FSCM modules.

 

Project:

SAP ECC6.0 Global Implementation

Mar 2014 – May 2014

Client:

Arthrex – Life Science

 

Role:

SAP Product Cost Controlling Lead

 

 

Arthrex is global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. More than 94% of Arthrex’s products are manufactured in the United States (4 plants), and exported to more than 100 countries around the world. Arthrex’s corporate headquarters is located in Florida, global division in Munich, Germany as well as several subsidiaries and distribution centers throughout the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

 

·         Design and document best practice Product Cost Planning / Controlling and Material Ledger solutions tailored to client’s needs;

·         Holding ownership of all inventory valuation related topics;

·         Build solution in including Multiple valuations in ML (TLV – Transparent Legal View, GV – Group View) and integration with GL, STO (Stock Transport Order) solution for inter-company / -plant inventory transfers;

·         Serve as focal point for integration topics with D2S (PP/PM), P2P (MM/WM) and O2C (SD/LO) teams;

·         System configuration and testing: COPC-PCP, COPC-OBJ, COPC-ML-ACT.

 

Project:

Everest SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

Jan 2014 – Feb 2014

Client:

United Salt Corporation – Chemical / Consumer goods

 

Role:

SAP CO (Product Costing / Profitability Analysis) Solution Architect

 

 

United Salt Corporation (USC) is a privately owned manufacturer of salt products used primarily in food products, chemical processing, oil field drilling and production fluids, deicing, hide curing, agricultural feeding, commercial, industrial and residential water softening and our new product line used for chlorine generation in swimming pools. USC is headquartered in Houston, Texas and has three plant locations.

 

·         As part of ongoing implementation design and document best practice Product Cost Planning / Controlling and Profitability Analysis solutions tailored to client’s needs;

·         Prototype solution in development system including STO (Stock Transport Order) solution for inter-company / -plant inventory transfers;

·         Serve as focal point for all integration topics with MM, SD, PP teams as it’s related to Controlling solution design.


 

Project:

NLNG Connect SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

July 2013 – December 2013

Client:

Nigeria LNG (NLNG) – Oil & Gas

 

Role:

SAP FICO Team Lead

 

 

NLNG is a company incorporated to develop Nigeria's natural gas resources and produce Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) for export. The company has three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) Limited, which provides shipping services for NLNG and Nigeria LNG Ship Manning (NSML) Limited which provides personnel for all of NLNG’s Vessels, as well as NLNG Ship Management Services (NLNGSS).

 

·         Financial scope Phase 1 of the project encompasses the following SAP ECC components and solutions: Flexible General Ledger including Profit Center Accounting and Segment Reporting, Accounts Payable, Account Receivables, Asset Accounting, Treasury (Cash & Liquidity Management, Cash Journal Management), Bank Communication Management, Funds Management, Overhead Cost Management (Cost Center Accounting, Internal Order Accounting, and Profitability Analysis), Business Planning and Consolidation;

·         Joined the project in the last stages of Blueprint phase to replace leaving FICO Team Lead, had to “hit the ground running” to ensure continuity of delivery;

·         Lead and direct solution build, close outstanding blueprint design issues; plan, prepare and execute Functional System Testing and Integration System Testing;

·         Solely responsible for configuring and documenting Profitability Analysis and Flexible General Ledger (multiple ledgers integrated with Funds Management);

·         Serve as focal point for all integration topics with CPM (MM, SRM) and PPM/PS teams, coach and guide the team in all aspects of solution build;

·         Design, spec, test and document in / outgoing interfaces with main sales / customer services software used by NLNG as well as a number of other accounting / travel management systems;

·         Manage team of 10 consultants and business SMEs.

 

Project:

Sirius Global SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

Feb 2013 – June 2013

Client:

Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH - Chemical

 

Role:

SAP Finance SME / Deputy Business Team Lead

 

 

Orion Engineered Carbons is a global producer of carbon blacks with 15 production sites and five Applied Technology Centers, focusing on quality supply and collaborative partnerships with customers. Sirius Global implementation includes production plants and warehouses in the US, EU, South Korea, Japan, South Africa and Brazil.

