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Anthony Scarfo Curriculum Vitae

  1. 1. ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  2. 2. Profile I am an experienced business transformation professional. I have worked the last seven years in the design, establishment and optimisation of Shared Services to blue chip organisations in Europe and North America. In addition, I have worked on a number of SAP implementations as a FI/CO functional consultant, so I offer wide experience and leadership for companies aspiring to optimise their business model. I believe the key to Business Transformations is ensuring the components are established and working early in the programme lifecycle, giving a base to concentrate on getting milestones delivered and risks managed. I place a premium on building strong relationships – the key to business transformation is to ensure that you build good relationships with your Stakeholders, but equally with the people who are consumers or users of the services that you provide. This builds unity of purpose in the programmes I have worked on, but to also help people get through challenging periods, which is a feature of these programmes. Through my background in Finance, I possess strong functional skills and can relate to people through my ability to understand their point of view, and the fact that I have done many different line Finance roles. ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  3. 3. Achievements and Skills Leadership • • • Interim head of Shared Services for major UK brand; Programme Management of a board level tax programme for major UK bank Project Manager delivering solutions in challenging environments: – – – – – • • Achieved Month end cycle from 15 to 3 days for Logistics organisation within two months Development and rollout of Category/Customer reporting via interfaced legacy systems Rollout of Hyperion and consolidation & upload methodology across Western Europe markets Delivered Trade Terms Management Model to manage upfront profitability Delivered ROI System for analysis of sales returns on refrigeration equipment An excellent track record of creating and leading focused, effective teams to achieve milestones ensuring programmes maintain pace Excellent communication and presentation skills - ability to distil large amounts of information into decision-making information for senior management Business Transformation • • Four Shared Service implementations delivered against aggressive timelines and budgets, and delivering a future design and strategy relating to processes, technology, and organisation Worked with Shared Services consultancy to develop an integrated Shared Services methodology which was used to gain clientele for consultancy and to support implementation ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  4. 4. Achievements and Skills Global SAP implementation • • • • Four global SAP implementations, Global Design of Chart of Accounts and FI/CO Master Data for two organisations Management of data migration of from legacy systems to SAP Delivery of Global Business Process solutions – Automated Accounting postings from Finance to SAP Treasury, SD, MM & PP modules – Implementation of cross stream processes e.g. Inter-company & Freight Accounting – Solutions for International Accounting Standards and Sarbanes Oxley Financial Management • • • • Financial Controller - to Regional European level Company de-merger and Sale of Middle East business for FTSE 100 company Implemented UK GAAP standards for Joint Venture and Subsidiary accounting Design of Tender Financial Models for cinema advertising chain ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  5. 5. Education • • • • SAP FI/CO Certification, 2006 Prince 2 Practitioner, 2005 Certified Practicing Accountant - Australian Society of CPA’s, 1996 (Member No 1866526) Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy - University of South Australia, 1992 Career Summary March 2005 – current Independent Business Transformation Consultant March 2002 – January 2005 Global Process Manager at Diageo/Accenture April 1999 – January 2002 Regional Financial Controller – Benelux at Coty Benelux BV Senior Financial Analyst – Operations at Coty International BV April 1998 – April 1999 Contract Accountant March 1996 – March 1998 Financial Analyst at Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia March 1993 – March 1996 Accountant at TRW Carr Pty Ltd Accounting Officer at TRW Carr Pty Ltd ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  6. 6. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present Jimmy Choo – London, UK November 2012- October 2013 (12 months). Established at the request of a client a Shared Service style structure to integrate with an expanded Finance functions, and to take the role of Interim Head of Shared Services • • • • • • Interim Head of Shared Services, covering global Credit Control, Accounts Receivable and UK/EU Accounts Payable functions; delivering services to meet the needs of a growing brand Delivered for the client working capital management projects aimed at freeing cash of approximately GBP1.4m in the first 12 months; Delivery of accounting services for Year-end accounting, 1st draft statutory accounts, Brand Licensing, Financial Modeling, and physical Cash Flow forecasting; Worked with Jimmy Choo on a range of insourcing and outsourcing initiatives, including a transfer of outsourced Accounting activity to a new provider, and transfer of activity credit control to new accounting department which will result in annual cost savings of > GBP 0.2m at maturity; Worked with holding company to establish operating model characteristics for Shared Service model, such as Service Catalogues, KPI’s and chargeback mechanisms Finance key user for new SAP implementation, establishing design requirements for new implementations, achieving sign off requirements needed to proceed to build phase ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  7. 7. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present Coca-Cola Hellenic – Athens, Greece; Sofia, Bulgaria July 2012 to September 2012 (3 months). Consulting engagement to work with new SSC operation in Bulgaria review and shape strategy and approach to optimize the operation through process and technology changes • • • Market Research, selection and recommendation of a range of technologies and process practices that are occurring in the Shared Services industry. Delivery of best in class analysis for Coca Cola concentrating on maximizing processing throughput for Procure to Pay, Master Data Management, and Accounting processes Buildup of business case to support analysis ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  8. 8. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present Tate & Lyle plc – London; Lodz, Poland November 2010 to present (18 months). FTSE100 food ingredients business. Implementation of Business Transformation Programme – Global Shared Service (GSS) and global instance of SAP • • • • • • • • GSS Lead – Processes and Technology, reporting to Global SSC Programme Manager Established green-field Global Shared Service based in Lodz, Poland. Technology fit-out of 160 seat facility for Record to Report, Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Payroll & IT Service Desk. Design to go-live in ten months Managed technology stablisation in GSS. Optimised user experience and ensured rollout aligned with activity transfer from local businesses to GSS. Technology included barcode software, digital signage, SAP security; network optimisation and establishment of thin client infrastructure Collaboration with SAP programme to design processes to be used by GSS as part of a global SAP rollout covering finance, procurement; sales and manufacturing. Planned for release in 26 countries Recruitment of a number of roles in GSS including specific task-based teams for SAP Process design, Master Data, and Training & Testing teams; Leadership of team of nine people to drive integration & user acceptance test (UAT) phases; Management of UAT programme of 25 testers and circa 900 tests for SAP programme. ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  9. 9. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present Barclays plc. – London, UK June 2010 to November 2010 (6 months). FTSE100 Investment and Global Retail Bank. programme to meet new US tax reporting requirements for US persons • • • • Establishment of tax Programme Manager reporting to the Group Finance Programme Director Setting up a group wide compliance programme for US anti-tax evasion legislation (FATCA) across >120 Business Units across Barclays Established stakeholder network from disparate roles and approaches, and developed their working relationships to ensure that the FATCA programme was given a strong footing Succession plan to hand back to the business for implementation phase Lear Automotive – Paris, France April 2010 to June 2010 (2½ months). Automotive seating manufacturer using JIT business model. Feasibility study and design to establish Shared Services for their European billing, leading to site selection and implementation. • • • Role of Project Manager, reporting to Partner of specialist shared services consultancy Delivered Shared Service Operating Model, Location Analysis & Business Case for European Shared Service centre based in Eastern Europe Reduced time to deliver feasibility and design study from 12 weeks to 8 weeks ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  10. 10. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present May Gurney Limited – Norwich, UK June 2008 to December 2009 (18 months). UK based government services organisation creates Shared Service to accommodate long term business growth. • • • • • • Position of Shared Service analyst reporting to Partner of specialist Shared Services consultancy Finalist for the 2010 European Shared Services & Outsourcing Excellence Awards Stage 1 delivery shared service operating model, business case, technology model and plan, forming the basis of implementation Stage 2 implementation of Shared Services to deliver > £3m cost saving benefit at maturity Planning & execution of work transition from local business to Shared Service Worked closely with client to design of processes, organisation, technology and customer Relationship Management framework ready for roll-out ICI UK Limited – Berkshire, UK October 2007 to December 2007 (3 months). SAP Global template design for rollout across ICI. • • • Managed development of detailed Finance process flows – approx. 200 detailed processes FI-CO design of Global Template for SAP ECC 6.0 QA testing for R2R for Global Template ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  11. 11. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present Travelport Inc. – Berkshire, UK; Georgia, USA April 2007 to October 2007 (7 months). Following acquisition of competitor, client seeks a shared service operating model to leverage economies of scale. • • • • • Role of Business Analyst reporting to the Project Manager; Delivered Business Case and Shared Service strategy, following acquisition of competitor Conducted workshops with all parts of Global Finance to understand “as-is” business processes, and to identify areas of improvement Design of “to-be” organization & processes using knowledge of best practice Undertook Activity Based Process Cost and Benchmark study on Global Finance and Procurement organization, comparing Travelport to median and world-class companies BOC Edwards plc – West Sussex, UK March 2006 to September 2006 (7 months). Implemented a series of post go-live mini-projects in SAP • • • • Project Manager reporting to SAP Support Manager Management of SAP MM and SAP Fixed Assets retrofit – Design and configuration of FI/CO components with a technical and functional team of four SWIFT implementation – introduction of new messaging between BOC and Banking Partner VAT/ Intrastat redesign – process/configuration adjustments reduced effort by 70% in two months ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  12. 