 

·         Plan and manage the integration testing strategy pertaining to financial modules (Financial Accounting, Product Costing, Profitability Analysis, Project Systems) and their integration with other SAP modules and applications;

·         Oversee realization and testing of global business process models in APAC, South Africa and Brazil and ensure that local requirements are properly addressed w/o compromising established global model;

·         Assist in managing team of 4 consultants and business users;

·         Design and implement enhancements for capturing of freight/duty/storage cost in Product Cost, including that for Intercompany product flows; confirm requirements and implement split valuation for manufactured parts;

·         Advise on cutover strategy and prepare cutover plans focusing on Financial Processes, assist in cutover realization and go-live and post go-live issue resolutions in areas of Product Cost Planning / Controlling, Profitability Analysis.

 

Project:

Global Transformation and Global SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

Dec 2011 – Dec 2012

Client:

Metinvest Holding – Mining, Steel

 

Role:

SAP Finance / Controlling Solution Architect

 

 

Metinvest is an international vertically integrated steel and mining company owning 24 production entities in Ukraine, Europe and the United States and managing each link of the production chain – iron ore, coal mining and coke production through to semi-finished and finished steel products; including manufacturing of plate and coil, pipe rolling, shapes, bars and other value-added products. Metinvest is the largest in Ukraine and one of the largest CIS producers of iron ore raw materials and steel. The company is one of the top-ten producers of carbon steel plates. Metinvest occupies 26th place among the world largest steel companies according to the World Steel Association.

 

·         Analyze business requirements and propose high level architecture of SAP Financial & Controlling modules / products required for solution;

·         Map high-level SAP architecture to key business requirements, needs and high-level business processes;

·         Provide recommendations for functional settings and organizational structure for Finance & Controlling stream as well as for geographical & business scope (countries / companies) of Pilot SAP implementation;

·         Propose high level roadmap for SAP Financial & Controlling modules implementation including resource estimation;

·         Complete project preparation phase activities such as blueprint workshop scope definition, workshop material preparation, workshop scheduling;

·         Participate in evaluations of proposals in response to project RFP, provide recommendations to the client;

·         Using ARIS software participate in design of business processes and their implementation options in SAP, make recommendations for project / implementation approaches;

·         Provide expert advice on implementation of international best business practices using SAP FICO functionality (including parallel ledgers, product cost controlling, multi-currency etc.);

·         Serve as focal point of all integration topics with other teams (Sales and Distribution (SD), Production Planning (PP), Material Management (MM));

·         Lead work of expert business groups (consisting of Group Controller, Divisional Managers, Financial Management Dept. Managers) formed to determine and formalize business requirements as well as propose solutions in areas of Product Cost Planning / Controlling, Multiple Valuations and Profit Center Reporting, Transfer Pricing, Profitability Analysis, Intercompany sales and Inventory valuation (including split valuation);

·         As part of Controlling team develop Business Blueprint documents covering SAP Controlling functionality focusing on Overhead Cost Controlling, Product Cost Planning / Controlling, Material Ledger / Actual Costing, Profitability Analysis, Project Systems;

·         Develop prototype of solution demonstrating to the client ECC6.0 EhP5 capabilities in areas of Product Cost Planning / Controlling, Material Ledger / Actual Costing, Profitability Analysis including Intercompany product flows, Valuated stock in-transit, Legal / Group / Profit Center valuations;

·         Assist in managing team of 8 consultants and business users.

 



Project:

Hemosphere company migration (new acquisition)

May 2012

Client:

CryoLife Inc. – Life Science

 

Role:

SAP FICO Team Lead

 

 

CryoLife is a contemporary biological medical device company that is focused on the development of implantable biological devices, surgical adhesives, and biomaterials for use in cardiac and vascular for patients of all ages.

 

·         Joined the project as FICO expert to assist with evaluation of current configuration / master data state and to ensure that system is set up for recording financial data related to new acquisition;

·         Working with Finance department: reviewing requirements; setting up missing configuration in areas of Financial Accounting, Profit Center Accounting, Consolidation; supporting system testing and migration to production system; developing templates and procedures for data loads (master data and transactional data);

·         Manage and coach 1 consultant.

 


Project:

SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

May 2012

Client:

Farouk USA – Consumer goods

 

Role:

FICO Team Lead

 

 

Farouk Systems, Inc. is a Houston based privately owned company that manufactures high quality professional hair care and spa products.

 

·         Joined the project to replace leaving FICO consultant, had to “hit the ground running” to make sure the implementation stays on track with 7 weeks till go-live;

·         Evaluation of current state of entire FICO domain, quick resolution of open issues related to Product Cost Planning and Controlling, Profitability Analysis, General Ledger Accounting etc.

·         Preparation and execution of integration testing.


 

Project:

COMPASS - Controlling and Managing Projects And Service System

Feb 2011 – Dec2011

Client:

Hewlett Packard Company - Services

 

Role:

FICO Team Lead (Business Process Solution Architecture Team)

 

 

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is a provider of personal computing and other access devices, technologies, solutions and services to individual customers, small and medium size businesses, and large enterprises.  The company primarily operates in the US. COMPASS program delivers a global standardized SAP-based, integrated solution supported by global processes for managing HP business. It encompasses Quote-to-Cash, Procurement, Project accounting, Labor tracking and Financial profitability reporting for trade and internal engagements.

 

·         Manage projects as part of the Compass program as well as other HP-wide programs (e.g. HPS AFM – key component of Finance Architecture Transformation) as it’s related to Compass portfolio;

·         Gather, analyze business requirements related to COMPASS system / process enhancements across all functional areas (focusing, but not limited to Financial / Management Accounting; Project Systems - Revenue / Cost Analysis);

·         Document business requirements in Change Requests using HP systems (Aries, Aldea, Caliber etc.), conduct CR review sessions with various business / IT interlocks;

·         Participate in proto-cycling workshops and requirement gathering sessions concentrating on the “fit-gap” analysis of deployment strategies for “Jumbo” accounts (largest HP customers like Navy & Marine Corps, Shell, Bank of America, Kraft etc.) using COMPASS process / system template – SAP Project Systems.

 


Project:

ESABNA SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

Jul 2011 – Aug 2011

Client:

ESAB North America – Equipment manufacturing

 

Role:

FICO Team member (Product Costing)

 

 

With operations throughout the globe, ESAB is one of the world’s largest producers of welding consumables and equipment.

ESAB conducts business in the following industries: Welding and cutting equipment, Welding consumables, Welding automation, Cutting systems.

 

·         Set up Product Cost Planning (CO-PC-PCP) configuration for ESAB prototype based on requirements gathered in blueprint sessions: standard costing, periodic costing, overhead cost through ABC templates etc.;

·         Set up Product Cost Controlling (CO-PC-OBJ) configuration for ESAB prototype based on requirements gathered in blueprint sessions: variance calculations, actual overhead etc.;

·         Set up Actual Costing / Material Ledger (CO-PC-ACT) configuration for ESAB prototype based on requirements.

·         Set up Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) configuration for ESAB prototype based on requirements.

·         Document and test system configuration.

 

Project:

SAP ECC6.0 system support and enhancements

Nov 2010 – Oct 2011

Client:

Arizona Chemical, Inc. - Chemical

 

Role:

FICO Team Lead

 

 

Arizona Chemical is the world’s largest producer of naturally derived specialty resins and pine-based chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. Arizona Chemical is a multi-national corporation with 11 manufacturing facilities, numerous sales offices, and research and technical support facilities worldwide.

 

·         Provide 2nd level system support in areas related to FICO focusing on Product Cost Controlling, Profitability Analysis, Inventory Management including Intercompany transactions;

·         Fine-tune system-related day-to-day and month end activities, custom reports and enhancements for Product Cost Controlling and Profitability Analysis; document system procedures.