12. Career Business Transformation Consultant – March 2005 to present CP Ships Limited/ Hapag Lloyd – West Sussex, UK; Tampa, USA September 2005 to March 2005 (6 months). Part of a consulting team which ran a set of post go-live optimisation project as a result of performance issues with SAP. • • • Month end cycle reduction – Project Management and detailed design of new month end process. Achieved reduced month end cycle from 15 days to 5 days within two months Design and implementation of semi-automatic clearing process for inter-company settlement Management of system cleanup of Balance Sheet and Sub ledgers using external simulation of P&L effects for low risk. Achieved improved system performance via controlled clearing of six million line items Computer Associates – London, UK; New York, USA March 2005 to September 2006 (6 months). Joined during SSC design phase until project cancelled. • • • • • Completed globalisation study to incorporate local statutory requirements into global SAP Creation of Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) documentation for Statutory & Financial Reporting SSC design including organization roles, segregation of duties, and transition plan Liaison point between U.S core implementation team and rest of world business units Process owner for Record to Report for global rollout of a Shared Service Centre ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  13. 13. Career Diageo/Accenture – March 2002 to February 2005 Locations: London, UK; Budapest, Hungary Diageo is the worlds largest premium drinks company, with brands including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Guinness. Diageo embarked on a global SAP upgrade, combined with consolidating multiple accounting centres into a European Shared Service Centre. Business Process Manager – R2R • • • • • • • • • Member of Design Authority, which governed the global SAP design and ensured SAP releases were in line with key design decisions Collaborated with Diageo’s businesses to optimise their Finance and commercial functions Involvement in design and rollout of European SSC in Budapest, Hungary Managed Engagement & Impact Analysis phase for three rollouts of global SAP platform Design and management implementing business initiatives based on using SAP Global Processes design and ownership of R2R processes such as FI Master Data & General Ledger Work with Lobbying commercial sector to pursue continuous improvement initiatives Advised on design of Technical accounting for automatic integration of SAP SD, PP & MM Global Chart of Accounts, and FI/CO Master Data design ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  14. 14. Career Coty BV – April 1999 to January 2002 Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain Parfumier, famous for their beauty products (Calvin Klein, Davidoff, Adidas, Rimmel & Jil Sander) Senior Financial Controller – Benelux (April 2001 to January 2002) • • • • • Business Support for General Manager & CFO Benelux Completion of Plan, Forecast, and Long Term Strategic Plans Identifying and Managing business risk within the commercial business Business Process Design – Month end cycles, Management Reporting Management of two Business Controllers Senior Financial Analyst – Coty International BV (April 1999 to April 2001) • • • • • • • Financial Analysis & Support for CIO & Corporate Operations Creation of budgets, forecasts and strategic plans for Corporate IT & Operations SAP Spain Implementation Team Leader (Finance/Controlling) Project Financial Controller, Activity Based; Reporting; Project Financing Design and Testing of Hyperion interface and Finance Data Migration Hyperion Power User responsible for the Support and Skills Training for Monaco and Paris subsidiaries Design and rollout of Hyperion upload and consolidation process for Western Europe countries ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  15. 15. Career Contract Accountant – April 1998 to April 1999 Reuters plc – London, England • • Group Reporting Analyst reporting to Group Reporting Manager Development of self-serve drill down reporting system using TM/1 platform, to improve quality and accessibility of reporting in Corporate Finance function Inchcape plc – Dubai, UAE • • • Financial Analyst reporting to Finance Director – Middle East Managed a team of four analysts involved in Company de-merger of Middle East Implementation of UK GAAP standards for Joint Venture and Subsidiary accounting Carlton Screen Advertising Limited – London, England • • • • • • • Financial Analyst reporting to Management Accountant Introduction of integrated Budget Planning process Creation of process methodology and Business model Facilitating business review meetings Consolidation and submission of FY99 Plan and Analysis Rollout of Business Modelling tool and training of users Business Modeling for Tender for advertising rights with major cinema chain ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  16. 16. Career Pepsi Cola Bottlers Australia – March 1996 to April 1998 Sydney, Australia Pepsi Cola Bottlers manufacture and sell Pepsi, 7Up, and Gatorade to the Australian market – one of the largest per capita soft drink markets in the world. Fully owned subsidiary of Lion Nathan Ltd Financial Analyst • • • • Profitability assessment of Project, Capital and Product proposals Ongoing Contribution analysis of Brands and Customers using TM/1 Preparation of forecasts and budgets Ownership and design of Pricing Structure ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae
  17. 17. Career TRW Carr – April 1993 to March 1996 Adelaide, Australia TRW Carr was a supplier of components and fasteners to the Australian automotive industry. Accountant (April 1995 to March 1996) • • Preparation of Trial Balance and monthly Reports Management of three accounting staff Accounting Officer (April 1993 to February 1995) • • • Accounts Payable entry of c2,000 per month for 250 suppliers Cash Application entry and chasing of overdue receivables Journals Entry, Sub-Ledger and bank reconciliations ANTHONY SCARFO Curriculum Vitae