 

Project:

SHAPE US Global SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

Mar 2010 – Jan 2011

Client:

Sandoz Pharmaceuticals (a Novartis company) - Pharmaceutical

 

Role:

FICO Team member

 

 

Sandoz, a global generics leader, develops, produces and markets medicines that are no longer protected by patents, along with pharmaceutical and biotechnological active substances. Sandoz is one of the largest manufacturers of generic pharmaceutical products in the United States, manufacturing more than 200 products in more than 500 package sizes, made by Sandoz approximately 1,500 employees all located in the United States. Sandoz is a member of the Novartis Group of Companies, a recognized world leader in healthcare with core businesses in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, generics, eye care and animal health.

 

·         Primarily responsible for areas of Overhead Cost Management (CO-CCA, CO-OPA), Project Systems / Investment Management and Financial Planning (including integration with BI-IP);

·         Lead workshops and requirement gathering sessions concentrating on the “fit-gap” analysis of current business model;

·         Design process and data flows and concepts of Financial planning in following areas: Sales to Gross Margin (CO-PA); Functional & Personnel Cost (CO-CCA); Development & Registration, Business Development & Licensing Projects (PS); Other Income & Expense (CO-OPA, New GL) and their integration with BI-IP;

·         Design and implement processes covering Research and Development, Investment Management – these processes are portrayed in SAP using Investment Management / Project Systems – including planning / budgeting, integration with BI-IP and Asset Accounting;

·         Develop business guidelines covering processing in Financial Planning areas, deliver blueprint documentation and support blueprint approval workshops;

·         Provide support to other teams in areas of expertise (Product Costing, General Ledger etc.);

·         System configuration and testing: CO-CCA, CO-OPA, CO-PA, New GL, CO-PC;

·         System design and documentation in accordance with FDA requirements.

 


Project:

APEX Global SAP ECC6.0 implementation based on SAP CBP

Jan 2009 – Feb 2010

Client:

Arizona Chemical, Inc. - Chemical

 

Role:

FICO Team Lead

 

 

Arizona Chemical is the world’s largest producer of naturally derived specialty resins and pine-based chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. Arizona Chemical is a multi-national corporation with 11 manufacturing facilities, numerous sales offices, and research and technical support facilities worldwide.

 

·         Solely responsible for hands-on implementation of Cost Center Accounting, Profitability Analysis (including integration with Business Intelligence (BI) / Advanced Planning Optimizer (APO) for demand planning and profitability forecasting), Product Cost Planning and Cost Object Controlling modules;

·         Design and implement inventory valuation concepts including standard cost calculation, additive costing, transfer pricing;

·         Oversee the design and implementation of other Financial modules: Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable (including multiple electronic bank interfaces with XI/PI), New General Ledger, Asset Accounting;

·         Develop the project plan covering the Financial and Management Accounting requirements; project plan updates, weekly status reporting;

·         Lead workshops and requirement gathering sessions concentrating on the “fit-gap” analysis of current business model , SAP Chemical best business practices and the company’s new operating model in EU (Single Business Entity);

·         Analyze multiple business models and their implementation options in SAP, present to the company’s senior executives, making recommendations for project / implementation approaches;

·         Serve as focal point of all integration topics with other teams (Sales and Distribution (SD), Production Planning (PP), Material Management (MM)), e.g. freight costing and capitalization, intercompany sales processes, logistics / financial processes pertaining to implementation of Single Business Entity (SBE) model in Europe;

·         Plan and manage the integration testing strategy pertaining to financial modules and their integration with other SAP modules and applications;

·         Active involvement in data conversion process, defining conversion rules for financial master and transactional data (General Ledger Accounts, Material Master, Open Projects, Fixed Assets, Cost Centers, Open items and balances), develop LSMW and ECATT scripts for master and transactional data loads;

·         Develop financial data conversion strategy as part of overall cutover strategy, define conversion rules for various modules (GL, AP, AR, AA, MM) taking into consideration transition from current business model in EU to the new Single Business Entity model in multi-currency / multi-company environment;

·         Assist in design and implementation of Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC).

·         Lead a team of 9 consultants and client personnel implementing the designed solution;

 

Project:

Blue Bird Global SAP ECC6.0 Implementation

August 2007 – December 2008

Client:

Fenwal Inc. – Life Science

 

Role:

FICO Team member / Deputy Team Lead

 

 

A pioneer in transfusion medicine, Fenwal Inc. is one of the world's largest suppliers of advanced technologies that help ensure a safe and plentiful global blood supply. Fenwal’s manufacturing facilities are located in San German and Maricao, Puerto Rico; Haina, Dominican Republic; La Châtre, France; Bir Drassen, Tunisia. The range of products includes Automated Collection Components, Blood Collection and Processing Systems, Ancillary Products.

The project was executed in a validated environment and under extreme timeline pressures to deliver a global SAP solution to the EMEA, NALA and APAC regions.  In addition to the SAP implementation, this project included Fenwal being divested from their parent company, facilitation and coordination with a 3PL as well as a BPO.

 

·         Responsible for all Financial and Management Accounting aspects of the implementation in the FDA regulated environment focusing on New General Ledger, profit center and segment reporting, as well as Overhead Cost Management (CCA & OCM), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA);

·         Conceptual system design, business process gap analysis and resolution collaborating with other teams and parties outside of the project;

·         Responsible for key integration points with other ECC modules (MM, SD, CS) including material valuation, transfer pricing, billing, inter-company stock transfer and sales, service order processing, leasing etc.;

·         Responsible for design, testing and implementation of financial interfaces (mostly via EDI) with legacy manufacturing systems and other external partners (e.g. lockbox);

·         Integration testing and documenting the solution (including Business Blueprint, User Requirements, Functional & Technical Specifications etc.) in accordance with FDA requirements as well as using Solution Manager;

·         Assist in training material development and review, support end-user training in various locations;

·         Responsible for integration with BI in areas of Financial and Management reporting;

·         Assist the company with financial data conversion preparation and post–conversion reconciliations, including multi-currency scenarios;

·         Post go-live support including on-site support of offices in Mexico and Puerto Rico;

·         Assist in managing team of 4 consultants; coach junior team members on various aspects of design and implementation of financial applications such as Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Asset Accounting (AA) etc.

 

Project:

MMT - US Chemical Best Practices build (ECC6.0)

July 2007

Client:

Atos Origin Inc. - Services

 

Role:

FICO Team lead

 

 

As part of global MMT (Maximize Manufacturing Together) initiative Atos Origin develops the US Chemical Best Practices solution based on SAP industry best practices package using the ECC6.0 platform.

 

·         Responsible for all Financial and Management Accounting aspects of the SAP Chemical Best Practices (CBP) template;

·         Building block activation (using Implementation Assistant, ECATT) and troubleshooting;

·         Solution modifications to enable profit center reporting in the New General Ledger;

·         Integration testing of the solution and documentation.


 

Project:

Center Of Excellence at GSF

May 2007 – July 2007

Client:

GlobalSantaFe (GSF) – Oil & Gas

 

Role:

FICO Team lead / Integration manager

 

 

GlobalSantaFe is one of the largest offshore oil and gas drilling contractors and the leading provider of drilling management services worldwide.  The company owns or operates a contract drilling fleet of over 60 drilling rigs worldwide. GSF is now part of Transocean Corporation (over 140 rigs worldwide).

 

·         Evolve SAP systems collaborating with client’s process owners, recommend enhancements to improve system efficiency and meet changing business requirements;

·         Work together with client staff, establish the support procedures for newly created SAP Center Of Excellence (COE) including afterhours support, BW loads monitoring etc;

·         Manage team of 5 consultants; serve as focal point for offsite support requirements as well as quality control of the services provided; prepare and conduct periodic service delivery performance reviews with the client.

 

Project:

Longview plant migration to Westlake SAP system

February 2007 – April 2007

Client:

Westlake Chemical Corporation - Chemical

 

Role:

FICO Team lead

 

 

Westlake Chemical is an international manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals and fabricated products. The purchase included Eastman's Polyethylene and Epolene polymer business lines headquartered in Longview, Texas, related assets and a 200-mile ethylene pipeline. Westlake also acquired technology for the production of specialty polyolefin polymers.

 

·         Business Blueprint workshops preparation and execution, requirements gathering, gap analysis covering all Financial modules: Product Costing (PC); Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Overhead Cost Management (OPA), General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Asset Accounting (AA);

·         Conceptual design, gap analysis and resolution, solution documentation;

·         Developing data conversion strategies and tools, assisting with master data cleansing in FI, CO, MM areas; responsible for Financial master and transactional data conversion;

·         Responsible for configuration, unit testing, integration testing covering the Financial and Controlling modules.

 


Project:

P.I.P.E. Implementation of MRP & CO-PC – ECC5.0

July 2006 – January 2007

Client:

North American Pipe (Westlake Chemical) - Manufacturing

 

Role:

FICO Team lead

 

 

North American Pipe Company (NAPCO) is part of the Westlake Chemical Corporation which services several distinct markets including municipal water and sewer, residential plumbing, irrigation, agricultural and the do-it-yourself markets. NAPCO operates 8 PVC pipe extrusion facilities.

 

·         Business Blueprint workshops preparation, execution, presentations to executive management and sign off facilitation - responsible for Product Cost Planning and Cost Object Controlling modules as well as integration with all other modules (FI, MM, SPL);

·         Design and implement cost planning concepts, material valuation strategies, sound month end process in areas of cost controlling;

·         Providing recommendations to the client on business process / system improvements in areas including, but not limited to Overhead Cost Management (CCA), General Ledger (GL), Materials Management (MM) as well as period closing process improvements. Assisting with implementation of the changes recommended;

·         Solely responsible for configuration, unit testing, integration testing and power user/support staff training;

·         Provide on-site go-live and post go-live support.


 

Project:

Nebras Implementation of SAP ECC5.0

September 2005 – July 2006

Client:

SEC (Saudi Electricity Company) - Utilities

 

Role:

FICO Team member

 

 

SEC is the largest electricity provider in Saudi Arabia. The company has its generation, transmission and distribution operations Kingdom-wide.

 

·         Business Blueprint workshops preparation and execution as well as presentations to executive management. Responsible for all Controlling modules including Cost Center Accounting (CCA), Overhead Orders (OPA), Profit Center Accounting (PCA) / Cost of Sales (New General Ledger), Profitability Analysis (CO-PA); Project Systems (CO-PS).

·         Documenting (SAP Solution Manager) the Business Blueprint including project scope confirmation, design concepts, gap analysis and resolution;

·         Prototyping the solution: configuration of the Controlling modules, unit testing, integration testing;

·         Responsible for the integration points of mySAP ERP (Controlling) with Enterprise Portal (MSS);

·         Develop custom reports for FI, CO, PS, AA, MM modules using drilldown reporting, Report Writer / Report Painter, ABAP/4 Query;

·         Delivering the solution in accordance with design, problems resolution, managing several of client’s personnel during the realization phase, performing knowledge transfer to ensure the continuity of support and system evolution;

·         Developing and implementing test strategy (Integration System Testing, User Acceptance Testing) using SAP Solution Manager.

 

Project:

Fanar  Implementation of SAP R/3 4.6C

July 2004 – July 2005

Client:

SABIC (Saudi Arabia Basic Industry Corporation) – Chemical, Oil & Gas, Steel

 

Role:

FICO Team member

 

 

SABIC includes around two dozen affiliated companies with their businesses across petrochemicals, steel manufacturing, fertilizers and service industries. SABIC is among the leading petrochemical companies in terms of sales and product diversity.

 

·         Active involvement in all implementation phases, including blueprint workshops and gap analysis, system prototyping, quality assurance and integration testing;

·         Business-specific enhancement design, documentation, testing and user training;

·         Develop custom reports for FI, CO modules using drilldown reporting, Report Writer / Report Painter, ABAP/4 Query;

·         The main focus on the project is on Cost Center Accounting – structures and allocations; Product Costing – design and configuration related to standard cost planning as well as cost object controlling; Material Ledger – design and configuration of multiple valuations, material update and actual costing / price determination, group costing and transfer pricing and Inventory Valuation (including split valuation); Special Purpose Ledger as well as integration points with other modules such as PP, SD, LE, MM.

 


Project:

Remote support  

January 2004 – June 2004

Client:

Xerox and TFL (Transport for London) – Electronics, Transportation

 

Role:

FICO Team member

 

 

·         Client’s SAP systems evolution working with the service delivery team and client process owners

·         Recommend enhancements to improve system efficiency and meet changing business requirements.

·         Prepare specifications, estimate, and design and carry out enhancements projects.

·         Resolve functional/technical issues (fix-on-fail) in accordance with SLA agreements specializing in SAP CO-PC, CO-PA, CO-PCA, CO-CCA modules.

 

Assignment:

Senior Business Systems Analyst

December 2001 – September 2003

Employer:

Braun GmbH (The Gillette Company) – Consumer goods

 

 

·         Support of company’s business systems in FI / CO / PS / PC / CO-PA areas focusing on Product Cost Controlling, Cost Center / Cost Element Accounting, Reporting;

·         Submit recommendations on the process improvements and provide the technical solutions related to various business processes;

·         Support and enhancement of system functionality related to Product Cost Planning and Controlling unit costing for commercial operations and standard costing for manufacturing operations, transfer pricing;

·         Active involvement in all related activities including preparing business and technical specifications, testing (extensive ABAP/4 workbench experience), quality assurance;

·         Active full-time involvement in biggest European project for The Gillette Company – implementation of Principal Operating Company model - focusing on Inventory Controlling, Product Cost Controlling, Overhead Cost Controlling and allocations, Direct Marketing Expenses (DME) Controlling (implemented as part of Project Systems) and integration aspects with MM and SD;

·         Iterative system prototyping, module-specific quality assurance and integration testing as well as final configuration. Data conversion preparation/execution, user education and post-implementation support.

 

Assignment:

SAP Configurator / SAP Support Coordinator

September 1998 – November 2001

Employer:

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Oil & Gas) – Oil & Gas

 

 

·         Support the planning, budget and cost management process, including recommendations to the management on use of SAP FI / CO / PS / PCA tools in given business situations;

·         Develop and processing of cost allocation policies (plan/actual assessments, tariffs, settlements, etc.); develop budget formats and reports for various company’s departments, senior management, the Russian Party and the Board of Directors; develop project structures for major upstream development projects and implement them in SAP CO-PS;

·         Maintain and provide coordination for company-wide usage of the SAP FI-CO modules, associated procedures, and development of additional functionality;

·         Submit recommendations for configuration changes, upgrades, and custom modifications of the primary accounting and financial software system, as required to satisfy the company’s business needs

·         Responsible for establishing procedures for data input and maintenance of the accounting portion of the company’s systems and also other portions to the extent that they impact the accounting function;

·         As a member of SAP project team specializing in Asset Accounting (AA) module, active involvement in all implementation phases, including as-is/to-be and gap analysis, iterative system prototyping, module-specific quality assurance and integration testing.

 


Assignment:

Lead Accountant / Fixed Assets Accountant

December 1997 – August 1998

Employer:

Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (Oil & Gas) – Oil & Gas

 

 

·         Responsible for General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Asset Accounting areas, Project Cost Accounting, month-end closing financial and budget reporting; supervising a group of four accountants and reporting to Financial Director;

·         Establish regular physical inventory system, work with various government authorities.


 

Location

Houston, TX, United States of America

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